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Previous thread: >>53435405

IRC: #/tpg/ on irc.rizon.net

Other business laptops are also welcome in /tpg/ (e.g. Dell Latitude/Precision, HP EliteBook/ZBook).
If you're looking for purchase advice, READ THE BUYERS GUIDE FIRST. Then post, stating budget and requirements (e.g. size and performance).
Don't buy anything OTHER THAN T, X AND W/P SERIES if you want the Real ThinkPad Experience™

Recommended models:
T420 - 14", normal size
X220 - 12.5", lightweight
Why ThinkPad? (also applies to other business laptops)
>They’re really cheap when you buy a used one.
>Keyboards feel excellent while typing (yes, even the newer ones).
>Great durability thanks to the inclusion of rollcages and use of glass fiber reinforced plastic for the chassis. The keyboard is splash proof and spilled liquids will drain out.
>Utilitarian design - e.g. indicator LEDs, 7 row keyboard layout on older models.
>Docking solutions that easily turns your laptop into a desktop.
>Easy to repair, upgrade and maintain thanks to readily available service manuals for almost every model. Spare parts are easy and cheap to obtain.
>The best trackpoint (that red thing on the middle of the keyboard). Great for those who type a lot or hate swiping their fingers all over a touchpad.
>Excellent GNU/Linux & *BSD support.
Used ThinkPad Buyers Guide:

New guides by xsauc:

EPP discount for new ThinkPads (USA & Canada only, usually 15%+ off):

ThinkWiki - Info on ThinkPads and running GNU/Linux on them:

ThinkPad service guides w/ tutorial videos:

ThinkPad wallpaper collection:

>> No.53464566

Holy shit that photo.

Also which IPS screen to replace my screendoor TN panel on the x220?

>> No.53464602


Friendly reminder that thinkpads are just another spy tool

>> No.53464613

you can buy a panel from a X230 and swap it

>> No.53464631


This only affects windows users.

>> No.53464636
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>on Windows PC users
heh, they got what they deserved

>> No.53464646

actual new thread with proper OP image because the previous guy fucked it up

makes the thread easier to find


>> No.53464664


Go away. You can make the thread next time.

>> No.53464675

Daily reminder that all 16:9 thinkpads are objectively shit and for idiots.

>> No.53464683
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Who else has libreboot installed?

>> No.53464685
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>ThinkPad 'build quality'

>> No.53464689


I hate the fact we are forced to fall into the 16:9 meme

>> No.53464698
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>ThinkPad 'screen quality'

>> No.53464701


This flaw only effected one model, which was one of the consumer grade models anyway.

>> No.53464712


>being surprised that TN is shit

>> No.53464716
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That's the X220.

Good job in defending your shitty purchase.

>> No.53464726


The x220 is shit for its screen quality alone. Nothing of value was lost.

>> No.53464732
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No, Lenovo just chose the bottom of the bucket panels because you faggots will still eat up any shit with thinkpad slapped on it.

>> No.53464737

Go on, tell me which model you own.

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>Starting the thread with a fight
Do go on, guys.

>> No.53464752


People who buy these units used on eBay are hardly its main consideration.

I own an x200 with a 1600x900 screen and libreboot installed. The hardware cost me 105 dollars including an oem battery with 79% capacity.

>> No.53464777


Now I know you're bullshitting.

People were paying top dollar for these T420 new, and they couldn't fucking afford to put a decent panel in.

T420 used to cost the same as that Ayylmaoware and Lenovo totally cucked their customers over.

>> No.53464815


Sorry, I meant 1440x900.

The market for these laptops is large corporations. They screwed up the screens on the t420, even the 1600x900 is shit. But the t520 and w520 have great screens available.

>> No.53464828

Hell, Lenovo dropped the ball on the W520 panels.

HP and Dell have been offering 10 bit IPS on their mobile workstations for years but Lenovo firmly stuck to a shitty TN with a gimmick 'color calibrator'.

>> No.53464858


You're talking to the wrong person about this. I dont care about color correctness or viewing angles. I write code, check the news, and do light word processing. If you want gaymen shit on your laptop then buy whichever laptop is best for you.

>> No.53464867

>having decent panels
>'gaymen shit'
>literally defending shitty screens

>> No.53464887
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So I posted last week after I got my W520. It came with the 2720QM but I swapped it for a 2620M as the battery life was a lot worse than my T420 and it throttled under load.

Now I've got around 7-ish hours of battery life, ice cold temps (pic related), 1080p IPS goodness and the potential to play games without worrying about throttling.

>> No.53464890


I'm not defending anything. It's just not important to me. If its important to you, then don't buy one.

>> No.53464904

It's not IPS. Don't kid yourself.

It's a good TN though.

>> No.53464909


spoken like a true cuck

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>> No.53464955

Let me believe. ;_; To be fair though, anything looks like an IPS display after using the T420.

>> No.53465140

Related question: What is the best panel you can get for the X201?
The HV121WX4-120 looks good but I'd also like a bit higher resolution than WXGA.

>> No.53465155


Highest resolution available is 1440x900 for the x201.

>> No.53465157

You can swap a 1440x900 panel in to the X201. Do a little research in to it.

>> No.53465167
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Been playing Dragon's Dogma on my T420. Surprisingly playable.

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A couple more shots. Runs about 30-25 FPS, once you set it down to PS2-o-vision.

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>> No.53465193

Only a fucking braindead cocksucker would classify 768x480 @ absolute lowest settings as "playable"
Fucking kill yourself faggot.

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I want to replace my 15,6" old acer laptop with a T520/530 maybe an 550, but it only 14" thinkpads for sale everywhere.

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>> No.53465394
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Tfw waiting for my x220

>> No.53465398

enjoy your shit build quality faggot

>> No.53465471

x201 is the best laptop ever

>> No.53465491
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>no digital video output
>shit screens

>> No.53465507

Can you replace a thinkpad screen with a LED/LCD screen?

