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Other business laptops are also welcome in /tpg/ (e.g. Dell Latitude/Precision, HP EliteBook/ZBook).
David Hill on the ThinkPad retro at CES:
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:
>1 RAM slot
>no removable battery but there's still 2 batteries inside
>dat sexy rollcage
The fact that the keyboard is directly mounted on to a solid rollcage = no keyboard flex.
Only problem is that the keyboard drain holes on the T460s has been removed, they are using a waterproof liner instead.
128 GB SSD
$700 -- yay or nay?
Is it possible -- or even easy -- to upgrade the panel to something decently resolved? Or is 1080p overkill anyway?
Anybody has some experience with a X300?
A local site sells one for around half the long-term price of the ThinkPad guide.
Would it still hold up for casual shitposting and watching Chinese cartoons under GNU/Linux?
>just recieved my new genuine 9-cell
>Panasonic cells (made in Japan)
>96% wear, basically perfect condition
Debian reports upwards 9 hours of usage with conservative settings, Windows says 8 hours.
>I just wrapped it in newspaper and put it in my drawer.
>I put back my 55% worn 6-cell because I don't want to wear my 9-cell down...
>I'll only pull out my 9-cell if I need dat sweet battery life and decided keep using my 6-cell when I'm at home.
Is this rational behaviour or it's just that my autismo levels have increased since I fell for the T420 meme?
No. The screen resolution is the only thing holding me back from pulling the trigger. I know that you can upgrade the display easily enough. IBM charges $230 for this FRU though, and the chinks don't seem to want to sell me anything.
Also, it comes with a WAN module that I'll never use (I'd rather have another SSD).
Yeah, I find plenty. I also find plenty of posts from people who say they've gotten something else with ghosting and shit, or people saying they've had great success with dead links to out of stock items. It's a nasty business, this. Maybe I'll just order a new X260.
Won't you void the warranty, though? And if you fuck up you're still out ~1k$ for nothing. Modern Lenovos are pretty messy inside, you'll basically have to disassemble the whole laptop to replace the panel, iirc. I wouldn't go for it, if I were you.
since the last op royally fucked up the last post i will post my question again
general concensus on this battery? http://www.amazon.com/AGDA%C2%AE7800mah-Battery-ThinkPad-7800mah-month%C2%A0warranty/dp/B014IWNVTM/ref=sr_1_17?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1453347100&sr=1-17&keywords=Thinkpad+T420+battery
will it give me cancer? i heard one of you bought it and liked it. what is it's out of the box capacity?
it's a bit iffy, just as you can replace FRUs if you're a service technician, but the average person is only allowed to replace CRUs, but if you keep the factory panel i doubt lenovo would know that you've switched it out.
Alright anons. I'll set a 45-75% threshold though. And keep the 6-cell as a backup for when the 9-cell will deteriorate to an unusable level. Or, at that time, my laptop will be so old I wont't be afraid to put some aliexpress battery in it.
Does this sound better?
i don't think they use them due to companies who have bulk orders have their own tech support to repair them, to minimize the down time of having to ship the laptop to lenovo and waiting for it to be returned.
No. Use it like a normal person, charge to 100%, recharge at 20-30%. These things have their own charge management controllers.
Or sell it and buy a 3-cell, if that's what you want to use it like.
>purchasing four t420's
>one for dedicated kali machine
>one for eryday linux usage
>one for dedicated winvirus7 for browser based gaming/low end old games ie: mx vs atv unleashed
>and lastly one for a friend
my previous laptop purchase was utter shit and i sold it off for way less than purchase price.
i want functional comps that i dont have to tear to pieces to fix hardware,or change a fucking battery etc.i'll be stockpiling t420 parts in the hope it "future proofs" me.
Can someone explain to me how PM works? If I set a 40-80% threshold, what happens if the battery reaches 80% when it's docked? Will the laptop run from AC and leave the battery alone, until I undock the laptop and use it unplugged?
I might be stupid but I don't get this...
>>no removable battery but there's still 2 batteries inside
Especially since both seem to be placed at spots where they would be easily made removable with only a little latch in the body.
>>they are using a waterproof liner instead.
And what am I going to do if I piss on it? Wait for the water to Evaporate, before I take it apart to really dry it out?
>When will they learn?
