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Previous thread: >>55099913

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

Other business laptops are also welcome in /tpg/ (e.g. Dell Latitude/Precision, HP EliteBook/ZBook).
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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
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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.
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Used ThinkPad Buyers Guide:
http://ktgee.net/tpg

New guides by xsauc:
http://www.dankpads.com

EPP discount for new ThinkPads (USA & Canada only, usually 15%+ off):
http://pastebin.com/DujvzEzU

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

ThinkPad service guides w/ tutorial videos:
https://www.lenovoservicetraining.com/

ThinkPad wallpaper collection:
https://imgur.com/a/NlepZ

>> No.55136928
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>>55136776
Kind of pissed. Fell for the ThinkPad meme and got a P50s.

Love the device and it performs great, but it's been just over a month and the fucking screen bezel is already coming off, so I have to get a replacement. Will Jewnovo ship me a new one before I have to send mine back? Otherwise I might just request a refund and buy something else.

Ideally I'd like to know how I can just fix this myself with some sort of safe glue?

Pic related, but obviously not my device.

>> No.55136963

>>55136928
https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/p50s_frubom_20160119.pdf

It's not listed as a customer replaceable part but phone them up and explain

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>> No.55137494
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55137494

just got a barley used p50 with the 4k screen, i7, 32gb ram, 4gb quadro m2000, 256gb ssd + 2 tb HDD for 1700 dollars. The previous owner was not too good with computers and unplugged the trackpoint while installing ram (also had no idea what a trackpoint was) but I got that worked out.

pros
>desktop class preformance on adobe apps
>gpu runs better with the apps than a gtx card
>Very easy to take apart
>built like a tank
>gorgeous color and clarity
>touchpad is silky smooth
>great keyboard with numpad
>instant startup

cons
>the increased color space takes a little getting used to. it feels way over saturated at first.
>the viewing angles on the screen suck. you have to be right in one spot to avoid any gamma shift but it's not noticiable when you're working.
>screen also takes some work to calibrate and disable the shitty auto gamma correction that's default
>display cover gets fingerprints very very easily but they come off with a microfiber

I work on adobe apps for a living and needed to replace my desktop. so far so good. the screen is a total cock tease though. it's awesome but the viewing angle gives me a little buyer remorse for spending top dollar on it.

>> No.55137512

>>55137494
How's the battery? I chose the P50s over the P50 strictly because of the battery life.

>> No.55137528

>>55137512

with all powersaving features off it's about 5 hours and running premiere pro that goes to 3.5 hours.

>> No.55137572

>>55137528
Yikes that's actually terrible :X

Though considering the 4k screen not too terrible. Why would you want a 4k in a laptop though? Doesn't it look ridiculous unless you scale everything up (at which point why even have it)?

>> No.55137587

>>55137572
>Yikes that's actually terrible

It's a mobile workstation you idiot, it's not going to get X260 levels of battery life.

>> No.55137601

>>55137572
need that color space. 4k is more than just resolution. it looks pretty good at 200% scale. I'm not fooling myself that it won't be a plugged in 90% of the time kind of machine just needed a desktop replacement for travel

>> No.55137612

>>55137587
no shit sherlock, that's not an excuse for putting a 6-cell instead of a 9 with NO other power options inside of a workstation laptop. A few generations ago we had workstation laptops with over DOUBLE the battery capacity (188Wh with dual 9-cells), now we get jack shit when it comes to power options on mobile laptops across the board.

WTB new slice batteries

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Is it true that the x220's screen is too small for studying? Gonna start CS in university soon and most people tell me it is too small.

>> No.55137629

>>55137612
>using a mobile workstation on batteries

Enjoy your shitty performance.

>> No.55137637

>>55137629
>what are batteries for?

>> No.55137649

>>55137614
yes

/g/ meme'd me into getting one and it's collecting dust as we speak

don't get a laptop with a screen smaller than 15 inches if you're 6'2 like me

>> No.55137651

>>55137637
If you're doing any serious work, keep it plugged in.

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>>55137614

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>>55137649
Well what if I'm 5'4 like me?

>> No.55137734

>>55137716
Aren't those going for obscene amounts of money?

And isn't that second display total absolute useless shit?

>> No.55137805

>>55137716
Jesus christ that thing looks like it wants to die.

>> No.55137867

>>55137528
>>55137494
> 5 hrs
Was this with the 6 cell or 9 cell.
Gonna pick up one myself in August during the sale with edu discount.
Can't use corporate discount coz I'm not American.

>> No.55137904

>>55137867
P50 has no 9 cell option.

>> No.55137913

>>55137727
as a fellow fuccboi I'm telling you that you want something even smaller

>> No.55137959

>>55137904
Oh goddamnit. I guess 5 hrs 4k display is going to be good enough considering its removeable- a rare feature of laptops that aren't business notebooks.

>> No.55138006

>>55137904
>>55137494
more stupid questions: Do you notice any PWM flickering at lower brightness on the 4K display? How is the screen bezel? There was a guy in another thread complaning about the screen bezel going off

>> No.55138021

T420
>i5,8gb, factory 120gb ssd,9cell,upgraded screen,nvidia chip,wwan, Webcam,fingerscanner.

Thank you guys for making me fall for the meme. Bought it last year for 230. Love it, added a USB 3.0 expresscard and it's essentially perfect.

>> No.55138059

>>55138006
different model

>> No.55138655

I'm getting an old T42 for cheap.

Am I fucked?

>> No.55138695

>>55137959
You're buying the wrong laptop if you want good battery life.

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>>55137091
>Running windows on a Thinkpad

>> No.55138879

How many of you actually go beyond 128gb of data?

I just bought a 128gb ssd and I'm not sure whether or not to return it and get a 240-256 for like 1.7x the cost.

I'll be using my T430s as a Linux shitposting and rice machine, running Ubuntu and with windows in a VM to run office, Photoshop and a couple of other bits....

All my media will be on my microserver at home.

>> No.55138921

>>55138879
I'm running Windows 7, a windows 7 VM, Adobe CS6 Master, some games, office, and seasons 1-4 of GoT on my 840 128 GB and it's only taking up 77.4 GB, so yes, you can do a lot on a 128GB SSD.

>> No.55139425

>>55138879
The T430s supports two drives at once.

>> No.55139475

>>55139425
Yeah but I'm considering using the bay for the battery desu

>> No.55139501

>>55139475
Honestly, the ultrabay battery is not worth it at all.

>> No.55139532

Picking between T440p and T540p. Similar specs, both are dual-core i7-4600M.

