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Thinkpad General!

I fucked up the skin.
Fuck.
Oh well.

What do you think /g/?
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>>43185206
looks cool, how did you fuck up? how can I copy you? my first thinkpad should be here within an hour.
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>>43185227

It is off by a a tiny tiny amount and it bugs me up close. Luckily, I will stop giving a shit after a couple hours.

I bought it from this Chinese ebay shop:

http://www.ebay.com/usr/hub8?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

It does look a lot sleeker than before. It had quite a few scuffs from owner.
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>Y2k+14
>Not buying BIOS locked device for dirt cheap and resetting them.
ishygddt
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There is a x230t on craiglist. $350. Everything included. 8 gb RAM, 300 gb 7200 rpm HDD, i5-3320M @ 2.6 Ghz. The guy said he got in for christmas but he barely uses it.

Is it a good deal?
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>>43185421
Does it really make a difference in the price? If it did I imagine most people who already have the hardware needed to do so are already scouring auctions for these so they can resell them...
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>>43185276
Should have just bought your own roll of carbon fiber and do it yourself.
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>>43185444
Yes, do it faggot. Bring protection though.
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>>43185452
Except it's not carbon fibre. Idiot.
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>>43185491
Inferior faux leather, still. Defensive much?
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Almost 4 in the morning on this end. Yay for holidays.
One of these days everyone should get together and do ThinkPad dominoes.

I might have to pick up some parts for the X61t before production halts and stock dries up. Especially the battery.
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>>43185474

I always bring a friend if I'm doing a craiglist deal that's more than $100.

Worst deal was when I sold a phone to a huge nigger. Good thing I told him to meet me inside a Walmart
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>x200t's screen cable is faulty
>Can't find a replacement in Australia anywhere

;_;
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>>43185547
>2014
>not using eBay

You might live on criminal island but surely they have airports.
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Finally upgraded a thinkpad R61i with a dual core 2.0 ghz CPU with 4 gb of ram

however, I wish I can find a decent 14 inch display for it.
I got my display salvage from an old acer laptop
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>>43185206
>What do you think /g/?
I think Lattitudes are superior in every single way, but weight.
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What are some monitors I can find for cheap that have DisplayPort (for ThinkPad) and HDMI (Xbox)?

There's a Dell U2412M (24", 1920x1200) for sale on craigslist for $150 that seems like a good deal, but it doesn't have HDMI...

I don't know shite about monitors and I would rather buy one secondhand.
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>>43185753
apparently Latitudes are harder to spell, so there's that as well.
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>>43185753
what are the most popular latitudes? what is your favorite? my favorite thing about thinkpads are the older style keyboards. are latitude keyboards better?
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>>43185768

pb278q
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>>43185753

Except quality, price, looks... and pretty much everything?
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"Let's see X0's Thinkpad.Bryce takes it out of his pocket and hands
it to Sacha. It shines with an ethereal glow in the dim light of the conference room,
even though it is basically identical to the rest of their cards. Sacha says
"Look at the subtle blue Enter button. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh my God.
It even has a watermark!" He drops the laptop on the table.
"Something wrong?" asks Luis. "sacha? You're sweating."
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I have posted this before but I'll try again: approx. 5 days ago I bought an -almost- new ThinkPad x200. The BIOS had a supervisor password on it.

I opened the thing up, shortened out the SDA & SCL pins on the EEPROM chip. It skipped me straight to BIOS, without using a password, but options were still greyed out (couldn't edit them). I tried another method (from AllService.ro forum). Basically it involves building a small electrical circuit and hooking the EEPROM to a serial port.

I was able to dump my BIOS binary file but the password was not visible on the designated address. (because my bios is TCPA encrypted).

Now this forum called AllService is offering a service to unlock TCPA encrypted BIOSes. They modify your binary file with the password, and you'll have to cook it back. Because I don't want to spend 40 euros on that shit I want to try to do it myself. It seems quite logical.

I have found the hex address where the password resides. I am thinking about wiping it out and replacing it with 0's, then cooking it back to the BIOS. One of my concerns is the checksum of the binary file, and how the beast is gonna handle it.

Has anyone been through the same situation as me? I'd like some more information about the process because I'll probably end up bricking.
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>>43185859
As far as I know, it is fucking useless unless you have a special piece of equipment to bypass the lock. My advice is to buy one then undercut the assholes online offering unlocking services.
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Looks okay, but won't it leave sticky shit everywhere(especially around the edges)?

Also, yesterday I scored an X220 on the bay for $187.50 with a second gen i5, 4GB RAM, 320HDD, and Win 7 Pro.
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>>43185859

You didn't read the KTGee guide, friend.

NEVER buy with a supervisor password.

Ever.
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>>43186062

I hope not. I don't plan to de skin it ever if possible, so I don't know.

Sick fucking deal.
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so i bough that. gonna put a ssd in it

rate pls

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141280368421
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>>43185781
>what are the most popular latitudes?

I'd imagine the 14'' versions.

>what is your favorite?

I love my 6420. It's still awesome, but the orange gumming around the keyboard pan looks questionable (especially on a business notebook, but they did away with this in the 6430 I think).

>my favorite thing about thinkpads are the older style keyboards. are latitude keyboards better?

The keyboards aren't as good as those of really old Thinkpads, but in those days Latitudes had better keyboards than now as well. However nowadays the keyboards of Latitudes are quite a bit better than those of current Thinkpads.
I like about Latitudes that they are built like a tank. The Tri-Metal case is amazing. I've dropped my notebook three times in lectures when letting someone squeeze through. It really only has minimal scratches. It's amazing. Otherwise Latitudes and Thinkpads are specc-wise essentially identical.

(also that are reflections not the scratches in pic, since aluminum is shiny)

>>43185804
>Except quality

are you kidding? Look at spill or drop tests. The Thinkpad will be garbage by the time the Latitude gets a dent.

>price
last I checked they were about the same. Then again, I haven't checked since I bought pic related, so thinks might be different now, but the value for a premium is there.

>looks
Well, Thinkpads aren't fashionable either and look like plastic garbage.

