Are Thinkpad's the greatest laptops ever designed? This is a thinkpad general thread.
That is insane... I am having trouble finding thinkpads even close to the guide prices.
I get in bidding wars that go well over $100 over the thinkpad guide prices.
For example, pic related..I have been searching for a week now.
> be me
> have hipster backpack with seat belt buckle strap
> tfw friends start pressing it for fun
> tfw friend breaks magnesium alloy x220 by pressing it
> no longer carry that backpack
> still haven't repaired x220
I am using a Lemote Yeelong, a netbook with a Loongson chip and a 9-inch display. This is my only computer, and I use it all the time. I chose it because I can run it with 100% free software even at the BIOS level.
/g/entlemen, a tragedy has occured..
My T420 is having boot issues. Whenever I turn it on, it gets to the thinkpad "thinkvantage" boot screen and the screen goes black and it goes into a loop.
I googled around and someone said to remove the RAM and listen for a beep. I did that, but I didn't hear any beeps.
Am I fucked or can I fix this?
> Not finding an X60s complete with ultrabase for $60 in a shitty pawnshop in 2012
If you're running Windows post-XP than add the following to a text file and save it as .reg and you can set your unused Thinkvantage button to start the program of your choice:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
"File"="C:\\path to program.exe"
Would it be find if I bought a new THINKPAD for $1000?
Yeah I don't have time for an enthusiast OS that can't even into power management leading to significantly shorter battery life as well as higher operating temperatures.
I'm too busy doing actual work.
Argh, my X220 is being delayed. The eBay seller isn't able to dispatch it until Monday 4th August. It's still the best deal I can get, though.
If I get one from the US it's "cheaper" but not once you factor in the import duty, and I'd also have to replace the keyboard with a UK one. And the market for Thinkpads is generally less good here in mainland Europe.
Life is suffering.
but the guy maybe wants to do something productive with his machine.
>le not using GNU/Linux mee mee
>tfw shitty camera
T400 shit race reporting in
all stock except for linux mint
Can you buy a 3G card/antenna from a 3g equipped X6x series and install it into an original X60s?
I spend some time in the field and it would be nice to not have to carry around a USB modem.
New palm rest for my T420s is coming in the mail.
ETA: 3 weeks from now
>Doing anything productive
You'll be wasting all your time fixing bluescreen #a47d or hunting down software installers from shady websites
Windows is not a desktop OS and likely never will be, it doesn't even have a package manager
Year of the windows desktop when? 2020 maybe?
>You'll be wasting all your time fixing bluescreen #a47d or hunting down software installers from shady websites
Nope, just download the software from the offical source and you're good to go. I'm not five year old who clicks on everything that moves like you.
>Windows is not a desktop OS and likely never will be, it doesn't even have a package manager
Linux is not a desktop OS and likely never will be.
>Year of the windows desktop when? 2020 maybe?
Picking the sour grapes I see.
Shitter shattered winbabby detected, you can't even come up with a single counter argument
Why should I spend my time arguing with a GNU/Linuxbabby? Trust me, I've used tons of Linux distros and they're definitely not ready for everyday use. What distro are you currently on?
look at this auction
is it too expensive?
> X60s with ULV Core Duo
> Underclock to 900MHz
> Gets 6 hours of battery life with wifi on in Windows 7 using a year old ching chong battery bought from Amazon for $30
My laptop's battery life is better than my smartphone's.
Any comments on the WorkPad Z50?
It's the strange, often forgotten cousin to the ThinkPad.
I wanted one so bad as a kid.
There's one on ebay right now for $110.
What do you think of my leather skin for my x200t?
I like it.
I want to stuff a bigger SSD in it.. Does it fit any 2.5? When I disassembled it, the drive was super thin.
>What do you think of my leather skin for my x200t?
>I want to stuff a bigger SSD in it.. Does it fit any 2.5? When I disassembled it, the drive was super thin.