Can anyone elaborate on the differences between the two? As far as I can tell it's just the keyboard layout and screens, anyone have experience with either?

Also I'm planning on replacing the trackpad with from a *50 so that should be a non-issue.

>> No.55139560

I got x220. Is it possible to change keyboard for a one in the pic (long, one row enter key) if i got different one? Is it possible to replace wifi module or network card?

>> No.55139596

>>55139560
Any X220 keyboard will fit any X220.
There is a wifi card whitelist. You can flash a modified BIOS with the whitelist removed if you wish to use a card not on the list.

>> No.55139626

>>55139596
As for card, im just wondering if i should/could replace it to get different mac than previous owner.

>> No.55139644

>>55139626
I don't see why that would matter.

>> No.55139699

>>55139501
Really?
T430s didn't have a 9cell option and I get 2.5 hours tops on my used battery....

Hmmm. The ultrabay HDD can only be used for boot right?

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Guys I'm torn between a P50 and a T560. Help?

>> No.55139899

>>55139699
No, you can use the ultrabay drive for whatever. I've owned an ultrabay battery in the past, they hardly hold anything. It would be more effective if you bought a new pack to replace the one you have.

>> No.55139944

>>55139899
Oh ok. Thanks senpai.

Would you recommend me buy legit original, or are compatible packs just as good?

>> No.55139979

>>55139944
Personally I would recommend the real deal. I've bought both before, and Lenovo's packs are vastly superior.

>> No.55140366

>>55139979
Thanks senpai.

>> No.55140849

>>55140366
Any time Anon.

>> No.55140863

>>55139785
P50 has nicer available options (Xeon, IPS panel).

>> No.55140926 [DELETED] 

>tfw new desk
>tfw mini dock on the way

Going to get a nice big monitor on an articulating arm next

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>tfw new desk
>tfw mini dock on the way

Going to get a nice big monitor on an articulating arm next

>> No.55141358

what battery life are you guys getting out of a T420 with linux?

>> No.55141539

What is the name of those kind of squishy rubbery things that are on the bottom of the computer and that prop it up?

>> No.55141782

>>55141539
Feet?

>> No.55141985

>>55141539
those are your dyel legs anon.

>>>/fit/

>> No.55142153

So, my T61p died recently, and I'm thinking of getting a T420 because it's cheap and the specs are neat. Should I get it? What would my fellow /g/entoomen say would be good?

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>not using the best modern OS

>> No.55142199

>>55137512
>>55137528
>>55137572

tbf you can always buy another battery for 75 dollars

>> No.55142211

>>55142199
You'd still have to turn it off/hibernate to swap the batteries.

>> No.55142391

>>55142211
Meh. I have 2 batteries anyway just in case I haven't charged my laptop and I have to rub out to a meeting or whatever.

Changing isn't much of a problem unless you're in a habit of wanting 10 hours of uninterrupted solid work every day of the week.

>> No.55142404

>>55142391
>Rub out

That was an unfortunate typo.

>> No.55142496

>>55142153
The T420 is the shitty cheap consumer laptop of /tpg/-approved Thinkpads. You should only really bother with it if you can't afford a T/W520 and can't live with older Thinkpad specs.

>> No.55142507

>stating budget
400-450€

>requirements (e.g. size and performance
17' monitor
mainly multi media, streaming movies

sometimes old games like Medival 2, COD 4, ...

Did some research I thing HP Pavilion 17-gXXXXXX might fit.

>> No.55142535

What RAM stick is the best buy for the T420? I'm currently on 4GBs and would like more.

>> No.55142545

would it make sense to use my tp on AC when at home and only plugging in the battery when I'm out of the house, so as to preserve it?

>> No.55142556

>>55142507
Where do you think you are retard?

>> No.55142570

>>55142545
Some models will throttle if you do that without a sufficiently powerful charger. Just use Lenovo Power Manager or tlp to set charge thresholds.

>> No.55142582

Will the dock overheat my x220? The lock blocks the fan

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>>55142582
But does the lock block the dock?
and no, it should be fine. Also, >>55142570

>> No.55142621

>>55142556
In a place full of faggots?

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>>55142611

>chinkpad engineering

>> No.55142679

>>55142632
>using a dock
what is this meme

>> No.55142686

I got Android 6.0.1 running on my X201.
Its decent.

>> No.55142707

Are there any cheap ways to get replacement spring for the T420's ultrabay lock?

>> No.55142725

>>55142679

Dock is good for connecting multiple monitors on the rear instead of connecting it spaghetti-style on the sides. They just went full retard on blocking the airflow

>> No.55142747

>>55136776
>Used machines are plentiful and cheap.
Cum scales and chips, no way
>Great durability: chassis uses a magnesium rollcage
I don't play football with muh laptop
>...keyboard layout on older models
Older what ? Get the fuck out of here!
>Utilitarian design: e.g. indicator LEDs,>Docking stations>Excellent GNU/Linux & *BSD support.
Most laptops.
>Easy to repair, upgrade
Video tutorials on yt galore.
>The best trackpoint
>muh plastic red dot
You're a fucking moron!

>> No.55142802

>>55142153
T420 is really good but it will be a step down in many regards when coming from a T61p

>> No.55142820
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>>55142582
>>55142611
>>55142632

Actually some versions of the dock don't block the fan. P/N 45N5887

>> No.55142825

>>55142621
The only one here who wants a shitty consumer laptop is you which means there's only one true faggot here

>> No.55142827

Is a T420s with i7, 8 gbs ddr3 ram and hybrid hdd/ssd good for 365€?

>> No.55142838

>>55142686
For what purpose

>> No.55142843

>>55142802
Buying a i5 laptop from 2011 that in a refurbished state costs as much a s a new 2016 i5 laptop BRAND NEW!
FUCK ALL YOU FUCKING DEMENTED ZOMBIE MORONS!!

>> No.55142855

>>55142827
No, but it's decent so pick it up if you really want one

>> No.55142866

>>55142843
You do realise that a 35W i5 from 2011 performs about the same as a 15W i5 from 2016 right? And that there is more to a good laptop than just the spec sheet?

>> No.55142868

>>55142838
No purpose, just wanted to see if it could work.

>> No.55142881

>>55142843
if the brand new laptop is utter shit (which probably is) it isn't that far fetched and has nothing to do with zombies.
Don't be a nigger and post the brand new laptop you are talking about that you think it's a good buy and help that anon asking.

>> No.55142884

>>55142868
Fair enough, I wouldn't want to use it for any duration of time but it would be a fun project I guess

>> No.55142885

>>55142827
>T420
is old as shit, the tech is old as SHIT!
Buy a nice NEW i5 laptop that doesn't get hot or it's heavy as shit and it's from 2016 for Christ's sake!