>> No.53465561

I never understood this.
CPU - you can replace it
HDD - you can replace it
screen - you can replace it
keyboard - you can replace it
Wi-Fi chip - you can replace it

GPU-you can't replace it.
Why didn't they put a stronger GPU in x00/x10/x20 or make it replaceable?

>> No.53465574


>> No.53465604

because replaceable laptop gpus aren't worth shit

>> No.53465646

This, you can buy a roll of solderable gpu chips cheaply.

>> No.53465651
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I bought my mum one of these.

It's like a Thinkpad, right?

>> No.53465700

>HP and Dell have been offering 10 bit IPS on their mobile workstations for years but Lenovo firmly stuck to a shitty TN with a gimmick 'color calibrator'.

ThinkPads are better than the competition in most cases, but these threads are to discuss all the enterprise laptops. I don't think you should bully the people here as if we have sworn our loyalty to ThinkPads in particular.

I'm open to learning more about HP and Dell equivalents, assuming they have the bare minimum of a TrackPoint-style device with three mouse buttons.

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>GPU-you can't replace it.
You just aren't trying hard enough.

>> No.53465720

Looks like complete ass and anything below 60FPS is unplayable

>> No.53465729


You fucking clown.

>> No.53465731

what in particular do you think is wrong with it?

>> No.53465737


>> No.53465740

Hey, it's still better than DD for the PS3.

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If I wait a whole year, how much do you think a P50 would cost by then? I heard prices for these workstations fall like a brick in water

>> No.53465751

Really? I don't really believe you, but that's pretty fucked up.

>> No.53465761

PS3 version ran at 480p letterboxed

it was really bad

>> No.53465768

I've never really paid attention to anything newer than the T420. I'd say it'll probably drop a few hundred for sure in the next 3-4 years, but honestly I can't think of any reason it'd drop at all in a year. The reason prices drop is because companies by these things by the thousands and then get rid of them when they get new ones. That doesn't happen every year.

>> No.53465774

only the thinkpad yogas are like thinkpads

>> No.53465822

Don't even need to go to Alienware, m8, the W520 / W530 have excellent TN screens with good viewing angles and good colour reproduction. T-series machines seem to get the shittiest screens, and the 14" panels always seemto be worse than the 15" ones.

>> No.53465835

Used laptops, apart from Macs drop 25% in a year.

>> No.53465840

The reason why I chose the ayylmaoware was due to the fact people use that panel to replace the t series panels.

>> No.53465841


Go shove your Fagbook up your ass sideways, iShill.

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detected x220 owner here

enjoy your shitty cuckpad

>> No.53465857


Whatever you say, fruitcake.

>> No.53465863

sorry, i own a superior x201t

>> No.53465868

Didn't know thinkpads were that much of a meme here but I recently bought an 11e from Amazon for $200 new to use as a beater laptop for commuting to uni. So far I'm impressed. The shitty Intel quad core atom w/ 4GB ram is fine for writing code on Ubuntu and the 128GB ssd is crazy for a laptop this cheap.

Only thing I need to do is find drivers for Linux to improve the battery life, which is only around 4-5 hrs compared with 7-8 on Windows 10.

>> No.53465869

>the W520 / W530 have excellent TN screens with good viewing angles and good colour reproduction

You can polish a turd as much as you want, it's never going to smell any better. TN is awful, full stop.

>> No.53465872

i have a t43, and just got a new battery for it. I wanna use it for office shit and email, should i go remix os, or elementary os?

>> No.53465906

what the actual fuck? how did you hook that baby up?

>> No.53465913

11e is a shitty consumer laptop with Thinkpad brand recognition. But if it suits your needs then who am I to tell you about your PC.

Look into TLP (and powertop for monitoring) on Linux. That should give you a big boost when properly configured. If you want to get more nitty gritty you can disable unused devices or enable some kernel parameters, but that shouldn't be necessary.

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>> No.53465936

why none of thinkpads have any solid GPUs, only garbage intel integrated ones?

>> No.53465937

T520 and 1600x900 T420 for me

>tfw T520 reached the global shipping centre

>> No.53465963
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Thinkpad Advanced Dock bruh

>> No.53465976

Only the W/P series have mobile GPUs worth shit

T series GPU simply turn your thinkpad into a literal toaster

>> No.53466138

Does anyone have any experience with the T460? I currently own an XPS 15 9530, and I have had it for about two years. It is overall a great laptop, however the battery lasts at best 2 hours.

I am currently in my senior year of computer engineering, and it is a little inconvenient for me to carry around a charger and find an outlet every single day.

I also have no need for the GT750M discrete GPU, mostly because I don't play video games. I have a desktop with a GTX 970 to handle any of my CAD needs.

>> No.53466388

>Still using Windows
Enjoy your spyware

>> No.53466434

Win 7 was the last good windows

but I use both wangblows and ganoo/loonix anyway

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look up ThinkPad on local classifieds
>description: "good laptop"
>Two Hundred "LMFAO" Beaver Bux

>> No.53466641

I don't get this meme, why is it bending a bad thing? If it didn't bend, it would break when you put pressure on it.

>> No.53467375
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bought a T420 for a good price, but the lcd panel looks kinda fucked up

maybe fixable without swaping it?

>> No.53467407
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Am I making a huge mistake by spending my tax return on a Yoga 260?

128GB (why) NVMe SSD
12" 1080p IPS
Wacom digitizer

Motherfucking $1200. That's comparable to a goddamn macbook pro. I could buy six x220ts with that money.
Was there anything comparable that was released between now and the x220? Looking for at least 4th gen intel, 12" 1080p IPS, and a wacom digitizer.

>> No.53467428

>12" 1080p IPS
for what purpose? do you like being only able to use your notebook with a magnifying glass?

