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Thinkpad vs Thinkpad Edge vs Ideapad ?

Discussion in 'ThinkPad Edge, X1, X100e/X120e, & SL/L' started by iBoy, Aug 3, 2010.

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  1. iBoy

    iBoy Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi,

    i am a .Net programmer and i'm going to buy a notebook as my old laptop (HP Dv2000) is not working anymore.

    first of all i know that THINKPAD IS THE BEST.
    what i am asking is if someone can explains the pros and cons of Thinkpad, Thinkpad edge and Ideapad so i can choose better with lower price.

    what is really important for me is long life (over 4years) with work everyday (15-20 hours).

    new Thinkpad edges is very interesting and a bit lower price than Thinkpad T-Series, so i'm wondering if Thinkpad edge is better than ideapad, i go for thinkpad edge?

    and ideapad have better cpu with lower price than thinkpad, so is it worth paying more for thinkpad and get lower cpu ? ( i do not plan to drop anything on my laptop or throw it away )

    i am really confused these days about buying notebook
    Thanks in advance,
     
  2. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    If you're working 15-20 hours a day, a ThinkPad will probably make it four years, but you may not.

    If you really want a solid, well built notebook with good support, I'd suggest sticking with the standard ThinkPads meaning the X, T, W and R series while it lasts in the outlet.

    The IdeadPads are fine for what they are, but they're a consumer based notebook, which will not offer the same levels quality as a ThinkPad.

    The Edge aren't much better from what I've seen, but experience with them is somewhat limited.

    Good luck and welcome to NBR. Feel free to hang out and contribute where you can.
     
  3. warakawa

    warakawa Notebook Evangelist

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    In Australia, lenovo do not sell the R series, we have the L and SL instead. Are they meant to be a replace the R series?
     
  4. lead_org

    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    L series have replaced both SL and R series.

    To the OP, i think you should consider the regular Thinkpads classic as Zaz have pointed out.
     
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    Get the T series.

    And, for what it's worth, no one plans to drop anything on their notebook, but it still happens!
     
  6. iBoy

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    thank u all,

    what if i can not afford Thinkpad T Series, which one is the next choice ?
     
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    The R series.
     
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    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    if you are in USA, then head to outlet.lenovo.com
     
  9. lineS of flight

    lineS of flight Notebook Virtuoso

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    So, does this mean that the L Series is considered to be a "real"/ "regular" ThinkPad given that at least the R Series was/ is considered to be a "real"/ "regular" ThinkPad?
     
  10. lead_org

    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    L series is pretty much same as the SL series, other than the software aspect. So unless you consider the SL series is a real Thinkpad, then the answer to your question is no.
     
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    lineS of flight Notebook Virtuoso

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    @lead_org...so that means that the regular/ real ThinkPads - given that the R Series no longer is being made/ release in the market - now begin with the T Series (obviously the X Series too) in the 14" category?
     
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    Yes. T410i is considered by many as a R400 replacement.
     
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    lineS of flight Notebook Virtuoso

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    OK. Thanks. Good to know what my next upgrade will be...something in the T Series (whatever is available at the time of my upgrade). Well, not upgrade...maybe my own refresh path!
     
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    thanks, but i want second choice between thinkpad edge and ideapad ?
     
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    @iBoy...that would probably be the T Series or the R series if you can find one (probably at some Lenovo Outlet)...unless of course you are saying that what you are actually looking for is a more consumer-oriented machine, which may be difficult to identify within the ThinkPad stable. You could always look at the X301...though that may not serve your requirements (expensive!).

    Or, why not a X200 (seconds/ refurb)?
     
  16. JaneL

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    OK, then, if you insist, get the Edge because, while it is not a real TP, it should have real TP support.
     
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    I don't understand why the edge doesn't get any love on this site....
     
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    Because Edge doesn't have a rollcage and proper keyboard...
     
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    Because the Edge is not a ThinkPad in the traditional sense. Slapping the ThinkPad logo on a consumer notebook does not make a ThinkPad. It's sort of like Cadillac slapping their badge on a Cobalt. That's not what people expect when they get a Cadillac. Cadillac did do it. It was called the Cimarron and it was a horrible failure. I think the Edge is fine for what they are, but don't call it a ThinkPad, cause it ain't.
     
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    do not buy and support the Edge, I don't want lenovo to dilute the thinkpad brand name with consumer grade laptops.
     
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