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Other business laptops are also welcome in /tpg/ (e.g. Dell Latitude/Precision, HP EliteBook/ZBook).
New 2016 ThinkPads announced:
If you're looking for purchase advice, READ THE BUYERS GUIDE FIRST. Then post, stating budget and requirements (e.g. size and performance).
Don't buy anything OTHER THAN T, X AND W/P SERIES if you want the Real ThinkPad Experience™
T420 - 14", normal size
X220 - 12.5", lightweight
Why ThinkPad? (also applies to other business laptops)
>They’re really cheap when you buy a used one.
>Keyboards feel excellent while typing (yes, even the newer ones).
>Great durability thanks to the inclusion of rollcages and use of glass fiber reinforced plastic for the chassis. The keyboard is splash proof and spilled liquids will drain out.
>Utilitarian design - e.g. indicator LEDs, 7 row keyboard layout on older models.
>Docking solutions that easily turns your laptop into a desktop.
>Easy to repair, upgrade and maintain thanks to readily available service manuals for almost every model. Spare parts are easy and cheap to obtain.
>The best trackpoint (that red thing on the middle of the keyboard). Great for those who type a lot or hate swiping their fingers all over a touchpad.
>Excellent GNU/Linux & *BSD support.
Used ThinkPad Buyers Guide:
EPP discount for new ThinkPads (USA & Canada only, usually 15%+ off):
ThinkWiki - Info on ThinkPads and running GNU/Linux on them:
ThinkPad service guides w/ tutorial videos:
>51nb finally released their X62
>X61 with new motherboard, Broadwell i7
Has anyone here had a T61 fail them and fix it like this guy did (if the story is even true):
I've heard of baking/freezing components like Graphics cards and HDDs but how in the hell do the capacitors survive that?
not a thinkpad and I wasnt risking owen, but in similar matter I successfully baked few graphics cards with halogen lamp
also, I got my first chinese power supply explosion yesterday
>tfw converted mother, gf, gf's sister, and several friends to ThinkPad.
>tfw gf becomes more interested in technology in general.
>tfw she's not half bad at it.
I've reached bliss.
IPS T520 for mother, T420 and X220t with SSDs for gf and I respectively.
tried through passive-agressive approach convvert my sis to thinkpads
>mfw she is looking at dells
well, at least it upgrade from eee
I got my first Thinkpad today. It's an x220t. Speccy related. Immaculate except for the outer housing being chipped on the front left corner.
I'm going to use it for school so it's going to have Windows on it as the main partition. I was wondering if I should keep 7 on it or use 10.
gotta run the proprietary crap for my courses and might as well pirate office, I do most of my work on my desktop anyway
If the seller states that they'll ship to wherever you are and you can pay them the way they require then yeah no problem. Even if they don't have the shipping option listed you could try messaging them.
if you use VMs, you should go for a 3320M since it has VT-d.
and ask the seller if the laptop can boot to BIOS without asking password.
then don't use it
>11-13W with youtube videos
In a T430, I get 7-9W idle, and 11-14W while browsing(downclocking the GPU, otherwise the power goes to 17W!)
This is the corner damage. It makes the housing slightly askew and gently pressing on it puts it back into place without the damage causing it to depress further than it should so I'm not worried about it.
The express card slot looks fine but I can't no for sure until I put it to use.
>not buying glorious core i7 X61 with custom Broadwell-based motherboard
Got mine a few hours ago, first encounter with a thinkpad.
Honestly, it just seems like a machine that does every single thing I want it to.
Decent specs, amazing build quality, completely silent, awesome battery life. Add on top of that the build quality (I may be alone in thinking this, but this thing is sexy as fuck) and you have a machine that just ticks every box if you need a good Uni/work laptop.
Plus, it costs next to nothing. It has no marketing besides a small enthusiast community and the supply is far greater than the demand. I mean holy fuck, this thing is great.
I've got $200 to spend on a thinkpad. Which one should I get?
it doesn't matter the site, you'll be charge extra at customs in your country. don't you think more people would order from over the seas if it was no extra charge? the transport is usually @ 15-20$ tops
I guess I'm not used to that. I rarely order things from over seas and I can't recall being charged more for getting things from Hong Kong, China, India or South Korea to here in America.