>and pretty much everything
Pretty much everything else is pretty much the same.
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>>43186062
Got a X220 at work.
>Laptop display doesn't work
and till now, I can't get this shit fix
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Still waiting on my x201t to come in the mail, but for now I have the battery!
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>>43186173
have you actually tried fixing it in the first place?

it's probably just a loose/unplugged connector
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>>43185276
It's vinyl. it's ever so slightly stretchy. You can pull it up and massage it in any direction by a millimeter or two.
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Huh. In the mail today... a box from china with an LED backlight conversion kit that I didn't order. A kind I hadn't seen yet. Srsly.
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>>43186158
In case you are wondering what orange thingy I was talking about.
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>>43186188
nope.
at first I had a damage display.
so I swap it and it worked till I upgrade the windows 7 on it.

and boom
no more display

I tried checking every display connections, Using Linux, Downgrade the Bios and still no result
try googling it on the Lenovo forums and see what I mean
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So with this think- pads:
Is it a fashion statement?
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Is the regular hard drive bay hot-swappable if you're booting off of an mSATA?

I know the Ultrabay is.
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what's your opinion about this model?
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-75223
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>>43187446
what about it

anything X, T, W-series is acceptable, minus brand new ThinkPads
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Just got my new T410, I love it so far. Bought it on ebay for $270 refurbished. Cosmetically it looks great, there's only one small scratch on it. Just installed Debian and everything works like a charm. The 16:10 screen is nice as fuck, and the 1440x900 res is bad ass, all that vertical space.
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My first ThinkPad just arrived. It's a x201t and I don't find where the pen is hidden. Anyone wanting to post pictures where this fucker is stored?
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>>43187547
>>43187617
I don't have a clue about thinkpads, glad to hear the T series are good, I'm planning on buying one. Is $270 a good price or does it go for less?
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>>43187698
$270 is terrible price for a T410, you can find T420's for that much now
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>>43187698
They can go for as low as $200 from what I've seen, but some sellers look kinda sketchy so I spent a bit more to get one from a certified refurbisher.
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>>43187688
to the right of the hard drive cover when looking at it from the side

unless it's an empty hole, then that's where it's supposed to be...
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>>43187747
I think I found it, but it doesn't want to leave. What do?
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>>43187799
push it in, it's supposed to pop out

if it actually is stuck and you're just too dumb to google how to take it out, then pop the keyboard off and just push it out
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I'm trying to refurb a pair of 701c(s) but I can't get any purchase on the keyboard screws which are Torx T1. It's a brand new driver so I'm worried the screw heads might be worn down, are there any solutions or am I totally fucked?
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>>43185451
It requires soldering and a i2c programmer, and you need to disassemble the laptop to get at the chip. So it's worth maybe 100 off the price but it's a massive hassle. i would recommend looking for ones with no RAM or a fan error instead.
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should I?

only 5min left
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T410s-Core-i5-locked-bios-password-as-is-/131250074793?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item1e8f1d34a9
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>>43188036
>Locked bios
Don't bother.
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>>43188036
>locked bios
>T410s
dont do it anon
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Got a free x210 from a friend of mine, I'm in love.
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>>43188281
x201**
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>>43188281
>>43188299
Very nice! Is it a ULV model?
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>>43188299
I have the same one, it's amazing for its size.
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>>43188281
How do you like that Zowie FK?

I don't play games much anymore, but my 8 year old Dell is starting to feel mushy and I'm seriously considering spending $60 on a mouse. The only thing putting me off is always hearing about friend's with their gayming mice always breaking on them after a few months.
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I'm typing this post on my hhkb plugged into my t61p.

>tfw your keyboard costs more than the computer it's plugged into
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>>43188542
Not that guy, but the zowie AM and FK are really designed for gaming. They're optical with an ambi dexterous shape. For just general use, i think you'll like the /g/400 better

i love my AM, but I game a lot.
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>>43187827
okay, it was stuck and take the keyboard away is pretty easy.

any easy&fast lightweight drawing software to test the pen sensitivity?

also, an image to share a thank you
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>>43188743
forget the pic
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>>43187688
It's on the right side of the thinkpad.
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- X220i
- i3-2350M (2,30GHz)
- 8GB RAM
- 120GB SSD: Kingston V200
- 12,5" 1366x768 IPS

should i buy this for $400?
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>>43190714
>$400

haaaah no
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>>43188743
Mine always get's stuck. Honestlyl, pushing it back in and out didn't help at all when i first put it in there. I had to open up the entire case of the laptop to find out what was going on.

I found out that the 3rd party pen I was using wasn't hitting the switch well enough for to be shot out. The solution was to push against the pen's eraser, from the side with the pen clip on it. Try that if it gets stuck.
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I need some help /g/. Im thinking of upgrading the current WXGA screen of my T520 to a FHD one. The problem is in my country there´s only one compatible option, the model B156HW01 V.3, I know the V.4 is the top dog but I cant allow myself be picky.

My main worry is if it will really work without further modifications or cables. Everest says my current screen is N156BGE-L11 and panelook.com says:
>Signal Interface : LVDS (1 ch, 6-bit)
And for the B156HW01 V.3 I can get it says
>Signal Interface : LVDS (2 ch, 6-bit)
The channel thing is what worries me, as ive read some machines need a different cable to work.

Ive read other people upgrading to this display from 1366x768 ones like Elitebooks but they dont mention a cable either.

According to this https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Upgrading+the+Lenovo+ThinkPad+T520+Display/9763
>Any T520 will work with this upgrade. Even the most basic configurations can take advantage of a top of the line display. The Thinkpad T510, W510, T520, W520, T530 and W530 will all also work for this upgrade.
It says any model will work. Will it?
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>>43190901
by WXGA do you mean HD or HD+

I know that going from a 1366x768 to 1600x900 or 1920x1080 you need to upgrade the cable, same goes for T420 when swapping from 1366x768 to 1600x900.

But I'm unsure about 1600x900 swapping to a 1920x1080
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which thinkpad should i get, my budget is about $500? used or new?
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Are there any new ThinkPads in sight already? Rumors? News?
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>>43191045
buying new defeats the purpose of buying a ThinkPad

with that budget you can afford pretty much any Sandy Bridge model and maybe good Ivy Bridge models if you're lucky.

>>43191063
T1 and W1
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>>43191045
x220 or x220t. Get the i7 version with an ssd.
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>>43190992
HD, crappy 1366x768

So I´ll be needing that cable? What name should I search for?
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>>43191097
An i5 would prolly be enough and he could upgrade to a better SSD/HDD or both
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>>43191095
>T1 and W1
Still just those probably-fakes? Too bad.
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>>43191166
For 500 bucks in a used thinkpad, that's what you should be getting.

I paid 450 for my x220t with an ssd already in stalled and an i5. Only upgrade I ever did was adding in an msata ssd
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>>43191201
what SSD's do you have and which do you use as your boot drive?

