best notebook for battery life/portability

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  1. cim93720

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    Hi, bought a centrino Dell 600m on recomendation but am unhappy with battery life (1.5 hrs-2hrs) Need portability, not to replace desktop but for presentations (attached to projector, usually plugged in, but spend a couple hours in airports consistently, etc) and want portability, (no need for larlger screen 14"15" max) so wanted to know if any one has experience with best laptop under 2k. Liked Dell in past based on 3 yr extended 24 hr tech support and not having to wait in lines at stores such as Bestbuy or Compusa. ....thinking of IBM T40 but unsure about support. Suggestions?
     
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    The IBM T40 is a fantastic machine, the support you get will be as good as Dells also. The T40 basically has received rave reviews from every publication (web or magazine) out there (reviews below):







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    8/18/2003 IBM ThinkPad T40 Notebook Review CNet.com
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    9/1/2003 IBM Thinkpad T40 Review NotebookReview.com
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    9/30/2003 IBM ThinkPad T40 Review PCMag.com
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    8/20/2003 IBM ThinkPad T40 Review PCWorld
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    10/1/2003 IBM Thinkpad T40 Review www.whiningdog.net


    If you want great portability along with great battery life, maybe you should peak at the Thinkpad X31 as well, here's a review for it:

    http://reviews.cnet.com/4505-3121_7-30590589.html?tag=search

    it has superb battery life (4 - 5 hours on just the normal battery)
     
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    thanks, what do you suggest for support? they have 3 year warranties, but see that 3 yr onsite is 499!~ (much higher than Dells) Is the regular three year okay? Do you take it to an authorized service center or what?
     
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    Voldenuit Notebook Consultant

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    <blockquote id='quote'>quote:<hr height='1' noshade id='quote'>Originally posted by cim93720

     
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