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Pros: comes with an OS, laptop is clean and functional upon arrival. everything works.
new battery, 6 cell.
this is probably IBM's last great thrust into the realm of laptops prior to shuffling off the business unit and focusing on...what was it IBM does again? the T420 is an exceptional piece of hardware. Linux users, youve found your next laptop.
Cons: battery charger DoA...annoying but not a deal breaker at this price. just ordered another off newegg.
mostly cosmetic, you seriously shouldnt care about this:
keyboard had cigarette smell
large plastic sticker covering the case implies it was in pretty poor shape. not a huge deal if you planned on slapping stickers all over it anyway.
monitor frame has 1mm gap from replacement/drop/who knows. everything still works.
Other Thoughts: this laptop was obviously leased, returned, and liquidated in-batch to a third party. It was likely owned by some midwestern road warrior in sales or marketing. After his grand slamwich breakfast at Dennys, he probably shoveled this laptop into a sack with a bottle of cholesterol medicine, half a carton of smokes, and a mountain of receipts for carole in purchasing. the average buyer at newegg probably wouldnt dream of buying one of these, but for those of you who know IBM, you know this laptop. Chances are great the last owner, a portly balding middle aged Caucasoid in seersucker with a failing marriage and an undisclosed affair, dropped and slid this laptop until it was marred with scrapes and scars that other laptops surely would have taken personally. But the IBM T420 is built like a tank. This laptop probably endured hours of banging away on its legendary non-island-key keyboard, trying to get the "presentation" started. It withstood hours of panting and grinning as some mitchum man with a breast pocket full of sales cards and gooey peppermints furiously mashed modifier keys to "throw it up on the screen" for the team. This laptop suffered the wrath of a sweat-drenched diabetic belching platitudes over its screen to his astranged wife after his sons recently disclosed homosexuality via wedding invitation. Its probably seen its fair share of days in the sun at any number of truck stops furiously working through its last volt of battery, desperately seeking wifi and the promise of a connection to the VPN so our hero can race through the K drive and pull down the muldowney report hes presenting fifteen minutes ago.
This laptop has character. its seen things no Dell or HP would ever survive. Dont think of this laptop as used or refurbished. Consider it a battle hardened veteran of the corporate frontline.
Pros: energy efficient, fast booting, light weight with nice thumbscrews on the back and all the ports on the front. enjoys nice ACPI support.
Cons: there is a ~90 watt physical limitation for the processor on this model, and many other shuttle models. obviously not a box for hardcore gamers and such, but within the limitation the box runs fast. dont expect to sneak a big video card in here, as this design monopolizes as much internal space as it can
Other Thoughts: im looking forward to buying more of these for light gaming, bsd and linux tinkering, and anything else i can think of. im absolutely in love with how green this pc is, and how it still manages to do everything i need.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Bunn NHB 10 Cup Home Velocity Brewer Black
Pros: the speed of the machine is a huge plus. being able to roll into the office, dump the ingredients in, and have 10 cups of perfect coffee in 3 minutes for the team is great. no gurgling, popping, or slurping sounds either. excellent carafe construction. comes with a deliming tool and a well worded manual, and a bunch of filters.
Cons: none so far. the initial setup is spooky as it involves you pouring way more water into the machine than you think will fit, but it does!
Other Thoughts: no bells, buzzers, whistles, clocks or grinder included.
no 'pause and pour' feature. this thing is great for people who
find most pro-grade coffee makers confusing. and as always,
made in the USA.