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Bend that screen all the way back edition.

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

Resources:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/
http://www.thinkpads.com/forum/
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I never use the clit thing in the middle of the keyboard. When would it be a better option than the touchpad. the fuck is this thing for?
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>>45840247
have you considered trying to use it?
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>>45840247
>tfw i can't use touchpad because clit is supreme for me
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>>45840247
>When would it be a better option than the touchpad
All the time, the question should be when is a touchpad better than the clit?
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>>45839884
If you can power the internal monitor, then can you also power an external monitor via the dock/ultrabase or through the VGA/DisplayPort ports on the laptop, and still get the Nvidia graphics?
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Anyone else have an issue with audio just stopping working? It fixes itself when I disable and re-enable the speakers in the audio devices panel, but it's kind of annoying to have to do that.

That and the dead pixels on my screen are the only problems I'm having with my T420.
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>>45840247
>When would it be a better option than the touchpad.
always
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>>45840210
Thinking about getting an X200. Anything anyone can share about theirs? Feel free to recommend alternatives as well. I've looked at the guide, but I want to hear some personal experiences.
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>>45840247
the fuck are you living for?
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>>45840306
That sounds like a driver issue, update your drivers.
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>>45840354
I did, but the problem keeps happening. I got them from Lenovo's site, is there any better place to get them from?
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>>45840337
I bought one a month ago and love it. Put in a SSD, bought a new 9 cell battery and run loonix. And like I said, everthing is dandy to the max.
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X230, I want to be able to MiTM my own devices more easily when not working from home. Can anyone recommend a good PCIe for wireless? Preferably one that I can use with freedom respecting software.
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>>45839528
>>The default Lenovo icm it's blue as fuck, run the Windows calibration or download one of the calibrated profiles like the one from notebookcheck
>>Or even better calibrate it using a colorimeter
ok I tried both the netbook check profile and the windows calibration and i think the latter is a wee bit better.

also fuck me, i spent 3 min trying to ctrl+c and ctrl+v before realizing I was using Fn.
But I don't want to switch them, for now.
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Why is it so hard to underclock/volt my x61T under linux.
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I'm going to study CS next year.
What's a good thinkpad that would be suitable for general work?
Have no intention of gaming with it.
I am certainly not looking for a used thinkpad either.
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>>45840466
>I am certainly not looking for a used thinkpad either.

you're in the wrong thread, pal
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My X220 is out for delivery. Here, have a picture I took of my old and dying T43. RIP in pieces.
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>>45840466
>not looking for a used one
Why bother, they're all just going to be chinkpads
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>>45840466
>I am certainly not looking for a used thinkpad either
Time to start a consumer laptop thread, friend.
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>>45840466
Please get a used one. I bought a T60 last year for $70 and I have had zero issues. I watch videos, browse /g/, stalk eBay auctions, etc.
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What's the best thermal paste with no cure time?

I need to repaste some 50 Thinkpads before selling them.
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>>45840466
>>45840534
Seconding this anon, I got a T61 for general CS work and shitposting, and it's awesome. Cost me less than $100 used and it's in great condition, runs linux mint perfectly.

The 1680x1050 screen is pure sex for my eyes
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>>45840540
>cure time

what kind of placebo bullshit is this
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my x200's fan runs super loud on arch
help
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Been dicking around with my x60 all day. Made a massive playlist for nye. This is gonna be my party machine. Great little design. Is the x220 the same size? If so this is gonna be my next.
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>>45840702

Have you use it with w8? I am planning in getting one for basic stuff, but thinking about spending 30 bucks more and getting a t400, that i think could be spent better in a SSD
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>>45840777
Supposedly some pastes, such as Artic Silver has cure time. I don't know if it's placebo or not, I'm not an overclocked and generally just used stock coolers.
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>>45840406
That's pretty much what I intend to do with it. Sounds good. Thanks man.
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>>45840839
It's a little bit wider. The lines are sleeker and less boxy than older ones but definitely still a thinkpad
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which Thinkpad to get?
I got about 1200 to spend on a portable computer
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>all this annoying creaking and flex in the lower corner of the left palm-rest of my X220

Thanks Lelnovo.
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>>45840854
I haven't, and I don't see why you'd want w8. The T400 is probably a good idea, the core 2 duo of the T61 does leave some to be desired on occasion.
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>>45840916
I stuck a piece of rubber in there, problem solved
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have you guys even felt a clit before?

