The other one hit the bump limit.
I started work on ricing it as I got it 2 days ago.
eBay or some other local auction site. Trust me on that one - other places tend to be more expensive and you're not going to get a Chinese knockoff like with other things because most newer ThinkPads *are* Chinese!
Nobody is allowed to sexualize the Yuyushiki!
It was €170, but shipping is +€10.
Everything is expensive here. Netherlands. You're free to find me a better one in the Netherlands.
Thanks. Now if the seller answers my question I'll probably buy it if he answers yes. Some T400 models have a webcam right?
You can replace the X230 keyboard with a X200 keyboard with a tiny bit of hacking, but you will have a few keys non-functional.
Also, the CPU difference is marginal, really, it is. (The GPU difference is bigger, but it will only matter if you are gaming, and if you are gaming, why are you getting an X-series anyway?)
I need to flash middletons bios but I don't want to install WinXP. Wat do?
MUST THERE ETERNALLY BE A THINKPAD THREAD?
WHY NOT JUST HAVE A LAPTOP THREAD INSTEAD OF CIRCLEJERKING OVER DECADE OLD LAPTOPS
EVERYTIME I COME ON HERE, ONE OF YOU ASSHOLES HAS STARTED A NEW THREAD, WHEN I CAN GO INTO THE ARCHIVES RIGHT NOW AND FIND OUT THAT THERE HAS PROBABLY BEEN AT LEAST 40 OF YOUR SHITTY THREADS IN THE PAST WEEK
I need it to render 3D models of molecular structures. My current intel GMA950 in netbook shits itself with 100+ atoms. I don't want this to happen again. Also, having more GPU memory should be good for running two VM's at once.
Why is Yukari is best yuyu?
haa. just make a better thread? YEAH I CANT WAIT FOR MY THREAD TO 404 IN 5 MINUTES BECAUSE IT ISNT
>RMS IS COOL/A RETARD
>WHY DOES LINUX SUCK
>WHY DOES WINDOWS SUCK
>OSX MUSTRD RACE
ALL THESE GENERALS ARE STIFLING CREATIVITY AND CONTENT BY LIMITING ALL THE TOPICS TO ALL THESE DEFINED CIRCLEJERKING THREADS
EAT SHIT YOU STUPID FUCK
STOP SHITTING /G/ WITH YOUR SHITTY THREADS
The fact your threads don't get any replies means either the community is shit or your threads are shit, and you can change the former by changing your community of choice.
>$170 for a perfectly usable, quality laptop
No I mean the people like >>42202406
They aren't going for the 170$ laptop, why not get a custom clevo with what you want and cheaper?
Except that they don't weight more for the same specs despite being cheaper and custom (so you can upgrade easily)?
May you enjoy your stay in your classy new habitation dear WWAN card, Mr.mSATA SSD took your place in my x220t
>changing community of choice
is this some new way of saying "hurr go bck 2 reddit"
go look in the archives you stupid fuck. its essentially the same 10 threads in different variations all day everyday.
we don't need MORE of the same threads when i NO new content is coming from it.
Crap, not the good pic
Well it was still my x220t
ThinkPad or Precision?
Gonna give it to my old man once my main laptop is fixed, the old man hates everything related to China including Lenovo.
I wanna use it to take be fit in with /g/.
>Everything is expensive here. Netherlands. You're free to find me a better one in the Netherlands.
bid on this thing, I doubt it'll go over 100-150Eur
I think it has everything.
Can I get it cheaper in eastern Europe?
Every fucking store have them listed on their website but then claim that they don't really have it in stock.
Just got my x201. Anyone have any good guides to opening this thing up, I'd like to pop in some more RAM because Firefox is a huge RAM hog and I wouldn't mind playing some games. I see it has 2 SODIMM slots, does the stock 4GB come on 1 stick or would I have to replace a 2GB with a 4, I'd like to end up with the max 8, but if it means replacing both sticks I don't want to do it.
Should I get an x200 or an x201?
Are the i5 x201s much faster?
The keyboard is the same on both, right?
The x200, some don't apparently have backlight, does this make the display horrible?
