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Wondering about IBM

by clementia / January 19, 2006 2:07 PM PST

I do not have many friends who uses IBM laptops but I am interested in the T42 performance series as my choice in the future. Most likely I will be traveling around, get some work done, and occasionally be playing video games.
Just wondering on other's experiences with this laptop beforehand.

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IBM is darn good
by Willy / January 20, 2006 2:09 AM PST
In reply to: Wondering about IBM

If you didn't notice, you'll find hardly hear a peep on IBM laptop problems. They do have problems but apparently not as much as others. Plus, thier service is "TOPS, no.1". If i could afford one, I would get new IBM all the time as it is, I use a much older IBM model for simple tasks. However, don't be dismayed if whatever you get doesn't play games very well, most laptops don't especially hi-end games though they should work under less demanding game output. Whatever IBM model you pick, get the one that suits all your needs, don't be stuck by price alone, as in laptops you want to be happy as you're stuck with less options in any upgrade path if available.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Three thumbs up!
by winner2000 / January 20, 2006 4:43 AM PST
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I own the T42 as well. A little expensive, yes. But worth every darn penny. The machine is ROCK solid, VERY reliable, super-fast (Centrino 1.6, 512MB Ram, 40 Gig - more than enough for my needs anyways). And the customer is just outstanding. I honestly, in my wildest dreams, wouldn't expect a company to have such amazing customer service these days but IBM/Lenovo delivers. I've had one small problem with my machine and they sent a technician over to my house the SAME DAY...he fixed the machine on the spot within 2 hours (he was really nice too btw) and away I went. I had to hold a total of 20 seconds to talk to an ENGLISH speaking technician who was very friendly. Dell, another laptop company I've dealt with, was a massive headache. I purchased 2 laptops from them (one in '00, one in '04) and they were nothing but headaches (company support was AWFUL, machines were clunky at best...but you get what you pay for I guess).

That being said, the machine isn't really equipped to play intense PC games (since the graphics card is not the best --- unless you upgrade). But for everything else, the machine is superb. Will NEVER go to Dell again (2 bad experiences with that company was enough!).

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