It takes a standard 2.5" SSD, I put a 250gb 840 EVO in my x200t
Should I do it?
Same model of laptop I had as a young lad, so dat nostalgia.
I bought a thinkpad t61 for $70 shipped. How bad did I fuck up /g/?
depends on the capacity. The charger will cost you at least $40 though, if you want one that won't become a housefire. A lot of the cheap laptop AC adapters on ebay are counterfit chinese pieces of shit and couldn't pass UL or CEE standards. Ever.
Lol, no don't sorry. When I got my x200 a couple of years ago I ordered 2 cheap chinese $7 chargers. One for the office and one for my home.
Both have had no issues up to this very day.
I don't know why anyone would spend $40 on a charger for a laptop that cost almost as much.
Same risk you take with a brand name charger.
Can you prove a house fire has started with a cheap chinese thinkpad charger? Have you ever owned one?
Do you also realize that the thinkpad is a cheap Chinese computer?
Not that I love it any less.
>Go on youtube
>Look up "cheap AC adapter"
>find videos of said adapters either self immolating under load, or being disassembled by electronics engineers who understand how they SHOULD be built.
You're an idiot, hope you enjoy your housefire.
>spending 60 dollars on a 10 year old piece of shit
>being poor in the year 2014
I have a rmbp because i have a JOB which pays me many SHEKELS which allows me to buy nice things.
So as a non-poor, non-NEET contributor no, they are not by any metric the best laptops.
Flimsy yet heavy plastic shit
Flimsy yet heavy plastic shit
Flimsy yet moderately weighted plastic shit
The e Series is so fucking bad I think it was deliberately gimped to push enterprise clients to buy precision shit. D series was goat. Heavy but so metal even the dumbest fucking salesman couldn't kill them.
Here, have a specific example, not specifically a thinkpad adapter, but it will have to do.
>No video therefore it didn't happen.
You're an asshole, I sincerely hope to never meet you in real life.
Then go find the evidence yourself, I don't really care anymore. I've already shown you several examples of why you shouldn't buy counterfit AC adapters. My point has been made, your continued denial just makes you look immature.
>goes on tirade and fails to prove point despite several attempts
>upset he couldn't do it
>calls other person names
Sure thing, bud.
I bought a new battery for my X200s off eBay. I'm pretty sure it's not an official Lenovo battery. Is this thing going to do any damage to my beloved Thinkpad?
they are pretty durable
i had my trusty X60 Tablet since the day it hit the market, and just recently (2 days ago) the rotatory hinge broke. i order a new one off china and im waiting for the arrival.
Because I need a laptop for university really badly, I'll be getting a thinkpad. And because I'm not necessarily comfortable off, I don't to spend more money than I have to.
I'm thinking about the X series, because I need it to be as compact as possible.
Is a x200 or x200s enough for loonix, programming and maybe some emulation up to gen 4 and dorf fort? Or will it be a slow mess and I should be getting a x201?
Also whats the exact difference between the x200 and the x200s?
I have an X200s. Most of them have the better 1440x900 screen but this one has the 1280x800 one. An X200/s would be fine with those tasks. An X201 would probably be better (I wanted to get one of them but poorfag) but you'll get by with the X200/s
All three of these look okay, am I missing anything?
I am planning on getting a Dell Latitude 3540 BTX soon to replace my old and volcanic laptop. I use it mainly for browsing, work, seeing movies and occasional gaming.
What is your opinion on this? I appreciate your advice.
Care to elaborate?
Well, I actually expected swearing and grinding of bones, so it's a rather mild answer. Something I am grateful for.
Any further comments? Would it last if I take care of it? I had terrible experiences with Packard Bell/Acer (I know, I know) and I don't want to be into for a world of pain.
I am afraid of laptops ever since, but building my own desktop seems unlikely since I might be travelling every three-six months during a long time.
