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RE: Time to Buy a Second Laptop!

in LeoFinance β€’ 8 months ago

Oh, hardware talk... I like it... :)

I have changed many, many different brands and I definitely do not suffer from "loyalty blindness"... πŸ˜‚ In the past, I had Dell, MSI, IBM, ASUS, and probably some that I skipped listing... My "pre-last" laptop was in the lowest price range, it was an ASUS and it lasted for 10 years... And it still works... But...

Before that ASUS, I was using the old IBM which I bought as a used laptop and was using for 5-6 (or more years)... After a very positive experience, the current laptop that I use is Lenovo (former IBM) ThinkPad E595 and I'm satisfied with its performance... It came with Windows pre-installed, which I have deleted and it runs on Linux Mint at this moment... The price was in your price range... There are newer models with better CPUs and more RAM...

What happens if you press this TrackPoint by mistake while you type?

You don't have to worry about that red button... It is hard to touch, and I have never pushed it accidentally... I know that many old IBM users are using it, but new users aren't used to it (neither do I) and I don't even see the button anymore πŸ˜ƒ

As someone else said in the comments you can FEEL the difference when you take Lenovo (Thinkpad series) and compare it with some other brand (ASUS, ACER, etc)... My experience is that they are more robust, have more quality materials, and are quieter than others...

PS. I did buy ASUS for my wife, but I will not buy it for myself... πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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Thanks for your help, Zoltan! I also have a few Lenovos on my favorites, and I'll narrow down the list tomorrow. I'll make sure to add yours.

I've seen some reviews on some Lenovos that their display is usually lacking (inferior to other brands). Is this true from your experience?

I mean, I am not a perfectionist when it comes to the quality of the display, image clarity, etc. but I wouldn't like to see annoying spots or shades on it either. Maybe some people who comment there are expecting perfection.

I've seen some reviews on some Lenovos that their display is usually lacking (inferior to other brands). Is this true from your experience?

I have an external monitor that I use as the primary display and use Lenovo's as the second... It could be true that it's not "top-notch" with numbers of refreshing and similar, but for my use it's perfect... I don't play games, but I do watch videos on Lenovo while I work on the primary display... I didn't notice anything bad... Maybe it's because I wear glasses... hahaha... πŸ˜‚

That's a good idea with the external monitor. I have the monitor from my old PC I can use too.

And I wear glasses too, lol.