With a budget of 1000$ you can get a solid notebook that will surely satisfy your needs since the prices dropped considerably with time. Here’s a list that will help you to make the right decision.
Gateway NV5929u Notebook
This is a mainstream laptop that comes with a very good value. The best one you could buy with a budget of $1000.
It offers high-end performance hardware that is more than satisfactory. It has a solid feel to it, the keyboard and the track pad could use some improvements, but they can surely be used without too many problems.
It has an elegant design, its very functional but not the most portable of all. Nonetheless, it’s a very good choice if you want a strong performance laptop without spending too much.
Apple 13,3 inch Macbook MC516LL
This is the only notebook that Apple still produces and incorporates the classic pure-white design (which I am quite fond of). A design line that used to dominate Apple products.
It has that unibody design that we all like, the hardware does its job proper, the graphic card being better than most of the 13 inch notebooks pack.
The main advantage with this one is that is highly portable with a good battery life. Apple 13,3 inch Macbook MC516LL is one of the most powerful 13 inch notebook that money can buy. But keep in mind that with a budget of $1000 you will only get the base version.
Lenovo ThinkPad T410
Thinkpad is a very well built notebook offering durability with its protective features. Perfect if you find yourself on the road a lot.
It has a classic design, basic yet very user friendly. The keyboard is one of the best you’ll get on a notebook. The display is decent and in terms of performance it can be equipped with lots of optional components.
You won’t get the best looking notebook with this one but you will surely get one of the most durable.11
When you’re looking for a business laptop the first things that come to your mind are portability, weight and computing power. The Lenovo ThinkPad X201Tablet brings just that to the game. The series has been popular with people always on the move for some time now and it has been regarded as the best business convertible on the market.
You won’t spot too many differences between X201 and X200. Like its younger brothers it has a black chassis, a fingerprint reader, a screen rotating button and the already established button for the ThinkVantage menu (former Lenovo Utilities). X201 is fairly light and shouldn’t rise any problems to carry around.
ThinkPad X201 doesn’t heat too much which is a plus given the fact that most of the people who will use it won’t always be in the most comfortable setting. The temperature was lower than any category average regardless of the area it was measured on.
As with its many features, X201 has the same keyboard as X200, very responsive but a little too cramped for my taste. It could have used a little more space in order to make it as comfortable as possible. As with X200 the palm resting space is small, so you could find yourself in a quite uncomfortable position after a long use of the keyboard.
The matte (thumbs up!) display is quite bright, has good colors and surprisingly good viewing angles. The screen rotates 360 degrees on a solid hinge. Unfortunately it can get quite “messy” as it gathers a lot of fingerprints with use. The finger input is recognized very well and is very responsive to every command.
You can use the onscreen keyboard, but the stylus is much more comfortable whether you’re just taking notes or typing in an URL.
Although it is light as far as business laptops come, it feels a little heavier than it should but maybe that’s just me being picky al the time.
The worst part about X201 are the speakers. It’s not a multimedia device, I know, but those two speakers can literally make your music unlistenable. In conclusion, a lot of power to use in a small package, could be lighter and thinner but if you do need a business laptop/tablet this would be your best choice.11
Second Netbook signed Lenovo, the S10-2 S10 succeeds first version tested in January 2009. For this model, the manufacturer claims to combine design and ergonomics.Handling, ergonomics. The hull of the product mix brighter features (back of the screen) and matt (around the keyboard and screen). All offers good finishing and one point we heard: the plastic parts of the hinge of the screen that bend under pressure. The keypad occupies much space available to it and offers a number of buttons with the “PgUp” and “PgDn” (above arrows).
One point we grieve, the presence of Fn key bottom left, in place of “Ctrl”. For those familiar with the keystroke blind is a great source of errors, especially on the copy / paste operations. The touchpad, multitouch is not the largest we have encountered and its surface is 5.5 x 3.4 cm.
Noise in operation, we noted a startup audible fans during heavy operations performed by the machine. A typical example, a script that requires Photoshop significant work from the CPU. Outside these periods the machine is silent. It picks up the internal noise of the machine and becomes downright useless if you typing.
One last point makes the use of this particular device: the framing tight. If you put the computer on your lap, it nearly framework as your face. To get a broader view, we must move away from the machine. On the slices of the device, the following interfaces are available: 3 USB, 1 VGA, 1 RJ45, 2 Jacks and a mini SD slot. This is the bare minimum and what you can find on most netbooks.
On the laptop, two doors give access to a 2.5-inch HDD Western Digital 160GB Scorpio Blue, a smart Wi-Fi and 1 GB of RAM brand Sharetronic. Calculations. No major changes from one machine to another. The Intel Atom throne among the components and sets the tone. On average, compared to a machine with a powerful dual-core processor, the computation times are five times more slowly. However, you can perform all types of operations. Just be patient. In video playback, the limits of the machine are very heavy on the HD (Blu-Ray file type). Audio. This netbook is certainly the best we have heard. The headphone output suffers from a slight hum which means that high volume, but disappears from the presence of his play. The speakers are not excellent, but still the best (least worst?) Found on a netbook. Mobility Autonomy. The S10-2 is positioned just above the 3 kg with its battery cells. It is a very good score for a 10-inch model. The test of independence is seriously mess up the table since it is only 2:18 (play streaming video, wireless off, screen at 100 cdm ²). It is a very bad score, away from the U115 7:00.