>> No.55142917

>>55142866
Dude it's cooler, consumes less power, is more compatible, it's more EFFICIENT !

>> No.55142929

>>55142881
It's not,asus!
And the tech is 2015/2014 but still!

>> No.55142930

>>55142885
The only reason you could possibly need anything more powerful than a T420 (as a portable machine) if if you play videogames, in which case join the rest of the manchildren in /v/ please.

>> No.55142940

>>55142885
Please do show me the laptop rivaling the T420 for the same price with the same quality and do remember that the only real improvement over the last mobile CPU generations was the GPU improvement from Sandy bridge to Ivy Bridge

>> No.55142959

>>55142929
What laptop? If you would show us then maybe we would collectively stop masturbating to Thinkpads

>> No.55142983

>>55142885
still talking out of your ass and using CAPS like you are a 12 year old german kid smashing a keyboard.
Post the laptop you are talking about, instead of spouting shit from your mouth go ahead and enlighten us. There has to be a good buy for a good price that works better than buying the T420. Go ahead anon.

>>55142929
I think you are randomly clicking posts to reply, I never talked about Asus, just pointed out that people bitching about stuff they don't understand can't come up with a decent example and help others out. Toxic pieces of shit.

>> No.55142988

>>55142959
Laptop Asus X556UA i5-6200U

>> No.55142999

>>55142884
It could be, google services work but you can't sideload apps onto it though.

>> No.55143012

>>55142940
>Sandy bridge to Ivy Bridge
Haswell broadwell skylake
2016 morons!

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>>55142843
Show me this new i5 laptop you can buy for $180. The T420 may be a shit Thinkpad, but it wouldn't be recommended if its price/performance ratio weren't truly unmatched.

>> No.55143041

>>55142988
>U
That U means it's undervolted and therefore the actual performance is significantly worse then that of a third or even second generation CPU running at 35W

>> No.55143056

>>55143033
Refurbished at 300$

>> No.55143064

>>55142999
That's actually pretty cool, I might need to try this out myself

>> No.55143075

>>55142885
>Buy a nice NEW i5 laptop
Yeah for double or triple the price
Even a celeron is €300+ where I live
>get hot
I don't have this problem
Even then laptop fans are a thing
>heavy
you must be a dyel apple faggot

>> No.55143077

>>55143041
it's cooler and more optimized

>> No.55143092

>>55142988
>Asus X556UA
shows up on amazon for 500~600 Euro. Has worse CPU than T420.
See what happens when you talk out of your ass friendo?

>> No.55143094 [DELETED] 

>>55143012
I was talking about the actual noticeable improvements, you won't notice a significant improvement going from a i5-3520M to a i5-6200U.

>> No.55143101

>>55143033
Dude those t420 have been showered in cum since FUCKING 2011 and you still use them FUCK YOU FOR BEING A FUCKING MORON!

>> No.55143124

>>55143077
What does more optimized mean? And the T420 doesn't have a problem with overheating

>> No.55143134

>>55143092
more like 395euro

>> No.55143141

>>55143101
I think I spot the moron here

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>>55143056
Refurbished is a scam. Both that T420 and this T420s were "used", but their condition was impeccable. The only sign that either had been used at all was some wear on the touchpads, which is irrelevant because it's a sticker you can peel off effortlessly and nobody uses the touchpad on a Thinkpad anyway.

>> No.55143149

>>55143012
I was talking about the actual noticeable improvements, you won't notice a significant improvement going from a i5-3360M to a i5-6200U.

>> No.55143178

>>55143124
>>55143141
Vintage is vintage you dust sucking idiots, you can even smell the old!!
Smells like SHIT!

>> No.55143182

>>55143064
Its the Android x86 project, you can download the iso from their sourceforge page.

>> No.55143189

>>55143178
Ever heard of cleaning a computer?

>> No.55143203

>>55143182
Thanks, I'll check it out. It seems really cool actually

>> No.55143216

>>55143134
my bad, was a bigger model on the shitty Spanish Amazon. Still as someone who worked with some Asus laptops and even had a couple of the newest models I would rather go with any lenovo because it's easier to service and I like them. Also the CPU is really better except the video part but at least it doesn't undervolt or tries to be a fucking tablet.

>> No.55143224

>>55143189
Still, I mean look at that old display, it has a tint of yellow!
Just like car that has a certain mileage, won't touch it!

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>>55143224

>> No.55143249

>>55143224
What are you on? I've never seen a display get tinted with age, I think your old displays simply got too much jizz on them

>> No.55143250

>>55143189
Yea keep cleaning the cumbits while I pay an extra 50 or so euro and get me a brand NEW laptop at the same specs with BRAND NEW tech!

>> No.55143256

>>55143224
could you start using a trip so we can filter you? At least til the end of summer, please Kevin.

>> No.55143288

I bought a T430s and the speaker grille stickers fucking rank.

I peeled it off and in addition to the shit in the grille, the goopy adhesive had degraded.

Anyway, I've cleaned the grille with some pics glue, spreading it. Letting it cure and then peeling. Worked a treat.

Eventually I want to get new stickers, can anyone recommend a seller on eBay? Or Aliexpress? Or other?

Additionally, can't find stickers specific to the t430s so I'm going for t420 ones. They'll be the same right?

>> No.55143304

>>55143249
>>55143256
The display is shit, even n today's cheapest acer laptops the display is better!

>> No.55143320

>>55143250
Buddy, you're trying way too hard. Are you sure you're happy with your new laptop? Because you sure do seem upset that people are getting equivalent performance and much higher quality for less than half the price you paid for your shiny new toy.

>> No.55143324

>>55143304
I agree the TN panels in Thinkpads are usually kinda shit but at least it's fixable unlike those acer laptops which break after you take out of the box

>> No.55143371

>>55143320
Just ignore it and it will go away..

>> No.55143379

>>55143320
>>55143324
Dudes if you think the pictures of the displays aren't clear enough, take your t420 with it's 20min battery and go to a local pc shop and compare it to any lenovo/asus/acer cheapest fucking quad pentium lap display and you'll see if you're not BLIND!
>Used an acer for 3 years no service,after sold it cause old tech.

>> No.55143413

>>55137614
I'm using an x220 and it's too small for regular programming. But it's okay for reading, and quick fixes.
At home I have a dock and dual fullHD screens.

>> No.55143425

>>55143320
>less than half the price
You're wrong!
Refurbished i5 Thinkpad 2011-300$
Brand new i5 Skylake 450$

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>>55142747

>> No.55143465

>>55143413
Is it that big of an issue? I'm thinking of getting a X230 but I will be programming a fair bit on it.

