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Last one died.

PowerPC edition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bxJIA8hscI

Previous thread: >>46571460

Used ThinkPad Buyer's Guide:
http://ktgee.net/post/49423737148/thinkpad-guide

ThinkWiki - Info on ThinkPads & running GNU+Linux on them:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkWiki

ThinkPad service guides w/ tutorial videos: http://service.lenovo.partner-management.com/et.cfm?eid=1369
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FIRST ONE FOR W701DS
TFW YOU NEVER WILL HAVE IT OR TOUCH IT.
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Boys and girls, I now own the most autistic account for anything in the world.
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>>46593118
Lel.
http://www.amazon.com/X220-IPS-LP125WH2-SL-REPLACEMENT/dp/B005CV9KS0/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1424110949&sr=1-1&keywords=x220+ips
I have thinkpad X220 with TN screen. Is it worth it to replace it with IPS?
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>>46593150
Yeah, it's worth it but be aware that the IPS screen has its own issues like image retention and white spots.
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>>46593150
I am honestly surprised the username was avaiable. I was just fucking around checking for cool ones since the name changes were out.
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What linux distro should I put on my x61t? I have crunchbang on my main laptop but I want something new and lightweight
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>>46594097
Put OpenBSD on it.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/9cell-Battery-for-Lenovo-ThinkPad-X220-4286-4287-0A36281-42T4863-42T4901-42T4902-/350636119405?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item51a38a956d

My x220's battery is dying. Should
I buy this one? I have not had good experiences with aftermarket batteries in the past.
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>>46594266
There's new genuine ones for 60 bucks, why are you buying generic chink shit when the real deal is not that much more?
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>>46593105
That is a divine laptop.
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alright about to buy a 90W dock for my T420, is asked and the seller said they could sell the dock cheaper if it didn't include the power brick (original listing did).

will the charger from my T420 (gen lenovo) be able to power the dock?
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what kind of shitty thread is this? no one is going to know if this is a thinkpad thread
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>>46596398
/tpg/ has been a shit ever since the board crashed breifly
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>>46594125
fuck off
freebsd > openbsd
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>>46596550

OpenBSD has:
> W xor X
> ASLR
> Amazing community

If you're going to use BSD, and you choose freebsd, you might as well just use linux because it does everything better.

The only reason to use BSD these days is that the kernel is profoundly better than linux, and openBSD is the only one that actually takes that seriously... Yes... you'll get shit battery life. But who cares?
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X220 owner here

I've had it since launch and it's still going strong. A few things though:

The power jack is going bad, and when I went to replace it, there seems to be nothing really holding it in place. It just kinda rattles around in the back. Is there any trick to these? There's a bracket but it doesn't really hold it in place.

The top strip of the LCD cover is starting to separate. Has anyone looked at how it's attatched? Would rather not buy a new one.

And finally:
I'm debating on whether to install:
A new Wifi Card
New HDD + MSATA SSD
New Battery
New keyboard

Or just don't bother spending the money and buy an X250 at the first good sale. Ideas?
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Could someone please point me towards a UK retailer selling 9-cell batteries for my t400 for a reasonable price? Any help much appreciated.
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I've got a T420 and the coating on the touchpad is coming off. It's still useable, but it's a weird kind of feeling going from the center where the coating is gone to the edges where the coating's still there.

What do?
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>>46597123
not him, but
> Amazing community
openbsd has literally the most toxic community among bsd's, led by a single bigot who knows jack shit about code engineering, and masturbates to his patched apache1.
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>>46597756

The bumpy texture on the touchpad is a sticker.
Take it off.
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>>46597756
>>46597788
This is true.

Just remove the sticker. You could replace it with your own novelty sticker as well.

And you can get replacements if you actually like the bumpy texture...
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>>46597788
>>46597834
I'm trying to peel it off but I can't really get a grip under it, so I'm just kinda tearing it off by putting tape on top and peeling it off.

At least it got me more used to using the clit mouse.
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>>46597851
>Not using the clit mouse 24/7

Clit mouse is love.
Clit mouse is life.

I'm pretty much locked into buying thinkpads now because i can't stand using trackpads anymore. Especially modern 'clickpads'.
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anyone here with a t420 using thinkfan have a config i can steal? this is mine currently but im not sure what to put in for my correction values, and i dont think i need the first line
tp_fan /proc/acpi/ibm/fan
tp_thermal /sys/devices/virtual/thermal/thermal_zone0/temp (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)
tp_thermal /sys/devices/platform/coretemp.0/hwmon/hwmon1/temp3_input (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)
tp_thermal /sys/devices/platform/coretemp.0/hwmon/hwmon1/temp1_input (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)
tp_thermal /sys/devices/platform/coretemp.0/hwmon/hwmon1/temp2_input (0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0)


(0, 0, 42)
(1, 40, 47)
(2, 45, 52)
(3, 50, 57)
(4, 55, 62)
(5, 60, 67)
(6, 65, 72)
(7, 70, 77)
(127, 75, 32767)
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>>46597187
The X250 and your X220 will have similar processing power but one RAM slot and shit design. Would avoid.