In France, the machine will be marketed with a 6 cell battery and 349 euros. Our loan application for this version is already gilded from the manufacturer and we will certainly update this section with the high capacity version.11
Published by OnlyBestLaptops, on Oct 06 2010, in the categories: lenovo
Lenovo announced the ThinkPad PCs – laptops T410s, T410 and T510 – which bring a higher level of performance and productivity business users. The new laptops using dual-core Intel Core that enhance multi-tasking performance, are more energy efficient and provide better management for IT departments. In addition to improvements in processor performance, the new laptops ThinkPad increase their autonomy by 22 hour battery for select models, offering more options multi touch and one wireless broadband solution with Qualcomm Gobi module 2000.
“ThinkPad notebooks are built for business in which IT departments with focus on levels of performance, portability, the wireless capabilities, easy management and sustainability,” said Peter Hortensius, senior vice president, ThinkPad, Business Division, Lenovo. “The latest improvements in speed, battery life and wireless technologies help users work faster, a longer time and more intelligent.
T410s laptop stands out in a thin and light design with high performance for highly mobile users, while the T410 and T510 are designed to provide performance for business users. The new PCs offer maximum processing performance of a selection and new Intel Core. Combined with Intel Core and vPro management capabilities ThinkVantage Technologies’ IT departments can easily manage their computer networks and can manage settings battery autonomy, Internet connections and more. Moreover, Intel Turbo Boost accelerates T Series laptops used for automatic performance, adjusting the flow of work to offer business users an immediate and high performance when needed.
T410s is equipped with a laptop graphics card with 512 MB VRAM Nvidia switchable, so that users can balance the intense graphics experience with energy efficiency and battery life. Laptops are also certified by Lenovo’s Enhanced Experience Program for Windows 7. This means that they start much faster than the previous configuration, without optimization. For example, for selected Think PCs, Windows 7 is loading up to 56% faster than those who use Windows XP or Vista and are closing in just 5 seconds.
For added convenience, each new PC is equipped with a USB port that can be used to load the MP3 devices, phones or other devices when the PC is switched on, on standby or closed (when connected to power cord ). New laptops and experience of operating the largest Escape and Delete keys. Since Lenovo has found that users click Delete and Escape keys up to 700 times more often than other keys during a week, the size of these keys has been extended since T400 laptops.
To maximize the efficiency of each working day without the need to supply cable, Lenovo introduces the new battery cell models T410, T510 and W510 which has a lifespan of 22 hours. Laptops offers 3G connectivity optional EV-DO and HSPA networks with Qualcomm Gobi technology in 2000. This module offers business users the opportunity to standardize on a single hardware platform that can be installed globally and accommodate multiple operators to simplify international implementation. ThinkPad notebooks T410s, T410, T510 and business partners are found on www.lenovo.com. Prices start at about $1.799 for T410s, T410 and T510 for $1699.11
Published by OnlyBestLaptops, on Oct 01 2010, in the categories: lenovo
Stylish and functional, the Lenovo U Series is equipped with a widescreen 14 “and everything you need at a price extremely attractive. The U Series is part of the new line of Lenovo notebooks U designed to meet the needs of SMEs and individuals.
Multimedia. U Series notebooks are ideal for small businesses or simply for home. With beautiful wide screen, the display area is higher than standard LCD screens, so you get extra space and can save time with with applications such as spreadsheets multicolumn. Special coatings are available for high purity display. Third, new multimedia keys are built directly into the keyboard to start playing DVDs and CDs at the touch of a button.
A peaceful computing experience with Lenovo. U Lenovo notebooks incorporate features and support tools to simplify IT management. The only companies that should care about PC performance are those who make them! Lenovo has spent countless hours optimizing the performance of his PC so you can use them in all serenity. Lenovo brings together the most common computer tasks, accessible with a click of mouse. The U is the Lenovo laptop be absolutely at home in Travel!
Stay connected on the go. Access the Internet and your mail wherever you find your home, office or in public areas equipped with Wi-Fi access such as airports, hotels and cafes.
OneKey Recovery. Protect your PC and it contains critical data thanks to advanced security technologies. OneKey Recovery allows you to restore your system and recover critical data at the touch of a button after a virus attack or failure.
VeriFace controls access to your laptop using your face as a password and by recording the faces of people trying to connect to it, or leave a message.
Lenovo Energy Management, our software advanced power management and battery, helps you easily manage the energy consumption of your notebook thanks to its simple interface and a silent mode to study or work.
Specifications: Laptop Lenovo IdeaPad U450p – Intel Celeron SU2300 (1.2GHz) – Screen 14”, Processor: Intel Celeron Processor SU2300 (1.2GHz), 800 MHz FSB, L2 Cache: 1 MB .
Hard Drive: 250 GB SATA (5400 rpm), RAM: 4096MB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1066 MHz, Display / resolution: Screen 14”WXGA HD, Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Graphics: Intel GMA 4500M graphics chipset up to 384 MB HD, Optical Drive: DVD Dual Double Layer, Communication Wired / Wireless Network: Gigabit Ethernet
San Network: 802.11b / g, Bluetooth: Yes, Power: Lithium-Ion 6 cells
Dimensions / weight: Competitive / 2.1 Kg. Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium. Extended Specifications – Lenovo IdeaPad Laptop U450p – Intel Celeron SU2300 (1.2GHz) – Screen 14”. Keyboard: Standard / Integrated Touchpad. Card Reader: Card Reader 4 in 1 SD / MMC / MS / MS PRO. Connectors: 3 x USB 2.0
1 x RJ45. 1 x VGA. 1 x HDMI. 1 x Microphone. 1 x Headphone.
Software: VeriFace 3.0, Easy Capture 3.0, One-Key Recovery 6.0, Lenovo Energy Management 3.1, Adobe Reader 8.1
Power2Go 5.5, Shuttle Center 2.0, Norton Antivirus 2008, Windows Live, Microsoft Office, Features: 1.3 megapixel integrated webcam, Facial recognition system via webcam.11