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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:
I might have to get an XPS 15 since I can't find anything else even close to what I want in a new laptop.
The X260 is almost perfect, but it's gimped by single-channel RAM (and all the other modern X-series compromises).
Maybe I should just keep using my Latitude E6510 and wait to upgrade until laptops catch up with what I want from them.
How do you check BIOS for computrace? Is it apparent from the main tab, or just the security tab? A seller told me they couldn't provide a picture because they had already packed it up but BIOS was "out to factory settings and password reset".
Is it relatively easy to swap in some new RAM, battery or SSD on the recommended T series models? My DIY experience doesn't extend beyond building a desktop.
Battery - you should be able to figure it out from the markings on the bottom
Memory - there is a door for the first 2 slots with markings shaped like RAM sticks. For those with 4 slots, just follow the Hardware Maintenance manual
Disk/SSD - 1 screw behind a door on the side and you just slide it out, done
As for lojack, antitheft, etc - yes the security tab. There's 3 options - enable, disable, permanently disable. If the last one, it won't appear
hey, i currently looking for a used laptop.
i did read the guide.
what about the R500? (with P8400 processor and 2gb ram) how much worse is it really?
would you take it over the x61s or x60? (my gf says she likes bigger screensize and touchpad)
Post your thinkpads
>new ghetto bed movie watching setup
X1 Carbon or T450s
It's really hard to decide.
guys what do?
do i buy a T420/520 and install a i7-2630QM from an old laptop in it
or do i buy a core 2 duo T9600 to install in my T400.
i'm not sure what to do as my T400 has the 1440x900 display and i love 16:10 and it's only £15 for the T9600, but quad core and better graphics, but a T420/520 is like £150-200.
i've got the T400 with the same CPU, it's not bad but it's really old now, and it needs an SSD, also you may as well give it 8gb of ram. but i wouldn't go an older than core i3/5/7's unless it's super cheap or you're being given it.
and im talking €, that makes it even worse i guess.
id totally take a t400 over it, but its just not available, and since the old laptop is trash we need replacement right now ~.~
I've got a super old Thinkpad x100e.
Is there anything I can do with it or should I just upgrade?
Was browsing for stuff for my x201, found this http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2nd-HDD-hard-drive-Caddy-For-LENOVO-Thinkpad-T400-T410-T500-W500-x200-x201-x220/32504357587.html?ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_2%2Csearchweb201644_3_10001_10002_10005_10006_10003_10004_62%2Csearchweb201560_6%2Csearchweb1451318400_6148
I thought I couldn't put a second 2.5 HDD, or am I missing something?
Alright, buying brand new. Do you think it's worth it to wait a month for the X260s to become availible, instead of just getting an X250 right now? It essentially boils down to Skylake vs Broadwell, right? I get the impression that this series is pretty conservative otherwise.
Ideally, I'd need something by next week, but I'll manage for a month or so if it's really worth it.
Battery is swappable.
Anyway, yeah, I'm a bit worried the X250 is going to be harder to get ahold of. It usually works like that in my country. You can still get an X240 for pretty cheap, yeah, but they're all weird as fuck configurations. Like an i7 processor and 16 gigs of RAM with a 1366x768 TN panel. Like, what the fuck?
i made this one in memory of Richard Sapper. truly, a man who knew how to do great designs.
I just installed Xubuntu on my new x230 and I love it..
Is there a way I can set the Thinkvantage button to do something in xubuntu? Anything? Same with the function keys being able to activate webcame. I'm not sure how to do all this as a Linux newbie.
T450s fag here. Using it as a Software Engineer since a year. Installed Linux on it. Everything works flawless, battery life is great.
It is pretty thin and light weight. No reason to go for the Carbon if "thin" is your motivation to do so.
Don't buy the touch screen version though.
I thought so too. Only concern is that it's a one-off sale and there's no BIOS picture. But the seller assured me through PM that there are no security features active, so I'm sure that would make them culpable within the ebay/paypal guarantees if it were not the case.
I plan to replace the battery if it doesn't have that. 1920 x 1080 btw.
