"Techmates" - Thinkpad T140 vs. Sony Vaio CW?

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Which notebook would you buy?

Poll ended at Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:49 am

Sony Vaio CW
4
33%
Thinkpad T140
8
67%
 
Total votes: 12

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kyleh02
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"Techmates" - Thinkpad T140 vs. Sony Vaio CW?

Postby kyleh02 » Tue May 25, 2010 11:49 am

Ok, so I need a new laptop. Luckily, I work for PwC and am able to get special corporate/employee pricing from both these brands. I am not all that knowledgable regarding computers so I was hoping I could get some good info from fellow tech-savy TLS'ers. Thanks in advance for all your input.

Sony Vaio CW Specs
  • $899.99
  • 14'' Screen, ~ 5lbs.
  • Intel Core i5-540M Processor (2.53GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 3.06GHz
  • 4GB (4GBx1) DDR3-SDRAM-1066
  • 320GB Hard Disk Drive (7200rpm)
  • Standard Capacity Battery (VGP-BPS13) - 4 hrs. max according to sony.com
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Thinkpad T410 Specs:
  • $1,010.65
  • 14'' Screen, ~ 5lbs.
  • Intel Core i5-540M Processor (2.53GHz, 3MB L3, 1066MHz FSB)
  • 4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM)
  • 500 GB Hard Disk Drive (7200rpm)
  • Battery: 9 cell 2.8Ah Li-Ion Battery - Dual Mode - *if purchased before May31st
  • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 (2x2 AGN)
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Re: "Techmates" - Thinkpad T140 vs. Sony Vaio CW?

Postby wiseowl » Tue May 25, 2010 12:27 pm

i've always been a Thinkpad man. Great customer service.

that and the bigger HDD justify the purchase I think.

also I'd be stunned if that Sony battery actually got 4 hours.

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Re: "Techmates" - Thinkpad T140 vs. Sony Vaio CW?

Postby HBK » Tue May 25, 2010 12:32 pm

wiseowl wrote:i've always been a Thinkpad man. Great customer service.

that and the bigger HDD justify the purchase I think.

also I'd be stunned if that Sony battery actually got 4 hours.


I'd say the battery would be more important than the HDD. You can always buy external HDDs for cheap.


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kyleh02
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Re: "Techmates" - Thinkpad T140 vs. Sony Vaio CW?

Postby kyleh02 » Tue May 25, 2010 9:28 pm

Bump..

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SAE
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Re: "Techmates" - Thinkpad T140 vs. Sony Vaio CW?

Postby SAE » Tue May 25, 2010 9:36 pm

Vaio owner here voting for Thinkpad.
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Re: "Techmates" - Thinkpad T140 vs. Sony Vaio CW?

Postby James Bond » Tue May 25, 2010 9:37 pm

Lenovo Thinkpad was the best computer I ever had before I got my Mac. If I went back to windows for work or something I'd get another one.

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Re: "Techmates" - Thinkpad T140 vs. Sony Vaio CW?

Postby NoleinNY » Tue May 25, 2010 9:39 pm

Thinkpad
A) Better Computer
B) Major issues with Sony Vaio computers in the past
C) It has T14 in the name. It has to be good.

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kyleh02
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Re: "Techmates" - Thinkpad T140 vs. Sony Vaio CW?

Postby kyleh02 » Tue May 25, 2010 9:54 pm

NoleinNY wrote:Thinkpad
A) Better Computer
B) Major issues with Sony Vaio computers in the past
C) It has T14 in the name. It has to be good.


Well there your have it... Thinkpad it is. Thanks for the input guys.

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Re: "Techmates" - Thinkpad T140 vs. Sony Vaio CW?

Postby vexion » Tue May 25, 2010 10:27 pm

The thread title and the poll are typoed. The laptop is a Thinkpad T410 (as is correctly noted in the content of OP's post.)

That said, I'm typing this snark on my T410 right now. I love this laptop so much... I want to have its babies.

Buy this laptop.




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