^^ the bad thing about the 420s is that the screen sucks compared to the x220. higher resolution and graphics card yes, but no IPS screen and portability def not as good
Originally Posted by musicguy
My budget isn't really set. I can spend more. X220 seems like a good option, although I really don't like the aesthetics. I'm also not happy about the integrated graphics. I would like to have the option for light gaming. HP Envy 14 Beats seems good, but it is much heavier than the x220. Also, current models aren't sandy bridge unless you chose the 17" model which is 7lbs. I haven't looked into the XPS 15z, but I'll check it out. I already own a USB TV tuner, so that could work to fix the problem.
integrated graphics used to really suck, but with the new sandybridge cores the intel hd3000 is actually pretty decent for gaming. it actually performs better than some of the lower end graphics cards in laptops if you want something as durable as lenovo, HP elitebook series are also pretty sturdily built. the new samsung series that are coming out are also very pretty. http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/28/s...laptop-review/
it might be up your alley. you might have to spend a few hundred more than lenovo for the same specs tho
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