It feels like a nipple, not a clit
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>>45840247
It's to pleasure your ThinkPad. You want to be a good husbando, don't you?
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Just got a t420 with the dock today. If i connect a GTX750, what performance could a expect? What games could I run with at least 40fps?
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How much should I pay for a used x230 from Craigslist or something?
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>>45840922
I dont have much money, I need w8 because there is software I need I dont think there is on linux (multisim to be more exact)
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>>45841092
My T60 uses Windows XP and I've never felt like there's anything I'm missing out on. My main PC uses Windows 8.
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>>45840916
I thought that was because my corner was cracked, but I put a little tiny piece of tape between the plastics to stop it.
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>>45841092
I see, yeah you might wanna stick to windows in that case. Windows 7 ran a little slow on my T61, but luckily I could get Matlab for linux and made the switch.
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help /g/
i am red
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>>45841174
even the "ThinkPad" Yoga is unacceptable
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>>45841174
>hysj = stfu
I like whatever language this is. His loss though, people still buy consumer machines and sometimes there's no talking sense into them. Just look at all the people like >>45840466
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>>45840540
>>45840861
A-anyone? Pls help.
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>>45840907
T420 or T430
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>>45841211
Its norwegian and they are both faggots.


Homojeavla
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>dead pixel in my T420 screen
>it's gone away before with some tapping but now it's sticking around
What do?
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>>45840337
I like mine. CPU is soldered so get fastest you can afford. A small SSD is an inexpensive and excellent upgrade since spinner drive is bottleneck.
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Are there any major differences between the x220 and x230 besides the cpu and keyboard?
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>>45841492
Ruin eyesight, suddenly can't see dead pixel.
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>>45840540
Arctic Silver works fine. I've done ~14 Pads with it. Link us to the sale thread when they go up.

Also, if you can flash them with a no-whitelist BIOS they are more desirable. I make a boot CD (USB works too) and install Middleton without a hard disk.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo/459591-t61-x61-sata-ii-1-5-gb-s-cap-willing-pay-solution-8.html#post6501443
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>>45840854
Get the SSD!

Old spinner notebook drives suck. Fast recent spinners are better, but pointless since SSDs are cheap. If you have Ultrabay caddy put spinner there. Also flash Middleton BIOS for full T61 SATA speed.
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>>45840922
WIn8 works fine on my test T61 with 2GB and an SSD. Internal WLAN on T61 not supported though. I didn't bother fiddling with the driver since I mostly run Linux or Win7 on them. Later supported WLAN adapters are cheap on Ebay and easy to install. See Thinkpad Forums if you care.

Of course Linux support is fine.
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>>45840798
tpfanco
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i'm loving the clit but i feel it starts a bit slow and then accelerates all of a sudden.

in settings i only see "speed".
how do i tweak it?
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Padophiles will find useful things on Kickass and other usual places like drivers, recovery disks, etc. Search "thinkpad" and "lenovo".
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>>45840247
I disactivated the touchpad since I only use the clitmouse, it takes 30min to get used to it but after the touchpad feels clumsy
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>>45841518
Hopefully I can get it replaced under warranty, but I'm holding off on that until I'm no longer on vacation.

If not, I can just get a replacement off Ebay or something and switch it myself, right?
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>>45841547
I live in Brazil and I'll be selling them for 200 BRL each (got them for free) and that's below the market price, I don't wanna be too jewish. I've got 53 working Thinkpads, some twelve with the odd problem.

> tfw was driving past and saw a literal pile of Thinkpads on a dumpster

What variant of Artic Silver should I use? Or are they mostly the same?
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>>45841940
Namely, there is Artic Silver 5, Artic Silver Céramique 2 and Artic Alumina for sale in my region.
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>>45841164
Do you have a SSD in tour t61? May be that, I guess i could try and use mulstisim in linux (wine)
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>>45842120
I didn't at the time, haven't tried after getting one
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SSD+HDD is impossible on X201?
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>>45842213
Hmmm I guess i need to see whqt can I afford .
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>>45842371
Correct.

