nihil1315 wrote:Hey guys, for anyone who isn't on the accepted students facebook page, they released information about our mandatory laptop purchases:
Class of 2014 - IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T420
* 2.6 GHz Intel i5-2540 processor
4.0 GB of RAM
* 250 GB hard drive
* DVD recordable 8x Max Dual layer optical drive
* Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (3x3) 802.11n internal wireless card
* 14.1" HD+ monitor (1600 x 900)w/ LED backlight
* 720p HD camera
* 13" x 9" x 1.5" weighing approximately 4.9 pounds
* Pre-configured with:
o Windows 7 Enterprise
o Microsoft Office 2010
o Symantec AntiVirus 10
So, for anyone who knows more about computers than I do....is that good/bad/whatever?
It's way better than I expected. We're getting a good discount, that's for sure. The i5 chip uses the new sandybridge architecture, so it's really efficient and can switch to using just one processor at over 3 Ghz if you're using a heavy application that isn't optimized for dual-core. That's also a really good resolution on the screen. The basic T420 has 1366X768.
Edit: Yeah they ordered several upgrades from the base T420. Higher resolution, faster processor, more ram, and a better version of Windows 7. Enterprise isn't available to the general consumer, but it's closest analogue is Windows 7 Ultimate. Now I just wish I could get it before orientation so as to start getting used to it!