I've looked into it for my x220 and from what I can tell it works without any major hassles. I think you'll probably have to replace the WAN card with an Intel one for any model though
>tfw you want a OLED Carbon x1, but you're a poor student with only a few grand and buying it would be financially irresponsible
After a small accident with a buzzsaw and my T440p, I managed to royally fuck up some of the keyboard keycaps
Is there a place where I can get new keyboard caps or do I have to swap the whole keyboard?
or were jews
bought a t420 becuase it meets my specs perfectly at $250 (got literally errything but an i7, got the HT i5)
shit even runs fallout3 when i get bored on slow work days (medium textures, low errything else, high draw distance, but hey its smooth thats all that counts)
its been my day to day work laptop for the last 2 years, and i make 50K a year
still running a note2 as my daily driver as well
shit works why replace it?
>tfw bidding on a mint 370C
I put in a max bid of 150€ i dont give a fuck i want it. Gonna put DSL on it and shitpost like its 1995.
I`m also waiting on a 570E and a 600E. I love the old Thinkpads. I have the T43, a T420 HD+, a 385 and a X60 and X61T.
>Sent from my X220
Jew reporting in. Same sort of deal... I make $60k a year, I own a house and a car (albeit in a small town where both are cheaper) and I see literally no reason to spend $2k on a brand new computer when a 4-year-old one gets the job done just fine.
Quitting the vidya helps a lot though. Once you're working all the time and have removed the need for demanding hardware to run poorly coded, mass-produced games, it becomes way easier to work full time on aging machines. Hell, forget the W520, I have a 2008 iMac that's still a champ with everyday tasks (the 7500 is a little past its prime though).
200 Britbux for a 1080p T520 is a pretty good deal.
I am watching Big Shor. And I saw something familiar. Can anyone tell me what Thinkpad is it? Was it possible to have this model in 2007 (the action of movie is in that year)?
I want to get comfy on my X41 and use Window Maker. Which distro? I havent't used linux in 5 years and I don't really feel like diving into Arch or Gentoo.
Will WMLive be good? Or how do I start?
>T520 15.6" 1920x1080
How much do you reckon this is worth, max?
For 3-4 years? It really depends how you look at it. The things are all using 5-year-old hardware right now, so by the time you're done with it, they'll be 8-9 years old, which is ancient in computer terms. Some people here are using T60p units that are roughly that age, and while they perform well with basic tasks, keep in mind probably none of them are using the original operating system, and few have Windows 7 (ie, get ready to get friendly with Linux). Other than that there are certain limitations you'll have to deal with when the computer is that old.
Speaking of Windows 7, it's getting cut off in 4 years.
After looking at a T530 with
>Ivy Bridge i5
>HD+ panel and Intel IGP
I decided to go for a Dell Precision M4600 with
>Sandy Bridge i7
>FHD panel and Quadro 2000M
Did I do well? These were the best deals I could get in my area, and I really wanted to hop on the MemePad bandwagon, but the Precision looked like the superior device.
or is Dell a shit?
the thing is that I'm poor and I'm looking for a cheap and rugged laptop as have been T420.
Do you anons know if there is something similar, boss, powerful and robust like T420 for 3-4 years?
>is Dell a shit
Usually these threads included a note that stated Dell and HP business class laptops were great as well. They're just not thinkpads, and some people just want a thinkpad regardless of their needs.
Can anyone confirm
is actually what it says it is?
There's 1 review and a few QnA's, but those can be bought up by a scammer. Just wondering if anyone here has purchased some 9 cells from Newegg.
Q4. Do I have to return my defective battery?
A: No. However, by accepting a replacement battery you are committing to recycling your battery in an approved manner.
Check if you can get a replacement, not everyone gets one (not every chinkpad had a defective battery). Download the tool if you're on windows, or read more.
Hey, /tpg/; I've bought this Thinkpad R51 from my friend for 20 bucks. It's got a 1.8ghz Pentium M, a 40gig HDD, a dead battery, and 1.25gb of RAM (I can upgrade it to 2.) What should I do with the thing?
>The things are all using 5-year-old hardware right now, so by the time you're done with it, they'll be 8-9 years old, which is ancient in computer terms
I don't think things are really that dire. The current industry focus on power efficiency and phones and tablets has allowed Sandy Bridge to remain on par with Broadwell in terms of sheer performance. Unless there's some major computing revolution inbound that I don't know about, a T420 should remain plenty sufficient for general use for years to come. The BIOS mod for Ivy Bridge processors and 1866MHz RAM will only help keep it running.
anon you can't compare 8 years ago now to 8 years ago from 4 years from now.
the release of the I-core quad/dual processor line was huge. Ever since the 2nd gen the tech has hit a slump.
