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Other business laptops are also welcome in /tpg/ (e.g. Dell Latitude/Precision, HP EliteBook/ZBook).
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:
x230 is the only usable ThinkPad. Prove me wrong
>Ivy Bridge powered, so it doesn't overheat
>2133MHz memory support
>HD4000 instead of the shitty HD3000 GPU
>perfect dimensions, it's much more portable and mobile than 14,1" laptops
>9cell+9cell options, 25hours of battery life
>works without any bugs and problems with any eGPU
literally worse battery life than sandy
same as X220 except no 7-row keyboard
does nothing the hd3000 can't
+ more expensive
+ same display options
you need a new cable FRU: 04W1618
and some guy on reddit made this with some of the best panels which'd fit a T420 https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1z51hgWaNE3XKIVtdQCLGWKD8dTvlSCGgbqJiwpVaF_M/edit#gid=0
>New geunine lenovo - most expensive but more durable and dependable compared to the chinese counterparts. If money is no object, buy new.
>Used/refurbished genuine Lenovo - on a budget, these have all the benefits of new batteries, just with some wear. Only buy used batteries from sellers that will screencap battery stats so you know what you're getting. Usually price is on-par with new chinese batteries.
>New chinese batteries - reviews are mixed but most use sub-par cells and electronics. They may die unexpectedly or wear much faster than genuine lenovo batteries. Others seem to work fine. There are a million brands and batches out there, so there's no way to tell which is better than another, if they are. Some models (XX30 and up) will not charge 3rd party batteries, so avoid outright.
>used chinese or no-description used lenovo - reconsider your life choices that led you to this destitute position
Do not ask "is this battery gud?" You have all the information you need right here.
>uses external GPU because HD4000 can't handle bf4 and 2560x1080 + ultra settings
Fix'd for you.
hd4000 is good enough to handle mobile gayming like cs:go at 1366x768 and high settings. HD3000 can't handle csgo even at the lowest settings.
there you go, anon
22nm cpus are much cooler than 32nm cpus with the same die and TDP. It's pure physics.
also the keyboard is better, which is proven by the reviews of competent internet sites.
Obviously the opinion of a fat neckbeard freetard who jerks off to stallman is automatically discarded.
>The question is: why does Ivy appear to reach higher temps when overclocked than Sandy Bridge? Is it just the additional power draw being turned into more heat? Is it a thermal density issue, since Ivy's heat output is concentrated into a much smaller die area than Sandy's? Or is it something else?
>Curious, we asked Intel about the interface between the Ivy Bridge die and the heat spreader. Intel has confirmed to TR that Ivy uses a "different package thermal technology" than Sandy Bridge. The firm stopped short of answering our questions about why the change was made and how the thermal transfer properties of the two materials compare. However, Intel claims the combination of the new interface material and Ivy's higher thermal density is responsible for the higher temperatures users are observing with overclocked CPUs.
>Intel also points out Ivy Bridge has a higher TjMAX specification, which governs when the CPU starts throttling in order to protect itself from heat damage. The cut-off for the Core i7-3770K is 105°C, while the 2600K starts throttling at 100°C
>Turns out the difference in temperatures between the two was quite a bit wider than the 5°C difference between the thermal throttling thresholds. Our Ivy CPU flirts with 100°C at those settings, while the Sandy Bridge chip is currently running at about 80°C in the same test system.
>It appears that, all other things being equal, Ivy Bridge runs hotter. That almost certainly means the cooling is less efficient.
None of the mobile ivy bridge CPUs are equipped with the cap on the die. Pic rel is the CPU we are talking about.
Now, after being proven to be incompetent and completely retarded you can apologize and get the fuck outta this thread, nigger.
Anyone have any ideas on where to put the second antenna?
Anon is basically asking if it has a bay for a 2.5" drive. If it didn't, it would not.
Not as silly a question as one would imagine, given the existence of the X300, but still one you'd wish Anon would just look up by themselves. It'd even be quicker than waiting for an answer here.
That'd be you, Anon.
I have an i7-based X201 tablet. Works great, but it would be nice to be able to do some light gaming if I take it over to a friend's place or something. What would be my best option for an external GPU setup? I'm looking for something that won't take much space in a backpack.
