I tend to link the Lenovo Thinkpad line for serious work, they are built like tanks, so they do well for travelers. Not the cheapest.
How about instead, get a netbook and a $1000 desktop and monitor, easy to get it all for $1600 or so. This lets you have a quad CPU and fast video card for games, plus a netbook for taking everywhere. If you get a netbook with SSD, they can run forever on battery power.
Bear Bibeault wrote:MacBook Pro I can highly recommend one.
I made both of my bosses get Mac laptops. The more technical one ran the standard VM to run Windows inside OS-X and loved it. They both loved how reliable and easy to use they are.
As a geek, I'm not willing to pay that much for style and ease of use, but for them, it was the right choice.
Note, its not clear that a Lenovo with comparable specs to a Mac laptop is very different in price. Both brands sell at a higher price than others.
its not clear that a Lenovo with comparable specs to a Mac laptop is very different in price.
The MacBook Pro has the advantage of being able to run both OS X -- my preferred platform for development -- and Windows. I personally only boot Windows when I need to test something in IE.
Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:I've got a Lenovo R-series and it looks great. Accidentally dropped it a couple of times and man its still robust and runs smoothly. Go for a Lenovo notebook. It is a bit expensive but definitely worth the money.
Which model do you have? I am always fascinated by IBM thinkpad (the small one) but it's no more produced.