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Waiting on Ebay GSP. Wooo!
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>spending money on pretty much outdated hardware
>Thinkpad /g/eneral
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>plastic piece holding the lid switch in place broke and now my backlight is stuck on all the time unless I want to turn off the entire machine or use suspend which causes bugs

>various other plastic pieces seem to break on a daily basis

Tape won't be enough for much longer. This poor T23 is going to have to be put down for good soon.
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Still waiting for my X200 to come in. I'm thinking of installing Debian Xfce or Crunchbang on it.
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checking in
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Arctic Silver 5 isn't cutting it on my X200t /g/

What do you recommend?
I have cleaned this thing thoroughly. I have no overheating issues. Is this temperature bad?
It feels bad....
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>>43278669
>Lenovo shit
gtfo
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>>43278794
also have an IBM badged T60, an X41 and a 600.
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>>43278072

>tfw my 701 got beheaded
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>>43278217

>spending $100 on a laptop that will last you a few more years for doing the exact same shit you would do on a a new $1000 laptop

fix'd it for you
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X201
> Debian unstable
> 8gb of memory
> 512GB samsung 840 pro
why do i even have a desktop anymore? i not even use it...
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Just installed debian net inst on my thinkpad x201 tablet. everything working great, even stylus. problem is the red eraser is not detected. xinput shows eraser, but xournal and other programs fail to detect it. is stylus broken or is something fucked up?
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>>43278886

Was thinking of upgrading to 8gb and a 240gb SSD as well on my X200t. I figure if it dies, SSDs and DDR3 is still relevant and useful for my next laptop.

Just waiting on a 240gb SSD at ~$100, no more.
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>>43278788
I recommend applying it properly

http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_application_method.html#
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>>43278072
Is $300 for a T420 with an i5-2520m, 320gb HDD, 4gb RAM, and 1366x768, a fair price?
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>>43278970
>1366x768
Price is too high.
What kind of condition is it in?
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>>43279013
"perfect", doesn't say any defects nor have pics

also says it has a hard drive caddy and cd/dvd reader
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What is the most modern non-shit thinkpad?
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>>43279070
for the average eBay seller, 'perfect' means 'sometimes it boots and I saved all the pieces that have been broken off, LOL.'

No pics == no sale. Period.
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>>43279166
X1 Carbon.
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>>43279166
T420 & T420s
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>>43279283
Craigslist, about an hour away but I would see it before buying it.
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>>43279334
why cant they send pics?
tell him if you're driving an hour each for a laptop that you haven't even seen yet, he should knock at least $40 off the price.
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T43, reporting for duty.

xubuntu runs ok on 512Mb of ram, but i'm probably going to upgrade to 2gb soon to help with youtube videos.
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>>43278930

Thank you for this. I appreciate it!

I will use the spread method and check back.
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>>43279450
>'dem gray keys
hot
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>>43278072
$100 for an X200 tablet, SL9400 Core 2 Duo and 2GB of ram decent? Comes with charger, no battery or HDD though.
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>>43279535
>SL
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>>43279535

I got my X200 tablet with the same processor, 3gb of ram ,64gb SSD and battery fully working for $110.. the trick is to snipe them. Do not enter any kind of bidding wars.
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>>43279572
Yeah I wasn't crazy about the chip, doesn't seem horrible though. Decent cache size and low TDP. The laptop is in immaculate condition though.

You think I should hold out for a better processor?
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>>43279589
Damn okay I'm definitely gonna look around some more then. Thanks.
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>>43279589
I was considering a x200t but the fact that it doesn't have a track pad kinda scares me away from that. Would it best just to get a x201t?
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>>43279624

it handles netflix, word, spotify, torrents and all that and only stutters on youtube once in a while. (Why the hell does everything on the web including netflix run smoother than youtube?) It will be fine. As long as you don't plan on playing farcry or anything like that.
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>>43279694
yes, trackpad + g1 icore + ddr3
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>>43278890
anyone ever used tablet with eraser? i'm not sure if the stylus is defective or it's not configured properly.

xsetwacom list shows:

Serial Wacom Tablet stylus id: 16 type: STYLUS
Serial Wacom Tablet eraser id: 18 type: ERASER
Serial Wacom Tablet touch id: 19 type: TOUCH

but the red eraser button does not work in either xournal or cellwriter.
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Found an x200s for $119. Worth it? 160GB HDD, but I plan on replacing that anyway.
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>>43279714

X200 series has DDR3 as well.

>>43279694

The clit mouse works well when you need it. I don't really miss the track pad at all but when I am doing anything that requires more precision and speed I just use a mouse.

I have never used a trackpad that I liked.

