Old thread >>45666027
Buying Guide: http://ktgee.net/post/49423737148/thinkpad-guide
(Reposting from the old thread)
Well, I did some updating (BIOS, graphics) but that didn't help. The noticed that audio is constantly glitching if I'm just playing stuff in foobar. Updated the audio drivers too, audio playback seems to be largely glitch-free now, but still hearing some glitch occasionally.
Hopefully this is not indicative of any bigger issues, because it would suck if the sound card was fucked on an otherwise great machine.
(This is on an X220 - anyone else had similar audio glitching issues?)
CrunchBang runs great on my T30
May it serve you well!
I run CentOS on it
It, alongside a T30 also running CentOS, will be units for my eventual server cluster
If only I didn't have to wait for replacement CMOS batteries to turn up else packages somehow don't install correctly with nonfunctional hardware clock
Could anybody help me?
I am looking for a Thinkpad with:
720p or preferably a 1080p screen,
Long batter life
That's all I need; as long as the audio jack is good quality, the speakers don't matter.
The screen is really important; I like to have all my electronics with a low brightness screen as it's easier on my eyes and I watch movies on the dark.
I want a thinkpad but can anyone explain why they are so good? I know they are tough and in some cases fsf approved and have cool extra shit like nipples and fingerprint scanners and have glorious screen res but is there more to them? Also what changed when Lenovo took over to make them shit?
I want to go for something old as I have a £150 budget...
Pretty much anything still relevant has 1280x800 or 1366x768 or high screen resolutions.
Define "long battery life"
Screens typically have adjustable brightness, so that's not a big deal..
First the keyboard on the *30 series. They still can be replaced with the *20 keyboards, but some keys don't work.
Pretty much everything else *40 and beyond.
A T60 is good, but a T61 or T400 would be better and cost roughly the same. A T500 would cost a bit more, but also would be better and have a bigger screen.
If you want Libreboot, you need a T60 or X60.
You can get a T410 for that. 1280x800 or 1440x900, check the specific models.
Or a X201. Roughly better battery life, 1280x800 only.
You'll probably need to buy a brand-new battery to get it to last long.
Long is hard to "define" but a X130e might do the trick.
it had a 5 hour charge when I used it, but an SSD could of helped.
What's my best option if I want to watch Anime for a few hours?
A... a tablet...?
Its keyboard is not bad at all.
Not even trolling.
I thought it was a decent machine, but the palmrest is too short, so its kind of odd to type on if its on your lap, desk is OK.
Tell me more about the bird.
I have a T61 (Intel) and can't decide whether to keep it in the 14" 4:3 shell and replace SXGA+ screen or drop it into my 15" T60p shell for IPS goodness. The existing IPS screen has some small dark spots (burn?).
I get just at 3 hours of battery life from my X220 with 6-cell battery (which is in good condition) while watching 720p BD anime rips from a 95% charge, plus a low power SSD (840 EVO mSATA).
The 9-cell battery should be able to get more like 4.5 hours. 9-cell battery plus the 6-cell slice battery should end up getting at least 6-7 hours of straight anime watching.
But that is far more than £150.
Alright chaps, I am off to get some camera equipment crap.
Here's a 20 min video of how I wrap laptop lids, keep in mind this might take you all two hours the first time.
And here's getting that damn ThinkPad logo cut nicely:
Lenovo is giving back dedicated buttons on the W541/W550, so I wouldn't doubt it.
Gonna make a general eBay buying guide video, hopefully it'll be uploaded by monday.
Performance and battery aren't great because its made to be thin, but they are a damn fine machine to type and take anywhere with.
WXGA+ screen isn't the greatest, but its better than WXGA, my X300 is lovely machine for facefuck.
That price is OK, not great, but X300 series have always been overpriced because they are a halo model.
Just came here to say that fedora fixed the sound issues I had on my x200. ALL HAIL RED HAT AND THEIR TESTING DISTRIBUTION!
Do you think the tablet bit still works despite the crack?
It's untested, which is jew for 'not functional', but here's hoping.
Damn that screen got fucked...
Unless the seller showed that's its working on an external screen, there's probably more damage than just Tue screen.
Even then you'll most likely will just want to do a whole lid swap, but by that time, I'd just buy a working looking laptop because it'll cost the same depending on shipping costs.
X220 reporting in. Had 4 days left on my warranty and had some issues with the computer freezing on resume from suspend. Onsite technician came today and replaced the motherboard, nice and quick.
Is it worth extending my warranty? Looks like it would be $159. I'm thinking not, since by the time I would be likely to experience another issue I will probably be ready to buy a new computer. Not an X240 though, those suck :<
I lied about the price and location because I'm paranoid after losing some gba micros.
D-did I do good /g/? It's my first thinkpad after a broken T61
I think you did pretty well, especially since it comes with those 2 drives. I'm always wary of auctions that don't include photos of the actual item, but eBay has good conflict resolution in general should there be any issues.