Do you notice the speed difference of the mSATA being limited to SATA2?
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>>43191201
Yeah, that was my point since the i7 is barely any better than the i5's. I personally prefer an HDD for mass storage and an mSata SSD as a boot drive, but it's all just preference.
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>>43191246
I don't really notice any speed differences.

And I use both as boot drives. The msata has win8 installed, and the normal drive has a revolving door of linux distros. Still haven't found a good touchscreen one. Most of the time, I feel like linux boots faster, but I dont' think it's that noticable. It could be due to the drive or the OS, honestly.
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>>43191275
I use a desktop for mass storage, personally. My laptop is used for online tutoring sessions, typing lab reports and the like, fucking with linux, and web browsing on the shitter. It's all in how you use it.
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What's the difference between a t440 and a t440s
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>>43191420
there are compare buttons on Lenovo's website
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>>43190992
Have you personally tried this upgrade? I checked the T520/W520 maintainance manual and the lcd cable 04W1565 fru is the same for all models.

I think I´ll take the risk anyway, what could go wrong?
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FUUUUCKFUCKFUCK

There was a x220t on ebay 120gb ssd, 8gb ram, multi-touch, and an i7 that I got outbid on and ended at 455............

How good of a deal did I miss /g/?
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>>43191920
I'm not really a fan of buying used SSDs
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>>43191920
you didn't miss much
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Are any of you guys running coreboot on your chinkpad?
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t420s reporting in, im getting around 70-80C idle. Im thinking of opening her up and repasteing, but im wondering if this is normal.
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>>43185206
The leather reminds me of the thinkpad reserve edition. It was a X61s covered in leather with a price of $5000.
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>>43192386
No, should be <50C at idle.

If cleaned out good and repasted properly, you might be able to get under 40C.
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>>43192649
Im a bit of a novice (recovering mac user), any guides sitting about?
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>>43192657
You might not even have to redo the thermal paste. Just try cleaning out the vents and fan first from dust and hair.
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>>43192657
>t420s
might be in warranty still, send that shit in or have a tech come to your house to repaste it for you for free
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>>43186158
Mah madafucking nigga
e6430 reporting in
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>>43192686
Any easy way of checking if its still in warranty? For some reason the call center has always had a rather bad connection for me (im in alaska)
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>>43192596
Who the fuck would have bought that goudy, ugly piece of shit for 5 grand?
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>>43192744
plug in your s/n and machine type in lenovos support website
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>>43192757
a millionaire with a little wiener?
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>>43187698
Idk if it depende on where you live but i got my t420 for 240$ on ebay
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>>43192757
money =/= good taste
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>>43192744
if you still have the Lenovo software installed, it's called the Solution Center/System Health and Diagnostics

under Support, there's a button for Warranty, and that'll tell you how much longer it has
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>>43193000
lets say that I tossed debian on it, and then switched back to win8 (stupid school programs and their idiotic incompatibility with wine). Im looking on lenovos website and drawing a blank, got a download link handy?
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>>43186072
>>43188055
>>43188117
All these plebians
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is there anything I should do in the bios settings after installing ganoo plus linux? I notice there's a screen that always quickly says something about how some boot failed and a cable is detached before proceeding to boot normally.
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>>43193036
download this and run it

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/detail.page?LegacyDocID=TVSU-UPDATE

It'll install all the Lenovo bloatware (some useful, some not so much).

You've been running Windows this whole time without the Power Manager? Were you the same guy complaining in last thread about bad battery life?
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>>43192258
what are the benefits of coreboot?
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>>43193359
Nope, not the same guy with the battery (I think. Memory a bit fuzzy of the last month). Wait, does power manager regulate fan speeds?
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>>43192596
How much did the normal one cost then?
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x1 carbon master race reporting in
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>>43193545
>chicshit keyboard
>clickpad
>master of anything
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>>43193609
>using the touchpad for anything serious
plus, it has the best keyboard of any ultrabook.
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>>43193609

>fearing change so much that you can't admit the chiclet keyboards are nice
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>>43193545
>clickpad
>touch function keys

The Ivy X1 carbon is acceptable but that abomination needs to be tossed into a lake of fire.
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>>43193663
I'll agree that the touch keys up top are fucking useless and retarded but overall its great
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I was gonna flash my x60 with coreboot (libreboot) and had set bucts, but then I went to jack off and when I came back the computer went to sleep (fucking kde) and simply wouldn't boot to anything (no thinkpad screen).
I nearly shit myself because I just bought it and felt so fucking stupid.
In an act of desperation, I pried the keyboard out, unplugged the cmos battery waited like 10 seconds or some shit, put everything back together and it worked fine, just had to set the date in the bios and fix the filesystem. I just had to reset bucts, which is a register.
I then realized I don't really give a fuck about a 100% FOSS operating system, so will stay away until I read into it more.
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>>43193545
remove the stickers and then you have my permission to die
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>>43193625
>>43193650
Touchpad sucks because of the lack of dedicated buttons fuck up the trackpoint.

Chicshit keyboards suck because of the wasted surface area between the keys and the lack of tactile feeling on the keycaps telling you where your fingers are on them. The thinkpad keyboard is better than any other chiclet keyboard I've seen. But the best form of a shitty thing is still a shitty thing.

The new keyboard and trackpads are straight downgrades, stop defending shit.
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X220T with the 2520M for 500 dollars. I don't see much better on ebay or craigslist.

Should I bite?

Also, are there any aftermarket pens that I should pair this with? I'm not a professional or anything, but I do plan on using it to draw a good bit, and I hear the pressure sensitivity on the stock pen is kind of bad.
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>>43193745
That's a terrible deal unless it has a 1tb SSD...
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Disregarding the chiclet ones, which chinkpads have the best keyboards?
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>>43193782
All of them.

Just keep in mind that they're rubber dome based, so the older ones will be stiffer and more tactile.
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>>43193757
Where should I be looking? I honestly can't find anything better that isn't at least a 5 hour drive away unless I want to give up the tablet functionality.
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>>43193928
where the hell do you live
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>>43193928
have patience
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>>43185843
>mah nigga
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>>43193991
New Jersey. I was honestly really surprised, because I don't live out in the sticks or anything. I'm in a fairly densely populated area, so maybe I've just been unlucky with the times I've checked.
>>43194015
Sure, I guess I can wait. I don't really need a laptop right this second.
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>>43193699
ok
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what distro should I put on my t410?
Preferably one with a gui for the install because I am autism
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>>43194306
any Ubuntu, Mint
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>>43194337
I'm currently using mint but it's quite heavy (almost as heavy as win 8)
id like something a little more advanced but still with a gui for the install
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>>43194369
Heavy on what...?
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>>43194306
xubuntu tends to be nice IMO. If not, then debian is pretty
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>>43194386
shit uses like 700MB of ram and about 10% cpu usage when fairly idle
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>>43185206
I'm getting a w500, I'll have a hundred dollars left over, what should I get?
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>>43194430
Do you not have at least 4gb of RAM? Why would that matter to anything unless you're maxing out?

