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IT HAS to be a Lenovo.  Ive a lattitude d620 now, but the latest Lattitudes are not tough enough.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/ieweb/LenovoPortal/en_IE/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=FD6DB49790C7411D933567FC361231FB¤t-category-id=4F2BFD001DC94A9081ED8D7233D62661&action=init

All these T410 have the same "shell" or case.  There is a huge difference in price between them.

I need a new ship after 5 years with my old laptop.  Need a good laptop to be carried around on site for IT use.  (not gaming or CAD etc)

Anyway Ive narrowed it down to these 3 or a t410s = very expensive.

Will get 3 year accidental warranty with what ever I choose.

Any advice anyone?
Should I go for the cheapest T410i ? or go mad and get the t410s ?
What the weight difference?

Any help choosing appreciated.

Lets face it - its very tempting to just get the most expensive model isnt it !
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I'd go for the Enhanced ThinkPad T410 with integrated graphics; if there's no CAD, no need for discrete graphics controller... also it has Windows 7 Pro, so one thing less to do (reinstall OS and drivers; faster disk than the basic model... I'd add a 2 GB stick.

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So you think the  t410s is not worth the $

Whats the weight difference?
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As i said, if there's no CAD, heavy gaming or graphics design, no need for the discrete graphics controller; and I would invest in another 2 GB RAM stick (so I could run a VM or two for testing purposes)...

HTH
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ThinkPad T410s

"128 GB Solid State Drive, Serial ATA"
Is it easy to swap (to get access to it) that HDD for a normal 2.5 Sata - Like a 500 gig one?
 
 
 
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No idea... as it is SSD, it can be just a card attached to the mainboard... moreover, that model is marketed as the lightest 14" laptop, so I doubt there's enough room for a 2,5" HDD. SSD sounds cool in a laptop, but unless it is a work-paid machine, I wouldn't take it, apart of the low storage capacity
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You got your answer... consider yourself served... ;)
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Ok Almost done.

The one with discrete graphics is  very similar in price.  
Advantage - if something goes wrong with it - the mobo doesnt need to be changed - just the vid card.

   
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Wait... in laptops, even if it says "discrete graphics", it does NOT mean it has a separate card... usually it means it has a dedicated chip (and RAM) for graphics soldered on the mobo and does not use the integrated one in the chipset. be careful with that.
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Hi,

Thanks for all the info.
Ive been trying to choose a laptop for two years and eventually bought it last night at 2am.
Firat new laptop in about 5 years.
Cant wait now.

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