I dont know about how it runs, but I gotta admit, that looks much more like a well thought out design, than lenovos "lets throw some parts in and see what happens" approach. But in the end, what counts is how it runs, and how I can repair it, and so far, lenovo has managed that quite well.
But still, they could at least get rid of all that shitty stickers on every random part. WTF is up with that? Looks like they source their parts from best buy or radio shack.
The management is built into the Power Manager (assume Windows) - if you do that it will kick into longevity mode which is more or less the same as setting a charge threshold. Otherwise no it won't. Granted, 45-75% is pretty harsh. Topping out at 90-95% generally does the trick
If you want a standard voltage processor in something thin but don't mind permanently shit battery life
Greatest ThinkPad to type on since the T60
Clean design, precursor to the X1.
Performance sub par, underclocked CPU no good, could be used for shitposting but not much else.
Poor viewing angles on machine.
Get one if you got $60 to waste
I'm looking for a ThinkPad that I can use at work. What's the cheapest I can get away with? We work off VMs on our server so I only need to be able to RDP and run a web browser for music but a large screen so I can use it as a second monitor would be great
I probably wouldn't want to go higher than A$250 (US$173), MAYBE A$300 (US$208) depending on what's suggested
I'm thinking maybe the T400, would that be enough for this?
T500 seem to be quite rare in my parts. None on gumtree and a single non-functional one on ebay.
Any suggestions on elsewhere to look online? It's either that or I may have to stick with the T400
Can you switch a t61 or t61p with a flexview/ips screen from a t60 or t60p?
A guide/display model number would be helpful.
Also, what does the t60/t61 frankenpad term mean? As in, is there a good guide for one? Don't see anything on the thinkwiki.
Is the ThinkPad T61 with Core 2 duo 2.0 and 1GB ram for 55 $ worth it?
What would be the upper bound of a good deal on the L520? 4gb ram, 500gb hdd
Will Chinese cartoons look good on the x220 or T420? The resolution on both is bad and I heard the T420 screens are just shit in general.
i know the L series is of lower quality, what model would you suggest, i really want something like a T530, but it costs a lot more. Is there a better model i could get for around 150 USD?
Just bought an excellent condition x220 i5-2540M with 8GB DDR3 and a 320GB HDD and IPS screen for the $300. Might have been a bit pricey but I think I'll be happy as long as the item is as described in the eBay ad.
Gonna add an SSD too.
You won't get much. T420s only has up to a 6cell battery and even then it has less capacity than the 6cell for the regular T420 or X220. Maybe 4 or 5 hours depending on hardware config and power settings, and that's assuming the battery isn't already beat to shit.
>dell latitude e4310
worth $125 for sturdy trackpoint funpost machine?
it's fairly hard to get the exact panel as most places send a compatible panel rather than the exact panel, but as most 14 inch 1600x900 panels are terrible, pretty much just get the cheapest one you can find like i found on on ebay for £32.
6 cell, used but it's supposedly reasonably new.
No configuration yet, I'm considering buying the ultrabay battery if it's worthwhile.
On the whole, battery isn't a huge concern, but I'm interested to see how long I'd have if I took it off AC.
Hey guys, my X220 runs kind of hot [spoiler]got it up to 95C yesterday according to speccy, but it's rare to get that hot. I was asking a lot of the machine.[/spoiler]
I'd like to get it at a more modest temperature when running more intense programs (see Starcraft). Does anyone have any advice/guides on cleaning out the vents/fan?
Any cool mods I can do to my x230?
>i7-3520m with slightly modified cooling system
>1.25GHz HD4000 GPU core
>8GB 1600MT/s DDR3L RAM
>Intel 530 120GB mSATA drive
>HGST 1TB 7mm drive
>illuminated keyboard + thinklight, IPS screen
>fingerprint reader, camera
>9cell battery (about 12 hours of ACTUAL usage like browsing the internet)
>750Ti eGPU via expresscard slot
I heard there is a possibility of adding 8GB CL11 2133MHz RAM into it, but what about 16GB RAM? I can't find anything different than CL10 2133MHz 2x8GB sticks. I'm pretty sure it won't work.
Don't know about the X230, but I know that the X220 can use 16 gigs of RAM, despite Lenovo saying they can't.
I think it's because they shipped these out with 32 bit OS's or something along those lines.