I went with an X200t simply because I knew it could handle my needs and I did not need it for anything special. at $110 I can't complain. Even got a brand new sealed ultrabase for it for $10 more.
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>>43279769
yeah worth it.
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>>43279288
>shitclet keyboard
>clickpad
Nigga this best be b8.
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>>43279694
That's funny, I like the X200t because it doesn't have a trackpad that I might accidentally hit while I'm using the trackpoint. I wish the X201t didn't have a trackpad.
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>>43279961
disable touchpad with xinput set-prop $ID "Device Enabled" 0
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>>43279992
Fair point.
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>>43279992

I don't even get that fucking picture.

What the fuck.
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>>43279512
Dem Gray Keys can be transplanted to the X/T6X series as well.
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See if you can get these from any of your local institutions, we're throwing these away by the caseload at work.
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>>43280100
You must be making a killing from /g/ on ebay.
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>>43280100
Well damn. What kind of institution should I look out for?
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>>43280136
No, sadly I can't take them home, they have to go to the recycling center or put on a bid list to be sold.

I'm 99% sure the recyclers just wipe the drives and sell them on ebay for insane profit.
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>>43280171
I work at a public school, I know hospitals and some libraries have them too.
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>>43280085

How compatible are these keyboards?

For example, will it fit my X200 t? I like the grey keys.

I figured compatibility would be good since the keyboard on my X200 has the think light button and this thing doesn't have a think light, which leads me to believe this keyboard is shared with different models.
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Is this a scam or does this computer really exist? The t420 with an i7, nvidia card, and 1600x900?
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>>43280171

He's right.

I run a non-profit after school program and a teacher at one of the schools i work at just gave me 3 R40 ThinkPads.

They aren't anything special but I am building a small arsenal of old laptops so that I can hold free basic computer classes for my community sometime next year.

I also recently was given 5 Dell E6500 Latitudes by a somewhat local IT firm.

lesson of the day, you would not believe the shit people throw away.
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>>43280199
X200 went to a completely different scissor layout.
You can use X4X keys on the X6X, and T4X keys on the T6X, T400, T500. You need to swap the scissors too, but the underlying base will accept them perfectly.
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>>43280329
[well, all except alt and ctrl, since X6X/T6X and later added windows keys and the spacing of the bottom row changed. But the keys look ~ the same.]
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I want a thinkpad for $100. Can this be done and have it not be a total pile of shit?
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>>43280193
>>43280272
Looks like I'm gonna have to go bother the front desk employees of every institution in my city. Thanks!
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>>43280380
x200 with no hdd or charger
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>>43280380
Looks like if you stalk eBay long enough you can get an X200 for that price, so yes.
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Anyone have a buying guide?
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>>43280390
Yep. Just ask them if they would know who to ask to purchase out of service technology.
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>>43280446
yes http://www.ktgee.net/post/49423737148/thinkpad-guide
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>>43280329
>>43280361
Oh! And there are two completely different kinds of keyboards in the X4X and X6X series. Look at the bottom of the keyboard where there's a little metal can covering the trackppoint circuit boards. The 'four black dots' models will trade keys with other 'four black dots', and the 'three black dots' models trade with other 'three black dots' models. The four black dot models have wider scissors and a slightly superior feel due to a more stable travel. You can depress a key even at the extreme corner and it travels down smoothly. The 3dot models will just let the key tilt sideways.

The X200 also has three-dot and four-dot variants, but they're not cross-compatible backwards.
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>>43280463
Thanks!
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>>43280462
On it. I got the day off tomorrow anyway, I was going to check some thrift shops for old tech but this seems like it has more potential.
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>>43280272
We don't have a ton of storage space at the school, so it's actually more efficient to simply donate or give to recyclers. I'm also not sure if it would be worth it to hire someone to sell them on ebay, not that I could.
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>>43280329
>>43280473
>>43280361

Man this is complicated. Thank you!
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>>43280410
>>43280380

yup.

You just have to snipe.
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>>43280463
I was in the last thread and someone said the guide was out dated. Was the guy thinking of some older guide or just messing with me? The top says July 1, 2014
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>>43280714
How capable is the x200? HD videos and the like
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>>43280730

He was just messing with you.
It can't possibly be outdated. It is a guide for really old laptops.
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>>43280792

It does great on Netflix and it can play youtube at 720p very well, it just has small issues with maximizing and stuff once in a while.

I streamed the world cup in HD the whole month without issue. Works well.
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>>43280714
I wanted that shit, but went with fujitsu lifebook t5010 instead because it seemed better.

Oh well. Sick snipe tho.
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>>43280826
Bretty good. Unfortunately I need Windows 7, does it run that decently?
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>>43280857

Yeah, does well.