>> No.55143496

>>55143041
>>55143124

The U means "U R Retarded". I own a ThinkPad and browse this general often, but some of you shills are downright blind or purposely ignorant.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp%5B%5D=2556&cmp%5B%5D=809

The U line is objectively better than an equivalent M of earlier generations in every single way. Stop being a fucking idiot.

>> No.55143510

The only thing good about a thinkpad is the keyboard but even that has been used,slapped and bashed for fucking 6 years and showered in semen for the same amount of time!

>> No.55143516

>>55137091
>Windows on that nu-gookpad
>>>/reddit/

>> No.55143524

>>55143496
I do concede that I was wrong when I said that the modern U series would be a downgrade however the performance decrease would not be noticeable in everyday use

>> No.55143538

>>55143516
>gunkpad

>> No.55143541

>>55143510
What is buying a new keyboard?

>> No.55143549

>>55143524
HAHAHAHA!!
>>55143541
BUY A NEW LAPTOP MORON!

>> No.55143556

>>55143538
Never even thought about that. That shitboard must get nasty with regular use

>> No.55143566

>>55143465
I have it with the standard resolution display (1366x768) and it's small for comfy programming for me. But I always work with dual display, whenever I can.
The only reason I chose the 12,5", because it's lightweight and small, and easy to carry and use in lectures, and also because of the superior battery life.

>> No.55143571

>>55143549
>new keyboard $40
>new laptop $400
Yeah, that's a smart financial decision.

>> No.55143575

>>55143556
Use a UV light b4 you buy it! kek

>> No.55143579
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>>55136776

Got some new pics of the 300C taken.

>> No.55143592

>>55143571
Save some money you cheap piece of shit!
Or you just want to smell the fingersweat and cum of other dude that was accumulated for 6 years YOU FAGGOT!

>> No.55143601

>>55143579
Fucking gorgeous. How's that keyboard holding up? I have a compaq laptop of similar vintage and its keyboard is extremely stiff.

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>>55143579

>> No.55143615

>>55143524
>>55143549


I bought a new T460 and a T430 recently. Both have nearly equivalent CPUs performance wise.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp%5B%5D=2608&cmp%5B%5D=890

The performance difference is 5%. The price difference was $700 more for the T460.

Why did I get a T460 then?

I paid that extra $700 for double the battery and half the size. It's not always about pure raw power. If that's all you care about (and it seems most of you do!), then yes, in nearly every case an older used ThinkPad is best.

If you care even the slightest about bulk or battery, you should consider a new one.

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>>55143601
FROM THE CUM CONCRETE!

>> No.55143619

>>55143601

They keys are fine, its a Spanish unit so the layout is a little odd, and the BIOS is in the wrong language.

>> No.55143625

>>55143575
I think it's hilarious how Gookovo follows all the latest consumer "design" trends mindlessly

That company has no spine or character. If the itoy refresh was in the shape of a space grey penis they would shamelessly put out a clone of it in a month .

>> No.55143651

>>55143615
I saw that t460 is at 800$ brand new.
Let's say 700, for that money I get an i7 4720HQ +gtx950 asus built laptop
BEAT THAT YOU BRAND GULLIBLE SHITHEAD!

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>>55143651

>> No.55143670
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>>55143625
>lenovo circa 2008
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hnOCUkbix0

>lenovo circa 2016
pic related

Where did it all go so wrong?

>> No.55143679

>>55143651
m e m e s

Also it was $700 because I also upgraded some parts. So it's probably closer to $500-$600 difference really.

>> No.55143680

>>55143615
T460 has Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 520
Performance seeking my ass!
YOU PEOPLE ARE CRETINS!

>> No.55143696

Can summer be over soon?

>> No.55143712

>>55143679
Laptop Asus X550JX-XX130D
Beat that moron! 700$=2815RON
http://www.cel.ro/laptop-laptopuri/laptop-asus-x550jx_xx130d-i7_4720hq-1tb-4gb-gtx950m-2gb-l/

>> No.55143724

>>55143679
No dude it' 809$ dude!
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t460/

>> No.55143729

>>55143670
I'm so tired of the memes

It's also so laughable how they are referring to good hardware quality as "retro" now, as if it's a thing of the past

The ishit was succeeding in selling fashion accessories so the gooks decided that it would be best to blindly copy them instead of differentiating themselves as enterprise grade quality hardware. Gookovo is a marketing failure and in no way an industry leader

>> No.55143742

>>55143696
it's summer all year now

the phenomena is called peak traffic and it has given birth to neo-/g/

>> No.55143787

>>55143679
The cheapest t460 is 809 and has ,CHECK IT OUT GUYS: an i3!
GOOD GOD!
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t460/#SYSTEM
T460 with a shitty i7-6600U it's at $1,484!

>> No.55143797
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>>55143742
>neo-/g/
Can we start calling them neo-/g/eo's? As they're obviously all 12 year olds from /v/ who are angry because they don't have enough good boy points to get the latest Call of Halo or Gears of Fortress or whatever it is spend them on.

>> No.55143811

>>55143787
>T460 with a shitty i7-6600U it's at $1,484!
Hold on to your seats GRAPHICS:Intel HD Graphics 520
OOHHH!!
>muh performance bby

>> No.55143824

>>55143787
>>55143724
>>55143712
What are you sperging over? I'm talking about a T460 with an i7. I said $700 difference, not $700 total. I own it you fucking retard.

>> No.55143828

>>55143797
sounds about right
this is basically /v/ and /b/'s shopping board at this point

>> No.55143833

>>55143811
What are you even trying to prove at this point? Everybody knows new Thinkpads are overpriced. That's why we buy used ones for cheap.

>> No.55143867

Do you guys recommend me the Thinkpad T440, also what should I pay for it?

>> No.55143870

>>55143811
>implying you need good graphics from a laptop
>implying you need anything other than runlevel 3
If you wanted a gameboy you just had to say

>> No.55143923

>>55143824
> T460 with an i7-6600U HD Graphics 520 $1,484
AT THE SAME PRICE
Laptop Acer Predator G9-592 i7-6700HQ
NVIDIA GeForce GTX970M
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp%5B%5D=2608&cmp%5B%5D=2586
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp%5B%5D=3255&cmp%5B%5D=2981
But OOOOhhh NOOO!!
You don't have a plastic red dot!
You thinkpad dweebs are STUPID MAN!!

