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X320 meme screen edition

Previous thread: >>56238717

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):
http://pastebin.com/ULHCY5ch (embed)

Helpful links and resources (Wiki, lookup tools and wallpapers):
http://pastebin.com/DYjEnVq1 (embed)

>> No.56259110
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>tfw gf wants me to help her buy a Thinkpad to replace her old trash

I've brought the meme to real world interaction

>> No.56259182

>Other business laptops are also welcome in /tpg/ (e.g. Dell Latitude/Precision, HP EliteBook/ZBook).
Get rid of this!

>> No.56259185

Dock guys here. So, I was thinking about getting a dock but am worried about the position of the fan. The thing on the left side of the dock seems to be blocking ventilation.

>> No.56259252

Where can I get a list of "whitelisted" Wifi cards I can use on my Thinkpad? It sounds risky to flash BIOs.

>> No.56259299
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>The thing on the left side of the dock seems to be blocking ventilation.
It does nothing of the sort.

>> No.56259331

It absolutely partially blocks the fan. I don't have any issues with it normally but when I play CSGO I take it off the dock.

Runs maybe 2 degrees warmer on the dock under normal conditions though, definitely worth the functionality still. No doubt lenovo fucked it up though.

>> No.56259360

What is the cheapest thinkpad one should get?

>> No.56259363
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x201 master race!

My Nipponese keyboard is in the US so I should get it soon!!

>> No.56259371

Can someone recommend an SSD for my T60?

>> No.56259376
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I recently bought a new battery for my T410 and I now get five to six hours instead of a mere 1 hour.

What are some tricks to keeping that number high? I haven't owned a laptop in a while and when I did I just used it at home. This thinkpad is both a plaything for me and a work computer for college and personal projects.

>> No.56259378

Which model is t420 of dell/hp alternatives? And say if you got them instead of t420 how much are you losing?

I am asking for future reference, because I might have to buy them or some new one instead.

>> No.56259388

I've been in a similar situation too, anon.

Anyone know where I can get s T420s and a T420 black skin for cheap? There are some on eBay but overpriced.

>> No.56259403

Thoughts on the thinkpad 13?

Was considering the version with 1080p + 256ssd.

>> No.56259408

1 in the pink, 2 in the Think eh my dude?

>> No.56259411

>In a T60
You will be limited to SATA I which 1.5Gb/s which is dogshit.
Build a Frankenpad if you have the 15" 4:3 model

If you need the SSD, any will do, and will serve well in case you upgraded your laptop.

>> No.56259433

850 evo or whatever you fits your budget

>> No.56259438

You again? I didn't reply in the last thread, but you should stop being so fucking obnoxious. Don't care about the other laptops? Make a rude remark at whoever's talking about them and move on, just like the rest of us.

Choose your model in the list and download the pdf:

>> No.56259451

If it were a T61 you could use a real HDD.

>> No.56259457

>Real HDD
Real SSD.

>> No.56259469
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>buying tlc drives

>> No.56259477

Virtually useless. The x220 screen is the perfect resolution and this would just be much easier to crack

>> No.56259513

What exactly is the mod? Is it a mod to an x220 or x301?

>> No.56259543

screen and bezel mod for the x220

>> No.56259582

There's a $70 T520 on eBay. No hdd etc

Will my t420 hdd caddy, ram, batteries, dock, i7, all work on a t520? Might be a convenient upgrade.

>> No.56259587

What's a cheap ThinkPad, no need of a big screen, gonna use external VGA, preferably i5 in order to use Sap netweaver

>> No.56259600


>> No.56259705

Does any 1.8 inch msata work well with the X220 or X230 or are there specific brands that should be avoided due to firmware issues etc?
I was thinking of getting a Toshiba or Mircon one

>> No.56259717


>> No.56259772

>tfw gf replaced me with a black magnesium rollcaged dildo with a thinkpad logo

>> No.56259800

>tfw I reviewed her new dildo in /csg/

>> No.56259821

>Will my t420 hdd caddy, ram, batteries, dock, i7, all work on a t520?
Yes. Not entirely sure about the batteries, I -think- they're the same, but everything else is definitely compatible.

>> No.56259878


>> No.56259892

No one wants to see your dumb picture as the OP you should have used the picture from last thread OP, idiot.

>> No.56259896

look nigger, how did you fucking mount these dell speakers under your monitor?
I got the same speakers and my thinkvision monitor doesn't have clips for it, not mentioning power socket ;_;

>> No.56259945


is this a good buy if I just want to install manjaro so I can learn linux

>> No.56259961

No info on generation of i5?

>> No.56259974

I just stuck it on with some 3M command strips and duct tape :^)

>> No.56260048

X200 or X200s? I'd like a roll cage and I don't care about WWAN.

>> No.56260112

Are the lenovo batteries on amazon good?
Lots of bad reviews,people complaining that they went from 6 hours to 2-1.5 in 7 months.

>> No.56260145

HP Elitebook 2710p
128gb ssd
8gb ram

>> No.56260173

More details of the SSD?

>> No.56260204

Post that OP wallpaper. I haven't seen it in years.

>> No.56260218
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Feels great to be a part of the master race.

>> No.56260252

>spyware 10
>master race
ayy lmao

>> No.56260255

Which part of this is master race ?

>> No.56260263

I'm looking at the same one right now. Only issue I'm worrying about is the wifi adapter. I think it's the thinkpad trash one instead of intel. Should be easy to replace though.

