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Old 08-30-2011, 04:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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well I have been looking the past few days and I can get the X220 with the I7 and all the features for $980.
Do yall think it is worth the money?
I really need this computer to last. That is why I don't want to buy something that is cheap and that I will have to replace in 2 years.
If that is for the i7 and Premium display absolutely. The build quality on the x220 is simply superb and if you want a laptop that will last you would be hard pressed to find a better one. Plus since it is a business class system it's very easy to work on in the event you do need to upgrade or replace something.

As you can see I am a bit of fan of these laptops.
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I never owned a Lenovo, but I know their business class notebooks are of the highest. Several of my friends used them. Nothing but praise.
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I posted earlier that I am studying Computer Engineering. I read one review that Lenovo's have issues compiling.
Do you know if this is true?
I plan on loading Ubuntu on it with in days of getting.
Do you know if there are any issues there either?
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IIRC, my friend went into engineering, and had no problem with his.
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I posted earlier that I am studying Computer Engineering. I read one review that Lenovo's have issues compiling.
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What issues and with what language? In short I very much doubt it; more likely this is someone without much experience who can't see what they've got wrong in their program

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Do you know if there are any issues there either?
Possible but unlikely, you can test with a liveCD before you do a proper install if you aren't sure.
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Well guys, I appreciate the help and advice. I am going to talk it over with my dad and then make the final decision. I will let yall know tomorrow. Thanks again!
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Is that your final answer? Glad we could help, bro!
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nope, but I have always found it wise to consult my father.
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Be sure to pick the Intel wifi card since you plan on running ubuntu as they tend to have the best linux drivers.

Also I am a Computer science major and I have had no issues whatsoever using my x220 for software development.
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