I just have ordered thinkpad x201
did i do good?
tricked into the /g/ meme of "thinkpads are the greatest"
When in reality since Lenovo took over they are shit and any from the IBM era are too old to be any useful in the modern day.
no IPS until the new converter boards are released
but you can upgrade to a TN panel with 2x the viewing angles of the stock panel
and quad-core is no problem as long as you monitor temps appropriately
It's by design. Lelnovo has some "fast-charge" feature in their new models. They don't want to open themselves up to liability issues with chinashit that may or may not explode.
Or it's just them being Jews. You decide.
>buy used X230
>find out it doesn't handle chink battery's (thank you /tpg/)
>decide to just order a new lenovo original
>literally never run out of power
The 9-cells are just ridicilous, It's like there is a bar of plutonium powering my laptop.
>choke on my dick
what happened to /tpg/ guys? i leave for a bit and come back to find it like this
So next week my X200s will arive for my parents. Thinking of putting in an old SSD (64GB) I have lying around. Should I be worried about W10 crapping up the storage? They will literally only browse the web and maybe play patience on it. Not that it really matter, I still have the 500GB 7200rpm from my X230 lying around may the SSD turn out to be a fail.
I'm with these anons, the price is a bit of a splurge but for what it is it seems good, the non-4k screen worries me a bit though
My x230 came with an x220 battery. Totally my fault, it was pictured but I didn't notice. I think that's why they were selling it, they thought it was broken. Very happy with my new genuine lenovo 6-cell.
Still don't know what to do with that x220 battery. May harvest the 18650s for my atheist flute.
I agree, this should be added as well.
Thanks for everybody contributing, I'm trying to build a decent copypasta.
Linux isn't really an option for them. Tried it before but they couldn't get used to it.
Just trying to get them something faster than their old computer (which they didn't use because of being too slow).
The X200s should be fast enough for W10 and last a decent amount on battery. Could always try and convince them to get a 128GB SSD (they are getting the X200s for free).
>Linux isn't really an option for them. Tried it before but they couldn't get used to it.
I'm not going to argue with you about this, but I'm really confused considering:
>They will literally only browse the web and maybe play patience on it.
You know your parents best, though, so whatever.
I'm debating on whether to get a new Lenovo battery from Taobao. The only problem is forwarding it. I've got a ThinkPad T420 and the battery is old and doesn't last long. If you look at the reviews, these batteries look to be genuine (there are screencaps from lenovo utility on some reviews).
Yeah. Don't worry, I'm confused too. It's kinda like them being used to windows and refusing to try something else.
Combination of tech illiteracy and refusing to try new things (even though they do like W10, go figure..).
>intel AMT botnet
>everybody seems to forget that "durable" means "the case preserves the working components" not "the case preserves itself" or "the hinges and latches are never cheap shit"
>16:9 cancer after 2010
>socketed CPUs and packs of standard cells going away because muh thin/muh additional 10 minutes of battery life
>splash proof keyboard doesn't always work as intended
>keyboards are roughly equivalent with macbooks
>what is literally every i7 laptop ever made
Not the guy you are responding too but every i7 overheats at some point. The cooling paste most manufacturers use (especially HP) are chewing gum tier. I fix a lot of laptops and every time I open up an old i7 im astounded by the state of the cooling paste and how retardedly it has been applied (pic related).
Not that the i5/i3 doesn't have this problem but since the i7 tends to run much hotter it is only logical you will run into problems earlier on.
Thinkpad T420 - Great condition! 1600x900, i5 2.5ghz, 2GB, missing battery and ac-adapter... $65. How I do /tpg/ bruhs?
Nigger rich after getting my tax return.
I have been wanting to get a laptop for a couple of years. I would like something that I can work with mostly quickbooks excel, but also do some light gaming if I end up at a m8s place like WoW, Dota2 etc.
Size is not a problem im not a manlet and can carry a larger form factor.