Thank you for your answers, though it's a thinkpad general, I thought it was not entirely off-topic-
>inspiron tier shit keyboard
>full sized laptop and uses ULV CPU's (what the fuck, an i3 nonetheless)
>AMD graphics (which means no Nvidia Optimus, which means shit battery life)
With these requirements which Lenovo Laptop would you recommend me, if any?
Forgive me, but I don't know what that means when talking about a laptop.
It is supposed to use the intel HD graphics when not under heavy use and the AMD when doing stuff like gayming and such.
I understand is a suboptimal solution, but I would very much desire to hear about a laptop with the aforementioned requirements that is somehow affordable.
The alternative I was considering is the Asus G750JX or G750JH but I don't think my family would approve the budget for that. Though it is on /g/'s wiki and seems a good laptop. I don't really care that is heavy as hell.
What I really need is a good computer that doesn't need disassembly and air freight cargo every time I change my location (you know how the job market is these days).
It would mean the world to me right now (not even exaggerating) to find a sure bet. My great fear regarding laptops and the hit or miss nature of buying one really makes me uncomfortable, since it's a great purchase in terms of money and compromise.
They seem rather fine, but for that price I guess I would go with the Asus... unless you talk me out of it or suggest an alternative I have missed.
eurofag here, looking into selling my T400.
It has a 1440x900 dispay, switchable graphics and relatively standard specs otherwise (2,4GHz, 4GB RAM, 320 GB HDD). It also has an Ultrabay adapter and comes with the docking station.
How much can I expect to get for this?
I guess that everything boils down to how much I am willing to spend. Price doesn't matter to me as long it is durable. If I can have a good laptop that survives 10 years I would buy it in a blink.
This being the scenario, would I be all right with an E6k or E7k Latitude? What are your thoughts on the Asus (G750JX or G750JH)? Seems sturdy.
Any thinkfags here running Windows with the ThinkVantage button registry mod?
What did you set your ThinkVantage button to do? I set mine to toggle the ThinkLight, but I don't Think that's a very useful thing to do because I almost never use the ThinkLight and there's already a god damn keyboard shortcut for it.
I'm new to thinkpads, i need a laptop for studying basically, and this might be the best option. Word proccessing and eclipse are a must, and if it could run simple shit like hearthstone for free time and boring classes that'd be cool.
I live in israel so shippping for me is a fucking bitch, usually goes to 30-40$
i found a nice x60 that costs 50$, but the shipping is another 40. is it worth it?
I think I found the laptop I'll be lugging around for college.
Is there anything glaringly wrong about it?
I picked up a T420i yesterday from craigslist with an i3, 320gb hdd, 4gb of ram for 100 bucks. The guy that owned works for a company that gives him a new one every so often so he just sells the old one. Was this a pretty good deal? I probably could have talked him down in price to be honest.
What am I supposed to be seeing here?
TrackPoint makes your argument invalid.
>Sniping keep them well under controlled
Under control, Anon. I don't mean to be a grammar Nazi, but this was hilarious.
Well, I had my eye on the x200 and x201 as well.
Still, won't be able to save up for any.
Plus, I haven't seen a single decent 2nd hand Thinkpad for sale in my country. Buying them from ebay or something would be awful because of custom charges.
>have a T420
>want to upgrade to a new desktop
>DDR4 on the verge
>4K on the verge
>real 8 Cores on the verge
>better wait 2 years
>But I need more speed even for sweet linux gaymes
>Go to ebay
>Buy i7 2860qm
>Buy the best thermal paste possible
>Buy Nvidia 770
>Buy external FullHD Screen
>Metro Last Light on FullHD 45 fps with high to ultra settings
>Should be enough for the next 2 years
That would be the MacBook OP.
>affordable high-end only laptops
>robust Unix experience out of the box
>used by people who actually write software instead of pedophilic ricemasters
>10 hours of battery at least on every model
>delicious, non-flimsy casing
>makes you look normal, employed, and keeps /g/ creatures at bay in public
I'm this nigga.
