From: Barry Marks (barry_at_fbtc.net)
Date: Mon Apr 12 1999 - 16:03:28 EDT
I almost bought an i1451 but I decided not to get something with the plain vanilla pentium at that price. If it had a Celeron I would have gotten one. I've found that for the same price I can get a Toshiba with an AMD K6-2 with a 6.4 gig drive and 64 meg.
I haven't done that. I really want a Thinkpad. I have 2 older ones now and they've been great and I don't know that I want to try something different. So I'm just waiting.
I really don't think the i series (with the exception of the 1721) is that interesting. I wasn't sure I wanted to pay the price for the 1721 but I went looking for one thinking I might let it tempt me into it. But nobody has them in stock and nobody is thinking of getting one. The only one I could find was a display model which didn't look too good.
Maybe in a few months I'll take another look.
From: Chuck S. <probepro_at_mindspring.com>
To: thinkpad_at_cs.utk.edu <thinkpad_at_cs.utk.edu>
Date: Sunday, April 11, 1999 1:08 PM
Subject: i1721 and Other TP Models
I purchased a i1721 2 months ago because it used current technology (300 MHz PII, Win98, V.90, DVD) and other features I wanted at a reasonable price (for a TP) . The i Series seems to be priced to capture a piece of the $1400-2700 market while still delivering the quality, performance and service TP owners expect. So, how come there is so little discussion about the i Series here? I think I have heard >from only one other person in this list that has one. By comparison, we cannot get our hands on a 770Z yet, but it has already generated much discussion. As a newcomer to TP's, I've noticed that certain models are revered with almost cult status, but the i Series is probably destined for oblivion. Can anyone explain this? Also, can anyone technically compare the i Series to other TP models? For one thing, I read it is the only TP built by IBM. It also is thicker and heavier that other models.
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