I don't really want to blow 1k on a newer thinkpad since I am unsure of their build quality. Any advice would be appreciated.
do these things smell good or is it just me
You really shouldn't be calling someone macfag when you're behaving like the average Apple fanboy, friend. I enjoy my Thinkpad but it certainly doesn't deserve that kind of praise.
I bought mine for $75.
Mine has the 1368 display and doesn't have the fingerprint reader.
I put 16GB RAM, 250GB SSD, 1TB HDD, a USB3 expressport card and the bluetooth daughter board in.
here, really. Lenovo has destroy the thinkpad line. The latest ones are complete dog shit to type on, and the trackpad is one of the worse things ever.
I am being 100% serious. I would look else where.(I hate apple and Lenovo tried to copy them and failed)
Arguably the only bad "new" laptops are the X240 and the T440. Lenovo even admitted themselves they were ass (hence the cheap prices on ebay). The xx50 series are very good and comparable with the xx20 and xx30 line.
But yeah, you're probably just here to troll so why should I even bother..
Shit screens only really applies to 14" and smaller Thinkpads. 15" ones have good resolution, color reproduction, and just about the best viewing angles you can expect out of a TN panel.
Not really trolling image is my laptop.
After this latest generation I am seriously considering not getting another one. Might go for the Dell XPS developer edition.
But also, any company that thought this layout was a good idea at ANY point needs re-evaluation
The xx50 series are really good. Not sure why you think the new series are dogshit to type on (compared to what?) you just spew around some random bullshit and expect people to take you seriously based on nothing but "because I said so".
Next you bring up the XPS 13 DE which has a shitty chicklet keyboard with only 1.2mm of travel compared to the 1.8mm in an X250's keyboard somehow claiming that "less is more" apparently.
But yeah, no one is stopping you from buying an XPS.
THERE ARE MANLETS THAT ACTUALLY USE LAPTOPS WITH A 1366x768 DISPLAY IN TWENTY FUCKING SIXTEEN
>B-BUT IT DOESN'T LOOK THAT BAD ON A-A 12 I-INCH SCREEN
Dat back peddling buyer's remorse. 768p is deprecated for literally everything
>Y-YOU'RE JUST MAD YOU CANT FULL SCREEN YOUR GAYMES
No I'm not, I'm mad that there a faggots on /g/ that will let themselves get cucked this hard.
While I completely agree that 1366x768 is absolutely disastrous, you're being exceedingly annoying, to the point where you're undermining your own argument.
Actually, that's probably on purpose. Fuck off, 768p shill.
This one, works fine as long as you don't plug two USB3 HDDs in at once. I don't think it can provide the full USB3 amperage requirements.
>That enlarged section of bezel where more screen should be
>you forgot that business laptops are bought in bulk and that enterprises like to cut costs
>and also that these are designed by chinks
How long is the battery in a x220T supposed to last? Mine reached 10% in
this is my first time posting in the /tpg/, and I'm looking for some help. I'd like to ditch my shitty chromebook for a better thinkpad, I really just want something similar (good for school, porn, shitposting, etc) but a bit larger, reliable, and upgradeable.
I've been thinking about getting a t420 and upping the ram to 8 or 16gb and then swapping the hdd for a ssd, doesn't have to be big, i can just stream everything from my server. Don't need to be able to game, have a desktop.
Am I on the right track? I was thinking the t420 with a 128gb ssd, 1600x900 screen, 8gb of ram and an i5 should be fine for what i need.
Any advice? Sorry, I know I'm supposed to read the wiki but I wanted to double check after going through all of it, I don't have much cash to throw around right now. Anything else I should know? Whats a good price for a t420 before a ssd swap and all that, ebay auction wise?
I thought about it but it's only about an inch larger than my current chromebook, and the size is hard to get used to after sitting at a dual monitor setup all day, so I actually want the slightly bigger size from the t series, since the size doesn't matter since the laptop will be in use or in a backpack.