>> No.53467437

I have good vision I guess. I wouldn't buy a 14" unless it was at least 1440p, but I don't have that kind of money.

>> No.53467684


you could have just disabled two cores lmao

>> No.53467791
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>I wouldn't buy a 14" unless it was at least 1440p, but I don't have that kind of money.

You just fucking suck at finding good deals.

>> No.53467812
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Why the 19+ is so fuking expensive?
130€.... n.n" its a fuking joke when thinkpad costs 200€

>> No.53467860

I need muh digitizer though. A 14" 1440p tablet thinkpad would be at least $1500 from lenovo.
But honestly I'd rather have 12" 1080p than 14" 1440p.

>> No.53467894
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>paying more for less

>> No.53467919

>10 home
>not 7 Pro/10 pro
It's only $15 difference and let's you to downgrade without having to pirate

>> No.53467930

>using Windows

>> No.53467941

Living in Germany I buy a Chinpad 420 from Ebay, shipped from the USA.
Can I still use the Chinkpad? All I need is just a different charger rite?

>> No.53467947

Where are you getting that for $1171? From lenovo, the base price is $1394 and that's with 1080p.

>> No.53467955

Yes, though why would you import from the US instead of buying locally?

>> No.53467965

Because I'm not a faggot, and I read the OP

EPP discount for new ThinkPads (USA & Canada only, usually 15%+ off):


>> No.53468016

Ebay prices are lower, but never mind the import charges are fucking high.

>> No.53468077
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Shit, I must've glossed by that link a hundred times and never even noticed. Probably because I was only interested in used thinkpads until recently.
Thank you for spoonfeeding my ignorant ass, anon.

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>> No.53468114

Can someone answer why the supposed "new model" is on sale cheaper than the older model on amazon?

msrp higher on new, old almost sold out. wtf, do i buy one?

>> No.53468126 [DELETED] 

>when u nut but she still suckin

T420 master race reporting for duty

this thing has gotten me through CS50X handsomely, I've never loved a computer more
so comfy
so robust

>> No.53468150

Is there a better replacement screen for the t420 than the m14x r2 900p panel. Disregarding the botched fhd chip mod?

>> No.53468171

/g/uys do you prefer the 420 or the new 430 type keyboard?

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>when u nut but she still suckin

T420 master race reporting for duty

this thing has gotten me through CS50X handsomely, I've never loved a computer more
so comfy
so robust

read the description, the first link is an L series piece of shit

until the 1080p IPS mod is ready, there really is no "good" screen swap available

best is the X1 carbon first gen screen and it is barely any better at all, not worth it

>> No.53468179

>2016 newest Lenovo Thinkpad
This is why you don't buy from Amazon.

>> No.53468184

No problem.

The downside of the X1Y is that it has soldered RAM though, but 8GB should be good enough for the next few years.

>> No.53468201

i got a thinkpad yoga chromebook 11e
am i in the club now?

>> No.53468214

so which price is better?

>> No.53468224
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>riced OBSD
this can't be real.

also still stuck on 800Mhz max clock because chinese shipping times

>> No.53468238

>blowing air back in to the exhaust vent of the laptop

>> No.53468241
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hey /tpg/

just picked up and T60 on a fleemarket for $6
the guy selling thought it was dead and had no adaptor for it. took a chance and bought a new 65w adaptor for $48 and it booted up nicely. now running smooth with debian/bunsenlabs

thanks for the buyers guide and the comfy feels!
just need to unstick the spacebar and then its smooth sailing afterwards

>> No.53468247
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I just OC'd my GTX750 eGPU connected to the i7 powered x230.
Fallout 4 at high settings works at constant 60FPS. Is there anything I can do to maximize the PCIe bandwidth even more?

>> No.53468257

the stock fan is fucked, also implying air is directional, i bet you have risers for your AC ducting.

>> No.53468268

Don't buy from Amazon. Go to ebay if you want used, buy straight from Lelnovo with the EPP if you want new. Even disregarding the blatant lies, both of these are garbage.

>> No.53468273

First of all, the original price of the new model is higher, so it's discounted more. Secondly, they're from different series. The new one is L450 and the old one is T450. T is their flagship series, whereas L is their "green series".

>> No.53468285

>adapter for $48
you fucked up

>> No.53468300

the stock fan is blowing out air, you're pushing it back in

>> No.53468314

trust me, the stock fan isn't moving any air anymore.

>> No.53468316

don't buy either on Amazon. and don't buy an L series. In that price range, buy a T or X series.

>> No.53468345

maybe not the cheapest alternative but walking half a mile to the nearest vendor instead of ordering online has its quirks. still about $50 for a t60 in good condition

>> No.53468392

Welcome to the true master race, brother. T60 is the ultimate Thinkpad, treat her right.

>> No.53468394

T440p for 611 USD
Yay or Nay?

>> No.53468411

3 generations old
Don't buy it

>> No.53468423

35W Haswell > 15W Skylake

>> No.53468438

It terms of what?
Performance? You're so wrong anon.

>> No.53468444

>using linux
>on a new thinkpad
Enjoy your half functioning laptop

>> No.53468455

i5-4300M is really that bad?

>> No.53468546

thanks senpai!

>> No.53468554

It performs slightly better than the i7-3520M, it has a better iGPU and consumes less than that i7. Be sure install a pair of matching DIMMs to squeeze the max. performance of that GPU.
And the T440p is only 2 generations old. The only problem of that generation is the trackpad, but you can replace it.
Newer generations are not faster because Intel is focusing in lowering the power consumption and improving the GPU.

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>> No.53468582

and this anon>>53468411

>> No.53468596

Here's another one.


Amazing how a new process + uarch can deliver roughly the same performance at 43% of the power requirement.

>> No.53468651

>43% of the power requirement
>Hey guys, lets make the batteries smaller now!

