I am in the market for an older IBM Thinkpad and have two options right now. I can buy a T30 or an R52 and each is the same price. $300.
What I want to know is which one would be the better buy in your opinion.
Thinkpad R52 (type 1847 DD2) comes with:
1.7 GHz Pentium M 740 Sonoma processor
2.0 MB L2 cache
80 GB hard drive
1 GB RAM (533 MHz SODIMM)
15" active matrix SXGA-TFT
backlit LCD, 1400x1050
Two 480 Mbps USB ports (version 2.0)
Radeon Mobility M300 with 64 MB VRAM
4 Mbps Infrared
6 Cell Lithium-ion battery
IEEE Firewire port
1 type I/II CardBus (PCMCIA) slot
Integrated 10/100/gigabit Ethernet
Integrated 56Kbps modem
Integrated Atheros 54Mbps a/b/g wireless
or the T30 that has:
20 gig HD
1.6 gig speed
I know it seems obvious that the R52 is better equipped but sometimes different models are better than others no matter what and I don't know which of these models are better. I will only be using the laptop when going out of town about 5 times a year and will only need it to get on the net and run an Access database. Thank you.
Edited by tangerine3, 14 January 2008 - 01:41 PM.