Lenovo "Air killer"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Butthead, Jan 21, 2008.

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    Butthead

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    All depends on what CPU and when this rumored Lenovo lappy appears. Tech features on it says 2Ghz LV Merom/Santa Rosa, 3 USB ports, but no FW, just like the MBA :(. I'll bet it costs a lot more than a MBA with a standard SSD, 4GB RAM capability with 2 Dimm slots.

    A new CPU coming in May, according to digitimes link below? Will the MBA be updated by then, with these new CPU's in 22mm die size?
    http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cach...ontevina+CPUs+in+May&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us

    But all of the "x300" stats seem to make it a much higher performer than the MBA, and it's got that wicked 'nipple' thingy, lol.

    http://www.electronista.com/articles/08/01/19/lenovo.x300.leak/

    http://gizmodo.com/346797/ultralight-lenovo-x300-series-thinkpad-leaked

    "integrated DVD burner"? Would make it thicker, but you do get a 1400x900 screen.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    Not going to appeal to the people purchasing the MBA.

    Its horribly ugly. It'll easily cost tons more than even the SSD MBA.
     
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    tersono

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    Ugh - but it's still a Lenovo. No thanks.
     
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    roland.g

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    I guess I can say this. Butthead, how does one kill Air? :D
    Seriously, umm, it doesn't run OS X, it looks ugly, and Sony also makes $3000+ ultras. Apple has simply chosen to finally enter the market. This is not the same as the iPhone. They have not shocked the world who is now frantically trying to catch up.
     
  5. macrumors 68020

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    The MBA is a fashion laptop. The Lenovo is a productivity laptop. You can't compare the two.
     
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    djinn

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    Lack of fully functional OS X.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    MBA = fashion + innovation
    Lenovo = absolutely nothing, waste of space
     
  8. macrumors 68020

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    I'm not going to waste time arguing with you. But the client market for the Lenovo will be markedly different from that of the MBA. Enjoy thinking Apple's superior on your own.
     
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    Well then, any mention of the Air is pointless if its "marketed" differently.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    Amen. Lenovos business clientèle will love having their bulletproof thinkpads in a more portable package.
     
  11. macrumors Core

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    :eek:
    Fascinating. Please expand on your comment.
     
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    skyrider007

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    Right, how much did you score on the IQ test?
     
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    KingYaba

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    Looks beautiful. :rolleyes:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Seriously.... 80's Spielberg film
     
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    aiterum

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    gasp its not a fashion statement whatever shall we do
     
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    clevin

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    how can lenovo attract rich apple fanboys? nada. not a killer..
     
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    I think all Lenova Thinkpads are ugly, and there is no laptop out there (or to be released) that will kill the Macbook Air because the Macbook Air is the only one to have OSX
     
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    Domofloge

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    Exactly. If they are targeting different people in general then they should have never been compared..
     
  19. macrumors Core

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    And don't Apple know it!

    If they took their heads out their arses and release a true ultra portable that wasn't thousands of Dollars they'd still make a fortune out of it.
     
  20. macrumors 6502

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    Glad someone finally mentioned this. Thus, how can it be a MBA killer? The MBA haters are going from silly to shockingly ignorant...

    Enjoy that nice trackpad!

    Regards,

    C
     
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    gazfocus

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    I agree. I hope my post didn't sound like I'm a huge fan of the Macbook Air or anything because I'm not. I would buy one if it was more realistically priced, but for my needs, a Macbook would make far better sense, and a MBP for my main machine.
     
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    Got to kidding.

    I've ran OS X on my last three Thinkpads (Z60M, X60 and T60P) so your argument is moot.

    The specs on this look great. 2.5lb with an onboard DVD, faster CPU, multiple WWAN, EDO, GPS options. Standard battery, enhanced battery and optional ultrabay battery when the DVD is removed.

    If you guy's don't think this is an outstandingly spec'd laptop, I really give up!!

    Choice of a MBA or this for 3K, Lenovo has my money. The reasons are in bold.


    13.3 LED Backlit Screen 1440X900 Resolution
    Up to 4Gig Ram
    Kensington Security Lock
    3 X USB
    1 X VGA
    Docking Port
    7mm DVD Burner
    Gigabit Ethernet
    PC Express Card Slot (3/4)
    Microphone in port
    Fingerprint Reader
    WebCam
    WWAN
    WIMAX
    GPS
    Thinklight (Keyboard Light)
    Touchpad AND Trackpoint
    3 X PCI-E slots
     
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    That has to be the ugliest laptop I've seen in a while. And that trackpad is laughable. Looks 12 years old.
     
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    clevin

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    how do you like this trackpad?
    [​IMG]
     
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    djinn

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    Earlier in the thread I said fully functional, not a hacked copy. When I say fully functional I mean everything works including apps like iLife, etc...

    Your Thinkpads ran a fully functional OS X copy.
     

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