Unless you count putting an Ultrabay hard drive caddy in an Ultrabase and then sticking it on the X201.
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>>45842371
Can probably be done with dock, but that's obviously impractical for the setup most people want.
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>>45842418
>>45842477

Uh, that's really a big disadvantage.
I've read that it has some problems with 8gb ram? It doesn't recognize them, especially with Kingston?
I've made some researches yesterday on this model.
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>>45842534
Throw it up here in case someone might need it
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>>45842551
X220 can take mSATA SSD's plus a 2.5" drive.

>I've read that it has some problems with 8gb ram? It doesn't recognize them, especially with Kingston?
All RAM is the same, they probably got DOA sticks.
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Here I was installing a new SSD into my X61t but I wasn't quick enough to disable the Bluetooth...
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>>45842630
and then
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>>45842625
That's what I'm looking for and want to buy, thanks.
I was researching something on the X201 since the difference in price is big from what I'm seeing, and one drive only can be too restrictive.
That coupon is for US or Europe, anon? It might be useful as I'm in doubt on buying tomorrow from a reseller.
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I tried to play some vidya in my x200s:
-Urban terror ( Quake 3 engine)
-Biliniar
-low quality textures
>mfw 25 to 50 fps
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>>45842776
Get an egpu
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>>45842776
>>45842776
>mfw people I know game regularly at 15-35 fps
>they've never experienced anything above 40
They also think 30fps is okay.
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>>45842776
>>45842883
It's pretty okay for a notebook, really.
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>>45841989
I use 5 as I've had a syringe of it lying around for several years.
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>>45842551
Check the Thinkpad Forums. I hate to keep suggesting that but the info there is so comprehensive.
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>>45842630
what are you running on it?, My x61T under w7 without anything open idles at 65-70C...
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>>45842696
I have 8GB ram in my x201, works great.
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>>45843363
Used to run ElementaryOS but decided on Xubuntu this time.

Runs at 50c~ with Bluetooth and WWAN disabled, haven't really checked when I'm pushing it
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>>45843321

I don't know if I've read that on that forum or on another. And since information might have been outdated (like the sata6 that was temporary turned off with an update of x220 or t420, can't remember), similar issues resolved with firmware updates, threads with hundred of pages...I thought to ask here.

>>45843380

Thanks.
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>>45843408
why are you even buying a thinkpad
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I've got an X200T with a pretty damn hot wi-fi card.

What's the best replacement that'll cool it down? Or my best hope is just disabling it and using a dongle?
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>>45840443
Install phc & phc-mprime
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I want something to put in the express card slot of my thinkpad. How about this shitty cheap chinese 54mm USB3 card, good idea?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5Gbps-2-Port-Hidden-Inside-USB-3-0-HUB-to-Express-Card-ExpressCard-54mm-Adapter/310982697787
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>>45843612
They get hot pretty quickly, even with nothing there. And it's slower than native USB 3.0

If you've got a lot of money to blow and a spare PSU/GPU, you can get a eGPU setup.
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So I'm deciding on whether to pick up a cheap ultraportable, I'm in the UK so prices are more expensive over here.

I've narrowed it down to either the X201 or X220.

Which one offers the most bang for buck?

Seems like the X201 is more of a 'classic' model than the X220 but it's slower and battery life is worse.
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>>45840247
On a semi-related note, which thinkpads come without a touchpad? I have an X200 and don't need that shit.

I'm just wondering what my options are.
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>>45843774
Performance jump to Sandy Bridge is pretty significant.

It can also take mSATA SSD's, 16GB of RAM (if you need it..), and the i7 models have USB 3.0.
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>>45843778
The X200 was the last one without a touchpad, though you can fit the X200 palmrest on a X201.
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I just ordered a T400 for 110€ i hope it turns out okay.
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Has any flashed a w700 with core boot yet?
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Has anyone seen the leaks for the next ThinkPads coming? They've unfucked the keyboard and brought back actual mouse buttons.

