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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by christianbed, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. christianbed

    christianbed Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Have been using a trusty old Dell Inspiron 1525 for the past 4 years...got me through a phd and into seo...I'm outgrowing it lately and decided to buy something new and a bit more powerful, though I don't need anything massive.

    Anyway, I was reading reviews for the last week or so, trying to make up my mind, and I saw a number of people talking about Lenovo. Long story short, I bought a ThinkPad T530, i7 processor, 8GB memory, 1Tb hard drive, and WINDOWS 7! :)

    Anyway, not going to raise any eyebrows with those stats, but I wondered if anyone here uses Lenovo. What do you think of them? I might've gone with an Apple, but while I love my iPads and iPod Touch, their laptops just seem overpriced and aren't terribly seo software friendly from what I've heard.
     
  2. daonlinegamer

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    Don't go with apple, they are just terrible. Not sure about lenovo, never owned one but good brands for laptops can be ASUS or Samsung. Maybe Alienware, but they're a tad bit overpriced. If you want to customize your own, i recommend going to ibuypower. Just google them.

    Best of luck! :)
     
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  3. christianbed

    christianbed Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks...I looked at alienware, which are also expensive and seem geared toward gamers; perhaps I'm mistaken on that last point. Lenovo seems to have two lines...Ideapad and Thinkpad, with Thinkpad being the higher-range...apparently it is an IBM product. I'm glad to have a decent processor and sufficient memory, but the Windows 7 OS sealed the deal.
     
  4. daonlinegamer

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    well enjoy it! I know what it feels like to update from a bad computer to a better one.
     
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  5. JaxMan

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    I run on a MacBook Pro 17" running VMWare Fusion and Windows 7. I run a bunch of SEO software on it with no problem.
     
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    xxf8xx Supreme Member

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    I have a MacBook Pro too. I run all my IM software on a VPS where they belong :)
     
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  7. Furious George

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    Get a macbook

    :)
     
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    Lenovo, an IBM company, is one of the better consumer laptops on the market today. When you work on them daily you quickly see the difference in quality. Lenovo typically has a metal frame and not just all plastic like most Dells, Acers, HP, and other retail models. Lenovo is a business class laptop made for transporting and while it's not a Panasonic Toughbook it's will take a lot of banging around.

    At our store we still sell IBM T41, T42, T43, T60 and other really old models that are off-lease units. Some of them look like brand new almost; you'll never find a Big Box retail laptop 10 years old that looks like new unless nobody used it. The keys all wear off in a year or two, the cases warp from heat, the jacks are lucky if they still solidly connect to a charger. Just cheap throw-away laptops for the most part.

    You picked a winner IMO.
     
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    I'm using Asus laptop for 2 years now and I'm happy so far.
    Yes Apple are overprice in my opinion.
     
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  10. GoForJacob

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    +1 for the MacBook... or iMac... or Mac Mini. Really, the OS X software is just so much more intuitive (at least for what I do).

    Lenovo makes good computers too. If I were buying a PC, I'd buy Lenovo or Sony.
     
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  11. Qokaine

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    just picked up another macbook air the other day, oh nooooo -- its great :)
     
  12. daonlinegamer

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    Lots of apple fans here. I rather save my money :p
     
  13. drogon

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    Looking to get the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 carbon touch Ultrabook soon.
     
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    You must go with Macbook Pro :) You will love it. As it increases your value among friends too after all it's an Apple Product Dude! :)
     
  15. wahpah22

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    Asus is definitley my favorite. Do you do any gaming?
     
  16. Destined

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    Pics or it didnt happen! :p lol.. but seriously though.. good job!
     
  17. drogon

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    Glad i dont have your kind of friends LOL
     
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  18. bigmoneymaker

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    I got a used i5 macbook air and installed windows bootcamp on there and couldn't be happier. I can boot into windows 7 or OS X. The i5 has been plenty fast for me. Never thought my favorite windows machine would be a mac!
     
  19. SmartWriters

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    I have the new macbook air, and it's pretty affordable.
    Long battery life (12hours) and to recharge it only takes less than 2 hours.
    It's fast too though I'd have to check how powerful it is (haven't downloaded programs yet!)
     
  20. Numbuh362

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    You made a good choice, with lenovo you're paying for the parts. With apple and alienware you're paying for the name.