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Previous thread: >>55848680

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", ultraportable
Why ThinkPad? (also applies to other business laptops)
>Used machines are plentiful and cheap.
>Excellent keyboards - tactile feel and quiet.
>Great durability: chassis uses a magnesium rollcage for structural integrity, with high quality plastic body panels.
>Utilitarian design: e.g. indicator LEDs, 7 row keyboard layout on older models.
>Docking stations that easily turns your laptop into a desktop.
>Easy to repair, upgrade and maintain thanks to readily available service manuals for every model. Spare parts are easy and cheap to obtain.
>The best trackpoint (that red thing in 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:

xsauc buyers guide:

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

Helpful links and resources (Wiki, lookup tools and wallpapers):

>> No.55873781

first for meme

>> No.55873799

one the x220/x220t type thinkpads can the slice battery only attach if you have the thin 3 cell battery in the first place?


this thing, do you need the thin battery?

also is this thing designed to be put on and taken off often or is it kinda permanent?

>> No.55873828

Just placed an order for a T460 and I already regret it.
Should I just cancel it?

>> No.55873837


follow your heart

>> No.55873854

>>55872440 (You)

I will change the paste i guess.
how can anyone crack the lid man i did not use a drill to screw it u

>> No.55873890

It felt weird getting a laptop that would need an external disc drive and only had USB 3.0. I would end up regretting it.

Thanks, anon.

>> No.55873920

When will this meme die?

>> No.55873922

if you don't think you want it then obviously cancel, but

>would need an external disk drive
most laptops don't have disk drives anymore anon, and that's because CDs and DVDs are not being used as much as before, what do you need to use CDs so much for?

>only had USB 3.0
do you want USB C or something?

>> No.55873946

When intel makes it illegal to use a cpu over 2 years old.

>> No.55874013

Not separate issues, I make a lot of Blu-rays for work, some of them M-Discs, and as far as I know no laptop has an M-Disc Blu-ray burner so whatever I get I'd need an external. USB 3.0 is just piss slow when burning lots of large discs compared to 3.1 or something overkill like Thundermeme.

>> No.55874065

Well then fucking obviously you want something else. Why ask us?

>> No.55874069

it's not a meme senpai, they are cheap and high quality computers

the keyboard alone is worth it in my opinion, I prefer the keyboard on my X220 to the keyboard on my newer Thinkpad T460s by far, even though the t460s is way more expensive and new, it's keyboard can't compete

>> No.55874079


anon this wasn't me >>55874065

I would never be that rude

I apologize on his behalf

>> No.55874132
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I derive an unhealthy amount of my self worth from the opinions of strangers on this Taiwanese shitposting catalogue. /g/ makes a great deal of my decisions for me even when I know the answer I seek.

It's ok I deserve it.

>> No.55874220
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First thinkpad, just picked up an x220.
Any way to increase the resolution with a monitor replacement.
And to the guy that recommend docking station, thanks but this is just for coding on the go.

>> No.55874238

Give it back, Jamal.

>> No.55874251
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>It's ok I deserve it.
it is NOT ok and you do NOT deserve this

don't take this shit from ANYONE anon, you are better than this!

>> No.55874280

epic meme my man
he is clearly indian tho

did you get the IPS or TN screen? you can put a X230 screen into an x220 as well

>> No.55874301

>what do you need to use CDs so much for?
Not him but i rip my obscure music cds that i can't find even in private trackers.

Still, having the ultrabay makes changing from the optical disk drive to a hdd pretty easy.

>> No.55874346

less features = less features

I agree with you but just barely - I'm sure people complained about floppy drives going away, right?

thing is, CDs and DVDs are still in large use, they aren't going anywhere.

>> No.55874383

I wish we'd phase them all out, but it's just not feasible, especially since internet is so shit in some countries where you can't really download 4k video in a reasonable time frame.

>> No.55874395

Pretty sure it's the TN. I'll look into the x230 screen. Was hoping I could get a resolution bump.

>> No.55874425

How do you know if it's a legit genuine battery?

>> No.55874452
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Not an expert on Lenovo batteries, but this is probably a good step 1.

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>some countries
You mean like 40% of America?

>> No.55874654

Oh, man. I forgot about this shit. Reason #821034 to avoid Chinese garbage at all costs.

Fuck you, China. Fuck you.

>> No.55874712

Thinking about getting a 3rd gen X1 Carbon as my main computer.. I don't play any games other than Rocket League and RuneScape. I just go to school.. should I pick one up on eBay? Why or why not?

>> No.55874765

why can't the chinese into circles?

>> No.55874946

>can't remove keyboard due to stripped screw

>> No.55875087

Just bought a T460s, it runs great but I'm having an issue where the screen flickers when I hook it up to a display port. anyone have a fix for this

>> No.55875099

rubber band trick m8.
Or if you have steady hands, some super glue and balls of steel.

>> No.55875114

33rd for energy star sticker only

>> No.55875177

Rubberband didn't work sadly

I was thinking of using superglue but don't want to fuck up, I'll probably have to take a drill to it and try and weasel it out.

Worst case scenario I flip it and buy another

>> No.55875265
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I really like my thinkpad.