I hope they don't end up like the current ones.
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>>45843468
Anything, I would buy a hackintosh compatible one, and install hackintosh just for the lulz
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>>45843612
>http://www.ebay.com/itm/5Gbps-2-Port-Hidden-Inside-USB-3-0-HUB-to-Express-Card-ExpressCard-54mm-Adapter/310982697787

I have three. They work on Linux and Windows.
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>>45844653
whut

the keyboard is still fucked
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>>45844743
Okay, fair enough. But it's still a lot better than replacing caps lock with Home/End.
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>>45844718
Dunno what's in the T, but I flashed my vanilla X200 with a no-whitelist BIOS and threw a 5300 in I had lying around. No heat issues. Works fine, cost like five bux shipped off Ebay.
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>>45844743
>he still thinks chiclet keys are somehow inherently bad
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>>45844784
nonono, ditching caPS LOCK WAS THE ONLY GOOD THING THEY DID
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>>45844740
If what >>45843669 says is true, I think I'll avoid them. Honestly I'd be fine with just a chunk of plastic to fill the void, but might as well get some use out of it.

What else could I put in it, something that doesn't stick out.
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>>45844835
I have one as well. Never use it, and I don't leave it in because it gets hot which means it is sucking up power.

>What else could I put in it, something that doesn't stick out.
Design and 3d print something.
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>>45844880
>Design and 3d print something.
shit that's brilliant, will look into
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>>45844835
One of mine has run 24/7 (except for maybe three days worth of rural power outages) in my T61 for over a year. I just went over when I read that heat complaint and fondled it for science. Not even warm. The others are in T61s I use less but no heat noted there either.

Would buy again.
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>>45843949
>>45843778
some x201 came without a touchpad
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Tfw picking up x220 tablet and t60 once I ge4t back up
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I just picked up a x220 and i love it. but the battery is a bit used.

how do 3rd party batteries compare to lenovoo's?
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>tfw 9 cell is at 99 cycles
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which of these can i disable
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>>45845814
ccleaner monitoring
rotateimage (unless you use your webcam)
bluetooth
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Just bought a T420 did I do good guise?
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Where should I buy the HD+ screen for the T420 from? I want that delicious 1600x900, but I don't want to buy the first thing that comes up on Ebay without being sure it'll work.
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>>45846010
I just bought one as well. It's like we're inside each other's heads anon....
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>>45846084

Almost like we're the same person o.o
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>>45846124
>implying we're not the same person shilling the T420
heh, good joke, Me!
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>>45845751
Usually a case of you get what you pay for. A lot of the cheaper ones won't explode, but you'll generally get less than advertised. Otherwise, some like to degrade quickly. The overall value would be about the same since you could buy multiple (but at that point, might as well just buy the lenovo one. ebay prices for them are obviously better than from lenovo in which case try your luck).
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>>45845814
>PC-Doctor
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Whats a good price for a new and original 9 cell battery for a good t400?
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>>45846018
Despite how this website looks, it is legit and have nearly everything for good prices. You just need the model number of the display.

http://www.laptopscreen.com/

Also, when upgrading from 1366x768 to 1600x900 on T420's, you also have to replace the LCD cable, which you can find on Ebay for $20 or so.

Also if you want to experiment with a bigger upgrade, you could consider trying this;
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Replacing_T430_screen_with_a_better_one
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>>45847004
Ah excellent. I had looked at that article too, but fucking around with the cable as he mentioned there doesn't sound particularly appealing to me, so I figured I'd settle for the smaller/cheaper upgrade.
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>>45846997
30-45
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>>45840210
hey guis I got a t420 for christmas and I'm having this issue where it doesn't turn on with the power button unless it has its charger plugged in. does anyone know whats going on??
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>>45847977
I had that on my old R40. It's likely a battery contact issue. Does it emit noises during certain charging levels?
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>>45846976
i literally just reformatted my computer and installed ccleaner to see what was running at startup
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>>45848002
nope not I do get some staticy noises though that are quiet enough that I only notice them at night

I googled around though and apparently thats just an issue with processor and everyone has it to some extend
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>>45848313
nope I do not**
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Picked up a Thinkpad 755C today for free, along with the Thinkpad Dock II (It's fucking huge), the only thing missing was the thinkpad's power adapter, but it powers on just fine through the dock.

The specs are the Intel 486DX4 @ 75 MHz, 16MB DRAM, and the 340MB IBM HDD. The machine itself is in great shape, a few scratches and marks on the lid, but it's really well kept. There's some rust on some of the connectors on the dock, but the connectors on the thinkpad are spotless.