>> No.53468697

>Apple laptops
>mostly battery
>good battery life through a brute force approach

>mostly motherboard
>tiny battery + gimmicky shit like 4k displays which consume even more power
>wonder why the battery life fucking sucks

Once again, Louis Rossmann perfectly sums it up:

>> No.53468749

>x220 shit build quality
>t420 shit panels

So I should get a t420 with a better panel?

>> No.53468751
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>'Half of the people watching this probably have a bigger dick than this computer has a fucking battery'

Gets me every time.

>> No.53468775

>mfw literally the only computers even close to competing with Macbooks on price, battery life, and performance are fucking Chromebooks of all things

>> No.53468793

I use Windows and I still can't believe anybody uses the fucking installation of Windows that their computer arrived with. Reformatting that shit is just about step one after opening the box.

Lenovo is bad enough, but what kind of person just uses a friggin eBay computer as-is? There's millions of people out there that are literally typing their credit cards and passwords into the same fucking shitbox environment that 1337Kid95 so graciously set up for them before he shipped it out of Tampa, how the fuck can you even live like that?

>> No.53468805

what is zenbook?
what is travelmate?

>> No.53468813
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a quick comparison from notebookcheck's site
(That AMD has configurable TDP from 12 to 35W. In any case, if you buy a laptop with AMD CPU, you're wasting your money)

>> No.53468828

Basically Apple copycats

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>asus and acer

not even fucking once

>> No.53468842

The IPS mod is coming back in stock around the 20th, so lurk around that tpforums thread for more news

>> No.53468850


>49 WHr battery, 100% chance of being unusable after 300 cycles

>13" Retina MacBook Pro
>74.9 WHr battery, rated for 80% at 1000 cycles

>> No.53468857
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How does that shit from your hands taste?

>> No.53468886

Didn't say I liked Apple, nice try though.

>> No.53469332

The old one, not because the keys are better (imo they are both equally good), but because of key placement.
>muh 7 row keyboard

>> No.53469383

Do newer models still have a free pcie 1x slot? If not, which are the latest models that still has it?

>> No.53469474

so even 40% off these laptops are too expensive? is the msrp just bs? i hate used shit.

>new is discounted more
duh. are they both shit though?

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I installed debian jessie on my x200s,

I downloaded the firmware, i have the iwlwifi-5000-ucode-5.4.A.11 / 8.24 & 8.83 : should i use the 8.83? (more recent?)

I saw this page:

is it better to install this package than to use the ones from https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/iwlwifi ?

>> No.53469659


I haven't gotten around to a computer yet. That Grub image is on the latest Libreboot release from May of last year. I'll dig around for it.

There's a better one out there of a gnu playing a flute and levitating. It's in the older releases, I'll dig that up too.

>> No.53469764
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looking at this for C$144
looks ok. gonna try lubuntu on it so performance shouldn't be an issue.
But T60s are getting pretty old and battery/other hardware will most likely past their prime

>> No.53469919

lenovo thinkpads from the 20 and 30 series are as bad as laptop screens get. actually bottom of the barrel

>> No.53470126

>should get a t420 with a better panel?
yes, it's called a t460 or a t450s

>> No.53470166

>So I should get a t420 with a better panel?

>implying that Intel HD 3000 could power more than a 1366x768 screen

>> No.53470206


Go away, you contrarian autistic teenager. You've been shitting up the thread all day.

>> No.53470226

Just bought a T420 to replace my now (sorta) dead(ish) X301, its gonna be a long week. On the bright side im now going from 3GB RAM to 8 so that will be pretty mint.

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>> No.53470272


You should lurk more before you come here shitting up this general. Or at least post with a trip so everyone can filter your posts out.

>> No.53470312

>shitting up this general

/tpg/ is already pretty shit, 90% of the posts are always the same questions day in day out

>> No.53470349


I just don't care to hear your constant whining about thinkpads. We get it, now go back to posting in Linux vs Windows threads.

>> No.53470362

People who filter trips are fucking autistic pussys who live in a safe spot

>> No.53470440
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*farting noises*
*squishy poop noises*

>> No.53470464


>getting this mad about a post

>> No.53470478

You still fucked up.

>> No.53470492

I'm installing two harddrives into my T420: an SSD for the OS and an HDD, with one in the main area and one in the Ultrabay
Which should go where?

>> No.53470515

Hey buddy, calm down. Everything will be ok.

>> No.53470533



>> No.53470559

Jesus christ manchild, I swear I gave you a bag of tendies this morning, go back to your basement and play the vidya I bought you

>> No.53470639

I'm able to load up 1440p YouTube videos on my w520 using the hd3000 with no stuttering.

>> No.53470650

Seconding this question, will the SSD perform better on the caddy or the native slot?

>> No.53470720

I'm going to buy a laptop, and I have to decide between the Latitude E6430 and the Thinkpad T430.

Assume that both cost $200, and have the same CPU, GPU, RAM, HDD and screen resolution. Which one would be better?

If i'm outside, i'm going to use the keyboard like this: https://youtu.be/0KzyRnz9SKI?t=25s as I can't take my full sized desktop keyboard everywhere.
Which laptop would have a better keyboard for that kind of game? Some laptop keyboards are too light and bottom out quickly, so they're awful and feel like i'm tapping a table or a touchscreen, and my fingers hurt after 20 minutes.
How good/bad is the key rollover in both laptops? Can I press ASDF space JKL or QWER space UIO all at once? What about a weird-ass combination like ZSXDCFV or MK,L.;/

Also, the E6430 is better if I want to upgrade to a 45W i7 QM (quad core) CPU, right?

>> No.53470737

I think they're both SATA 3, so speed will be the same in either bay. However, the Ultrabay is hotswappable so it makes more sense to keep your storage drive there and have your OS drive in the main bay.

>> No.53470769

Thanks m8.

>> No.53471049

I only now realized that my T410 has just 1 audio input. How is that allowed?

