[opensource] Re: It's Laptop Season

Silas Baronda barondas at cse.ohio-state.edu
Sat May 19 00:17:16 EDT 2007


Well before buying anything I would wait till WWDC is over.  Could see 
new MBPs.  Also what are you exactly using it for?

Alexander Moore wrote:
> So after James showed me where to get cheap ThinkPads ( ibuy.osu.edu , 
> thanks again Jim! ), I have narrowed my choice down to two:
> 
> Both have:
> 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
> 2 GB DDR2 @667Mhz
> 
> Apple MacBook Pro - ~$2088
> 15" Glossy Screen ( 1440x900 )
> 6x DL SuperDrive
> ATI Mobility X1600 128MB
> 3 Year AppleCare Plan
> 
> Lenovo T60P Widescreen ~$1922.58
> 15.4" Screen (1680x1050)
> 8x DL DVD+-RW
> ATI Mobility X1400 128MB  OR  Fire GL V5250 256MB
> 3 Year Standard Depot Warranty
> 
> Thinkpad Extras:
> Thinkpad a/b/g/n mini-pci express
> 9cell battery
> (maybe)MS Office 2007 (It's useful and cool somewhat)
> Fingerprint scanner
> 
> As for the MacBook, it would be cool to own one, I like playing with my 
> girlfriends, maybe it is because it's like a new toy that is waiting to 
> be explored.  The 3 year warranty on it covers just about everything too.
> 
> As for the Thinkpad, I have a T42 from work and it is built solid, also 
> the stupid big resolution (1680x1050) will always be nice.
> 
> Now my real question is since I will be running Ubuntu on it, will there 
> be any problems with one or the other ?
> 
> The main thing I am concerned with is of course the Wireless Drivers, 
> but Paul told me Apple HW support is shaky, but IDKWTF he means exactly.
> And also if I choose the Thinkpad, which graphics option do I choose ? 
> (X1400 or FireGL ?)
> 
> Help.
> 
> --Big Alex


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