This'll be a restoration project for me, seeing about getting a new battery, cleaning up the keyboard and internals, seeing if I can source a 100MHz CPU, and cleaning up the Dock II. Let it be known: the keyboard on this thing is the absolute sex. It's amazing.
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>>45848463
And a shot with the keyboard up.
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>>45848475
I can't tell if that's comfy, impractical, or both.
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How would I go about adding a second HDD to my x200? Is the area that is normally occupied by the optical drive available for a second HDD provided I have a caddy?

I'd really rather put it in the laptop itself instead of putting into the ultrabase.
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>>45848463
I had one of these as a kid, I regret letting my parents sell it at a garage sale.
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>>45848701
X-series do not have optical drives.
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>>45848994
I understand the x200 doesn't come with an optical drive. I'm referring to that area that _usually_ is reserved for an optical drive in conventional laptop models.
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I quite literally found this one in a recycling dump. Has a C2D and 2 GB of ram.
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>>45849092
X-series do not have Ultrabays
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>>45849092
It is not a void in that design. If want more space, replace the single hard disk with something larger.
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>>45849144
Good score. 2GB is enough for reasonable Linux or Windows operation. The XP recovery disks are on kickasstorrents or you can download the drivers if you do a reload. They also run nicely booted off a live USB key. Visit the pendrive Linux site or just use Rufus and a distro of choice.
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>>45849258
>Still using Windows XP
I'll probably just put Linux on it and give it to my mom or something.
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>>45849145
>>45849232

Damn, I was hoping I'd be able to slip in a spare laptop HDD I had laying around.

Thanks anyway.
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>>45849280
My old man is using old r61 with 2 gigs of ram and 32GB ssd. Running on windows 8.1 x64 and it's is FLAWLESS once you optimize it. Pa is using IE11 and standalone adguard. It literally works better than my chrome on my x201.
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R61 very similar to T61 just a bit heavier. My T61 with 2GB and SSD runs 8.1 fine too, and of course you can install Windows 7 if like.

Middleton BIOS link. I flash from live CD or USB:

http://forum.notebookreview.com/lenovo/459591-t61-x61-sata-ii-1-5-gb-s-cap-willing-pay-solution-8.html#post6501443
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Just got my dad's old T400! shit only has 2 gigs of ram but i'm happy as fuck

idk if I should put ubuntu on this thing...
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>>45849441
If you are going to use Linux at least use a distro that doesn't spy on you.
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did I fuck up /g/?
>x220
>$550
>core i7 2640M
>4gb ram
>win7 pro
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>>45849477
Unless the first 5 in $550 was a typo, then yes.
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>>45849477
You spent too much, yes. Unless it had a 1TB SSD or something. But it is a good machine.
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>>45849477
You could of bought two of that price, Christ.
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>>45849477
>win7 Pro a selling point
I don't think you know what you're doing
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>>45849448
>implying not every distro spies on you
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To T420 owners, what's your idle temp?
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>>45849448
does mint spy on you?

I shouldn't have any hardware issues switching to a linux distro right? like my wifi and everything?
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>>45849534
As far as I know Mint does not, but I don't fuck with distros other than Xubuntu, so I'm not super knowledgable on the details.
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>>45849477
my friend got the tablet version for half that price
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>>45849542
>Don't use Ubuntu, it's a spy!
>Use Ubuntu WITH AN X!

It's still ubuntu, idiot.
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>>45849579
Without all the Amazon spyware BS.
Moron.
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>>45849597
>implying you can't disable/uninstall that shit

Or you know, just install Ubuntu minimal with whatever the hell you want.
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>>45849607
so ubuntu without the amazon thing doesn't spy on you?
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>>45849523
Depends on ambient temps, but 40-45C.

If by idle you mean light usage, 4channing and music, etc. It'll be more like 50C~
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>>45849613
No it doesn't. It's not that big of a deal anyway, they never sent any of the info to anyone but canonical, the parent company of Ubuntu, and it never contained personal information anyway just anonymous search data.
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>>45849632
And they got rid of it when their users complained that they didn't like it.
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Just got my x220t today, this thing is great. Just wondering what you guys to configure WiFi networks in Linux (debian). I use dwm and never really had to bother with this on my desktop.
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can I use the keyboard from a t410 on an x201 tablet?
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>>45850132
T410 FRU: 45N2100, 45N2170, 45N2240

X201 FRU: 42T3737, 42T3671

99% sure it won't fit without any modification.
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>>45849319
> Windows 8.1 x64
> 32GB SSD

Christ, he must be running very low on space. My Windows folder alone is 16.8GB.