>> No.53471065

can anyone answer me, amazon is indeed confusing. are these bad prices?

>> No.53471087
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Is this SSD too small? If it is, how can I fix it?

>> No.53471099

Lenovo use a proprietary SSD form factor.

>> No.53471110

it's hard for me to tell what i'm looking at anon but if that is your drive it appears to be protruding out.

>> No.53471126

Whats the name of that blue mechanism

>> No.53471130

Most laptop drive bays are made for 9.5mm tall hard drives. Most SSD's are 7mm tall "slim" drives.

>> No.53471143

i believe that's a clamp.

>> No.53471154

It looks like you already did by using those rubber things.
As long as it plugged in and can't move with the cover installed it will work just fine.

>> No.53471158

Thanks; I'm pretty sure it should be compatible still, but is there any way to pad it so it doesn't rattle around?

>> No.53471159


Its fine. You can stick some paper in there to prevent it from rattling around, but SSDs are immune to shock damage.


Its a Pomona 5252 clip. You might need the 5250, you should open your laptop and inspect it before you order.

>> No.53471323

Thanks a lot.

>> No.53472827
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>8gb DDR3 and ELM327 came in
>C2D T9600 and upgraded fan for T5010 on the way
>T731 panel assy. hasn't shipped yet

Mint on the T5010 works beautifully, though it doesn't autorotate.
The T731 has an issue where the coordinates of the screen aren't translated properly when rotated.

>> No.53472943


The same problem occurs on the x200t when the screen is rotated in Mint.

>> No.53472945
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The shit screen resolution and build quality make it literally shit tier.

>> No.53472978

I've got a 63wh battery in my x220t, should I get one of these?

>> No.53472999

I don't want to fuck up my x220t if it goes wrong

>> No.53473023

Did your buyer's remorse trigger your autism?

- posted from my X220

>> No.53473029


x220 isn't supported anyway.

If you backup your factory ROM, there's no way to brick your mobo.

>> No.53473059

Hey guys, my Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s (running openSUSE 42.1 + XFCE) is finally giving me lip; it'll randomly shut crash when the system is turned on and charging, and then when turned back on it'll loudly continuously beep at me until I turn it back off and unplug the charger.

The problem is that sometimes I need to charge my laptop in class, and if my laptop crashes while charging then I can't use it for the rest of class to take notes(out of fear that it's going to disturb everyone with it's loud beeping).

I need a ThinkPad that gets good battery life on Linux that I can get for only 100$ or less.


>> No.53473079
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>mfw got a x220t i7 with the good touchscreen for $200

>> No.53473168


Best you can get for under a 100 is a x200s with a 9 cell. You can get 5-7 hours on it because of the undervolted cpu.

>> No.53473177
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>yfw both of you realise you bought a laptop with a fucking 1366x768 panel in the twenty fucking first century

Wew stop expressing your Stockholm Syndrome

>> No.53473210

1366 isn't horrible on 12", on that small of a screen I would have preferred 1600x900, but it's just fine
1366 on anything bigger is cardinal sin

>> No.53473227

I figured as much. But then why does it work properly on the T5010?

fjbtndrv or some variant thereof was supposed to be included in the kernel but it doesn't seem to work, and I can't install it as it relies on outdated packages.

they both run beautifully otherwise, I love these machines.

>> No.53473306

T420 Masterrace reporting in!

Where can i find a decent battery which will last at least some hours? every place i see are some chinese stuff and the reviews say the suck, but that applies to the lenovo ones too

what do?

>> No.53473333

see if you can get a cheap OEM 9 cell and replace the cells in it with new ones

>> No.53473337
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I literally said stop expressing your Stockholm syndrome. IT IS NOT OKAY. Enjoy your lack of productivity because the resolution anally rapes you while trying to code.

>> No.53473364

p-please stop

>> No.53473371

Genuine new 9cells for the T420 are ~$40 on ebay. Little reason to bother with chinkshit ones, since the only ones worth a damn will cost nearly that much anyway.

>> No.53473382
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>implying I program
>implying I program on my laptop

>> No.53473387

>Stockholm syndrome
well memed :^)


>> No.53473404

There's nothing wrong with 1366x768 on a 12" screen

I have a T61p with a 15" 1920x1200 screen for that matter anyway

Perpetuating your autism doesn't make it correct btw

>> No.53473509
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>browsing /g/
>not coding
>calling it programming

Are X220 fags this dumb?

>WAAHHHH anything I don't like is a meme. >;(
I rest my case.

>> No.53473767

you don't seem to understand how anything works aside from "discount off msrp"

do some goddamn research and figure it out dipshit, you're comparing two different models of Thinkpad, one everyone is telling you to avoid, and asking dumbfuck questions about saving a buck or two

stop being retarded

>> No.53473941

Sup /tpg/. I'm currently using a T420 with UEFI bios v1.33. Is there any tangible benefit from updating to a more current BIOS? Do I lose the ability to flash a de-whitelisted BIOS to it?

>> No.53473976

Just got myself a x230 looks like a very nice portable.

>> No.53474036
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Best distro for a T400?

C2D P8400 2.26GHz
GMA 4500MHD/Mobility Radeon HD3470
Mechanical hard drive (for now)

Decades of Windows usage but I have roughly zero Linux experience outside of dicking around for a little bit with Ubuntu running LXDE on an X60s a few years back, currently running W10 and I'd like to dual boot for now.

My upgrade plans are to pick up another 4GB stick of RAM, an SSD, and an ultrabay hard drive adapter so I can throw my old mechanical in there. Maybe later to get an advanced dock with a PCI-e slot so I can throw a 750ti in there for muh games.

>> No.53474092

I carry around a USB with Xubuntu on it if I don't feel like win 7, runs really good.

>> No.53474122

RMA'd my x220 because faulty mobo was causing bluescreens, getting the new one on the 16th.