Are there any 13"-14" notebooks with discrete graphics other than the Alienware 13 and Razer Blade?
Hi tech guyse!
I'm to spend a nice amount of moniez (~$2000) on a laptop that's got to be mine for scientific work. By boss wants me to go MAC because of "hurr durr keynote works in conferences" and "everyone has it".
I discard those arguments as trash and search for alternatives to work with Unix-based systems.
Can $2000 ThinkPads compete with MACs in terms of longevity, weight and performance?
What about damage repairs? Macs are apparently pretty nasty when it comes to do that, are Thinkpads better in that way?
On performance: I'd want enough RAM to test out some 3D simulations that will run fully on Clusters anyway, and playing with the thought of keeping the pre-installed Windows for Games.
I don't need any specific advice on whether X, W, or ... but my question is essentially Apple vs. Lenovo.
Thankx in advance!
Items that cost less than 10€ are exempt from the import tax. Individual EU states can increase this up to 22€. Gifts up to 45€ are also exempt.
You can read about it here: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/resources/documents/common/publications/studies/execsummary_lvcr-study.pdf
Ebay tells how much additionally you need to pay to cover the tax. The customs duties are fixed on their end.
On the ocassion that an item doesn't have the import duties covered, the customs may actually open it to determine the price and then charge you.
Chink-tier tricks can be employed to somewhat avoid paying the tax, like asking the seller to list the item as a gift or a small goods that costs 10 or less euros when shipping. I remember reading customs will overlook such items only if they come from China, anything from the West has a high chance of getting caught.
Shipping a laptop from USA definitely costs more than 20$.
VAT applies to the shipping price also.
T460p is probably the best you can get out of newer line. Remember the letter p, the other model T460 is probably just a more shoddy version (as with T440p vs T440).
I WOULD however suggest to look at HP's Zbook workstations and Dell Precision. If you're not bothered by a less than perfect trackpoint then check them out.
If it doesn't say thinkpad before the yoga part then it's just another consumer tier thing. Not that the thinkpad yogas are anything special. They also have shitty keyboard. No idea about the newest ones announced.
There was an anon 2 threads ago that got warned about power connectors dc-in or whatever bullshit is called lol. They break on some yogas.
With normal thinkpad series you have the IBM engineering, or whatever IBM legacy that still remains so you won't be having too much issues besides cracked palmrests.
320gb mechanical drive
6 cell battery
9 cell battery
Thinkpad Yoga 12:
I dont use the yoga that much, my wife uses it mostly. I prefer the x220 but 720p screen is pretty miserable and the 8440p is just used to play music on when I have company. Probably going to sell it for whatever I can get out of it. Also, What operating system do you guys use on your x220? I tried elementary OS but its pretty meme.
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Lenovo ThinkPad X200S
3GB RAM DDR3
Intel Core2Duo SL9400 1.86 GHz
Looks close to new
"Good" battery life
I just asked him what good battery life means, what should I be aiming for? Is this a decent purchase for 100$?
I received an ls510 recently, I just wanted to say the battery life is incredible. It says it has thousands of recharge cycles (had it used) and its wealth is about 60% but still it lasts more than 3 hours of light browsing. Yesterday I left the poor thing on a balcony from 5 to 8.30pm projecting a video on a church on battery, screen off and when I brought it home it had enough battery for another hour of browsing.
I think it's fine for my daily uses as a student. I type some notes or put slides up on it or watch a video just fine. I definitely couldn't do all my work on it though so I have a desktop. Also 1366x768 is an HD resolution.
I have a Lenovo t420. It came with winblows 7 on the HDD. I had to put BIOS in "legacy" mode in order to do away with microsuck and put gnu + Linux on it.
My question is this:
I have a 250gb SSD with another Linux based OS on it (Debian based), but whenever I put the SSD in it, BIOS recognizes it but it will not boot up into the SSD. I don't know why.
Anyone of the TP /g/urus have any idea as to why this is? And how can I go about fixing it?
I know that the SSD works because it boots up fine in other computers I have put it in. It is aggravating for obvious reasons. I would prefer to use the SSD instead of the HDD.
