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It's ThinkPad General again!

What are you running on yours?
What do you use it for?
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T440p ordered, I'm waiting for delivery now

Only bought it as it was under £400, brand new.
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anyone wanna buy a thinkpad
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>>45353941
What a fresh meme.
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>>45353941
When memes become reality
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ordered an x200, it's in the mail. Anyone else have a coreboot/libreboot supported laptop? I want to know a little more before I buy a buspirate
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>old pc broke 3 years ago
>bought t61 for 100€
>upgrade to 2GB ram 15€
>don't give fug
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Hey /g/, I want to get my dad a thinkpad for christmas.

He mostly browses, tons of email for work, and some light pdf editing for schematics/blueprints.

Any recommendations and where to buy? No real other necessities, not trying to spend tok much.

Used or new as long as it doesnt kill my wallet.
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>>45353761
Currently torturing my T420 with Win8.1 4GB of RAM, 320GB HDD and 128GB SSD. 1600x900 panel.

It's a zippy machine. Great for the price (especially when you get it used).
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>>45354040
Get him a x201 if he wants small (12.5") or a T420 for 14"
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Does X230 Tablet have good battery life ?

Should I go for it or get a Thinkpad Yoga instead ?
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>>45354082
Don't want to ask him so as to keep it a surprise, otherwise he'll tell me no (he's not the gift type).

It'd mostly be for in bed, since he's had some medical issues. I might get him a pad to rest it on and a mouse to go along with it.

And best place for used? Ebay? amazon? Newegg had a ton refurbished but doesnt look like the prices are that spectacular.
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Definitely thinking about getting one and slapping Debian on it, but I don't know which to buy. I'm on a budget and not trying to spend a fortune on one, I'll splurge I guess on one since all I hear are good things about them. Any ideas? I hear of people buying old ones and putting some light Linux distros on them and being very happy.
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>>45354136
T61. or T42
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>>45353761
Happy to report my replacement mobo for my X220T came in last night. Getting my friend back up and running feels good man.
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>>45354154
Thanks I'll check them out!
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>>45354121
Watch ebay, x201 come up for a decent price every now and then. Don't spend more than $250
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Got a T420 hd+ with ssd. Its my main machine. I use it for everything.

I just scored a nice dock. Im gonna slap a dac and a hd monitor plus a 60% mechanical keyboard om that shit and use it for its homebase.
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>>45354170
Bear in mind that those are old laptops. Not old as in "can't even open Opera 3", but maybe you have to change the HDD or clean them up a little bit.
Check if you can get a good deal on ebay. Also, take a look at the Thinkpad guide on the wiki.
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>put up an old hp pavilion for sale
>want to replace it with a thinkpad

Now I just need someone to buy that rather bad HP laptop.
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I really want a X201T but I am worried about battery life, fan sound, size and weight and the low resolution.

I just want a notebook with a good active digitizer, good 16:10< screen and good keyboard. Seems like the X201 is the last device that offers these.
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>>45354186
Yeah I checked them both out and they are older but that's fine because they'll last longer and there are options to throw in better HDD and more memory which I would most likely do. Then again I might just buy a brand new one since I hear people raving about them all the time which gives me a warm and fuzzy.
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>>45353761
What is the red button for?
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>>45354286
clit mouse
Google it
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>>45354121
I found my x201 for $96 on ebay. I needed to replace the keyboard but besides that it was in great condition.

My T420 was $250 from arrow direct on eBay but I know I could have gotten it cheaper.
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Isn't the X230T the best of thinkpads ?
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>>45354102
What do you guys think about this ?
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is x1 carbon really that bad? Getting a new laptop, sub 1000, and i'm stuck between x240, t440s, and x1 carbon, all can be had for sub 1000 on the black friday deal

For uni student
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I have two beauties.

My X131e is running Fedora 20, and acts like a DHCP and DNS caching server for my home network, also is used by my gf for surfing the net when she's here.

"My" X230 is company property, and was given to me when I started doing pager duty. He has a standardized Windows 7 environment on him, and is a pretty cool little thing. Pic related.
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So what are some good questions to ask the seller when you can't personally inspect used ThinkPads?
Like:
>is BIOS locked?
>did you come on it?
etc
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>>45354528
Ask if the light still comes on.
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I have the choice between a X240 and a T440s, which one would yo /g/ents pick?
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Thinking about saving up about 400 and getting a T420, T420s, or T520, and put an SSD in it and get a drive bay to put another 1TB drive I have laying around in it. I also have 8GB of RAM laying around that I would put into it to.


