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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid, reliable, powerful

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    This computer is not exciting or sleek, but it is a solid, reliable, proven machine. I'd used Thinkpads at work for years, and found them to be reliable and rugged, but this one is a world apart - it retains those traits, but is also much more capable (i7 processor, 16 gb DDR4 ram), faster (solid state drive, Windows 10), a very quick NVIDIA videocard (not chipset built into the motherboard) and nicer to look at (larger display, finer resolution. I especially like the multitude of ports it comes with; many USB, a USB-C, the upgraded DCIM video out, and the old style "docking station" port on bottom of machine (as opposed to more commonly found USB port replicator connections). And, the battery is user-replaceable (and higher capacity batteries are available). This is an old-school laptop, not the sleek 'toy' style tablet computer that is becoming popular; you don't buy this because it's nice to behold, you buy this because you want/need the power it offers, and the flexibility all those ports gives you (probably twice as many ports as the tablet computers offer). There is one feature I kind of regret, and that is the keyboard's 'off-center' placement. It is a fully featured keypad, complete with the 9-key number pad, arrow buttons, etc that you'll find on a desktop keyboard. That forces the center of the QWERTY keyboard off to left of center of the screen. Other reviewers noted this, and I'd dismissed them as whiners, but now that I'm using it, I do find it a bit disconcerting at times. But when used as would normally be used, that is sitting on a port replicator alongside a second larger display, full-sized keyboard, mouse, etc all plugged into the replicator as intended, it becomes a non-issue. They keyboard is otherwise outstanding; good key travel, 2-level lighting, good 'touch' (although not as wonderful as the old "IBM touch", sadly no longer available from anyone/anywhere). Bottom line - if you're looking for a machine that is reliable, very powerful, flexible, and built to outlast the technological rat-race for a number of years, you won't do better. If all you want is something that looks good at Starbuck's, well, go for one of the touch-screen "tablet-puters". C

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    very good computer for computing

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    The computer works well. The 4-core cpu is good for doing calculations. I don't use it for gaming, however, I am sure the gpu will be useful after programming it with CUDA.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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