The top strip is attached with plastic connectors. Apparently a lid replacement would be in order unless you can find a way to solder or glue the tiny connectors in place. Not sure how hard that would be because I've never experienced it on my machine (had it since August 2011).

HDD and mSATA is a good combination. Currently have over a terabyte of total space (128GB mSATA + 1TB HDD). If you shave off the tabs you can fit a 9.5mm HDD which could let you take that even higher. A new battery would also be good if you find yourself on the road a lot.
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>>46598156
Yeah, I find myself away from power a lot. When I first got it I LOVED all day battery life, now I struggle to get 3 hours out of a charge. I know that's average for some laptops, but i guess I'm spoiled.

What really tempts me about the X250 is better 3D performance and 1080P. I like some light gaming on the go.
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is there a flowchart or something for what thinkpad to get
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>>46598226
literally read the OP first next time before making a fool of yourself
Used ThinkPad Buyer's Guide:
http://ktgee.net/post/49423737148/thinkpad-guide
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>>46598226
Macbook Air
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>>46598246
>>46598226
people tend to enjoy the t420 and the x220. w models are huge and beautiful though
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>>46598205
With dual-channel RAM the X220's iGPU is surprisingly fast. The X240 only comes in 20-30% faster in benchmarks. Run it in single-channel mode however and performance falls by 30-40%. It's a decent gaming machine unless you're looking for DX11.

And there's been talk about fitting a 1080p panel in an X220. Apparently it's been done but it involves a lot of work. Possibly worth a look if you're so inclined.

At least the X250 has the trackpoint buttons.
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>>46598356
Yeah, i've got an 8GB dual-channel kit in. Decent memory, it's some Corsair gaymen RAM I got off a friend after he found out it wouldn't boot in his T400. Most things are decently quick but Morrowind still bogs down from time to time.

Yeah, I saw the korean dude and the 1080p panel, iirc he had to tap into a Displayport line from the docking connector and some other crazy shit.

Also wanting to dump Windows 7, debating between loonix and windows 10 preview. Thoughts?
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>>46598430
Running Debian on mine. Out of the box battery stinks but most components work fine. With some tweaking I'm getting 8-9 hours out of a 9-cell. Would imagine Windows 10 to have driver issues because Lenovo a shit but don't take my word for it.
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>>46597187
The top strip is really a design issue. Ever since they found it was cheaper to include all antennas at the factory and plug them in according to config rather than config the antennae per machine, the plastic strip was there to form an RF window due to the Mg alloy lid. And because they decided to include 3G/4G antennas in all of them, they said fuck it and made it bigger too, thus arriving at the present issue.

I'd just glue and hope it sticks.
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>>46598522
aren't Mg lids gone starting from T400/X200 series?
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>>46598686
No, I'm pretty sure mag lids have never been cut from the T/X/W series. Can't speak for the most recent gen, tho.
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>>46598430
I, too, want to stick Windows 10 preview on my X220(t). But it is currently my only computer as I've lent my Optiplex to my sister...

So I've decided against it, for now.

Main OS is Windows 7.

I also have Linux Mint on a 32GB flash drive that I use while at school because one, they make you run some sketchy software before connecting to their network and I don't know what it is, so I didn't want it on my main OS, and two, being stuck to the 1366x768 display the multiple workspaces really come in handy.
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>>46598686
>>46598720
X series has always retained Mg alloy casing
The T series moved to CFRP/GFRP as of the T61
However, the T series slim retained an Mg alloy base while the lid was CFRP
The T series u (as in the T430u) was Al alloy

However, the T/W series for the better part did maintain the internal Mg alloy rollcage. Although after the **00, the lid portion of the rollcage started disappearing.
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>>46599013

20series keyboard on x230.
How well does it work?
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>>46599588
It doesn't.
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>>46593072
><insert shit here> edition
Why do you do this?

Why not say... "Thinkpad General" instead?
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Moronic question: where can I find the active protection system for a T420? It wasn't on the download page and I do have a HDD secondary to my SSD that I'd like to protect.
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>>46594646
Jesus, the prices have jumped like hell in a year. My 9 cell cost 20 on ebay.
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>>46600626
Fuck, it was actually 50, disregard that I suck cocks
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>>46600593
I can't seem to find it on their drivers page either.. (this http://www.lenovo.com/ThinkPadDrivers )

So, install and run this;
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/HT080136
And just uncheck everything you don't want except for the Active Protection System / Airbag Protection.

Also, I'm pretty sure it does not work if the HDD is in the Ultrabay.
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>>46600684
>Also, I'm pretty sure it does not work if the HDD is in the Ultrabay.

