[rescue] iBasketcase

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Mon Jan 21 17:16:09 CST 2008

Charles Monett wrote:
> Aaron Finley wrote:
>>> When a brand new dual Core2 T61 can be had for around $700, with 
>>> someone's EPP discount and their PayPal/special of the week, why bother?
>>> Mine came out to $750 this last week, with the WSXGA+ screen. $40 later 
>>> from NewEgg, and I have 3GB of RAM in it. It's scary quick -- I'm 
>>> running a testdrive of SAP NetWeaver on Suse via VMWare, and everything 
>>> is still running fast.
> Mind that they got rid of the decent screens for those right after the 
> T60p (IPS). The screens that they've put in only make me debate about 
> warranty extension or find a model with it that's being sold. Once you 
> go IPS, you find it very hard to want to go back. Never mind the 
> cheapness, just have an option for quality(that isn't priced 
> intentionally to fail).

The problem with the T60p, though, is that many of their GPU chips overheat.

Peace...  Sridhar

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