New PC laptop

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by EJBasile, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. EJBasile macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    Hi everyone,
    (this won't be one of those thinkpad survival stories)

    Today at work in the ER a patient went mental and picked up my thinkpad and through it across the room. I won't go into detail about the man but my Thinkpad is destroyed (thank god not my PowerBook). Luckly all of my data is saved on a server. I have to see if the HD is ok tomorrow. Anyways the hospital is going to buy me a new laptop but recently they have switched to Dell computers. They are giving me the option of the Latitude D600, D610, or X300. I already tried to get another thinkpad but they won't let me. I have a 21" external monitor for it at work with a mouse and keyboard so screen size is not really an issue.

    What should I ask for?
  2. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Have the hospital buy you the most expensive system they can get you.
    Then turn your back, sell the system, and buy a Thinkpad.

    Sorry, but I think they should replace what was broken at work with something equivalent, and Dells aren't as good as Thinkpads (depending on which Thinkpad you had). That's what I'd do if I really didn't want a dell.
  3. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    My thoughts exactly...
  4. 0490043 Suspended

    Mar 29, 2004
    Go for the Dell. Thinkpads are not as good as they were in the past and the Dells are getting to be really good.
  5. EJBasile thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    I really like my tPad (lol PCs applized). The hospital is only buying dells now. Grrr.

    I think I like the D600, I'l check CNET.

    Perhaps a panasonic tough book suitable (JK)
  6. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2004
    New York
    Just get the most expensive setup you can get and then sell it for a new T Pad.
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Any way you can get them to get you the X1 that's a re-badged Samsung? That thing looks pretty sweeeet for a PC.... that is, great on specs, awful on looks. ;)
  8. EJBasile thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 20, 2004
    I can't do that. My IBM was the hospitals, so really I doubt I have the authority to sell a new one.

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