Any help in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance my fellow /g/entlemen.
I would get it. Wouldn't be my first choice but that seems to be a fairly decent deal.
Go ahead and snatch it up. Upgrade it to the max. In every way. Then you will/should be good to go.
Alright, instead of buying a 2in1 device I'm considering buying a tablet and a separate laptop. I'm thinking about Galaxy Note Pro (can't find black version anywhere though) and some X series Thinkpad. The problem is the only ones that have any higher res options than 1366x768 are X200/X201, which is pretty old, and X240, which is damn expensive and ugly. I could settle for the X201 but what are some alternatives I should consider?
Just ordered the t420 for $199 from newegg, what's the refurbished condition usually like on theirs? I'll send that fucker back if I see it's been through shit. I just want something in very good to like new condition. Am I asking too much
I made an script which triggers when the laptop switches from battery to AC and viceversa. It basically doesecho 650 | tee /sys/class/drm/card0/gt_max_freq_mhz
when it's running on battery andecho 1200 | tee /sys/class/drm/card0/gt_max_freq_mhz
>shouldn't it be automatically controlled by the driver?
Yes, the driver switches frequencies fine, but if I underclock the CPU and disable turbo(with intel_pstate and tlp), the GPU is not aware of the turbo state and it wants to go over 650 MHz, boosting the CPU in the process (even when no_turbo is set!). That's why I had to set the frequency limits manually. 650MHz is the max. non-turbo frequency for my 3320M.
>X1 carbon vs surface book
thoughts? I know they're different but the primary choice would be for a win10 based comp for work purposes. handwriting is shit but tablets can be handy at the TSA checkpoint.
no need for that. Only keep secureboot off.
>BIOS recognizes it but it will not boot up into the SSD
does the SSD have a MBR and bootloader(or EFI system partition) installed?
Also update your BIOS
Selling my ThinkPads on eBay, come bid and shitpost if you guys want.
I had no problem when I took my X61T and Pixel to El Salvador, they just like it removed from your bag, maybe the pixel saved me from them turning on my X61T.
There will be a tablet version of the X1 Carbon coming soon, or at least rumored.
Just a standard SanDisk 240gb SSD. Not much information other than that. I have used them in many other PCs. Desktop (custom build) Asus gaming, Dell inspiron mini. It just doesn't work i n my t420. Can't figure out why. It is very annoying.
I would love to get it working. After that, I will have my t420 exactly how I want it. Unless....I can figure out how to put a fx6300 in it, but I doubt that is possible.
Windows 10 does run better on an x220t.
Can confirm, it's what I'm doing.
> and I bought the X220T new, maxed out, right from lenovo
> when you fall for /g/'s Thinkpad hype and lenovo's marketing hype and spend around $2000 on a dinkpad
W700ds, 365XD/755CE, 701CE, X1C2, SXGA+ X60T.
Dunno if I would sell my A31p w/ numberpad, might list it on eBay for $500 lol
I'll have to list my 380Z/X, 770's, Qosmio (never used).
I have a lot of extra parts pulled from Core 2 Duo ThinkBads that are good to shit condition but I feel no one would want them.
Keeping the 235, S31, X31, X61, D620, 770ED/X, A22p so far.
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I purchased a Libreboot X200 from Minifree a few months ago and I'd just like to comment a bit about my experiences with it, since I occasionally see people ask about it.
Shipping was relatively quick given that it was shipped overseas. The keyboard uses the UK layout which is a bit different but on the whole was quite easy to adjust to. There were a few signs of light use, as is to be expected with a used ThinkPad, but otherwise it was delivered in good condition and well-cleaned. If you're wiling to spend a little extra for a free-as-in-freedom machine, I would recommend Minifree. My only complaint was that I had to purchase a new 9-cell battery, as the one provided was small and made for shit battery life.
Haha, I have just acquired them over time for no real reason other than they were cheap and I couldnt say no. good taste though brother! I actually got the x220 on craigslist for 30 bucks cause the mobo was bad. I bought a replacement on ebay for around 70 dollars and have a good machine.
I have family so we were on vacation.
My family was afraid of us going out alone and getting killed by some heroin user.