Everything works flawlessly.
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>>43280898
thanks anon
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What's the largest battery available for the T400?
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Probably a 9-cell
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>>43281314
was meant for
>>43281299
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What systems would I be able to emulate on an i7 t420? ps2? dosphin? psp? ds?
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>>43281411
Probably NES-DS.
PS2 may be a problem
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Are there slice batteries that would work with the x201t?
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Need some help, the only thing wrong with my x201 is the god awful screen. I know it can be replaced, but where can I get the screen that fits it and is 1080p?
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>>43281537
>1080p
The display isn't even 16:9. I think the only panel upgrades available are 1440x900 (which is TN) and a 1280x800 IPS (maybe AFFS) panel which is significantly better quality, but still low resolution.
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>>43281537
you can't change the screen
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>>43281610
But other people have changed the screen on an x200 and x201. Phones have a 1080p display, I know thinkpads can. I know that you need an extra cable to make it happen, but it's possible.
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>>43281645
Any panel that was not made for the same or similar models of ThinkPads will probably require a custom made cable and firmware/BIOS modifications.
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>>43281677
Exactly, I just need to know where I can find a 1080p ips panel that will fit.
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>>43280027
>>43279992
You can also drop an X200 palmrest right onto an X201.

My T60p's touchpad is a... crap magnet. Every time I look at it there's something wedged around the edges that needs to be scraped out. Something that probably came off of me :(
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>>43281753
i just googled it and found the answer in 1 minute.
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>>43281753
Finding a 16:10 1080p panel is going to be really difficult!
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>>43281917
Post link, I've been googling and researching for about 2 hours now.
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Wondering if I should get some of that 2k degree rustoleum paint that looks like bedliner and spray my laptop with it. I need to replace my palmrest and op end anyway
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>>43278890
>>43279747
anyone else here use a tablet thinkpad that runs gnu/linux? i'm not sure what else to try
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>>43281930
Because it's not possible to change it to a FHD display, but you can get a better one than what you have now.

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=100965
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>>43282199
I do. I run fedora. The eraser is available to programs that know to use it. I use it in Gimp and Gromit all the time. Don't know if I've ever tried to use it in Xournal.
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>>43282437
Hmm, maybe I have to configure stylus in Xorg.conf. I don't know why pressure sensitivity and the middle button work, but eraser tip does nothing.
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>>43282337
>>43281930
>>43281917
>>43281928
>>43281753
>>43281677
>>43281645
>>43281610
>>43281537
http://thinkpads.kr/xe/index.php?mid=REVIEW01&document_srl=173817
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>>43282521
how do you get pressure to work in GIMP
it's really cramping my style to have to use the journal program
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>>43282521
The eraser is a separate input subdevice. It's not just another button.
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I installed Arch on my Thinkpad, but I can't choose which WM to use, what does /g/ recommend?
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>>43282555
Where to buy?
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>>43282571
Gimp's pressure sensitivity setup is retarded; you have to set up the device you want to use _with that device_. Meaning, you go to paintbrush, open up the 'Dynamics' tool configuration, then make all the settings _using the stylus_ not mouse. Because the second you touch the mouse, Gimp flips back to configuring the mouse, not the stylus.
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>>43282624
openbox
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I want a t430..
is $600 too much?
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>>43278930

it only says to not put it in my mouth, so can i use arctic silver as lube? serious question guys
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>>43282658
yush,

I got my t530 with 1080p screen and 8 gigs ram and 128gb ssd for $550
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>>43282658
yep
at that price you should just get some shitty macbook pro, it would be worth more
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>>43282640
On my 230t the pen Just moves the mouse cursor
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>>43282571
install wacom drivers and enabled the stylus in gimp. pressure sensitivity was working first try.

>>43282607
Ok, thank you. That explains why it's not working. I'm not sure how I should configure it in xorg, though.

xsetwacom lists it as a separate device, of type eraser. it's also enabled.
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>>43282679
>>43282677


This is insane guys..look at all the thinkpad prices in my area:

http://www.kijiji.ca/b-gta-greater-toronto-area/thinkpad-t430/k0l1700272


Even on ebay, I can't "snipe" thinkpad for the guide prices. Of course I have the money to overpay but I don't want to be a sucker.
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we should have a thinkpad draw off
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>>43282865
>my X220t when activating pressure sensitivity

Going to get a new pen soon, I guess...
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>>43282926
Pretty sure that's the screen, m8
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Core i7 2720QM Quad Core Processor @ 2.20GHz
8GB Ram
320GB 7200rpm HDD - Comes with factory restore partition
1920x1080 FHD 15.6" screen
Dual graphics card(Integrated Intel and Dedicated Nivida NVS 4200m)
US Keyboard.
Smart Card Reader.
Wifi and Bluetooth Connectivity.
DVD Burner
9 Cell battery.


T520...