I was just looking at some more on the t420, if I want to go with an m.sata for the boot drive are there certain brands or types I need to stick to? or is compatability not a worry?
sorry to ask another question, but does swapping a mechanical out for a ssd really help battery life? that is something that is important to me too. If it does then I'll probably just settle down with a 2.5" ssd and be happy. If having a mechanical in there really doesn't hurt than much then I'll go m.sata and something like a 500gb mechanical
I would be using either a normal ssd, whatever is cheapest so crucial, mushkin, adata, something like that or a msata with a 500gb WD blue/black or hitatchi travelstar 5400rpm 2.5
14 inches and below: post XX40
15 inches and above: post XX20
T420s/T430s have an upgrade kit
W series (15, 17-in) actually had some nice 1080p screens
T420/T430 are SOL
If you need 1080p on a 'ultrabook', I'd recommend getting a T440s and dropping in a t450s touchpad
if size isn't an issue, look at the w520 or t520 depending on your performance needs
Thanks for replying.
I'm looking for something that can let me watch my BD H10p 1080p chinese cartoons and it's portable, I don't think I want to chug a 15' beast around.
>T420/T430 are SOL
What do you mean by"SOL"?
>I'd recommend getting a T440s and dropping in a t450s touchpad
as in I buy a replacement touchpad for a t450s and just install it in the T440s? if so whats the problem with the t440's touch pad?
>What do you mean by"SOL"?
shit outta luck
>as in I buy a replacement touchpad for a t450s and just install it in the T440s? if so whats the problem with the t440's touch pad?
yup. the t440s touchpad is buttonless and terrible overall. it renders the trackpoint useless and its a pain to use regardless
>I also forgot to ask how expensive are this upgrade-kits for the T420s/T430s?
kit is ~$50 without the panel (another $70). it's not very cost effective and the kit is out of production at the moment. I had one but sold it recently.
If you are really not looking to spend money then forget the t440s and go with a low-res t440 and upgrade the screen to FHD and the trackpad yourself and then sell the old screen for $25 on ebay and throw the touchpad in the trash (cause no one's gonna buy it)
i fell for the thinkpad meme and im in love.
i got a t450s.
>inb4 s series sucks.
yea yea i know the battery life is slightly worse, whatever.
first time using linux as well, it's pretty neat !
really enjoying it so far.
just wanted to share :^)
I fell for the meme partially. I bought a used x220 and dicked around a bit before swapping in an SSD & deciding what to stick on it. If I let it run full-blast it was 70c load all times. If I fiddled with power management it was 45c all times but locked up with basic one-tabbed browsing.
I threw linux on it. The temps are in the middle, it's snappier, and the battery life is dece even on the 6-cell.
Does anyone here have any suggestions to thinkpad alternatives? Before anyone jumps to conclusions, let me explain. I would love a T420, and I can afford it. However, the 16:9 ratio really bugs me. But, as you know, the T61 model is on its way out, with the Core2Duo chip and all, and I don't really want the T520 as it's quite large. So, fellow /g/entlemen, I ask you, are there any other brands or models such as Dell around the same size that have a 4:3/16:10 with sandy bridge and are just as cheap and reliable? I'll probably still end up getting the 900p T420, but I figured I would ask for advice here. Thanks guys
Anybody have any experience with the Toshiba Tecra A7 and/or A8? My employers have 100+ of them in conditions ranging from barely-used to I-let-my-5-year-old-play-with-it. They seem fairly sturdy from what I've seen, I'm considering upgrading them with some spare SO-DIMM's we have laying around and redeploying them with light weight Linux distro's installed. Good idea, yes or no?
Recently got a Thinkpad T420, 16GB of RAM, 4.0 GHz CPU, 768p TN though which is D I S G U S T I N G, any of you /g/entoomen know where to buy a full hd IPS screen replacement for Thinkpad T420?
Thansk for replying again.
One las question, If i got this one here (sorry for the beaner speech) http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.mx/MLM-539241370-lenovo-thinkpack-t440-core-i5-4ta-gen-a-250-500-dd-y-4-ram-_JM
Could I just switch the screen for a better one and the touch pad for the t450 one?
>literally worse battery life than sandy
are you mentally retarded or something?
sandy bridge runs hotter than hell, and ivy was a huge improvement on that.
