As I contemplated over Christmas to order an extra 4GB DDR2 RAM module for aging Lenovo T61P – I went ahead and ordered a refurbished Lenovo ThinkPad T410 – it was going for only £299, and had good enough specs to match the latest laptops out there with a Core i5, 4GB RAM, 320GB Disk Space, and dedicated graphics offering a WXGA+ display resolution. I ordered it after I got fed up using my Dell Laptop E5400, which now seems to take an age to respond quickly enough to the point where I just feel like shutting it down. Anyway it got me thinking – why am I addicted to getting a ThinkPad? – I have owned and used all sorts of brands of laptop, and ultimately after the initial fun has died down (usually associated with getting something new) – I realise that the design of these other laptops and their keyboards do not inspire me to do any work. The one think the ThinkPad is good for is sending out a hidden message to its owner – that says “Yeah – get working with me!!!”. Ok – it’s not as sleek as an Apple MacBook, but it is an acquired taste. The keyboard is the standard for every laptop maker to follow, as is its build quality and durable nature. Anyway – I don’t work for Lenovo or IBM but I decided for a change to have a bit of fun and compare the different brands of laptop using my own experience – you will find the details by clicking here. In conclusion all I can say is that “Once you have had a ThinkPad – there is NO going back !!!”. Anyway – I think I will order that 4GB module and keep my T61P going – it acts as my sort of desktop machine and I am reluctant to let go especially as the International Space Station has quite a few of these installed (as late as 2010 if you are to believe Wikipedia).