Reminder that the bumpy shite on the trackpad can be pealed off
So I just purchased a t400 for $125.00 and in the listing it stated that it didn't have the hard drive caddy nor the Hard drive cover. Is this for the primary drive or a secondary drive option?
out of pure curiosity, anyone seen a battery that'd fit w500 with cells i could "easily" replace myself? the battery i have doesn't seem to have any screws, so i fear that if i try to disassemble it i'll simply break it.
having a battery with easily replaceable cells (18650?) would make my w500 immortal.
Thickest laptops ever. Asus S series master race reporting in. u jelly, plebs?
what an original and innovative design.
No. Why would I be jealous of a fucking chiclet keyboard? Thinkpads are thick for a reason, they're durable as fuck. That laptop won't look as shiny as on the picture in less than two years.
> that resolution
no more than 140...\ just get a used t4XX on ebay for around 150
Only thing to complain is the shitty 1366x768 resolution. 9 cell, 840 EVO SSD, 4gb of ram, and hard drive caddy coming in the mail by next week.
Now gotta pick a linux distro, Fedora maybe?
Man, the 200 series screens seem terrible. I'm probably getting an x201 tablet soon though. Almost bought a non-tablet the other day but I want a tablet for occasional doodling and math notes.
Fedora is nice.
Does anyone have that picture saved of the dude with a W701 with like 6 HDDs plugged into it? It was posted in a thinkpad thread last night and I forgot to save it so I can masturbate to it.
I did not read the guide
I did not consult /g/
I just bought a refurbed Latitude D630 off Newegg for $160 with a 40GB HD and 2GB memory earlier today
A-at least it has a warranty
I'm going to rationalize it as paying for the 1-year warranty
Also it had an iron egg price guarantee, although I don't know how much that helps with 7 year old refurbed Dell laptops
>buy a used thinkpad on /g/'s advice
>still residual glue from when the previous owner removed the sticker
>looks kind of disgusting with attached pieces of lint
>decide to wipe off the adhesive with some acetone
>STARTS DISSOLVING THE FUCKING PLASTIC
Excuse me, but I've used acetone on plastics before, and it's never done this. What kind of cheap-ass plastic does Lenovo use>
In my opinion the best of all the T60/T61 models, including the p models, is the 15 inch T60p, with the 4:3 1600x1200, as I prefer 4:3 to 16:10
The best processors on the T61 are barely better than the T60 processors, as far as I know the build is the same, so really it depends on whether you want a 4:3, which all T60 models are, or if you really want a 16:10 ratio, in which case most of the T61 models have 16:10 screens, which go up to 1920x1200
upgrade && dist-upgrading for the first time in at least 3 months. I usually use my smaller ideapad for school since it's more convenient to throw in a bag already weighed down by books and shit. Suddenly got the urge to get this shit finally configured to my liking.
Got it for $100 a few months ago. The screen's massive and I love it
I have an X220.
Samsung SSD 256 Pro
Intel MSATA 80gb
8gb DDR 3 1866mghz (Bios locked now to 1333 I think)
I haven't touched it in months.
Have the good dock, 130watt AC Adapter, 90watt AC adapter.
Never sure what to do with it.
Just like the X220 can only support 8GB of memory, when Sandybridge can actually support 8gb per DIMM.
Sandybridge specs including intel ARK show certified support before Jedec timings were released.
And sandybridge CAN support 1600 and 1866 mghz memory dimms with proper SPD profiles.
I have an incredibly unusual problem with my Thinkpad guys.
So I go to install a new OS (XP, yeah it works for what I use it for) and only some discs can be booted from. Actually, the only disc that has worked so far is a random XP SP2 disc from 2004 that I found in a drawer.
The discs that can't be booted from just show up a blank screen when I try to boot from them, but are recognised by any other PC I try them in.
It's not the optical drive either as I have 2 and neither of them will read any of these discs.
Model is a T43p. Help me out /g/.
Is this one that you are looking for?
elementary OS here, feels brety gud
that said i'm about to install windows 8.1 and am thinkin about trying out another distro, any suggestions /g/?
If I use one of these things on my T410i, will I be also able to output sound or just video?
Both, but I mostly use the desktop as a storing device, I leave all the media on shared folders so I can access to them from the laptop when I'm at home, cheaper than buying a new hdd.
Pretty sure the *10 series will do it. I've got a T500 and the *00 series were the first to have displayport but the motherboard doesn't support audio over display port since it was new technology at the time.