I'm going with the Asus G750 (just need to pick variant and go).
>Not absurdly expensive
>Good airflow with two fans
>Heavy and sturdy like a desktop replacement laptop should be
Thank you for talking me out of the Latitudes. If the good ones were for that price I'll think I'll be better with these Asus.
See you around, /g/entlemen.
no, they all offer i7's, but X-series and 14" T-series did not come with quad cores, only dual.
But T420 with Nvidia graphics, you can swap in a quad core i7. Integrated graphics you cannot.
exactly what they look like they do
They're very convenient if you're using your laptop as a desktop replacement since you never have to worry about plugging anything into your laptop ever again.
I am looking at a second hand x220 for 600-650 SGD. it has the ips screen. How do I make sure that it is in good condition at purchase? and how long do you thing it would last me? need it for uni for next 3 years
Any of you have a carbon x1?
Looking for alternatives to the trendbook pro
Ugh. My fucking ThinkPad chipped off a part of the screen bezel. Fucking shoddy manufacturing, I can't believe this shit.
> mfw it's 13 years old
c-can I join this circlejerk?
I have a W520 too but it's a piece of shit.
What about this one - http://www.ebay.com/itm/LENOVO-THINKPAD-X220-Intel-Core-i5-2520M-CPU-2-5GHz-4GB-RAM-320-GB-HARDRIVE-/331271000737?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item4d214a52a1
>guy trying to sell an R61 on craigslist for $200
>first line of ad is
> Price as reviewed/starting price $2,085/$1,299
I really want to email him and just say "ur an idiot" but I'm not a jerk
Followed /g/ advice.
Now I got stuck with OpenGL 2.1 until I get my next laptop in maybe a year.$ glxinfo | grep -Ei version\|renderer
server glx version string: 1.4
client glx version string: 1.4
GLX version: 1.4
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ironlake Mobile
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 10.2.4
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20
OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 2.0 Mesa 10.2.4
OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 1.0.16
And my previous laptop was a f***ing netbook with only a 1.6GHz processor and even so it was able to provide OpenGL 3.1 with Free drivers!
Fuck Intel. Don't we have an AMD alternative for ThinkPads?
I am thinking about getting a thinkpad. What model would be suitable for me?
>Good battery life because of uni
>Pretty lightweight, no more than 2.5 kg
>Performance is not that important but it would be nice to be able to run EU4
Or should I just start looking around for other computers.
I heard the tablets sucked compared to other normal tablets on the market.
The Twist sucks too, but they discontinued them now I think.
Helix seems neat, would own if I was filthy rich, but I don't know anything about them.
I'm looking for an X series tablet that's also high resolution enough to view PDFs and scans.
So my choice is basically the 1440x1050 X60T unless I want to shell out a fortune for an X240 with touch, right? Do they make an X60T that's high resolution and has finger touch support?
So recently I just got a refurb T420s running 100GB SSD and 8GB RAM for $450. I'm running Debian Wheezy with LXDE on it and it only holds like 3 hours of battery life. Is this normal? Many reviews criticized the battery life on T420S but all of them say it holds at least for 5 hours.
This is the first time I bought a refurb system, so I'm not quite sure on whether I'm entitled to a new battery or not. Has anyone tried the ultrabay battery? Is it worth $100?
So i found an t60p and a t40 the other day,
the t60p needs a battery and both had their hard drives removed (along with the damn hard drive cover)
i know the t60p has a 2.16 ghz processor, a screen thats kind of yellowing (which i've been told is an indicator it has the better screen), and 3gb of ram.
are either of these worth spiffying up?
Seems to be under the max price on the guide for the x201t. Is it worth it?
X301 will be a downgrade in performance with no gains in battery life, but it is a nice facebooku machine.
>not being a man and telling them to pay up
>your friends not owning up to what they did
Even my buddy who hasn't pay me back with the money I lent him still does what he can to help me out.
