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Old 08-11-2005, 12:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My dad's work uses thinkpads, and I hate his thinkpad.

Thinkpad's also had cooling problems up here as well.
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I will be using it for gaming and school **** (goin college). Anybody else think it will have a short battery life? How long? Thanks again
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Most batteries last 2 hours or so, unless otherwise noted. If you get an extended battery, you will get 4 or 6 or more hours, depending. But for the most part, the average laptop battery will last you about 2 hours.
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Old 08-11-2005, 10:06 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i had CRAP luck with my thinkpad, i was mad cuz there was no windows key but o well, then my hard drive died(theres where ur reliability problems come in) and it didnt perform the greatest.
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Old 08-11-2005, 10:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I've heard good and bad about IBM and Toshiba. My dad's IBM from work started smoking one night, and never worked right again. But my buddy's 10-year-old IBM laptop works just as well as the day he bought it.

And Toshiba: I used to know of a company that had 10 defective Toshiba laptops, that had serious cooling problems. But most people I know have had no problems with them.

It's just about how the cookie crumbles, really.
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Old 08-11-2005, 10:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I Have had good luck personally with both Toshiba and Dell. One DOA hard drive, but that happens all the time anyway. It was replaced in jig time. Go with a mobile CPU if your going for battery life. Stick with the P4 for preformance. You'll just need to reley on your charger more.
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