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Also Thinkpad general /Tpg/

I was looking at the t420's on amazon which are pretty decently priced but as I understand it the t420's also came with core i7's and that sounds really appealing to me.
Examples of what I've been looking at: http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Thinkpad-Laptop-2-5GHZ-Windows/dp/B00MWZDL98/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1416182860&sr=1-1&keywords=t420&pebp=1416193660683

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T420-4180-WND-14-WXGA-2-50GHz-CORE-i5-2520M-4GB-320GB-/251714824564?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item3a9b5f6974

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T420-14-500-GB-Intel-Core-i7-2-8-GHz-8-GB-Notebook-/121487423175?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item1c4936f6c7
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>>45198100
Faggot thinkpad fan-boys.
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>>45198131
>>>/b/
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>>45198131
>mac user detected
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>>45198100
Currently using a T410 with an i5.
I got it for $170
Not disappointed.
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>>45198131
Wow, you sure showed us.
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>>45198140
Coincidentally I (who is op) own an iMac. I got it as a gift for myself. I haven't got a lot of cash right now tho. And I need a laptop because I'm tired of doing everything from my phone. Thinkpads seem to be of quality so I guess that's what I'd like.
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>>45198100
x201 with 120GB SSD and 8GB RAM. To use for coding in the arts domain. 230 britbongs (around 360 dollars, but electronics are more expensive here)
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>>45198273
Is this worth it? is what I meant to ask
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>>45198204
Would I hate myself buying a t420 to use as a laptop going from an iMac? I'm obviously not expecting it to be exactly the same kind performance.
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>tfw literally no T520 sold in my country
Fug
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what do you say about the portable series? and what would you recommend for under 500$?
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bump
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>>45198351
The X220, for sure.

It's the last real Thinkpad of the X series and has a fucklong battery life.
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>>45198518
still good specs? it can run a new linux and render a bit gl (programmer here, haha, who had expected that) without cracking the fuck down?
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>>45198567
It has pretty good specs, yeah.

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:X220

If the HD3000/i7-2640M isn't good enough, you might wanna get a T420 or T540, they have Quadro cards.
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>>45198617
T520*
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>>45198617
T-series do not have Quadro. Only NVS. Which is no better than the integrated Intel graphics. W-series has quadro and is a ton better than the T-series GPU's.
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>>45198663
Yeah, my mistake, sorry.
The NVS are still pretty good at data-crunching, though.
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>>45198663
so, what about the w series? something better than the x220 and under 500$?
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I've found a W510 locally for $300 dollars local currency, approximately USD$239.94.

It sounds too good to be true, and the seller labelled it as new, so either they're too stupid to understand the actual value of the W510 (1.6 GHz i7 processor, 1gb vram GPU) or they're trying to sell a potato.

Nevertheless, I've emailed them and asked them to confirm its availability before I meet up with them to check BIOS and shit.
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>>45198729
The W-series are huge, heavy, have shit battery life and are ridiculously expensive, they're desktop replacements.
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>>45198752
> 1.6GHz
Shit, you mean the i7 720QM
Dayum son.
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>>45198752
what to look for?
i now about the locked BIOS but else i wouldnt know what i should check
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>>45198752
Let's just hope they're fucking retarded, because that's a sweet deal.
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>>45198816
The security chip (Computrace or whatever) might be activated, indicating it's stolen.

Just make sure to test all of the USB ports.

Oh, and check the temps. It might be a baked motherboard they're selling as new. It was pretty common with the T61s with NVIDIA.
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