[svlug] laptop

Marc MERLIN marc_news at merlins.org
Tue Oct 15 20:27:48 PDT 2002


On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 02:21:47PM -0700, Karen Shaeffer wrote:
> Hi folks,
> 
> I'm considering purchasing an IBM laptop. For my needs, the ThinkPad A31
> model looks about right. Especially since they are offering a 5% discount
> and a free double your memory sweetner at the moment.
> 
> http://www-132.ibm.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=2487026&storeId=1&langId=-1&categoryId=2049167&dualCurrId=73&catalogId=-840
> 
> Can anyone enlighten me as to why this is a good idea or a bad idea? All
> comments welcome.

I'm very happy with my A21p and while the CPU is plenty fast for me, it will
last up to 4H on batteries (under linux). The A31p's CPU is much more
battery hungry.
Do you really need the extra CPU?

Marc
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