Thinks Different

Mar 11 2012

"Macs are overpriced"

Here's a quick comparison between the MacBook Air I bought for school and the computer my school recommended. Looks like MacBook Air wins in almost every category.

Lenovo Thinkpad T420MacBook Air
OSWindows 7 Professional 64-bitOS X (10.7) (Also 64-bit)
Processor2.60 GHz dual core Intel Core i51.8 GHz dual-core Intel Core i7
RAM4 GB4 GB
Screen Size14"11"
Hard Drive500GB 7200RPM HD256GB SSD
CD DriveYesvia USB (if ever needed)
USB Ports32
Other PortsFirewireThunderbolt
Trackpad2 crap ones1 amazing one
BluetoothYesYes
Battery15 Hours5 Hours
Boot time48s12s
Extrasethernet cable, fingerprint readerbacklit keyboard
Weight5.22lbs2.38lbs
Price2$1,574$1,449

  1. According to Lenovo website. Students say otherwise.
  2. Both prices include student discounts. MacBook Air does include a free printer and $100 iTunes gift card (not factored into price).