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    anyone can recommend a 'workhorse' quality notebook?

    looking for advices from IT experts, will be needing a 'workhorse' quality notebook, mainly for CAD, 3D modelling and PS. have gone through a couple of models from Acer, IBM and MIS, for an IT dummy like me, i'm seeing stars liao

    thanks in advance for those who can provide your valuable opinions

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    Ibm T43

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC
    Ibm T43
    thanks! that was fast

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    Steve's side: Mac Powerbook G4.
    Bill and Moore's side: IBM Thinkpad Z series.

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    T43, I second this.
    I lup SG, but SG don't love me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    Steve's side: Mac Powerbook G4.
    Bill and Moore's side: IBM Thinkpad Z series.
    thanks! i can't use Mac, don't support the CAD software i'm using ... there's a IBM Z series? don't remember seeing one at Funan

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    i just checked, the Z series is very new but uses Intel Graphics Media Accelerator instead of ATI Radeon X- ... maybe not so much of a workhorse?

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    I think IBM T43 is quite good, one thing about IBM T-series notebook is the shield they use for the cover, very good in protecting from body overheat and system hang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    I think IBM T43 is quite good, one thing about IBM T-series notebook is the shield they use for the cover, very good in protecting from body overheat and system hang.
    that's new to me thanks for pointing out, nobody mentioned that when i was going around Funan

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin
    that's new to me thanks for pointing out, nobody mentioned that when i was going around Funan
    not many ppl know...

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    I don't think IBM T43's ATI X300 is suitable for CAD. You will need something which has FireGL or Quadro at least. And notebook with this kind of chipset are usually heavy.

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    Default Re: anyone can recommend a 'workhorse' quality notebook

    PowerBook G4.

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    IBM notebooks are real good generally.... My ex company provide us with IBM T series notebook. Think the one I got was T41..... all of us always check in our notebooks when we fly..... and well, nothing bad ever happen to it.... hehe.. So I also recommend T43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin
    not many ppl know...
    i see, all the more, thanks for sharing



    Quote Originally Posted by coolman
    I don't think IBM T43's ATI X300 is suitable for CAD. You will need something which has FireGL or Quadro at least. And notebook with this kind of chipset are usually heavy.
    my friend says those are obselete already ... 3 years back items?



    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    PowerBook G4.
    can't use, doesn't support the major CAD softwares in the market



    Quote Originally Posted by idor
    IBM notebooks are real good generally.... My ex company provide us with IBM T series notebook. Think the one I got was T41..... all of us always check in our notebooks when we fly..... and well, nothing bad ever happen to it.... hehe.. So I also recommend T43.
    i see, one more vote for T43 ... thanks!

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    Power Bk G4, 15" also can run virtual PC for your CAD. the rest like photoshop, all adobe stuff.... colour display also quite accurate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by erizai
    Power Bk G4, 15" also can run virtual PC for your CAD. the rest like photoshop, all adobe stuff.... colour display also quite accurate...
    hmmm ... i'd love to use a MAC, but the reviews for virtual PC for CAD software usage so far have been rather mixed (actually more towards the negative side) most complaints point to frequent crashes and slow performance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sjourn
    T43, I second this.
    I 3rd

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    PowerBook G4.
    wah this laptop LCD look very nice leh....... i see liau then ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Kahuna
    I 3rd
    thanks for your opinion ... seems like it's going to sway my decision making soon

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    strange
    sony viao so ex
    and no votes

    well do not buy toshiba
    bought one notebook long ago
    quite junk and silly after sales service in Kallang Pudding says, even if is nothing wrong you have to pay fixed $ for us to look at it. After hearing this statement, I decided never to buy toshiba computers ever again. And never to recommend to anyone to buy.
    Last edited by ricohflex; 20th December 2005 at 12:23 AM.

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