Submitted by nielsvm on Sun, 03/02/2008 - 16:23
So I've had it!, after three years of very good experiences with my Acer Aspire 3000 it started to make even more noise then it already did and it became slower and slower every day. At last FOSDEM I wanted to hook up my laptop to the wireless (which I never use anyway) connection at the event and I discovered that I'd forgot to get my BCM43xx driver working (installed Kubuntu Feisty on it, so no automatic firmware). So that was just it, the lack of a good wireless chipset, no fancy 3D stuff (sis chipset, even no simple shadows compositing worked), a very slow harddrive and simply horrible unpredictable and bad service from Acer. So in a very impulsive mood I decided yesterday to purchase myself a new laptop, after dreaming month's of it I finally settled my hunt on a Lenovo Thinkpad. So after I started my google queries and review reading yesterday I decided that a Thinkpad T61 (NI265NI) would be the best choice and within budget, altough quality devices like these never have been cheap. After fiddling trough the ordering process (which resulted in a double order) I got the delivery confirmation in my mailbox at 5PM yesterday, it's going to be delivered within two or three days. Feeling like a happy little child getting his duplo-toys, simply can't wait! Though I have to resume the php code I was hacking on... Cya!