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Where to see Lenovo laptops in Toronto

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Where to see Lenovo laptops in Toronto

I want to buy a laptop for my dad. I'm trying to decide between the t402s and X220. I figure one way to do it is to see and get a feel of the laptops, but I've checked Futureshop.ca and Bestbuy.ca and neither store seems to carry them.

ANyone knows where I can find those laptops on display?
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I've seen them at TigerDirect stores, and some other smaller computer stores, for some reason they don't seem to retail in Big Box stores.
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Google 'Lenovo power cord issue' before you buy. My T400's charger developed the notorious break at the connection to the computer and has completely burned itself out in a shower of sparks. I love Lenovo's computers, but I think I'm going to switch to Asus after my experiences with this one.
Could HAVE, not could OF. What does 'could of' even mean?
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Piro21 wrote:
Dec 13th, 2011 3:13 pm
Google 'Lenovo power cord issue' before you buy. My T400's charger developed the notorious break at the connection to the computer and has completely burned itself out in a shower of sparks. I love Lenovo's computers, but I think I'm going to switch to Asus after my experiences with this one.

I did and wasn't able to find anything, except for the few complaints here and there which will be the case with every product of every brand.
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Piro21 wrote:
Dec 13th, 2011 3:13 pm
Google 'Lenovo power cord issue' before you buy. My T400's charger developed the notorious break at the connection to the computer and has completely burned itself out in a shower of sparks. I love Lenovo's computers, but I think I'm going to switch to Asus after my experiences with this one.

come on!
i myself had T60 for 6 years with the same power supply, now i have T500 with no issues.
Bought one for my friend and 3 years no problem.
we sold tens of Lenovo notebooks and NO ONE complained!
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golden_m wrote:
Dec 14th, 2011 9:58 am
come on!
i myself had T60 for 6 years with the same power supply, now i have T500 with no issues.
Bought one for my friend and 3 years no problem.
we sold tens of Lenovo notebooks and NO ONE complained!

SInce you seem to be into Lenovo laptops, can you tell me a bit about the screen of the X220? I hear that even the enhanced one is not that great.

Oh, and I'm just finding out that the X220 doesn't have an optical drive...probably not my dad's laptop then, since I'm guessing he needs a relatively lightweight laptop that has an optical drive as well.
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eednapes wrote:
Dec 14th, 2011 10:09 am
SInce you seem to be into Lenovo laptops, can you tell me a bit about the screen of the X220? I hear that even the enhanced one is not that great.

Oh, and I'm just finding out that the X220 doesn't have an optical drive...probably not my dad's laptop then, since I'm guessing he needs a relatively lightweight laptop that has an optical drive as well.
I've read from people that you want one of the higher resolutions as they are the ones that usually get the higher quality screens.

You can buy a portable optical drive to solve the other problem.
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If you want the better deals with the latest models there is really no other place than ordering them direct from Lenovo, those 30-40% off deals are hard to beat.

You may find the odd stores that carry them.
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one thing that I appreciate about Lenovo machines is the dock. even in the home, I see plenty of advantages.
my work issued T420 is nice, is about all I can tell you about Lenovo machines, that, and I've never had a problem.
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eednapes wrote:
Dec 13th, 2011 1:01 pm

ANyone knows where I can find those laptops on display?
In September I was able to check out the X220 at Computer Systems Centre at College and Spadina before I ordered it online.
There were a couple of other models on display.
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fisher wrote:
Dec 15th, 2011 1:15 pm
In September I was able to check out the X220 at Computer Systems Centre at College and Spadina before I ordered it online.
There were a couple of other models on display.

DId you get the premium screen? Is it good? Is the resolution OK? I'm very used to the 1200x800 on my macbook, so I'm more comfortable with something similar.
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eednapes wrote:
Dec 15th, 2011 4:18 pm
DId you get the premium screen? Is it good? Is the resolution OK? I'm very used to the 1200x800 on my macbook, so I'm more comfortable with something similar.

You can get the optional 1600x900 on the Lenovo Thinkpad T420....+$50. With this screen upgrade and no webcam, the price using EPP is about $800 for the basic configuration.

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eednapes wrote:
Dec 15th, 2011 4:18 pm
DId you get the premium screen? Is it good? Is the resolution OK? I'm very used to the 1200x800 on my macbook, so I'm more comfortable with something similar.

It is being used by someone attending university and we got the premium screen via the Lenovo sale. The feedback from them so far is good due mainly to its portability. The lack of the optical drive was not an issue as we purchased Office 2007 as a download and other installs could be done via USB. We did buy an external optical drive from NCIX for about $30, but it is hardly used.
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eednapes wrote:
Dec 15th, 2011 4:18 pm
DId you get the premium screen? Is it good? Is the resolution OK? I'm very used to the 1200x800 on my macbook, so I'm more comfortable with something similar.
DavidY wrote:
Dec 15th, 2011 5:30 pm
You can get the optional 1600x900 on the Lenovo Thinkpad T420....+$50. With this screen upgrade and no webcam, the price using EPP is about $800 for the basic configuration.

Dave

my T420 has the 1600x900 screen and I will attest to the display looking fantastic.
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