I'm considering a LG LP140WD2 (TL)(G1) which is around that price point on ebay.
That one's glossy though, I think. I would have preferred a matte one but at this point I just want something better than the stock screen.
Does anyone have experience with this battery? Is it a safe purchase?
Or is it worth investing more on a genuine one?
I know that feeling. Mine came with a 1600x900. At first I thought it wasn't as a bad people as said, but over time I started to get kind of frustrated with the color contrast and the horrible viewing angles.
Also doesn't this company ship different but compatible panels when the specific model you ordered is out of stock? I'm kind of wary about paying for that particular panel and then get a shittier one.
they do unfortunately, i'm not sure how it works in other countries, but here in the UK and because they have a UK warehouse, when i order mine and it's a crap panel i can return it no questions asked, but i've read they only stock that panel and the innolux which isn't as bad as the stock lenovo panel, but seeing how terrible the stock panels are almost every panel is a step up, but it's also a bastard that there aren't any IPS panels which fit.
ALERT THINKPAD USERS
t420 cannot survive a drunken dropkick.
Honestly e6400 pretty much is a thinpad wannabe and I don't see much difference between it and my x220. One think was that the tit mouse would sometimes stick. Build wise e6400 looked better inside and outside comparing to x220. I would run mint nice and smooth on 2gb ram but later I just move to i3 since I usually use the laptop in bead
Just got a "new" sealed x200 battery for my x201 for $25 on ebay! How long do you guys think it'll last? I hope it didn't deteriorate too much over the years…
There is no real way of knowing when it comes to third party battery's without ripping it apart and checking the cells.
Having said that I've had a third party battery in my laptop for a couple years now and its been fine.
Lenovo is having a sale until the 27th on current gen machines. Is it worth waiting on skylake to get the t460s?
>tfw this is literally the only standalone trackpoint keyboard
Getting a T430s in the mail soon, dunno if its a discrete GPU or not (will disable it anyways)
Paid $165 for it, broken screen, some SSD.
Got the cable mod parts for it, found a Dell E7440 screen to mod it with for under $75.
Is Lenovo actually going to make this "Retro ThinkPad" they've blogged so much about or is it just to pretend like they care about all the autists?
on the underside of a touchpad, how do i remove that ribbon cable. It doest seem obvious
d-did i go good /g/?
i'm not too concerned about money, since kangaroo tokens are virtually worthless anyway
the only step down was $180 and it had a fucked thinklight and multilingual keyboard and I thought fuck it $40 is nothing
in all honesty, i wouldn't use the light
the multilingual keyboard was fucking ugly, and i kind of wanted a fully functional device
i can deal with cosmetic damage, but when core functions of the laptop don't work i'm not for it
Welp, I've got two older thinkpads, and can't do shite with either of 'em.
>R61 (yeah yeah R series, got it for $50)
>4G, 64G SSD, C2D
>Runs like ass.
>4G, 64G SSD, C2D
>Also runs like ass
Windows runs like dick on both of them, most mainstream Linux distros likewise. Half tempted to punt both of 'em into the trash, they piss me off that much.
You need a 14" one because there are no 4:3 15" T61s. It's the same size as the 15" T60 motherboard, there's a separate extension board that attaches to the side to reach the Ultrabay.
So uh... I got a tiny little piece of dust way in the bottom left corner of my x201's screen. When I tap my screen downward over and over I can move it, but it doesn't seem to want to go out of site... Any idea on this? Safe to keep smacking it until it hopefully goes off the scene?
But it's like, behind the screen. Like, I guess in-between the screen. It's in front of the light, but behind the colors. Gives it an odd 3D effect. Screen is sealed, so I guess I can't really do much. =(
It's actually a legitimate battery, stop it u guis
Get on my level
3+ years daily wear
Got my x220 tablet and replaced the thermal paste, are these temps normal after running prime95 for a bit?
Yay, I did good! I get like 4-6 hours out of it, which is really nice for me. My last OEM battery and chinese battery lasted like two hours...
thats good anon! :)
i recommend using firefox or something, since its last update the ram hogging is gone and its alot better on my battery than google chrome , also is that crunchbang++? also make sure to have tlp, tp_smapi, acpi-call, powertop and etc all setup and you might be able to push a good hour or so out!