>> No.55875283
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I like mine more

>> No.55875330

are you the same dude that had the cardinals hat

>> No.55875349

Xiaomeme makes some decent stuff. Some garbage, but...

>> No.55875469

cards and t420 are shit

>> No.55875545

I'll cut your dick off m8

>> No.55875627

The clit on my thinkpad darkened with use, how should I clean it?

>> No.55875638

just buy a 10 pack of new ones for $1.

>> No.55875711
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Naw man I like mine more

>> No.55875851

What was the last good ThinkPad?

>> No.55875866


>> No.55875876

you're a good man
>shitcongo "fans"
fucking kek

>> No.55876091

The t430s with FHD and old keyboard upgrades

Go cheat somewhere else mates

>> No.55876320

how do i bypass fan error

>> No.55876342

>vape set
>ibm model m
>lenovo mouse and screen

Not that I dont like your set but this has to be the most fedora battlestation ive seen.

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X220 reporting in

>> No.55876372

any particular kind of HDD caddy good to buy for the T420 or should I just go for the agptek one?

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X220 reporting in

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homes I have an X220 with a screen going to shit and getting pressure marks and dead pixels -- is there a way to put a higher resolution screen thank the 1366x768 default screen into it as a replacement.

>> No.55876477

can i has conky config?

>> No.55876553
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Tell me I fucked up.
>inb4 Win10
>inb4 HDD
Doing a clean Win7 install with an SSD I have collecting dust.

>> No.55876723

I'm going to pick up an X230 soon, cost me $150.
Is the 1366x768 IPS still the best you could get on it or can you now get a 1080p panel working?

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Is the Nvidia graphics on the T420 something I'd want? Or will HD 3000 be enough / not much different from Nvidia?

>> No.55877469

looks nice anon

I would get a fingerprint reader but it looks bretty good otherwise

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tfw you use your x220 for reading papers/docs/manga like this more often than you'd like to admit.

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My T420 arrives today. Got some ram and an SSD ready to go. Can't wait lads.

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Do you need special brush to clean the thinkpad?
Or simple makeup brush would do?

>> No.55877991

>not much

>> No.55878315

Just use a clean(ish) sock and some windex.

>> No.55878425

Asked a seller on ebay if the display is TN or IPS, he sent me this from the Lenovo lookup page

AUO 12.5"HD A

Searching the Part# some shops claim it's an IPS panel while others list it as TN

I'm confused

>> No.55878523

Fug I'm worried about not getting a non legit battery. If they claim it's a genuine battery and I find out it's not can I get a refund and keep the battery?

>> No.55878670

ask him again

>> No.55878733

whenever I press on the bottom right hand side of my keyboard (arrow keys mostly) my whole keyboard in that area makes a noise and goes up and down a decent amount.
How do I fix this? (t420)

>> No.55878737

I bought a W520 and mini dock station for $320 last night. Did I get memed? Does the dock charge the laptop?

>> No.55878747

if you have a power brick plugged into the dock then yes it will charge the laptop.
if it's on amazon or ebay then yeah
they will bend over backwards to fuck over the seller.
what are you cleaning?
just use a clean cloth and some water.
don't use windex or rubbing alcohol though.

>> No.55878820

>what are you cleaning
Accumulated dust on keyboard.
Also do I need to clean the vents/cpu fan?

>> No.55878832

get some compressed air and use 1-2 second bursts to blow away crap
just don't turn the can upside down

>> No.55878867

>compressed air
Can't get my hand on that, does USB vacuum cleaner help?

Or can I use hair dryer?

>don't turn the can upside down
Why? is there some sort of solvent?

>> No.55878922

Please tell me how to make the x220 trackpad usable. i keep accidentally hitting the right click.

oh god its so bad.

>> No.55878937

you make it usable by using the trackpoint instead

>> No.55879167

Dad let me borrow his business enterprise laptop again

>> No.55879278

guys the mouse keeps drifting when I disable the touchpad. Thing is, drifting stops if i swipe on the disabled trackpad. Then it comes back after a few minutes. its driving my crazy.

(shit works fine if touchpad enabled but is annoying while im using trackpoint)

>> No.55879403

Any recommendation for others x2** models, like 250 .. is it worth it??
(Birthday coming over)

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ATI Graphics
4GB RAM and an SSD.
Best Think buy I've ever made

>> No.55881708

So i found a x220 i5 160ssd ips screen for 190euro...should i catch it? I don't really need a laptop

>> No.55881757

does it come with a time machine to go back to when it didnt suck?

>> No.55881770

oh snap

>> No.55881775


>> No.55881878

I was a dumbass and now my x220 screen is water damaged, but it still works. How much should I expect to pay for a new screen?

>> No.55882147

I have a x201 I used to lose my virginity in compiling my first Linux kernel.

My uni discounts chinkpads and I consider to get a X1 or something.
Is the support on recent machines OK? The X1 seems to be a meme among the developers from what I read on this site with interviews

I like the x201 and I'll keep it longer but the fucker is heavy (cute as hell tho)

>> No.55882301

You can use an air compressor, or take a small apeture and stick it on the hair dryer on cool air.

>Why? is there some sort of solvent?
Kind of. It's because the bottom contains a CFC due to it's near room temp boiling point. It's slightly flammable and toxic in liquid form, but also takes a lot of heat when evaporating, enough enthalpy to go well below freezing point.