Eh... You could have a T410... It is kinda high for a collector's price, but it does have the original box. original boxes seem to always get a lot of attention nowdays.
Never seen one. I have a PS/note 425, it is similar to ThinkPad design but isn't as rugged as a thinkpad but it does have a trackpoint.
Ok five bucks is a bit cheap
On ebay there is a seller, laptop-charger or something, usually has bids 6.99 and shipping is 5.99 and theyve seem to work good for being counterfit.
I do have a replacement battery adapter and it does get hot but no fire as of yet. But yes, believe that one guy, there IS a chance of fire but c'mon.
You do realize that about 70% of consumers buy shitty chargers for their laptop because they are not willing to pay $80 for their charger.
There are loads of these things online, they have a bigger chance of getting a virus than a powersupply blowing up.
Even the non-oem batteries I have don't overcharge and blow up when they are dead, they simply do not charge at all.
>all those cables on the ground
>fat as fuck, sweating, no shirt
>having the cord suspended in the air
>a fucking shitty HP laptop
I think there are more contributing factors than the bad power supply supply...
Yes it will, that battery will also take all your information left nt he laptop because it isn't an OEM product, cops will be coming to take your CP you have saved on there.
No anon, it will be fine, worst thing is that they degrade faster than non oem ones, that being said, the best OEM battery is a panasonic one, not sony or sanyo... Seriously, do not give a fuck if you saved money, buy another cheap battery when it bites the dust.
The third had a broken bezel, the second one seems ok.
the first had ubuntu and I would of probably went for that one out of them all,
They have the crap WXGA screen, which is horrible to have on anything that is 14" or above.
They probably work gud.
There should be a Latitude/Precision general as well as an Elitebook or Toughbook but heck there arent.
Its only useful for reading a book at night, with the laptop at the lowest settings, or maybe typing at night, it isn't as great as a backlit keyboard laptop.
Owning a few old units, namely the 365XD and A31p, I wouldn't mind having one of those to just feel how nice it is to type on.
Yes I have a model m and another mechanical with blacks.
First off, enthusiasts and /g/ do not care for the later laptops that much. with that being said, an X230 will probably be a great canidate for you, it has a full sized keyboard as well.
Check ebay's sold listings for the X230 so you can ballpark what you should pay for one.
Keep in mind you are paying a little bit more for its "ruggedness" and some lack in performance around this price range, anyways, some still can be under lenovo warranty in case anything goes bad.
Depends, but yeah, that is wayy too much, maybe $140 for a R61 and thats me being generous.
No, fingertouch (which was called multitouch) was only offered in the XGA units.
X200's seem to have more fingertouch but they are in WXGA only, do not be confused with a WXGA+ screen of the X201s, there were only a few select models.
X61T has an SXGA+ screen and suffers from 'bubbles' I have one but I've been lucky, when i bought it, it had only 3, but its slowly eating away from the taskbar so it doesn't affect me much. Also it suffers from "sparkles" making the screen somewhat hard to read at times and is somewhat irritating to me.
There was a mod from an X230 that went to a WUXGA screen, but it required soldiering skills and precision at that...
Lastly there is no tablet X240, I do not know how Yoga's are but they have better res screens I think...
Just get an android tablet with a gud screen.
Given you have to get another screen... no, you can probably spend that much on a laptop that has a better screen.
that yellow light on the battery is fishy... it might need replacing within the next 5 months, or it was just simply charging. Even then, seller doesn't say if its OEM or not.
The price of the dock may not be worth, as they can be had for about $15-45 including shipping.
>Just get an android tablet with a gud screen.
that typin though
Yeah it sucks, I know...
I got one of those micro usb to mini usb cables for like $3 from china and I was able to type on a Nexus 7 1 gen.
Kinda funny that CTRL C and V work, page up and down...
