The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

12 October 2007

Now that's an upgrade

I asked Trini about Lenovo desktops — we all know about their ThinkPads — and she pointed me to this product listing. The lowest of the low is a mere $399 and runs off an Intel Celeron processor; the OS is Windows Vista Home Basic.

For an extra $50, they'll give you, instead of the Celeron, a real Pentium Dual-Core. And you get Windows XP Professional, rather than any flavor of Vista.

"Of course. It's a better operating system," said Trini.

She'd probably say it to Steve Ballmer, too.

Posted at 2:22 PM to PEBKAC

Never buy a computer with an experimental OS installed by the OEM.

Posted by: McGehee at 4:36 PM on 12 October 2007

Lenovo T60 and above ThinkPad docking stations ... Bad design as even a brief power drop will drop the network connection. Yes, get a UPS for your laptop docking station.

T61 ThinkPads - So far on a series of corporate installs ... bad driver juju.

Posted by: Mel at 7:44 PM on 12 October 2007