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Which laptop is better

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Ok for work i have a choice of 2 laptops which one would you chose and why? my job will involve alot of being on the road so need to carry the laptop around

Laptop 1

Lenovo Thinkpad X61

Processor Intel Core Duo 2.00GHz
Memory 2GB
Hard Disk Drive 100GB 7200rpm
Screen Size 12.1 inches XGA TFT
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768
Weight 1.65 kg
Dimensions (WxDxH) 26.8cmx23.7cm x3.5cm
Other Wireless
Approximate battery life from full charge up to 3.5 hours

Laptop 2

Lenovo Thinkpad T61

Processor Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz
Memory 2GB
Hard Disk Drive 100GB 7200rpm
Screen Size 14.1 inches XGA TFT
Screen Resolution 1024 x 768
Weight 2.3 kg
Dimensions (WxDxH) 31.1cmx25.5cm x3.1cm
CD/DVD integrated CD-RW/DVD-ROM
Other Wireless
Approximate battery life from full charge up to 4.5 hours
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago

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1: Go with small and light :thumbsup:
2. Go with usable sized screen and longer battery life :thumbsup:
No1, better specs and the same screen resolution and since it is a laptop smaller is better.
No1 better specs, No 2 bigger screen, realyy depends what you want it for!
hard choice. id go for no1 though as its slightly more portable
hard choice. id go for no1 though as its slightly more portable

agreed, although theres not much in it, both seem quite similar
If its work related and that's all you'll be using it for I'd opt for No.1.
If these two options are given to you by your employers (assuming not self employed and you are choosing from your own research) then I guess they both fit the bill for your workload requirements, or your employer wouldn't give you the option:-D
As previous posters state lighter, more portable.
Later if battery life proves inefficient have employer supply with option 2:thumbsup:

Oops just spotted no.1 has external cd/dvd drive is that additional weight to the 1.65kg and power source?
Stick the processor from 1 in 2 and have no.2
better batt life and an extra 2" would make it better.
Also you should be able to handle the extra weight.
It really depends on your usage, how often will you use a DVD? You don't really want to be lugging a seperate optical drive everywhere. How many hours will you be using it in a day? If it's between three and four then the second would be the obvious choice.

I'd personally be inclined to go for the smaller netbook-sized one - the smaller screen is better (same resolution but more portable) and laptop can never be too light.
I would choose Laptop 1 for mobility however as said before the battery life is shorter than 2.
Hmm I'd go for option 2 as a DVD drive is quite useful, You'll end up carrying it around. Anyway if its an option look at the Sony TZ laptops. They have an inbuilt DVD and are 11.1" screens. Usable. Plus carbon fiber body, and weigh around 1.2kgs, and havea huge 6hr battery life (subject to dvd use etc).

Operating System Genuine Windows Vista® Business
Platform Intel® Centrino® processor technology
Chipset Mobile Intel® 945GMS Express Chipset
Inel® Core™2 Duo Processor U7600, Supports Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology
Microprocessor Speed (GHz) 1.2
L2 Cache (KB) 2048
Frontside Bus (MHz) 533
Number of Cores 2
Memory Speed (MHz) 533
Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM (1x2048MB)
Max. Memory (MB) 2048
Memory Size (MB) 2048
Optical Drive Type DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM
Optical Drive Fitting Built-in
Hard Drive Capacity (GB) 100
Hard Drive Speed (rpm) 4200
Hard Drive Type Ultra ATA/100
Write CD-R x24, CD-RW x16, DVD-R x8, DVD-RW x6, DVD+R DL x4, DVD+R x8, DVD+RW x8, DVD-RAM x5
Read CD x24, CD-R x24, CD-RW x24, DVD x8, DVD-R DL x6, DVD-R x8, DVD-RW x8, DVD+R DL x6, DVD+R x8, DVD+RW x8, DVD-RAM x5
Display Type X-black LCD with LED technology
Diagonal Size (in) 11.1
Resolution Format 1366 x 768
Resolution Type WXGA
Graphic Card Full Name Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Comments Total Available Graphics Memory of 256MB
4 Pin i.LINK™ (IEEE1394), 400 Mbps 1
DC in 1
Docking Station Interface 1
Memory Stick™ Slot 1
Memory Stick™ Slot Type Memory Stick™ Duo, Memory Stick™ PRO Duo, high speed data transfer and MagicGate compatible
Microphone Jack 1
RJ-11 Direct Port (Modem) 1
RJ-45 Direct Port (Network) 1
USB Speed High/Full/Low
USB Port (quantity) 2
USB Version 2.0
USB Connector Type A
VGA Connector for Monitor 1
Express Card Slot 1
Express Card Type 34mm
SD Card Slot 1
Audio out 1
Audio out Type(s) Stereo Headphones/Speakers Jack
Built-in Modem V92/V.90
Integrated Wireless LAN YES
Wireless LAN Max. Date Rate (Mbps) 300
Wireless LAN Range (m) max. 100
Integrated Bluetooth (Version) 2.0 + EDR
Bluetooth Range (m) 10
Wireless LAN Type 802.11a/b/g Draft n
Ethernet network 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Intel® High Definition Audio compatible YES
Built-in Stereo Speakers YES
Windows® Sound System Compatible YES
Keyboard Section
Touch Pad 1
Special Buttons Power button, Wireless switch, AV Mode buttons
Auto Resolution Plug and Display
Kensigton Lock YES
Instant ON YES
HDD Shock Protection G-Sensor HDD Shock Protection
Built-in Microphone YES
Audio Windows Media Player 11
Video & TV WinDVD 8.0 for VAIO
Photo Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 6.0
CD-DVD Burning Easy Media creator 9
Office Application Adobe® Acrobat® Standard 8.0, Adobe® Reader® 8.0, Microsoft® Works 8.5, Microsoft® Office Ready 2007 (60 days Try & Buy)
Security & Other Norton 360 (with 60 days free virus update), VAIO Recovery Utility 2.6 - HDD recovery (hidden partition)
Built-in Camera
Built-in 'Motion Eye' Digital Camera YES
Frames per Second up to 30
Image Sensor (Mega Pixels) 0.3
Motion Picture Function YES
Motion Pictures max. Resolution (pixels) VGA (640x480)
Supplied Accessories
AC Adaptor YES
Battery YES
Power Cord YES
Cleaning Cloth YES
Depth Main Unit (mm) 198.2
Height Main Unit (min – max in mm) 22.5-29.8
Width Main Unit (mm) 277
Weight with Supplied Battery and Supplied Drive (kg) 1.19
Battery Type Lithium-Ion battery (VGP-BPL11)
Battery Life (min) 360
Battery Charging Time (min) 290
Battery Life Disclaimer Actual battery life will vary depending on your specific hardware and software configurations. Benchmark: MobileMark 2007
Months 12

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