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My new laptop

3 days ago it came to the world, not screaming and pushing like others, but we knew it arrived.
Weighting only 1.5 KG (3.5 pounds) and 2 cm (0.8 inch) thick – we loved him from day 1. I just couldn’t stop holding it, carrying it with me where ever I go, and it didn’t cry for over 4.5 hours…
Impressive !!

I think it’s safe to say now that I’m not talking about a new ‘real’ baby (although I wouldn’t object to having one…), but to my brand new laptop – ThinkPad X60.
My old machine, ThinkPad T41 did just fine, but it was time to upgrade, no offense, to a newer, better model. And in the technology field – smaller is better.
Other than the size, which impressed me, ‘casue until I held it I didn’t know it was so small and light, the battery time is amazing. With the extended 8 Cell battery I can work for over 4.5 hours (in high system performance), without worrying for recharging. It’s simply amazing. A true laptop.

The ThinkPad X60 was the first to include Intel’s Core Duo processor (T2400), at 1.8GHz with a 1GB RAM and 80GB HDD. There’s all the usual connectivity (a/b/g, BT) but also Fire-Wire (IEEE 1394) and SD Slot. Cool. And it was also CNET’s Editors’ Choice in 2006.

How’s the keyboard you ask? Well, I use an example. During the first 2 days I hit “+” button instead of the “backspace” one couple of times, but it passed away. The ThinkPad legendary keyboard is so intuitive and well-organized, that there’s really no comparison with others. Every button, even the tiny right CTRL button, falls right into place, and you rarely miss.

I’ve written before about Lotus Notes 8 Beta and the toll it takes on your system, but the X60 (as well as my T41 with 1GB, btw) is doing just fine. Working smoothly, not hick-ups, screens moving fast enough – just what I’d expect. I’m also running Lotus Sametime 7.5.1, as well as Adobe Photoshop CS – no worries. The new T2400 processor barely break sweat.

Suddenly writing is much more pleasurable…

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