**Item: **Lenovo ThinkPad 15.6" Core i5 Laptop
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Previous Similar Sales (May not be exact model)
4/7/2013 - $599.99 - 29 comment(s)
2/26/2013 - $649.99 - 28 comment(s)
12/31/2012 - $699.99 - 37 comment(s)
12/28/2012 - $699.99 (Woot-off) - 29 comment(s)
12/14/2012 - $779.99 - 41 comment(s)
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Per previous post, this has a slightly difference processor than what woot is selling.
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Is it just me, or is this one a better deal. FYI - this was on woot yesterday for $40 less than at this place.
I didn’t even look at the specs of the thing on TigerD. It’s an HP laptop.
The laptop here on Woot is a ThinkPad.
You’re comparing apples & oranges.
ThinkPad : HP laptop
Honda Accord : used, abused, and flooded Yugo.
ha ha ha ha! Good one. Ok, I see what you are saying. I was just temporarily blinded by the faster speed, larget HD, etc. Thanks!
So many choices…
I am typing on one of these as I speak…uh, type, and I love it. No problems whatsoever. I’ve even dropped it from my lap to the floor a time or two (or three) and it’s still in one piece. It’s fast and solid and I’m happy. I’d buy one again.
Honestly, I have no experience with Lenovos other than ThinkPads. I swear by ThinkPads though.
They do cost considerably more than other laptops, but (provided I can afford them) I’ll never go back.
Since the mid-90’s I’ve been working in IT & I have personal experience with Toshibas, Dells, HPs, (and 1 Gateway) that I’ve formed the following opinions - take them with whatever credibility you think they deserve:
HP: by & large a lot of features & specs for low $, but not at all reliable long-term, and the models I used a couple of years ago had awful keyboards, awful touchpads, and awful speakers.
Possible exception - the ‘Elitebooks’ - I used one of these for a presentation a few years ago & my impression was that it was much, much higher quality than the typical $600 HP laptop from Staples. Obviously that was just one single laptop though, & I only used it for 2 hours.
Dell: I was the IT guy for a nothing-but-Dell company from '98 to '09, and must have worked with a couple of hundred Dell laptops during that time. I always thought they were reasonably good, but not great, and in the mid-2000’s they seemed to begin to decline in quality. I haven’t used or worked with a Dell for almost 5 years though, they may have improved or worsened since then.
Toshiba - Toshibas seem pretty good to me - nice balance between price, features, and durability.
Gateway - the one Gateway I know was my father’s. The laptop was lousy, but in fairness my Dad should not be trusted with electronics. Might as well give one to the Incredible Hulk and see how things turn out.
Lenovo ThinkPad - as mentioned above, I don’t know about non-ThinkPad Lenovos. After using a couple of ThinkPads I swear by them. The build quality is good, the manufacturer-installed software is good, minimal crap-ware (in fact I don’t recall any, but there must have been some), and support is better-than-most. Added bonus - Lenovo puts full service manuals online for anyone to download, so if you need to completely disassemble your laptop at some point you’ll know exactly what screws to remove and how to not break things.
Just my opinions.