Plenty of space for a OS that respects your freedoms though.
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alright so i just got a t420 as my first thinkpad an it's pretty awesome for the price i bought it at.
Almost everything seems to run fine apart from the fan, which is constantly rattling and is really annoying. it doesn't seem to effect temps to much, 42 degrees with a webpage open.

so /g/ is the fan likely to die on me if i put the cpu and gpu (I have the version with nvs4200) under signifiant load? or is it just going to be annoying for the rest of the time i use this laptop.
on that note how hard is it to replace the fan/can someone link a guide
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>>45850539
If temps are that low (T420s tend to run pretty hot), it's more likely than not just your fan.

Search Lenovo's site for a service manual, they're pretty complete.
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>>45850296
He is. I run on 128 GB one. But yeah, it's pretty bad for him. He only uses this pc for webbrowsing tho. That and skype, maybe some writing from time to time.
I set up a homeserver for him so he doesn't really need much space. Also whole setup was dirtcheap and works like a dream.
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Ah. Sounds reasonable then.

I'll probably keep my trusty ol' X200 Tablet for a while. 8GB of RAM and the 120GB SSD make it faster than sanic despite the low voltage C2D.
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>install Xubuntu on X61t instead of ElementaryOS because eOS doesn't just werk
>no /lib/udev/keymap directory
>can't rebind the tablet buttons
Why does life have to be so hard
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>>45851006
Just use Windows
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>>45851006
Menu/Settings Manager/Keyboard in Hardware section/Application Shortcuts tab/Add button.
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t420 here.

cpu goes up to 68-70°C when watching chinese cartoons with mpc-hc.
is it an okay temp?

idle is around 45
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>>45851808
>mpc-hc
Considered harmful. Install mpv
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>>45851808
no, it's not.
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>>45851866
I will on my linux partition.
does mpv perform well on windows too?
does it pull tons of libraries to install?
I need windows for work software and I am lazy to reboot everytime to watch videos so I installed KCP for now.
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So what do you guys think of thinkspot(dot)de?

I am buying a thinkpad next month here in yurop and yeah...they seem to be more expensive..

Any hints for some yuro buys?
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yuropoor here,

where can i get a cheap T420, except ebay?

and how hard is it to switch the display? thinking of buying a cheap 1366x768 one and upgrade it to 1600x900 later
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>>45852245
define cheap.
250-300€ is a daily occurence on european ebays.
even with 1600x900.
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>>45851901
mpv works well on windows

now delete the Linux communist virus
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Why is Realtek driver support so shit in Linux? Upgraded to kernel 3.16 and couldn't hold a wireless connection for over 20 seconds. Tweaking power settings did nothing. Gave up and got an Intel 6205 for $20 and swapped the fucker out.

Word of advice to prospective X220 buyers: stay away from "Thinkpad Wireless LAN" adapters. They're all filthy Realtek.
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What can i put in my expresscard slot?

Benis won't fit
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>>45852788
External GPU dock
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>>45852788
but benis :DDDD
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Which i7 quadcores are compatible in a T420? Just the 2630qm?
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>>45853005
do you seriously feel hindered by an i5?
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X200 with 4gb of ram and a 160gb HDD at 145€. I'm buying from Italy so things are usually expensive, should I consider it?
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>>45853015
gotta go fast
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>>45853005
Can you put anything in it that wasn't originally available as an option?
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What's a better eBay strategy? Scan for listings for single units that are taking bids or just find a seller selling a ton of them at a single buy-it-now price? Looking at this http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T420-4180-WND-14-WXGA-2-50GHz-CORE-i5-2520M-4GB-320GB-/251714824564

Is the T420 worth $250 or should I spend time scanning for a better deal? No I can't make decisions for myself.
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t61p user here.

what can i do with these slots on the left side? i believe they are cardbus slots? i never heard of this tech. just got curious about it today after having this laptop for like a year.
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>>45854385
>1366x768
dropped
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>>45853178