>does nothing the hd3000 can't
except not be laggy while on the more battery saving options
How much of a difference in performance is it vs the T420's 2520m? I will be planning on using it just for internet and Linux work, but I would like to play some Quake or Doom on it occasionally. Nothing really heavy. I guess I can test it on the Latitude E5410 we have at work, it's the same 520m as the T410.
>one a day womans
I think I will just bite the bullet and get the tblazeit. I think 1600x900 will be alright for a laptop this size, and I'd prefer the 2nd gen over 1st gen. I also just found one for $95 on ebay with no HDD or RAM, and I have spare ram laying around, so I'm set. Thanks guys
T410 doesn't have any vertical resolution advantage over the T420 anyway. Its max resolution is 1440x900 and there's no mods that I know of that would let you go higher than that.
i honestly can tell if you guys are kidding, think pads fucking suck
What was the last original design Thinkpad of the X, W, and T lines before Lenovo shit on the brand?
People with no standards will tell you new ones are still perfectly fine. People with lesser standards will tell you the --20 Thinkpads were the last good ones. For the uninitiated, they're probably sufficient. But the reality is that it's just been one long downward spiral ever since the acquisition. Thinkpads hit rock bottom with the X1C2 and T440 and while they may have rebounded slightly after the extreme backlash to those shitfests, they still have a long way to go before I'd even consider buying a new one.
But what you probably mean by "shit on the brand" is the keyboard design, so you get the standard --20 recommendation. The T420 screen sucks balls, get a T520 if you're going with T series.
So has anyone here done the FHD mod on an X220?
I'm in the market for a new or used laptop. It's either a pre-keyboard-fuckup thinkpad or a Prevision, but all the thinkpads other than the 15" ones of that time seem to have clownshow 1366x768 screens.
Somehow my X300 has a better screen than that.
> But the reality is that it's just been one long downward spiral ever since the acquisition
Oh, I know that well.. I haven't been paying attention since X200/X200T so thanks for the update.
> they still have a long way to go before I'd even consider buying a new one.
I might get the retro as a Winshit workhorse if it turns out to be more than a PR stunt but it's probably going to be severely overpriced. I've lost my taste for Thinkpads.
What has happened to tpg? Its just full of whining babies lately. Same shit happens to every general here lately. Stop the fucking shitposting and leave these threads if you have nothing to contribute but "wehhh wehhh new thinkpads suck".
Yes, we get it. Its cool to hate on new shit. These threads are becoming such a bore to read.
i just got a thinkpad x201 in the mail and it didn't have a wireless card installed.
i pulled the card out of a broken x60 tablet and put it in there but it's not recognized at all. does anyone have a list of the supported cards for the x201?
the card i put in there could be damaged because the computer i took it out of was pretty smashed up, but i don't wanna take apart another x60 if the card isn't supported
It's not /g/'s fault you eat shit right out of Lenovo's hands
If you have nothing negative to say about the direction Lenovo took with the line you're either delusional or a consumertard that just buys the shiniest newest garbage
>push latch, pull lever
>ultrabay device ejected
>have to unmount from the OS first, T60 does it automatically when the lever is released
>turn laptop on its side
>hold one latch while pushing another
>extreme force required to get an HDD out
You can't make this shit up. Now they don't even have the Ultrabay anymore. Another unique and useful feature of Thinkpads murdered in the name of muh thin and light. The best part is that the T60 ultrabay design was already thinner and lighter than the T420 era.
Im not saying there is nothing wrong with the xx40 and xx50 series. There is just no meaningful discussion in mentioning it 20 times in 1 thread. If you dont like it then buy a macbook or other shit tier consumer garbage laptop.
Also the xx50 is nowhere near as bad as people make it out to be. Yes the xx40 was complete pants on head retarded tier. Parotting the same bullshit over and over becomes so tiring to read.
is this correct?
>w/x/t 00's series (including x201)
mostly outdated by todays standards, but x is okay for light stuff
usable and solid
most popular, best keyboards, best builds
still great if you're okay with chicklet keys, the keyboards are still good
But there's no lever, and the latches are positioned on the bottom of the laptop so there's no way to remove the ultrabay without turning the laptop over or at least lifting it up. It's just a complete failure of a design and it baffles me how even lelnovo could be this backwards.
