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ibm thinkpad i series 1161

#1 Post by Johnnypopwell » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:07 pm

Hello

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.

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Re: ibm thinkpad i series 1161

#2 Post by Dankengihn » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:46 pm

Almost all of the i-series ThinkPads were manufactured by Acer for IBM.

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Re: ibm thinkpad i series 1161

#3 Post by aptivaboy » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:10 am

Yes, it should do very nicely. I'm an I-Series person so of course, I'm biased.

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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