A desktop which I'm about to be separated from until school starts back up, a U260 ideapad which I had to replace the screen on a while back and that I use a lot at school but I'd like to phase out, and a T500 which I got for $100 with a huge screen that I'm probably going to start using more over the summer since I'm going to need the big screen for some work I plan to do.
I would like to barge in for a bit. What you're naming Linux, is in actuality, Guhnew+Linux, or as I have newly taken to naming it, GNU and Linux.
There in reality is a Linux, and this population do have it installed, but it is a part of the structure . Linux is the core, the part of the structure that gives out the machine's utensils to the seperate programs that you start. The core is a necessary part of an operating structure, but cannot work on its own; it will work only in the shadow of a completely designed operating structure. Linux is commonly installed in combination and the GNU operating structure, the completely designed structure is practically an operating structure and Linux added, or GNU+Linux. Every one of the supposed "Linux" devs are devs of GNU+Linux.
What you're calling Linux, is in actuality, Gahnoo+Linux, or as I have of late taken to calling it, GNU + Linux.
By a peculiar happenstance, the edition of GNU which is broadly installed today is often called "Linux", and many of its holders do not know that it is practically the GNU system, made by the GNU Project.
There is in fact a Linux, and this population are indeed using it, but it is simply a part of the system which is run. Linux is the base; the part of the system that gives out the machine's assets to the seperate programs that you run. The base is an essential part of an operating system, but relies on the rest of the system to work; it will work only in the structure of a complete operating system. All the "Linux" distros are distros from GNU+Linux.
What you're alluding to as Linux, is in fact, Guhnoo/Linux, or as I simply the other day began to call it, Gahnoo with Linux. Linux isn't an OS by itself, but in reality another free component of a entirely operational structure turned useful by the GNU libs, terminal tools and necessary structure components fulfilling a whole OS.
There are many users run a subspecies of the structure daily, without realizing. Through a strange happenstance, the version of GNU that is broadly used now is often called "Linux", and many of this userbase are not aware that it is practically the GNU structure, developed by GNU.
There actually is a Linux, and this population do have it installed, but it is but a part of the structure they run. Linux is the core; the process in the structure that distributes the machine's assets to the seperate programs that the system needs. Linux is normally used in combination with the OS; the entire structure is practically GNU with Linux added on, or GNU/Linux. All of the "Linux" distributions really are distributions from GNU/Linux.
Linux isn't an operating structure unto itself, but truly another free piece of a entirely working structure fashioned into something proper by the Guhnoo core libraries, terminal tools and essential structure components completing a whole operating structure.
Quite a few computer users use a subspecies of the Gahnoo structure everyday, but do not know it. By a unseen series of events, the version of GNU that is broadly utilized today is often called "Linux", and a substantial number of its users do not know that it is practically the GNU structure, made by GNU.
There is in fact a Linux, and this population do have it installed, but it is but a part of the structure . Linux is the base: the service in the structure that sends the machine's supply of assets to the other parts of the system. The base is a necessary part of an operating structure, but cannot work on its own; it is only operational in the shadow of a whole operating structure. Linux is often utilized in combination and the GNU operating structure: the whole structure is practically GNU and Linux added, or GNU+Linux. Every one of the alleged "Linux" distros actually are distros from GNU+Linux.
I replaced my desktop with a T420 + dock, it works and makes me happy.
Just wish I had a little bit more graphics power for rendering videos and playing a couple indie games with my pals. But the integrated Intel graphics still works fine for it all.
What are your thoughts on the Helix?
It's presumably their way of saying fuck you for wanting to use it in the first place
Same way they made it bumpy
Too bad it didn't hold and they even made trackpads compulsory after the X201
Probably using the same trackpad that came in the T510, T410, and W510. Either they didn't feel like designing and building another larger trackpad, or whoever they buy the trackpads from, Lenovo felt it would be much cheaper to use the same lot as the other models rather than have an obscure part specifically for the W701.
What's the deal with a 2007 T61 with Nvidia, /g/?
Not even once?
So I'm getting ready to buy a T440p with a i7-4710MQ at the end of next month.