Welp, looks like I wasted my time as well as yours. Sorry about that.
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I ordered a t400. The package arrived densely packed with shredded paper and for a second I thought I was scammed and they sent me a bag of bricks, but after pouring out all the shredded paper (there was a lot) came out a beautiful, pristine condition T400 with a WXGA+ screen.
Even the rubber coating gleamed, I've never seen that before in a used thinkpad.
All the typical worn down shiny spots?
None to be found, this thing was probably never even used.

Only one small problem, the listing promised a working 6-cell battery, this one won't even charge.
I'll have to complain about that.
Other than that, I'm thoroughly satisfied
I'll post pictures later when It's all set up!
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>>46593072
>be 10
>dad comes home from work
>office gave him a new 700 series thinkpad
>monochrome display
>excited because doom doesn't run on my 386
>install doom on dad's laptop
>play doom for hours in monochrome
>eyes start to hurt, feel like shit
>shut down dad's laptop
>throw up in the bathroom
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I love my t500, but the battery life is absolute shit. Where do I buy a good quality replacement battery (preferably not a knockoff unless the quality is similar)?
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I just need a note taker/movie watcher/programming laptop to take to class
I'm mostly looking for something portable as I mainly need those three things (Movie watcher is hardly even a consideration)
Should I go with a thinkpad, was thinking an X2xx or should I go for the botnet and load ubuntu onto a chromebook?

I feel like this is entirely pointless to ask in a thinkpad general, as everyone here probably prefers them, but I just thought I'd get some opinions
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>>46601777
thinkpad x2**
the chromebook keyboards a shit
i kinda wanted a chromebook. but i just can't get over the shit keyboard and only 4gb ram in the not retardedly exspensive one
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>>46601777
x201 or x220. tablet versions if you like like that. x series thinkpads are best for this purpose
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>>46601777
thinkpads run linux better than chromebooks so if you need more functionality than chromeos provides then go for a thinkpad
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I've got a chance to still buy an extended warranty for my X220, is it worth it for £55?

I've got some bad image retention issues with my IPS panel so the cost of the warranty extension would be cheaper than a new IPS panel from ebay.
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Have an old powerpc ibook and looking to install a linux distro on it. Preferably something up to date.
Gentoo won't work with the firmware version I think as it just ejects the disc on reboot.
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>>46593072

Didn't PPC processors run at high temperatures and were very inefficient? or am I thinking of them compaired to x86 32 bit processors in early to mid 2000s?
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>>46603121
You're thinking of the G5 PPC.

Back in the 90s they were powerful compared to x86, especially for floating point work.
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>>46601777
I have an acer c720 that I had loaded up with seabios and xubuntu, it worked well providing you took the time to fix everything or use the premade iso, but the screen resolution just sucks when it comes to programming.

So I reset it all to stock and bought a t430s with the screen upgrade.
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>>46603134

Yeah the whole g5 thing, but even before then didn't they run pretty hot? Although from what i know they went well against the pentium III
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>>46602349
> programming
>1366x768 screens

Not at all fit for the task.
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>tfw there was a time when budget thinkpads weren't total shit

What went wrong? The R60 is still a solid machine compared to newer budget laptops like the Edge.
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>>46597123
>you might as well just use linux because it does everything better.
BSD in a nutshell
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I can get an ibm r60 15“ with the 1,83 ghz c2d and 2gig ram with a new 9 cell battery for 50€
Should i or Is this thing too old?
Gonna run lubuntu for programming etc.
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>>46603167
Lenovo overtook Thinkpads.
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Guys, is it worth it?
X220i, used
intel Core i3-2310M 4*2100Mhz (3M Cache)
Ram 8192Mb (DDR3)
Hdd 320Gb
intel HD3000 1024Mb
250$
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>>46604299
Forgot to point out: it's literally the only ThinkPad option, otherwise I'm going for some cheapass 15" Asus, HP or Lenovo. Or Lenovo Edge11 11.6" / 2Gb/ 250Gb/ Intel GMA HD for half the price.
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>>46604299
It's an alright price, assuming the battery is in good condition.

Also you should get an SSD.
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>>46593072
Thoughts on ThinkPad Yoga 15"?
>15.6" screen
>Wacom Active ES digitiser tech
>Nvidia graphics
At first glance, this seems great! What's the catch?
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would it be worth getting a chink battery for my x61t or stick with my stock that holds about 65% charge and lasts about two and a half hours.
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>>46605401
Do you need more battery life...?
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>>46605440

>need

I don't NEED it, but it would definitely be nice
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>>46605462
Could you make use of it?

it's pretty relative whether it would be "worth it" or not
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how are the temps on your x201 machines? mine's fans are constantly on and from the noise it would seem at least 3000 rpm, if comparing to x200. looks like intel i cores run pretty hot. oh well, i havent taken the time to get an ssd and installing and ricing linux on it yet unlike on my x200.