It was fun, food tasted great, drank all day/night, but my stomach didn't like any food for the 14 days there lol
I believe you should be fine
I believe it should be a lid swap.
I don't want to sell them but I have to buy a car lol
I figure I could get a 'good' deal sometime again, I could always get lucky and get another gem for scrap value like the S31 that stopped at my work.
Really? My family is paranoid of El Salvador, my mom didn't want any of us talking to anyone and we were all 'from here' even though we blatantly are not with how we dress/tattoos and speaking english.
Yeah those were the best papusas, its just a different thing, pretty kekworthy to buy beer cheaper at restaurants than at stores... even better when they don't serve beer and someone would go nab one for ya.
Would like to go back again.
Your mom has good judgement but people can be nice, if they seem too nice then they want to catch some money.
Best thing to do is to let a tour guide take you all over the country in small bus just for your family. They will know the good places where seafood is cheap and the view is great like volcanoes.
T420 Antergos (lol)
~13W (wtf) while listening to music on speakers + heavy browsing.
Lowest I've ever gotten the consumption down to is ~6.5W when wifi is off and brightness low.
How did you get your usage so low? I've got TLP enabled and turbo off, but it's still quite high.
I'm wondering this too.. I'm still waiting for mine to arrive.
From the reviews it seems that the condition can fluctuate a bit, also the HDD are guaranteed to fail sooner rather than later.
>waiting 23 minutes for ban to expire to post this
Honestly once it passes the price of a W520 it becomes solely for collecting and not performance.
I mean the digitizer is really neat, but its just kind of odd drawing without looking at what you draw, unlike my X61T.
Well we have a lot of family members, so we visited them, it was nice having a kick at seeing the shotguns again, I went there about 17 years ago for my first time.
>tfw no thinkpad sitting next to your MP5
I feel bad for what some of those guards get paid though.
Meh, the battery is a bummer but it sounds like a nice deal.
Speaking of a W520, finally got mine up and running today. Moving is such a pain in the ass.
The other day I met a girl who purported to be a graphics designer, she bought a Lenovo Y50 because "muh dedicated graphics" but didn't bother to check whether or not the screen actually covered more than 50% RGB. My line of work doesn't even require colour accuracy and even I'd be pissed off with such a shitty screen. Thank god I have 95% gamut with a colorimeter so the colours in my spreadsheets and Chinese cartoons are absolutely perfect.
I kind of want to buy a professional colorimeter so I could do a calibrating service in san diego and all laptops I sell.
Hopefully in a few months I could get a W550s when they dip in price.
I was thinking of getting a new computer. Only going to use it for coding and surfing. Is this a good deal for europe:
>Intel Core i7-3520M 2.80Ghz
>12.5" HD 1366x768 (IPS)
>W7-licence, don't really need it but bonus
>Intel Core i5-3427U 1.8GHz
>4 GB DDR3 PC3 1600MHz
>14" HD+ 1600x900 IPS
Get the x230. Convince him to take out the SSD and bring it down to $400.
There is very little on earth more comfortable than an x220/x230 ips.
Carbon is shit anyway. Shit specs, shit upgradability, shit build quality, shit keyboard. It is nice looking though.
>Original X1 Carbon
Boy are you wrong man... There's a reason why the Broadwell ThinkPads were kind of hit and miss...
The X230 will destroy that thing in performance and it won't downclock either when it gets hot.
Hell, I don't even think the X1C even comes with a SD Card reader.
Is it even possible to find a X201s these days? I just want some non-shit 12" laptop with a resolution higher than 1200x800. I'm even consdering buying all the parts separately and assembling it.
I have an x201, i5 4g ram. It's been holding up nicely but can't really handle strenuous tasks so I'm looking to upgrade. Should I just add more ram or replace with an ssd or what?
Not really sure what to do, never considered upgrading since I bought it. Any advice is mad appreciated bros
It might be worth a look at a new ThinkPad. If you still want the mobility, don't go any higher than an X230, but if you need more than that, consider the W520, i5 or i7 depending on what "strenuous tasks" you have to do. But no matter what, an SSD would be a great thing to implement in any ThinkPad you're using.