Definitely. I bought one in Slovenia with exactly the same specs for 170 €.
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>>45854417
there are cards for usb, firewire, ethernet, wireless, serial and some other stuff. new laptops wont benefit that much from such an extension since most of these interfaces are already present anyway.
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>>45854445
Nice, are you happy with it? How's the screen quality? I'll mostly use it to watch chinese cartoon and porns.
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>>45854598
>serial
aw shit negro this is way better than cheap chinese usb>serial adapters

thanks
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>>45854700
forgot pic (?)
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>>45854712
what do people use serial adapters for anyway?
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>>45854758
I am a sysadmin.
switches and routers are interfaced via serial before having ssh set up.
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>>45854766
interesting. thanks!
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Is the T420 the most commonly owned ThinkPad among /g/? I see it mentioned a lot more often than other tp's.
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>>45855243
I was about to buy a t520 because 15.6" and possible 1080 display

but got a t420 in the end. 14" is just fine.
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>>45855243
That's because most of /g/ consider the T420 as the last true ThinkPad. It's not, though, since it is 16:9.
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>>45849144
Wish I can pick something like this for free
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>>45849144
What a bobby dazzler!
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>>45849477
I got a tablet version but i5 around 250, heard i7 only a little bit faster
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>>45854766
Friendly reminder that the PCI bus doesn't allow I/O addresses below 0x1000h. Use this adapter for true serial and parallel port on the T6*:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Ultrabay_Slim_Serial/Parallel_Port_Adapter
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=%2840Y8121%2C40Y8124%29
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>>45840210
Fixed that for you.
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Damn I am in huge dilemma, should I get a t61 (T7100) for 98bucks with 1gb of RAM and 80gb or a t400(p8600) 4gb of RAM and 200gb for 130gb?
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>>45855581
now with realistic plastic too
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>>45855631
T61, mainly because you can flash a modified bios on it and use any network card you want.
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>>45855581
>>45855687
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>>45855710
whjat
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Sup guys.
Art student here
>inb4 >art
Need a new PC desperately because my current one (Dell XPS M1710) is all kinds of fucked up
>Torn between MBP 17 inch or perhaps a Thinkpad
wut do
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>>45855781
>Art
MBP
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>>45855815
thanks m9
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>>45840907
w701 or w700.
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What should the battery life be like on a t420 with a 3 year old, 6 cell lenovo battery, i5 processor and a fat neckbeard at the helm who uses his thinkpad to browse 4chan, watch youtube videos and download a bunch of files?

I mostly have the brightness way down at 2-6 with the "maximum battery life" profile on the battery manager , and i get 3 hours tops. Is this because the battery is fucked or because browsing the internet and streaming video uses a shit ton of power?
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>>45855296
>aspect ratio

le troll face.jpg
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>>45849441
That will run 7, 8.1 or any Linux distro. You can install Rufus then try different OS on a USB flash drive too. Much potential enjoyment.
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>>45853005
I'm assuming the same ones that are in the T520. 2720QM and 2820QM
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>>45849534
All the bot shit is twelve-year-olds memeing. The only place for a twelve-year-old is bleeding on deenda maddick. Nobody cares what you do as an individual unless your metadata trips the NSA and they don't need to be on your PC because they control the internet.

Mint can be had in various flavors and is an ideal distro to use while getting comfy. You can play with many distros. Distro choice isn't marriage.
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>>45855866
>B-but I can watch my chinese cartoons just fine!
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>>45855864
Don't use the slider thing on the Power Manager. Click Advanced at the top right and adjust it yourself.

Also while in Advanced mode, go to the Battery tab. Compare the "Full charge capacity" to "Design capacity". That'll tell you the condition of your battery.

>streaming video uses a shit ton of power?
This does if it has a high bitrate, just open the task manager and see how much CPU you're using...
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>>45855930
The fact of the matter is that 1600x900 of the T420 is more than 1440x900 of the T410 and T400 and thus better.

You aren't getting anymore "workspace" or whatever out of a 16:10 display.
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>>45855914
Yes, on a practical way it doesn't matter, but this is what the Free World has become. Somewhere in hell, Stalin smiles.
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I paid around a hundred for this including shipping, did I do good, /g/?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/261652742583
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I was looking at the buying guide and it seems to focus on second hand thinkpads. Are the new Lenovos just not worth the price?
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