why would i move from little america to big america, especially when theres so many lovely european countries to pick from.
>needing insurance for healthcare of any kind in the UK
youre a funny guy
>sperging over a glared the fuck out screen of mlp
I'm not even a horse-fucker, I just needed a cool picture for the OP. Grow the fuck up mods.
Because that free dental plan is working out so well for all of you.
america spawned SJW culture, free speech my arse
them hot pockets take time to microwave, mods gotta find something to do in those few minutes
its certainly better than US dental care on average
but they cant keep their place on their course at the uni they attend, they cant protest without having a nice one to one with the business end of a policemans baton, and god forbid you read linux journal or know what tails is.
It's an E545
>off centered keyboard and trackpad
>mfw notice the lack of dedicated F-keys
>ever using the F-keys
F1-12 are now secondary to the multimedia/special keys, as it should be.
Tell me what these are anon, tell me. The newer keyboard has new buttons, but they could have easily done the same and put them on top but they didn't.
Just bought a T420 for $290, did I do good? Pic is scandi keyboard but I obviously got one with a US layout.
Looking to purchase a thinkpad for college. I will be using it for programming, writing papers + general web usage. Which model would have good battery and lightweight that would suit my basic needs? is the x200s my best option?(id rather not spend too much)
I use the x200s (WXGA+) as my everyday laptop in university and yes, it is worth it. The battery life is between 5 and 10 hours with a good 9cell under Windows 7, depending on load. With chrome and 30+ tabs, the cpu jumps between 20 and 80% load, with a lightweight linux distro it should be way better.
Before you buy it, you should test a similar laptop before. For a lot of persons I met, my x200 and my current x200s are way too small.
But if you can get over the small screen, it has a wonderful size, I can fit it everywhere and can use at least a sheet of paper and the laptop at the same time everywhere (most guys with 13,3"+ cant do that).
If you get one, make sure you have a SSD. Also you should get a pair of RAMs with the same specs, as the GPU could cause artifacts if it has to use different sticks (I did not have the issue with my x200 and 3/ 6gb of ram but with my x200s with 6gb).
The bad thing about it is that the screen size is very bad if you are used tohave more. I work with 1 27", 1 24", 1 17" and a laptop screen at home and when I work with the 12,1" of the thinkpad, it feels a little bit uncomfortable. Slpit screen works, but you can hardly see anything when there is a sheet of paper between you and the laptop.
I currently think about getting a secondary USB screen for longer worksessions with FullHD at 15,6". Hopefully it will work with a USB3.0-expresscard and a Y-cable. Beside that issue, wonderful laptop.
Guys what should I do, my battery that I got from eBay should've gotten here Wednesday but its not here yet,
Estimated delivery Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014
Should I message ebay and try to get my money back?, this has never happened before to me.
Poke the seller first
Then poke them harder if it persists
Then poke them with the threat of negative feedback if they refuse to help
If they try to fuck you over after that, then poke eBay
I wouldn't worry too much about it, you'll always get your money back because ebay's Money Back Guarantee is stupidly skewed to support the customer.
On multiple occasions I've received something that was DOA, and when you submit a ticket, if the seller doesn't contact you within a time frame you get your money back, no questions asked, without even having to send back the faulty product. If some problem isn't resolved in a timely manner? Money back. Got scammed? Money back. It's actually kind of crazy. I've even gotten money back despite sellers listing their "rules" in the auction, because ebay literally gives no fucks about them.
Hey /g/, I was wondering
I've got a W520 with its 170W pwer brick and a docking station that doesn't have the special power jack so I can't plug the brick in it
What would happen if I was to put the plugged W520 on the unplugged docking station?
Sometimes sellers are lazy and ship it the next day, so Monday due to the fuckfest of thanksgiving.
Yeah, at least you got a better deal than I did on the X60s. It's got the same specs except mine had a slightly bigger HDD and it came with an aftermarket battery.
I get something like 6 hours with Lunix with tlp installed, more like 7 if I disable the radio switch.
It's pretty nice! It was my first Thinkpad and although I just bought my second one the other day I still love my X60s a lot, hope you like it too.
Pic related, back when I was trying out the newest version of Ubuntu for fun, though I use Slackware now.
>I get something like 6 hours with Lunix with tlp installed, more like 7 if I disable the radio switch.
Oh, by the way it doesn't get exactly that since once it gets below 20 it sometimes jumps down to 5 so effectively it gets maybe an hour less.
Just bought a T420 for 160€ (200$ )
I'm really exited, I'm using a T61 right now but I felt I needed I bit more power, also I wanted a smaller laptop, this is 15,6"
Best of all is that is just a bit damaged in the bottom, usually I just see really damaged thinkpads for sale but this seems to be OK.
almost got a wii u for $80 off ebay, but then the stupid bitch i bought it from was "too busy with work" to send it on time. she finally sent it but to the wrong address and wanted to charge me again cause she didnt wanna pay shipping again
found her email on her ebay page, found her facebook, found her parents and relatives, and i was waiting for the queue to start making her life a living hell
luckily for her ebay's customer support refunded my money
I know it's not completely Thinkpad related, but my office just started throwing out a bunch of "old" laptops, and I managed to pick up a couple of Latitude E6500s in very good condition. Now, years ago I bought a T500 (which I still use), but the E6500 was a very close second choice at the time. I almost wish I had bought it now; the fucking thing is built like a tank, the overall quality of construction is noticeably better than the T500. Everything still feels tight and new after years of office abuse. If it didn't have a shitty 1280x800 screen, I'd actually probably switch to the Latitude as my main laptop.
