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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:
>FREE BATTERY IF ELIGIBLE - https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/hf004122
>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 high quality third party batteries.
>High quality 3rd party battery - anker & denaq both use jap/korean 18650 cells and are thus known to wear well. Worth considering at this price point. Some models (XX30 and up) will not charge 3rd party batteries, so avoid outright.
>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.
>used chinese or unknown capacity used lenovo - reconsider your life choices that led you to this destitute position
This is copypasta in progress. All anons encouraged to make recommendations/corrections.
The guide is outdated... Severely
Gonna sell my IPS T430 soon, just got a nice backlit keyboard.
Just needs Windows 7 to be installed
>as if anyone wants rinux
So apparently the fhd mod works better with the T420s vs the T420. Since I'm not sure if I'll immediately hate the stock 900p I was going it some time before upgrading. But, are the physical features of the T420 a large enough improvement over the T420s to warrant getting the T420 first regardless and dealing with the headache of upgrading the panel later?
I still think 1600x900 is ideal for 100% dpi at 14 inches but colour accuracy and range are also important. I would get the X1 TN 900p panel but it'll cost me $200 CAD for the panel, not to mention the cables. Somehow the 1080p T440s panel is cheaper here.
No, no one could.
My machines have been X61T SXGA+ or W700ds WUXGA.
Enthusiasts have complained about Lenovo hindering screen options.
2001 had the A22p, a UXGA 15" machine, the A30p had started the IPS display.
T23 had a SXGA+ optional screen, as well as a T30 can be fitted to one also.
T40p has had IPS SXGA+ and UXGA options, up until the T60p. T61 we lost the 4:3 display, Z61p had still had WUXGA screens, but when it came to 14" widescreen machines, nothing better than WXGA+ was available, pitiful as WSXGA+ is beautiful to see.
Although I did have a 4K screen on my X1C3 when I had it, it was a bit too hard core to be honest. FHD on the T430s is pretty good, I think 2K will be the sweet spot on this, as the 3:2 Pixel was almost perfect for me.
I haven't had a T420s but had T420, T430, T430s and the non 's' models are pretty damn strong compared to the slim units.
X1C is too flimsy to me, though I'd say the X300 feels much more durable than the 's' models, but thats because its an X series.
I was talking about the faggots that use one with 768p, which is obviously you since you reacted with such butthurt and wrote that reply before even fully reading the statement because tears were blinding your vision.
The only bad things I've heard about the T420s compared to non-s is that it has worse battery life and the battery cells are harder to replace since they use the skinny square kind.
Nah, trust me, its a lot better than the X1C.
I havent had a T/X series since the haslel chips so I cannot comment how they actually feel to other units
>not as badass as a 14" T60 or R61
The frame is a bit thinner, battery is a different design (I think) and are placed elsewhere on the bottom than behind like all other units and probably has less cooling performance than the regular model.
IMO the base models are pretty shitty spec, either get 's' or 'p' variants.
T430s plays League pretty well under linux. :)
Thanks, I think I'll give the local listings a few more days then grab the best deal I can find for the T420. I'm also really hoping the stock 900p panel is good enough for me.
I'm actually pretty sure that the t450 has the same battery design as the S . And it may even have the same bottom chassis.
This is why I don't think the t460_no_s will suddenly have a removable battery, if they even bother releasing it.
i love my x200.
it's so great, just don't like having to use the dock for the second drive, but it's ok when i am not moving.
before you say anything, wanted libreboot compat. so newer x-series wouldn't cut it.
yeah that's way too much
not to mention you can swap the cpu in T-series for the quad-core if it is really necessary
You can get a run of the mill T420 with an i5-2520m for pennies and pick up a i7-2720QM and throw it in it.
>RAM: 4.0 GB
>HDD: 320 GB (uppgraderad från 80 GB)
>15.4" XGA 1920*1200
>4 cell battery
$139 as of now (auction neds in 4 days)
X61s + X6 UltraBase dockingstation
>1.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor
No price yet (auction just started)
>Windows 7 Ultimate
>Upgraded, controlled, reconditioned and cleaned by a professional
>14.1" 1366x768 (bleh)
>Intel HD Graphics 3000
$382 as of now (auction ends in 3 days)
Well it's upgraded so I wouldn't have to replace the panel with a better one.