>> No.55143932

>>55143870
>implying he only need a plastic red dot on his keyboard

>> No.55143939

>>55143867
No. The entire --40 generation is fucked because of Lelnovo's dumbass decision to drop physical trackpoint buttons. You can get them back by swapping a palmrest from an equivalent --50 generation Thinkpad, but personally I would only bother if I'd gotten the offending --40 Thinkpad for free or for a stupidly low price.

>> No.55143951

>>55143833
>used ones
>when he could buy new ones at smaller price difference with new hardware

>> No.55143959

>>55143932
>implying he only need a plastic red dot on his keyboard
>he only need a plastic red dot
>he only need a
>only need a
Pajeet, go to bed

>> No.55143971

>>55143939
>trackpoint
> palmrest
This is how stupid you moron are!

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>>55143923
>checking MSRP without corporate discount

THE MEMES

>> No.55143987

>>55143932
>>55143971
Is English even your third language?

>> No.55143988

>>55143975
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t460/

>> No.55143992

>>55143971
The trackpoint buttons are part of the palmrest on the --40 and --50 generation. In the --40 generation, there are none and you use the top of the clickpad instead. It's every bit as cancer-inducing at it sounds.

>> No.55144004

>>55143923
>Acer Predator G9-592 i7-6700HQ
Laptop implies you can actually use it on your lap. That thing can't run more than an hour without being plugged in, and will cause serious burns.

>>55143988
You're not even trying anymore.

>> No.55144007

>>55143592
>>55143616
Hey fuck you I bought a Used T430 from eBay at a price that you can barely get a fucking Celeron here in the UK.

And before you say it, I happen to like other dudes' cum, so the joke is on you.

>> No.55144026

>>55137614
It's fine. Great for battery life.

>> No.55144030

>>55144007
Pretty much the same, I got an X220 for £30 because it didn't come with a hard drive. For that price, the old owner could come and slap me in the face with his cock

>> No.55144035

>>55144004
So keep it plugged in if you want to play the latest games on ultra high.
Do you expect some miracle at 1490$?

>> No.55144045

>>55144007
>I happen to like other dudes' cum
faggot

>> No.55144049

>>55144035
Hold me /g/ it's getting dark

>> No.55144056

>>55144007
There's a reason people sell their shitty used stuff!

>> No.55144058

>>55144035
We're talking about laptops here, not desktops. The acer is a portable desktop.

>> No.55144075

>>55143988
Nice chineese botnet

>> No.55144106

>>55144058
It's a bigger laptop son relax.

>> No.55144119

>>55144049
Saddest thing is that person is not baiting. He's genuinely tech impaired

>> No.55144126

what is a good mouse that looks cool with a thinkpad?

>> No.55144139

>>55144119
Fuck him if he can't afford a light bulb.
Get a job you neet!

>> No.55144178

>>55144126
Vaginal clitoris in the center of the keyboard.

Does /tpg/ always have invaders marketing non-Lenovo laptops?

>> No.55144189

Looking to buy a better screen for my W520. Any purchase guides and/or guides on disasembling the screen-holding part?

>> No.55144195

>>55144178
>Does /tpg/ always have invaders marketing non-Lenovo laptops?
Only when /v/ gets bored because daddy won't let them on his dankpad

>> No.55144225

>>55144106
S Ǝ W Ǝ W

>> No.55144229

>>55144189
buy a new laptop, screens are expensive anyways!

>> No.55144257

>>55144229
b-but I like my W520.

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>>55144126

>> No.55144264

>>55144189
Everything you need should be on Lenovo's support page for the W520. Check parts lookup to find the FRU for the screen you want, download the HMM for detailed disassembly instructions. Read listings carefully to make sure you're getting a genuine OEM screen and not a "compatible" panel.

>> No.55144302

>>55144257
another 2011 laptop... what is wrong with you ppl?!
Just get new stuff and pass onto another idiot your cum cemetery dumpster laptop!

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>>55144302
You will only take away my ten-year-old T60 when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.

>> No.55144380

>>55144349
I know, it's probably glued to your hands from all the nasty deposits over the years cause no one wants to take it from you!

>> No.55144396

>>55144349
Holy shit they had 1080p+ screnes back then in laptops? Or was it a transplant?

>> No.55144460

>>55144264
Will this fit in it?
https://www.amazon.com/LENOVO-42T0743-LAPTOP-SUBSTITUTE-REPLACEMENT/dp/B004AFIY86

>> No.55144471

>>55144056
Because they don't need it or don't know how to fix it. Retard.

>> No.55144523

>>55137614
For programming, it's probably too small. However, I used my X200 tablet for studying (biology/chemistry) and it served me well.

>> No.55144559

>>55144471
Because they need to buy new things, new tech, not like you second hand rats.

>> No.55144564

>>55144396
>Holy shit they had 1080p+ screnes back then in laptops?
Yes

They were IPS too, even

When the widescreen meme started, laptops started using really shitty, cheap, low-res TN panels for a few years for some reason

>> No.55144580

>>55144559
Hey man, I'm rich enough to buy new.

I just see no need, and I'm a Jew. Deal with it.

>> No.55144633

>>55144580
Good for you!

>> No.55144653

>>55142999

The Play Market is coming to ChromeOS soon which is going to pretty cool actually. Finally it'll make Chromebooks actually useful instead of having to dump their OS and install a Linux distro.

>> No.55144721

>>55144396
Thinkpads didn't have shit screens until a couple years after Lelnovo took over and started cheaping out. Three years before this model, the R50p had a 2048x1536 IPS screen. They're really rare though due to Thinkpads as a whole being more expensive in those days and the screens being really high-end options. I've never even seen a listing for the R50p, and if it weren't in Lenovo's support database I wouldn't believe that such a screen existed at all, let alone in 2003.

>> No.55144725

>>55144564
Probably because Wide screens were more expensive to produce, since no one was making them. Hence, cut the cost somewhere. Average person didn't care, so they kept making shitty screens.

>> No.55144754

>>55144721
>Thinkpads didn't have shit screens until a couple years after Lelnovo took over and started cheaping out.
FlexView was always an option before Lelnovo took over, but IBM did in fact ship some crappy screens. Not many, but they existed.

>> No.55144779

>>55144349
>>55144396
That's a T601 frankenpad. T60 chipset couldn't recognize 8GB. So the screen might be a transplant too.

>> No.55144855

>>55144779
The screen is a transplant, but from a T60p so it's still ten years old. It's not a mod or anything, I just switched the heads of a T60 and T60p. The T60 did have Flexview options anyway, it's just easier to get a T60p because they only ever shipped with Flexviews, no chance of getting 1024x768 TN shit.