$600.. It looks like it's in great condition.
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>>43282973
Already had to screen replaced under warranty, didn't fix it. This was it before it was replaced.
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Check it out, $90 with MIR on Newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178720&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL072914&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL072914-_-EMC-072914-Index-_-SSD-_-20178720-L0C
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Halp, based /g/ generals.
I am looking for a 12 to 14 inch laptop with a quad core and a 1080p panel. I am a student, which basically means the cheaper, the better. I know I could get a w520, but they are expensive, and I really don't want to be getting one with an nvidia gpu. I could buy a t420 and slap in a quad core and a different panel, but is that worth it ? Should I go somewhere else ?
A good chassis, and a clitoris for pointing are a must.
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>>43283259
>Power Consumption (Idle)
0.1W

>Power Consumption (Active)
5W

that's not very gud, would not put in laptop, even HDD's are down to about 4-7W last I checked
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>>43283278
go to a starbucks and steal someone's mbp. be sure to wear a fedora and vest for maximum disguise.
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>>43283278
For the T420's, you can only swap in a quad core if it has dedicated graphics. Integrated graphics = no go.
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>>43283368
For fucks sake.

rMBP's suck, they don't have the thinkpoint or whatever it was called. And the keyboard is shit compared to my x200.
Too bad I can't shell out 2k £ for a brand new t440.
Also, why do none of the x220/30/40 laptops available with a quad ? I mean, it's not like I love waiting for stuff to compile. Unless I'm getting paid for it.
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>>43283861
The X Series are ultraportables. They're not really made for compiling. That's what the W Series is for.
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>>43283972
Yes, but wasn't the selling point of the original X series that you would get basically the same performance a mid range T series laptop would give you with lower power consumption and, primarily, a superior form factor ?
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>>43284008
I've always found the T Series to be the perfect size myself. The X Series always lacked options for a dedicated GPU, and I thought they used lower voltage CPUs with slightly less performance, but maybe that wasn't the case for all models.
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What does /g/ think of this W700?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-ThinkPad-W700-17-034-Core-2-Duo-3-06GHZ-4GB-RAM-750GB-HD-NVIDIA-QUADRO-/201136035021?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=gRbtbAgxSIywVZal7ZHJSg4OJnE%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
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>>43284111
no dual monitors, no wacom pad, not even a 1920x1200 display

lame
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>>43284082
the XxxS models do, but, I think, right up till x220, you could get the fastest CPU with a TDP limit of 40-45W inside most of the regular models. It's a shame that the X240 now is available only as an ultrabook with an ultrabook CPU.
Still, if I want a quad core which I can afford, I have to buy a t520, which is a bit bigger than I would like my next laptop to be. At the moment, I have a malfunctioning x200s, it doesn't charge the battery, and no, it IS a motherboard defect. And I have an x60 as well, which isn't even 64 bit, so rather useless for modern development.
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The thinkpad buying guide is way off with prices
All that are listed for $100-150 are actually $200+ everywhere I look
Am I expected to buy something used off Ebay? I'd rather not buy a used computer
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/g/ where do I get a dirt cheap thinkpad online that isn't ebay or shitlist? If it can run mint or ubuntu and close to 2g ram I'm good to go.
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>>43284414
newegg has some refurbished thinkpads but they are a bit overpriced, If you want something newer you could try lenovo outlet but i doubt that they will have the type that you are looking for
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>>43284414
amazon
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>>43278886
what kind of battery life you get on there?
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>>43284673
Depends on what im doing, for normal browsing i would say 4-6 hours
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just found a T43 on ebay with a 60Gb ssd for $99. comes with battery and adapter. good deal or nah?
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>Delivery estimate: Sat. Jul. 26 - Tue. Jul. 29
If my x201s ain't here by tomorrow, I'm calling the cops
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>>43283259
not worth it
power consumption is very high and the value isn't that great
just get a m550 or a 840evo
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Where can I get a thinkpad for $100 new?
Is buying used from ebay my only option?
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>>43285276
lenovo doesn't currently have any new laptops for $100. is that what you are asking?
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>>43285276
just get a chromebook if you're going to be an anal poorfag
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>>43285343
I just need a really cheap laptop for college and don't like buying used computers
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>>43285375
might as well drop out then
doubt someone of your mental caliber could make use of one
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I just bought a 13 rMBP because I'm sick of lugging my T520 around.
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>>43284160
Let me know if you can get all those on a W700 for under 300. I'd buy 100 from you.
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>>43285707
what's the point of getting a W700 if it doesn't come with those?
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I just got my X201 running on an old spare 80GB HDD until my 128GB SSD gets in. I just installed Sabayon (I will get real-non-babby-ganoo on the ssd) for now. The fingerprint reader works out of the box!
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>>43284370
>Am I expected to buy something used off Ebay? I'd rather not buy a used computer
...Isn't every single thinkpad except for the 230/430/530 and 240/440/540 out of production now?

And won't the *30 ones be going out of production soon, leaving only the even shittier *40s?
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for my first thinkpad should I get a t420 or a x201 tablet? I use engineering software for school but nothing really 3D (I use mostly electrical/math software)
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>>43287055
Well the T420 will have longer battery life (assuming the batteries are in good or similar condition) and also has an Ultrabay, which means cd/dvd reader or a second HDD. T420 can take mSATA SSD's too. Also optional dedicated graphics.

