Originally Posted by killerofkiller
We cant forget that Thinkpads are the only laptops in space right now
7 A series are in orbit right now.
I recently had a tough experience with a bad thinkpad --that's being resolved to my satisfaction.... that's something that can happen to ANY manufacturer.
The reason I bought a Thinkpad is because do CAD, 3D modeling and rendering... and I wanted an open GL card.... so that cuts down the field considerably.....
While i was still shopping, I went to an AutoCAD 2007 demo and the guy from Autodesk who was giving the presentation was using a thinkpad.
Now, I know Autodesk has a close relationship with nVidia.... So I asked him why he was using a Thinkpad..... and he said i(1) nVidia was indeed the card to beat; and (2) Thinkpads are the standard issue Autodesk notebook.
(1) Autodesk has enough money that they can buy any notebook they want --at a screaming price--- and their software requires a LOT more horsepower than say "a power point sales presentation" or writing a report in Word.
(2) They have a financial arangement with nVidia (at least they obviously promote them --and Dell uses nVidia Quadro cards in their M series) yet
(3) Autodesk gives *their* employees Thinkpads. --with ATI's card.... to use to go out and demo and sell their product.
So,despite me reciving a manufacturing defect in own my personal machine --which Lenovo is now replacing and totally upgrading for me (see sig) I can only assume Autodesk choose Thinkpads as *their* standard notebook because --in general-- they work, and work, and work..... without a lot of IT headaches.....