>> No.53474124


He sounds like what Jerry Seinfeld would be like if he decided to run a laptop repair business instead of going into standup.

> What's the deeal with Lenovo keyboards?!

>> No.53474270


>> No.53474286

>T series GPU simply turn your thinkpad into a literal toaster
I want to believe you were actually dissatisfied with one and not that you fell for the meme but I think we both know that's not the case.

T420 w/ nvidia GPU makes a huge difference. Is there more heat? Of course. Doesn't really matter since it's properly exhausted out the side, though.

>> No.53474482

why would you like to upgrade the bios? nothing will change

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>> No.53474507


>> No.53474527

fold some paper and put it on top

>> No.53474599
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>purchase brand new sealed 19+ for like $50
>after a single discharge it fucks up and no longer charges
>this is a known issue across the few online user reviews
>no way to contact Lenovo for help/replacement
>seller thankfully refunds me
Well, it was fun while it lasted.

>> No.53474627

That was the question, ya dolt.

>> No.53474652


I have a T400 with the ATI HD3470

It's not very powerful but it doesn't get significantly warmer than when I have it running off of the integrated GPU.

The only time I have ever had a Thinkpad actually get hot was back in the days of the X6x series, and that was due to the wifi cards, not GPUs.

>> No.53474707
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ricing the T5010

>> No.53474713


Grow the fuck up faggot

>> No.53474773

>Penryn C2D
>Listening to trance
You're gettin like me now, nice mint desktop too.

>> No.53474816
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>> No.53475204

I bought a t420, only problem is imo the battery. Bought it from an old hispanic guy that sold me for cheap because most old people think that slow computer due to virus and bloat = ded computa.

Is the t420 battery supposed to only last 2 hours? I'm running debian.

>> No.53475232

Depends on the specs, My latitude with an intel 4500mhd will get way over 3 hours, but my latitude with the Nvidia quadro will only get 2 1/2 to 3 with normal use, even at 2hrs, I wouldn't call it completely worn out.

>> No.53475241


I get 4.5 hours from an OEM 9 cell that's at 78% capacity running QubesOS.

>> No.53475273

What's a good price on a used Thinkpad T420s? Need a reference price for my ebay/craigslist hunting.

T420s vs. T420 (and reference price for a T420)? I'm leaning to the T420s because higher res screen stock.

>> No.53475278

I get 4 hours. Install TLP or buy a new battery

>> No.53475295

T420s is slimmer and has USB3

worse in everything else

>> No.53475324


90 dollars for a recycled one is about average. This would be without a battery, hdd, or charger, and with 4gb ram and the cuck screen.

>> No.53475337


T420s screen worse than T420?

>> No.53475362


The post was regarding the t420. The t420s comes with the 1600x900 screen, which can be swapped into the t420. The processor is soldered in the t420s, which makes it impossible to upgrade later on.

>> No.53475589


Can anyone help? How would you describe the T430's keyboard?

>> No.53475621

I'd suggest the thinkpad T430 if you like chiclet, and E6430 if that's not your thing, but if it is, the T430 has a very solid chiclet keyboard.

>> No.53475692


The t420 keyboard works in the t430. I think the home and page down buttons are switched, but otherwise its a perfect swap.

>> No.53475715

That's freaking cool, lenovos are beasts if that's the case,

>> No.53475727


Looking at a T420 for $169 - good price?

320GB HD

>> No.53475730


I think the caps lock light doesn't work when swapped also. It's fairly easy to remap the keys though.

>> No.53475749

That's a good deal, and it's upgradable to a higher clock i5 or an i7.

>> No.53475789


Charger and battery?

>> No.53475811

thinkpads are literally made of recycled chinese plastic. Lenovo even says this in an official statement on their site.

>> No.53475818


Included as well

>> No.53475842


Then its a good price. You'll want to throw an SSD in it though.

>> No.53475930


Thanks bros

>> No.53475943

part of It could be the DE.
On Antergos, the touchscreen on my x220t rotates normally in every DE but Cinnamon.

>> No.53475965

I found an X220 tablet; i5, 8gb ram, 120gb SSD, clean windows 10 for $250 CAD which is $190 USD right now.

Should I go for it? That seems like a really really good deal considering the SSD.

My X230 broke, haven't taken it to the shop yet, I'm pretty sure it's a keyboard issue since I did spill water on it. I don't want to lose out on such a good deal though if I decide to figure out whats wrong with my X230.

Pull the trigger or nah? I don't mind having a two laptops/one that is a tablet too.

>> No.53475990

Do it, a latitude like mine and a 128gb SSD is like $140, and for only a little more you can get 32nm hardware all that good shit.

>> No.53476055
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x60t or x61t?

>> No.53476073

>or x61t?
Get the X61T, at this point, you need the 64 bit Core 2 Duo, and it's probably not even that much more costly to get.

>> No.53476103

If you're going for the 1400x1050 screen, get the X60T. X61T has a nasty screen glue issue on the 1400x1050 models that wasn't present on the X60T.

>> No.53476195

>he's a drooling man child who has no imagination and needs everything to have PHOTOREALISM(TM) to be immersed

it's called an imagination

>> No.53476273

Yes, the main reason to take tablet version is 1400x1050 screen. How much difference between x60t and x60s battery worktime?

>> No.53476489

I gifted my youngest brother of these, I even got him the one carbon laptop and he had a face like he was ashamed of having it, what the heck?

Why do fucking young people think that everything but a macbook is shit, and I even told him how this was better and taught him how I can easily improve it for him and be useful for 10 more years.

He asked me to return it for a macbook.

It's not like I got him the crap I buy from craiglist and fix to make it an actual hardcore laptop.

>> No.53476533

Damn that sucks dude. You put alot of time and thought in but he's already been brainwashed into the Apple cult.

>> No.53476566

Weird. I don't think my younger brother is into ThinkPads like me or my older brother, but he certainly isn't into MacBooks. Pretty sure he doesn't care much about laptops at all.

