Saturday, February the 4th, 2006

I spent a lot of time scouring the intarweb trying to find decent specification comparisons between the new Thinkpad T60 line of notebooks, and Apple’s own Macbook Pro. Surprisingly enough, there weren’t any that were satisfactory. So here you go, a comparison of the top of the line (slightly customised) variants from Lenovo and Apple. Clearly, there are intangibles—like “even without the second fucking mouse button, I’d feel so much more sexier with one of them in a coffee shop”—that are not taken into account below. Plus the sweet education discounts mentioned previously haven’t been accounted for either.

Update: Also see a more detailed comparison between the ThinkPad T60P and the Macbook Pro.

Criterion Macbook Pro (Z0DF) Thinkpad T60 (2623DDU)
Customised Price $2899 $3199
Processor Intel Core Duo: 2 x 2 GHz
(2 MB Cache, 667 MHz FSB)
Intel Core Duo: 2 x 2 GHz
(2 MB Cache, 667 MHz FSB)
Memory (RAM) 2 GB (PC2-5300) 2 GB (PC2-5300)
Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
(256 MB GDDR3)
ATI Mobility FireGL V5200
(256 MB DDR)
Native Display 15.4″ 1440 x 900 Widescreen
(Millions of colours)
15.0″ 1600 x 1200
(Millions of colours)
Hard drive 100 GB Serial ATA drive (7200 rpm) 100 GB Serial ATA drive (7200 rpm)
Networking 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit)
54-Mbps AirPort Extreme (802.11g)
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Intel PRO/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
Bluetooth 2.4 GHz
Verizon Sierra CDMA2000
Expansion 1 ExpressCard/34 slot 1 Type I/II slot
1 ExpressCard/54 or 34 slot
Dimensions 1.0″ (h) x 14.1″ (w) x 9.6″ (d) 1.2″ (h) x 13.0″ (w) x 10.5″ (d)
Mass 5.6 lb 5.82 lb
Battery 60 Watt-hour lithium-polymer 9 Cell Lithium-Ion (14.4 V)
Cover Material Aluminium Magnesium
Supported OSs Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) Windows XP Professional
Windows 2000
PC DOS 2000
Bootup Technology Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) Flash ROM BIOS
Gimmicks Magsafe connector
Apple remote
Isight camera
3G Wireless
Fingerprint reader

Yes, I know this is a stunt to increase traffic. These are desperate times, people. Sorry.

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4 Responses to “Thinkpad T60 vs Macbook Pro”

  1. pUl| says:

    So you couldn’t find any AMD dual-core ones?

  2. pundit says:

    I am not looking at any AMD dual-core ones. Why don’t you understand that I’m looking for INTEL based machines?

  3. pUl| says:

    Well, Good Luck with Intel then.

  4. Dunc says:

    So the two companies go head to head with Intel Duo Core. What will be interesting to know is how much better (if it is better) the OS-X system can run the processor compared to the stereotypically bloated code of windows XP. Whether its Apple or IBM – Intel are going to be the winners either way!

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