>10% cpu usage at idle
That would be Linux for you.
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>>43194468
Ive got 4 gigs (soon to be 6) I just want shit to be very light weight so i can get the best battery life possible
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>>43194430
>10% CPU idle

lol wat? I have a T410 with fedora xfce+compiz and it's only using 4% idling with firefox. Without firefox it's 0-1%.

Maybe you should use more mainstream or time-tested software instead of whatever clusterfuck mint ships.
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hey guys.

I have been looking for a thinkpad and the problem is that the second hand market for thinkpads is not as great as all the guides.


Should I just buy a thinkpad new? an i7? I have the money tbh
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>>43194494
RAM usage does not affect battery life, it is constantly sucking power whether you're using 200mb or all 6gb. Although there is low-voltage RAM which can help (albeit insignificant).

On every Linux install I've done, even in VM's, they have always been at 2-5% CPU at idle. I don't know why, it just does. But that can definitely be sucking up power.

Also install TLP, if you insist on using Linux.
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>>43194572
just get a macbook
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>>43194572
secondhand thinkpad market not great in toronto**
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>>43185206
what do you /g/ays think of generic thinkpad batteries? I paid about $300 for my x201 tablet, but the battery is half way depleted, and a new OEM one costs fucking $180. If I purchase a generic one off of Amazon, will I regret it? The reviews are pretty good for it, and it's only $30.
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>>43194597
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>>43194585
All operating systems have constant CPU usage unless you strip them down to absolutely nothing

Programs like the display server and all the software for it are constantly listening for events
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What is wrong with the X1?

im looking to replace my laptop soon and was looking at the specs of the X1 recently
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>>43194614
see>>43194624
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Lenovo ThinkPad T420 Corei5 laptop

CPU Processor: Intel Core i5/ 2540M 2.60 GHz(Max Turbo Frequency3.3Ghz)

MEMORY:4G DDR3 Maximum to 16G

Harddrive:500GB SATA

Optical Drive :DVD-Drive

Screen Type :LED

Webcam Built in

Network: Wi-Fi -N

Interfaces & Ports:1USB3.0 ; 2USB 2.0 ; VGA;

eSATA&USB2.0 Combo

HD display Port ; SD card reader ; Express Card reader

Battery: new

Price:$479


THOUGHTS??
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>>43194746
>Price:$479
>not $200
fucking a m8 i almost pissed myself
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>>43194746
Not worth more than $300
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>>43194746
I think the T420 doesn't have USB3.0, the T420s does.
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>>43194778
I honestly can't find cheap thinkpads in my area.

please help me.

please
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>>43194815
is your area on ebay?
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>>43194836
someone mentioned this before but how do I not get shafted on ebay?
some things i learned:
-make sure they have over 99.5%
-make sure its not supervisor locked
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>>43194705
see
>>43194821
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>>43194836

how about this ad:

"This is a very durable Lenovo laptop, it is meant as a Desktop Replacement Computer. This thing is one of the most durable laptops ever made. Mine has a few scratches on it, as you can see from the photo. However, the insides (keyboard, trackpad, screen) are virtually spotless.

Intel Core i5 CPU @ 2.4 GHz
6GB Ram (Upgraded from 2gb)
Very large 600GB HDD
Nvidia Graphics
Windows 7 Pro edition, including licence sticker
Fingerprint scanner tested working with Windows 7 & bios
WiFi, Bluetooth
Ethernet, modem
4 USB slots(3 on left, 1 on right)
eSata + USB combo port
VGA
Displayport
PCI card slot
CD/DVD R/RW drive
Integrated audio and microphone, also has a 3.5 mm combo jack
Thinklight and Touchpoint

Battery lasts about 2 hours on a full charge."

for $300? I assume it needs a battery replaced
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>>43185514
first year australian uni student detected
>blue mini 10
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>>43194877
what the hell model is it?
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>>43194924
T410
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>>43194705
Oh wait, the anker battery isn't compatible with the x201 tablet. What else could I do?
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>>43194948
more like $200 normally

and no more than $150 for that one since it has a toasted battery
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>>43194869
still the only reliable brand
>>43194855
use common sense
>>43194877
follow this to a t and dont make any exceptions
http://www.ktgee.net/post/49423737148/thinkpad-guide
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>>43194971
wow. Basically everything on these local markets are marked up $100 or $200 dollars.
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>>43194978
>>43194971
thanks
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>>43194978
>still the only reliable brand
Well, they don't have one for my laptop... Do I really have to shell out $180 for another battery? That just seems so ridiculously high considering it's 2/3 of what I payed for the entire laptop. There's nowhere else reputable I could even purchase a new oem battery for cheaper?
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>>43195024
just buy two 6cells and keep one charged for a backup
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>>43195031
No, i mean, they don;t have a battery that works with mine. I have an x201 tablet, and after looking into it more, that battery (the only one they have for x201's) don't work with the tablet version, which again, is what I have. :(
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>>43195087
sorry you're SOL just buy a new computer
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>>43194910
More or less on the mark
>UNSW master race

>>43195087
The presumed issue is that the tablet batteries have different cell arrangements because of the hinge. In the X200/1 generation, the voltage was also different (not that it matters since the machine supports both ~14.4v and ~10.8v) because 4/8 cell arrangement on the tablet vs 3/6/9 on the normal.
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>>43185768
Why not using DP->DVI adapter?
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The general intelligence in ThinkPad generals have really dived.
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>>43195170
The general quality of thinkpads has really dived.

Everyone that didn't put coreboot on an X200 is moving to dells free of bios whitelists and creaky palmrests.
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Just ordered an x201i. Does Debian work on them?
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>>43195215
no
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>>43195200
I wanted to too, but their keyboard are pretty shit compared to ThinkPads.

