We're often asked, as a store called Mac Laptop Repair Specialist, why do we have Lenovo laptops in the window? Why do we have Lenovo computers as shipping stations, cash registers? Why does the owner have a Thinkpad T520 as a personal laptop?
I've always been a function over form kind of guy. I want something that works well and lasts long. Looks are secondary to durability to me, which is why I own a Thinkpad. I need something that isn't going to die from overheating or from an accidental spill or drop. It has to keep going - so I can keep going.
Lenovo laptops are quite durable, and fit my function over form preferences.
Water resistant. Spill liquid on an Apple laptop and it's dead. Spill water on a Lenovo and it falls through the spillproof keyboard, around black tape protecting the motherboard, and comes out a spill hole on the bottom - causing minimal to no damage.
You drop it and the plastic cracks subtly in the area of the drop, instead of falling apart into pieces.
The power jack is not directly soldered onto the motherboard.
The connection between the back cover and the hinges is damn near bulletproof compared to the cheap crap on many conventional laptop back covers.
Below you'll find my personal Thinkpad T520 that has been dropped off a ladder, not once, but twice. Like bulletproof glass, its plastic has sustained minor cosmetic flaws that haven't affected the structural integrity of the laptop.
This thinkpad was dropped from a ladder twice. Here is the result of the first drop.
This is from the second drop this Thinkpad T520 took off of a ladder.
Lenovo laptops aren't the sexiest, and they aren't the cheapest, but they're made to last. People always ask me what they should get so they don't wind up back here, and then they ask if I sell them. It seems silly to consistently recommend people purchase something that we don't sell, so we decided to start selling Lenovos.
Lenovos are highly durable, and they didn't get there overnight. Lenovo purchased IBM's laptop & desktop computer division almost ten years ago, and carried on IBM's torch of developing highly durable machines for mission-critical businesspeople.
So, before you go to Best Buy to purchase a disposable piece of crap because it has a gig more RAM or a flashier case, ask yourself what you value more. 200 extra MHz on the processor, or a trip to us when the machine dies?
We sell machines from $475 to $900, so there is a decent range from mid to high end, ultraportable to standard sized. Come in to learn more!