I just got a IBM thinkpad i series 1200/1161. I only have macintosh powerbooks so Im new to PC in general. Is this a genuine ibm model or something else? Just wondering if its any good. Thanks.
The I-Series was meant to be a lower cost Thinkpad, geared more towards college students with multimedia uses, instead of the normal Thinkpad business niche.They were generally made by Acer, so often share a number of parts or features especially under the hood. Some have derided them as cheap or not worthy of the Thinkpad name. I disagree. My first laptop was an I-Series 2611-1450, and I still miss it, a nearly perfect blend (at the time) of productivity and entertainment. I have heard where the screen does tend to be the thing that fails, and it was true in my machine's case.
At any rate, have fun with it!
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