>>43195087
Just get a $30 Chinese knock off you whiner.
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Help my trackpoint and touchpad stopped working after I plugged it into the dock
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>>43195250
use a mouse

when did thinkpad general merge with stupid questions general?
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>>43195230
>Just get a $30 Chinese knock off you whiner.
That's what I've been asking about - whether or not doing that was a good idea.
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>>43195280
what could go wrong?
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>>43195280
They're fine. They just lose half their capacity in two years instead of 20% of it in four.
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>>43195250
>>43195271
nevermind I fixed it with fn+F8
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Much new x301. Happy with it
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>>43195289
battery "exploding" (leaking acid), discharging and killng hardware, horrendous lifespan... IDK, I'm really poor and in college, and Im just worried about breaking this thing or wasting precious money on a piece of shit. I've been trying to find people with personal experience with these kinds of things to tell me whether or not it's safe to go with chinkware.
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>>43195289
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How is this?

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/IBM-LENOVO-T410-Intel-Core-I5-Laptop-Windows-7-Pro-/181467232632?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item2a404a3978&_uhb=1
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>>43195381
>T410

too old imo, try for T420 or newer
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>>43195381
http://www.ktgee.net/post/49423737148/thinkpad-guide
http://yttrium-tyclief.github.io/guides/Thinkpads/

What do the prices on those guides say?
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I got a new nipple today and holy shit this is way better than the original one
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>>43185768
they're both digital... so any $2 chink adapter can be used with no quality loss
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>>43195167
>>43195628
adapters are for shitters

the whole point is to leave them both plugged in without messing with the cables ever and only switching between monitor settings to go back and forth
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>>43195605

Where does one get replacement clits?

Mine has been rubbed flat
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>>43186377
The two things that hold the screen are a little loose how can you tighten them?
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>>43195702
http://www.ebay.com/itm/180721443654
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I'm waiting for my t510 in the mail, I want to apply new thermal paste and possibly airdust the inside, what tools do I need to disassemble?
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>>43195718
A screwdriver
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>>43195711
>9 x $6
HHHHNNNNNGGGGG

I can finally have a nice, plump, sensitive clit again.

Thank you based anon
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>>43195718
a phillips head screwdriver
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>>43195734
>mfw I had just bought them 30 seconds before you asked
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>>43195817

So you're the
>1 person has bought this in the last hour
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>Got hit on my bike tooday
>Old flip phone in my pocket got fucked
>Thinkpad in my bag perfectly fine

Thinkpad stronk
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>>43195856
what bag?
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>>43194196
You know... I could almost tolerate the chiclet keyboard if there were two physical buttons for the trackpoint. Why mess with perfection, for fuck's sake?
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>>43195895
>Why mess with perfection, for fuck's sake?
lenovo's trying to make it look like a macbook air is my guess
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>>43195734
fuck the rest
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-10-ThinkPad-TrackPoint-RED-Cap-CLASSIC-DOME-SBM04-/180684705695
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>>43195940
>CLASSIC-DOME
better then soft dome but nothing beats soft rim caps
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>>43195935
It's just a damn shame. It isn't like ThinkPads immediately went to crap after Lenovo took the reins either, I mean they still made solid ThinkPads into this decade. The chiclet keyboard is a pretty huge blow, but in my opinion removing physical buttons for the trackpoint is an even bigger travesty.
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Wait, 50Hz? What the hell?
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What X series support mSATA SSDs?
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carbon fibre or leather-ette for my t430??
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>>43196019

x220 and newer

>tfw x201t doesn't support it
Oh well im good with my 1tb HDD
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>>43195838
now kith
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>>43196030
CF all the way
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>>43196006
That's just what the igpu does on battery,. You can disable it in the intel graphics settings.
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what is the best thinkpad I can get for ~400 or ~300 or less I kind of want to try out a x tablet
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>thinkpad t420 with arch and a SDD

This feels glorious
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>>43194877
does the t410 support switchable graphics?
if so then it should be getting about 2:50 to 3 hours in windows (which is what my t410 gets without dedicated graphics)
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Recently begun expanding my stable... from right to left:

X200 (pictured in its dock) has been my primary laptop since 2009. I've put a Boe-Hydis IPS screen, a 120GB SSD, and 8GB of memory in it.

X41 Tablet I got at an amateur radio swap meet from some guy who was giving it away as it had a BIOS password. Shorted the appropriate pins on the mobo and got it running Debian acceptably. Needs some work to be fully usable though. Nicely enough it came with a battery that actually works, plus a slice battery that also holds a charge.

W520 my roommate just gave me because it has a cracked screen and is missing memory, a hard drive, and a battery. Might invest in getting it working in the near future.
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I took the bait and bought an X220 for £275 (excl postage). I couldn't find much better, so whatever. Gonna get a cheap mSATA disk too. Will I be able to swap in my 2 4GB RAM sticks (EBJ40UG8BBU0-GN-F) from my old laptop? Or should I invest in getting another 4GB stick identical to the one it's gonna come with?
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what can i put in this extra pcie slot on my t410?
are there any pcie ssds worth looking into or should i just put my old ssd in here when i get a new one
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is this worth bidding on?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Thinkpad-X220-/281392877821?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item41845290fd
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>>43195895
This is exactly how I feel, except I actually don't even mind chiclet keys at all. I really just want physical buttons for the trackpoint.
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>>43194369
CrunchBang is pretty good and light. Gui install similar to Debian and Ubuntu's install.

I recommend putting /home/ on its own partition if you haven't already. It makes things go a lot smoother if you want to switch distros or something.
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>>43194431
An SSD for it.
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>>43194431
SSD
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>>43196351
Looks good. I'd bid on it unless it goes over $300 if I were you.
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>>43195306
Did you win that from eBay? I hate you if you did.
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>>43191420
S used to be the thinner ultrabook-ish model
It has slightly less batterylife due to it being smaller.
some difference in parts, 1.8" drives instead of 2.5"
Wouldn't know on the 440 models, but from the reviews it seemd that the T440 not worth grabbing, I'd get an L440 if you weren't going to get the T440s

>>43195306
X300 were pretty cool, they are still pricey but I like them for travel.
I love the feel on the palmrest the most
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just bought a 128ssd, is there any reasons to use intel rapid storage when im booting from ssd?
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I have disabled all the beeps from bios on my t430 but when it's not plugged in the fan some times stop.
When it starts spinning again there's a beep. How to disable?
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Still deliberating on what distro to put on my X200s. What do you guys think?
>inb4 Gentoo
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x61t users or anyone else do you have any advice for minimizing the bubbling and gooey leaking shit from the lcd screen?
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Can someone give me an advice about which Thinkpad has the longest battery runtime possible? Thread here: >>43198209
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>>43195707
you probably just tighten the visible screws? Although they might just hold the cover and there's a second pair behind the cover at the steel hinges.