>15% increase for selective single core applications from a 2500k vs 6600k
Biggest problem would be a screen. If that isn't a problem then get a T420 and save yourself hundreds of shekels in the longrun.
I need your help guys. I got a t60 and a r40 which I want to sell. They're decent machines, yet I can't make up my mind on what windows should I get them running. Does t60 run windows 10? or should i go with xp?
What about the R40?
pic related: my babies
Please, no linux recommends.
Guys, I just ordered my W530 as a desktop replacement for my old LGA775 based system.
- i7 3740QM
- Quadro K1000M *feelsbadman*
Is this still a designated shitpost machine certified by /g/ or do I have to kill the keyboard first?
Posting from My Legendary Business Tool™ T500. I've never had a laptop with a keyboard this good
> Is this still a designated shitpost machine certified by /g/
Remove the stickers. I haven't used the keyboard on newer thinkpads but it doesn't look terrible. What OS are you going to put on it? I hope the carpet didn't kill the chinkpad.
I havent received it yet, it will come tomorrow. I have to use Windows 10 for CAD/Visual Studio and Linux for HPC-development.
The CPU is VT-d enabaled, so think I will install Arch as a base and create a VM (Qemu,KVM) for CAD and VS-stuff. The VM should be able to get direct access to the GPU and the host will run on the HD4000 meanwhile.
But I have not played around with such relative new hardware and since yesterday I used a dual-boot to fit my requirements.
Anyone know the best place to buy new thinkpad batteries? I have an x201, and I want something that will actually stay alive while I use it in class. Four hours or more, hopefully.
I have an exam tomorrow but I stayed up researching this. I bought an x220 and wasn't even aware of this possibility. It's a pity that the expresscard slot will bottleneck graphics cards more or less the tier of a gtx 650ti. PCIE slots on laptops need to happen. It's also a shame lenovo removed the expresscard slot on the more recent X series thinkpads...
Can someone recommend a good expresscard to usb 3.0 adapter? These cheap ones seem too good to be true:
What do you guys know of the newer elitebooks? I've got the chance to get an 840 g1 for cheap. Is the build quality still good? I know jack about the newer elitebooks, and I'm wary of 'ultrabook' build quality
Just got my replacement keyboard for the T420 I picked up for 100 bucks.
Old one worked, but was full of pubic hair and curry from indian coworker, tossed old ssd in this thing and its even better.
When are those IPS converter boards going on sale again, I wanna put an IPS in this bucktoothed ugly bitch.
You guys made me give it a try - picked up an ancient R60 for basically nothing. Rocking that T2300E and 2 gigs of RAM.
Put Mint on it expecting it to drag, and it's pretty snappy actually. But oh my god that's a comfy keyboard. I'll probably put an SSD in and use it for writing. I like it.
Is the T430 a good choice? or should I go with the T420?
I've used T42s with Arch and various light WMs for a couple years, they're a bit slow now but still useable with X.
It might be worth swapping the hdd in the R51 for something faster though.
Then again instead of getting a battery and upgrading the ram you might as well get something newer.
Thinking about paying way too much for a pretty well loaded FHD IPS X260 when it's released. Feel free to tell me how stupid this is and why your $10 DumpsterPad is superior.
Buy a chinkpad they said...
Decide to get a Chinkpad Yoga 460 since Best Buy has a good sale for it. Wait 48+ hours for UPS. A whole cluster of dead pixels.
Check Best Buy website and only one store an hour away has it in stock.
Waste my time and money going there to get this laptop autists on /g/ praise. I get home and this screen has weird flickering on the right side of the screen.
Holy fuck /g/ I'm buying a Macbook Pro or Surface Book.
Oh right I'm supposed to buy half decade old hardware that's been used/abused by some fat fuck. Requires new RAM and SSD to be somewhat usable today, and will still be significantly slower for the same price.
theres some refurbished ones that come with SSDs and shit now days. I just got this T420 with a 1600x900 panel, 8gb of ram, 9 cell battery, looks brand new, for $245 total. Its hard to beat. Its a snappy quick little think pad. no complaints
>Excellent GNU/Linux & *BSD support.
