In the past, IBM has consistently lagged behind when it came to what they put into their laptops. Most notably, was the video card they used. Until VERY recently, they used the Savage series (been dead to desktops for some time now, and rightfully so). Only now are they moving to ATI cards.Originally posted by D0ct0rteeth
Maybe just once I can read a few posts without feeling like somebodys father. Friggin Kids.
Romain just posted his opinion, and repetitive as it is; he had a valid point. Apple clains to be the leader in potables but IBM has consistantly developed fantastic hardware. Flame me all you want; but Thinkpads are fantastic laptops and at these specs (1.7mhz / over a gig of DDR ram / combo drive...) apple is clearly no longer king of the hill.
As an IT Consultant I use both computers, and I love macs but what sets me off are the fanatics that scream at whine at apple all day long on these rumor sites to make their computers 300mhz faster and flame each other for voicing their opinions. The Powerbooks will be updated whenever they get around to it... Apple wants to make great hardware/software/electronics; but like every company in the world has roadblocks to overcome (ie: motorola; lazy workers; bottomline).
Meanwhile IBM can concentrate on just building hardware in their upstate NY sweatshops paying highschool kids min wage to make their products. They don't have to worry about their bottom line because they know that their several business partnerships guarantee that they will sell/lease enough of their new laptops to cover their expences.
Bottomline.... If you want a powerbook buy one.
If you want a thinkpad buy one.
Just dont jump up someones butt when they start a thread you dont agree with.
Catch ya later.