Hmm, I might just try an ssd as the sole hd. And the tasks being hosting a server and running an ide while also monitoring shit with consoles running pretty much all day, also dual monitors. Don't really want to upgrade as it works ok it just has some fat delays some times
Yes, but be prepared to pay more as it's a really rare laptop.
The display had some production issues AFAIK so that's why a limited amount of X201s were produced compared to the X200s.
I bought one on ebay recently, it was pretty cheap. At the time there were a whole bunch available, for reasonable prices. I never got the impression they were rare. Screen is garbage though, like all thinkpads. I wish that higher quality aftermarket screens were available.
Depends on your use case. Do you have the need for a mobile workstation with an i7? If you aren't doing anything intensive enough to require it, no point in spending the money on it unless you want the options.How are the conditions of them?
I installed Arch on my x230 tablet but the mute button and the screen backlight buttons are not working. I tried the fixes from Arch Wiki but nothing seems to work. Did anyone else have this problem and fixed it somehow?
I did everything on this site:
does anyone know if this is a 6 cell or 9 cell? from a t430
I've been lurking tpg for months and I think this is the one I want:
>i7 2.8 Ghz
>Windows 7 license
I asked if he could lower the price by not including Windows. How much would you pay for this?
It's so-so. You *are* getting an i7 BUT you don't want an i7. Because despite the TDP being the same, the i7 runs hotter for little performance gain. Also unlike the regular X220, you don't get USB 3.0 anyway
Chances are because he's not lenovo, he can't not include the windows sticker and thus give a discount as it's tied to the machine and he won't gain anything from doing so
If it was somehow brand new and unopened, $400 wouldn't be *too* unreasonable, even with added Europe prices. Try to haggle and see if you can shave 30-50 euros or something, maybe more just for the sake of it
I don't know if I should take an X220 i7 with USB3 and then replace the screen with an IPS one since I can't find any with these specs on ebay or take a T420s with higher resolution and screen size and say goodbye to IPS. I do mostly reading and programming. What sholud I do? I don't want to be ext. screen-dependent.
I've seen people putting a FHD screen in the X220. It would be awesome but indications are in fucking nippo-china-korean. I hate this world.
Left to right x220 380e and 755ce
The 380 has a cd rom drive but the 755 has a much nicer screen and keyboard i just neet a new battery and the 755 is perfect.
How is the t540p compared to 530. I don't care about the price difference only want to know how the 540p is better or worse other then cpu power. Also how is Intel hd 4000 compared to Intel hd 4600.
i5 and i7 dual cores have the same 35w top so the heat output would be similar
Wouldn't surprise me if the used the same dies but the i7 can reach higher clocks at the same or lower voltage
So you're telling me I shoud just continue looking for an IPS i7?
As far as I know expresscard won't give you the same power output as integrated USB3 nor the same bandwidth. And I would like to just carry my laptop, not my laptop with a bunch of expresscards.
You are not carrying anything around. It is something that goes into your laptop to replace the expresscard placeholder in your laptop.
I mean unless you are connecting an external ssd to your x220, I doubt you have a device capable of utilizing the full usb 3.0 speed. I get like 70 r/w on my fast flashdrives so I am pretty happy.
It is sort of shitty because when you pull your flashdrives out, you can sometimes take out the adapter also due to the way it connects and stays in the laptop.
768p at 12.5 inches is fine, but I have been spoiled by better IPS FHD screens on other laptops. Do not expect a good quality panel, even the IPS ones are subpar compare to $100 chromebooks. It's the one and only gripe I have with thinkpads.
bought a t400 for $35 with free shipping, I plugged in a ssd with xubuntu already on it from a old t400. Everything works... however the keys 9, o, l and > doesn't work. Replace another keyboard and it still the same problem. Any ideas how to fix this anons? Obviously this is not a keyboard problem. I plug in a usb keyboard and works find and able input those characters. Do i need to do a clean install? Also the only difference between the new t400 vs the old t400, is that cpu is slower on the new t400. TIA anons.
If you're not getting a business laptop, ChromeBook or MacBook, you done goofed.
Hmmm, I could add worldwide shipping instead of GSP.