Thanks! I'll look into it. I dunno if I wanna switch to Firefox so much, but I'm sure it would help... Just don't wanna leave my comfort zone. I'd also probably go for a fork of it, they're really making it look gross lately...
I got it on ebay for ~$23. $15 for the battery, $7 shipping. I was the only bidder, here's the guy I got it from. Looks like he's still selling some. Good luck. ;)
>they're really making it look gross lately...
I don't know, friend. Looks alright to me.
I got 2 before Christmas ,you would get them for that price from normies other tech guys would ask much more. Its great if you use it for casual browsing and stuff . I usually spend 2 - 3 h on it before sleep I though the size would bother me but I cannot say it does ,and I was using dell E6400
It sounds a really good idea for browsing and some other shit on the bed but I need this one almost exclusively for office stuff at work.
The guy listed them as buy it now but takes offer as well, I might try to get it cheaper, but I really can't find anything better when it comes to price/performance.
Well depends on what you do but core 2 duo with 4 GB ram could be not enough for any serious work. Especially if you use software on Windows. Unless you do purely excel and browsing than sure it would be OK
Oh, that's your angle. There have been well enough comments regarding Mozilla's visual updates to make me think that that was what you meant.
I do think your concerns are unfounded, but that's just me. As long as you're satisfied, friend.
Office, PDF reading, using Dropbox, checking mail, web surfing, maybe SPSS, nothing really intensive.
If the Core 2 Due perfoms like the AMD Athlon 4600+ I had on a old build I'll be fine.
Next step for me would be a 420, and the price would be pretty much double, since Thinkpads aren't that popular where I live right now (Spain) and my only option is eBay.
I'll certainly look into it, probably better for battery. Thanks for the info!
I actually just set up tlp, I can already see better performance. Thanks for that piece of info! Everyone's so much nicer in tpg. :)
That is a badly applied paste. How did you apply the paste? surface spread? center dot?
Sandy Bridge overheats more than IvyBridge because of an older manufacturing process.
Also. I've heard some people replaced the X220 fan with a X230 one, reducing both noise and temperature.
Yeah, the one I'm considering is from UK, shipping is like 20€ but stills cheaper than buying from Spain. US shipping is out the question.
I'll try to catch a good action, thanks for the tip.
Do most x220's have problems with their screens? I bought my first one in March and the screen went out in August. Then I bought a second one in September and the screen is already going out on it. Should I just buy a fucking Dell or something?
That is the first one. I actually think that was a graphics card problem. The one I'm using now is doing that on the right side of the screen, but I can get it to stop sometimes by moving the screen.
Jup my screen did it few times and later all you could see was white. LCD has to be changed. Just maybe check the cable first . my gf has 121e and time to time screen gets completely white. I have to remove the keyboard and press the cable to 'fix it '
well, shit. i've had 2 x220's and an x220t for about 3 years now and i've never had a problem with the screens.
i'd check that the screen ribbons haven't come loose, especially since
>I can get it to stop sometimes by moving the screen.
the manual on their site will show you how to get at them
Going back to my x60 from an x200 today as soon as me new power supply arrives.
>best build quality
>playing minetest over the LAN
>trackball mouse under the covers
>snow is falling
its gonna get comfy in here lads
Bought this laptop 2nd-hand, but the battery if like new, only the original. It's like it's never been used
oh yeah, also
>for device reasons
Mainly because I'm having troubles enabling KMS on my T60 because I get no video:
you should apply a line, not applying too much, then use the (properly cleaned)heatsink to spread the paste. The paste should cover all the mirrored surface.
Although the surface spread method works with a thin layer of paste, there is a risk of leaving air bubbles that reduce the thermal transfer.
might have used too much paste, My idle temps are looking a bit better though I think
so what can i buy for 100 dollars? literally only for linux play and shitposting. i dont know if thinkpads this low costing are good. should i get some chromebook and install linux on it or just get 100 more dollars and buy an x220?
Thinking of getting the t420, specs look amazing for the price but I'm a bit concerned about the hd3000
Done some research but still have some unanswered questions
Is the t420 capable of running mpc hc (with madvr, avisynth, etc) smoothly?
How does something like LoL or tf2 with lowest settings run(will I get 60 fps?)