>There is just no meaningful discussion in mentioning it 20 times in 1 thread.
I don't know why you're so picky about this consumertard board. If you're browsing unironically you're doing it wrong. That was my first "lenovo fucked everything up" of the day, for the record
I just discovered this yesterday after trying to boot to check something while in the proccess of flashing libreboot
That's bullshit. You would think disabling the fucking radios would let you boot but no...
yes, it wouldn't give the 1802 error with the card from the thinkpad x60 so it wasn't because of the whitelist. i just took apart a t420 and put the card from it in there and it gave me the 1802 error. not sure if the card from the x60 is defective or not. i guess i'll try another one.
Aside from those anons being 100% correct that it's been massive compromises since the 4:3 days:
>you go to /k/ to learn why your favorite firearm is terrible
>you go to /g/ to learn why your favorite car sucks
>you go to /a/ to learn why your waifu a shit
>you go to /pol/ to learn why your opinions are wrong
>you go to /tv/ to learn you're a pleb
etc ad infinitum
The people you should be mad at are the illiterate cancerposters that keep asking the same dumb shit that is clearly covered in the OP links.
did you use a Pomona? I can't get my fucking flash chip to be recognized using the gook clip I bought. Are you sourcing flashrom from libreboot_util. Did you do anything special with flashrom?
I used a Panoma. One of the clips bent but i pushed it back together and it worked.
I used flashrom from libreboot_util to backup the rom.
I used ich9gen to set the mac address on the libreboot rom.
used flashrom with the new libreboot.rom and bam it worked.
I used a beaglebone black, and a old psu for power.
pretty much like the guide but there is some details the guide leaves out
The only different thing for me is the cheap gook clip. Basically the same setup, using an old PSU, fllashrom from the latest libreboot_util, BBB.
I can't get past the testing of flashrom with:
<code> ./flashrom -p linux_spi:dev=/dev/spidev1.0,spispeed=512 </code>
It's fucking beyond me what could be wrong. Was told to try switching pins 8 and 15 on the clip. Are the permissions for flashrom anything special? I assumed it's fine as long as it executes
I can execute the binary but I never get my flash chip detected
Found Generic flash chip "unknown SPI chip (RDID)" (0 kB, SPI) on linux_spi.
When I should be seeing something like:
Found Macronix flash chip "MX25L6405(D)" (8192 kB, SPI) on linux_spi.
It has to be the fucking gook clip despite what I heard on irc. There is nothing else that could be wrong...
Hmm yeah I'd try a Panoma then. it sounds like its executing. my problem wouldn't even go that far until i set my permissions right.
i had to reset a few things for spidev everytime I rebooted ( even though I followed the steps to make it persistent ) to try to use flashrom right. but it sounds like it's trying so it must be the clip. Mouser.com is where I got mine. I would order a few. I ordered 1 and almost had a heart attack when I bent the teeth out of place the first attempt.
>Hmm yeah I'd try a Panoma then. it sounds like its executing. my problem wouldn't even go that far until i set my permissions right.
I just assumed that if I throw 777 on it that eliminates the possibility of it being a permission error...
>i had to reset a few things for spidev everytime I rebooted ( even though I followed the steps to make it persistent )
I'm going to try this. Thanks for the suggestion. Working on a freshly booted system
> but it sounds like it's trying so it must be the clip
if you're interested, the problem with the gook clip I think has to do with the pin spacing. I blindly bought it when I saw SOIC16 and it turns out the pin spacing is too small to clear a typical jumper cable head. This means that I had to remove all the black plastic casing so I could get the cables to connect to the clip pins...
tl;dr I was a cheap retard and now I'm paying in wasted time
Poorfag here, Looking for a decent thinkpad for $40 or less. Right now I've got an a22p, which is obviously not all that great. Just going on 4chan is a difficult task. And a t41 that seems to have microfractures on it's northbridge bga. I'd really like something with a decent screen resolution. The res on my a22p is 1600x1200, I realize I probably can't get that for $40, but anything close would be great. any suggestions welcome.
