From: Steve Phipps (sphipps_at_janics.com)
Date: Mon Apr 03 2000 - 20:40:02 EDT
I've had many older Thinkpads, like the 360 and 701CS, and recently wanted
to buy a mainstream laptop for around $1000. I didn't know IBM sold a laptop
in this price range and I thought I'd never afford a new Thinkpad, so I
about fell over when I saw the Thinkpad 1420i selling new for $1100. Based
upon the excellent luck I've had with them, I didn't hesitate a second
Overall I'm satisfied with it for a laptop in the $1000 range, but IMO
that's about all it is. Put it up against traditional IBM laptops and you
can really tell the quality difference both in performance and workmanship.
Also, I wasn't too enthusiastic to hear the day after I bought it new that
most of them need new system boards to permanently get rid of the USB whine
----- Original Message -----
From: STeve Andre' <andres_at_msu.edu>
Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2000 2:31 PM
Subject: i Series horror stories?
> In the discussion of EZServe lately, I've seen at least two comments about
> i Series machines being of bad quality, etc. I'd like to know a little
> more about where these comments are coming from.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.3 : Thu Jan 23 2003 - 09:55:57 EST