I've never checked, since that monitor won't move on it's own accord no matter what position it is in. If I had an issue with it, it would be that too much force is required to open the notebook.

>>43192717
I'm jelly about the lack of orange on your notebook. Congrats on the buy though.
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has anybody done a BIOS mod in an T*30 or X*30
apparently you need to get a clip and a $40 piece of hardware in order to flash the damn thing without soldering?

have all wireless AC routers in the house and fucking lenovo puts a BIOS whitelist in that doesn't permit installing any 802.11ac card.
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>tfw want something newer than my T60p but using that sweet UXGA IPS panel has spoiled me.
Skimming Thinkwiki, it appears that newer models don't have a screen that can beat the one I currently have, is this correct?

I do a lot of photo editing, so having a good resolution and accurate color is important to me. IIRC, they don't even offer any IPS options in the W series (a fucking graphics workstation replacement, no less)

I know there's a lot of options for WUXGA screens, but do they have the wide viewing angles & color accuracy I've become used to? I love being able to tilt the screen all the way back & still read text.

I have an SSD in here, so it's fairly snappy, but unfortunately the mobo is limited to 3GB. It's enough for me now due to running Linux, but I know that fairly soon it's gonna be a huge limitation.
tl;dr, are there any cheapish Thinkpads with better screen options than the T60p or should I just be happy with what I have?
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>>43198544
The 1920x1080 panel in the W510/520/530 and WUXGA panel in the W701/ds have somewhat wider viewing angles than the typical TN panel they tape on. The W also has a colour calibrator option. And the panels are rgbled backlit high gamut, though there are complaints of being too saturated because of that, though some love it.
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What do you think:

Lenovo T420:

- i5-2520M(2.5GHz)
- 8GB DDR3-1333
- Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD (new)

It's $500. Kind of pricey, but the specs are really good.
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is it normal to get around 1 FPS when grabbing the screen on a 1400*1050 x61 tablet? im using debian btw
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>>43198294
Look for information on how to fit an X60t screen to it.
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>>43196719
And you should go for the X301. Anyway,
>no docks
What were they thinking?
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>>43198294
its possible to remove the glue i believe, but its a lot of work

>>43199659
SXGA+ x60 screens are rare as fuck
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>>43196249
What's the resolution of the X200 Boe-Hydis panel?
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>>43199695
I'm sure that memory4less have them at insane prices; in the end it's always a matter of willing to pay the price.
I might buy an ultrabay numpad from them (I already own the carrier).

But I digress. I'm on my phone now, so, FRU of the X60t highres panel?
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>>43185452
thats there is a mack leather - not carbon, and there speaks a man who has not spent 2hrs carfully cutting shit out to fit stuff like this - the extra $3 will be worth the 2hrs of not joy and 3 wasted sheets of materiel! - lifes too short!
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>>43185775
thank god you spotted that or your life would be totaly worthless!
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>Buy T60, bad battery, for $25 just to test the koolaid
>Install linux, set thinkvantage to pull up a terminal
>It's delicious
>Buy an X201t, SSD, Windows 7 Pro, 4 GB ram, with dock
>Set thinkvantage to terminal again
>Swap out jewtel WNIC for an open-source Ralink
>The glory
>Bring to school
>Watch macfags get pulled over to check laptop serials
>tfw my laptop will never be stolen
>Take it to class, start doing notes on it
>Professor sees me amongst the macfags surfing facebook
>He starts drawing diagrams
>Macfags stumped, have to resort to grovelling for paper
>Flip screen over, start drawing diagrams in GIMP
Best purchase in quite some time. I might get 8GB for the 201, and a multitouch display if I can. I want fangerprants all over my screen.
...can you just swap in a multitouch display?
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>>43195309
>battery "exploding" (leaking acid)
Well, there's your problem. You're trying to use a car battery on a laptop.
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>>43198427
>you probably just tighten the visible screws? Although they might just hold the cover and there's a second pair behind the cover at the steel hinges.
The screws on the case (along the back and on the bottom) hold the actual hinge. There are also four to six screws holding the hinge to the lid; all but two of those are usally internal to the lid, the other two do double duty through the bezel and are covered with adhesive plastic caps.
The hardware reference manual will show you all of them.
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>>43199748
theyre really expensive considering their age and colour accuracy, but ill probably grab one when the glue leaking finally gets too much for me

dunno about the fru, but i think this is the part number here: HV121P01-100
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>>43198761
>The 1920x1080 panel in the W510/520/530 and WUXGA panel in the W701/ds have somewhat wider viewing angles than the typical TN panel they tape on. The W also has a colour calibrator option. And the panels are rgbled backlit high gamut, though there are complaints of being too saturated because of that, though some love it.
I duspute the TN in the W701ds is wide viewing angle. Sitting in front of it, both sides are noticeably shifted.
The saturation is intentional; you get get to NTSC gamut without insane saturation. The weridness is the color sources are pure, so instead of color fringes being soft, you get a very sharp red edge, a very sharp green edge and a very sharp blue edge. That takes some getting used to.
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>>43199902
>theyre really expensive considering their age and colour accuracy, but ill probably grab one when the glue leaking finally gets too much for me
There are also chinese outfits selling those screens with the glass and glue pre-removed. Avoid them. They also destroy the polarizer in the process, so they slap a cheap one on with crappy color shift properties.
[the most expensive piece of an LCD... is not the LCD. It's the polarizer]
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>>43199959
ill avoid those, and make sure i get an authentic part

would it be possible to remove the glue from an x61 panel, but keep the glass panel attatched?
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>>43199980
the glue is what attaches the glass...

In theory I suppose, I'm not sure how you'd do it though. possibly after getting hte front glass off, soaking it in ethanol to remove the rest of the glue, then carefully polishing it up and reattaching it...
the adhesive they used really is a serious bitch and a half all the way aaround.
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>>43200091
i was thinking of just standing it up over a paper plate and using a hairdryer on the fucker til it all drips out, but i figure ill probably fuck my hairdryer in the process
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>>43200135
you'll also damage the internals. They're just plastic.
*and* if the glue or any other liquid gets inside the panel, you're done for.
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>>43185768
DO IT. I very recently bought a U2412M on ebay for $140 and it's pretty tight. Just get a cheap DVI->HDMI adapter for the Xbox.
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I dont understand, why is /g/ obsessed with thinkpads?