how are your idle power consumptions by the way? my x200t is taking 7,6W on openbox desktop with wireless radios on and screen brightness at 60%, Some guy on thinkpad forums reports energy rate as low as 5,5W, but he didnt provide details, guy's probably turned the radis and backlight competely off.R
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How would I go about testing the battery capacity in linux?
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Experiences with x301? It is not a widely use thinkpad and usually no one buys it on ebay etc. What's the catch?
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>>46596379
Check your charger:
if it is rated 90W -> Safe to use
if it is rated <90W -> Pay the extra for a 90W charger

If you use a lower spec'd charger it will overheat.
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>>46599588
some keys will need remapping in software, others will not work(needs BIOS patching but nobody has done it)
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>>46606218
1.8" drives are harder to find
X301 is a rare model to begin with as it was expensive at launch
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>>46606028
What a cutey, can she type?
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>>46606382
Nah, she is a fucking OSX casual, cant even use VIM, LOL!
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>5*13*31
>not installing openBSD on you're thinkpad

what's you're excuse?
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>>46606424
I don't have a Thinkpad.
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Is upgrading from an x201 to an x220 worth it? Or should I get a replacement battery for my x201 instead?

What is the price of a decent refurbed x220? And a good x201 9 cell battery?
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>>46606578
X220 boasts improved battery life, 100 percents better GPU power, somewhat beefier cpu and the possibility for a slice battery. also some configurations come with IPS screens, but they have their flaws too.
on the bad side, X220 has a flimsy palmrest and 16:9 screen.

you need to consider if those features are worth the price. you can actually install an AFFS screen in the x201, which is pretty much the same thing as IPS.

i have a noname chinese battery with 9 SANYO cells, i have used it for one and a half year and its holding up strong at 85 percent capacity. paid 55 euros for it, it was from this site subtel.fi.
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>>46606753
ps. subtel provides batteries throughout europe. they also have at least german, italian and french language sites as well.

oh and their batteries also come with 2 year warranty, so you can be pretty safe trusting they wont sell you shit.

also the prices are lower in the german site it seems.

hopefully you live in EU though. Then again if you live in america you can probably find cheaper deals.
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>>46603654
It'll work for that, but don't expect too much out of it by way of multimedia. Pick up a cheap SSD, it'll make a significant difference.
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Best thinkpad for a student/programmer that is better than a 1366x768 screen?
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installation is done.
Now just gotta get everything working fine.
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>>46607142
T410/T420 if you're carrying it around, W5** if you're not going to move it a lot
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>>46607364
How hard was the install?
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>>46607415
not hard. It has some kind of auto-install and then you just add a few packages with your favorite software.
Seems kinda slow though. Gotta figure that out. Not sure if some driver is not working correctly

captcha: rRect
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>>46597187
Download the service manual from Lenovo and ask on

http://forum.thinkpads.com/
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How does it make you guys feel that Elitebooks are superior to Thinkpads? Because of HP its heavy presence in Enterprise, they are actually available as refurb for the price they are worth instead of paying for the "Thinkpad" name.

A 2560p (which is easily an x230 equivalent) sells for 300$ max (i7, SSD, 4GB ram or more).
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>>46607830
post some examples of some hot elitebook deals?
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>>46607847
do your own shopping

just look for previous year up to three year ago models
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>>46606028
Is it the first or third generation of X1 Carbon?
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>>46607915
first, never buy thinkpads new...
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>>46607945
Because the new ones are overpriced or what?
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>>46607980
They are enterprise computers, so yeah.
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>>46607980
It has always been advised to not buy new. This isn't a new concept just invented for 2014/2015 ThinkPads.

The whole point of ThinkPad hype is that they are cheap to pick up secondhand, making them an extremely good value.
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>>46608032
This makes it tempting to buy for the fun of it.

I think I may want some machine just for internet browsing and timewasting. Whats probably the cheapest Thinkpad that can still be used for internet and youtube stuff?
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>>46608105
T61 can easily do that and are really cheap now, plus you can find 15.4" ones with 1920*1200 screens, which is really good
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Hello /g/uys
I was wondering, as an owner of multiple thinkpads and docking station, I wanted to know what would happen if I were to plug the 170W power adapter from my w520 on my x220t

I believe it wouldn't be a good idea because of the little thing preventing you from plugging it into other thinkpads but well, just wondering
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>>46608360
It will charge the battery a little faster.
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>>46607830
>How does it make you guys feel that Elitebooks are superior to Thinkpads?

It makes me feel like Elitebook enthusiasts should post more info so /g/ can evaluate. I have no problem with owning any good PC.
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What do you fill the empty drive bay with?
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>>46608656
HDD caddy
The optical is almost useless and the battery is shit and overpriced
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>>46608407
I was thinking that too, but since the x220t is supposed to be used with either a 65W or a 90W power adapter isn't using a 170W one going to damage it?
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>>46608656
benis or secondary hdd caddy
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>>46608522
Coming from a ex-8470p owner I can say the build on Elitebooks is good, if not better than the equivalent TP.

