[ILUG] IBM Laptop
watty at eircom.net
Wed Aug 22 16:36:21 IST 2007
The closest IBM gets to desktop might be those nice AS/400 that look
like a PC. I remember older ones 1/2 the size of room beside a newer one
only filing cabinet size. But where do the punch cards and 1/2" reel
tapes go in the AS/400 mini-tower case model?
Can they run Linux?
Acer for cheap, Dell for Midrange and all the top of range Laptops seems
fraught for €3000 no matter who you buy. I don't think the cheapest Dell
are a good idea and the XPS gamer ones seem overpriced. I like my
Inspirion 8200. 5 years old and out performs many new laptops. Of course
it is really a portable desktop. I had next day on Site support for 3
years on it.
Jeroen Massar wrote:
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> Thomas Rooney wrote:
>> Hi All
>> Can someone advise me on the best place to get a IBM laptop, is there a
>> supplier in Ireland or do you have to buy them over the web.
> It is not IBM anymore, the laptop and desktop branch has been sold of to
> Lenovo, which actually is partially a good thing as that means more
> shops sell them (before you had to go almost solely to business-alike
> shops). I don't know of any local stores though (Only know where to get
> them in Zurich, but that won't help you much ;)
> In general, hold available a reasonable amount of money, go to
> http://www.lenovo.com, take your pick, order and receive.
> I have to note that the service is still GREAT. Battery for my x60 died,
> but it was apparently a failure and thus they shipped me a new one,
> ordered it last Friday late in the afternoon, and had is on Tuesday. Not
> too bad for a free replacement, nicely 8 hours++ again :)
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