I love my IBM Thinkpad T42p laptop. I’ve had her for four-plus years. I love that the texture on the plastic is worn to a smooth finish by my constant time on the machine. I love that even my second keyboard on this system has keycaps that are worn enough that if you didn’t know your QWERTY layout you often wouldn’t know what key you were pressing.
I love that she has just worked and worked; with a few exceptions – I wore one keyboard out, and have now nearly worn out another. I broke the USB connectors, and they were replaced. I love that I have an extended warranty that is good until JAN 2008.
But this old girl is tired. I’ve type well over a million words on her, and moved terabytes of data to and fro. She’s talked to people in over 40 countries, big and small (the people AND the countries!)
But I am in the market for something new. Something as reliable as she has been, yet maybe with a little more sex appeal.
What I really want is at least a 15 inch Macintosh Tablet PC that also runs Vista. And uses the iPhone Touch interface. But Apple hasn’t built that for me yet.
What’s the most kick-ass laptop on the market today?
It needs to be first dependable – VERY dependable. I have a lot of computers, but my laptop is my lifeline to all of them. Everything I do starts with my primary laptop. Almost everything I create gets created on my primary laptop. My laptop is my office. It’s my interface to my friends, and my greater world.
So what suggestions do you have? If price were no object (it is, of course) – but if it wasn’t – what would you buy?