[thechat] Laptop model comparison & recommendation

Bob Davis bobd at members.evolt.org
Wed Jun 20 13:19:01 CDT 2001

At 7:01 PM +0100 6/20/01, <martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com> wrote:

>I've just been booked for a replacement laptop from work (yay!
>no more steam-driven!), and have a choice over replacement:
>* Compaq Armada M300
>* IBM Thinkpad T20
>Does anyone have any experience with either/both of these?

A friend of mine has a T20 with the really good screen. It's lovely. 
Very light and stiff (especially compared to my PowerBook, which 
feels kind of flimsy). He's had some reliability issues with it 
(mostly windows weirdness with drivers and such - dual boot, RH Linux 
and W2K), but it seems to have been worked out.

It's got a great screen, and he's a bit of a road warrior (customer 
service engineer), so it gets a beating. It works very well with 
WaveLan wireless cards too.

>The Compaq's smaller & lighter, but I'm worried about screen

Again - the screen on the T20 is really nice.  I like it. Very 
"dense" and bright.



bob davis
bobd at members.evolt.org

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