Are they just like best value for money in terms of performance but ugly as fuck?
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>>43200215
>you'll also damage the internals
with the heat hitting the glass, and spreading through the glue? surely if it gets hot enough to melt the glue during standard operation then a little heat applied when the panels not actually producing any heat wont be too bad

>>43200215
>liquid gets inside the panel
how the fuck would that happen?

>>43200246
thinkpads are pretty, fuck you
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>>43200135
never use a hairdryer to dry electronics.
NEVER.
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>>43200301
>with the heat hitting the glass, and spreading through the glue? surely if it gets hot enough to melt the glue during standard operation then a little heat applied when the panels not actually producing any heat wont be too bad
The glue never goes runny, it gets just liquid enough to creep out slowly... over years...
>how the fuck would that happen?
Well, gee, if you've got something _leaking out_, it's _leaking in_ too.
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>>43198241
Arch, obviously.
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>>43200474
i thought the defect was caused by the heat produced by the panel causing the glue to heat up and leak

>>43200458
id be heating the glass panel, not the fucking circuit board
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>>43185594

Twice the price is not so nice
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>>43199377
>i5-2520M(2.5GHz)
>$500
in-le-trash.jpeg
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>>43200622
don't do that
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Is a x220 tablet for 400 euros a good deal?
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What would /g/ pay for a T410 with 4GB ram, 128GB ssd, new battery.

?
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>>43201431
if it's in good condition and decent specs, ya

>>43201455
$200-250
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>>43200563
>i thought the defect was caused by the heat produced by the panel causing the glue to heat up and leak
Yeah. It takes four years for the glue to move enough to start causing trouble.
>id be heating the glass panel, not the fucking circuit board
Yeah, OK, you know what? Try it. Go forth and melt the entire fucking thing. You wanted advice from someone who's actually pulled these screens apart, I gave it, it you don't like it, do it your way. See how it goes.
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>>43201532
Here's a hint if you're still listening: The glass is tough. The LCD panel itself is tough. The circuitboard is tough. The metal frame under the glass that ties it all together is tough.

The plastic _inside_ that makes up the waveguide, diffuser, prisms and recycling polarizer is not. The heat-pressed ribbons that attach the LCD to the circuitboard are also fragile.

And that adhesive is a fucking nightmare that gets all over everything like pine tar (come to think of it, it smells like pine tar too) and the chemicals that will actually get it off will also completely fuck the innards of the screen. And you won't notice until you turn it on and the backlight is full of giant bright blotches.

Here's some of what you're in for:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOg6AShKWqcAt8X6KDqFhvQ
this guy spent *days* getting all the glue off. Notice that there's no final video of a working panel minus the glass after all that work.
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>>43185859
congrats on getting that far - unfortunately maybe dead end... I've heard "crap?" about placing in very deep freez will reset car stereo codes... dunno if true but maybe if so it might work on laptop??? i think it required a real DEEP freez - 20 or lower for some time. If of course it is not just shit drivel...
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>>43185206
Alright /g/ I need your help, currently deciding between a w500 or an X200/201/60/61
Help me out here.
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>>43201890
What will you use it for?
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>>43201532
>>43201607
> It takes four years for the glue to move enough to start causing trouble.
>The plastic _inside_ that makes up the waveguide, diffuser, prisms and recycling polarizer is not. The heat-pressed ribbons that attach the LCD to the circuitboard are also fragile.
>And that adhesive is a fucking nightmare that gets all over everything like pine tar (come to think of it, it smells like pine tar too) and the chemicals that will actually get it off will also completely fuck the innards of the screen. And you won't notice until you turn it on and the backlight is full of giant bright blotches.
this is what i wanted to know.

clearly heat, even assuming the innards wouldnt be damaged by it, wouldnt be enough to do the job in a reasonable amount of time.
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>>43201929
Linux kernel development and os design
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Does the x61s and x61 tablet use the same battery?
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>>43201504
>$200-250

good luck with that.
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>>43202660
No.
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>>43202063
My guess as to how the chinese place reclaiming these screens is doing it: They pull the frame off and take the bonded-on LCD and circuit board with it. This leaves behind all the innards.
They drop the glass/frame/LCD into a big vat of ethanol until the adhesive dissolves and the parts come apart. Then lots more alcohol rinsing.
Apparently that fucks the polarizer, because all the ones I've seen have a non-stock (crappier) front polarizer.
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>>43203132
Considering T400's are almost down to $100 and you can find T420's for under $300, then that would be a good price for a T410.
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Ultrabay Numpad on eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/221500370549

I can't transfer money to PayPal before the auction ends, I hope a fellow /g/entooman snatches it.
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>get ThinkPad fixed under warranty
>main problem now worse than before

weeeelp, at least they fixed the touch input and this display has no white spots and IPS ghosting is nearly non-existent on it
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Is the X60 still decent for college-level programming and watching videos with mpv? I plan on using a fairly lightweight distro with MATE.
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>>43206370
Tablet or not?
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>>43206433
I don't think I need the tablet, but I'm open to getting one if it's cheap.
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Ok so a few months back I bought a thinkpad R40 for like $30 but theres no hard drive. I'm broke so I'm just using a flash drive for the storage since I don't need much on there anyway. I was using Xubuntu on it but it ran kind of slow, probably because its USB 1.1 (shit, I know. I plan on buying a cheap pc card usb 2 or 3 adapter eventually) It ran Slitaz great in live mode but when I tried installing it onto a flash drive as a normal install it installed fine but won't boot. I get to GRUB just fine but after that it gives me a bunch of errors. Any suggestions of lightweight distros that might work better? I want to actually be able to install them onto the flash drive rather than use a live USB so my shit stays there, and Live USB with persistence just doesn't do it for me. I know I can buy a cheap new IDE drive on ebay for like $20 but I'm seriously broke and I already have a bunch of flash drives lying around anyway.
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Got a X201 2.4GHz w 4GB RAM to replace the AspireOne on the left. Cracked the screen so it's a media server now. The screen replacement costs more than what I paid for it.
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Don't they sell different types of adhesive covers for the T420 exterior?

I hate this grippy plastic material on the top lid. Dust is hard to brush off, and I'm pretty sure any minor scratch is going to stay there permanently.
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>>43205305
dude... are you sure the pen you have is good?
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>>43199793
Hey, fuck you, I laughed
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>>43207726
I have no idea and I don't have another pen to test or another device to test the pen on.

This is what it looked like before they switched the displays.