How is the outboard dac? Currently have a pair of hd598 with no plans of buying an external amp or dac
git gud nerd
i've got the i5/4200m version and i can play fallout3, and i can play cs:go with most the visuals turned up so i assume it plays memefortress (played from Orange Box up until pyrovision)
Take it apart and look at it. In Lenovo's infinite wisdom, those are meant to be relatively easy to replace. Just YouTube how to, it's going to be the same process for most models.
You need 4k for anything larger than 5", bruh. Anybody saying otherwise has terrible eyesight.
I found the thread on digital life forum for w7, but they have some sort of "click the thanks button to view this download link" where the fuck is the thanks button.
So, I bought a T420 with a 2.5GHz i5 (not sure which chip that makes it), 1600x900. $159 shipped.
I saw in the ebay listing pic that the battery was at something like 480 cycles, so I ordered a new 9-cell for $44.
I'm swapping in the SSD from my old POS laptop, and I got an Ultrabay HDD caddy that I'll put its existing HDD into. $8.
I'll probably order a GMYLE ExpressCard USB 3.0 adapter. $14.
I've already got 8 gigs of compatible RAM from the old POS laptop.
So, I'm in for $225. Did I do good? Am I going to hate it for being a slow POS? My desktop is an FX-8350 with 32 gigs of RAM and an SSD. I want to run Visual Studio, plus various open source stuff in a Linux VM.
>T420 - 14", normal size
>X220 - 12.5", lightweight
can we please stop pretending we're third world shitters already?
these are $100 computers with horrible screens. They should be bought as toys or secondary PCs
we should be recommending the T440s and X240 as $500 PC's that BTFO every modern day $1000 ultrabook
can easily be replaced, much easier to fix than the poor battery life, thermals, and bad screens of the x220 and t420
they are laptops, not desktops anon
I thought we were here because we like sturdy, linux friendly, and long lasting portable devices? t440p then for fucks sake. Or better yet get the w540/1 since if all you care about is power that's the best
None of those laptops perform five times better than the X220 or T420, while they do cost that much or more. That's why the --20s are the recommended Thinkpads, they have the best price/performance ratio by a long shot. --40s were rock fucking bottom for Thinkpads, too. They'll never be recommended except maybe the T440p a few years down the line when it's in the same position that the T420 is now.
I do think that we should also make mention of the T/W520 in the OP though, since as you said the screens on the smaller models really are quite bad.
>literally the only thing that matters in a computer is price-cpu performance ratio
>T440p a few years down the line when it's in the same position that the T420 is now.
the t440p is in the same position the t420 was 3 years ago when it started to become the recommended thinkpad
>recommending the x40 series
My personal ranking is:
>I want to spend money tier
>I need special features that new laptops don't have tier
Everything below the 20 series
I realy think the 30 series is the best option right now:
>good CPU that's not ULV shit tier
>good number of ram slots at each size
>mediocre TN panels
>keyboard is GOOD (better than new ones, arguably better than the one in 20 series, worse than the one in the x300)
>express card slot, two mini PCI-e lanes at least
of course they were the worst series when they were new. I'm not retarded, I remember. But you can fix the trackpad, the only aggregious thing about them, for less than $40.
the *30 series has all of the same problems as the *20 series with even smaller performance gains, in the case of the t430 worse battery life, and still had shit screens. the *30 series gets the worse keyboard without a single real benefit
>le new thinkpads aren't sturdy meme
they literally still have rollcages. What more do you want?
>the only aggregious thing about them
ULV shit that underperforms
>the same problems as the 20 series
What problems, except screens?
It also had a much needed boost in graphics and the native USB 3.0 is nice.
It isn't, your 40 series has a worse keyboard, for example.
>what more do you want
I didn't say they weren't sturdy.
I was comparing Ivy Bridge with ULV shit. And fyi, Sandy Vagina outperforms ULV shit in the 40 series under real world stress. The 50 series ULV is better than the 20 series stuff, but not by much.
It's just not worth it, at least from 20 to 50 series you have a giant boost in graphics and a small boost in cpu horsepower, with 20 to 40 you have better graphics at the expense of ULV shit.
>its the same
You haven't tried both, have you?
After reading over the buyer's guide, I feel as though I should get one. Going back to uni for postgraduate so need a reliable fucker.
Preferences include good quality screen and something relatively light. Willing to fork out 600 bucks? Any ideas on best model for me?
