om*g... why is clevo using cheap plastic casing for $2k units...
I've sold my T42 2373-3UU which costed me $1950 for mere PM735, 512MB, 40GB 5400RPM, 64MB ATI Radeon 9600, to buy Sager.
I've always thought IBM charges way too much for not that great spec in those T42, but one really needs to see those qualities and efforts they put on those T42.
I sold my T42 for Sager 'cos I thought specs i get from T42 are so miserable compared to what I can get with Sager. But I see how IBM makes up those $500~600 difference.
1. Their magnesium casing is just plain awesome, gives one plenty security, I mean you don't even think about cracks at all, it's like a tank shield. They also have a metal alloy just for hinges.
2. You really needs to see amount of efforts they put on those T42 custom software, anywhere ranging from IBM Embeded Security System, to even minor/notworthmentioning Battery Maintaining software, which shows enduser how their battery is going, and if it needs rechargning, one can just do it by a click of button, or you can set it to maximize battery health by making not charge the battery unless it's below certain threshold which is determined by the software.
3. Hardware are so tightly integrated with IBM customized software. Batteries are totally integrated into the system, not only in terms of hardware by working with chipset, but also with software, being able to control battery capacity software wise.
IBM a/b/g wireless card has Atheros chipset along with customized IBM components built into it; with IBM wireless software, one can control amount of voltage that will be used by wireless, thus maximizing battery life.
I'm sorry this post of mine kinda turning into 'i love IBM' thing, but keep in mind, I just sold my T42 for Sager. I'm not trying to flame Sager, but I guess you get what you pay for.
Now that I see all these issues on crack in 5690, should I get one? -_-;;; or should i get 3790 or even 8790.... If anyone can help me out that would be great