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    Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Ahmed on Tue May 10, 2011 5:45 pm

    St. John's gives all its students laptops.

    I will have a choice between a Lenovo ThinkPad T410, a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge or an Apple MacBook. I would have to pay a $400 fee if I want the MacBook. The fee is required to cover the higher cost of the Apple MacBook and additional software. The other two laptops are for free.

    Which one should I choose and why?

    Here is specific info:

    LENOVO THINKPAD EDGE


    Intel SU7300 Core 2
    4GB memory
    320GB 7200 RPM
    Built-in web cam
    8 hour battery
    3.8 pounds
    13.3 Screen
    No Optical Drive
    Accidental Damage Protection

    MACBOOK

    2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB DDR3 memory
    250GB 5400 RPM
    Built-in web cam
    7 hour battery
    4.7 pounds
    13 Screen
    Integrated Optical Drive
    Applecare Protection

    LENOVO THINKPAD T410

    Intel Core i3-330M
    4 GB memory
    320GB 7200 RPM
    Built-in web cam
    8.3 hour battery
    5.3 pounds
    14.1 Screen
    Integrated Optical Drive
    Accidental Damage Protection


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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Doc on Tue May 10, 2011 5:47 pm

    last 1, nigga
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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Craig on Tue May 10, 2011 5:48 pm

    Yeah, the last one is what I would've said too.
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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Ahmed on Tue May 10, 2011 5:49 pm

    Could you tell me WHY? I was planning to get the MacBook. $400 for a Mac seems worth it.


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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Craig on Tue May 10, 2011 5:50 pm

    It just seems better all around, and Windows can do Mac software easier than Mac can do Windows software.
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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Ace on Tue May 10, 2011 5:53 pm

    The first one sounds better. The T410 is a little bit bulky...and Apple sucks IMO. The Edge also has a better core processor.


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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Ahmed on Tue May 10, 2011 5:55 pm

    OK EVEN MORE SPECIFIC DETAILS FOR EACH:

    Lenovo ThinkPad Edge


    Sleek modern ultra-portable design, lightweight, excellent battery life

    Intel SU7300
    4GB memory
    320GB 7200 RPM
    Built-in web cam
    8 hour battery
    3.8 pounds
    Progressive design with smooth lines and black finish
    13.3 Screen
    No Optical Drive

    Detailed Specifications
    Screen 13.3" HD (1366x768) color, VibrantView (glossy), LED backlight
    Processor Intel Core 2 Duo processor SU7300 with ultra low voltage, dual-core
    Camera on top of screen, 0.3-megapixel, low light sensitive
    Memory 4GB (2 x 2GB) / 4GB max / PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3
    Wireless Intel 1000 11b/g/n
    UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad)
    Graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD (GMA 4500MHD)
    8 hour 6-cell battery
    Card Reader 5 in 1

    Accidental Damage Protection
    The OPTIONAL Accidental Damage Protection program provides three years of low-cost protection against accidental damage which may occur during usage. Protection does not cover damage incurred as a result of negligence or inappropriate usage. The cost for this program is a one-time $49.00 fee that will automatically appear on your bill. Repair or replacement of your laptop can be arranged through the conveniently located on-site Laptop Shops.



    MACBOOK


    Elegant rounded corner, white glossy design, user friendly software,
    nearly virus resistant


    2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    2GB DDR3 memory
    250GB hard drive
    Built-in web cam
    7 hour battery
    4.7 pounds
    13 Screen
    Integrated Optical Drive
    * Additional $400 NON-Refundable Mac Program Fee applies
    to MacBook only.

    Detailed Specifications
    13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display
    Glass Multi-Touch Trackpad
    1.08 inches thin and 4.7 pounds
    Brilliant LED Backlit Display
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor
    MagSafe Power Adapter has a magnetic connection
    AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi
    SuperDrive Optical DVDRW
    iSight Camera Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet

    AppleCare Protection
    Provides three years of comprehensive warranty support coverage provided both on-site at St. Johns as well as through any Apple Retailer or Apple authorized Repair center. AppleCare DOES NOT provide coverage against accidental damage.



    Lenovo ThinkPad T410


    Powerful workhorse with emphasis on performance over style, durable industrial design with extended battery life

    Intel Core i3-330M
    4 GB memory
    320GB 7200 RPM
    Built-in web cam
    8.3 hour battery
    5.3 pounds
    14.1 Screen
    Integrated Optical Drive

    Detailed Specifications
    Screen 14.1" WXGA (1280x800) color, anti-glare, LED backlight
    Processor Intel Core i3-330M Processor (2.13GHz, 3MB L3, 1066MHz FSB)
    Camera on top of screen, 2.0-megapixel, fixed Focus
    Memory 4GB (2 x 2GB) / 8GB max / PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3
    Optical DVDRW
    Wireless ThinkPad b/g/n
    Gigabit Ethernet
    UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad)
    Graphics NVIDIA Quadro NVS3100M, PCI Express x16, 256MB memory
    8.3 hour 6-cell battery
    Card Reader 5 in 1

    Accidental Damage Protection
    The OPTIONAL Accidental Damage Protection program provides three years of low-cost protection against accidental damage which may occur during usage. Protection does not cover damage incurred as a result of negligence or inappropriate usage. The cost for this program is a one-time $49.00 fee that will automatically appear on your bill. Repair or replacement of your laptop can be arranged through the conveniently located on-site Laptop Shops.