Keyboard and trackpoint isn't as good, and the keyboard light is useless.

Apart from that the ease of access to the guts is blows the fuck out of everything else on the market. Tool free back panel, and everything else has captive screws (i.e. you unscrew them and the screws stay in place as they are held in by springs).

They look sexy in their own right as well, shame they ditched this style as it looks so fucking good.
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>>46608737
If the voltage is the same it MIGHT be fine. I don't know, though.
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On an x41, using powertop reports 12-13 watts being used. This normal? Full charge lasts ~3 hours idling.
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>>46609212
I was thinking about desktop power supply, it getting a 500W or a 1500W one won't change a thing if you don't go higher than 400W

Would a 90 and a 170W power adapter work the same or is it completely different?
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>>46609212
>>46609295
And yeah, the voltage is the same on all modern non shit thinkpad to my knowledge
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>>46608656
stuff

>>46608737
No it won't damage it, it will be 100% fine...
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>>46609405
This might sound dumb but... Is storing stuff like that safe? It's kind of a good idea, but I don't want to fuck up stuff if I do it.
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>>46608360
>>46608737

I'm not saying that they designed the 170W plug in a way that only fits into the W520 for a reason, but maybe hey designed the 170W plug in a way that only fits into the W520 for a reason.
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just bought my first thinkpad.
t530 i5 8gb 1366x768 for 400eur.
does that screen looks like shit?
do i need to upgrade to fhd to avoid eye bleeding?
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>>46609522
In what way?

I mean it obviously would rattle and bounce around a bit.
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>>46609838
inside, is the top part covered, or is it exposed circuits?
Won't it damage the bit where you connect the hard drive as well?
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>>46594927

divine as a conjoined fetus can be.
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>>46609870
>is the top part covered
take off the keyboard and see for yourself

>Won't it damage the bit where you connect the hard drive as well?
well I guess it depends what you stick in there and how much you let it rattle around... could just put a piece of tape over the connectors I guess

I never actually used the Ultrabay caddy for this purpose, I just stuck some junk in it to take a picture. (seriously, why would someone need a RAM stick and $1 bill hidden in a compartment?)
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>>46609930
>take off the keyboard and see for yourself
Don't have one yet.
Planning on doing this when I get a x220t, with the ultrabase, maybe.

>I never actually used the Ultrabay caddy for this purpose, I just stuck some junk in it to take a picture. (seriously, why would someone need a RAM stick and $1 bill hidden in a compartment?)
You fucker.
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Just found out my T60 has a keyboard light. Why do other laptops not have this great feature?
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>>46609405
I remember this pic being posted after I suggested storing shit in a hdd caddy
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>>46610134
modern premium laptops have backlit keyboards
a keyboard light looks pretty archaic these days
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Bumping this question

>>46610286
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>>46610387
You can keep Lenovo's shit if you want to go back to the bloated windows installation someday, but I'd recommend erasing every partitions and creating a new one for your windows to install on
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>>46610387
Your question was already in the correct thread. Whether or not to get rid of manufacturer's bloat and backup partitions is not Thinkpad-specific. No offense.
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>>46610413
Alright I'll give her the full wipe then. Thanks, friend
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>>46610387
When I replaced my OEM Win7 on my X220 with Win8.1, I just allah snackbar'd all the partitions, installed Windows off a regular iso for Win8.1 Embedded, and got the drivers I needed off Lelnovo's site.I suggest you do the same, you really don't need a lot of Lelnovo's bloatware, which takes a considerable amount of space.
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>>46610481
Do you have recovery discs? If not, keep them.
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I just realized I hate touchpads. Does the clit actually work well? I feel my hands cramp when using chiclet keyboards on macbooks and other machines these days.
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>>46611793
No the clit is terrible!

It's a wonder how they're still alive after 20 years and used across several manufacturers, especially on their enterprise machines! It's crazy!
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>>46611805
Sorry, I've never used an enterprise machine let alone they existed, especially with HP these days.

I was hoping for a serious answer but maybe I came across as an idiot. oh well
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>>46611793

That guy^ is just an autist, your question was very reasonable.

Yes, clit mice are the bomb. Apple touchpads are pretty decent, but trackpoints have the potential to be way better.

I say that very carefully. Trackpoints are not necessarily better than touchpads. Dell trackpoints are pretty awful. HP just as much.

But a thinkpad trackpoint is the best form of mouse input on a laptop, hands down... To the extent that I miss it on my desktop.
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>>46611859

> To the extent that I miss it on my desktop.

There's a fix for that.
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Is there any reason I should go for a T420 over a T430?
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>>46611991
cheaper
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Can I join?
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>>46612412
no
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>>46611901
>out of stock... everywhere
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>>46612450

Ebay.

