New laptop - Is this one any good?


#21

:+1:


#22

I recently got a Dell XPS13 from work which is often cited as the best laptop out there (it is nice) but I still prefer my Lenova X series lappy

keyboard and trackpad were better (for me) being the main reason

the lenova was 2 years old when I got it, I had it for 3 faultless years and was still very happy to keep it when I was forced to upgrade

agree 100% on the SSD - daft not to get a 256 one thee days


#23

Re: 256gb ssds, are there any makes that are better than others?


#24

Nope. There are only 3 basic manufacturers and all you get is variation on a theme. the important part is the connection type and the chip speed. At the prices you are looking at no difference. There is a difference if you plan on spending 10 times as much.

Don’t believe the twats on other sites who claim that different SSD’s sound different.


#25

Another shout for a refurbed Lenovo - got a high spec Thinkpad W540 about a month ago - £2500’s worth for £700 - by a large margin the best PC of any kind I’ve had my paws on.

Agree with Rick about the annoying buttoneless trackpad though.


#26

Some important lessons to be learned from this thread.

Probably.

Predictably, the thing I was going to buy has become a thing I am not going to buy.

I will buy a different, though remarkably similar thing instead.

Or a new coffee machine.

Edit: Unless I manage to find a laptop with nipples and/or a clitoris.


#27

See, as usual, it’s all good :+1:


#28

Hang on, haven’t we all been consistent in saying that you should buy a Lenovo refurb? Not one of us has suggested a coffee machine. I think this thread has been remarkably on topic and useful. We should link to it in the forum ethos.


#29

will that run Win10 and allow you to surf?


#30

Don’t buy a coffee machine. Get a sub. to some decent beans each week and use a hand held drip or cafetière!


#31

Useless if you want espresso.


#32

What’s that got to do with laptops?


#33

Haha, cheeky kunt.


#34

Jesus, it’s so hard to be facetious here - like pissing into an ocean of piss.

And yes, I dare say I’ll buy a Lenovo (with a nipple).

PS - what is this forum ethos of which you speak? Is it in the same place as the mystical book of forum rules?


#35

The forum rules are, wait for it, ‘there are no rules !’.


#36

That is rule 4


#37

Unlikely, I bet you end up with a desktop and a rash.


#38

They’ll go out of fashion then and everyone will tell you what a terrible idea it was.

I’m already starting to hate mine.


#39

Lenovo are shit.

There’s a guy on Etsy who knits laptops from hemp and alpaca. He’s like totally the future of computing.


#40

When it comes to nipples ‘n’ clitoris you can’t beat the older models. They really respond well to your finger action.