X201t would be slightly smaller and lighter and tablet, obviously.

If you're looking for a desktop replacement and it's going to be your main machine, definitely a T420.
>>
>tfw my X220 isn't gonna dispatch till Monday, and has to get from the UK to Spain
>>
Will Lenovo replace the power plug under warranty?

Just noticed mine is a bit loose. I could have sworn it was fine earlier, I don't think I bumped it or anything.
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>>43287687
So a x201t if it's just as a secondary computer?
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>>43288222
they're almost always ever so slightly loose. It's a wired plug held in a bracket that's meant to have some give. It's not soldered to the motherboard or anything.
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>>43280463
Does kt-gee still post here? I have something he might want to put on his site. In regards to thinkpads. This post specifically:

http://www.ktgee.net/post/70880135446/making-use-of-that-empty-mini-pci-e-slot
>>
Hey guys, I'm gonna buy a Y50 if you all give it the green light.

Dazzle me.
>>
>tfw I thought /g/ was joking about buying cheap thinkpads
>tfw I bought a overpriced hp pavillion g6
>it's loud as fuck, overheating problems, it burns my fingers touching it sometimes
>it could explode anytime
Why didn't I listen?
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>>43288673
yellow light
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>>43288646
Yep still here, mostly in the Retro thread.
hwtools.net sells an actual full sd slot for the WWAN slot. But if there's adequate empty space inside the ThinkPad, I guess the microSD to SD adapter could work better.

The ThinkPad guide will be updated on the 1st August to reflect the price drops on the Sandy Bridge models.
>>
>>43288673

red light
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>>43288673
purple light
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>>43288845
>I guess the microSD to SD adapter could work better.

Hell yeah, 2 extra full sized sd card slots inside your laptop using 2 adaptors on top of the Mini PCI-E connector you link to on your site. Forget the single sd card adaptor you posted that's bullshit.

It's a shame X4x users can't use this considering the limited 1.8" PATA options they have.

Have you tried the adaptor? Do you know if it works well?
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>>43288673
Blinded by the light
Revved up like a deuce another runner in the night
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>>43288957
The dual microSD adapter works fine in my X200s, it's detected as a USB device so you can boot from both slots separately. One issue is that if you put the ThinkPad to sleep, it disconnects and reconnects when you wake it back up.
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>>43279314
The difference?
>>
Got myself an used X201 for 1500 SEK. 4 GB RAM and a phat battery pack. I am soo content.

Could anyone please tell me what docking station I should use?
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>>43289035
The T420s is slimmer, has less battery life and uses the thinner 7mm HDD standard instead of 9.5mm.
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>>43282765
Such is life in Canada, I had to snipe a T420 AT the fucking guide price, all the good auctions don't ship here and craigslist/kijiji is barren.
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>>43283315
What would you consider good then?
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Got all this for $600 about a year ago.
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>>43289233
Think you got ripped m8
>>
>>43278910
I have a X200 and I'm planning to do the same, what's the best ram for this little machine?
>>
>>43289245
You could say he Lenovapaid
>>
>>43289233
>>43289272
err, sorry why do you think that?
>>
>>43289283
T420 is 300$

So you essentially paid 300 for a battery + wires + carrying case
>>
>>43289343
Well, brand new the battery, wires and carrying case (and kensington lock, mouse that I'll never use) total about $300. And it's a 430, not 420.
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>>43289369
>t430

oh
>>
Is 390 euro a good deal for a thinkpad t420 with i7 and nvidia?
>>
I have a x200s. I disabled Bluetooth in BIOS settings but the Bluetooth led lights up on boot for few seconds.

What could possibly trigger it?
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UXGA T60p owner, reporting in.
Runs fairly decent with an SSD, and of course the screen is one of the best I've seen in a laptop, ever.
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For example can I get the cheapest t420 with an intergrated intel card, an i5 and 1366x768 and then just upgrade it with a new i7/nvidia motherboard and a 1600x900 display?
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>>43282676
no, it becomes solid at high temperatures
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>>43289760
If it bothers you that much just take out the bluetooth card. According to this site it should be removable without issue on that model.

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkPad_Bluetooth_Daughter_Card_with_Enhanced_Data_Rate_%28BDC-2%29
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>>43289864
The cost of dealing with the upgrades will probably exceed that of a machine configured as such unless you know where to get a suitable laptop i7 on the cheap

>>43282676
Someone on /g/ once fapped using that and posted pictures (somewhere). Not sure what happened afterwards
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>>43278072
Oh look, it's the Lenovo chinkpad shills again.
Asus is obviously superior to shitty chinkpads.
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>>43290183
>>
>>43278072

Looking to snipe a FHD T420/T430... any tips besides trawling and asking seller about res if its not listed?
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>>43289996
Yeah I figured I should just yank out the card since I have no need for it anyway. I was just curious why it would blink on boot despite being disabled.
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So I want 4 gigs of ram in both my x61 laptops but looking at ram prices for DDR2 SODIMMs it's going to cost almost half what I paid for it. Because I also want it in a single stick so I can have 8 gigs as an option in the future it increases the price quite a bit.