>tfw x220t has gimped support for tp_smapi, so i have no control over my battery and no HDAPS axis data so i cannot rotate the screen using the accelerometer like i did on the x60t
what fucking kind of "Excellent Linux Support" is that? two steps ahead and one backwards.
also, the touchscreen on Linux is unusable. theres no swipe support. so it kinda renders it moot.
the x250 and x260 are good, the problem is the x230 is still very close in terms of processing power, size, wight, options, etc. and you can get one for pretty damn cheap now. the main advantage the newer ones have is battery life, which is significantly better. so if you're ok with spending a good amount of money on more battery life then without resorting to big extended or even slice batteries then fine. my x230 gets ~7 hours of light use on a 6-cell, a 9-cell would be better but it ads quite a bit of size and weight. the new x-series can achieve close to double the battery life while taking up less space than the old 6-cell. the problem is they have achieved power savings by basically switching to ulv for everything but the p-series. previously those CPUs were only in s and i variants. still, not many people need a lot of processing power in a laptop. those chips are still more than enough for everyday tasks, HD video, even light gaming.
Hey guys, first time caller, long time listener.
1) I own an X220-4291HB4. Is there an upgrade to the screen, i.e. IPS and/or better resolution? I've been googling and found a bunch of mixed information. Higher resolution might be bottlenecked by the display driver, I dunno.
2) I looked up the part numbers in the manual and I'm confused as to the exact part number. Under 4291 it doesn't say "22x" yet it lists 22x under 4287 and 4289.
Epilogue) My screen got damaged somehow during a flight yesterday. The panel has about a 3" deadspot top to bottom that will flicker when I tap it with my finger. Aka it's dead.
Huh, Windows 10 on my X300 feels completely fucking broken. The trackpoint doesn't work properly. I've actually considered going back to Win 7 or switching it to Linux.
The difference between Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge is negligible for CPU-intensive tasks (ie, a 5%-8% improvement clock for clock), but the integrated graphics in Ivy were MUCH better (25%-50% improvement). The T430 is also more energy efficient, but they cost considerably more than the T420.
Coming from someone who owns a T400 with the ATI GPU, don't do it. It may have been decent when it was new, or even a few years old, but it's beyond shit now. The drivers are ancient and won't do dick all with games, and the video decoding capabilities are not appreciably better (the integrated graphics do 720p just fine and neither can really handle 1080p all that well). I've actually put the ATI card to sleep after switching to Linux... disabled that shit in the BIOS.
>spouting the dank meme of tablets and linux
fuck you, my old x60t worked awesome on linux.
Windows 7 is terrible at either touch and pen, and Windows 10 for some fucking reason is eating my battery like a junkie going through a doritos bag.
is it possible to upgrade an x200 to an 1920x1080 panel?
So I'm going to get a W520 locally with:
>i7 2760 QM quad core 2.4Ghz CPU
>2GB nvidia GPU
>500GB hybrid SSD
>1366x768 screen that I can replace in future
>dock + charger
All for around $480 USD that I can get almost instantly without getting assraped by customs and shipping. It shall take over desktop replacement duty from my X220 until I save up for a proppa workstation
no, they use 16:10 displays
and why would you want something that high res on such a small screen?
you wouldn't be able to read anything at that res which would mean that you need scaling
and anything other that 4:1 scaling is garbage
Looking at getting a used thinkpad off CL for school, first time Linux machine and possibly work once I graduate this year. Saw an x230 with an i7 for 350 and an e530 i5 for 170. Which should I go for? I think the first distro I'll use is Mint
T420 has a socketed CPU, so no. With BIOS mods you can even upgrade to an Ivy Bridge processor.
No. The only part that might be reusable between a desktop and laptop is an SSD.
I own a thinkpad x201t. I like it but it's showing its age. For reasons I can't possibly comprehend stylus technology has gotten worse, not better, since this laptop was manufactured 6~ years ago. Instead of wasting money on a new laptop that I'm ultimately not going to be happy with, my question /g/entooman, is would it be possible to replace the processor (i5) in my x201t with a more modern processor? Preferably an i7 skylake. I don't know this for a fact but I'm assuming the processor is soldered to the MOBO. I have options for BGA rework so I'd like to address compatibility only. Trying to use Google to find my answer has only led me down a rabbit hole of things I don't understand. All advice appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Unless you know how to desolder everything without damaging anything, you're straight outta luck
The latest tablet model is the X230, and the chinkpad "successor" to the X-series tablets is the yoga so yeah you're pretty fucked
Then again why do you need so much power for what's effectively a drawfagging device? I use mine almost exclusively for watching streams and drawfaggotry
i am looking into a refurb'd Lenovo and have found these two. any advice on which to go for?
