Lenovo Thinkpad t410 vs macbook pro 13 or others

I don't know which to choose. I'm looking for a laptop that will last me at least 4 years through college for a physics major. It must have long battery life (I'm thinking of 9 cell on the t410 plus the 3 cell ultra bay battery). I want it to have decent graphics plus CPU power but i have a core i7/gtx 570/12gb ram computer at home so any hard work will be done at that.
These are the computers
Macbook pro
13.3 inch 1280x800
2.4ghz c2d
geforce 320m
4gb ram
250gb 5400 (boo)
14 inch 1440x900
2.66 ghz core i5
Nvidia NVS 3100m (optimus)
4gb ram
500gb 7200
9 cell battery
webcam/fingerprint/intel ultimate 3x3

I will also take suggestions
1. What is your budget?
<1099 (may go to 1199)

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
<=14 inches

3. What screen resolution do you want?

doesnt matter, i prefer 16x10 though so 1440x900

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?

5. How much battery life do you need?

i would like 6-7 hours+

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?

not really

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)

Note taking and other office related tasks

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

I currently use 70gb on my 1 tb hdd lol so not much 250gb+

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.


10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?

at least 4 years which

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

dvd possibly

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.

i don't like apple but i like the 10hour battery :/

13. What country do you live in?


14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

I am really only considering the MBP because of the sell back value even for old models, i will duel boot linux on the thinkpad and windows on the macbook
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  1. Oh i forgot to mention that i believe these two laptops are to be updated soon. I know for sure the thinkpad gets sandy bridge and 1600x900. Should I wait?
  2. i have decided against the MBP so now its lenovo or another suggestion
  3. any other suggestions?
  4. How does the Dell Latitude e6410 compare with the lenovo t410?
  5. Best answer
    That's also good.And Dell business laptops usually have a good build quality,so go with the one with better specs/price.
  6. Best answer selected by Daniel123244.
  7. Daniel.. Shut the *** up and stop asking so many damn questions, thanks.
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