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R500 experiences anyone?

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andreas74
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R500 experiences anyone?

#1 Post by andreas74 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:06 am

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone had used an R500 yet?
Im interested in getting one , as a 'Desktop' home machine.
Am i right that this model - like the R61 - has a pcmcia type II card slot still? (afaics its an express / old typeII 'double' slot, right?).
Id also like to know how loud the fan noise is, on high cpu load.
Thanks
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#2 Post by grimmster » Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:00 pm

hmm, hopefully someone will chime in soon, or maybe it's just worth to spend the extra $70 and get a T500? I see the R500 weighs about half a pound more, but if that is about the only difference (between the t500 and r500 I am looking at) I can use $70 towards a dock.

andreas74
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#3 Post by andreas74 » Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:49 pm

the difference is alot more where i am...
and weight is no prob. here as i wont be carying it around much.
just too bad lenovo has not yet listed the full specs of the r500 on their (european) site yet#? retailers have it in stock already...
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#4 Post by stoinov » Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:07 am

Had an R500 273232G for a month now. It's like my old R60 buth wide screen and louder speakers (better placement). With the default instalation it was an OK machine. I reinstalled custom build of XP and it became the fastest laptop I've seen :) The time difference between new boot-up and wake up from hibernation is next to none! Impressive.
I also use it like desktop replacement and it's quiet more than enough for watching movies, even when on load.
It has more than 3:30 hours battery time with WiFi on and browsing. So if you havent picked up yours yet I recommend.
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