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Thinkpad vs. IdeaPad - what is the difference?

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by kethnaab, May 28, 2011.

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  1. kethnaab

    kethnaab Notebook Enthusiast

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    never used one. I know the Thinkpad is substantially more expensive. Why are the Thinkpads so much more expensive than everything else?
     
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    edit1754 Notebook Prophet

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    Which particular models are you looking at?

    For example the Thinkpad T and W series are much more durable than the IdeaPads, which are basic consumer laptops that have somehow managed to steal their big brothers' reputation :D

    The T, W, and X-Series laptops offer much better display options too.

    IdeaPads often offer better GPUs for gaming purposes, but if you're a gamer then there are better options than IdeaPads.
     
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    kethnaab Notebook Enthusiast

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    so if I understand things

    1) Thinkpads are the "legendary" Lenovo/IBM high quality build models, whereas Ideapads are more consumer-oriented (i.e. "cheaper"), build-wise

    2) Thinkpads usually are more business-oriented, with the T/W/X having very high quality screens

    3) Ideapads are consumer laptops of questionable quality that generally aren't worth the price

    Do I follow?
     
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    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    some minor fixes
     
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    edit1754 Notebook Prophet

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    The T520 and W520 have exactly the same screens. The T420 is a bit lacking in display quality, but the T520 is not.
     
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    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    hummm didnt know that, if that is so, it makes one of the few non workstation line to have good displays
     
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