I converted my currency to dollars for you guys.
Lenovo T410 i5, 4gb mem, 320gb, W7 - $200.00
Lenovo T420 i5, 4gb mem, 320gb, W7 - $280.00
The T420 is the "newer" model, but is it worth the $80 premium?
I'm an engineering student. The stylus capability is needed when drawing circuits or doing math. More processing power is needed when if I'm using Vivado and trying to compile VHDL. It can currently do both of these things but compiling VHDL is a 20 minute process. If I have to make 3 simple changes I'm looking at an hour of down time.
Soldering isn't too much of an issue for me.
1920x1080 IPS touch
The RAM and processor are good but nobody should ever pay that kind of money for 1366x768. Never. I don't even understand why the slack-jawed faggot who ordered it years ago even configured it with an upgraded processor and RAM but didn't bother touching the goddamn screen.
You can do better, even with customs. I got pic related for $340 USD, even before chiseling the seller on some shit (scratches and a beat-up main cable). By the time I was done playing the partial refund game, I had it for $290 USD before Canuck customs. Core i7 2720M, 16 gigs of RAM, 1080p. No way that local deal is worth $480. Negotiate him down at least $100.
I have an E550 at work. It's OK, not much worse than the xx40 in my opinion.
Some dude from Lenovo was saying 2017.
What's /g/'s experience with WD's laptop hard drives? I know a few years ago people here were on the anti-Seagate brigade, Hitachi was "Deathstar" which left WD as the only acceptable option. But literally every single WD drive in every single Thinkpad at my family's business (about 15 overall) has developed bad sectors after only a few years of use. The mix of Seagate/Hitachi drives (only 6, but still) is fine. The computers are a mix of T420s and T430s. It's kind of embarassing for me because I was the one who proposed replacing the OEM Seagate drives in the first place in order to get "WD reliability".
Is there something in Thinkpads that causes them to be uncooperative with WD drives? Does the Active Protection System fuck with them or something?
I was looking on YouTube and saw that the x220 could also be used as a tablet(rotates and can be folded like a notebook)
How's the battery life and input lag fit the stylus in comparison to the surface pro 4?
I might return it if this beats it in those categories AND price.
Ah, knew their was a difference.
Where can I purchase that? On Amazon there are extremely bloated prices.
Is that battery life better than 5 hours? Also how is the pen? I don't know if you've tried the surface pro 4 but I have one and I'm considering returning it for something cheaper that does the job just as well.
Buttons below trackpad when?
Do I have to leave the thinkpad-verse and get a latitude?
Whatever you do, don't get a Surface Pro. Non-upgradeable, very flaky hardware, and impossible to repair. I speak from personal experience.
>Brother is still using a T60, wants new computer for university, needs something to write notes on
>"Get an X220t"
>No, goes out and buys a Surface Pro 3 for $1500
>1 year later
>Power jack behaving strangely
>Keyboard only works intermittently, testing with other Surface units at the Microsoft store confirms that it's the keyboard port that's malfunctioning
>Brother stupidly drops the Surface just before we send it out for a warranty repair, screen cracked
>Find out it is impossible to replace the screen and the only option is to pay $500 to get a new unit
>Even with "warranty repairs", Microsoft just sends you a new unit
>The thing is practically hermetically sealed and impossible to open up, nothing can be changed out, nothing can be upgraded, if anything goes wrong then the whole tablet is worthless
>Sell the broken Surface for $400 and buy an X230 tablet, basically what I said to do in the first place
challenge: draw a straightline using your trackpoint
tell us what trackpoint your using on what thinkpad, im using a stock x220 nub on arch linux with the xf86-input-libinput driver, also if on windows mention driver.
get a mac :^)
I'd say so
Yeah, those are the ones we tell people to buy
You bought the wrong one
you fucked up and didn't even bother researching or having any consultation on your next purchase.
Just return it via best buy, buy a macbook and make sure you buy Best Buy's more expensive, and shitty warranty instead of Apple Care since you do things so well.
Yeah man, it is, its totally worth it, don't bother posting the specs, condition or price or anything about it dude,
S440 is like worth it, pay whatever price you want, like it will do anything you want it to, its worth it, like done, perfect at all tasks, better than desktops.
Just buy one, its worth it, totally, thats our main thinkpad to get, we all have one or twelve, S440's are that great, not even lying, it won laptop of the year for 10 years.
just the standard nipple, but its a cheap ebay replacement so its not as soft as a real one. Loonix Mint
X1C3 got me 8 hours of battery life via Linux Mint, but the T430 was a better performing laptop.