>tfw x220 i5 2540m/9cell/chink 240gb msata ssd/8gb ddr3l reporting in
Decent buy for 175USD (4gb ddr3 to start with), but a year in I had to replace the keyboard because of water damage that I was too stupid to clean. Does anyone here have a X220(t) with i7/USB3.0? If so how much was it and does it have inferior battery life? I get 9.25hrs after about 10% of battery decay two years in (Linux 4.6 w/ i3wm).

>> No.55882475

>I like the x201 and I'll keep it longer but the fucker is heavy
What are you, a fucking manlet?

>> No.55882492

you dun goofed
you won't get the sataIII speeds
did you do that dodgy bios flash to get 1866 speeds?
mines only an 2520m but its got a cosair sataIII ssd and 16g so I bet it will whoop yours
also using arch+i3 and its annoying the number of tweaks I had to do
>permanently disable screenblack out
>add support for volume and media keys
>disable trackpad
>swap Fn amd Crtl
>no clear way to seperate the shitty inbuilt mic/headphone jack so use the ones from the dock

>> No.55882500
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For build and design alone the T60 was the best ThinkPad

>> No.55882512

I'd say it's worth it. Makes a big difference in Mount & Blade. You can just keep it turned off in Optimus if you don't want the power draw.

>> No.55882571

I have a chance to buy x220 with 4gb ram 320gb hdd and i5 2520m for 180€ Should I go for it?

>> No.55882652

sounds ok
we never really get the good deals like americans so this is reasonable
plan to spend another 200 for a decent ssd and more ram, more if you want to do the ips screen swap
this laptop is a serious beast for its size even today. I can only imagine how happy richfags were getting this on its release

>> No.55882887

I don't get this meme.

If you on a really tight budget (sub $300), I understand why you would buy second-hand.

But if you got $500, you can get yourself a core i3 with two years of warranty (and peace of mind).

It just doesn't seem that good of a deal.

>> No.55883536

I'm looking at a W520 for 586 usd. It's got 8gigs of ram, an i7 and an ssd with 160 b of storage.
Should I? Comes with Win10 pro.

>> No.55883902

Thinking about emailing a few businesses/organisations in my city to see if any of them have some old ThinkPads lying around, figure I might get lucky. What are some good kinds of places to email first?

>> No.55884144

Is there a way to make the track point work as a scroll temporally?

>> No.55884301

One would think so. All you'd need is a program that allows you to define custom keybinds, then just bind trackpoint up+ctrl or something to scroll upwards, and vice versa.

>> No.55884362

I meant without custom keybind.
In other words I want to replace the trackpoint function of moving the crosser to scrolling through page.

>> No.55884517
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If you hold down middle mouse button TrackPoint will scroll instead of moving the cursor.

>> No.55884540

>If you hold down middle mouse button TrackPoint will scroll instead of moving the cursor.
I know that, I'm asking for a way to do that without pressing any buttons.

>> No.55884799

Anyone? I'm really tempted to buy it.
The capacity of the ssd is little low but I've got a hardrive laying around that I can use for bulk storage.

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>T460 lacks Thundermeme and ExpressCard
>P60 has shit battery life
>only logical solution is to buy a T420 and wait for a better future
This cannot be. /g/ should never be right.

>> No.55885044

Buy a MacBook faggot

>> No.55885119

I'd sooner assemble an abomination and store it in a gutted briefcase.

>> No.55885159

if you screw one side in all the way before you screw in the opposite side it will easily crack the die.
you have to go slowly doing one side, then it's opposite until its all the way down.
>expresss card
you'd might as well put your egpu over usb 3.0

>> No.55885196

sounds like a fun project desu

>> No.55885278

>Buy a MacBook *be* a faggot

>> No.55885286

Is the screen on the T520/W520 as bad as on the T420?

>> No.55885520

x201 or x220 and why?

>> No.55885544
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About to order a E560. Lets hear about how autistic I am.

Is there another model that would essentially be the same so I don't have to hide my face in shame?

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Thinking about buying this SSD for my x220. Will I be able to take full advantage of the speeds?

>> No.55885682

x220 if you need THAT POWER and battery life
x201 if you don't want to kill your eyes with that awful 16:9 aspect ratio of the x220,
both are alright, some x220 have ips screen.

>> No.55885738

If I'm not mistaken the X220 only takes special snowflake SSD sizes without modding. Check the wiki.

>> No.55885766

for 1 don't use a vacuum on electronics
2 there's no way anything off of usb will be powerful enough
just go down to your closes walmart, office __ or even a store like walgreens and get some there for $5
>Why? is there some sort of solvent?
it will shoot out freezing cold liquid. Obviously that's not good for a computer.

>> No.55885793

Anyone? Might be a stupid question.

>> No.55885806

Side note about compressed air juice, or as it should be called 'liquid carbonite', don't let it touch you.

>> No.55885819
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If I wanted to take the guts of an x230t and shove them into an x220, would anyone tell me to stop? Would there be any issues getting the screen to work? I wouldn't mind having to replace the stock x220 panel with the x230t panel, as long as I could keep the housing.

Pic unrelated.

