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What's everyones opinion on them?
02-20-2004, 12:29 AM
I think they're very well made and the keyboards/trackpads are the best I've used. They cost more but are worth it.
As for 3d on them I don't know. Their top of the line model comes with a ATI Mobility FireGL Graphics Card which has worked ok for me on Maya (on a Compaq).
Im not primarly interested in 3d on them, I have a desktop for that. But photoshop and other tasks I am.
Does anyone have anymore thoughts on them?
02-23-2004, 12:09 PM
i have the thinkpad 41p, and it performs very well!! i love it... only a few probs:
1. the display is ok, but not as good as the dell or mac notebooks.
2. theres no built in firewire
3. my harddrive died after 3 weeks. apparently they got a bad batch of disks, but theres a bios fix for them, but i just hadnt noticed.
but, its fast, it's got the coolest graphics card, it gives me 3-6 hours on a battery, depending on what i am doing, it's really light and small!
02-24-2004, 04:45 PM
if im not mistaken the 41p was reviewed in the last issue of 3d world magazine. light, long batt life, decent for 3d, no firewire drive.
Which notebook's would you choose over IBM?
02-24-2004, 10:50 PM
Look at a Mac. I have an older ibook G3 900mhz and I love the hell out of it. I even run my Animation Master 2003 program on it and have no probs. I've owned it for a year and not one single solitary problem with it.:thumbsup:
I want Windows though. ;)
02-25-2004, 10:51 AM
i think it was the t40p they reviewed... it doesnt have the fireGl card ;)
What exactly is a firewire port used for?
02-26-2004, 07:10 AM
A firewire port is typically used to hook up high speed devices. You can use it to transfer digital video from you dv camera and also use it to hook up external harddrives that use the ieee1394 interface.
02-26-2004, 09:05 AM
It's a lot faster than USB 1.0 but close to USB 2.0, I think the Thinkpads have USB 2.0 and the newer models may have firewire. Used to be more Mac oriented stuff used Firewire and pc's used USB. More and more stuff seems to be available for both. IPODs used to be firewire only but now support both.
In any case you can buy a PCMIA card that has Firewire ports for around $40.00 or less.
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