There's also a T420 for $298
>SSD: 160GB Intel
>Intel HD Graphics 3000
The cheapest on the site I'm on (local so shipping only takes 1 day).
If that T61p isn't dated 8/08 or later, avoid. It's right on the cusp of "modern" usefulness but still could be an everyday beater if you don't mind the lack of battery life.
x61s's processor is a bit slow. Unless your needs are modest, I'd avoid. You'll probably need more RAM. Literally who cares about the OS, surely you'll pirate or install Linux, right?
T420 is way too expensive.
>Masterrace Build Quality
>Best screen in ever
Yeah but you probably bought it from Ebay, right?
Prices are always higher here.
And it doesn't look like there are any good deals on Ebay for a T420 with an upgraded panel and in good condition.
Those were in the first five results of searching ebay for "thinkpad t420". I'm not saying you should get them, but it isn't that hard to search for shit.
>surely you'll pirate or install Linux, right?
I want Win7 on my Thinkpad because I want to make music on it (so I really want the T520 or the W520, but those prices...), but I plan on checking out a couple of distros, hopefully find one that I like and dualboot into it
>T420 is way too expensive.
Cheapest I can find in my country is >>52907835
>you said it has a 1366x768 panel
You're right, I did.
Sorry, it's late.
This isn't a shop though, it's an auction site.
This one seems nice, though I'd have to get another keyboard.
Just checked and there's a German one with 8GB of RAM, 16GB SSD and with a 1600x900 panel for $150 (auction ending in 17 hours).
So now I got 2 choices.
Buy the $102 one + new keyboard or the $150 one.
Pay attention in school, even in boring lectures.
The one true Unix.
X220T owner here, I've noticed that in the past year or so my laptop has been overheating quite a bit and my fan seems to be pretty shit. I've gotten a cooling pad for it but what else should I do to help cool it down? Should I look at getting a new fan, or repaste the processor or something?
it's only in the screencap like 15 times or so. i'm having my first hardware issue, the fucking power cord doesn't connect well. not sure if i have to replace the dc cable or not. i'm hoping i don't but at the same time i would love to get drunk and take this bitch apart.
Does Ubuntu run well on the tablet Thinkpads? I have a X60 tablet and want to run Ubuntu on it, specifically to use the tablet function. I ask because I have problems with the new intuos tables working with my Ubuntu partition on my Dell and online support for these type of things are rare.
Is getting a Latitude 14 right now memeworthy?
I would like to use it for video and audio editing.
Is a dual core i7 with discreet graphics adequate? Or is a Quad core i5/i7 with Intel HD 530 alright?
It seems I have a choice between:
a Latitude 14 with a i7-6820HQ (Quad Core, 2.7GHz, 8M cache, 45W) vPro using Intel HD 530 to render graphics
or a Latitude 14 with a i7-6600 Dual Core processor and AMD Radeon™ R7 M360.
Which is the better bet?
Is there a way to check the battery condition of a laptop if I can test it out before i buy it? There's a T420s with the ultrabay battery going for cheap near me but if I have to replace both batteries it becomes a lot more expensive
if you have physical access to the machine, load your live linux distro of choice and check the battery info either in /proc or /sysbash-4.3$ cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/state
capacity state: ok
charging state: discharging
present rate: 18945 mW
remaining capacity: 64760 mWh
present voltage: 12223 mV
bash-4.3$ cat /proc/acpi/battery/BAT0/info
design capacity: 68040 mWh
last full capacity: 62390 mWh
battery technology: rechargeable
design voltage: 10800 mV
design capacity warning: 3119 mWh
design capacity low: 200 mWh
cycle count: 0
capacity granularity 1: 1 mWh
capacity granularity 2: 1 mWh
model number: COMPATIBLE
serial number: 3850
battery type: LION
OEM info: SANYO
this is a replacement battery i bought, the one that was sold with the computer had a reported "design capacity" of ~5200 mAh but wouldn't charge past ~1500. however, almost all battery status monitors just take whatever the last full capacity was to be "100%" so you never actually how much power you have unless you make your own battery monitoring script that reports capacity and rate in absolute units instead of relative percentages.
