Laptop Advice Needed

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by jime1, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    Hey there :) ,
    Currently I have a T410 Thinkpad (1st Gen i5 M560 @ 2.67GHz ,4GB RAM, Sam 750 Evo 120 GB SSD @240MBPS :( , 1440x900 Reso)( Refurbished :p )
    But its So darn heavy :( ! It has that extra big battery butt too, makes it even more heavier..

    So guys, please help me pick a comparatively new and light laptop model. Hopefully a Thinkpad.
    Thanks a lot!!
     
  2. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Addicted

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    Hello @ jime1 - If you want a lighter version of the Thinkpad that still uses a 14 inch screen, have a look at the Thinkpad X1 Carbon series. I believe that these machines weigh in at 3 lbs. or so. Be aware that the first generation was released in 2012, and the latest is a 5th generation machine (2017) using the 7th generation Intel i7 processor.

    A good alternative, if you're willing to accept using a 12.5 inch screen, would be the Thinkpad X220/X230/X240/X250/X260/X270 series. The X220 was originally released in 2011 and has been succeeded by a newer model nearly every year since then. The X270 is the latest version (2017) and uses the 7th generation Intel Core i5 processor.
     
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  3. bludgard

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    Carbons have big issues. If you can deal with it get a X230 Thinkpad. Smaller but can have a battery that will last 10 + hours of use. It's my go-to and I have i7 TP and ASUS laptops for gaming. Have to go with an older model, IMO. At least one has access to the BIOS and can figure at will. One
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  4. WindowsGeek

    WindowsGeek MDL Senior Member

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    Lenovo thinkpad are not the best design for small thin and light, i would look into ASUS,HP,DELL and SONY in my opinion.
     
  5. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    Somehow, I have not been fortunate with Thinkpad line of Lenovo laptops that very much. Either it is a touchpad freezing or simply finding it difficult to get the latest drivers.
     
  6. bludgard

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    True... they are "funny". But once under control it's outta sight, man. I would go with an i7 T430s with dedicated graphics. Gotta keep it cool, though: If one prefers the brand. I got one or two of 'em laying around (600GB SSDs). Keepers.
    I willl never update to the latest BIOS drivers designed for windows 10. Fu*** everything up. I stay with older BIOSes and do not f*** with anything unless there becomes an issue.
    Just sayin'... people think updating BIOS is first off. Forget about a device that never really "stuts-down". And F windows 10 forever... LOL
    Disclaimer: All of the above is the opinions of a madman on the fine line.... Glad I have balance. :)
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  8. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    #9 jime1, Apr 24, 2017
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    Dell is the majority choice I suppose....
    I'll now look into Dell refurbs ultra-books.
    Just tell me how many Intel Generations should I go back ?
    And will the AMD variants be good ?
     
  9. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    I am no an avid follower of Dell. Despite saying that, in Windows 10 Dell is actually up there with its XPS 13 infinity edge varieties. In fact, I am an admirer of the 2016 version.
     
  10. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    u r not an avid follower of Dell u say??
     
  11. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Opinions are like bung holes, everybody has one. Check out the specs of what your looking for in a laptop, read reviews from web sites that do not sell (un-biased) and make your decision
     
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  12. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    As in following news and reviews about Dell computers with keen interest. I came to love the 2016 Dell XPS 13 infinity edge when I was looking for information on best Windows 10 laptops. If not I don't search the term Dell computers on Google or Bing.
     
  13. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    Alright Guys, I'll Do it Myself. Thanks for all your Advice :)
     
  14. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    Which product are you going to buy and what configuration?
     
  15. jime1

    jime1 MDL Senior Member

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    I dunno mate.. I'll just buy anything I would love to be with :)
     
  16. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    I don't know what your budget really is but there are bids on eBay which are quite good for Dell XPS 13.3 i5 5th generation with 8GB Random Access Memory.

    I would have liked you to check with eBay to see what is available for good performing Windows 10 systems. I must say it again Dell XPS 13.3 2016 version is very good to go with.