>> No.55885823

I'll be able to tell you hopefully on the 4th when i get my w520 in the mail

>> No.55885849

I'm loking around and I don't see anything about the x220 not taking an ssd.

>> No.55885870
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Rocket blower is best blower.

Everyone should own one.

>> No.55886047

Does anyone here have a T520? What do you think of it?

>> No.55886329

Will a core i G1 play 1080p?

>> No.55886392

X220 doesn't use an eDP connector for the screen while the X230 does if I recall correctly and the tablet screens are usually a bit thicker. Might require a bit tinkering but I've never tried it.

>> No.55886492

I know you're talking about video games because only a totally illiterate gaymen manchild would ask such a stupid question.
Every single thing about it is wrong except for

>> No.55886527

What about an x230 screen?

>> No.55886553

I don't plan on playing games so try and learn to relax you asspained child.

>> No.55886597

Is it possible to have 2 hdd/ssds in a T520 and still have the optical drive?

>> No.55886610

other anon similar specs
>>won't get the sataIII speeds
>thinking speeds is what matter for system drive
>did you do that dodgy bios flash to get 1866 speeds?
tried to with older 1.40 bios but got best performance on 1600, on 1866 it behave the same as on 1066
AUO doesn't do IPS, it's TN
you are, it takes 7mm drives that all SSD are, it is HDD that most are 9,5mm
>X220 doesn't use an eDP connector for the screen while the X230 does
what?? NO U DUMB, they (20 and 30) use the same screen, 40 and up has eDP

>> No.55886630

I'm sorry you cant assume what I mean like any other person with a basic comprehension of the English language. I'll remember to add "run" and "well" next time so it's a bit more easier to comprehend and is a bit more inclusive to retards like yourself. Have a nice day.

>> No.55886641

>what?? NO U DUMB, they (20 and 30) use the same screen, 40 and up has eDP
Yeah sorry, I was confusing it with another screen that I was looking into switching to for my X220.

>> No.55886649

Quick I have $350 to spend on a thinkpad what do I buy i only have 45 min with rhis cash!!!

>> No.55886694

Why do you only have 45 minutes with $350?

>> No.55886701

I Have To Spend It Now

>> No.55886740

>inb4 a third response before I finish typing this
Since you are still yet to mention what you want to 'play' or 'run' at 1080p, your standards for running it 'well', what program or programs you're running whatever the limey fuck it is on, or even on what CPU since 'core i G1' is not in fact a CPU model I will stand by my statement that you're an illiterate retard and add that you're a twat.

>> No.55886744

Dock arrived and the connector is fucked up. Doesn't look like it was damaged in shipping, so the seller must be a retard.

Works fine for me.

Yes if you use a msata drive.

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The tablet might have been a better choice

>> No.55886757

x220, new ssd and 16g of ram

>> No.55886778

He obviously was asking if a first-gen Intel core i-series CPU could handle 1080p videos.

>> No.55886811

why couldn't it?

>> No.55886818
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how did I do?

also got cucked by paypal for $20 by their shitty conversion rates and my stupidity, realized I can turn those off and just let my bank do the conversion right after I paid

>> No.55886833

>Since you are still yet to mention what you want to 'play' or 'run' at 1080p
I don't plan on gaming you projecting lamebrain.
>or even on what CPU since 'core i G1' is not in fact a CPU model
See >>55886778 fucking imbecile.
>you're an illiterate retard and add that you're a twat.
You sound like a butmad fatty so go ahead and cry me a river with that sweat off your brow and tits, fatass.

It's a generation after the Core 2 Duo which doesn't run 1080p well.

>> No.55886859

The E460 seems cheap compared to the T460. Too cheap, even with the same options selected. What's wrong with it?

>> No.55886862

Hi /tpg/, what linux distro do you recommend for my T420? No gentoo pls

>> No.55886883


>> No.55886895

I'm surprised you managed to save up that many instead of blowing them on tendies.

Worse build quality.


>> No.55886896

not entirely sure how the good boy points convert to a really currency, but odds are that's an amazing deal.
it can just fine
if you are on power saving mode it wont be that nice, but once the ui has gone away it should play the video fine
windows 10
cheaper build quality
not a real thinkpad™

>> No.55886917

>it can just fine
>if you are on power saving mode it wont be that nice, but once the ui has gone away it should play the video fine
Cool. Thanks.

>> No.55886953

it's not a real thinkpad, it's just another one of those consumer grade plastic laptops

>> No.55886998

Thanks for the recommendation guys.
What about Arch? does it work well on the T420?

>> No.55887019

>doesn't want gentoo
>asks about another timesink os

>> No.55887044

>What about Arch? does it work

>> No.55887089

It's not that I don't want gentoo, but I was worried that all the responses where going to be:
>install gentoo

>> No.55887202

Does the ThinkPad Compact Keyboard with Trackpoint feel like a keyboard in an actual ThinkPad, or is it different?

>> No.55887247
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Should i get a genuine battery or an ssd anons?

>> No.55887276


>> No.55887292

Which do you want more? Faster loading or longer lasting life.

>> No.55887318

Is there a tool that can wipe a used thinkpad that I bought?

