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 Post subject: SL300 or X200 or X61
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:47 pm 
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Help me guys to make my decision.

I am new to the Thinkpads. I have had Vaios and decided to get Thinkpad this time.

I am grad business student. So, I move around classrooms and schools a lot. My priorities are portability, battery life. Of course cost is considered too.

I am looking to buy x61 and then x200 and SL300 appeared. I have read how SL300 is cheaply made. My question: Is it worth to pay over 400 extra for X200 over X61 and SL300. If not how big of a difference am I looking at between X61 and SL300?

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Since you mentioned moving around a lot, you should consider the fact that the X200 only weighs around 3 pounds, where as the SL300 starts at around 4.6 pounds.

As for the SL300 being cheaply made, it does not come equipped with the same magnesium rollcage that the X200 possesses.


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The SL series with their rearranged Lenovo 3000-style keyboard is not a _true_ Thinkpad. Think about that too.


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I had a look at the SL series and thought it looked very big and bulky, I was looking for something small and light. I do know the X200 will be arriving soon but decided I did not want another widescreen notebook.

I bought an X61 for a good price bundled with an extra 4 cell enhanced battery, 4 Gig of Ram etc etc. Prices are dropping for this model and I think I got a very good deal.


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vaios are still good laptops...the SR series is 13.3" and pretty light. I think lenovo is missing the boat on a well built 13" laptop that doesn't cost a fortune (X300) because the SL300 is too budget and the X300 is high end. They need something in the middle


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I´d go for X200: lightweight, strong, and better build quality... good combination for whom will be around with laptop.

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obpsym wrote:
I bought an X61 for a good price bundled with an extra 4 cell enhanced battery, 4 Gig of Ram etc etc. Prices are dropping for this model and I think I got a very good deal.

You made an excellent choice!
The X61 will last a very long time, they are well refined as the X series has been around a long time. I know I've had several. Currently I'm using an X60s which I plan on keeping for years. The X series was ahead of it's time when first created and remains a cornerstone of the ThinkPad line of laptops.

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