Marionberry wrote:frijoles99 wrote:LOL Really? You think running word, Onenote, a web browser, and a calendar app at the same time is taxing to a machine? Maybe in 2000. Most machines, including netbooks can run all of that easily. I ran chrome, firefox, opera, one note, a word processor, google calendar, and played music all at the same time. I should know I used a netbook exclusively for an entire year 2009. Today you can purchase a netbook for 200-300 dollars and you can purchase an apple macbook for 1k. They will both run all the apps you just mentioned at the same time with relative ease. So with the Snapple spill how much did apple charge you for the repair. I won't lie going to an apple store is certainly convenient in terms of going there. But I had to go 16 times. And many of the times we had to leave the machine there for days . Do you want to have an out of commission machine for days? Personally, I would use the squaretrade warranty because they just fix it quickly or pay you back for the laptop.
You seem knowledgeable. T410 w/ 6 cell battery for $745 shipped from Lenovo. Am I gonna find a cheaper one within the next 6 months?
The deals are pretty good right now for the T410s, as Lenovo will be releasing the new T420s at the end of the month. I would jump on it, though you might want to upgrade to a 9 cell battery.
FWIW, I recently (just last week) ordered a T410. I upgraded it more than I probably needed to (gotta have that SSD), but what the hell... I need a good, fast, reliable laptop for my 3 years of law school.