Don't buy their SSD's, just get the HDD.
You can get a higher quality SSD for cheaper and install it yourself. Or Go the M.2 route and keep your HDD in it for extra storage.
>guy who wanted a thinkpad to order this month
With the new clickpad, instead of just tapping the left, right or middle clicks you have to press on the touchpad with considerable force, because the whole touchpad depresses about 3mm or so.
Theres problems with trackpoint users because the palm and thumb will touch other parts of the touchpad and it will register as a different click.
W550s and W541 have been announced but with no release date.
How do you clean your laptop fans/mobo?
From what I've heard vacuums create electrostatic discharge. Some also say canned air also create ESD. It seems the only safe way is to use anti-static brush.
Am I just over thinking this?
Can I use sugru on the clit mouse button to get rid of the bs curve they put in the x220?
pic related, yellow is where my thumb would normally click, but new curve fucks that right up
probably a smart call, and that'll lower the price by quite a bit
my current laptop doesn't require the clickpad to be clicked, instead I just lightly touch it, one finger for left click and two for right click. is that what you're talking about? i can't go back to physically pressing in the clickpad since i'm so used to the touch. i'm not sure of the terminology so i apologize if this post is confusing
I did a cursory search to determine the difference and it seems I'm using a clickpad on my current laptop, which is a wonderful feature I'd rather not do without. do the new thinkpads really have physical buttons that need to be pressed?
Thats an OK price.
Check more, there might be a few FHD units you are looking for, some sold listings show them sold for under $360.
Heck one auction went for ~$220
Here is what I mean...
They had integrated the 3 trackpoint buttons with the clickpad.
For that price you better get a WXGA+ screen and a non shit Core2Duo
Harddrive size I guess drove up the cost.
I mean I paid $255 for a mint/excellent condition no scratches on the lid X300 ThinkPad. Granted it needed an SSD and new battery but still.
>could of gotten an X130e and X140e
>could of gotten a T410s
>could of gotten a T420
>Could of gotten a T510
>Intel Core2Duo L9400 2x 1.86GHz
>2.1" LCD WXGA (1280 x 800)
but it will last long right? and it'll be enough for my chinese cartoons and light image editing
While you guys are judging prices, I bought an x220 on Wednesday on ebay for $375. 128GB SSD, i5 2540m, 8GB ram, IPS screen, no scratches on it, 31 cycles on battery + it came with Ultrabay Series 3 dock (which I'll never use......)
About to pull the trigger on this bad boy (X240). Basically my school / personal laptop. Portable, light and powerful. It essentially replaces my Mac Air. Any final words, suggestions or thoughts before I buy the X240?
guys can you recommend me a cheap thinkpad/ elitebook? Less than 500$ Want TF2 to be smooth. School fag here.
that's actually pretty good
slice battery arrived today
so close to my goal
just need a dock, new keyboard, a dp>dvi adapter
maybe an egpu later if my noninterest in games goes away
>N E W
go on ebay you fucking mook
>he taped an external HDD to his laptop
the catch is that it's a midrange sandy bridge
that price is correct, maybe a tad high
T420 can go as low as $150.
Mine's an i5-2540, 1600x900, 320GB HDD, 8GB RAM and nVIDIA/Intel graphics for $240. Clicked But It Now instantly when I saw it because I broke my X200 and I don't have a spare laptop.
I mean it will last but like, not getting the WXGA+ is a real real letdown, given that... well a regular X200 would probably cost $130-180 to match the ram/hdd size.
But if its in great condition.
So far, I don't know of any problems of the X200, its wifi doesn't get hot like the X61, and the tablet model has problems with Wifi range when the lid is closed.
Heck you might just get a IPS screen if lucky.
Well, I check eBay sold listings for "X220 IPS" seems like they sell for $500.
A few for less than what you paid, but well different spec'd, no ssd or i7 or 8GB RAM.
>those fuzzy palmrests
afraid of palmsweat? but then you'd get all that dead skin crap.
Dude, if you are so fucking worried about a laptop then you should never fucking walk out of your house. Cum stains on doorknobs, gas pumps, tables you sit on.
Ask yourself this, do you wash your hands when you immediately enter a restaurant? No you don't, now just imagine how many people don't either and think about what they've done on that day when you hold on that same menu they held onto.
No catch, buy it nows are always like that.
how's the t420s? i just ordered one, and it seems to be all i need. i'm probably going to change out the dvd drive for a bluray drive and swap the 320gb hdd for a 1tb hdd.
you want a work computer but you're looking at ultraportables which are weak
you want it new but save buying used for weak machines- which is what you're looking for
you are doing the opposite of what you should be doing, so i suggest looking on dells or hps business portals for a new laptop from there.
long story short i fucked up the palmrest so i covered it with velcro. one day i might find something to velcro onto it
until then it's still pretty soft and cushions my laptop lid
i also like my backlit keys
thinklight was always shit on glossy keys
T420s, slimmer, uses a different battery but will just need I guess a 320GB HDD if u dont want the SSD.
HD+ T420 units
Nah its not that bad, I don't like to take a 15" 4:3 T43 or T60 more than 5 miles total trip if I'm walking that day.
doesn't say but
Lenovo ThinkPad T420s installed with Windows 7 Professional 64bit. Intel Core i5 2.50GHZ with 4GB DDR3 RAM. Laptop comes with a 320GB hard drive and DVDRW drive. It includes a 14.1" display, WEBCAM, AC Adapter, Charger, and battery. The T420s also includes 802.11g/n wireless WiFi, TWO USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, VGA out, speaker and headphone ports, E-Sata, DisplayPort-out, firewire, SD card reader, ExpressCard/34, 10/100/1000 ethernet, and 30 day warranty
I have a x201 tablet
I don't want to use win 8.1 but any linux distro or win 7 means I lose the tablet functions.
By which I mean smooth movements and pressure sensitivity. On GIMP on manjaro its really
laggy and skips a lot of strokes same thing with win 7. Am I missing drivers? I've tried everything
I found on google including different drivers, but 8.1 is the only OS where it works flawlessly.
How does this look? Needs a new battery if I plan to take it outside, but seems good otherwise. Plus, a 1080p display.
I need a thinkpad that i can use for web-browsing, C and OpenGL programming with acceptable performance (simple graphics), has decent battery life and am going to be running Arch on it.
Budget is $95, what model should i get?
Also, must have Wifi.
Thank you /tpg/.
How about this?