ThinkPad 600X Replacement

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ThinkPad 600X Replacement

#1 Post by BillG » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:51 pm

I really enjoy the solid feel of my ThinkPad 600X. I need a similar laptop for a client I'm working with, and while the 600X feel and size is perfect, the job demands a 2GHz or faster processor. I've been looking at some used laptops, but they all lack the sturdy, solid feel of the 600X keyboard.

Can anyone recommend to me a 600X replacement (old or new) that is a similar form factor and feel? If not a ThinkPad model, I'd consider a >sob< non-ThinkPad.

(Note that I can't use a Lenovo because it's the only laptop manufacturer not on the client's Approved Vendor list)
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Re: ThinkPad 600X Replacement

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:02 pm

That's a pretty tough call...

For many people, 600x had the best keyboard ever seen on a laptop. As for the feel of the entire machine, although I'm not a 600 series buff, I'll admit that it's likely the sturdiest ThinkPad ever built...

Now, when you say 2Ghz CPU...which generation are you referring to? P4M, PM, Core Duo or Core 2 Duo? Knowing that would give one a better idea of what machine to possibly suggest...

And if someone really likes the keyboard and general feel of a 600x, nothing but a ThinkPad will ever do IMO...
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Re: ThinkPad 600X Replacement

#3 Post by u.mac » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:17 pm

600 series... :bow: best keyboard ever build

But take a look to the X60/X61 series - also awesome machines.

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Re: ThinkPad 600X Replacement

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:21 pm

For sturdiness, a T30 might just do the job (CPU up to 2.6GHz).
Don't know how the keyboard compares though.
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Re: ThinkPad 600X Replacement

#5 Post by sportfreak » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:34 am

But take a look to the X60/X61 series - also awesome machines.
i would definitely agree with that, because i myself use it everyday and not only do i get the wows for its looks and form factor but also the things i pull off from it infront of my grad clas..
i have done stuff ranging from installing Mac os x successfully to presently using windows 7 with no problems whatsoever..

u shud consider an x61 series...feel free to ask any questions with regards to tat one@@ :SH!:
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Re: ThinkPad 600X Replacement

#6 Post by OldManClayton » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:17 pm

What Lenovo ought to do is remake the 600X with modern innards...

Sorry, off-topic. :oops:
560, 560, 560, (all in various stages of completion/possession of a screen) 600E that's pretty dead, and a spiffy new X61 Tablet.

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