I have had my trusty IBM Thinkpad T22 laptop for a litte over six
years now. In fact, I am typing this post on it. During that time, it
has been a rock solid piece of hardware. Unfortunately, nothing lasts
forever, and I figure it is only a matter of time until something fails.
I am not ready to purchase a new laptop just yet, but I have been doing
a little shopping around so I can be prepared. Since I have had such a
good experience with this Thinkpad, I figure I would replace it with a
After examining the options, I have settled on the Lenovo Thinkpad
T61 with the 15.4” widescreen display. I want to add a 2.2GHz Core 2
Duo processor, Intel graphics processor, 4GB of RAM, 160GB disk and a
DVD burner. There are “better” graphics options available, but this
machine will primarily run Fedora Core Linux and Intel has solid Linux
support and an open source driver. I think this machine would make a
fabulous development machine.
Now I just need to improve the
WAF so I can purchase