>> No.55144994

>>55144855
Explain the RAM?

>> No.55145134

>>55137716
they are pretty old and still sell for 1500+ new (which is very hard to find)

>> No.55145316

I'm debating librebooting a T400 I was given for free, but the steps seem insanely difficult for someone who isn't good with hardware mods/wiring. I'm assuming there isn't an easier way? Should I get a T60 for $70 or try to mess with getting the T400 on libre just for fun?

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>>55144994
It's a T601F. I started with a really basic T60 around a year and a half ago and upgraded the everloving fuck out of it to get it to where it is today. All in all I probably spent $500-$600, with quite a few purchasing mistakes. If I were to build another one with the knowledge I have now I could probably get it done within $400.

>> No.55146126

I have a t420 running Windows 10. Runs nice, but in device manager there is one device without a driver, and it's listed as pci serial device...

What is it?

I've installed everything I can, but the only chipset drivers don't list windows 10, although they seemed to install OK.

I could just ignore it, but it's bugging me

>> No.55146168

>>55143288
Oh god...

My speaker grille doesn't have glue. Is it cum?

>> No.55146313

>tfw seriously thinking in replacing my desktop for a docked t420 setup + eGPU
I know i'll regret it later but i haven't touched my desktop since i got my t420, hell this thing has more ram and storage than my desktop.

>> No.55146339

>>55143288
I want to clean them too, but it seems like a lot of trouble to go through

>> No.55146455
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>>55144349
Same here. Although mine is just an original T60p.

>> No.55146497

>>55146168
Taste it and let us know.

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>>55143651
When I finish uni and get a job, I will replace my T450s with the X1 Yoga or something and laugh at people with their shittops.

>> No.55147825
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Why do i like this laptop so much.

>> No.55148941

I have a Latitude D820 running Arch. It's processor doesn't quite have what it takes to do some simple stuff like unzipping packages or compiling. A CPU upgrade willl run me like 60 bucks plus effort. It already runs really hot, so I'm thinking the upgraded CPU will be even worse.

Has anyone used both a Thinkpad and a Latitude? Which did you prefer? I'm thinking about switching.

>> No.55149057

>>55148941
>A CPU upgrade willl run me like 60 bucks plus effort
Why would it cost that much? Core Duos are like $5 on ebay.

>> No.55149142

>>55149057
The best CPU available for it (the only one worth getting, ~2.4 GHz dual core) is 40 bucks, plus I need a better heat sink. I think keeping my current one would overheat the laptop.

>> No.55149155

>>55146930
Why bother? T450s is a nice machine

>> No.55149164

>>55147825

why does it have 5 mouses buttons?

>> No.55149187

>>55149164
The upper three are for the patrician Trackpoint IV users.
the lower two are for the pleb trackpad users.

>> No.55149258

>>55144396
I had a 1920 x 1200 matte screen in a HP ZT3000 laptop back in 2005. It was great for programming but it was pretty dim, battery life was poor and Windows XP didn't really do DPI scaling well.

>> No.55149270

>>55149142
At that price it's nowhere near worth getting. A 2.16GHz T2600 costs less than $10. ~200MHz is not at all worth paying $30 more for.

>> No.55149290

>>55149258
>It was great for programming but it was pretty dim
These old screens are completely redeemed by an LED backlight kit FWIW.

>> No.55149293

>>55136776
Coming in to fanboy over Lenovo
I bought 3 quite-greatly-used X220 Tablet systems for a total of $220 (funny, right?).
The screens came with large damage-smudges.
There was a hole in one of the palm rests.
A RAM door was missing.
Two hard drive doors and caddies were missing.

I pulled up the fucking parts list, plugged it into ebay, and have all of those parts on the way for a full repair.
It is so easy and pleasurable to repair thinkpads, and god damn, they are nicely built. The bottom cases are dinged up a bit, but the overall machines are still so fucking skookum.

>> No.55149314

>>55149290
It doesn't matter any more because I got rid of that laptop in 2009 when the GPU overheated and died.

>> No.55149325

ey waddup /tpg/

I just got my upgrade set for the T420s in the mail, all I need now is a good screen.
I'm currently looking at this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Exact-Original-Model-14-0-LED-Screen-iPS-B140HAN01-2-Matte-Finish-1920-1080-/252159375270?hash=item3ab5deb7a6:g:YUgAAOSw0QFXBdGP

can someone confirm that it'll indeed fit?
Also, if anyone else did the screen mod I'm curious what screen you got (link/name pls)

>> No.55149374

>>55144653
Yes that's good, especially since Chrome OS can be very useful in some situations.

>> No.55149468

>>55149325
I got the 1080p IPS screen from the T440, I forgot the exact model number and shit by now, but should be easy enough to look up

>> No.55149530

>>55149270
I have a T5500 which has identical benchmarks to the 2600. That would be a waste of time.

>> No.55149569
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>tfw most powerful chinkpad on /g/

>> No.55149579

>>55149530
You'll find that the one you want to get probably doesn't benchmark much better

>> No.55149596

>>55149569
>2TB Seagate
Gross. Cool machine tho.

>> No.55149746

>>55136776

>buy t420
>upgrade to quadcore
>charger is not strong enough to power
>only charges when laptop is off

mfw spending $30 more to get 90w 3rd party charger :(

>> No.55149773

>>55149746
I warned you anons to stay away from those high end chips, it can't handle it, and if it runs youll get more heat and crap battery.

>> No.55149797

>>55149579
I know. They are all about the same. My original post asked if anyone thought just getting a Thinkpad instead would be better.

>> No.55149943

>>55149773

i intended to use it as desktop replacement

it heats but does not go over the line even when under load so it's fine i guess ?

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Am I doing it right

>> No.55150021

>>55143101
Sperg alert

>> No.55150127

does the x220 and the tablet variant use the same battery

>> No.55150130

>>55150000
Gookovo engineering at its finest

>> No.55150159

>>55150127
no

>> No.55150274

So i bought x220 yesterday, it has an intel network adapter i want to change it to atheros and one realtek, how do i check if those cards are comparatable with x220?

>> No.55150309

>>55136776
Hey guys, I'm buying a new thinkpad to use for my engineering classes, and I'm between the X1 Carbon and the X1 tablet- any suggestions? Are they both about as durable as I've come to expect from my previous thinkpads?

>> No.55150358

>>55149773
What about the 2630QM?

2.0 GHz should be okay, ...right?

>> No.55150505

>>55149773
People dont realize the sheer leg burning heat. The w series I had was killer. Glad my T420 is pretty cool.

>> No.55150550

Has someone installed custom made bois for removing network card whitelists?

