For years, and years, I recommended Dell as my go to computer brand for those desiring a Windows based PC. Today, I will tell you — NO MORE.
A brief history lesson: Lenovo purchased IBM’s PC business back in 2005. IBM continued to provide design assistance to them for several years after that. Lenovo has taken something great and made it better.
Lenovo has U.S. operations in North Carolina and at some time this year, they will even start building one of their laptops in the U.S.
My endorsement only covers their Think line of products, for example their ThinkPad laptops and ThinkCentre desktops. Lesser Lenovo systems like the Idea Pad and computers simply called Lenovo followed by a model number are pieces of crap. I have been in this business for over 15 years; I’ve earned the right to say that.
Since most people are going laptops these day, you’ll be pleased to know that Lenovo has Thinkpads in every price range.
– smaller ultra portable laptop, 11.6 inches – x131 is $500
– mid-range, well constructed laptop, – the Edge is about $650
– ready for work, durable, a world leader – the T series will run you about $900
– thin, lightweight, Apple-like – X1 Carbon – $1400
These Thinkpads come with a one year warranty. I would encourage all customers to look at Lenovo’s 3 year extended warranty for about $200. They do honor their commitments. However, the choice on the warranty is yours. Please don’t be upset if you get the bad banana in the batch and it dies after a year. FYI, the ThinkCentre desktops start in the $500 range.
I seek out the best, so you can have the best!