>> No.55887326

>not 4:3 model with glorious 1600x1200 IPS

>> No.55887401

Alright fags, I'm sick of this 1366x768 shit, I'm gonna change the display for an 1600x900 one. Now, the question is, Glossy or Matte?

>> No.55887402

Anything wrong with E555 w/ 8GB ram for $350?

>> No.55887416

Great! 1 more question. The T520 I'm looking at doesn't come with an optical drive, but I do have a laptop that I can cannibalize. Does it have to be a certain model of drive or will any kind do (as long as it's the laptop size)

>> No.55887487

UK here, is there gonna be any problem if I buy a thinkpad from america? Apart from buying a new charger.

>> No.55887505

Got mah dick suck and mah balls licked

>> No.55887518

Matte obviously, so there is no glare

>> No.55887528

Slightly different keyboard layout

>> No.55887552

>not 16:9
>1920x1080 IPS

>> No.55887614

What's the difference between the x220/x230 and x220t/x230t batteries? I noticed a difference visually, are they still intercompatible?

>> No.55887635

__30 series (and on I think) you need a official battery, or a chink one with whatever proprietary stuff lenovo wants.

>> No.55887701

Sorry I phrased that poorly, if I had an x220 battery, and an x230 tablet, would the two work together?

>> No.55887771

no, the x230 needs the proprietary thingy that the older batteries don't have.

>> No.55887781

Is that why people prefer Ibm so much?

>> No.55887808

Is there a custom BIOS to get rid of that?

And would it work the other way around, x230t battery in an x220?

>> No.55887815


Requires font called 'Hack', otherwise edit it to use whatever font you want.

>> No.55887922

E555 with R4 and 8gb ram for $350? cop or not

>> No.55887971

$350 should be able to get you a W520 that would eat that piece of shit for breakfast, then beat it in a fight. E series is shit, especially the AMD-powered models.

>> No.55888012

Xubuntu/Ubuntu Mate

>> No.55888117

fedora 24 chose your spin.

>> No.55888157

I have a supervisor password on the bios of my 420, the guy I bought it off is claiming to know nothing about it. So far it only seems to mean that some bios options are greyed out for me. Anything I can do? Any other problems I might encounter?

>> No.55888191

rip in pizza

>> No.55888215

Step one before buying the laptop. always CHECK the fucking bios you retard.

>> No.55888306

Everything else is fine though. Have installed the OS I want, it's all running well. Was even able to flash the bios and set a hard disk password. Only thing I can see is that I can't change some security and boot options.

>> No.55888322

can you do a hack to reset the password or something?
like install the bios again.

>> No.55888338

W520 is too small and chubby for me. I don't have any firsthand experience with either. Is the E555 really that bad? It would be my every day computer and I need to buy something in the next week. I only play Dota and maybe some small scale emulation, so hopefully whatever I get can handle that. I also do audio editing and work in DAWs. Can you give me any more advice/info? I'm doing the research now but it's a lot easier getting key points from people who know their stuff

>> No.55888366

It would be very painful.

>> No.55888387

The reason I mentioned the size of the W520 is because the laptop also has to fit in a backpack thats usually packed with shit. My clothes and all that will press the laptop into my back and I can already imagine the discomfort. I guess it probably wont be a big deal if the performance is actually as good in comparison as you imply.

>> No.55888407

painful for you but not for me.

>> No.55888421

Fairly sure a T version's battery is shaped differently - X220t battery won't fit in X220, so I doubt X230t would.

>> No.55888609

Purchase X260...
>i5 6200U
>12.5" 16:9 1080p IPS
>4GB of RAM to upgrade to 8GB
>500GB HDD to replace with 250GB SSD
>Smart Card Reader
>6 Cell 72WH Rear Battery

>> No.55888615

Do you know if the differences electrical or just physical? For clarification, I'm >>55885819, trying to figure out what kind of battery to use if I had an x230t inside an x220's shell.

>> No.55888723

>W520 is too small
It's a 15.6" 16:9 laptop just like the E555, I don't think there's any substantial height/length difference past that. The W520 is built like a tank, so it won't wobble in your lap the way a flimsy consumer laptop would. And it would certainly hold its own better in a tight space like a well-packed backpack than an E555 would, even if it is a bit thicker and heavier. The W520 could be used to beat a man to death and it would come out unscathed.

>I guess it probably wont be a big deal if the performance is actually as good in comparison as you imply.
The weight of the laptop itself is actually surprisingly light. I was expecting it to be much heavier when I got mine, but it turns out the real burden is its 170W charger. That thing is a solid brick, and it's about the size of one, too.

As for performance, the W520's Sandy Bridge quadcore mops the floor with the mediocre APU in the E555. It's not even a contest. The APU might meet your meager gaming needs, but for a main machine and for audio editing work, you'll definitely appreciate having so much more power. The GPU hasn't aged quite as well as the CPU, but it should have the raw power for what you need it to do, if you need it at all. Nvidia Optimus is good about keeping the GPU off when you aren't using it, so battery life is better than you might expect from a machine of its caliber.

>> No.55888779
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P-Please respond.

>> No.55888790


>> No.55888793

You seem knowledgeable about the subject of using ThinkPads as self defense weapons.

How effective would the t420 be as one? The rollcage doesn't seem very strong imo.

>> No.55888860

An excellent choice. I feel comfier already.

