New PC laptop

EJBasile

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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?
 

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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.
 
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Go for the Dell. Thinkpads are not as good as they were in the past and the Dells are getting to be really good.
 
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EJBasile

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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)
 
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mkrishnan

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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. ;)
 
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EJBasile

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JzzTrump22 said:
Just get the most expensive setup you can get and then sell it for a new T Pad.
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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