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on October 15, 2006
I was using ThinkPad T21 for six years, and was extremely satisfied with quality of that laptop (especially its keyboard, which worked like new after all those years). In Sep-2006 I started looking for a replacement laptop - but not because T21 died - and couldn't find anything better than T23. I hate touch pads (and all T-series models, starting with T30, come with both TrackPoint *and* touch pad), I need three mouse buttons, serial port and both CD-ROM and floppy disk. The best fit for my requirements came in the form of ThinkPad T23 (2647-N22). Mine has 40 GB hard drive (it boots in either Windows XP, or Red Hat Linux), and 1 Gigabyte of RAM, the maximum amount this model can be upgraded to. Would recommend T23 - and any other ThinkPad laptop in general - over anything HP/Compaq or Dell can offer!
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on March 1, 2006
I bought this laptop off Ebay, and I am very happy with the results. It runs my favorite games, (Driver, Half-Life 1) Microsoft Word, and plays DVDs. I absoutley love this product, although it becomes a little hot in the top-left corner after a while. I mainly use this to sit on my couch and IM or run from the cops in Driver. I think the 1.13Ghz processor and 384 (I recieved an upgrade) RAM make a great combo. I think the battery will run 2+ hours, and mine is used. The TrackPoint is a little... odd to me, ut i have a wired IBM mouse i usually use with it. I like the "Scroll Button," which allows you to use the TP to scroll through docs amd web pages easily. It runs my games without any problems, and looks pretty darn cool. It is a really good laptop for the average user, and makes an OK travel companion. I wish the car asapters werent $45+ though.

The LCD is cisp and clear, and gets whatever necessary done. The Hard Drive is a bit skimpy, but if you dont plan on storing movies or games, the HDD should suit your needs well. The USB 2 USB 1.1 poorts are a little out of date, but for $23, you can buy a PCIMIA card with 2 USB 2.0 ports and a hub. Did I mention it comes with 2, yes 2 PCIMIA slots, (I think) so you can have a TV tuner card or a USB card AND a wireless card at the same time! I dont have a wireless card, but might be getting one soon. Overall, if you can get this laptop for under $400, then get it! I recommend a RAM Upgrade, but I don't know how, so I Won't recommend it.

PS-The DVD Drive was recieved defective, so I havn't watched a DVD yet.

PSS-If you didn't already know, USB 2.0 products are backwards-compatible with USB 1. So I hooked up my Ipod, and other things, although they aren't as fast, they still work with full functionality.

Hope you buy the T23!
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on April 4, 2006
This is a good basic laptop.But i think you would do better to buy new because the unit has limited upgradability. The machine works well I do own this model,but i cant recommend it because the newer laptops offer a whole lot more,for less.
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on June 7, 2007
But you can do better for the money because although new computers cost a bit more they are loaded with programs. This came with alomst nothing. No Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, or DVD program. Might as well spend twice as much now and get all the new programs, rather than loading them individually into an old computer, which costs more in the long run.
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on May 2, 2006
This machine is awesome, IBM really does know what they are doing. Very durable and ready to do really anything. Handles games, very light and thin.
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on August 6, 2006
The first laptop we bought had a bad hard drive, however we called Amazon and you guys took care of the problem. The first computer that you sent us came with a removeable floppy drive, but the second computer you sent us did not. We called amazon and they credited us the amount for the floppy drive, and the shipping to ship the defective laptop back. Over all we all very pleased with amazon and our purchase. There were problems with our order but Amazon took care of it in a very professional manner.
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