Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop

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To: Jeremy Jongepier <jeremy@...>
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Date: Monday, September 5, 2011 - 9:28 pm

On 2 September 2011 13:23, Jeremy Jongepier wrote:

I have a D420 and, while it's an excellent machine with satisfying
ergonomics and is very well built, it also has an appallingly slow
hard drive (a 1.8" model similar to that in an iPod classic).

I also have a 1400x1050 Thinkpad T60 (mentioned elsewhere here). It
lacks Firewire but is otherwise the apotheosis of the real-work-first
laptop -- excellent 4:3 screen, dual core and quick enough to feel
like a contemporary machine, good keyboard etc.

I dislike the trackpoint, but I just pull it off -- the T6x and T4x
have excellent touchpads. Configuring the X server to treat Caps Lock
as an extra Ctrl key mitigates my other big complaint about the
keyboard (the useless Fn key occupying the bottom-left spot).

I actually slightly prefer the ergonomics of the T4x series, but the
T60 is substantially faster and has a brighter screen and is almost as
cheap nowadays.

The Thinkpad X-series are also very fine machines, but you do have
more to think about with trackpoints (they don't typically have a
trackpad) and screens (not such high resolutions available).

Chris
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[LAU] buying a new laptop, Atte André Jensen, (Wed Aug 31, 6:48 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Christian Einfeldt, (Tue Sep 6, 3:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, david, (Tue Sep 6, 5:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, jim, (Tue Sep 6, 3:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, andy baxter, (Fri Sep 2, 8:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Atte André Jensen, (Thu Sep 8, 8:19 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, andy baxter, (Thu Sep 8, 9:15 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Atte André Jensen, (Thu Sep 8, 9:40 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Atte André Jensen, (Sun Sep 11, 12:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Diego Simak, (Thu Sep 8, 10:50 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, andy baxter, (Thu Sep 8, 6:04 pm)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Clemens Ladisch, (Fri Sep 9, 8:30 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Diego Simak, (Thu Sep 8, 8:41 pm)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, david, (Fri Sep 9, 6:50 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Atte André Jensen, (Thu Sep 8, 4:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Diego Simak, (Thu Sep 8, 5:42 pm)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, yvan volochine, (Fri Sep 2, 12:55 pm)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Harry van Haaren, (Fri Sep 2, 1:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Jeremy Jongepier, (Fri Sep 2, 12:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Chris Cannam, (Mon Sep 5, 9:28 pm)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Jeremy Jongepier, (Tue Sep 6, 10:01 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Chris Cannam, (Tue Sep 6, 10:05 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, rosea grammostola, (Fri Sep 2, 2:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Ken Restivo, (Sun Sep 4, 12:49 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Josh Lawrence, (Tue Sep 6, 6:58 pm)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Joel Roth, (Sun Sep 4, 6:59 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Philipp Überbacher, (Mon Sep 5, 7:08 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, david, (Mon Sep 5, 9:11 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Philipp Überbacher, (Mon Sep 5, 9:25 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, david, (Mon Sep 5, 9:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, david, (Sun Sep 4, 1:12 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Ken Restivo, (Sat Sep 10, 8:18 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Hartmut Noack, (Wed Aug 31, 11:44 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Paul Remmers, (Wed Aug 31, 11:57 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, david, (Wed Aug 31, 7:09 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Jeremy Jongepier, (Fri Sep 2, 2:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Arnold Krille, (Wed Aug 31, 7:50 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, Atte André Jensen, (Wed Aug 31, 7:32 am)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, tee, (Fri Sep 2, 4:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] buying a new laptop, david, (Wed Aug 31, 5:51 pm)