# Lenovo T420

#### Steven

Get the latest Macbook Pro and all the machines you have ever owned (including the T420) will look like buying form Toysrus.

MBP was one of my considerations but have ruled it out because of its price (for the same configuration with T series). Also I have a MB (quite old model) and my desktop is an iMac, so I don't really need another apple product line... so far very happy with my new toy and is playing around setting up ubuntu on it...

#### Steven

another point: the machine is surprisingly cool even running some heavy applications for long time. I don't know why it is not
taken as selling point (only discover it after few days of usage) as I have some bad experience with other laptops that can really be used to cook.

#### Forza

my sister has one. its not a thinkpad. as long as one goes in knowing that, one wont be disappointed. she didnt expect it to be the same quality as a tp and is quite happy with it. my dad saw it and he is a bigger tp fanboy than i am and dismissed it as a plastic chew toy for the dog.

Thanks Cjs for the tip. I just wanted a simple computer with decent speed. Was thinking between a Vostro or Edge, but after seeing a video on youtube about the screen test, I am going to stick with the Edge. Thanks again!

#### cgorac

That's great choice, Andy. However I am outside US so there aren't many options.. it took me quite some efforts to search around for bargains already and the machine is priced very competitively in US compared with other countries

#### Cjs

i was just about to post that ><

#### alain

##### Older and Wiser
Very good. At the time I bought my machines (1 year and 2 years ago), the MBP were the best thing. Also, I bought the 17" models with 8GB of memory. My machines both came with NVIDIA GPUs.

#### cgorac

Very good. At the time I bought my machines (1 year and 2 years ago), the MBP were the best thing. Also, I bought the 17" models with 8GB of memory. My machines both came with NVIDIA GPUs.

It's not my intention to be picky here, and it's indeed hard to find details regarding specs and pricing of these machines now, but: if I remember it correctly ThinkPad W701 was again in the same price range as previous generation of 17 inch MacBook Pro machines, but offering much better hardware (for example: NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M/3800M, offered inside W701, were way more powerful than MacBook Pro NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M - 96 and 128 cores, respectively, and with much more memory for Quadro cards vs. 48 cores only for GT 330M card). MBPs were practically always priced as ThinkPad W series machines, but with hardware on the level of ThinkPad T series models (that is/was, in turn, several hundreds dollars less expensive). And note I'm not saying that Lenovo in particular has better offerings: most of other workstation replacement vendors, like HP with their EliteBook 85x0w machines or Fujitsu Siemens with their top-level Celsius machines, have alike offerings most of the time - it's just that MacBooks are plain overpriced.

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