>> No.55888863
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I bought my first thinkpad yesterday

>> No.55888881

Welcome to the meme, faggots.

>> No.55888890


>> No.55888893

later down the line up that battery for 8cell or i forget the highest one. plus that ssd will do you wonders.

>> No.55888903

You bought a nu-thinkpad.

>> No.55888916


Not a real Thinkpad, sorry.

>> No.55888935

please explain

>> No.55888963

72Wh is already the biggest.
It's confusing because there is also a 48Wh 6-cell.

>> No.55888964
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He's retarded

X1 Carbon is allowed as thinkpad brethren

>> No.55888986

Severely handicapped to allow for "muh thin"

>> No.55889008

Nice setup bro.
I have travel edition so not much to show.

>> No.55889010

Coming from a Core 2, DDR2, 720p laptop with a 5400RPM HDD this is going to be fantastic.
Also this >>55888963. I do plan to get a second battery at some point though, for sick hot swap memes.

>> No.55889042

Still X series. It's just another "we want the Apple audience" ploy.

>> No.55889060

You will get insane battery life with that big battery.
By colleague has an X250 and gets 14 hours.

The small battery might be nice for portability.
But then any time you need to be portable you probably also need a lot of battery.

>> No.55889074

>Still X series.

a meaningless marketing label.

>> No.55889091
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Found a deal, worth it?

i7 2620
8GB ram

300 eurobucks

I'm really considering it. I want a laptop to dick around on linux, some minor productive use as well, media consumption in bed. Nothing special, really. Normal x220 with an i5, only 4GB ram and just an HDD usually go for 200, so the price is actually okay in that regard.

It's tempting.

>> No.55889104

x220 is lenovo right?

>> No.55889121

Yeah. Oh, and it's just the TN display, but that's okay with me.

>> No.55889132

300 euro sounds pretty cheap for an i7. i'd be curious if it stolen or password protected bios.

>> No.55889134

seems good considering that it's from europoor land. but I'd try to talk him down to 250 if u can
anything after like halfway through the t/x61 series is lenovo
try for like $225 then

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Looks like we got another one boys!

>> No.55889152

I'd go with this anon suggestion.
>try for like $225 then

>> No.55889180

If it's an IPS I say do it

Sounds high but when you factor in the 8 gigs of ram, SSD, and euro tax, that's a fine price

Then again I'm looking at an x220t with a bigger SSD and 2640 for $250 shipped on eBay right now.

>> No.55889207

He said it a TN

>> No.55889214

I know there's a few of you but who here ITT has a ThinkPad and a MacBook Pro? I'm thinking about getting a Pro soon if they turn the next refresh into a larger 12" abomination.

Does the ThinkPad keyboard ruin typing on any other laptop?

>> No.55889239

If your used to typing in any env it doesn't really matter on the keyboard. i came from mx blue to mx black then to buck spring. i also tried the chiclet keyboard a few times. i was slowest on chiclet

>> No.55889368

I bought my Thinkpad to learn programming. I just got my first real job as a front end dev. Once I pay off my debt and Apple releases the next generation 15" Pro, I'm getting it.

>> No.55889382

Also it depends on the person. always do a type racer or 10 fast minute typing test. those will tell you if it effects you in a major way.

>> No.55889397

Truth I type on a Model M at home and a squishy piece of shit Dell at work and my speed is the same on both. You just get used to whatever you're using

>> No.55889415

i type on unicomp classic.

>> No.55889635

it's a 12" screen, you can run the thing at 1920x1080 un scaled, and windows and linux scaling sucks
and mac os scaling is only 100% or 200%, nothing in between.
either go all out for the 1440p and have a glorified 1280x720 screen, or get a screen that doesn't need scaling.

>> No.55889651

the thinkpads layout is nice, but the macbook has most of those keys just hidden under a function layer.
pls the feel of the 15" non retina > t420

>> No.55889844

How the fuck do you expect it be temporarily with no input to cause it??

>> No.55889854

That's beautiful.

>> No.55889858

currently have an x220 but I want and upgrade, my main focus is battery life would an x260 be a step up and is it worth the money (£800)

>> No.55889859

If you have the 1080p screen, no, it's fucking great

If you have the 1600x900 screen or lower, yes, it's about as shitty

>> No.55889874

>P60 has shit battery life
You mean P50? I've only heard that its battery life is damn good

>> No.55889889

It won't work. The chassis is laid out totally differently.

>> No.55889902

>Is there a custom BIOS to get rid of that?
Embedded controller flashing, actually, but yes

>> No.55889930

Can't you just swap the keyboard like on t430/420? I'd far sooner do that.

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>I'm thinking about getting a Pro soon if they turn the next refresh into a larger 12" abomination.
You mean this?

Why would you ever think this keyboard would be any good at all to type on?

>> No.55889967

It's actually fucking great to type on. You're just obsessed with memes.

>> No.55889976

no way

>> No.55889990

Even nuThinkpads' chiclet keyboards type way better than that one

>> No.55890010

As someone running 4k on a 21.5" using only Windows 7's built in scaling... it's fine.

>> No.55890086

Is there noticeable performance increase from x220 to an t420

>> No.55890120

Only if you get anything above the 2520m

>> No.55890125

also how do the batteries compare?

