Friday, May 20, 2011

I need a new computer

So I need a new computer.  I bought a Dell back in early 2008 and it sucks.  It is big and clunky and slow.  Now I work for a computer manufacturer so I get a pretty good discount, but I keep putting off getting one because often at our employee events they will sometimes give away laptops and I keep hoping I'm going to win one.  But this is the year I will probably give in and buy one.  These are the three I am leaning towards:
Lenovo ThinkPad X1

Lenovo IdeaPad U260

Lenovo ThinkPad E420s
I probably shouldn't say this, but I am also considering the Macbook Pro.  They are just so freaking expensive.  And I don't want to have to pay for 2 operating systems (because I have to have Windows as much as it sucks sometimes).  Plus, I know how well made Lenovo products are.  They are not well known to American consumers, but most companies around the world use ThinkPads because they are just the best if you want something to last a long time.  I mean not many computers can handle this:

I just need to submit a request for them to make a computer with all my wants and needs:
- Under 4 lbs.
- Fingerprint reader
- Optical drive
- A color other than black
- Spill proof/backlit keyboard
- Shock proof hard drive
- HDMI port
- latest Intel processor

All of my choices above come close but none of them have everything I want. Maybe I should wait to see what they come out with next year.  What kind of computer do you have?


Shoshanah said...

I have a Dell inspiron. So far it's worked pretty well. My only complaint is the times things have gone wrong I've had to call their customer service in India, but in general they've been able to fix it

GinH said...

I LOVE my MacBook Pro. Love. D just got a Dell XPS and he likes it. I've only used a ThinkPad at one job (maybe two?) and I really liked it. The system seemed really stable. That seems like such an odd thing to say but I don't really know how else to describe it!

GinH said...

Oh! and PS... if you buy a Mac from the Apple store, you get a free printer. Just sayin!

Unlikely Oilfield Wife said...

I got an Acer a couple of months ago, and haven't had any problems. Granted, I was using a 2 year old net book before, so anything was better than that. My only issue is that it's black and boring, but I'm so loving windows 7 and the fact that it was just $425, so I'll let the cosmetic aspect go lol.

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I'm a Mac girl so I'm definitely going to say Macbook Pro!

Jennifer M. said...

Not to be a Mac snob, but the price is totally worth it considering that it never breaks down, never has to be troubleshot, never gets a virus. I bought a MacBook about 3 or 4 years ago and the thing still runs like new. I've had Dells and Gateways that have crashed and burned after owning them a year.

Depending on what you want it for, you can't go wrong with a MacBook. If you're wanting to do high-end photo and video editing, definitely opt for the MacBook Pro, otherwise the lower version will be more than enough power, for sure. These are the Ferrari's of computers.