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#1 Kaidacat

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 03:10 PM

Hi guys! I'm new here, so please let me know if I do/say anything I shouldn't, and I'll try to fix it.

I'm looking at buying a new laptop, and I have my options narrowed down to two in particular. One is the Samsung RV511-A01, the other is the Lenovo Thinkpad Egde.

I'm a college student who uses my laptop all the time. I carry it from home to work and school, and it sees (easily) upwards of 10 hours of use each day. In fact, for it to be any less is odd for me.

Both laptops have similar specs, though the Samsung is an intel i3 core at 2.53 GHz and 15.6 inch screen, while the Lenovo is an i5 2.66 GHz with a 14in screen.

My main focus is durability and reliability, and I was told that the Lenovo is extremely durable. however, it's also been getting some bad reviews due to faulty parts, none of which seem very consistent. The Samsung has been getting good reviews, though.

My automatic tendency is to lean toward the Lenovo's hardiness, but I know next to nothing about these namebrands (except for Samsung's excellent track record with cellphones), and I'm on the fence between the two of them. Does anyone have any help or suggestions? Price is less important than durability.

Thanks in advance to everyone who replies. =D

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:28 PM

Id be biased towards the lenova, when between those two, though the larger screen on the samsung is tempting.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 05:51 PM

I don't mind the smaller screen because of how much I'm going to be carrying it around, but why the Lenovo? I'm leaning toward it myself, and I just want to hear your opinion as to why it would be the better choice.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:15 PM

Lenova used to be IBM-and they kept much the same quality standards IBM did, very good computers, very portable and rugged, great for a classroom setting, several of my friends had them in college.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:58 PM

Lenovo it was, and so far I am very happy with my new laptop. Thank you so much for your help. =)

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 04:43 AM

Not a problem hope you like it :thumbsup:

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