50 series doesn't even have an option for full voltage. thats why there was no 450p and no W series
it depends on your work case scenario. If you're doing work that would stress an i5-4200u you wouldn't want an i5-2530m. The only real world scenario is that one is good at being a laptop and one is good at being the cheapest computer worth buying.
>good quality screen and something relatively light. Willing to fork out 600 bucks?
t440s or 50s if you can find a deal
x240 or 50
the 20 and 30 series have horrible genuinely as bad as it gets screens
those two both have incredible battery life, the best keyboards on any ultrabooks, and 1080p IPS displays
can you show me a single benchmark where the 20 series outperforms 40 ulvs? I just want to believe you so I dont keep thinking that you ahve cognitive dissonance about the t420 meme
What's so bad about the *40 series, besides some CPU faggotry, that has no real world implciations?
Im really interested in the T440s (need an ultraportable, and thanks to 16:9, I can use 12" anymore, so I have to get an ultrabook instead), and apart from the keyboard (which we probably have to accept) and the missing trackpoint buttons (which can be added), it would fit the bill.
I even read some german review of it by an enthusiast, that says that after a long time of crap (he specifically gives the 430 a mention), this is finally a thinkpad that feels like one again, if you accept the keyboard (which is supposedly not that bad) and totally ignore the fact that they all must have been high as a kite when they designed the ultranav.
Just gonna leave this here...
Only deleted it because of duplicate file. Whatever, miss out.
The keyboard really isn't bad. In fact it's the best keyboard on the market 2nd only to old thinkpad keyboards
If you're using it at a desktop you should have a mechanical anyway
>only to old thinkpad keyboards
For the full travel keyboards, it's basically next to the T6x series in terms of feel if you get the non backlit T440p.
There's 0 fucking flex at all, the rollcage is basically solid underneath the keyboard like the older models.
T400 to T430 had keyboard flex.
Used one for two semesters in my uni's lab. The keyboard wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The trackpad and lack of buttons, however, were fucking horrid.
Unless you really need performance, go for the *20 line.
Because they're right. The new keyboards just aren't as good. That man is in denial. The new keyboards are better than any new laptop keyboards, but the old thinkpad ones were in a league of their own.
I've got about 280 dollarydoos, should I buy a x201t for ~280$? Is it enough for an IDE or is it piss-slow?
>The new keyboards just aren't as good. That man is in denial.
Read my post again.
Here's Louis demonstrating the keyboard flex in the T520, the T440p keyboard is absolutely solid.
The T6x keyboards DIDN'T FLEX. Lenovo made the keyboard thinner along with making weight savings in the rollcage, this lead to the T400 keyboard flex.
Hey lads, just recently picked up a new laptop for school and after seeing that dell latitudes were welcome in these threads I am happy to say that Im a new owner of a Dell latitude E6420.
Now here's the specs:
i7 2620 @3.4ghz, 4gb, 1600x900 screen, 9 cell battery and 120gb ssd
All for the price of 200 bucks I think I made out really well. What are your guys thoughts?
>Tfw found really cheap x201 in great condition but BIOS is locked
think you can hold a screwdriver between two pins and press the power button at the same time?
>tfw finally get x220t
>right before I gotta go to class
>open up package
>also no stylus
I got an extra battery out of it, so I guess I can't complain too much. It was in good condition otherwise.
Guess I'll have to buy one. Are the ones that say "genuine" really genuine? Anyway to check?
Also, my temps for my cpu and mobo are 70-80. I'm assuming that's normal for a laptop? I haven't had one for a while.
i got a e6420 myself recently. it's really nice. they go so much cheaper than thinkpads too because they have no meme factor despite being (as far as i can tell) pretty similar in terms of quality
>install new ssd and ram
>boot to beeps and black screen
>hdd cable on motherboard probably disconnected
>try to open up x200
>all the screws must have been fucking power drilled in so that no one could ever open it
What gets better temps, X220 or X230?
Also is anyone here a tablet cuck? What do you actually use the touchscreen for?
just got a new x201 for college and im installing arch on my old x200. sorry about the shitty image, my phone is an old piece of shit
Just got through swapping my T440p's shitty buttonless trackpad out for a T450 trackpad off ebay. Night and day difference in usability, highly recommended.