>>46611991

Keyboard.
>>
x201
i5-540 @2.53
4gb RAM
320gb HDD
and a dock

140 shipped
Worth it or should I pass?
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>>46612854

With the dock, yes.
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>>46612854
Also forgot to mention broken f11 key, but I don't imagine I'd use that key anyway
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>>46612888
buy a new keyboard for $30 on amazon then.
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>>46612888

>>46612994

or $10 here.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/331462766872?lpid=82&chn=ps
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>>46613004
>>46612878
>>46612994
Sounds good, thanks guys
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>>46611991
The 7-row keyboard. However, if it's your first Thinkpad (and if you don't care about the keyboard), you can go for T430, better CPU/GPU and USB3.0.
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>>46613626

The T420 doesn't have USB3?

--posted from my W520
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>>46613650
No. T420s does though.
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>>46613650
nope, as far as i know. In case you desperately need those ports you can use an ExpressCard USB adapter (why did Lenovo dropped it???).
>>
aw yeah, bought a refurb ssd for $30 to put in my x61t
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Is anyone here a left-handed clitty tickler?
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Having issues with X201 bluetooth drivers.

The one's supplied by Lenovo are useless, I can connect my device (Plantronics BackBeat Go 2) and get about five minutes of audio out, and then it becomes an "Unknown device"

Apparently bluetooth issues are all too common with X201 s. What can I do about it? I'd even be willing to swap out the wifi/bluetooth card if necessary as long as it's not up to chance.
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>Found a T30 at the thrift store this weekend for $35.
>512MB RAM, 40GB HD
>Keybaord needs cleaning, but all appears to work fine
>Install Mint Xcfe, A little pokey, chokes playing video files, but does YouTube fine as long as I don't move the mouse.
>Just ordered a Bluetooth card and Ultrabay HD adapter
>Looking to max ram to 2GB and maybe even getting an SSD.

What level of stupid am I?
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>>46616005

wouldn't really put that much money into a T30 but they're pretty OK still for most lightweight jobs
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Got any suggestions on a thinkpad that'll run solidworks and other cad stuff easily?
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>>46616108
BT module was $4, then I can use a BT mouse without taking up one of the two USB ports. Seller also had the Ultrabay adapter, so I figured I'd get it too to make the sale worth their while.

RAM upgrade looks to be about $15, and I'll have a nice light-task machine. If it doesn't crap out in a month, then maybe I'll watch for a cheap, <128GB SSD.
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>>46616507
>SSD
Does the machine even have SATA?
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>>46597851
Put a flat head screw driver on the edge and push upward a bit to get the sticker out.
>>
>>46613004
>>46612854
Also, if I were to buy a new keyboard to replace it (The one posted above) what is included?
I'd like to avoid buying it only to find out it won't fix the broken D key (different than the other originally posted x201)
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>>46616520
Could have sworn I saw SATA somewhere, but now that I look, I can't find anything.
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>>46616632
A replacement keyboard is the whole keyboard, the only thing it can't fix is a broken connector on the mobo, but I've never seen that
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>>46617226
Perfect, 150 for an x201 isn't too bad I guess
Thanks anon
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>>46593072
Which ThinkPad had hdmi out, for 80 bucks
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>>46617426
You're out of luck, no such model exists.
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>>46617426
Thinkpads have DisplayPort out, and the cheaper having it costs around $160, that is the T410
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>>46617426

maybe Edge shit?
>>
>tfw based IBM support sending me a new X220 keyboard after my current one failed
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>>46617738
>X220
>IBM
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Got a T510i not so long ago, planning on putting a SSD in it along side the 1TB hdd and put 6/8GB of ram in it and then give it to my girlfriend.

Need to replace the keyboard as well because it's a little broken but they seem to be a tad expensive.
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>>46617771
Lenovo farms UK support out to IBM Easyserv.
>>
I have a problem with my X200. I wanted to switch the 2GB RAM module for a 4GB one which was in my Acer laptop I don't use anymore.
The Acer worked perfectly with the original 2gig module from the thinkpad, but when I wanted to fire up my X200, it started beeping like crazy. Switched the modules back and both of them run fine.
Why did this happen? I know the modules are working fine.
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>>46617426
Some docks have hdmi out.
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>>46617862
Not all modules are compatible with all PCs. Your X200 will be much nicer with 4GB so it's worth getting.
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>>46597834
I took mine off and am now waiting for a roll of carbon fiber to replace it.
>>
Why did IBM sell Thinkpad to lenovo?

Also what kind of laptops did lenovo produce before buying Thinkpad?
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>>46619154
IBM was loosing money on PCs and it wasn't part of their long term strategy to focus on higher margin services/consulting/hardware.