I have a 755CE that I dissasembled long ago and I may never use it due to me losing the screws and never having the correct charger. I am lazy about it.
I think a Poker II keyboard can fit in there with minor modification to the frame, hopefully a dremel too will work. The dimensions seem to match.
Dat trackpoint tho, I know, it wont fit, maybe getting a USB ThinkPad keyboard may work, not sure, but a bluetooth mouse can connect to Androids.
I'll post it eventually when I get the project done, it will look stupid for sure.
My new T42p ain't booting right! Pressing the power button, the lights go on, things spin up, and after a second or two everything shuts off. No beep or screen activity or anything, that's it.
Thing with this is, I just replaced the faulty screen this thing came with, along with a broken RAM card and a PCI adapter (taken from an R51)
Am I screwed?
You got an integrated graphics model and you upgraded from XGA to something better?
If yes, yeah...
The bottom end flexes dpending on how one picks it up or moves it, maybe it flexed and it damaged the mobo while in the process.
But I have completely non-meme reasons to use Gentoo.
Do any of those have such a great installation method?
Do any of those have Gentoo's package manager?
Do any of those have USE flags?
Do any of those have CFLAGS?
Do any of those have overlays?
Do any of those have license enforcement?
Are any of those rolling-release?
Do any of those use OpenRC?
Yeah. Find a few that aren't overpriced and monitor them. Open in multiple tabs, don't use watch. Watch listed items will show up as recommended for others. You want to keep the machine low profile. And snipe with your highest affordable price during last 10-15 seconds. If you lost it, go for next one. Use a timer to help you monitor the auction ending time.
Alternatively you can use a program to do the sniping for you but that'd require you to give them your log in credentials.
Personally I use a mixture of both, I use a program to help me monitor easily but I snipe manually so I don't have to give my credentials away.
It does have a very lovely keyboard.
lack of notification lights, 16:9, not as durable as older models, expresscard slot not fullwidth, runs like shit (though that's partially the fault of an aging windows install more than anything)
Still, it's what I've got and it does what it needs to do, even if it is a little lacking.
So I just got my first thinkpad, a T410, and damn I'm liking a lot more than I thought I would. I was nervous buying this thing secondhand, but this thing is pretty much flawless. Also, the 1400x900 16:10 panel is glorious, so much better than 1366x768.
As far as I know:
>You can swap the screens on some of them for slightly higher resolution ones. For example, the X200 can be fitted with an X201s screen.
>You can always wrap it in a vinyl wrap to change the color. (3M Scotchguard 1080 is a good choice. Some tripfag around here always posts his with a carbon fiber kind, there's other colors and finishes.)
>You can swap out the trackpoint for other colors.
>You can program the ThinkVantage button to any other function you want.
>I think they sell form fitted palm rests for them
>Rubber keyboard covers are easy to find
I'm still hunting for something interesting to do with the PCI slot occupied by the pre-installed broadband card. It's not the same card with the
I am this dude
Going with the Asus G750 is going to be pricey, but I am not really going to spend my money anywhere else, so it might be even cheap in the long run. The one I have right now has been a nuisance since the second year.
T61 was dropped in my hands. 07/11 6460-7EU nvidya model. dusty as fuck, still works.
question for NV T61 owners if there are any left or even previous owners: ever shim your GPU? I understand it's popular to do amongst the other brands of machines with them and they do sell shim kits for those, but never was there a kit for a T61 since that's direct-to-heatsink contact, albeit low pressure. so the obvious question is, why not up the pressure with a shim as I've done in the past in my D830?
Also, anyone have any experience with replacement T61 hinges on eBay?
Where does /g/ buy their chink batteries from? Ebay? Any trusted sellers?
Would like the largest possible one for my T400 (AFAIK 7800mAh), but ordered one that claimed to be such but was in fact lower capacity and completely unreliable (100 to 60 percent might take two hours, 60 to 0 might happen in 20 minutes).