You should show you brother how comfy the TrackPoint is. Maybe show him it in a game like Minecraft. It really feels like a joystick in 3D games.

>> No.53476606

Premature ejaculative font rendering you got there

>> No.53476624

>Keyboards feel excellent while typing
I had a T420 and I have to disagree. I had to slam my fingers down so hard onto that keyboard to get the keypresses to register reliably.

I had a pretty bad experience overall with my T420 and would not recommend it. The screen on it was utter garbage. I used two different T430s at a place I worked for and both of them also had really awful screens. The color quality is just really off and the my T420 had horrific backlight bleed. My T420 came from the factory with a lot of other problems too, so I might have just had a lemon.

>> No.53476646
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>censoring your local [email protected]
good thing I don't know your /24 address or we'd be able to backtrace you with that

>> No.53476652
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>not removing that ugly red dot from your thinkpad

>> No.53476686
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>tfw using sexy irish-made E6400 with black and blue trackpoint.

>> No.53476711

Why are used latitudes cheaper than elitebooks or thinkpads?

>> No.53476740

I'm not sure,but they're quality machines that you can toss around and it'll be reliable.

>> No.53476845
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>I pay

>> No.53476903

What's the difference between the trackpoint on the thinkpad, latitude and elitebook?

Feeling, precision?

>> No.53476926

As a latitude owner, I'd say precision, my trackpoint can move the pointer very slowly, pretty much by pixel, unlike its tiny trackpad.

>> No.53476983

I didn't think about that, hah

>> No.53477165

I fucked up and bought a yoga for school cuz I really wanted a convertible with a digitizer and my school got me a discount..
But now I've had it about 18 months and the audio is bugging out (buzzes randomly while listening to music whether I use speakers, headphones, or a USB headset jack.)
Is this typical? Any guesses on what's happening? And if I send it in for warranty repair will they actually do anything?

>> No.53477276

is using an x60 in public autistic? serious question I used to think that it looked perfectly fine and was within the range that it wasn't too bulky and would never be too bulky but I'm getting the feeling that I'd be ostracized from my peer group if I were to bust it out

>> No.53477306

embrace the autism, join a LUG and an Anime/Furry/Scifi club

someone at my LUG has a toughbook with dual floppy drives that's at least 3.5'' thick and walks around with it on on of those neck strap things

>> No.53477322

No, I live in douchebag california where it's mainly macbooks and stuff in the coffee shops, I'll sometimes have my Latitude, a Logitech wireless mouse, and my sennheiser headphones, and look damn good doing it. It's a very comfy mobile setup.

>> No.53477354

>and look damn good doing it.

When I take out my Precision in a coffee shop, I KNOW I look like an autist.

>> No.53477365

Not even man, precisions are sleek little systems.

>> No.53477379

Do you think mac will be more suitable? Consuming society always will be irritated by people who doesn't fit.

>> No.53477398


>> No.53477433
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Does X301 need a whitelist BIOS to run mSATA SSDs?

>> No.53477605

Any tips for properly setting up/using an x220t?

>> No.53477638

*on linux

>> No.53477676

You can swap the display of the X60t onto the X61t to have SXGA, tablet function, X61t cpu and no bubbling

>> No.53477698

>ThinkWiki - Info on ThinkPads and running GNU/Linux on them:
from the OP

>> No.53477705

It's not a matter of a whitelist, you can only use mSATA SSDs if the SATA lines are actually run to the slot. I'm pretty sure that they weren't connected on anything older than Sandy Bridge.

>> No.53477730

I had an E6400 for 3 years until I replaced it with my current X230, and I beat the crap out of it and it always worked fine. Sold it to my aunt though she's stopped using it by now because the audio doesn't work right under Windows 10.

>> No.53477786

They're fucking beasts, I've got Two of them, one with a Quadro and an intel GPU one, and they've both really cool running laptops, definitely my favorite of the C2D machines because of it's design, Displayport (in 2008), 1440 LED screen, and the way the entire bottom cover comes off is way cooler than the T400's sectioned bottom covers.

>> No.53477866

Downsides of the E6400: literally twice as heavy as an X series, went through 3 AC adapters and 2 screens, the rubber feet fell off, the paint on the speaker grilles flaked, the trackpoint just drifts off into a corner sometimes until you take your finger off it, when I tried to render a video it would throttle down to 800 mhz and stay there until the next reboot.

>> No.53477932

You're right, they are heavy, and neglected examples will show their age, which is why I'll pay a little extra for ones in good condish, not too sure what that throttling is, see if you can get the latest A32 BIOS, maybe that'll fix your problem, I remember seeing dell threads from 2009 of the E6400s throttling themselves and a BIOS update being pushed to fix it.

>> No.53477946


>> No.53478008

I did update the BIOS when I got it in 2011 and cleaned dust and pet hair out of the fan but it didn't help. Only did it when running all cores at 100% for a few minutes though so wasn't an issue for everyday use. I had to get another desktop for video editing. At least actually getting to the fan is easy.

>> No.53478018

do you guys browse any irc related to this?

>> No.53478038

Darn, sorry yours was a little funky with clock speed, I do love the heatsink and fan design on them.

>> No.53478079

Literally the second line in the OP. Get your shit together.

>> No.53478087

I need your opiniion /tpg/. Recently I ended up getting an old T61 from a friend but it's really been gutted. The screen is 1440x900 but it's turning yellowish (old age?). The hdd bracket and the pcmcia slot covers are also missing. Is it worth fixing? I managed to find a replacement screen and an hdd cover in Ebay but I can't find the one for the pcmcia slots. Can I just use a generic pcmcia slot cover? It's a core 2 btw.

>> No.53478092

lol what faggot pays $25k/year?