Nab a T450, you should be good, warranty should be good for a two years unless u get a refurb.
x220t on OSX 10.11 is terrible, slow, even with turboboost engaged. and the Intel HD 3000 produce artifacts at random, trackpoint support its horrible as well. and touchscreen is unusable.
I recently paid about £120 for a x200 tablet (but with multitouch, not a regular x200 tablet) but it came with a genuine battery and charger and the battery has around 67wh~ out of 77wh~ left
they seem to sell for about £80-120 with varying levels of wear and accessories, it only really depends on how much charge the battery has left but almost no seller will tell you
(£120 is about €160)
Alright, do I get that >>52399102 for $500 (I gotta do some work on it, like replace that awful touchpad for one thing).
Or Carbon X1 for $1200 (used):
256GB PCIe SSD
I mean, I plan on using the damn thing for at least three years. I won't pretend like I'm a professional, but I am an engineering student and I'll be doing a bit of compiling here and there. Probably some CAD as well. That kind of thing. Guess I should mention I have a decent desktop, too.
I'm guessing most of you would've gone for the T440s though. So talk me out of getting the X1.
Thinking of nabbing a port replicator for my W520. What's a good price for one? The series 3 minidock (the only kind compatible with the W520) seems to be going for $65+ with an AC adapter.
Kinda bumping this... If I have to go on ebay, anyone know a proper way of buying these things? Maybe a certain seller that's trustworthy? Any price ranges I should know of for "good" batteries? Last battery I got was like $13, lasts like two hours with the screen dimmed to the lowest. I need something longer than that.
Can I disable anymore of these startup programs? trying to clean up my X220.
so the X220 has no support on TP-smapi?
i thought the only ones without support were the ivybridge ones.
i installed it and get no HDAPS, no Joystick device and no battery start threshold support.
I know it's not a real thinkpad, but the x131e is so fuggin' cute.
I have one of those. Or is it the x121e? Either way, it's a complete piece of shit. The hinges are broken beyond repair, after just ordinary use. And this is a common problem too, according to the internet. Runs pretty hot too.
Never buy the cheap models.
So I got a refurbed T430s but I can't create recovery media cos
> The files required by this program cannot be found
Apparently my Q:\factoryrecovery folder should have an 8GB .wim file, but I have a shit load of smaller .swm files, so it seems previous owner made a recovery disk
How fucked am I? Is it possible to pirate the recovery disks somehow?
Wanting to do this as I have an SSD to replace the factory 500GB drive
Just get the .iso from one of those Microsoft mirrors or something and use your product key. Install the drivers afterwards. It's not like you actually ever need the recovery media.
Or, you could just say fuck it and use another OS of your choice.
Don't own a thinkpad myself, but I'm wondering if you guys would know the solution
My friend has T430s and while using it wirelessly, the internet hiccups like every 2 minutes or so (for example, when playing CSGO he "teleports" for few seconds every 2 minutes). He uses win10 on it
Is this a problem with the hardware or software or what ?
>inb4 but possibly true, win10
>tfw I have a t450s
>tfw I want a x220 but can't justify dropping $200 on it
anyone bought a newegg refurbed ThinkPad? There's a sketchy review saying they grinded the shit down to remove some grime or something that probably would have come off easily with isopropyl.. don't really want to deal with the hassle/lottery of eBay because I'm in Cucknadia
x220 4gb/320gb is $250 USD refurb on newegg. bad deal?
upgrade the wireless card to a Intel Centrino Ultimate - N6300 if it doesn't have it all ready.
or try wired first to see if that sorts it out, if it does then upgrade the wireless card.
nice try, STALLMAN
I've found this bloke who had a similar issue and used 'imagex' to write the .swm files back to the drive:
However, I wanna install a new SSD and have a fresh install - can I put the factory recovery files on the Windows 7 USB and write them directly from there?
>nice try, STALLMAN
I wasn't recommending that you install something UNIX-like, except as a last resort.
You should still do what I said about the iso if you want to put an SSD in there and do a fresh install.
>Dell XPS 13
Is this a good computer? Do I buy it?
a guy in a class last year had that laptop.
looks cool, but way too flimsy.
don't handle my t410 all that well, but it can take it, don't even want to think how an xps 13 would fare.