I had a few of em, nice and small, durable and almost as small as a netbook but with decent performance.
Only problem is the right palmrest, WiFi card gets hot, replacing it needs the middleton bios so it FETs rod of the WiFi whitelist.
Most 15" 4:3 T-Series ThinkPads had IPS screens
so when buying if they are SXGA+ or UXGA, you got wide viewing angles and a clear display.
So T40-T60, there was no IPS option since the T61 until the current gen.
I think the A30 was the first ThinkPad to sport an IPS screen.
A31p comes with a UXGA screen.
They are big, since made of plastic and older than the T4x they are thicker
All X-series tablets have IPS, but until the X220 they are hard to see if outdoors
The non-godtier displays, T23 and T30 had been outfitted with SXGA+ screens.
W500, T61p and Z61p seem to have nice WUXGA displays, but so!e are equipped with WSXGA+ which are decent.
An X201S can be outfitted with a WXGA+ screen
X300/301 came with one too, the later being LED backlit.
770Z had a 5:4 SVGA display, one of the few laptops to have a high vertical space ratio. Its heaver and thicker than my A31p too, yet has a 11 or 13 inch screen.
701Cs has a shitty screen compared to the 701C
600 seems to be built like a tank, dunno screen wise
755CV had a sweet lid as it would come off and one would be able to use an overhead projector to display its screen onto a wall.
Stay away from the i-series ThinkPads... unless there's a 1124 nearby, let me know
I don't know much else, the second display of the W70*ds isn't too great compared to its 17" WUXGA screen
>Are there any good thinkpads with non-shit specs?
No. Since Lenovo took over they have massacred the ThinkPad's good name. First to go were the magnificent FlexView displays. Now you get a "good enough" LCD. It's really sad.
I have 2 ThinkPads, both have IBM branding.
Is it true that the screen in T420 (and in general T4xx) are terrible?
I almost bought a T420, but then I read about the screen. Some people are saying that it's literally the worst screen that they've ever seen. So I'm surprised that on these Thinkpad threads here no-one ever comments about the screen.
So… is it absolutely terrible, or just average?
If you care about the screen quality that much, why not just get a MBPr?
I own a 1366x768 T420, the screen quality is bad. But then again I'm comparing it to a 24" IPS Dell Ultrasharp and a 1366x768 IPS X220.
colors are poo, viewing angles are poo, screendoor affect (although I don't notice that unless eyeballs are against screen)
The OEM color calibration REALLY sucked dick. But doing some googling and searching through forums, you can find a couple different .icc profiles that people have adjusted which helps.
Objectively speaking, it is not anymore bulkier than any other laptop. It has just as many ports as other business line laptops.
Can anyone guide me on removing the smaller sized keys? I tried taking them off the same way as the arrow keys but have already broken a switch on the pause key.
Bought new Edge E540 2 weeks ago, thinking about adding 2nd SSD, sadly, doesnt support Ultrabay so i thought:
>remove ROM, install Caddy with SSD
>adding M.2 SSD to M.2/WWAN slot
which is better?
100 or 120?
I have the atom based version of the X100e, the crippled mini 10 variant handed out for free but that of which you couldn't buy new
sometime life make you gift. you just have to enjoy them. and its beautifull. because you did it.
>tfw no T410s near me.
Guess it's time for trying this E6410 stuff
Is there some sort of battery life benchmarking software for Linux? I'd need something that would stress the system at a constant level until the battery runs out, keeping a log of how long this takes, to compare three batteries I have.
Dunno. Just use stress (http://people.seas.harvard.edu/~apw/stress/) and run script which monitors the battery level every minute. Log outputs into a file. This way you will get a nice plot.
I have a T530i with an i3-3110M. I'm not sure how much I should spend on an SSD since I'm thinking the low-end processor would likely become the bottleneck after some point.
I'm considering a SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB for $120. I could also spend an extra $30 for a Samsung 840 EVO.