>> No.55150575

>>55150550
I have mine on my x220, changed my wifi card to be hackintosh compatible

>> No.55150657

Best gaming laptop in the near/sub-800 usd range? Preferably without a shit screen

>> No.55150684

okay help me out here.

I found a guy that's selling a T420 on Craigslist for $100. Claims that the only thing wrong with it is that it's got a battery that won't last more than an hour.

Should I get it? That seems like a good deal but I'm not sure for a 2011 laptop...

>> No.55150719

>>55150575
any problems with a customised bios famalam?

>> No.55151332

>>55150684
I bought mine for $160 but with a good battery. If buying a good battery will leave it around there then it's a good deal, especially if it has a bigger drive or the 1600x900 screen

>> No.55151589

I just got a job as a junior systems admin and I was looking to get a laptop that's suitable

Will a thinkpad be sufficient? What model do you recommend?

>> No.55151607

>>55151589
X220, it's real lightweight and can pretty much fit in a pocket.

>> No.55151641

>>55151607
I'll look into it however I never had a laptop that small before, but it seems neat although I am slightly concerned because of comfort

>> No.55151683

>>55151641
The keyboard is just as big as a 14 inch T420, just in a little package.

>> No.55151702

>>55151683
thanks anon

>> No.55151879

>>55151607
>fit in a pocket
do you wear like 220XL pants or something?

>> No.55151891

>>55151879
>220XL
Kek. I exaggerated big time, but it can fit in a coat pocket or a little suitcase.

>> No.55152175

>>55151589
Get your work to buy it for you

>> No.55152190

>>55152175
My job probably wont be able to pay shit for me because I'm at junior level

>> No.55152196

>>55152175
Maybe he can get a tax write off since it's for work, I don't know shit about taxes though.

>> No.55152227

>>55148941
I've had numerous versions of both. Thinkpad is a far better machine

>> No.55152459
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X220, gonna replace thermal paste soon as when playing very light vidya or watching high res videos / streaming in high quality, the CPU temp jumps to 90/95 degrees C

However, I've also noticed recently since getting an mSATA (to have 2 drives, mSATA and high capacity HDD), that the mSATA sometimes idles at 50 even 60 degrees, even before the mobo and cpu get hot.

Is it normal for an mSATA to get such high temps? Any way to cool it?

Is the CPU causing it, as the CPU idles at around 50-55, and with poor thermal paste in need of replacement, the 'low' CPU temps of 50 heat up the mSATA to 50 which is 'high' for an mSATA?

>>55147825
Just outta curiosity, does pressing the left and right trackpad mouse buttons simulate a middle click?

>> No.55152469

>>55152459
Oh yea, and what's the recommended thermal paste to buy?

>> No.55152478

Fuck, I'm about to fall for the meme. I'm a click away from ordering a T420.

>> No.55152492

>>55152459
Yeah, but the trackpoint middle button does too so why would you ever use the lower shits.

>> No.55152493

>>55152478
Join us.

>> No.55152507

>>55152478
Do it nigga.

>> No.55152513

>>55152492
Cmon man only plebs use it, I was just curious is all - it means if I get a T420 I can rebind the bottom buttons to 3 things not just 2, no?

>>55152478
If you need a new laptop, sure

>> No.55152649

I'll ask here since I'm using a /thinkpad/

Ubuntu 16.04
Trying to install windows 7 in a virtual machine but it hangs up and says no bootable device after it sits on the "starting windows page" for 20 minutes.

>> No.55152702

>>55152649
where'd you get your iso?

>> No.55152724

>>55152702
>X17-59186
I saved it from Digital River when I bought this laptop.

>> No.55152740

>>55152724
should work fine then, what virtualization solution are you using?

>> No.55152749

>>55152740
qemu/kvm in virt manager

>> No.55152777

>>55152749
should work fine then, I'd verify the iso hashes to make sure it's not corrupted.

>> No.55152786

>>55146313
Someone please stop me.

>> No.55152795

>>55152786

There are no negatives to that situation, and you can take the laptop with you when you're mobile (where you wouldn't necessarily be playing games anyway).

Desktops are so 90s nowadays.

>> No.55152819

>>55145450
>All in all I probably spent $500-$600, with quite a few purchasing mistakes.
When he could've gotten a new asus lap with i7 4720HQ +gtx950 at 700$ BRAND NEW!
>But NOOO, I must habs muh cobweb, cum dumpster grandpa lap that stinks of shit!

>> No.55152831

>>55152819
You should get a tripcode friend.

>> No.55152873

>>55152819
(You)

>> No.55152874

>>55152795
Would the 2520m be capable of replacing a desktop though?

As far as i know upgrading to a quadcore is like $80 for a 2630qm and it'd be dwelling into housefire territory.

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>>55152777
Yeah the md5sum I checked before bothering /g/
Here's a picture of the error.
Thanks.

>> No.55152913

>>55152895

HDD is gone.

>> No.55152937

>>55152913
SSD. What do you mean gone? Data corrupt?

>> No.55152944

>>55152874
Just buy a new one , man.
Upgrading is shit.
Sell your memepad to a sucker like the idiots on /tpg/ and buy a decent i5 or i7 lap if you have the cash.

>> No.55152956

>>55152937
Fried

>> No.55152966

>>55152944
(You)

>> No.55152980

>>55152944
I know it's bait but
>buying consumer shit with soldered parts

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>>55146313
>>55152786
I got an X220 with eGPU, and a desktop
Funnily enough I even have the same GPU in both (I own 2 660Ti cards)

So the older games run the same on integrated anyway, and some very new games, a few of which are unoptimized as fuck and some of which are just very high quality, run quite roughly (witcher 3 / overwatch / mirrors edge / doom), but I suppose still at 60FPS on low settings and low resolution.

Consider getting the GPU if you play relatively modern games (say, the past 1-6 years), as it will very much play them. Also bear in mind the weak CPU works very hard on games alone, so you need to close all your shit normally and the CPU will still be in the high 80s and 90s % usage. Some games also might stutter a tiny bit every couple dozen minutes or during loading.

It's an alright purchase, but I can only imagine it as a replacement if you only play retro games and / or basically spend your whole life on mostly just 1 or 2 videogames (such as competitive online games, or some big-ass strategy or building games).

If you can afford to keep your desktop for now, even if you can only use 1 at a time (using your desktop's PSU and GPU) then why not, the adapter doesn't cost that much anyway.

The main reason I keep the eGPU setup around is for when I'm travelling but staying a while elsewhere.

eGPU I rate 7/10, not too bad, but a bit overhyped / not great, just 'good'

Pic not mine

>> No.55153022

>>55153005
what eGPU solution are you using and how well does it work with Linux?