>> No.55890174

literally nothing
unless you get the dgpu then in games it's a decent amount nicer, but worse battery
battery life is pretty much similar.
if you don't have a gpu it's pretty much identical
if you do have the dgpu then like an hour less maybe

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Anyone have detailed electrical manuals for x220 and/or x230t?

>> No.55890234

They're great if you're a feather typer, the type that doesn't bottom out mechanical keyboards.
If you slam your keys while you type, the 12" Macbook will be agonizing.

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Should be on lenovo's support website

>> No.55890312

They are pretty good but the new thinkpad keyboard is still better

new keyboard > Mac > old keyboard

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New stickers

Fuck you

>> No.55890350
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>charger for x220 broke
>buy new one off Amazon
>supposed to arrive today
>"sorry lol we shipped it to wisconsin sry xD"
>"ur gona have 2 wait until maybe friday bruh"

>> No.55890381

>1.97 MB
I'll load it if you poster a smaller version

>> No.55890386
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W530 Reporting in.

She run hot af, yo. Just got done gaming so that's probably it.

>> No.55890587

Try lurking on russian ftps

>> No.55890772

>packaging obviously damaged
>all interior packing replaced with shredded cheese
>entire room smells like grilled cheese whenever you use the charger

>> No.55890818

have an x220 i5
2x8g ddr3 ram should be ok at 1600mhz?

>> No.55891104

yes... why wouldn't it?

>> No.55891145

If they're both 1600 yes

>> No.55891230

Hi friends

Had an endless series of random craigslist thinkpads before I got a macbook air in 2012 for college. In grad school now and picked up a t440s with dock on craigslist for $350; had no idea how bad the clickpad was.

Has anyone done the t450 touchpad upgrade? Does clicking it feel much better? I hate the one I have so much.Hadn't had a thinkpad newer than the Core 2 era so pretty much just typed the word thinkpad into craigslist

>> No.55891252

Should I remove the texture sticker of my x220ts mouse pad?

>> No.55891444

the clicking and tracking is supposed to be the exact same
the only difference is that the t450 has buttons at the top for the keyboard nipple
if it looks disgusting and is worn out then yes
if it still looks ok then leave it.

>> No.55891555

Shit, it just feels so clunky and hollow. That's kind of a bummer. Don't know if I should bother doing the upgrade then. I'm used to clicking a trackpad with no buttons from the macbook, it's just that this one is so terrible.

>> No.55891587


>> No.55892026

>not ordering a used charger off ebay for the same price
enjoy your Chinese house fire

>> No.55892083

So my x220t essentially died last year, but lo and behold its now working?
It either had a mobo or hdd issue where it would shut off it moved/touched/looked at wrong and force a reboot w/o a bsod.
So I might replace the hdd with a SSD and see what happens with linux.

I know people would swap to 1080IPS panels on the normal 220, but is there one that would work with the x220t and maintain the touch functions?

>> No.55892097

The charger is the one thing you don't skimp on.

>> No.55892123

x201 vs x220

>> No.55892198
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Are the current generation docks really as shit as the reviews would suggest?

>> No.55892202


>> No.55892257

more pixels on the screen, IPS option, much nicer battery life
the only reason to go with the x201 is price, and
>muh aspeckt ratio
don't get a 1080 screen
scaling in anything but mac os is dog shit
and with mac os the only reason it's good is because there is only a 100% scaling or a 200% scaling option.
odds are lenovo hasn't gone through and pruned out the "hurr this was a DOA" or "hur this doesn't work with my thinkpad t40 from 2003"
and keep in mind that it's rare that someone would be writing a review for something that doesn't work, over one that worked just as expected.

>> No.55892282

I have 0 issues with scaling on my surface pro...

>> No.55892301

My company uses shit tons of these docks and I haven't seen a failure ever.

Poor reviews are likely from idiots who bought the wrong one since they all look extremely similar.

>> No.55892316

you are also using a surface pro that's a glorified tablet
you probably only use two or 3 programs + your web browser, and most web browsers are competent enough to support scaling

>> No.55892336

lol I have 0 issues using it for shit including graphic design, games, movies, word processing etc.
Adobe shit runs perfectly on the SP2, go back to your T40.

>> No.55892355

>graphic design
the number one market for that stuff is the type of people with super high end displays, of fucking course it's going to work well
those almost always aren't in the 2d desktop, they are in their own thing that is 100% separate from scaling
>movies/word processing
if anyone managed to fuck that up that would be impressive

now go trying some older win32 apps and see how many issues you have in windows.

>> No.55892376

Scaling is undeniably awful for some programs.

The good news is most of them are shit nobody uses, and you can disable scaling in those programs when you run into them.

>> No.55892377

So, let me get this right, the proper scaling is broken on shit that matters?
No, it works. This shit blows tablets out of the water and has 0 issues with scaling.

Back to the question, does there happen to be a 1080 screen that works the touch?

>> No.55892514

E555 vs. W520

>> No.55892546

E555 has better specs, W520 has better build quality

>> No.55892623


>> No.55892629

didnt meant to >> you

>> No.55893119

Also sidenote, wanted to replace the HDD anyways (it was used heavily for 4 years, would like it for archival purposes).
Should I get a SSD to replace it or get an mSATA SSD and use that slot?

