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New Thinkpad

My boss has just bought me a new laptop.

Thinkpad T60:

  • T2400, 1.83GHz
  • 14.1" screen (1024x768), Intel Graphics Accelerator 950
  • 512MB RAM, 60GB HDD

IBM NZ web price: $2949.00.

I'm sure the dual core thing is pretty cool, but I really wanted something in 1400x1050 so it was a visible upgrade from the T40 I have at the moment. But but but...

Thinkpad T60:

  • T2400, 1.83GHz
  • 14.1" screen (1400x1050), 64MB Mobility Radeon X1300
  • 512MB RAM, 80GB HDD

IBM US web price: $1,599USD - or $2,499 NZD!

Got friends travelling to the US? You can't even get this model here, at any price. That kinda sucks.

I never had Linux on my last laptop, but seeing as I have some free space, I'll probably throw Dapper on there (and possibly the Vista beta, depending on how crazy I feel at the time). Anyone got any experience running accelerated X on an Intel 950 chipset?


2 Responses to “New Thinkpad”

  1. t94xr says:

    I thought IBM sold the ThinkPad to Lenovo a year back??

  2. Craig says:

    Yeah, they did; at least, the division got spun out as a going concern. The pricebook still runs on

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