Why Buy Lenovo Thinkpad or Lenovo ThinkBook Business Laptop over Consumer Lenovo Ideapad?

Who is Lenovo?

Lenovo is a Fortune 500 company that provides innovative consumer, commercial and enterprise technology. They rode on the success of the Lenovo Thinkpad.  Since its foundation in 1984, It has grown to become a global technology leader with over 60,000 employees worldwide and corporate customers in more than 160 countries. Whether laptop, 2-in-1 touchscreen device, desktop, gaming, tablet or data center, Lenovo products are designed to meet the needs of modern professionals, gamers and innovators.

It has acquired IBM‘s personal computer business in 2005, including the Lenovo ThinkPad laptops and tablet lines. Lenovo’s acquisition of IBM’s personal computer division accelerated access to foreign markets while improving both the branding and technology. It has paid US$1.25 billion for IBM’s computer business and assumed an additional US$500 million of IBM’s debt. This acquisition made Lenovo the third-largest computer maker worldwide by volume. Lenovo’s purchase of the Think line from IBM also led to the creation of the partnership which works together in the creation of Think-line of products.

It has benefitted from the ThinkPad brand, IBM’s more advanced PC manufacturing technology and the company’s international resources, such as its global sales channels and operation teams.

Some of the most popular model by Lenovo

  • Thinkpad E14 / E15
  • Thinkpad L13 / L13 Yoga
  • Thinkpad T14 / T14s / T15 / T16
  • Thinkpad X13
  • Thinkpad X1 Carbon
  • Thinkpad Z13
  • ThinkBook 13 / 14
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Why Buy Lenovo Thinkpad Laptop (Business) or Lenovo ThinkBook Laptop (Business) over Lenovo Ideapad Laptop (Consumer) ?

We strongly recommend business grade Lenovo Thinkpad or Lenovo Thinkbook Laptop over Consumer grade Lenovo Ideapad Laptop. There are many marked differences in terms of services offering and level of quality of parts.

The price differences can varies between 10-20%, which will translates into price differences of  $100-$400 depending on notebook models.

  • Lenovo Ideapad Laptop are manufactured to be used for shorter computing hours – between 2-4 hours a day.
  • Lenovo Thinkpad or Lenovo ThinkBook Laptop are manufactured to be used for long computing hours – between 4-10 hours a day.

However, we have seen people over-using the Lenovo IdeaPad Consumer Laptop for more than 4 hours a day consistently for long period of time. As a result, their notebook lifespan shorten and will probably fail in the 1st 2 years for use.  After having the faulty notebook. Ultimately, they ended poorer by spending more time and money to buy a new notebook.  We always advised our customer to get the right notebook for the right use.

We have created a simple table to compare the differences between Lenovo Laptop – Thinkpad/ThinkBook and Ideapad.

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Differences Between Lenovo Notebook Thinkpad and Ideapad

  Consumer
Grade
Market

Business
G
rade
Market

Laptop Naming

Lenovo IdeaPad

Lenovo Thinkpad

Lenovo Thinkbook

Origin

Started by Lenovo in 2008

Started by IBM in 1992. Bought over By Lenovo in 2005

Better Quality Parts – Lifespan

Shorter

Longer

Extended Warranty

Can upgrade to 3 years On-Site Warranty

Can upgrade to 5 years on-site Warranty

Standard Warranty

1 year carry-in warranty

3 years Next Business Day onsite warranty

Pre-installed Crapware – “Useless Software”

More

Little or None

More Durable – Built To Last, Survive Drops and spills better

No

Yes, The materials used as Titanium, Magnesium and Reinforced Plastic. Some models are  even military grade.

Screen Display

Glossy, Reflective

Matte, Anti-Glare, Better Viewing angle

Keyboard

Normal

Better, Tactile

Pointing Options

Trackpad only

Trackpad and Additional Red Trackpoint (for better pointing accuracy”

Lenovo Trackpoint

More Durable – Advanced Cooling Design and Mechanism

No

Yes

More Protection – ThinkVantage Active Protection System (Developed by IBM in 2003)  – protect the disk from any sudden accelerated movement

 

No

Yes

Better Security – Fingerprint Security

No

Optional

Better Security – Trusted Platform Module (TPM) – Data Encryption

No

Yes

Expansion, Connectivity – Docking Station or Port Replicator

No

Yes

Battery Life

2-4 hours

4-16 hours
(with 2nd Battery Pack)

2nd Battery Pack

No

Yes, Some models only

Preloaded Operating System

Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 Pro

Supported Operating System

Not mentioned

Linux

Remarkable Achievement

Not Known

The only Notebook that was used in the International Space Station.Their features include modifications to handle weightlessness, low density, and an adaptation to 28-volt power which is a very specific requirement of the Space Station.

Lenovo Thinkpad Laptop

Lenovo ThinkBook Laptop