What's the realistic battery life on these like? The few reviews on the T440p make claims of around 10 hours, while people on the Lenovo forums are bitching about only getting 3-4.
Yes. Swap in a Intel Integrated motherboard like I did.
Putting load on it is what'll kill it. The GPU literally de-solders itself from the board.
Damn, that just looks sturdy as fuck.
Here's my ideapad for comparison from when I fixed >>42210345
I had to bring my work laptop even though i was on vacation
Better than most consumer laptops, not much more to offer over older models and indeed, you lose out on some features (don't quote me on this) like the lid latch, non-chiclet keys, magnesium roll cage, useful trackpoint
Newer as in the blackmacpads? Yes, if you appreciate and are used to good keyboard layouts and good pointing devices. Fuck clickpads, and fuck those keyboards. Fuck them.
Newer as in newer than the *200s? It depends on whether or not you care about freedom. The X200 was the last thinkpad with near-perfect coreboot support. Otherwise if you just want to upgrade the wifi card, make use of the WWAN slot, or gimp AMT with a non-intel card, a compatibility list is here (includes newer thinkpads)
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Problem_with_unauthorized_MiniPCI_network_card (newer T series are DISQUALIFIED)
But honestly you're not gaining anything over HP and dell business notebooks as you move into the newer models except the lenovo branding. They're not the bastions of build quality they used to be, and all business notebooks have pretty much the exact same features.
Between an older thinkpad and an older dell, I'll take the thinkpad, but between a newer thinkpad and anything else, you actually have to spend time comparing individual laptops because they're seriously not that great, just "par"
My thinkpad x200s has uneven backlight, the left CCFL lamp is always dimmer than the right one.
I happens in the bios, it happens in linux, but when I tried windows7 it worked flawlessly.
using powertop clearly shows that the left lamp is 7% less bright than the right one, it's barely noticeable, but still annoying
any way to fix it?
I'll just leave this here, let you guys duke it out and help me find out about the worth while I gently fall asleep next to my X200t and T400. Night, all.
Hey guys I just bought a x201t with a i7,9cell and the bay for 350usd. However, there's this white gunk on the battery. Any good way to remove it?
Is the x240 really that bad? I'm in the market for a portable, light performance machine for taking notes and simple programming. Heard good things about ThinkPads, but people have been saying to stay away from their new products.
Wot. Is that a genuine battery, or did the previous owner just feel like sticking weather stripping on for some reason? I'd get out a razor blade, but that's just me
>Utorrent, minecraft, Tor (top lel)
You really went all out for us m8
Search "rubber bloom", my 9 cell looks slightly like this too. You could use a small amount of rubber care to restore it (like for car trim). Don't take the rubber off it'll look shit.
Muh x201 maximum snuggle edition. i5, 8 GB of RAM, intel SSD (120 GB tho).
I love it.
It's not. I need to replace the keyboard. They are perfectly fine and clean, however last user was some kind of HR/Agency person and he used it while eating too.
I just can't find the keyboard in my country, gotta order one from ebay.
That's keyboard gloss
Thinkpad keys are made out of really low quality plastic. People with dry and rough fingertips and typing styles where the key is slightly rubbed wear it down until it's smooth and shiny
Scrubbing it with rubbing alcohol to remove oil actually makes it worse.
Macbooks do not have this problem
>Macbooks do not have this problem
Right... Even the letters are worn off.
I've grown out of desktops really.
I built a few gaming desktops when I was younger but they are getting outdated. The last one was built in ~2009.
I have a couple Mac Pros I got for cheap from work but also don't use.
I use my Thinkpad for day to day use.
Most important is my storage. I have a 2 disk synology nas and my own 8 bay NAS running FreeNAS. Only have 2x4TB mirrored in that one now because I an saving money for more dicks to suck
Also have random android media boxes like the pivos xios
I use a T60p at home, when I don't need to use my PC, sometimes with a monitor, and an x220 I take with me
Old 4:3 laptops do get you weird looks, but looks aside, my T60p's battery is ded, so I basically use the T60p as a desktop replacement.
Whereas the x220 lasts 3-4 hours even though the battery has been used for ages, so that's nice.