    PLEASE HELP ME CHOOSE AND TELL ME WHY BECAUSE ONCE I CHOOSE I WON'T BE ABLE TO CHANGE MY DECISION!


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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Ace on Tue May 10, 2011 6:01 pm

    Well the T410 has a memory of 8 gigs while the Edge has a max of 4 gigs...but do you really even need 3 gigs...?

    The T410 has better graphics than the Edge... but that's not necessary.

    The Edge is easier to use and has better wireless capabilities.

    The Edge is smaller and easier to carry...

    While the Mac looks better and is the thinnest, but Apple gets extremely annoying when it comes to warranty. The Mac also has a much smaller memory unit. But it comes with Wi-Fi.

    Hard to choose...but I'd go with the T410.


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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Ahmed on Tue May 10, 2011 6:03 pm

    Well the T410 has a memory of 8 gigs...

    Wait, where did it say that? I'm reading 4GB.

    Also don't all laptops have wifi?


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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Ace on Tue May 10, 2011 6:06 pm

    They all have Wi-Fi capability...but with the Mac, it's ensured.

    Memory 4GB (2 x 2GB) / 8GB max /

    Unless I understood it wrong...


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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Craig on Tue May 10, 2011 6:07 pm

    2 2GB's of memory Ace
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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Ahmed on Tue May 10, 2011 6:08 pm

    Oh! That means if I add memory right? Alright. So that's one vote for the T410.

    @Carig: but they wrote "8GB max"...that means you could install more memory.

    BTW obviously the Windows is Windows 7.


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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Craig on Tue May 10, 2011 6:15 pm

    You could downgrade to Vista or XP anytime you want though.
    You'd also be able to upgrade to 8, yes that's true.
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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Ahmed on Tue May 10, 2011 6:18 pm

    I know lol. I like Windows 7. Anyways, so could you tell me why you choose the T410 Craig?


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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Craig on Tue May 10, 2011 6:36 pm

    It's better than my laptop, and my laptop has aroudn the same specs as the first one.
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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Ahmed on Tue May 10, 2011 6:38 pm

    So why is it better than the Mac? (Yes, I know that your family hates Apple).

    BTW notice that the first doesn't have a disk drive...so no CDs...


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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Craig on Tue May 10, 2011 6:43 pm

    Oh, I didn't realize that. So then the first is totally out of the equation.
    Idk, a Windows computer could get MACOS installed, but Macbooks can't get Windows installed.
    (Looking at specs as soon as I post this.)
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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Ahmed on Tue May 10, 2011 6:45 pm

    What is MACOS?


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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Craig on Tue May 10, 2011 6:48 pm

    Excuse me, MAC-OS.
    I'm not that well at hardware, and I know what I know about software.
    To tell you the truth, I would get the Lenovo ThinkPad T410.
    It seems better to me, and that's that, but get it with the 'Damage Protection' Plan.
    It seems to be able to do more than the Macbook.
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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Ahmed on Tue May 10, 2011 6:51 pm

    Alright Carig. That's two votes for the T410.

    But what do they mean by "emphasis on performance over style"?

    Also you could install Mac OS on a windows hardware?


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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Craig on Tue May 10, 2011 6:54 pm

    Yes, you should be able to.
    It shouldn't be as simple as Linux, but you're able to.
    & if not there are programs that don't take much space that run Mac (only) programs.
    & That term means that just because it looks pretty or is popular doesn't mean you should get it, get what you think you'd work best with, and that would work best with you.
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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Coolmeia on Tue May 10, 2011 6:55 pm

    get the one with the most memory so you have a bunch of room for my little pony stuff and envy stuff and a bunch of anime :3


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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Dark Flame99966 on Tue May 10, 2011 6:56 pm

    The Edge also has a better core processor.
    ...Mellow
    No. Just no. Intel i3 is much better than what the Edge has.


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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Ahmed on Tue May 10, 2011 6:57 pm

    So what's your opinion flame?


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    Re: Which Laptop should I choose?

    Post by Ahmed on Tue May 10, 2011 9:18 pm

    I got 2 opinions. Come on guys. Share your opinions. Don't be selfish.

    Just tell me which is the best one, and why?


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