I mean if I turn the pressure sensitivity off, the pen works perfectly fine, registers and follows properly over the entire screen.

It's just when I try to enable pressure sensitivity in drawing programs where I get this issue.
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>>43208126
right, they're different mechanisms in the pen.
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>>43208302
So is it a problem with the digitizer or the display?

Would they even replace the pen (still under warranty) since it still works functions somewhat properly?
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So i just bought an mSata SSD for my T430. Is this my empty mSATA slot? What the fuck are those cables supposed to be?
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>>43210059
Derp. Forgot the pic.
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>>43210076
Those two wires are for WWAN cards.

Ignore them if you're going to be installing an mSATA.
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>>43210221
For a second there i just thought i just dun goofed for not checking before buying the SSD.
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>>43210423
Yeah, it would suck if your $80 went down the tube just like that.
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>>43210221
Also, forgot to say Thanks, anon.

On a completely unrelated not, today i saw some dude with a T420 sitting at the local café near my college. I bet he was a pretty cool dude.
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>>43210457
I wish I knew other individuals who owned Thinkpads.

Literally the only people I know who use (I don't even know if they own them) Thinkpads are businesspeople I see on the train, and my lecturers at school.

I can't help but feel a little bit more official when I'm carrying my professional-looking X220 around, although it would look A LOT more professional if the left ctrl key werent fucking missing, and if i could buy a replacement keyboard for cheap using cash
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>>43210446
It was 99, and yeah, it is a pretty big deal for a third world college student.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147315
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>>43210483
Why not buy the key and not the whole keyboard? http://www.laptopkey.com/
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>>43210494
Hmm, I'm going out to buy an mSATA SSD later, can't decide between 840EVO and Crucial M500.

I'll be buying a 120gb version, and the evo costs $30 more.

>>43210507
Because I have no means of online payment.
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>>43210528
You should ask a friend, it's only like 10 bucks. They're totally reliable. You could also buy a prepaid card.
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>>43210528
>Hmm, I'm going out to buy an mSATA SSD later, can't decide between 840EVO and Crucial M500.

I asked about it in this very board and /g/ kept shilling on this model. People here give good advice other than INSTALL GENTOO
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>>43210550
>friend
you're forgetting that we're on /g/.

>prepaid card
I know where to get these in my area, but I have to deal with a bank clerk to get one.

I'm too beta and autistic to deal with bank clerks.
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>>43210528
I think the evo is a bit better on benchmarks and stuff but tbh save yourself the 30 bucks, you prolly won't notice it in the real world.
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>>43210564
>hurr pentium g3258
>buy amd
>install gentoo
>sudo rm -rf
Occasionally there's the one good guy who actually gives helpful advice

>>43210567
Yeah, you're probably right. I tend to think like a purist sometimes.

I still kind of want RAPID mode on the Evo, though, but I probably won't be able to notice any real difference anyway
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>>43210567
YOU'RE NOT HELPING ME JUSTIFY MY PURCHASE.
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>>43210507
Also, lol, I just checked that website and it doesn't have an entry for X220.

>T420 and X220 have the same keyboard
T420 isn't there either.

I'd still rather replace the entire keyboard, it's pretty beat up and Amazon sells replacements for about $50.
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>>43210594
I mean, if you really want RAPID mode and don't mind wasting those extra 30 bucks then go for it. It certainly won't be a bad purchase.
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>>43210618
Go for the cheaper one then, you won't be dissapointed.
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LENOVO THINKPAD T510 i5 2.4GHZ 4GB RAM 320GB HDD WINDOWS 7 PRO 32-BIT

OS: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
CPU: Intel i5 520M 2.4 Ghz
Memory: 4GB 533 Mhz RAM
Hard drive: 320GB Hitachi SATA
Graphics: 512MB NVIDIA NVS 3100M
Screen size: 15.6"
Max screen resolution: 1366x768
Optical drive: DVD-RW
Web cam: Yes
Battery: 9-cell extended life (6-7 hours battery life on full charge)
Warranty: 90-days from time of delivery

used, for $300?
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>>43210949
Dat resolution?

Oh god, NO.
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>>43211021
lol what resolution do i go for? it was not in the guide
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>>43211062
1600x900 or greater if you're looking at T series.
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>>43210949
no, too much

you're not supposed to go over the guide prices
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>>43211144
Guide prices are outdated and are generally the most you should pay for - Assuming you live in the US
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>>43211202
that too
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>>43211202
>>43211144
>>43211021
It's killing me. Every used thinkpad I find in Canada is always more than the guide prices. Even if i find on ebay, the shipping prices make it well over the guide prices.
I need a canadian to prove this wrong pls
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>>43211315
I'm from Singapore and I paid 550USD for my X220 a month ago.
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>>43211081
This. So much. The differece is very noticeable in my 1600x900 T430.
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>>43211375
It's not in the guide, but how much should I expect to pay for a used T430?
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>>43211336
I feel your pain, bro. I, too, live in a third world country, bro.
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>>43211544
>singapore
>third world
It might as well be.
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>>43211530
Depends on where you live. I got mine for 6,000 mexican pesos, which is like 400 USD. Brand new (Not in box), 3 year warranty, backlit keyboard, 1600x900 screen (with horrible viewing angles, mind you) and a 9 cell battery.

The best thing you can do i to keep sniping for deals on eBay (Or whatever the equivalent is in your country)
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I'm looking to pick up a portable for school - something I can haul to classes/clubs/etc when I'm not using my desktop in the dorms.

Ideally, it would run basic engineering programs (CAD and the like), have pen input for taking notes, and a good battery.

Was looking at the Surface Pro 3, but an X201t seems to be what I need for a much better value. Will I regret spending $300-$400 on a secondhand i7 version?

I'd assume the 8GB memory limit isn't in place with a full 3rd Gen i7, not that I'd need more than that. Software/OS installation doesn't scare me - I've partitioned and dual booted Unix systems alongside Windows before.

Any advice for me, /g/? Thanks in advance!
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>>43211336
I live in Singapore too, just use eBay and hopshopgo.
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>>43211658
I have no means of online payment.

Also shipping is still a bitch imo
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I realize the thread is ded, but what was the last good thinkpad?
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>>43212455
T430, if you're an aspie and hate the new style keyboard.
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>>43212508
I see that it's the last T model without the pants-on-head retarded trackpad clicking. Thanks for the advice. I'll keep that in mind, though I doubt my T420 is going anywhere anytime soon.
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>>43211673
No it's not. Just get a debit card. And shipping is really easy.
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