/tpg/ - ThinkPad General
Is it the same when buying SSD from ebay as in local store?
SandDisk are good and fast. The prices are ok... If you just want speed, Samsung 840 EVO. Reliability, Intel. Great price to reliability and performance, SandDisk, Kingston, AData, Mushkin.
If you're a dumbass like me, a 60gb OCZ ssd. Reliable fast low power but with a 120mb/s peak... yea...
How much should i be paying for a good condition X201 or x220 tablet with 4g ram? Also how viable is an x200 tablet with 4 gigs of ram for running windows 8 with a few drawing program and maybe a lightweight distro, as in will it be too slow for me to even want to use it? I've seen a few videos of win8 on the core duo tablets but if like /g/'s input before pulling the trigger
I've seen this af the infographic in the wiki, neither answered the performance questions I had about the x200 tablet though, just wanted to make sure I didn't get an x200 for a hundred that turns out useless and then wish I would have just forked over a bit more for a x220 or x201
a shame IBM didn't made much more of those beauties.
>dat boot bitmap and sound scheme
...and here goes my feels. i loved how tough this OS. it never ever crashed. if MS kept at least a distro of 2000 pro for PPC and other gears that'd had been clever, but they didn't...
Good choice m8
Sexy as fuck.
Well I've got a c720 with a 1.4 ghz haswell but the 2gigs of ram it has makes chroot linux run hella slow, I'd still use the chromebook because I genuinely like the lightweight os and simplicity but I guess my question is do you think win8 and the wacom will add enough functionality for me to use it and not just leave it in a drawer while I still have a nice ass desktop and a chromebook?
Tfw browsing /g/ from bed on my x200 while it's snowing outside.
Comfy feels are being felt
So /tpg/, I've had the chance to use a T440p for the last day or so as I've had to set it up for a family member.
My daily driver is a M4800.
Trackpoint is really nice compared to the shitty Dell trackpoint
Keyboard feel is nicer than the Dell, more crisp keys. I really prefer it over the M4800 keyboard feel
Uses M.2 cards
Keyboard layout is absolutely shit, there's no way around it
Clickpad is horrible, requires too much activation force and is loud
Build is poor in places, the LCD panel assembly is really quite flimsy
Port layout is poor as the USB 3 ports are too close together
No HDMI port
Speaker is shit
I have a x230 as my laptop and I am wondering if it would be retarded to get the usb compact keyboard for my desktop... I kind of wanted the same typing experience ony desktop but the new keyboard doesn't have palm rest and it has even fewer buttons than my laptop. Is there a cheap way to get the replacement keyboard working with usb or ps2 interface so I don't lose buttons?
The base feels solid, but the magnesium rollcage has been removed?
It's a plastic laptop so it would crack when you drop it.
I think this could get away with one drop over its lifetime.
The Dell is made out of aluminium with a magnesium rollcage so it would dent instead of crack.
>speaker is shit
Well it aint no A31p
Paid about $68 for mine, got lucky for the battery working w/ a 3 hour charge
Just needed a PATA HDD, had a spare 160GB.
only drawback is that it has a yellow tint on the edges of the screen, still has a beautiful IPS display
I really want an 800 series and a 500 series, maybe get lucky with a tablet 700 series or early morphable model.
The connector is slightly different, plus some keycaps are different as well.
I've sold one for $130 and if its under $90 its def a good deal
What trap are you talking about? (;
Any thoughts? Want to get this for my dad as a work laptop, mostly tons of outlook email, tons of browsing, some PDF editing.
Decent deal or too high? Iffy? Should get him another one instead?
I'm coming from a x61s and this thing feels blazing fast, about the same weight though.
I use an x220 and switched it to Ubuntu GNOME. On Windows I used to have little/no accel and high speed to use the trackpoint. Right now I have pointing devices and I set the speed to the top and it's still not enough to work nicely. How do I easily get this shit running well?
Exactly how much better is that than the t420? Honestly the aesthetic of the thinkpad is better while they both seem the same in price/specs, and I've heard good things about the thinkpads keyboards. If this one brings something else to the table I'd definitely consider it.
lets see, with the extended battery side battery and the dock battery you can get full 24 hours use. dont want side battery? how about one ssd, one 1tb hdd?
much better hinges, lol looks good cause metal, great matte display?
but then again, this is a tp thread
If you don't plan to upgrade the laptop soon while keeping the ssd, anything currently produced saturates sata2 so only think about reliability/warranty. Might as well get something old if it's on good sale, older (more nm) chips are supposed to have more write cycles (as if that matters).
[spoiler]I have an ancient OCZ SandForce drive so you might as well discard my opinion.[/spoiler]
I'm using an "old" samsung 830 from when they were ~$100, you can probably do a LOT better today
SSD for tablets is almost required, you can shake that badboy as much as you want without having the drive park
Mine's 1600x900, nVIDIA, 8GB RAM and 320GB HDD. I bought it for $240 a week ago.
120GB refurbs go around for $50
sgud. I really loved mine until I sold it for my T420.
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545
new for 370 bucks
Should I do it?
That's an IBM Thinkpad that uses an IBM PowerPC CPU instead of an Intel or AMD x86 CPU. This is the same sort of CPU that Apple computers used until about 10 years ago that could curb stomp Intel processors, even at lower clock speeds.
I've had about three years on my Patriot Pyro with my X61T, still tickin well
My Adata on my W700ds is doing well, but it was having some BSoDs when coming back from hibernation.
I shut it off now.
For the time they came packed with a lot of ram as well, but they were insanely expensive.
SSD refurbs are mostly non broken returns. Nothing much you can really fix/recondition in it aside from firmware so I assume most issues are in that regards
I bought 3 120GB Crucials and they're still fine after 2 years.
>I have a stupid question
I'm trying to buy a speaker mesh and a speaker mesh a lone for my t410s but can't seem to find any retailers online. Does anyone know where I can buy one from? My laptop looks real shitty with a left speaker mesh missing ;_;
Fucking cats biting my thinkpad
is this a shitty deal guys
and is the x201 tablet any good for a basic mobile work/movie station?
b-b-because i want it to look new as possible. With the exception of the missing speaker mesh everything is looks great.
I'm a little surprised that I can't find a selling on the entire internet.
t61 (2nd fav)
x61t (is kill)
T420 laptops go for about 180 with an OS depending on condition/who's bidding.
It would just need a nice keyboard and maybe a carbon fiber wrap to look nice.
just joined in with the x200 bros, fantastic computer. Any of you have experience with coreboot/libreboot?
alright /g/, I decided I want a thinkpad for college. Is the best bet a x220 or x230, should I go for a tablet edition? Anything I should be looking for when I buy?
I own a T61 but got burned. It doesn't turn off. Only restarts.
No it doesn't, the X220t's digitizer is fine.
Not so much anymore since wifi connection becomes terrible/dies. Probably due to electrical interference, not sure if all of them suffer from this or if it's just a laptop thing when you close the lid.
I'm located in Sweden and so far all my thinkpads have been pretty cheapo.
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