Are these prices ever going to go down? Now that most newer laptops have soldered on ram it seems that they'll have less incentive to liquidate their old inventory as quickly. I don't know if it's worth buying a 2 gig stick now and getting a a 4 gig stick later on and just leaving it at 6 gigs each.


While you folks with your 16:9 touchscreens, chicklet keyboards and gigantic trackpads will get to have 32 or 64 gigs of ram and current processors in your newer chinkpads I just can't deal with widescreen on a laptop on top of everything else. This is all I have left as a reminder of when computing was a sane hobby. You take out a 4:3 laptop in public now and people chuckle thinking it's an antique, eventually they'll be be reacting the same at people who use physical keyboards and mice 10 years from now.
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>>43290277
Prices on DDR2 won't be going anywhere, the 8GB kits will be staying at the high $120 price.
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>>43290264
Pretty sure all the lights blink upon boot regardless of what options or peripherals are plugged in. Even the hard drive access lights up when there's nothing in there to access.
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>>43290255
Wait is there a 1920x1080p t420? Also wouldn't it be possible to just change the screen? I can guess that that configuration is really rare.
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>>43290015
But would it be possible to upgrade from an i5 to i7?
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>>43290335

Whoops, meant T520/T530.
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>>43290384
You will have to pay a lot of money just to get a screen that is a little bit higher res, unless it is possible to replace the screen with something that is fhd, which I am not sure is possible.
>>
>>43290417

I mean I don't consider the difference from 1600x900 to fhd little.
>>
So maybe you guys can help

I have fucking techno autism and cannot stand all this redundancy i have with shit.

>Desktop(amd 8 core) forget name right now
>laptop(i7 3517U) 15inch 1080x1920 display, honestly smooth as fuck but really big
>Wacom x86 Tablet for taking notes in oneNote
>Celery M netbook with lubuntu
>HTC one

Anyway, my point is I have so much shit and I can't stand it. Laptop is too big, netbook is too weak, phone is too big, some classes dont allow computers so can't use tablet.

My plan:
>switch to paper notes/calendar
>Buy X120e Thinkpad, slap Fedora on it
>Buy Nokia 515
>buy 2013 Nexus 7 for documents/social shit, slap Cyanogen on it

and sell the rest

Seriously. the inconsistency and redundancy drives me up the wall and makes me obsess over it and it kills me.

so

is the X120e good?

i like its smallness as a netbook but how good are the AMD Fusion APU's? I just want to be able to watch video without it stuttering all the time
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>>43290345
Well the T series uses socket based processors. Just need to find the right one and when it comes to quad cores, I think you need to do some magic tricks (something about only boards with discrete graphics accepting them). But in that respect, i5 to i7 within the same range isn't really worth it since it'll also drink a little more.

But if you know what you're doing with the display then that of course would be a good idea.
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So I got my X200s running Xubuntu. What now?
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My x200 arrives in a few hours.
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>>43290442
They're shit m8. Better off getting an X200/X201
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>>43290464
Falling for the chinkpad scam,
should've bought a HP, they have amazing cooling and stability.
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>>43290464
Rice and shine, rice and shine...
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>>43290481
This or Acer
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>>43290442

IIRC the cpus in those were utter fucking shit. Get an x201 , x220, x230
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>>43290430
No but you will at least have to pay a couple of hundred bucks for something that at least in my opinion isn't that important.
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>>43290481
>>43290497
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>>43282571
Use Krita.
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>>43290479
>>43290501
I'll look at those
damn


I just want a nice netbook to carry with me, that can do documents, 720p videos, flash (homework shit) etc

i want it to be simple so i can stop obsessing
ill look at the x200 series though
>>
do you "Must Have T series and Xseries"?
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>>43284853
with a 9 or 6 cell battery?
>>
Oh wow. im dumb


What about the X140e
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>>43290834
You. Read this.