Just bought a T420 today for $179.99+Tax. Working great so far.
For those of you in Maryland, you may be interested in checking out GeekFurb; they have hundreds of ThinkPads in stock.
Thanks. Do you mean that in the output you posted, the last full capacity may not have actually been to 62390 mWh if that battery was worn? Because it would be sweet to just calculate what the full capacity should be for the batteries and check the last full capacity in person.
The design capacity is what in theory the capacity should be on a brand new battery. The last full capacity is what the capacity was the last time that the battery reported itself "full", which usually is less than the design capacity. I have noticed that within the first year, maximum charge drops by 5-10%. If it's an old computer that has been used a lot, chances are the battery is completely shot.You can generally trust the value. Alternatively, charge it until it won't charge anymore and look at the "remaining capacity" value in state.
I have used absolute unit battery monitoring on three laptops now, 5 batteries total. It is great because not only do you see exactly how much charge the battery has, you also see exactly how much you're using and how things like backlight, usb, wifi, and frequency throttling affect your power consumption. I've run my X200 on under 10 W on a 12 hour flight just reading ebooks, listening to music, and playing adom.
If you don't have a /proc/acpi/battery (often the case on "newer", "edgy" distros), you can find most of the same info under /sys but the path is going to be long and convoluted (on my system, it's /sys/bus/acpi/drivers/battery/PNP0C0A:00/power_supply/BAT0/).
I see, thank you. Also, the ultrabay battery will probably be BAT1 right? Though I guess it should return both of them if I don't specify. I'll be live booting Debian which I think will have it under /sys/class/power_supply/
ANYONE?, don't tell me you guys all walk around with scratched up thinkpads
Try an old-ish version of Slax (Slackware-based), or Porteus (newish successor). Slackware is great about keeping old and useful things around after all the kiddie distros throw them away.
/proc/acpi returns values that are easier to read if you cat them but /sys returns raw numbers which are easier to use in scripts and such.
BAT0 and BAT1 (if you have a BAT1) will be separate directories, each with their own info and state.
If you enjoy this kind of tinkering, you should dig around in /proc/acpi (or /sys/class) because you can find all sorts of fun hardware monitor things there
>everything is hotsnotted and soldered together, forget about upgrading trying to replace a battery.
>trying to fix it when its broken results in tears
>forced to use close source bullshit that apple shoves up your ass
>only one usb port that serves as a charging port as well meaning you have no connectivity
>screens are known to have problems with lamination and becoming fucked up
Using Apple products is like a warning for people not to talk to you since you clearly are that special tech illiterate kid.
Would you guys consider that a good deal? I've bid on it and it looks like im gonna win it, thinking of installing Ubunu or Mint if I get it.
Repaste, I did the same on my x230. Worked miracles for me, laptop suddenly ran 20c cooler and the fan actually turns off in low power mode.
The cooling paste that 99% of laptop manufacturers use might as wel be chewing gum and has completely lost its conductive capability after 2 years.
I might get a T61 for free after a company my friend used to work for threw away a bunch of them. I don't have a laptop for school currently, how well would it fit for that? Does Ubuntu run fine or do I have to install something lighter?
I have been thinking alot about replacing my x200s WXGA+ with a newer model since the CPU isnt really that great for programming and surfing with lots of tabs any more.
I also want to play some games while visiting my parents or travelling so it will probably come down to a **30-series.
The x230 would be the perfect solution if it werent for the low resolution screen so I am leaning towards the t430 with 900p and (in future) the option for FHD. However I am that guy that ALWAYS has a laptop around (I need a keyboard, I hate smartphones and tablets), be it in university, travelling for more than a day or just being outside for a longer period of time. A lot of times I will move with my laptop in my hand, give it to other people or use it in crowded/ small spaces (in most lectures I can barely fit my x200s and an A4 paper on the table).
The x240 is no option either seeing that it is nearly double the cost of the **30-series here and I dont like the overall design and the issues coming with it.
