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  1. lightsareout

    lightsareout New Member

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    looking to buy a laptop, its going to be an IBM for sure. Just can't decide between the R and T series. Any real pros or cons to each?
     
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    T looks to be lighter. Then again, the T is already 4.5lbs, so maybe an extra pound doesn't matter anyway.
     
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    yeah thats what i'm thinking
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I'd spend it on the T Series simply because that's what businesses order.
     
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    Why do businesses order it? Does the R series have dedicated graphics, or something else businesses don't need?
     
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    Scream_Phoenix Handsome Boy Model

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    i think you can get dedicated graphics in the T but im not sure if its an option on the R. the T is a "thin and light" laptop and the R is a little bit clunkier. its only a pound heavier but thats almost a 25% increase in weight.

    i had a t23 and loved it. im sure both are good though, so i guess it dependso n your needs and budget.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    The p after the the T61 woulld indicate dedicated graphics. But simply put, that's how IBM and Lenovo have marketed their products. The R line used to be a Beta line for new technology, and it didn't have the magnesium case. The line between the two has narrowed since that time, but businesses know and trust the T line.

    But as for my comment, I was mostly referring to the fact that as it's more popular, there should be more R&D put into it, more stock available, more spare parts and more "aftermarket" support for them.
     
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    The R line doesn't have reinforcement? Strange; I have two R40's in my office, and I swear they're reinforced.
     
  9. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    The older ones didn't - I don't know when it switched.
     
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    all of that seems to lead to better resale too.
     
  11. trouphaz

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    IBM doesn't make laptops anymore. You may want to consider getting a Lenovo though. ;)

    the lenovo site lies though. if you go to the section to compare all laptops, they claim that the R series has discrete graphics available in some models, but if you try to customize either available option you only find integrated graphics.

    my main problem with the T series is that they use business graphics. so, while they are built off of equivalent consumer graphics chips, they don't run as fast so they suck for games.

    how about the SL series? are they any good? you can get one with NVIDIA GeForce 9300M 256MB, but i'm not sure how fast that is.
     

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