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I have drank the kool-aid.

I'm buying a Thinkpad for use with Linux and Tails. What do you guys suggest I buy? The X1 Carbon? I already have a Chromebook Pixel, but I'm starting to value my privacy tremendously, and don't want my bitcoin wallets being compromised.
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>Buying overpriced chromemebook
>Buying overpriced chinkpad
Just ask an intellectually capable adult to choose a laptop for you
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>>52392531
>bitcoin wallets
Ya, bitcoins...................
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>>52392561
>you're a trip
>intellectually capable adult

I can afford to spend $2,000+ on my laptops that I want.

Rock on.
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>>52392582
Yes?
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>>52392582
Is there a point you're trying to make?
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>>52392531
t420 just like everyone else

Just get a new keyboard for it off ebay since the old one's gonna have pubes in it, then get a new battery

I bought a hard driveless t420 from my indian coworker, replaced the keyboard, threw in a spare SSD, and I've got a damn great shitpost machine.
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>>52392665
The only reason I asked is because I can buy a 1440P carbon for like $650 bucks on CL, I got the chromebook for $600. With an i7, 8gb of ram, 256gb SSD, etc.
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>>52392531
Wait for the new yoga.
It's actually built properly.
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something that can be librebooted.

because when you have non-free hardware, you aren't free.
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Not a lot of people have tried the X1 in /g/ OP. That's why everyone seems to suggest the T420 instead.

The T420 is the last "100% pure" Thinkpad, so it's pretty damn great. However, I suggest to get a T430, I got one after some nigger broke in my car while I was in a restaurant and stole my T420.
The T430 is still an amazing computer and the only difference against the T420 is the keyboard, but guess what, it's even better. So yeah.
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>>52392531
Try the Yoga 900. I have one and it's awesome.

The new Yoga OLED is what i want to get next.
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>>52393278
"100%" pure Thinkpad in the sense that it's the last one with shitty battery life where you need to add a 2 lb tumor battery to even get 4 hours and a shitty 1366x768 (or 1600x900 "upgrade") TN screen which will make your eyes bleed from just looking at it?
New Thinkpads are superior in every way and the only reason you would stoop low enough to buy an ancient one from fleaby is if you are a poorfag.
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>>52392582
>2016
>not owning at least 21 btc
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I use Linux on a X1C Gen3 (aka OP's pic).

It's pretty comfy, and everything worked OOTB in Linux Mint 17. Although I don't use it for Tails, I do at least use LUKS on all partitions which hampers or defeats all reasonable adversaries in my personal threat model.

If you do spring for it, know that that RAM is soldered on, so get as much as you can. Meanwhile the SSD is upgradable, and newegg sells the exact OEM version of the Samsung 512GB PCIe card you would get at the highest tier. Enjoy!
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OpenBSD
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>>52393245

Isn't thar only like 2 thinkpads pre 2008 that can be librebooted
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>>52394995
what is your point senpai?
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>>52395037

but muh games ;_;
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>>52395037
My point is this seven lamborghinis that ive installed on my hollywood hill
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Hey bud, I responded in ChinkPad Help
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Kool-Aid tastes good but remember to not drink too much.

This board already has too many retarded memesters that unironically use ThinkPads, Linux, and call people "cucks" simply because it's the popular thing to do.

The worst part is that they stick out like a sore thumb.
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>>52394008
>t420
>add a 2 lb tumor battery to even get 4 hours
>what is TLP?
>i was only pretending to be retarded
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RETRO
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>>52392531
I have one for work. Pretty solid OP. Major problem is a really washed out screen with bad viewing angles. If it's just for work it's fine, but if you view a lot of media I wouldn't buy one.

I'm testing the HP Spectre Pro x360 and building an image atm. I'll let you know how it goes.
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t420 blaze it
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>>52392531
ThinkPad 13
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>>52392531
Buy a Japanese-made laptop.
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>>52396600
Spoken like a true cuck.
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>>52392665
when you buy one of those new keyboards off ebay are they oem or copies?
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>>52396600
There is nothing wrong about the new Thinkpads
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>not the sex250
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>>52392531
Don't. Thinkpads run on Intel chips and ALL post-2005 Intel CPUs present vulnerabilities and are remotely exploitable through the use of a manufacturer included backdoor.
https://libreboot.org/faq/#intelme
Vpro based CPUs even have a possibility to include a 3G chip that can be used to access your computer notwithstanding if it's cut off from the internet.
No one in their right mind who cares about privacy or security would use modern Intel hardware, and that's without counting the recent Lenovo spyware scandals.
Pre-2013 AMD is the way to go. I don't know much about ARM or other archs.

Posted from my Opteron 6200SE machine.
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>>52392684
Then buy the carbon. It has some heating issues, is difficult to repair, and (if it's first gen) capacitive function keys that change based on software.
Or just buy a W or T series with an i5 instead. Or if you want a new laptop, get whatever looks nice. Brand loyalty is pointless now.
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>>52392531
>value my privacy tremendously
ThinkPad X200
ThinkPad T400
ThinkPad T500
Apple MacBook2,1

Are your only reasonable options.
https://libreboot.org/docs/hcl/index.html#supported_list
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>>52399024
So, what happens when older hardware breaks or you aren't able to get it for whatever reason?