So a T420 with a 250GB SSD and a 1TB HD as well as 8GB of RAM. Would this be a good machine?
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x60
xubuntu
browsing and light office work
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>>45354616
t440.
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>>45354623
Yes, very happy with my T420 with an ssd. Only bad part is the screen, keyboard is great.
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>>45354102
why do you keep asking this

the x230 has a bigger battery + option for a slice battery, which doubles it
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>>45354652
Because it's the first time I'm asking

The build quality is good or does the keyboard flex and shit ?
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>>45354616
X240
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x61t & X201 running arch on both, should get my battery from Germany yesterday but it aint here yet :(
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>>45354616
>>45354636
>>45354697
kek
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>>45354616
Neither. T420 and x201.
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>>45354943
Is the t420 the best thinkpad?
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>>45355008
right now it is probably the best bang for your buck
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>tfw you will eventually need something faster than your T420 but it will have a terrible chiclet keyboard ;_;
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>>45354227
I own a X201T. Battery life with the extended battery is roughly around 4h of average use. Fan sound is incredibly quiet. For the weight and size, it fits nicely into my work bag with room to spare so I'm pretty happy with it.
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T410s w. 128GB SSD, dedicated graphics, 4GB RAM & Intel Core i5. 1440x900. classic style keyboard.

£200

Goes nicely with my X201s.

Can't imagine life without an SSD now.
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>>45355112
I've been thinking about this too.

Where do we go after t420?
w530? I won't mind the chiclet if I can still access and upgrade all the parts. And it doesn't have that fucking clickpad.
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Friendly reminder that each of your beloved ThinkPads are most likely backdoored by Lenovo themselves.

http://www.afr.com/p/technology/spy_agencies_ban_lenovo_pcs_on_security_HVgcKTHp4bIA4ulCPqC7SL
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>>45355319
could you post a picture of the backdoor
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>>45355375
It's chinese
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what do you /g/ think about this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG5dUTJZQRo

The fanless is pretty interesting, but thats what the video mentioned.
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>>45355385
Post it, me can read
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>>45355399
I mean the brand is chinese
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>Lenovo Thinkpad X220T (4298-A53)

Does this one have a IPS monitor?
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>>45355471
I'm pretty sure all X220t's are IPS.
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I bought a T23 just for collection off some old guy in a flea market

Managed to get it down to half his selling price by telling him no one would buy that piece of shit for that much and I've bought cheaper shit

On another note: X220 for $350, yay or nay?
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>>45355580
you could sell it on ebay for more
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How's the build quality of the X230T ?
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>>45355499
yes its an IPS screen
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T61 2.6/8GB/1TB WD running CentOS docked and on a RAM vehicle laptop mount atop a steel stand I fabricated. Feeds 24" Viewsonic monitor which faces my recliner. Mice are two Logitech trackballs, one on each recliner arm. I used 3M fabric adhesive to glue Velcro to the recliner arms and put stickyback Velcro on the bottoms of the mice. They can't slide off but can be positioned as needed. Old Microsoft natural keyboard sits on my lap when in use.

This arrangement beats using a laptop conventionally, and the laptop is its own UPS which is handy because local power is sometimes interrupted by storms or niggers hunting telephone poles with their cars.

X200 lives on another stand to my left in a RAM mount which holds my Logitech K810 Bluetooth keyboard I use for that PC and for my S4 which lives in a RAM X-Grip mount and stays on charge.

This is comfy as fuck and would be a near ideal setup for an invalid. Recumbent seating is better ergononmically than the traditional chair/dest arrangement.

Someone in a previous thread asked why I run CentOS. It's because it's highly reliable, does whatever I need, and has a long support cycle. Change for changes sake or to amuse artfag GUI designers (Ubuntu...) doesn't SERVE me. Stability does. I also run Windows in VMs for any apps I may want and to stay familiar since I work on PCs. Unless someone is a programmer or developer nothing bleeding edge is worth bothering with, and any curiosity may be explored in VMs.

X200 runs Win7 for school and has no problem with AutoCAD 2015 doing basic work.

Also have a T61 in a RAM mount in my truck for road use and navigation. Piss on a tiny GPS or phone screen when I can have 15.4" instead. When on road phone sits in another X-Grip (I love RAM mounts, and getting them cheap off Ebay) so I can conveniently tether it to the T61.

I used to care about performance. Now I care as much or more about CONVENIENCE and ERGONOMICS. I can affordably have Thinkpads where ever I want a PC.
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>>45354640
what's wrong with the t420 screen?
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>>45355761
PICS!
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I found my old T42 thinkpad a few weeks back. It still comes on, but it looks like it's in need of a new backlight for the screen. Worth the hassle?
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>>45355808
what do you mean what's wrong with it

go look up some reviews
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>>45355912
I'm asking what's wrong with it because he said "only bad part is the screen"...
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>>45355939
it's bad
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>>45355596
Anyone ?
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>>45355967
about the same as the X220t
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Why are ebay thinkpads so fucking expensive...
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>>45353761
>x240
>windows 8.1
Use it mostly for programming (c++,Matlab), PCb design, and watching my American shows. Waiting for the 34" 21:9 dell to come out so I can be one with my shows and movies.
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>>45356240
can the integrated graphics power a 3440x1440 monitor?
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>>45356305
Yes
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t410
browsing the web
school work
setting up networks
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im selling an SXGA+ x61 tablet, anyone interested?
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Whats the best thinkpad for around $500?
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>>45355008
It's the sweet spot for price/performance.
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>>45356704
depends, what do you want out of it?
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>>45356869
I'm gonna use it for uni so programming and working and stuff like that
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>>45356903
what kind of programming do you do? do you want portability, power, or something inbetween? 16:9, 16:10, or 4:3?
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>>45356903
depends what size you want
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>>45356869
Portability is the least important but something in between would be noice. I'm going to be working in Java and C++
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>>45356951
The T series sounds about right but I really don't know what would be best. I'm willing to go up to $700 if its worth it
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Would this be a good buy /g/?

