Which laptop is better

    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
    CD/DVD external CD-RW/DVD-ROM
    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


    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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