>broke at the moment with no car
>hard to get boxes other than USPS
I'll fix the 701C listing
Hey /tpg/, I have a dumb question.
I want to buy a 9 cell battery for my X220, and my two options are:
Buy from Lenovo directly (for about 193.00 CAD)
Or buy from Staples (for about 129.10 CAD).
So the question is, why exactly is it considerably cheaper to buy a battery from Staples than it is from Lenovo? As far as I can tell the cheaper option isn't some refurbished piece of trash, but the stark contrast still unsettles me. Can someone with more experience shed some light on the issue?
Am I right in saying that the x220 tablet ALWAYS comes with an IPS screen? There are only two option for screens on the thinkwiki and both of them are IPS but I rarely see them advertised like that on ebay. Is that because you can always assume it's an IPS anyway?
The display connector on the t420 cannot support it (either that, or there are no good IPS 1600x900 compatible panels).
The chinese have created a display adapter which can be used to connect a FHD IPS display (they have even managed a QHD screen). But these display adapter kits are hard to get a hold of from china, and there are apparenly lots of bugs (flickering).
Now I don't really know anymore what ThinkPad I want. Do you think that the default screen of the T420 is better than the X220? Which are the advantages of that laptop over the smaller brother?
Unless you do a lot of side by side windows when coding, go with the x series. x series ips screen destroys any t series screen. I appreciate the smaller footprint and longer battery of the x series also.
x220. Not even a debate.
Hey guys; I need to find a good, reliable laptop for a mate of mine.
He needs a cheap, durable laptop (with a good battery if possible!).
>occasional games (not the new, heavy ones)
Small size and battery are a priority.
The budget is around 100 dollars. In a second world country.
This is a ThinkPad thread, not a Lenovo thread or consumshittop thread, why should we even bother with your shitposting laptop.
We don't need to support our claims, everything not business/utilitarian is not hacker and not good and scoffed at, take it to the proper thread.
Plus the Yogas are all over the place with their operating systems, slate, convertables.
Just check sold listings on eBay for Yoga Pro 2 and you should be able to tell by yourself if you overpaid or not.
If the laptop serves you well for at least 6 years, the price doesn't even matter imo.
Macbook Pro 17", PowerBook Wallstreet, Macbook air beats edition.
When you going to upload more pix?
>Still under warranty until March
Paid 300 eurobucks for it, it's basically immaculate except for that scratch on the lid.
Not a bad deal right? I didn't mind paying a little extra for the peace of mind of it still being under warranty
Got it plugged in a gaymen laptop that never gets used with a dead battery. Battery is retarded exspensive. It is also retardedly large. Works fine in that laptop, won't work in t420.
Couldn't post because my Wi-Fi refused to work, but soon after I posted the seller replied it's 1440x900 indeed so I bought it. Should arrive in a week or two. Now gotta search for that black Note Pro. Or maybe some other tablet with Wacom digitizer, but it appears to me that Samsung dominates that niche.
Didn't see it up until now, but thanks anyway.
Though Thinkwiki list only 1440x900 option on X201s' page, it says it may also have another display on the screens list. Maybe they meant they're compatible?
Okay gee, help me with this shit.
I'm getting rid of my porrfag G3258+GTX660ti gayming setup and I'm gonna use a thinkpad as my main and the only computer. I can't decide between x230 and t430;
x230 with i5-3320m, 8GB RAM, 180GB SSD and non-IPS display.
T430 with i7-3632qm, 16GB RAM, 180GB SSD, 1600x900 screen, NVS-5400m GPU, 2TB HDD in ultrabay caddy.
I fail to see a purpose of having a quad core i7 in a laptop, and I can't really justify having a much bigger laptop just to get a shitty GPU capable of basic gayming (fallout 4 works at hd resolution and low settings).
Which one should I get? Should I pull the trigger on x230 or go full wild on t430 and maximize it's specs?
anyone have experience with the T400 vs T200 who might comment on this? Gonna purchase one today,.
Is it vertical? Happened to my X201T. When pressed, it would change colours or disappear at all for some time. After some time it transformed into a pretty thick black line (still usable though). It seems a cable got fukt, but it's a one deep in the panel (it's one of those ribbons near the upper edge of the screen, not the cable between MB and screen assembly). Dunno if the same thing happened to yours.