I was genuinely surprised, because my memories of Dell Latitudes were made up of shit computers like the D600, which was part of the reason why I opted for the devil I knew. Funnily enough, apparently now Dell is the only one continuing in the old IBM tradition, Lenovo having gone the Apple route (I have a work-issued T440 and I hate it).
Because most of us at /g/ are insecure about our purchases
Damn, that's a bitch.
I sent a package once to the wrong address, well I let the mail person rewrite the label and they messed up a digit that I didn't catch.
The buyer ended up going to that address and was satisfied with the X200, I got lucky the person was chill.
I've been meaning to get a Dell M4800 as my next laptop purchase. They are really good, and their workstations dont throttle like the W510-W540 do.
I find it funny that Dells kept the utilitarian design.
Still I wouldn't mind an 2nd gen X1C
Current Latitudes (not to mention Precisions) should excell in build quality. Pic related is what sits right behind the display of E6440, magnesium frame. Same should be for the E7440.
However battery life isn't as great.
With a 9 cell you can only expect about 5-6 hours of worktime for E6440 and 10 hours of idle.
The biggest battery option for E7440 is 45Whr and even though the machine is more power efficient it will only guarantee around 6-7 hours of worktime with 13 hours of idle time.
For comparison sake a T440s/T440 kitted with the biggest external battery can give 12-13 hours of worktime and around 25hours of idle. X240 is also very similar.
Mate, they are shit. Pic related, the one issued to me by school. And i treat all my shit with respect.
>The distinction between the Latitude 6XXX series and the lower-grade 5XXX series is certainly evident in a side-by-side comparison, with such luxury MIL-STD 810G-tested amenities as magnesium alloy wrapped corners and heavy-duty hinges surrendered in exchange for a lower price tag.
Just a quote from notebookcheck. Basically that's a wrong model to expect sturdiness from.
If you're in Europe, then Ebay:
About to end at maybe even lower than the anon got it at.
So just look out for US auctions. Buy It Now also has it cheaper sometimes:
Learn how to use Ebay and you won't have trouble finding the right model.
The carbon keyboard is nice as the keys are spaced out with 1mm room. Makes typing more efficient. It also has backlighting.
X1 is the best, there is no alternative. Unless you are a fucking apple fgt
>Trust me guys, I'm clearly not a Lenovo shill!
There are alternatives such as EliteBooks/Latitudes as well.
>0.79" (front to back, not tapered)
>0.55" (Front)-0.79" (Rear)
Please tell me more about how the X240 is "thick as fuck" and the X1 is "super thin", you ginormous retard.
Don't you think there is a point where things will be too thin? You know, literally getting a paper cut off of your laptop would not be acceptable, or not having a bit of bulk to grab onto would also be not good.
Any of them with a proper rollcage and a latch.
Although I don't think there is any ThinkPad with the level of toughness as Panasonic Toughbooks. Dell also has their "Rugged" Latitudes.
Internal battery making First Gen Carbon only last 3 to 4 hours of worktime. Second Gen is at least better with 6 hours. You can get any Thinkpad with that and even up to two times more.
Of course it'll get that idling.
Scroll down to the Battery Life section in these reviews:
Second Gen review:
They get their laptops new if you're wondering.
If you want a Carbon, I suggest to stay away from First Gen, unless you are ready to be plugged most of the time.
i'm thinking about getting a new T540p from newegg (4gb ram, 500gb hdd,1920x1080, windows 7 prof.)
i'll probably get a 1tb hdd, and a blu-ray drive for it as well.
the only problems i have with it is the non-centred keyboard/track pad, as it's not ten keyless,
and the fact that it has a 'clickpad' opposed to a trackpad and dedicated mouse buttons.
also, one of the many reasons i'm thinking about this model is the 1080p display.
i'll plan on watching many movies and anime on it so i want it to be visually pleasing.
Shatters at a lot higher stress and is very lightweight.
Though you have to be very careful about designing a frame out of carbon fiber as it is great in un-axial tension, but shit in any other direction. You fix this by making a weave of carbon fiber in multiple directions, but you still have to be very careful in parts like the edges where your stress could propagate in a lot of difference directions.
>tfw no x201 with the 1440x900 screen as a side lapto to try out GANOO+Linucks and OpenBSD on
I need a job.
then why are you buying a brand new ThinkPad?
The whole point is to buy them secondhand for cheap because they are a very good value.
Literally no point in buying a new ThinkPad as opposed to anything else on the market.
Just chilling on my x201, i think config is nearly done, save fixing mpd to not freak out firefox. Waiting for my 9-cell battery from 'murica.
So here I am, on a T61 that has served me well, but ultimately the performance and battery life is lackluster.
I could get a $225 T420(s), description is a little unclear) with a 2nd gen i5, and put an SSD in it to take advantage of SATAIII.
It'd be almost the same machine, just with a couple of generations newer CPU and motherboard. Would this upgrade be worth it, or would the difference be too insignificant for the price?
Sounds good. See anything I should be aware of here? http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T420-14-1-CORE-i5-2520M-2-4GHz-2GB-RAM-160GB-HDD-DVD-RW-/251725321694
RAM is quite low, but that can be changed, same goes for the HDD
Sure thing, anon!
Is there any point in trying to find a T420 with an Nvidia card?
I wont be playing games or anything and they seem really rare, but I don't want to get one with integrated graphics and end up with a useless machine.
>Arrives December 8-18th
>I leave North America the 18th
There's no way this could possibly end badly