That's also why they binned the Microelectronics and x86 server businesses.
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>>46619368
Why did IBM lose money when lenovo managed to make profit? Was it because they sold the Thinkpads under price?
>>
>>46619441
Probably the way they sold things. The whole PC division in general rather. They didn't have a presence in the consumer market for the better part. And of course the high cost of production.
Mind you, ThinkPads back then were far more expensive than they are now, even with the Made by Acer shit like the iSeries.
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>>46616005
>>46616108
> SSD

Just get a high-speed (as high as your ATA will handle TF card)
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>>46598253
>not getting macbook pro retina
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>>46616693
Negative, ghostrider.

http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/92p1840.pdf

Page 44 - IDE HDD
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Is the x200 with the 4500mh integrated good enough to play hd encodes/youtube etc?
>>
Just replaced the Centrino 1000 in my X220 with a Centrino 6205. Now I can finally do AP mode.
>>
>>46620193

Yes
>>
I own a 15inch macbook pro with retina display and it's the single greatest laptop iv ever owned.

Be honest with me, the only reason you autists use chinkpads is because you can't afford a real laptop. I could at least respect you if you were honest.
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>>46593118
Wow didn't know you could change minecraft usernames now
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>>46620657
>usable desktop unix
nice
>os that supports highdpi properly
nice
>best highdpi screen
nice

>overheats
>wlan issues
>soldered everything
>proprietary ssds

as much as i'd like to own one there's too many downsides
>>
>>46620657
Dude, two things
For one I don't like the look of macbooks and don't want to use OSX
And secondly, the reason why thinkpads are awesome is because used one are cheap, it's even written in the buyer's guide header

I could buy about two and a half macbook pro with retina display right now, but why pay extra cash when I can have a really nice laptop for a much lower price?
>>
>>46620727
This is great, I picked a stupid fucking name back in 2009.
>>
general screen quality on x200? widescreen?
>>
So If I get an X220, throw in an SSD and 8 gigs of RAM, how long roughly would it last me if I were running something like Xubuntu for daily web browsing, anime consuming, and maybe some old console emulation? I'm seeing them for a pretty good price but I'd like it to last at last four years or so.

Also, can you throw in a 1080p panel in this model or at least something better than 720?
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>>46609405
This is fucking awesome, I will put all my USBs there
>>
>>46622163
>throw in an SSD
You will be able to put a mSATA SSD in place of the WWAN card (up to 1TB), but the main drive bay is 2.5" × 7mm (most laptop HDD are 2.5" × 9mm)

Aside from that, with what you're planning to do it will easily last 4 years, if not more

And I heard about a mod to get a 1080p panel in a x220, but from what I know it involve soldering and sound like a lot of pain in the ass, you should look into it if you're interested though
>>
>>46622163
1280x720 =/= 1366x768

don't call it 720(p)

Also, I feel like my X220 can easily last me 4 years. At which point I'll hopefully not be a poorfag and can buy new desktops and laptops, etc.
>>
>>46622274
I'll look into both of those, thanks.

>>46622284
I knew it wasn't exactly 720 but couldn't remember the exact specification, thanks for correcting me. And yeah, at some point I'm hoping to have a dedicated gaming PC built that's hooked up to my TV and use that if I ever need something beefier.
>>
>>46622284

One other thing, does the lack of a latch on the lid give you any problems? That's the one reason I was kind of considering the x201 as well.
>>
Is an x60 fast enough for shitposting and youtube?
>>
>>46622689

The X61 is good for 720 YouTube and browsing under Xubuntu or Lubuntu. I wouldn't do anything more intensive than that and maybe Super Nintendo emulating.
>>
How come I get screen tearing when watching videos on my x220?
Do I need to install some intel drivers?
>>
I have a Macbook Pro that needs a friend. Which Thinkpad should I get?
>>
>>46622819
x220
>>
Are the tablet thinkpads worth the gimmick? Or should I just get a normal thinkpad.
>>
>>46622819

T420 and the X220 are generally considered the best options.
>>
>>46622806
install windoos

>>46622863
All tablets are gimmicks.
>>
>>46622863

I had a X220t for a while and it was pretty gimmicky. Not good enough for drawing, and it felt weird holding something that heavy to use as a tablet for the UI. Also looks like shit IMO.
>>
>>46622894
I'm really wondering about the weight.
Seems like it would be awkward to hold when using it as a tablet.
>>
>>46622872
Do I seriously have to install windows if I want to watch videos without screen tearing?
>>
>>46622915

It really was. The normal X220 is the perfect weight to use as a normal laptop, but trying to hold the tablet upright took some effort and was pretty distracting.
>>
>>46622915
As a tablet you hold it by the battery at the back, and even as totally non muscular 20 years man I can hold it with one arm without feeling any pain

But again, aside from drawing a bit or playing OSU! it's not that useful
>>
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>>46622915
Yeah the X-series tablets are definitely not tablet replacements. Far too heavy and bulky.

Also I find portrait mode pretty much useless on my X220t because it's too skinny. I never use it in portrait mode except for reading books if I'm laying down/slouched.
>>
>>46623018
Oh and wireless connection goes to shit in tablet mode.