>> No.53478127

Yes it in the info.
I would say look at the total cost for everything and see if its worth it to you. But I mean if you got it free you have head room to fix it.

>> No.53478130

man, i had to be more specific, do you guys browse any other irc's related to this?

>> No.53478156

Bernie Sanders supporters.

>> No.53478171

Why do thinkpads run linux so well?

>> No.53478206

It's the intel hardware inside of them, that being chipsets and graphics, even on my dell latitude everything works on my chipset out of the box, in linux and in versions of windows that came after the E6400 itself.

>> No.53478213

My trackpoint buttons are a little creaky. I'm using an E130
>inb4 >edge series

They're good machines. Is this issue easy to fix?

>> No.53478266

not really, the touchpad sucks cock with the linux drivers

try scrolling down a page with them, its torture

>> No.53478276

>using the touchpad on a Thinkpad
Oh shit nigger what are you doing?

>> No.53478327

try scrolling with two fingers.

>> No.53478409

T420 uses 7mm

>> No.53478480

Only the T420s. Regular T420 takes 9.5mm drives just fine.

>> No.53478607
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How did I do /g/? Got this Dell Latitude E6400 for free a little while ago. It was used in a dock station so it was never physically used that much.

>> No.53478657

Looking good with that webcammed later model E6400 there, you did well.

>> No.53478802


Spec'd with the NVS 160M and the P8700. 3GB of ram though. Originally it didn't have the 160M but I swapped the mobo for super cheap. Helps accelerate Chromium among other things. The main issue is that the battery is absolutely shot to shit. Barley lasts an hour.

>> No.53478893

Great configuration, and in such nice shape, it's still got its C2D/Win7 stickers. I've got third party batteries in mine, sadly no way around it.

Specs of my high end Latitude that I'm collecting
T9600 2.80GHz
4GB DDR2-800
NVS 160M
Intel 5300 Dual Band wifi

Paid $170 for it in Jan 2015, was a great score even then.

>> No.53478944

Does anyone own a carbon x1? Does it really remain as cool as the ads portray?

Considering buying it..

>> No.53478960

its sucks cock, dont fall for the meme
the ram is soldered into the motherboard, so you cant add more

>> No.53479022

>As long as it plugged in and can't move with the cover installed it will work just fine.
Why would it matter if it moved a bit? It's not like it has a needle reading a disk in it.

>> No.53479063

Out of the new thinkpads you can buy at the online store, which one can be easily upgraded/don't suck cock?

My budget is 1k dollarinos.

>> No.53479078


What battery would you recommend? It came with the 6-cell, and the oem 9 cell is $80, and a new OEM 6 cell is $30.

>> No.53479112


Different anon here.

I've had a fantasy getting a x220/230/240/250 series laptop, but couldn't because of their screen resolution. It would be perfect otherwise. I need the screen estate for my work flow. I'm currently rocking 2160x1440 at 12" and it's good, I can accept 1080p at 12" but no less.

I'm looking now for a thinkpad yoga. If yoga had an RJ45 port, >8gb max ram and addon battery possibility, it could be a really good candidate. Sadly, it looks like I have to compromise.

>> No.53479119

6 Cell- http://www.amazon.com/Notebook-Replacement-Computer-Latitude-Precision/dp/B00KG917ES/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1457935959&sr=8-2&keywords=latitude-e6400+battery

9 Cell- http://www.amazon.com/DTK-Replacement-Latitude-Precision-Notebook/dp/B00MP7H9G4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1457935959&sr=8-3&keywords=latitude-e6400+battery

>> No.53479142

you cant upgrade ram on yoga
dont buy that trash

>> No.53479166

Thanks. How good is it vs OEM?

>> No.53479218


The marginal benefit of a 1000 thinkpad and a 300 dollar thinkpad is minuscule. For 300 dollars, you can get a laptop that will last you 5-7 years. Maybe another 200 dollars for a new battery and SSD. What will you be using it for?

>> No.53479220

On my E6400 with the 4500MHD, i'll get 3 1/2 hours on average with an SSD in it. Maybe a little more depending on usage

With my E6400 with the Quadro, and it's original 160GB HDD, I'll get around 2 hrs and 45 min on it, that's why i don't use it as my main portable, despite loving it.

>> No.53479233

I'm on a 6 cell with both btw.

>> No.53479287

Yes, I know that older thinkpad yogas ram is soldered. You can add ram on 260 model, though.

As I'm interested in buying an older yoga, I have considered my ram budget and if debian with stock DE well under 2gb with browser and some apps, I can still run multiple VMs (which is part of my work flow) with 8gb.

I already have one thinkpad yoga at my company and I think its a really good compromise. The metal frame feels good. It's portable, which is a necessary part of my choice as I travel a lot.

>> No.53479578

cant upgrade anything but the ssd
goes all that is thinkpad

>> No.53479594


>> No.53479625

You're right, Not to sound like an iFag, but with those limits you're better off getting a macbook air.

>> No.53479740


I looked it up at lenovo's support site for spare parts and almost every spare part had "yes" in user serviceable column. That is something what macbook air doesn't offer.

By a quick glance ebay lists at least batteries, keyboards and wlan cards for it.

I'm open for suggestions. I have five thinkpads at my company currently, but I'm not brand loyalist.

I want a portable laptop, 8gb or more ram, i7 haswell or better, touch screen with a digitizer, good linux support, 1080p or better screen.

I'd like the laptop to have 16gb of ram, rj45 port. Under $1000, used is fine.

>> No.53479754

this ^

>> No.53479847

New thread guys:


>> No.53479918

You can even swap an XGA touch surface onto the SXGA screen and have pen/touch and SXGA.
Then you need an LED backlight upgrade....

>> No.53480460

Literally the main complaint with the non-X/T/W series is build quality. There's probably not an easy fix.

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What's better, brand new Chromebook with added RAM, or a used thinkpad? Please elaborate, I know nothing about hardware.

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