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What is better lenovo thinkpad or dell inspiron 15

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a b D Laptop
March 11, 2010 6:25:06 PM

Hello,

I am moving to the bush in Zambia Africa next yearn and need a reliable computer for regulkar use. Will be using Skype a lot, putting together vidio presentations, manageing pics, and taking classes online. Service contracts mean nothing to me since we are living in the middle of no where. Thus needing a well built compute that can withstand 100"F temps...living in a hut...with dust. soooo what do you think? I will have around 700.00 to spend. (looking hard at Lenovo)
a b D Laptop
March 11, 2010 6:30:12 PM

Regardless of the brand, there is no guarantee that any laptop will handle such conditions. Have you looked at more "rugged" laptops that can take a bit of a beating? I'd probably go with the Lenovo myself. If you do, just try and keep it clean (i.e. the fan ports) and as cool as possible (I know that it is easier said than done). Enjoy your time there by the way, as it is a lovely place and the wild life is incredible.
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a b D Laptop
March 11, 2010 9:40:16 PM

I would also second Lenovo. I don't think you can get any toughbook series for that low price.
You may also want to consider painting the notebook white :sol: 
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March 12, 2010 12:14:06 AM

If your willing to consider other brands think about Asus, they've gotten higher reliability ratings than pretty much everyone. Pricing is also usually better than most for any given configuration.

Laptop reliability may be your biggest threat, if the conditions are what you state then you may be looking at overheating issues fairly quickly, I would not go with a top of the line CPU in the unit (since each line has a base model you might be ok at a midpoint of CPU). I'd skip a discrete GPU unless you think you will really need it, it will add quite a bit of heat. Also make sure to have a backup drive.

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March 12, 2010 5:57:09 AM

i would go for lenovo thinkpad as well.. it's quite well built and most likely will last for more then 3 years if used properly...
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