Pros Weight, Screen, Keyboard, Speed.. everything~!
Cons none, ningun.. nadie!
Summary What on earth was the cnet reviewer thinking???? Giving it a 6.2?? Bizarre if you ask me. Especially when dell e1505's are getting higher ratings which have no where near the build quality or battery life.
Make no mistake. This is an unbelievable laptop. Buy with confidence and fire the person who reviewed this and gave it a 6.2
It is worth spending the extra 200-300 for a thinkpad.
Pros thin screen durable international support
Cons no media card reader
Summary after years of reading reviews here i had to sign up on cnet just to respond to this review.
this is one of the best computers on the market right now. how can you give it a 6.5? the review itself is fair but the number is out of touch.
i just got the 14 inch version of this and having done a great deal of research for months i came to the conclusion that it's worth paying a couple of hundred more to get the quality of ibm. this will be my 3rd laptop in 5 years and i've had nothing but trouble with hp and compaq. given the amount of time spent with this one device compared to all other gadget it makes it a must to have a quality built laptop.
with the discounts on right now it makes it a steal after $480 off.
this review should be revised to at least 8 if not given the top prise.
Pros Build Quality, Great Dock options, thin and light
Cons Could be faster, have more connections, brighter screen
Summary I have been an IBM/Lenovo T series user for the past 12 years or so and while they have progressed they have also stayed the same. The widescreen is a perfect example of that- it is a T series and it always means the same thing:
1> Great build quality- "perfect" keyboard although some of the HP keyboards and Apple Macbook pro are very good now also.
2> The Chinese had the foresight to put a higher res widescreen (WSXGA+) on this model- too many laptops are settling for cheesy WXGA widescreens- simply not enough resolution for business use.
3> The docking options are fantastic- I guess this is why they keep saying it is for "business"- the dock solution is what keeps the Apple MacBook Pro from taking over the laptop market. Business users simply must have a dock.
4> Security and hard drive protection built in
5> Always looks good in black while others try to chase trends
6> It is light for what you get and the battery is really good
7> The prices have come down somewhat from previous years but they are still pricey when tricked out
8> IBM/Lenovo keeps a lot of bloatware out- but they could still do better at that
But the T series always has the same negatives:
1> Screen is good and usable for sure but could be about 20% brighter!
2> Would like at least a firewire port added
3> For the price you pay they could have at least a better vid card with 256 megs of RAM- the X1400 is so 2002- why not a 256 meg X1600 at least. Even business users like to crank up Call of Duty 2 and shoot some Nazis every now and then- hard time doing it on this machine. in the next two years sub $1000 notebooks will have better video than this unit.
4> IBM usually installs their own wiereless app even with the intel wireless option (that I chose) and from time to time it will give you fits trying to connect to a WEP enabled network. Rare but rears its ugly head every now and then.
The perfect laptop has yet to surface but this is as close as it gets. However if one really wants performance and graphics at a price check out the new Asus notebooks (they manufacture for Apple) if they ever learn how to market here they could be a force- but for now- the T series is the only way to go for me and my business- I have bought about 40 of these over the years for my employees.
T series computers tend to be slower than most- don't know why the specs are all the same and this widescreen is no different not a "dog" but my sons Dell with P4M is way faster than this Core 2 Duo machine we both have 5400 RPM hard drives - dont about the cache memory of mine or his tho.
Pros Magnesium lid, excellent keyboard, 3 usb ports, rollcage and active HD protection, Thinkvantage
Cons Still uses VGA ports instead of DVI
Summary Best laptop I have ever owned. Rock solid construction, lots of nice features like active HD protection, roll cage for the HD, and magnesium screen protector. Best keyboard out there. Only thing keeping me from giving this thing a 10 is the lack of a built in DVI port, it still uses VGA. Anytime I buy a PC laptop again, I will always go Lenovo. More expensive sometimes than others, but worth the extra $$.
Also, the styling is plain, not ugly. I previously owned a Dell XPS Gen 2 laptop, with the LEDs and shiny casing. This is the complete opposite. Jet black casing, the only color comes from the Trackpoint and the IBM logo.
No problems with support. I had a problem with my screen, called them up, and was answered in 2 minutes by an AMERICAN, not5 some call center in India. Sent me out a box, and I got my laptop back in the same week.
Pros Widescreen thin and lite excellent built quality long battrey life
Cons No webcam no memory card reader
Summary This is the greatest business wide screen notebook of all time made of concrete!!!
thin and lite long battery life
durable as expected from a Thinkpad and
it has an excellent bright screen
highly recommended product.