So there's that too.
>>
>>46622915

Forgot to mention that you're guaranteed to get an IPS display with the X220t, however. If that interests you then it might be worth it just for that.
>>
My T61 says 07/09 for the date on the bottom. Does that mean its from July of 2009 or September of 2007? Mericunt btw
>>
Is a 380ED for 8 bucks, no charger, near-pristine condition worth it?
What could I use it for, typewriter? It has no fucking USB ports anyway, and I haven't got Win2000, any OS that can run on this shit and be useful? Fuck me. Looks tempting doe
>>
>>46623124
dumb americunt

you go month/year, also T61's weren't being produced in 2007
>>
>>46623225
Guy is local too so no shipping.
>>
>>46623225

Damn Small Linux would be a decent option, if you just need a text editor.
>>
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>>46593072

>Thinkpad L540
> Intel Core i5-4300M
>1920x1080
>8GB RAM
>500GB 7200 RPM HDD
>Intel HD Graphics 4600
>$455

Should I pull the trigger?
>>
>>46623441
no
>>
>>46622945
Possibly. Screen tearing is notorious under linux. Possibly to do with compositing.
>>
If I get a T420, could I replace the internal hard drive with an SSD and put a bulk storage hard drive in the DVD drive bay? Stupid question but I just want to be sure.
>>
>>46623627

Never mind, just googled it like I should have to begin with.
>>
>>46623627
You could also get an mSATA SSD and keep the HDD where it is.

...and then stick a third hard drive in the DVD drive bay.
>>
>>46623690
This is why i love my t420s, but still lack in power for lightroom and the horrible heat
>>
>>46623728

How bad does it heat up under load?
>>
Why is my x220's CPU capped at 800mhz? If I run lscpu right when I boot up, it says the cpu is running at 2.3ghz but if I check again it's back down to 800mhz

I've set everything in the BIOS to maximum and disabled all the power snuffing bullshit

What fucking gives? And no, I'm not running without a battery. It does this regardless if I'm plugged in or not
>>
>>46623842
at last, the true power of Linux
>>
>>46623793
While i try to export 30 pictures to jpg in lightroom, it gets up to 92c. Ive made sure there are space for air intake, but still. Before this, i actually had to get it fixed because its getting 70-80c idle. But that got fixed for free because 5yr warranty.( just expired a few days ago)
>>
>>46623842
are you actually putting load on it?
>>
>>46623853
>>46623906
Found the problem, I wasn't disabling SpeedStep in the BIOS. It says if you disable it, it throttles the cpu but it does the opposite. Fucking kikes at intel
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>>46624007
I'm all for blaming the jews at every available opportunity, but just admit you were wrong and didn't understand SpeedStep.

Next time, /sqt/
>>
>>46623225

should have a USB port

I use my 365 mostly for file archiving and MS Office, running Win98
>>
>>46623236
Yeah that's how mericunts do it too, MM/DD/YYYY. Though bongistans and yurops did it differently, along with Asians (where the thing was prolly manufactured).

Just wanted to make sure mine wasn't one of the fucked ones.
>>
>>46622819
Since MBP has a chiclet keyboard, T430 is a good option
>>
I got a x61 for $38 right before I went to bed last night, and then I got a x220 for $200 right after I woke up. I hope I don't find any more good deals.
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>>46626173
>>
How does the x61 perform with xubuntu as a daily driver for someone just needing a Firefox machine? I'm poorfag at the moment and can snag one for $100, but wasn't sure if I should just save up and get a x220.

If it makes a difference I'll probably get an XPS 13 by years end.
>>
>>46626740
It's fine for a mobile shitposting machine. Just don't expect a lot more than that and don't expect crazy battery life.
>>
Just got me an x60 without a recovery partition neither the recovery cd. Is there any way i can recovery to factory with an iso? Or should I just torrent windows xp and be done with it
>>
>>46627260
>torrent windows xp

Enjoy your literal botnet.
>>
>>46627288
What would you recommend?
>>
>>46627315

If you want XP then chances are you just need to run a web browser. If that's correct then something like xubuntu or even lubuntu will do a great job of running light and keeping your code modern.
>>
Does the T420 support any kind of 1920x1080 panel? That machine has everything I want besides that, and I don't want to pay nearly a thousand for an XPS or whatever just to get a modern resolution.
>>
>>46593072

Damn I want an RS/6000 laptop. Even if it is stuck on AIX 3 or whatever the hell it is.
>>
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I need to replace my old pic related(Atom N270 1.6GHz, 2GB DDR2 and a shitty excuse for a graphics processor). The lid is broken and it is too slow for 1080p videos(or even 360p on youtube). I can't emulate some stuff properly, like some Neo-Geo and 5th gen consoles. My only real option for a used Thinkpad is an x100e. I suppose the at-least-it's-a-gpu Mobile Radeon 3200 can help me in regards to my multimedia needs, am I mistaken?
>>
X1 Carbon vs XPS 13 developer edition for a Linux machine? I know you guys don't really like the newer Thinkpads, but I can't deal with less than 1920x1080 in 2015.
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