> X220
> i5-2540M
> 4GB
> 320GB HDD

For $325 ausfag money (275 USD)

I already have 16GB of ram and a 240GB SSD to put in so they don't matter.
Only other thing is that the screen is non IPS, but it's pretty easy to buy a replacement and install it right?
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>>45357001
t410

get a t410p if you want extra graphics horsepower
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>>45356058
Neckbeards demand driving up the price
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X60 running Trisquel here.
Typically used for surfing, programming, SSH/RDP/VNC'ing into a server for proprietary work stuff like Matlab.

I'm needing another charger, last few weeks there was an anon who got one that fried his Thinkpad.
Should I try and get a 'genuine' one or go for universal charger?
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>>45357083
what the temps like on your x60 with trisquel, idle and under load?
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my x220 just arrived today. It looks and feel better in person than i imagined. What shoul i do now?
it has i5 2520, 4gb ram and 120gb ssd
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>>45357191
reformat and reinstall whatever OS you want
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>>45357145
46 deg idle, 72 deg max.
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>T430, Winblows8.1 because c# dev, use it pretty much just for work
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Can thinkpads power USB ports in sleep?
>having laptop that can't power USB in sleep
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>>45353925
>said it will be here by Friday
>no dispatch notice yet
>seller hasn't replied to my message yet
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>>45357055
pls reply

I need /g/'s seal of approval before I can buy it
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>>45357060
> all used and refurbished

where can I get one of these new?
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>>45357407
I feel you but I haven't message the seller, my battery from Germany should been here on Wednesday but it aint here yet :(
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>tfw no qt thinktrap gf

;_;
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>>45357461
you dont, that would defeat the point of buying a thinkpad
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>>45357385
Pretty much all ThinkPads have an "always on" USB port (usually indicated by being yellow). You can also turn it off in the power management settings if you want.
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>>45357461
>5 years old laptop model
>new

>>45353941
Why not on the top cover?
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>>45357513
> buying a 5 year old laptop

holy shit why would I even want to do that
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>>45357548
why not?
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>>45357548
because if you arent fucking incompetent its still fairly fast
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>>45357569
>>45357560
I'm not incompetent but son this shit aint gonna last me 4 years
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>>45357548
for certain purposes laptops peaked years ago and Thinkpad made the best models. New laptops have worse designs, clumpsy materials, win8 eufi faggotry and on top of all the are more expensive.
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>>45357461
>>45357513

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/IBM-ThinkPad-T43-2-1Ghz-80Gb-1Gb-DVD-RW-COLLECTION-/370138979602

New in box T43.
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>>45357618
i can still manage with a damn core2duo, youll be fine with a first gen core i5 or core i7
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>>45357055
too expensive, it should be closer to $200 usd
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>>45353761
would this be worth it over the t410?

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkPad-2344BMU-14-Inch-Notebook/dp/B009UFNUIA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417127141&sr=8-1&keywords=thinkpad+t430
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>>45358009
wayyy overpriced
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>>45358062
So what about http://m.newegg.com/Product?ItemNumber=9SIA5WM28P1945

I can't find a t410p :^(
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How's ~$200 for a T420 with an i5-2540M, 8 gigs of RAM, a 320 GB hard drive, and an HD+ display, but no Nvidia graphics?
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>>45358322
gud
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>>45358322
How does this compare to a t410? Is it just gudder?
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>>45358322

Have a link?
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>>45358616
one generation newer
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>>45357631
>635 london dollars
Top jew
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>>45358616
sandy bridge, but 16:9 as opposed to 16:10
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You know what I saw today, /g/?

A regular guy using a thinkpad. Like not some fucking neckbeard or some business suit guy, just a normal looking dude. And it wasn't one of the new shitty thinkpads either.
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>>45358776
>there are normalfags that regularly lurk and post in ThinkPad Generals

THAT'S IT
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>>45353941
That happened to me one time.
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>>45358762
Is a t30 shit in comparison?
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Is 250$ a good deal for a Lenovo Yoga 2 11 ?
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>>45358806
same shit, but with a slightly different keyboard (you can swap it for an old one though) and an ivy bridge processor
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>>45358776
Maybe he works for NASA.
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How are you guys spending ThinkGivings Day?

My x220 is sitting in a UPS facility en route to get a Mobo replacement.

>tfw I couldn't spend a day like this with my chinkpad ;_;
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>>45358835
>>45358835

I'm thinking about getting the t420 but im afraid that the Intel gpu might make it shit in the near future
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>>45358874
im british, so im not
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>>45358886
itll do the job for some time yet as long as youre using it for work and not gayman, also take a look at the t420p
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>>45358902
I cant find the t420p anywhere ;_;
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