Originally Posted by lappytappy
im confused because, im willing to spend 2,000 more just to get lenovo which is a part of ibm.
Actually, the Lenovo you're looking at is an IdeaPad, which is just one of Lenovo's consumer-oriented notebooks. The ones that incorporate IBM patents are the Thinkpad series. And Lenovo bought IBM's notebook unit (Thinkpads), not the other way around. So aside from the patented technology in Thinkpads, IBM and Lenovo are not related in any way.
Also, more expensive does not always equal better for your needs. It all comes down to how you plan to use the notebook.