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markbahnman
September 17th, 2010, 04:38 PM
I have a dilemma that I need some help with. I'm looking to get a cheaper laptop for school and I have narrowed it down to two. The first is the Asus Eee PC 1215n (http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=55627) which has discrete graphics and a dual core atom CPU for $549. The second is the Lenovo ThinkPad SL410 (http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/webca/LenovoPortal/en_CA/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=12F0696583E04D86B9B79B0FEC01C087&current-category-id=77682CEA1F3B4A9CAB290563F6BCDDE6) with a dual core celeron, integrated graphics and a larger screen space for $439.20 (539.20 with a Core 2 Duo) with their current sale.


Now I'm a computer science student who will be commuting to school everyday and I would like a laptop that I can code away on without many problems. I like the 1215n because it would be nice to be able to use it as a portable media center as well, long battery life, and I think that the discrete graphics might be a big help in general. I like the Thinkpad because it has a more powerful CPU which could be helpful in compiling, it has a larger (albeit glossy) screen size and it's really cheap right now.


Has anyone had any experiences with either of these notebooks or have any advice?

conundrumx
September 17th, 2010, 06:02 PM
Thinkpads will always have a warm place in my heart, but you might want to get a model from the big boy series (by which I mean a T410) if you've got the cash.

markbahnman
September 17th, 2010, 07:29 PM
Thinkpads will always have a warm place in my heart, but you might want to get a model from the big boy series (by which I mean a T410) if you've got the cash.
Thinkpads have a place in my heart too. I asked for a thinkpad when I was 10, and my first e-mail address was thinkpad at Dave Chalk's website. I wish I could justify spending the money on a T410 but I already have an awesome desktop.