I just switched!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Willy S, May 20, 2006.

  1. Willy S macrumors 6502

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    I just got a crazy deal on a new IBM R50e (440 euros new, with integrated graphics and black color) and I´m much happier with this laptop than my iMacs. I´m later going to buy a better workstation, but this laptop is excellent for word processing, Internet etc.

    I´m simply amazed how good engineering IBM has done and it runs both cool (it isn´t even warm) and quiet but my iMacs are hot and noisy (heat and whine.)

    I really don´t care about OSX anymore since it always comes with junk hardware these days. Apple used to make good hardware, but know they even don´t know how to apply thermal paste on laptops, which is a very basic hardware manufacturing and assembly knowledge, and one of the weakest links in the chain.

    Apple seems to be in the business to make as much money as possible, I read in these forums, but I like manufacturers who like to please their customers with excellent and cool hardware and making good returns while they are at it.
     
  2. igucl macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure where you're coming from here. But if you're happy with your computer, great. I hope it goes well for you. IBM (Lenovo) does make a nice laptop.
     
  3. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    May you be content in your choices. Best wishes
     
  4. wxboss macrumors member

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    Yes, you need to find something that suits your needs. If this does it for you, then great. IBMs are a good brand of laptops (good quality).

    I hope you enjoy your new purchase.
     
  5. Willy S thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! My history with computers have been nothing but trouble. First, I ran into viruses, over and over again, then I tried Linux and it wasn´t user friendly enough. Then I bought the iMacs and got rid of the software problems, but ran into hardware problems and noise instead...

    Yes IBM has excellent record but Lenovo is still unknown. I guess IBM engineers have designed my copy but the latest models are designed by Lenovo and they might be different.

    I just wish Apple would make such cool laptops and I´m willing to pay a price premium over the PCs since I like the OSX, but Apple needs to buy Arctic Silver 5 and apply it in small quantities.
     

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