I don't think I'll ever be able to settle for just one laptop, there's no perfect laptop with amazing build and customizability, along with actually great specs. I wish there were, but I need muh powafu GPU, and even the latest GTX 880M cards aren't as good as the latest PCs
Dream laptop when ;_;
One built desktop, pretty high specs, very nice 144hz 1ms gtg monitor, mech keyboard and gud mouse and all that. Pretty much a machine with 3GB of videogames, and then a couple of albums and a browser.
Two thinkpads, one for using at home when I want to work (I actually prefer the laptop's keyboard for working, but that might be because I have blues on my PC keyboard), and one I take with me, as it's an x series with long battery life, and I might use it while lying in bed too, if I don't want to use my phone in bed.
I see the appeal for tablets, but really, with a laptop and a nice screen phone that came out <2 years ago, what are tablets for? Do some people actually prefer multi touch keyboards to physical ones?
I have a tablet. It's great for when you don't need a laptop and just want to consume media on the couch or in bed.
It's horrible for all else though. Especially for shitposting, a something with a keyboard would be so much better.
Britbong here, I'd probably go up to 70-80 depending on whether you wouldn't mind waiting a few more weeks for a better deal or not
I've seen people advertise quad core, say, 2.6GHz, as fucking 10.4GHz before. Are people really that dumb?
I've never had problems with it on my tablet. It's the apps which cause problems. I hate posting on my phone since it tracks new posts and replies so badly and there are no competent apps. At least with my tablet I can run Firefox+Greasemonkey+AppChanX.
In fact I boldly copied my Firefox userprofile over from my desktop to my laptop and my tablet and it's been working great. It's just that the keyboard in desktop mode really sucks for Windows 8.1 tablets.
I only have this :(
I want to buy a real thinkpad but they are always too expansive or too damaged where I live.
I bought a ThinkPad T400 for like €140 which is almost $200. Everything is just more expensive here.
Try finding German ones on eBay, or even Polish ones. I'm in the Netherlands, so I used a local thing to find it. Local ones usually are better places to find old stuff.
i got a x201 right now and was thinking if i should downgrade to a x200?, i want to use broadcom wireless card but it wont work on my x201, how much worse is the x200 then x201?, is it hard without the mousepad?, i hardly use the trackpad
I bought an X200 for the exact price pointed in the ThinkPad Buyers Guide. You just have to get lucky on good ol' Allegro.
Yes. I'm patching it up right now to support more key combinations and things.
Disable everything in Anti-Theft, check the BIOS settings twice, check for a BIOS password, install.
I checked and doulbe checked.
If you want to buy ThinkPad past T420. You will get the same price as on Allegro +- 400 PLN.
Customs fee and VAT will make up for the price difference.
Which one would be better for VNs, programming, web browsing and occasional animu, x200 or x201? I think x201 is nice because apparently it's supported by coreboot, but some anon earlier said AMT on x201 can't be disabled. I'd consider x60/x61 models, but I like 16:10 screens.
Can you really do all that on a 1280x800 screen? Is what I'd ask myself first. Personally I find the x200 screen quite limiting and I still prefer the T60's 1600x1050
X200 Coreboot development is going to happen soon, courtesy of phcoder. Also, the X201 Coreboot port has mandatory blobs so the point is missing.
The only difference is the CPU/GPU speed, really. I use my X200 for VNs, programming, web browsing and animu and it works perfectly.
I used to work exclusively on the 14inch T60, heavier and bulkier than the x200 for sure but it affords extras that are really useful. Like that screen, for one. If your bag can accommodate it then just go for the bigger model. But if you really want to save space then the smaller ones will do just fine, as long as you can live with the limitations.
Any Poles in here?
I need to get a 14.1 non widescreen panel for T61P. Fucking Poles keep sending me the 15'' widescreen model. They do it on purpouse. I'm a Pole myself. I know their game.
That's the part of the problem. These motherfuckers from OLX and Allegro keep sending the wrong panels. When I ask them, they claim that this it the right panel (all specs match) and then simply send me a wrong panel. Sometimes I really wish Poles where not such assholes in business.
I asked Kuzniewski, X-komp and other major ThinkPad sellers in the region about their offer and they all said, they no longer have any X220's/X230's. Only X240 left (wonder why).
Of course, their website claims that they are available. Fuck! I can't even spend my money when I want to.
Got my first thinkpad yesterday, loving it so far