After I bent my SOIC-16 Panoma the test backups I did of the rom had incorrect hashes.
When I took off the clip and fixed the teeth the bad hashing went away
So yeah it could very well be a spacing issue on the cheap clip.
Mouser was pretty reasonable ( i guess ). Amazon is a rip off last I checked
>Mouser was pretty reasonable ( i guess ). Amazon is a rip off last I checked
yeah, the Pomona is a ripoff but it looks I was fated to get ripped off. I'm not going to do soldering on a mobo with my experience level.
No matter what I do, can't get the flash chip to be read. I tried way too many things. Here I thought this was going to take 15 minutes ;_;
Thanks for all the advice. Time to smash my head into the wall
After doing a fresh reinstallation of Windows 7 and downloading all the drivers for my t420, I no longer get the onscreen display for volume and brightness.
The hotkeys still work but there is no onscreen display for them.
Has anyone here experienced this problem? Did you fix it? How?
I use 24" 1080p monitors at home -> 91ppi
My x230 Tablet has 125ppi
While I do agree that a higher resolution is better, a 12.5" screen with 768p is about the level of normal 1080p desktop screens.
I kinda regret getting rid of my T420 for my x230t too, mainly for the resolution and battery life (which was fucking A+ on the T420 - 9 hours+ compared to 4 hours on the x230t with a new lelnovo battery).
Yes. I got the same with 4200u for €400 including shipping. Totally worth it, after I switched out the trackpad at least.
Got it with IPS as well, that probably makes up for the €50 difference.
Also, I should add I get ~8h in bunsenlabs with browsing and brightness on 20%. This is with the standard 3-cells. Probably getting the original 72Wh 6-cell for €65 later on for insane battery life.
>Buy X250 as a replacement
>Have to open whole bottom cover to change hdd or ram
>Cannot force use internal battery with software
>Keyboard is ok, but bad compared to T420
>It just doesn't feel right
Why did they stop making real laptops?
>Have to open whole bottom cover to change hdd or ram
>Cannot force use internal battery with software
Don't see how these are big problems. It's not like it was super easy to change the HDD in /g/'s favorite X220/230, or you could force them to use the internal battery.
Checked buyers guide, no info, so I'm asking here:
Found a used ThinkPad R400 for 200$ (approx.). Is it any good? I'd be using it for work purposes, I need the most battery I can get. That's all I ask for. Battery and Word. Got an EMachines E728 now, what can ThinkPad offer me that my current laptop can't?
No. 200$ for R400 is way too much even in Europe. And given it is R-series, you will just get a big bulky machine. Get a damn T420 or x220 for that price. Or t400 for about half the price.
And to answer your question, youll be mostly getting awesome keyboard
Lovely. I'll try as hard as I can to find a good second-hand shop, but I think I'll get a ThinkPad only after I get a stable job (mostly working freelance and that is not very often and mostly a one-time job). So I'll wait. My English teacher (translator/interpreter as well) has a ThinkPad, I think he deducted the cost from his taxes (translators can deduct up to 40 % of income as "equipment expenses", which is really handy).
Looking for a first Thinkpad as the MacBook Pro I got as a gift in 2011 died last summer.
Found a used T420 (4236-9Y3)
>Intel Core i5-2520M vPro 2x 2,5 GHz
>4 GB DDR3 SDRAM
>160 GB Intel SATA SSD HD.
>Intel HD Graphics 3000
>Intel 82579LM Gigabit Ethernet Controller
>Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 - 802.11a/g/n WLAN Adapter
Are there any alternatives at that price point?
Finally got everything working the way I want in arch with Gnome on my x220 tablet.
>protip: onboard is uglier out of the box than caribou or Florence, but it works in Firefox and shrinks the workspace
>you can then disable caribou (don't uninstall it): https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=189065
Also, it seems like Intel don't even ship keyboards to Sweden (Amazon).
What the fuck is up with that?
I don't know how to find out the FRU number, whatever that is, on the models
I googled one of them and found only one Swedish store, and they sell them for $117.
If I'm going to spend $177 on a the T420 and another $177 on a keyboard, then I'd rather get the T420 with the right keyboard for less.