Pros I have had an R50 for about 6 months now; it’s basically the cheaper version of the T41 desktop replacement, or so I’ve been told. Battery life seems to have declined on me a bit, which i'm in the middle of sorting out, but you can generally get 2.5-3 hrs
Cons A few concerns aside from battery life (which may just be a fluke with my battery, given the generally positive reviews it’s gotten here on CNET): the plastic is quite squeaky both along the right edge (over the CD-ROM) and under the keyboard (where your
Pros Awsome design, durability, and performance
Cons High Cost $2000 +
Summary Served me well for three years, survived many incidents I know for a fact other manufactures would have marked their end. It may be expensive to buy a ibm/lenovo thinkpad but trough my experiences in the past I'll never do otherwise.
Pros This is my second Thinkpad, the first one being a five-year old 600E. The quality construction of this R50 is just amazing; no other manufacturers can come close. The keyboard is second to none, although the 600E and older generation Thinkpads had better
Cons The wireless is overly complicated to use and it requires you to restart the computer if you want to turn on/off the wireless to work. Also, Windows XP is preloaded without any CDs provided.
Pros Nice screen, many features, easy to use, portable, wi Fi exclent, nice design, Exclent battery life
Cons Needs another USB drive
Pros R50 has minimum standard feature for good noteook for college student and businessman in terms of keyboard, memory size, and other accessories. You'll understand the pros better when you do your own notebook comparative study (homework before purchasing)
Cons RAM only 256