>>43280463
http://www.ktgee.net/post/49423737148/thinkpad-guide

The only acceptable suffix after a thinkpad model is either t or p or ds. s is fine too if you want a slimmer model at the expense of power.
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>>43289787
Im interested in buying a thinkpad. How is this laptop? Can you make a pros/cons list? How much RAM are you running?
>>
>>43285903
What's the point of buying a W500 too then? A W700 is just a larger W500 if it doesn't have dual screen.
>>
>>43280173
Get someone to register a recycling company.
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>>43290730
yes and it better not have island keyboard
>>43290800
9 cell
>>
>>43281411
Nvidya card or Intel? Former can handle PS2.
>>
>>43283861
T440 has shit keyboard, ULV CPU and no trackpoint too. Save that money.
>>
>>43284269
Buy the dock, it has a connector just to charge batteries.
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>>43292480
Doesn't all t420 computer have an integrated intel card? Even if they have nvidia or not.
>>
>>43292666
Yeah. You can switch between the two.
>>
T60 for $50 USD worth /g/?
>>
>>43292971
depends on specs but most likely yes
>>
>>43292971
Totes brah
>>
Should I get the t420 with or without an nvidia card?
>>
Sup /g/,

Which skin do you think looks nicer?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-KH-Special-Laptop-black-leather-Skin-Cover-For-Lenovo-ThinkPad-X220-/121174308617?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c368d3709

or

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-KH-Special-carbon-protector-Skin-Cover-For-Lenovo-ThinkPad-X220-Laptops-/111233299621?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19e60574a5
>>
>X200 was estimated to arrive today according to eBay
>still on the other side of the country

Fuck.
>>
>>43290442
Which tablet do you have?
>>
>>43293172
I am also wondering this, are there any downsides at all to having the nvidia card?
>>
>>43293172
>>43294106

I too would like to know.
It seems thinkpad general threads are full of non nvidia plebs.
>>
>>43289150
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7594/samsung-ssd-840-evo-msata-120gb-250gb-500gb-1tb-review/8

There's newer models that are out now that weren't for those tests which are good too, such as the Crucial M550 and Samsung 850 Pro, etc.
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>>43294173
Nvidia models tend to cost more, as far as I can see thinkpads are about bang for the buck.
>>
>>43289343
>chiclet
>t420
>>
Thank you /g/, my X220 arrived yesterday, and it's the best purchase I've ever made.

£200 got me near mint condition, i5 2.5ghz processor, 4gb ram, 320gb hdd and the battery still lasts 6 hours on powersaving mode.

Was pretty surprised about how small and light it was when I unboxed it, and the build quality is amazing. Feels so solid. There's lots of little extra touches to it too, like a little light near the webcam you can turn on with Fn+PgUp for working in the dark, an easily removable hdd, and a slightly bigger battery which tilts the keyboard towards you when it's sitting on the desk.

10/10 would recommend again and again.

Btw, wtf is the thinkvantage button?!
>>
>>43294248
But you get no bang with intel integrated graphics.
>>
>>43290690
x200/s or t400 are best value for money and I personally think they are the best options for baby's first ThinkPad. Gave my x200s to a colleague and t400 to my dad, they both liked what they see.
>>
>>43294437
A laptop built to last, with a good keyboard, good repairability and an i5 in the range of ~300 is plenty of bang for the buck.
>>
>>43294173
>>43294106
You can emulate PS2 and maybe play some dota/tf2 with the nvidya card. Depends on whether you wanna fuck around with vidya or not really. And I think optimus doesn't play nice with loonix.
>>
>>43294469
I suppose.

>>43294503
Thanks.
>>
>>43294435
You can program it to launch anything you want. Google it.
>>
>>43294503
>>43294248
Thanks, I can get a pretty good deal on a nvidia thinkpad so I will probably get it.
>>
I have an x201. Can I buy an x201 tablet, and put the motherboard from my x201 in the tablet?
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thinking about buying a T420. Are 370€ too much for this:

- hd+ 1600x900
- 160GB hdd (got a SSD here though)
- 4GB RAM
- Core i5 2520M

???
pls halp
>>
>>43294788

Why?
>>
>>43294788
no
>>
>>43294583
Yeah there's no downside other than price, You can also slot in a quad i7.
>>
>>43294831
I got a great offer for an x201 tablet, but it's 1.06GHz, while my x201 is 2.4 Ghz.

>>43294845
Oh.
>>
>>43287687
you're the man. Thanks for the response
>>
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/121389103768?ssPageName=STRK:MEBOFFX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1427.l2649

for $320 + shipping?
>>
>>43295080
no HD+ though
>>
>>43295080
not unless you really want it, you can do better
>>
>>43295194
that means capacity for another hard drive right?
>>
>>43295337
that would be the display

HD (1366x768), HD+ (1600x900), and FHD (1920x1080)
>>
Finally bought into the hype, x61 got delivered this morning.
>>
>>43294788
It will fit if you swap the heatsink for the smaller tablet heatsink, but you won't have a functional pen switch, lid switch, digitizer may not work, etc...
>>
>thinkpad threads are dying slowly but surely

great sucksess, iz nice
>>
>>43296957
Every thread goes past bump limit before 404'ing
>>
>>43296978
After 24+ hours
>>
>>43296995
There's not really much to post about, do you want people to be spamming the same pictures day after day? This ain't no desktop or battlestation thread.
>>
>>43278072
Any advice on cleaning my keyboard?

Also, my T60p is still getting really high temperatures. Although, I've found that if I elevate it with a book and leave the area underneath the fan to the air and not against a solid surface, my temps are good.