>> No.55153049

>>55153005
Thanks, that was helpful.

And yeah the only things i play are csgo and emulators nowadays, got a 950 to use as eGPU so i think it'll be fine.

My only worry now is if i should upgrade the cpu or not >>55152874

>> No.55153050

>>55153005
>X220 with eGPU

what's the price?

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>>55152874
Kinda but not really, 2520m is not as fast as most desktop GPUs - if you're resizing a window of a heavy process such as high res videos, photoshop, some high quality stream, a videogame, it'll sort of stop for a second before resizing.
Also I find fullscreening online streams takes a second, instead of immediately becoming fullscreen like a desktop


I mean, in general you'd be fine replacing a desktop, in the sense that most jobs out there and most time killing out there is gonna be the same on it than compared to a desktop, so for the most part it'd be alright but a bit slower. Yet if you do some heavy editing or 3d design, very soon maybe even in just 1 year the 2520m will be noticeably slow and you'll want a desktop instead.

I'm >>55153005 this guy, and the last 2 years i've spent about half my time on the X220 and half the time on the desktop. The best is always gonna be to have both, but if I had to choose personally, very personally and just my opinion, I'd go with the X220 because it suits my needs and it'll suit most people's needs, but the desktop will always be better and you might need a desktop more than a laptop depending on what you do.

>>55153022
I have a PE4C v3.0, the latest in taiwanese chinkshit. Works fine on windows 7, too many hoops on windows 10 that I just gave the fuck up on it which is fine - I use 7 anyway, 10 was just a test.
Not tried linux yet, but on windows 7 it was 100% plug and play - windows autoupdated and installed nvidia stuff automatically.
Sorry, not tried Linux yet, but I've read that it works just as fine, and worst case scenario just dual boot windows 7 but use your linux partition to save games so your winblows partition is nice and small, or whatever you wanna do.

>> No.55153103

>>55153068
>he plays HAWX
>he pretends to be gamer
FUCK YOU MANG!

>> No.55153105

>>55152819
I had a $700 ASUS that I got back in 2012-2013 before I knew about Thinkpads or much about computer hardware at all. It was a 1366x768 glossy TN piece of shit with a dedicated GPU that was weaker than the integrated. The keyboard was chiclet shit that broke in a year, the clickpad was worthless from day 1, and the battery life was shit compared to what even a Thinkpad as old as this one can offer. The build quality was shit, the included AC adapter was always dangerously hot and it eventually fucked up the battery, and getting inside it was nigh impossible, no thanks to ASUS's shit support. I had to rely on some kid's shitty youtube video to learn how to access the CPU and GPU where the thermal paste had completely dried out after only a year of use. Fuck ASUS. They belong in the trash.

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>>55153049
as the eGPU bottlenecks PCIe speeds, desktops are faster but also GPUs with bigger differences normally on desktops become more similar on eGPUs. For example, a gtx 9 million might be a 10/10 and a gtx caveman 1 might be a 6/10, but once they are both bottlenecked on an eGPU adapter the 10/10 might become a 5/10 and the 6/10 might become a 3.5/10. My point is that most GPUs work fine on an eGPU setup. None are amazing, basically all work fine.

If you're on your T420, upgrading your cpu will do near fuck all for your eGPU - the biggest bottleneck will always be the PCIe 2.0 speeds. Even if you upgrade to an i7 you might see like 2 frames higher max.
Upgrading your laptop is a different story - modern laptops that still have expresscard slots or can be opened up for a direct miniPCI slot have higher PCIe speeds and eGPUs work better on them.
But then again, they're shitty commercial crap or at best are still not as good as thinkpads for keyboard and build (like the hp and dell business laptops)

>>55153050
eGPU i had a spare of, PCU i had a spare of, so hard to put a price on it
Adapter was something like 50 quid off of ebay (80 bucks)

>>55153103
Never played HAWX m8. Screenshot firstly ain't mine and secondly looks like battlefield 3 or 4 anyway bruh

This was my setup a couple months ago. I've since moved house and have everything looking a bit nicer, but still not made a DIY box / bought a small case for everything.

I can't into aesthetics

>> No.55153160

>>55153105
You're dumb as shit.
As it happens I also use ASUS laptops for more than 10 years,even cheaper ones, and never had such issues.
>>55153130
You need a strong CPU for your setup.

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>>55153160
I still have a speccy from that laptop. Look it up, the GT 610m is actually less powerful than the integrated HD 4000. Literally a scam of a laptop. ASUS are scum, even if they make other laptops that aren't shit, the fact remains they made this one. Even Lelnovo's worst shitstains that they slapped the Thinkpad name on aren't this bad.

>> No.55153224 [DELETED] 

>>55153186
>GT 610m is actually less powerful than the integrated HD 4000
I know man but why was is so expensive?When did you buy it?
2012?

>> No.55153244

>>55153186
I'll bet that 510 was thrown in to give the laptop CUDA support for something like sony vegas, but even still, that's sorry as hell for their higher end option.

>> No.55153249

>>55153224
Must've been, since I bought it new and it's Ivy Bridge. Early 2013 maybe. I didn't actually pay $700 fortunately, it was on sale at $580, but it was still a fucking scam and I'll never even consider buying ASUS again because of this. Fool me once, you know?

>> No.55153260

>>55153186
Back then it was a fair price for that i5 +HD4000 , yea the GT was shit.
Still Asus makes some cheap laps with good internal parts that stay cool.
I know they slap some cheap displays and some cheap plastic case on-there, the keyboard and pad are shit and camera is shit and all that but you get a beast inside that works smooth+cheap.

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C'mon guys help a brother out

>>55153130
>>55153068
>>55153005

>>55152469
What's the best thermal paste for my X220

>> No.55153275

>>55153268
CUM

>> No.55153295

>>55153268
Pretty much anything will do, paste is paste. I use Arctic Silver Ceramique 2, and I've never had a problem with any of my Thinkpads overheating.

>> No.55153298

>>55153268
apply spit
back to /sqt/

>> No.55153383

New thread:
>>55153378
>>55153378
>>55153378

>> No.55153386

New:
>>55153355
>>55153355
>>55153355
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>> No.55153405

>>55153383
You are late asshole:13:10:02
Me:13:07:36
>>55153355
>>55153355
>>55153355

>> No.55153418

>>55153383
>>55153386
which one do we choose?

>>55153405
although you were late in linking it to this thread

>> No.55153422

>>55153418
Early wins, not his falt the later one didn't check after 3 min.

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