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Thinkpad Edge or T60?

I am going to buy a notebook. I could get a T60 at half a price as compared to Thinkpad Edge 15. T60 is a used laptop but in good condition but with no warranty but Edge is a new one with one year warranty. All I want in a laptop is durability and long life.
T60: 14 inch, 2.0 Core 2 Duo 7200, 2GB Ram DDR2, 80 GB HDD, Combo drive
Edge: 15.6 inch, 2.6 core i3, 2GB Ram DDR3, 250 GB HDD, Super Drive
Please suggest.
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    T60 is an actual ThinkPad, the Edge is really a ThinkPad in name only. It's built cheaper. I'd go with a T60, unless you need the extra speed for something and the large screen. An issue you will have with a used laptop is the battery live is almost always an issue, and the T60 has poor battery life even new. It also has a known issue where the main fan dies or gets noisy. Easy to fix with a $20 part though.
  2. I bought T60. It shows core temperature as 43-46 C when just browsing etc but when used for long hours, it varies between 51-56 C. Is it a normal temperature? I can also hear the fan if I concentrate a little but its not noisy. I can also feel the air coming out of ducts from the side and back. This laptop is strongly built, feels metal.
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  4. I used to but from IBM but now only buy from a vendors who actually builds their products:

    Quanta sells to (among others) HP/Compaq, Dell, Toshiba, Sony, Fujitsu, Acer, NEC, Gateway and Lenovo/IBM
    Compal sells to Toshiba, HP/Compaq, Acer, and Dell.
    Positivo Informatica sells to Samsung, Sony, Siragon, Toshiba, HP
    Wistron (former manufacturing & design division of Acer) sells to HP/Compaq, Dell, IBM, NEC, Acer, and Lenovo/IBM.
    Flextronics (former Arima Computer Corporation notebook division) sells to HP/Compaq, NEC, and Dell.
    Itautec sells to Siragon, LG, Samsung, Sony
    ECS sells to IBM, Fujitsu, and Dell.
    Asus sells to Apple (iBook), Sony, and Samsung.
    Inventec sells to HP/Compaq, Toshiba, and BenQ.
    Lanix sells to Sony, Compaq, Toshiba, Siragon, Itautec
    Uniwill sells to Lenovo/IBM and Fujitsu & PC World UK own brand Advent.
    Clevo sells to Sager, VoodooPC, WidowPC and other boutique vendors.
    Asus and MSI sell their own stuff

    A new sandy bridge laptop from Asus or any Clevo distributor would run you under $1k

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/sager-clevo/91510-clevo-guide-v2-0-faq-reseller-info.html

    Asus and Clevo can be bought in the US from Prostar an Xoticpc; the former's site is a bit easier to navigate.

    Clevo http://www.pro-star.com/index.cfm?mainpage=product&filter=4
    Asus http://www.pro-star.com/index.cfm?mainpage=product&filter=6
  5. Jack, you were not helpful at all.
  6. hasniali said:
    Waiting for your response.


    Nothing odd is going on, if the laptop is running you're set. If there was a fan issue, you'd know it.
  7. Best answer selected by hasniali.
  8. thanx
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