glewz wrote:Tough decision...the Acer laptop seems to be favored for commuters, given the battery life & weight. I'm a bit surprised that your difference in battery life is so pronounced, given that both use 6 cell batteries. The Lenovo has the newer, more efficient Sandy Bridge processor - i3 2XX0m versus the Acer's older i3 3XXm?
And are you sure that the Lenovo is just $500? I might be looking at the wrong page, but the following site indicates that it's $579
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/cont ... 3CE1BC569A
Note: If you go for the Lenovo, select "Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000" instead of the Thinkpad bgn.
http://www.abesofmaine.com/item.do?item ... &l=FROOGLE $509 for the Lenovo (no tax+no shipping). It has an IEEE 802.11 bgn. Is there any difference?