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Master Geek


Topic # 13450 10-May-2007 16:06
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The extension cord that I had my IBM Thinkpad R51 2887, plugged into was tangled. I was moving where I was sitting and I got up, laptop in hand, and untangled the cord, on my way back to where I was sitting the first time, I tripped over my extension cord and dropped my laptop from about a meter on to the ground with a loud band. I was really scared that it was broken even though it was still playing music.

It was open when I dropped it and had shut when it hit the floor.. I took it back to the table and opened it. EVERYTHING still worked. Not a scratch on it even though it hit the side of a wooden cabinet on the way down.

Thank you IBM for making such a tough computer.






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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 70784 15-May-2007 14:06

It happens :-) Great to hear your machine is OK !

It's very un-geeky I know, but I like to give laptops a "one-hand-test". That is, pick it up in one hand and feel it's mechanical strength.

IBM's score highly here. So do Apple and Toshiba. I work at a School, where kids shut pens in the lids, drop them and all sorts. But only one out of 27 Apple iBooks/MacBooks has been broken in a year!




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  Reply # 71177 18-May-2007 18:26
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The plastic case doesnt align properly on my Dell inspiron.....And now my Dell Axim has cracked over the whole screen.

..I also broke two strings on my guitar so maybe its just me.



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Master Geek


Reply # 71179 18-May-2007 18:33
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Possibly, or maybe Dell isn't very good :)




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