I'm talking, flat against a wood table, the GPU can get to 97-98, but with the side not under the fan being elevated with a book, it tends to stay at 78 to the low 80s.

Any advice for this as well? I replaced the AS5 on mine less than a month ago and I've already done the pre-1982 copper penny GPU cooling trick.
>>
X201 with dock or E6410?
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>>43278217
>outdated hardware
>>
>>43278794
Piss off you pretentious fuck.
>>
>>43278072
I just bought a used T61p for $180, did I do good, /g/?
>>
>>43297979
if it was the 15,4 inch version with WUXGA screen then you did fine, if not you fucked up big time.
>>
Where can I get a cheap thinkpad in Europe?
>>
>>43298737
Europe
>cheap

goodluck m8
>>
>>43298871
Really, it seems like everywhere outside of the US you have to get lucky as shit to find a good deal, even in Canada let alone Europe.
>>
>>43298871
I know it is really a pain in the ass.
>>
is the x60 worth the 250 dollar price mark? Assuming I can't actually get my hands on a cheap x60 where I live.
>>
>>43298940
>>43298947

Glorious USA wins again!
>>
>>43280240
Check the thinkpad wiki
>>
>>43294816
Yes, but
>€
You probably can't get them cheaper
>>
>>43278217
Spending money on good hardware. Does it burn your pockets? Good goy
>>
>>43297483
Bump.

Apparently, my temperatures only actually rise when charging.

Has anyone else had this issue?
>>
>>43299006
bump
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>>43290183
>counter-shilling
>>
About to order a T42, how do I know weather or not it's BIOS-locked?
>>
>>43299942
Ask the seller? If they lie, get a refund?
>>
>>43299007
Seriously fuck it is times like this I absolutely hate Europe, in USA you can get away with being poor because everything is so goddamn cheap.
>>
Since it is so hard to find a decent deal on a t420 with an i7 and a nvidia card. Would it be possible to get one with an i5 and no dedicated graphics and then just swap out the motherboard?
>>
>>43300213
No forget the i7 I don't need it, but is there some way to get a nvidia card?
>>
>>43300169
Make a friend in america
>get him to buy you what you want
>get him to send it to you

boom
>>
>>43300290
Sorry I don't think I could trust anyone to do that.
>>
>>43300290
>>43300349
Aren't there companies specialized in this?
>>
>>43300368
probably.
>>
Should I buy a T440s for $1400? Parents are paying for it for school. CS major.
>>
>>43300430
no

Get a T430 with good specs, a dock, a 30" 2560x1600 monitor, and mouse and keyboard.
>>
What is the best laptop around without a mouse pad?
Reasons for no mouse pad:
>never use it
>it get's in the way while typing
>it looks ugly as hell

I have been searching for days now for a good laptop without one but most either have it or it's a tablet (which I'm not after).

A bonus would be if OpenBSD supports it.

I've heard that the thinkpads have this but it seems like leveno are not producing them anymore.
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>ThinkPad owners
>Not pedos
>>
>>43301439
you would have to look at old ones

also you can disable the trackpad
>>
>>4301526
Looks like I'll have to look at some old ones.

What is the point in having it if I'm not going to use it? one of the reasons why I don't want it.
>>
posting from my new x230t. 300 gb HDD @ 7200 RPM, 8 GB RAM, i5-3320M with stylus and charger. All for $350.

how did i do?
>>
>>43301698
gud

get a mSATA SSD now
>>
>>43301764

tfw poorfag

I plan on upgrading but I dont know when.
>>
>>43278072
Yooooooo that thing is cool! What others are there like it that have usable specs.
>>
Meant to bump >>43299233.
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>>43279314
>1366x768
>non-shit
>>
>>43302525
this
why the fuck are people still buying anything under 1920x1080?
>>
>>43302554
Maybe because the require less power.
>>
For around $200, could I get a Thinkpad that would let me program, have around 10 tabs open in a brower, and all the other basic things people do with a computer? If so, which model? I don't have any strong preference, I just need something cheap that gets the job done without any annoying features.

Also, how long are the batteries supposed to last on a Thinkpad?
>>
>>43302878
My t61 keeps me happy, I don't even use my desktop anymore.
1440x900 screen, 2.8ghz dualcore, half-decent gpu
>>
>>43300169
Hopshopgo.
>>
>>43302878
X200/s T400.

Can usually get a 2.4ghz with 2/4gb ram for 100 or less, then spend the rest on ssd or moar ram. You can also get a hdd caddy to stick your original hard disk in the DVD slot for the T400.
>>
If i get an x220 can I use my s pen with it (s pen from a gnote 3)
>>
>>43303747
No, it's just a stylus.
>>
>>43303903
capacitive? thats horrible
>>
>>43303747
Yes, the S-pen works just fine on the X220. They both use Wacom Penabled digitizers.
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