>>45387171 Well the resolution is shit so it's pointless to get 1080p films instead of 720p ones. Colors are also washed out, this is coming from a guy who has been using shitty panels for ages but these laptops just stand out. Performance is good if you're a programmer, if you do any 3D graphics programming then don't bother, Intel keeps their APIs at low versions. The x220 is currently the best in that world.
>>45387171 Still great for the basic shit like web and movies. Slap in 8gb of ram and a ssd and you should be good. Battery life is ok in windows, 4 cell-2 hours, 6 cell-4.5 hours, 9 cell- 6.5 hours. Cool thing is there are options between a 1280x800 affs panel or a 1440x900 tn panel.
x200 here. The screen really is a piece of shit. But the replacement AFFS is pretty great. Battery life 6-8 hours. Runs pretty fast with the SSD too. Never felt any stutter or performance drop. And the batteries go for $20 (check out laptopz-outlet on ebay, he was recommended here before), so that shouldn't be a problem. I had one for 6 months and it lost only 4% of its capacity.
>>45388053 Honestly, I prefer it over the glossy 1366x768 screens you can see on most of the consumer laptops these days. But the outdoor visibility is pretty bad with its low brightness. But aside from that I really think it's a great portable/dev machine. I can't speak highly enough of the keyboard though, and the general feeling it leaves with pretty much everything else. Maybe, but just maybe, the only better option out there (that's similar to it) is the x220, which has an IPS display, better battery life and it still retains the amazing keyboard feeling the older models had and the newer ones seem to have lost. No libreboot though, if you're into that whole freedom thing (it was a pretty big deal to me).
>>45388213 >Do you think this will work? I guess. I mean, how hard can it be to make a charger? You're already buying a chinese battery since you don't really have a choice, so if it's going to explode it will explode anyway. And I don't know if they use it on all of them, but they sure do on my x200 (it came with an original charger). It's marked 65W 20V.
>>45388313 I've done some calculations and by the time I buy a charger and battery I could get this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X200-Laptop-Core-2-Duo-2-4-Ghz-2-GB-DDR-III-RAM-160-GB-HDD-/151494051679
>>45388518 touche i did misread those resolutions. still, that kind of dpi didn't exist then and i doubt that particular size and shape is produced now, but i'm sure it could depending on how much money you are willing to pay for it.
I picked up a used T61 3 months ago to use for school.
It's been pretty awesome, good 1680x1050 screen, speakers, nice replaceable hardware, almost perfect linux support. But the performance is lacking a bit, and the battery only lasts 2 hours (for a good conditon 6 cell).
I was thinking of maybe investing a bit more money, and getting something more recent, but from what I've heard, the quality of newer models has gone downhill. How does the T420 or X220 compare? Or X201 for the non-retarded resolution
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