Help a newfag out /g/.
I've always just bought the cheapest laptop, but now my business has taken off, I want a solid laptop with good specs(enough to play low tier games and 1080p videos).
Is a thinkpad for me? I remember using one at work ages ago and it seemed like a good deal.
I got a new 9 cell battery, and i can get around 8 hours of browsing easy. I've never tried to push the battery to its limits, but i thing 10 hours could be possible, in theory.
Also the keyboard is heaven.
I was gonna install either Ubuntu or Mint before going deeper into Linux. I've heard Mint is outdated, is there truth to that ?
Any recommended distros to a almost first time linux user?
Is it programming on the go, or will it stay at home?
Do you want to also watch youtube videos on it? Do you run a lightweight linux distro?
How much does screen size matter to you? Is having a small computer worth having a 12" screen?
Would be everyday carry. Screensize is not very important. I think about trying Mint first and when I am more comfortable with linux I want to try some other distros. And for youtube, as long as I can watch through mpv with the youtube plugin im fine.
The laptops the shop is selling are all business used and refurbished with warrenty.
My x220 came with this plastic film on the mobo, what purpouse it has? (I'd have to peel it off, since i can't really acces the heatsink)
New ones have better performance than the old ones, but the old ones have more soul (awful keyboard layout vs classic and good layout).
Easier to replace things yourself on the old ones as well, like the keyboard and panel.
I've just received the T420 that I've ordered for my stepmother, /tpg/. It came with the basic specs:
>i5-2520M, 2.5 GHz
-The machine is in excellent condition (no scratches or anything, you can see on the top that it has been used but only by little), refurbished by a professional company
-has my language's keyboard, and is brand new (it was an absolute requirement),
-and has a brand new battery.
I've bought it with a 120GB SSD drive (Kingston SSDNow V300) instead of the HDD. The DVD drive is required, since she often uses her dvds and cds.
The machine cost 300$ (27% tax included). Did I do good /tpg/? Before judging me, let me tell you that it's rare to have a machine like this in country which has my native language's keyboard, and has a brand new battery. Btw I know the screen is shit, but it's good enough for work / browsing the web / watching some YT videos imo.
The advantage refurbished has in holland (no idea elsewhere) is that you have 6 months warranty and a spotless thinkpad. Considering you generally pay 5% more compared to 2nd hand dodgy condition from Marktplaats (dutch ebay) it is definitely worth it.
I buy my thinkpads on ebay so I generally get them much cheaper. For some reason ebay isnt popular in holland (apparently people like being scammed here) so I can understand some people choosing refurb.
I bought one last week a t420 from a supplier of http://approvedselection.com/nl/
Almost mint condition, new keyboard, 1 year warranty. It cost a little more, but I'm assured I get a good product.
Thanks again. I've messed around a bit with the stats on my own laptop (its a year old xps 13, already reporting ~94% capacity ;_;) and I look forward to testing the Thinkpad tomorrow
Knowledge like this is why foreigners should announce themselves when asking about prices (if they do at all, which they shouldn't - do your own research). It varies greatly from place to place.
That way your fellow countrymen can comment intelligently on what the general market price is there and hopefully Americans will be smart enough to keep their mouths shut. We all know that prices are retarded most everywhere else for Thinkshits.
t. American that has taken a basic economics class
>turn on X200
>doesn't POST, light up, beep, or do anything, but I can hear a very quiet buzzing sound
What seems to the be problem? I figure it might be the CPU fan, but wouldn't the laptop still boot up or give a beep code? It's not like it's getting hot.
Any idea how to disable this? I've been looking around the computer but cant find anything that can remove this
Well, I just tested it with another battery and then with AC power. It only works when plugged in.
Could this be a motherboard issue or a problem with the battery contacts? Has anyone had this problem before?
If you can get it to come on with AC, that's good. You can plug the batteries in and look at ACPI info like the anon was talking about earlier ITT: >>52911445
My T60p would say it was charging but the remaining capacity never went up.
