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[Lenovo Canada] ThinkPad T480 TAX TIME SALE, up to $762.25 OFF

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redflagdealsnewb wrote:
Apr 9th, 2019 12:03 am
Should I go for the 1920 x 1080 IPS or the 2560 x 1440 IPS.

Some people think the 1080 screen is pretty crappy. I only plan on using it for office applications, but I want it to last a while.
If buying long term and you will actually be using the laptop screen (as opposed to a separate monitor) definitely go for the upgrade. Reviews seem to states it’s better quality with a wider colour range and is rated at higher nits (You won’t regret it when you use it every day.
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I have an ancient X41 that is 10 years old that is still going strong. I put a SSD in it and it does basic web surfing and digital signing when I need it (only reason I still have it really). Thinkpads are built to last.
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If your customizing it, the deal is pretty meh compared to the pre-built versions which have larger discounts on them.
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death_hawk wrote:
Apr 9th, 2019 1:29 am
It's the reason I still buy business notebooks. They actually HAVE Windows 7 drivers.

Although it looks like this is the end of the line.
T490 looks like Windows 8.1 as a bare minimum according to the support site.


I've had every version from 3.1 onwards, and to me it seems like, unless it's an older machine that is missing Win10 drivers, Win10 is faster to boot and easier to manage. Having said that, I run one Win7 machine to support a couple of older high quality video capture and slide capture devices that do not have Win10 drivers.

Out of curiousity, any other reasons to use Win7?
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T480. I'll wait five years and buy it for $200. In the past eight months I've bought a T430 and T440. both work great except for some minor quirks, more recently paid $50 for a broken T450 and the guy tossed in two dead T440(s) which I was able to combine and get a working T440. Had a x201 for a while as well. Nice machines but the quality on Thinkpads have gone downhill in recent years.
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if i use this in coffee shops do you think girls will believe me when I tell them I am a high level management consultant?

I was thinking of thinking of telling them I am an engagement manager at bcg. girls know what management consulting is right?
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ovovov wrote:
Apr 8th, 2019 11:47 pm
Great Little machine . Bc gov is using for their mobile employees
To do their amazon shopping ?
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death_hawk wrote:
Apr 9th, 2019 12:33 am
Yeesh. I'm still using a T420...
Same here. My refurbished T420 is still going strong after more than 3 years of ownership.
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Atillathepun wrote:
Apr 9th, 2019 2:26 am
How much longer will a thinkpad last compared to a consumer grade laptop ?
Consumer grade laptops last 3 years, old-school thinkpads last forever. I am still using T400 at home, bought it new, around 2008. It's a tank. Someone stepped on it once when it was lying flat on the floor, had to send it in to have the keyboard replaced (still was under warranty). The screen had a lot of dark spots down the middle after stepping on, somehow it got fixed in a few years, now no dark spots, no dead pixels. The battery has died a few months back. If I replace the battery and put an SSD in it, maybe add some RAM (currently 4 Gb, max 8Gb), it can still go for at least 5 years. Will prolly have to install Win 10, though, shoot.

I am guessing the more recent Thinkpads don't last as long, but still way better than consumer grade.
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Bought a T430s 7 years ago. Replaced the battery and upgraded to a SSD this year and it continues to works like new. Still my daily driver.

Best laptop quality there is.
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reesefitzmaurice wrote:
Apr 9th, 2019 8:19 am
if i use this in coffee shops do you think girls will believe me when I tell them I am a high level management consultant?

I was thinking of thinking of telling them I am an engagement manager at bcg. girls know what management consulting is right?
You wanna impress girls, you buy a macbook air or an ipad. You wanna get serious work done, you buy a Thinkpad.
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Nam5588 wrote:
Apr 9th, 2019 9:20 am
You wanna impress girls, you buy a macbook air or an ipad. You wanna get serious work done, you buy a Thinkpad.
Lol, that's some juvenile thinking.
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I've got an extended capacity battery on my T470 and it lasts HOURS, tough laptop too.
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Atillathepun wrote:
Apr 9th, 2019 2:26 am
How much longer will a thinkpad last compared to a consumer grade laptop ?
Had mine for 7 years...No issues. I've heard of people having issues in the first year though.
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saberX wrote:
Apr 8th, 2019 11:26 pm
This has been as low as $950 before for the same specs. End of February
Are you sure it wasn't the 7th generation i5 at that price? I have been keeping an eye on the T480/T580 since around BF last year and I did not buy them because I was hoping for a 8th generation with 512GB SSD and I never came across that - unless I miss it.

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