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 Post subject: Laptop recommendation
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:04 pm 
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Scott,

A customer needs a laptop for on-the-go email and some photo editing. I want to recommend a good reliable and adequately powerful laptop. She likes matte screens rather than glossy if available (for the photo editing).


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 Post subject: Re: Laptop recommendation
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:31 pm 
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I recommend ThinkPad laptops. For the use you describe, I'd check out the SL, R, or X series. I believe all have matte screens, as glossy screens are simply unacceptable. Be sure to check for coupon and promo codes before ordering. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Laptop recommendation
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:11 pm 
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This is not anything against Lenovo, but something I have been wondering about them.

I do not know if Lenovo still does it, but they do/did their HDD partitions rather strange. For instance they had a 120 GB HDD the C: partiton was around 25GB and the E: Partition was 95GB. I know this because I worked on an older Lenovo, and this lady thought she had crashed her HDD, when I looked to see how much space was left on C: there was about 100MB and that E: partition was empty.

I was left wondering why Lenovo would partition like that, for as we all know most users are not going to know what their C:drive is much less know they have an extra E: Partition. Also everything a person installs pretty much defaults its self to C:.

I had a chance to speak to a Lenovo rep at a tech fair, and I asked him about this. He did not have an answer, but he thought my question was very valid.


This may not be the case for all Lenovos


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 Post subject: Re: Laptop recommendation
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:21 pm 
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My R40, R60 and current R500 all came with full capacity to the C drive, there were no other partitions (besides the hidden restore partition).

That's all I know about that.

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Laptop recommendation
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:28 pm 
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Mike wrote:
My R40, R60 and current R500 all came with full capacity to the C drive, there were no other partitions (besides the hidden restore partition).

That's all I know about that.

Mike


Right on, yea this was an older one, and who knows some one else could have made the partitions the way they were.


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 Post subject: Re: Laptop recommendation
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:36 am 
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I Notice that Sony and Acer are the main mfr's that split the drive like that, on a Sony the D+S (Documents and Settings) folder was on C: so the drive quickly became full, despite an almost empty D: partition.


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 Post subject: Re: Laptop recommendation
 Post Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:18 am 
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Yes my Acer traval mate 4200 had two partions of 50gb.


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