94% after a year isn't that bad from my experience. or maybe i'm just terrible about battery care. what really kills them is running it to zero. also i have seen the full charge capacity fluctuate back up by small increments if you just leave it plugged forever, but it seems to happen very rarely and i might just have a terrible memory
Yeah. My first Thinkpad was a T410 that I bought from QX systems in holland. Was barely 20 euros more than a worse condition one on marktplaats. It was literally in mint condition, even the keyboard keys weren't shiny (probably a new keyboard).
It's not always worth it though, for some reason the x200s and x230 are really expensive from most dutch refurbishes.
I bought my x230 from tweakers.net though since it has seller rating that is actually good.
Oh it looks nice I agree but it's shouldn't of been the only option from Lenovo.
jk, Mint and Win 7 usually.
Yeah but some things just work...except wifi on a clean install.
Installing Windows so I can cement my sale.
Scratches gone now.
Those prices... Damn.
The X200s looks like the only reasonable one.
If it has the Lenovo logo on the left, chances you have the WXGA+ display. So it will sort of be worth that.
but you don't live in eastern EU, I'm pretty sure about it
it fucking means something when you live in a shitty country, Anon-kun. Also, the interior plastic is untouched, all you can see is very minimal usage.
If you really really really don't care for performance, battery life, weight or wish to use programs past 2010, get an IBM machine.
IBM ThinkPads have had their problems.
The T4x flex issues, A3x GPU problems, T23/T30 RAM holder issues, T2x Blink of Death, any Acer made iSeries or R3x/R4x machine, they've all had their problems from IBM.
Lenovo has had their problems too, namely the T61 GPU issue (Lenovo controlled support centers denied replacement, and after months they replaced just shit refurbs with the same issues. IBM maintained support found out the problem and had no questions asked returns for the most part with new GPU process and had offered mobo replacements for machines that didn't even have the issues)
Afaik the big QC/Long term problems from Lenovo:
>bad hinge design on SL500, T/W500
>speaker problems on W510 - W530, any L series prior to the L530/430
>overheat problems on W510/W520, X61 hot palmrest
>ghosting issues on Yoga models pre 2015, some X220/X230
>tinny speakers on all T series
>keyboard redesign, keyboards in general
>lighter/smaller frame designs
Just as important not using a trip
I came from /o/, tripfag central, 4chin anonymous logic does not work with me.
But I do agree that some trips are eyesores.
>that fucking awoo fucker
Good to know. If I ever upgrade to 16GB I'll bump up the speed too.
How hard was installing libreboot on the T60? Do you need external flashing hardware or can you just boot a CD like a regular BIOS update?
I have one with Intel graphics and a SXGA+ panel and I'm considering turning it into a Freedom Machine™
I'm looking for a laptop and figured I may as well go for the meme. But looking through the guide, the prices listed and actual costs on ebay or other sites like woot are quite different.
Did thinkpads go up in price for some reason? Or are those just recommended buying prices in the guide?
>implygan I'll stop
Wow, thats alot, did you get those at an auction? For how much if I may ask?
Found a Dell C840 at a thrift store for $5. Took it to a local shop, guy had a cable for it, booted up fine into XP, but he couldn't accept credit cards. Got home, ordered 2x512mb sticks and a power adapter. May order a battery later on once I see how well the current one holds a charge. All in all, I'm pretty excited to have a 15" shitposting machine to dick around with.
Just got an e460 from the Lenovo education store. Heard the e series isn't the greatest but I'll only really be using it for light programming when I'm at college, and I needed something small (14") and rather light. Is the E series really that bad? Or is it just a circlejerk? Personally I'm just glad they got rid of the horrible touch buttons on the trackpoint
tried it a bit, but always had trouble signing on and doing sudo with it, so i just disabled it.
might be my sanded off fingerprints, grease, or any other thing that caused that. eh
Wouldn't know, haven't done it yet, but thinking of trying it with a spare T60 with a shitty lid.
Works good in linux. Install frpintd and run fprintd-enroll.
W10 ran great on my T601F briefly when I was using it for my test machine. I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't run on a T420.
Have you seen the kind of shit that they're selling at Best Buy? The E series is like the poster child for durability in comparison.
