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Old thread >>45666027

Buying Guide: http://ktgee.net/post/49423737148/thinkpad-guide

Resources:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/
http://www.thinkpads.com/forum/
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hi
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>>45690069
>mfw chinktoons
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x61t reportan
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>>45690167
Is that a T23?
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should I bother getting a t520 for about 350€?
the 1600x900 one

I mean for "work", not just to shitpost on 4chan
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>>45690101
What wm is that panel from?
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Whats a portable Thinkpad? id prefer something smaller than 13 inches
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>>45690205
It is.
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>>45690206
Yes but make sure you buy another for your chinese cartoons. :3
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>>45690198
moar of the cat, beautiful and majestic.
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>>45690211
i3

>>45690213
x200
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>>45690228
Right now I'm installing #! on one of these, slow because of the USB 1.1, but when it's finished it will be glorious!
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>>45690237
>buy another for your chinese cartoons. :3
are you saying the hd3000 or the nvidia quadro is not enough to play shitty 720p encodes?
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>that 1024x768 resolution
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Could someone post a copypasta explanation of why this is a thing
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>>45690280
thinkpads are cool
skateboards too
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>>45690277
No but are you sure you want to mix work with play?
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(Reposting from the old thread)

>>45686578
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?)
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>>45690101
Is there a drop down menu in the top left? If so how do you get those in i3?
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>>45690259
CrunchBang runs great on my T30
May it serve you well!
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>>45690280
Because an 6-8 year old thinkpad is the only laptop anyone should really need.
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>>45690507
no it's just for aesthetics
they're workspace buttons
I'm sure you could do something similar with conky but that requires alot of work.
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>>45690318
Yeah, still getting audio glitches in many places on this.

I wonder if I'd have luck with an external soundcard.
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>>45690318
>>45690579
Speakers or with headphones plugged into audio jack or both?
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>>45690592
Both.
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>>45690596
have you tried a different OS
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>>45690609
Nope. I guess I could switch in the old 320GB HDD and install something else on it and see if the issue's there too, but I have a pretty bad feeling it'll still be there.
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>>45690259
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
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>>45690069
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.
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>>45690069
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?
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>>45691569
Do you need anything modern?
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>>45691599
Also what one should I get, I was thinking of getting a second hand T60?
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>>45691614
I want to go for something old as I have a £150 budget...
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>>45691569
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..
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>>45691599
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.

>>45691617
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.
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>>45691630
>long battery life
>£150 budget
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>>45691630
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.
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>>45691663
>>45691635
Is a minimum of 3-4 hours when watching a film too unreasonable?
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>>45691680
Yes.
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>>45691663
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.
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>>45691680
My X201 lasts roughly 8 hours on on a 9cell battery.

But it's a new battery.

>>45691694
>X130e
>AMD
>Chinkpad keyboard
Christ, I didn't think Lenovo had fucked the Thinkpads this hard
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>>45691710
It might last that long while at idle, but certainly not while watching 720p or 1080p movies/anime.
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>>45691630

buy it now x220 were 150 a week ago
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>>45691735
What's my best option if I want to watch Anime for a few hours?

A... a tablet...?
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>>45691710
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.
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>>45691757
The keyboard might be okay, but it's still got the Chinkpad layout.

Absolutely haram.

>>45691751
Yes, actually.
ARM is way more energy efficient.
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>>45691757
This. The keyboard is NOT as good as the old style, but it's still much better than chicklet style Mac copies.
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>>45690101
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?).
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is this real?
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>>45691751
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.
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>>45691815
The i* series are kinda wasteful compared to the C2D models in my opinion. An X200 should last more.
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>>45691846
That's wrong and retarded. Older CPU's consume much more power for the same processing power.
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>>45691865
>consume much more power

consume more energy, I mean
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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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP95zvSYhs8

And here's getting that damn ThinkPad logo cut nicely:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN6O3eKXuu0

>>45691790
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.
Shoutouts?
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>>45691790
lol no
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>>45691865
For same processing power, yeah.

But the X220 uses 35W chips, the X200 uses 25W.
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>>45691932
lmao dude the idle is far lower on the newer chips.
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My new mobo for x200 arrived today. Its the p8600 model while my faulty old one is p8400.

Question: Will I have to reinstall the OS?
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X301 with 128gb ssd and 3g: should I? Comes with 1,4ghz C2D Penryn ULV cpu.
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>>45692006
Oh, comes with 4gb DDR3, too.
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>>45692006
for $50, definitely
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>>45692006
Forgot to mention price, 200 dollarydoos and its mine.
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>>45691986
Nope, if you use GNU/Linux.

Probably not if you use Windows. The chipset is the same.
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>>45691986
Yes.
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>>45692046
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.
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Just came here to say that fedora fixed the sound issues I had on my x200. ALL HAIL RED HAT AND THEIR TESTING DISTRIBUTION!
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So I purchased a T510i today for 200 bucks, a department store in my town was getting rid of their old machines. Did I do good?
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Do you think the tablet bit still works despite the crack?

It's untested, which is jew for 'not functional', but here's hoping.
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>>45692229
Get a proper distro.

http://www.gnu.org/distros/common-distros.html
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>>45692548
Just be warned, replacing the tablet screens can cost a lot of money, and it's usually cheaper buying another to nab the screen from. I'd stay away from that machine.
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>>45692795
I live in Brazil, so availability is shit. And import taxes would fuck me up.

I guess I'll wait until a new model surfaces, thanks.
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>>45692548
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.
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local x220t for $400
it's got more memory than usual, the guide says this is a good deal.
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>>45694128

Hey, keep up the youtube videos. They're pretty entertaining to watch.

Ever gonna do reviews of Thinkpads?
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>>45691881

Thanks for the video m8, appreciate the effort
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>>45691881
Thinktrap could you link where you got your wrapping in your vids?

Not here, on the video itself
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>>45694164
it's not

X220t's are <$400 regularly now, unless it has 16GB of RAM then it's not really a good deal
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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 :<
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>>45694748
8gb ram
128 ssd + 256 ssd
no pics though...
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>>45691881
shout out to soupcan
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>>45694783
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

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X220-Intel-Core-i5-8gb-1866mhz-ram-256GB-SSD-128gb-ssd-/111548742440?autorefresh=true&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=J%252Bm5izfAMQS8ieJFS0jAFk28cME%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
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>>45694889
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.
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