Fuck, I forgot why I switched the windows to make a post.
>Palm rest assembly with fingerprint reader, without touch pad, with Logo plate, 25W for X201s
Does anyone know what "25W" / "35W" means?
What flavor of Linux should I be dual booting on my T520? I've used Arch in the past, but I am wary of how time consuming it can get to get some of the basic functionality I am used to working. I will be mainly using it for programming.
what's the best /chinkpad/ with a res above 1366x768 resolution?
Well mine just arrived from there.
Came in barebones as fuck packaging but looks like it has never been touched.
Even came with an unactivated Win7 professional key. Wondering if I could sell this on the side without any troubles.
yea, there's a lot to search bro and you guys are the experts yo
more specifically, i'm looking for something like the x220 that i can get for roughly 200 britbong pounds with an i7. i've found just that, but i was hoping to score something simiarly priced with that gen of i7 with a better res, i'll look into wXXX
So I was thinking of finally getting a thinkpad this year. Does any of you guys use it for video/photo editing? Which models should I be looking for?
I really wanted to get a light and portable one since my old laptop was a 17" beast... is a dedicated GPU necessary for these tasks or can I afford shelling out a bit less?
If money was no object, what thinkpad would you get?
buy the thinkpad division from lenovo
get them to make thinkpads out of precision milled unibody titanium enclosures
3:2 oled displays
7 row keyboard
glass trackpad for those who want it
modernised plan9 operating system with perfect vm passthrough for legacy pc applications
The new ones look okay actually, sure the x40 line is literally cancer, but I think the newer ones should be ok.
Who knows though, I might be wrong, and the build quality might be something like the yoga pads or some shit.
If it's anything like the x230 I'm currently using then I'm satisfied nigga.
Though the 20 hour battery life of the x260 looks extremely attractive too, and a 1080p ips on a 12 inch screen is not half bad.
Will get scratched to all fuck
cool, but I prefer 16:10, golden ratio mang
why? That's fragile as fuck
you'll ned DEVELOPERS for that
I don't know why they don't just make it with a 3:2 screen. More than good enough.
The TN panels on the T530/W530 are actually pretty decent, but the ones on the T430 are just awful. I don't know what fucking garbage bin Lenovo found them in but they are unfit to be in such expensive computers. Why the hell could they not get one of similar quality?
The new Thinkpads are actually tolerable. It's the xx40 series that's sort of "avoid at all costs".
>I don't know why they don't just make it with a 3:2 screen. More than good enough.
Exactly, if they are already going to the trouble of custom supply for 16:10 why not go for superior 3:2.
>Why the hell could they not get one of similar quality?
More limited pool of available panels as 14" is a smaller I guess
For you maybe, not for them. When the burn-in happens you'll be out of warranty, or would want another device. Not thinkpad worthy unless you are 100% certain there is no burn-in.
I've been thinking about buying x201 but the ones I can choose from have angle brackets next to the left shift key. What to do? Tell/ask sellers to change the keyboard, change it myself after buying it or wat?
It works perfect in the gaymun laptop. Reads in the BIOS of the t420 but will not boot into the OS in the t420. Although, it works fine in all the other 10 laptops I have tried it in. This is the only computer that it won't boot the OS on.
I was just asking for advice on which machine might be preferable any why. I was leaning toward the x200 because the battery life should be better. But if there were any issues with either model that I wasn't aware of - just wanted to hear owner's experience before chosing one over the other.
>Fast, durable and powerful hardware
>Core 2 Duo
>Even thinking about paying this much for a C2D-based machine
>fuck you, i'm not here to respond to you (check my 666 trips) in a decent way, just to troll you by insisting we talk about cost instead
>you're buying from mini free
>you've already made up your mind
obviously i havent
Had it, selling it on eBay right now :P
Its amazing, wish I didn't have to but now I got to.
>selling my X1C3 IPS as well
Looking to get a T430s to replace my X61T I am dailying now. Got the IPS mod adapter, just need a IPS screen and whatever.
>X200, X61, X1C3, Qosmio X305