Hardly statistical sampling, but my T42 doesn't have a single issue with it despite being horribly abused the first 6 or so years of its life, the hinges on my T400 are rock-solid after 6 1/2 years, and my W520 runs cool as a cucumber (with a repaste). I agree that the speaker design is fucking defective though, shorts out way too easily. Even after my electrical tape fix, there are still issues (occasional popping, low volume, etc). Still, point taken, IBM wasn't perfect and we should stop pretending that they were. Lenovo is merely carrying on their legacy.
Oh give me keys, clicking keys under a 1024x768 screen above
X60 for win
Let me ride through the wide open libre bios and distros that I love
X60 for win
Let me be by myself in the comfy breeze
And listen to the murmur of the heatsink fan, please
Turn iThings and richpads off forever but i tell you guise
X60 for win
Just turn me loose, let me twiddle my old nipple
Underneath the LEDs
On my case, let me wander over yonder
Till I see the stickers rise
I want to ride to the threads where thinkpad love commences
And gaze at all the posts until I lose my senses
And I can't look at macs 'cause I don't suck the benis
X60 for win
I got my T400 for 50 pounds 1 year ago and I love it, doing work on it is so comfy although all the mac fags bully me at codebar. How long is the battery life for a brand new battery for a t400? If it's a large improvement I might buy one.
YouTube is a lot more CPU intensive then it used to be. 60 fps VP9 is not hardware accelerated and uses about 75% cpu on my X230. There's a browser extension to force h. 264 instead which helps with the heat.
Anyone have more ThinkPad ass shots from other anons?
I'm just saying the common problems, I don't mean to shill for Lenovo but it is not to say none of the IBM era machines had no problems. Thats the issue I had with /g/ boasting about them.
I foudn the Dolby drivers much better than the realtek ones for the W520, much greater improvement.
Yoga are tablet/convertables, T450s isn't but has an arguably stronger chassis.
I like where this is going. Hall of mirrors thread commencing.
If you insist. She hates the flash.
What stickers should I put on my T420 to get all the pussy?
VERY fuckin' hyped for the P40 Yoga. That is going to be the machine that sees me through the rest of uni as soon as it's released.
Which ones are the most reliable?
What is this ThinkPad ass meme /g/? I've been away for a while so I feel like I missed something.
All of those shitty 7200.11 1.5/3TB seagates they were using are being decommissioned now.
Intel, Sandisk, Crucial, Hynix, Samsung
Usually if they make their own NAND, it's going to be good.
Picking up a T420 later today. What I'm checking for:
- ability to boot into bios
- ability to disable intel amt and computrace
- if ram is 2*2 or 1*4
- general physical condition, each key is bouncy and working
- battery statistics by live booting Linux
- HDD smart
Anything obvious I'm missing? I'm really forgetful with these things so I'm taking a list
Does any of you have experience with http://www.hvcomputers.nl/ ? Seems like it's from some seller on tweakers.net, I'm thinking about getting a new one but now I'm kinda scared to get one from marktplaats.
this tpfancontrol thing is so fucking good
is there anything else like this for windows for other laptops? i've got a dell latitude i'd like something like this for. i only know of speedfan
Just got a thinkpad in my hands for the first time.
It was my sister's x220, and I must say i really liked it. Such a cute and robust device. One could say I fell for the thinkpad meme.
What do you recommend? I want something the size of a X220, with the same keyboard and durability, while having a good resolution and battery life. Should I wait for the retro thinkpad?
>traditional ThinkPad keyboard layout
It's solid, just some non-functioning keys. I remapped all the working ones to their proper functions in X. The only one I've found myself looking for is Home (which I need to bind to a key combo). I can do without the rest. It fits nice and tight with the x230 palmrest if you grind the nubs off carefully and incrementally test fit.
If you're considering it, look at the keymap table in the thinkwiki article and make sure it's not going to mess you up.
Just got a new Lenovo 44++ 9-cell battery for my x220.
What can I do to make the battery last as many years as possible? Other than avoiding physical abuse, what other things should I do and not do?
I'm using Windows 7, so I have the power manager and stuff.