You're doomed anyway.
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>>52399024
Correct but Intel ME can be disabled on the ThinkPad X200, T400 and T500
Any later Intel laptops are indeed backdoored.
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>>52399233
You can build a modern workstations that respects your freedom. It's just expensive.
The only modern desktop/server motherboard that doesn't spit on your freedom, is:

ASUS KGPE-D16 for about $400
+ 2 Opteron CPUs
+ ECC RAM
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Maybe its time to grow from your /g/ phase and get a modern laptop.
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>>52399291
There is no modern laptop that does not hate your freedom, apart from one weak ARM laptop:
ASUS Chromebook C201
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>drank the koolaid
>bitcoin
>drank

not snort?
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>>52399283

>Basically, all Intel hardware from year 2010 and beyond will never be supported by libreboot. The libreboot project is actively ignoring all modern Intel hardware at this point, and focusing on alternative platforms.

>It is extremely unlikely that any post-2013 AMD hardware will ever be supported in libreboot, due to severe security and freedom issues; so severe, that the libreboot project recommends avoiding all modern AMD hardware. If you have an AMD based system affected by the problems described below, then you should get rid of it as soon as possible.

>implying this is feasible or a long term solution
delusional.exe
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>>52392531
>value my privacy
>buying lenovo
toppest kek, senpai
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>>52399338
That Opteron build should last for many years
Until then we will have new solutions that don't hate your freedom
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>>52399346
Only the low end consumer shit had spyware on it.
Not Thinkpads.

Plus OP already said he will install Linux.
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>>52399392
All new ThinkPads have Intel hardware backdoors.

It's downright crazy to buy an Intel PC made after 2005 with very few exceptions.
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>>52399300

>muh freedumbs

Yeah, grow up manbaby.
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>>52399360
We will not have "new solutions". Everything is getting worse and everyone is ok with it.

You're running on borrowed time.
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>>52399413
Enjoy slavery.

>>52399415
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_computing_hardware#Boards
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>>52399392
>trusting the company that installs spyware on any computers not to have a hardware backdoor
sm damn h
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>>52399429

No anon you are the slave, fighting an imaginary enemy.
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>tails
>not using Qubes with whonix on top

Rookie mistake OP

Don't forget, TOR, dm-crypt, and VMs are your friends
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>>52392531
>X1 Carbon?

If you need portability X200 series is a better option: smaller and better in every way.
Thinness is irrelevant, width and height matter.

T400 series is also perfectly fine to carry around all day long.
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>>52399429
>non x86
>no relevant software
>yeah i can uhh, run my watch to see the time displayed on the screen and uhh, yeah browse the internet, with... not too many tabs...

delusional.avi
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>>52399491
>no relevant software

>pretend to care about freedom and privacy
>runs non-free software
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>>52392602
>I can afford to spend $2,000+ on my laptops that I want.

Same here.

I agree Thinkpads cost a bit too much for what they offer.
But they are the best quality money can buy and have good resale value.
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>>52392531
T450s

Slightly thicker than the X1C but cheaper and more extensible
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>>52399505
I care to an extent mate. What you say is not feasible for using as your main workstation.

Can it even be called a computer? Or an internet browsing machine?
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>>52399540
>Can it even be called a computer? Or an internet browsing machine?
What do you do that requires non-free software?
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>>52399429

S m h t b h f a m
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there is no reason to buy a "modern" laptop if you are a physically average human male. only flabby fatsos, skeletons, children, and women need thin and light shit without socketed CPUs.

buy a t410 and install freeBSD. you can upgrade nearly everything and rebuild the battery. that laptop will last you through the apocalypse as long as you don't luck out and wind up with a dead mobo/GPU.
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>>52399592
>Video editing
>Music composing
>Gaming
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>>52399621
Blender
csound
NetHack
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>>52399647
Good one.
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>>52399768
What's the problem?
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>>52394008

battery life is about 6 hours with the 9 cell

battery isn't really a tumor

the screen is really shitty

i only use it at work to write muh book so it works well under harsh flourescent lighting

runs cool all the time; i5

extremely durable and reliable; has eSATA when I want to transfer files to workstation
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>>52399786
Are these even on ARM?

And do you expect to do serious content editing on a Raspberry Pi?
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>>52399868
>Are these even on ARM?
Why wouldn't they be?
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>>52399024
i respect you, and i will soon build similar thing
>>52399914
>>52399868
i don't think video editing has some confidential things, so you can get with spyworksstation.
But to be honest almost all opensource software easly compiles inteself to arm.
ARM is the future, but still lacks a good easy to use systems that are not smartphones / tablets. I would die for good hihg quality dev motherboard, with performence to note 4
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>>52394008
to be honest thinkpads are to expensive in 3 tier countires. Resonable thinkpad is 200-300 usd and some 50 usd battery, and i bought new shitty lenovo pentium with 8 for 250 usd for my father and it was to me expensive
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>>52399956
>ARM is the future

Source: reddit techie guys told me xD
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>buying memepad
dell XPS, seriously
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>>52392531
>I'm starting to value my privacy tremendously

The common path of any thinkpad buying full time Linux user is pedophelia. Let me guess... You like anime with a majority of "cute" girls. Get help.
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>>52400025
Hates your freedom.
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>>52396676
Hey /g/ bruv, remove the anti glare and that shit is all fixed, no more fuzzy bs, seriously. (Make sure you have the glass QhD model)
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