>> No.55893317

Thinking about getting the e555, can I replace HDD with SSD? Can I use both at the same time or am I limited to one?

>> No.55893329

yes, why wouldn't you be able to?

>> No.55893339

I didn't know if there were enough ports to use both. I am new to the laptop meme

>> No.55893350

you replace the dvd drive with an adapter for it.

>> No.55893400

neat thanks. any more tips for tricking out my memepad?

>> No.55893451

I have a T420 and a rMBP.
If you're dead set on a mb, make sure to get the retina.

I would have preferred to save my $1500 from the rMBP and just stayed with my thinkpad.

>> No.55893778

>49 C

>> No.55893900

Shucks, guess I'm out of luck.

The wrist rest on the x230t looks horribly uncomfortable, and I don't need the swivel screen or the touch screen in general. But the x230 has a mini-displayport for SOME REASON instead of the full displayport on the x220 and x230t. I'd like to get the improved graphical power of the HD4000 on the ivy bridge processor in the x230, but I need a full physical displayport connector. Whatever I get I'm definitely going to be swapping an x220 keyboard into it, though.

>> No.55894150

my X220 is running at 45 and Im worried I need to do a repaste now

>> No.55894181

no you didn't

>> No.55894195

I'm looking at a T440P for sale, with warranty
- i5 4200m
- 250GB SSD
- 750GB HDD
- win 10 pro licence
- backlit keyboard
- no mention of screen type/resolution
- £250
Is it worth?

>> No.55894595


In in the same boat as this guy, going back to school just need a laptop for some application programming.

All research points that thinkpads are what I'm looking for. Can anybody just confirm that I'm correct? A 180$ study refurbished laptop seems nearly too good to be true.

>> No.55894698

How dafaq did you know we're in the same boat. We are, btw - I'm back to school soon and would like a machine for compsci and other lessons.

>> No.55894769

Just ordered a W530 for around $500.
First thinkpad.
What advice can you guys give me about having a thinkpad?

>> No.55894773
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Easy, im your brother

After doing some more looking around, plus the warranty I'm pretty okay with this, and if I'm not then it's only 180$ I lost.

>> No.55894807


Help spoiler is hard

>> No.55894827

45c is 100% normal for a laptop ya ding dong
not sure about the conversion rate to good boy points, but looks good to me
use it to prop up your macbook

>> No.55894881

>better specs than W520
On what planet? Those APUs are trash. Even the A10 gets completely shit on by the 2720qm, and the majority of listings I'm seeing have the pathetic A6 that can barely hold its own against a fucking Core 2 Duo. The only area the E555 might be better in is battery life and even that I'm gonna have to call into question because the W520 has bigger battery options and Nvidia Optimus allows it to be surprisingly efficient.

>> No.55894903

Hello Lain :-3
Where'd you get the cat? Also, you've been posting around a lot today, don't think you've gone unnoticed;^)

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>retarded enter
>squished keys next to it as a result

who thought this was a good idea?

>> No.55895008


>> No.55895010

I found a deal thinkpad T510 for 200 euros :

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 processor i5-540M (2.53 GHz) with dual core Integrated DDR3 memory controller (up to 1066MHz), Intel Turbo Boost, 3MB cache
Memory: 4GB DDR3
Hard drive: 320GB 7200rpm
Graphic Controller: 512MB NVIDIA® Quadro® NVS3100M - discrete graphics
Display: 15.6-inch (396mm) HD+ (1600x900) color, anti-glare, LED backlight LCD 220 nits, 16:9 aspect ratio, 500:1 contrast ratio, 60% Gamut
Optical drive: Ultrabay enhanced DVD/CD-RW combo drive

How worth or true is this ? It is used one and I already read guide for used thinkpad

Y/N ?

>> No.55895138

The squished keys aren't normal on European keyboards

Must be a Turkish thing.

>> No.55895144

That's not a standard ANSI

>> No.55895153

I'd personally say its a little much for a 510, a 520 with 8gigs of ram should be around the same price. Definitely a solid laptop though

>> No.55895313

that's the problem

to get a sane keyboard I need to replace it. since the whole europe uses this piece of shit

>> No.55895331

Are most thinkpads BIOS password-protected?

>> No.55895348
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Depends on if you set a BIOS password, just as with any other computer, friendo :3

>> No.55895362

if you get one that's bios locked and the seller didnt mention it return that shit
and if you buy from CL always check the bios before you give money

>> No.55895375

I dont remember what mine is... Fuck. I think it might be the same as my xubuntu login one but im not too sure.

>> No.55895385
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Whoops, thought you meant if they were capable of being bios locked, my bad. You can get around the bios lock though, just look it up, not a big deal. We used to do it all the time back in high school with my CTE teacher's virtualization labs to piss him off.

>> No.55895403

>You can get around the bios lock though, just look it up, not a big deal
If you mean taking out the CMOS battery that doesn't work on thinkpads.

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I didnt mean that, kinda implied when we are talking virtualization labs c:
im confident you can figure it out, though. we just used a liveboot distro.

>> No.55895635

New thread:

>> No.55896490

T-thanks senpai

Cat is from ebay

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