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Lenovo/Ibm Makes most durable laptops

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by nick9645, Jul 11, 2010.

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  1. crazycanuk

    crazycanuk Notebook Virtuoso

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    Hey outside of the fully rugged toughbooks ( some of the business class rugged toughbooks suck ) I AGREE with the thinkpads being most durable, as for crapbook pros ..... well their fashion accessories more than a hard working machine
     
  2. MikesDell

    MikesDell Notebook Evangelist

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    I also agree that (next to Toughbooks) the Thinkpad is one of the most durable laptops out there.
    I've owned MANY laptops, and NOTHING comes close to the build quality of the Thinkpads (especially the T and X series).
     
  3. LegendaryKA8

    LegendaryKA8 Nutty ThinkPad Guy

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    I completely agree.. ThinkPads are the most durable notebooks outside of fully sealed construction/military use notebooks I've ever seen.

    Maybe the usage patterns vary, but my ex's two year old HP DV9000 was pretty much on its last legs and looked like it had been through a meat grinder. Hardware issues abound, the fan was completely inaccessible to clean out(I ended up having to take the entire system apart to blow it out), and the palmrest was so flimsy that a large chunk had broken off, exposing the motherboard. In comparison, my nearly decade old T21(even before the rollcage days) had survived far worse and as quite well intact. I even used it for a spell last week while my other rigs were out on warranty service.

    I'm pretty much convinced that consumer rigs are meant to only last a couple of years, tops... HP, Dell, and the like want their consumers to come back time and time again, and the care put in their designs reflect that. ThinkPads are in an entirely different place as far as that goes... you buy a new ThinkPad in order to upgrade to newer hardware, not because your old machine is falling apart.
     
  4. nick9645

    nick9645 Newbie

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    I also thought that was interesting, it's a natural to turn the laptop over to get the water out.
     
  5. JaneL

    JaneL Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    warakawa Notebook Evangelist

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    I just broke off the piece of plastic above the usb port with my usb modem. That did not happen with my previous hp laptop... Maybe it is because I was using it in tablet mode thus increases the chance of the modem damaging my laptop. Urrr.... feel so bad inside.
     
  7. WalkerTalker

    WalkerTalker Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm confused/surprised. Do all modern Thinkpads have spill-resistant keyboards? Does the W510?
     
  8. lead_org

    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    Lenovo Thinkpads all had the spill resistant keyboard (not sure whether SL and L series had them).

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    @Warakawa, this accident was bound to happen with the usb 3.5G modem. Luckily, for me it were the usb modem that broke rather than the usb port on the thinkpads.

    After the accident i only use E71 as a wireless hotspot, when i need the 3.5G internet.
     
  9. warakawa

    warakawa Notebook Evangelist

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    sorry for going off topic, how is the speed compared to usb modem (assuming you were using huawei's)
     
  10. lead_org

    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    I am on three, the speed is about the same as a E169G. Three network in Melbourne is the limit not the modem. Maximum download speed i can achieve is around 220 kb/s at around 1 am.
     

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