IBM ThinkPad T60
My fifth straight ThinkPad, and the first after the brand was sold to Lenovo.
This one was purchased used, but only a couple of months old, so almost all of
the three year warranty is left. Of course I made sure that the machine was
in "as new" condition before buying.
My first impression after owning this machine for a few weeks now is that
the build quality has not suffered with the
move to Lenovo. My only complaints are that the display is not as bright
as it could (should) be, and that the keyboard is not quite perfect. It is
not bad (see my R40 comments), but it is too clacky. I am very picky about
keyboards, and I'm disappointed that neither of my newer notebooks has
matched the fabulous keyboard that came with my old T21. But then, I bought
that machine for $2999+tx, refurbished, whereas neither of my machines since
has cost more than two-thirds that much, brand new. I guess neither IBM nor
Lenovo has cared to reach the pinnacle of keyboard quality in these price
conscious days. I know if there was a 'super premium' keyboard option for
ThinkPads, and it cost an extra $100, I wouldn't hestitate to get that
upgrade. I'd bet I'm not the only one who feels that way.
This is quite a powerful machine (for it's time) with the Core 2 Duo T7200
and 2GB of memory. Somehow, Vista manages to make it seem very slow at
times, especially after logging in.
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