>> No.56260273

>Kingston ssd
>50Hz monitor

>> No.56260283

>kingston hyperx savage MLC
>best kingston ssd on the market
14 inch screen + quad core + dGPU

>> No.56260309

>150:1 contrast ratio
>housefire CPU in a laptop that isn't meant to keep it cool
>sorry excuse for a dGPU that's barely faster than an iGPU
what did he mean by this

>> No.56260343
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>barely faster than an iGPU
It can actually handle GTA V at high settings and stable 30FPS.
>housefire CPU
Less overheat than T440p CPU
Like I give a shit. Kys

>> No.56260346

Whats the thinkpad with the best screen for reading?
or just overall best screen

>> No.56260355

>stable 30FPS
In other words it can't run it.

>> No.56260376

>housefire CPU in a laptop that isn't meant to keep it cool
Not him but everyone said the same for the t420, then my t420 quad core runs with almost the same temps as the i5.

Fucking magic man.

>> No.56260386

Yes, the magic of repasting.

>> No.56260407

Yeah, especially when both were repasted.

>> No.56260506

Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2016 edition

>> No.56260766

What are the pros and cons of cloning your operating system and files from a HDD to an ssd? Is it better to just do a full reinstall onto the ssd and just reformat the HDD?

>> No.56260797

Defrag then clone to SSD

If you're not having any issues other than boot time, a clean install vs cloning is indiscernible

>> No.56260812

I got myself the e560 did i fuck up ?

>> No.56260831

The only issue is boot time, plus I don't trust the hard drive since it came with the computer, the ssd on the other hand is brand new.

>> No.56260845

Just clone it then, fast dirty easy

>> No.56260847

It took me a minute of googling to realize that this doesn't exist and then I looked at the picture and noticed it was modded.


>> No.56260877

I don't have to do any platter aligning or stuff like that? I read somewhere that you need to do that when cloning from HDD to sdd.

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not op but i reverse google searched. like you should have.

>> No.56260941

Oh wait, it's called 'aligning sectors' apparently.
I've been reading this guide, but it feels a bit outdated. Are all the steps really necessary?

>> No.56260969
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How well do memepads work with external GPUs?

>> No.56260981

i bought a t420 a while ago, the only problemi'm having is that the when to two fingerscrolling down when i lift up my fingers it shoots up, do i have a bad touchpad? the ebay seller had perfect reviews so i doubt he was trying to jew me

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very well

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Just got an X230 and did a clean install of Windows 7. The Laptop was reconditioned, so there was Windows 7 on it, but without proper drivers or Lenovo software.

What now? I've never done a clean Windows install before - I'm used to Mac OS X and Linux which just werk.

How do I know what I need to install? Does Windows figure out its own drivers, or do I need to manually install everything relevant from the Lenovo support website?

And what is security like these days - recommended antivirus, etc?

>> No.56261025

What adapter are you using for it?

>> No.56261044

The ExpressCard version of the EXP GDC.

>> No.56261090

Thanks, may get this and a rx 460-470.

Btw just found out some 460's don't have pin for a PSU and power off of the motherboard. I'm assuming this wouldn't work with a laptop?

>> No.56261185

Well you need to use an external PSU for the EXP GDC so i don't see why it wouldn't work.

>> No.56261196

Bump. It's a stupid question maybe, but I can't seem to find an answer on Google.

>> No.56261221

You're a better man than me.
Tried to get my girl to do the same as well and she ended up with a Macbook Pro in spite of all my well-meant advice. Feels batman.

>> No.56261286

WHATS THE LATEST AMD THINKPAD T OR X? I keep asking this yet no answer. I have a x100e and I need more power for my 1080p furry SFM videos

>> No.56261362
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>bought a T450s
>tried playing some games
>it's trash
Will it be able to run CAM and CAD software or did I just waste my money on a meme machine?

>> No.56261375

Basic components should work out of the box, with stock Windows drivers. Have a look on Lenovo website for their software.

I'd recommend Microsoft Security Essentials or Malwarebytes. Don't use Norton or McAfee.

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>new thinkpads


>> No.56261392


You bought the wrong thing for playing games, I'm not sure the thinkpad has ever been memed here as a gaming laptop. Sell it and buy a T420

>> No.56261429

Disturbing lack of IBM logos ITT

>> No.56261436

CAD runs fine on mine.

>> No.56261469

What's the thinkpad model that you can turn the keyboard and use like a tablet with a touch screen?

>> No.56261473


>> No.56261489


>> No.56261522

What's the difference between that and the X220t?

>> No.56261555

In other words it's a typical console experience.
Seriously, kill yourself.

>> No.56261570

Thanks. Normally run Linux, but want a working Windows install as well for Office and Matlab.

>> No.56261870

Kinda. They're not really bad computers, they just aren't really ThinkPads.

>> No.56261900

Ok well i will take the plunge and try it myself.

>> No.56261921

can you post your wallpaper?

>> No.56261934

9/10, nitpick on not having a glass of whisky and white IBM keyboard instead of the overpriced black keyboard so that everything is matching.

>> No.56261941

Oh come on..


>> No.56261963

sorry tired af. scrolled past it :/

>> No.56261999

Is it correct that only the X1 Carbon got 14" + 1080p and that the T430/440 only got 900p max.?

>> No.56262008

oh shit!

Anywho, what OS do you use? Lenovo Power manager has some advanced features under the battery tab and you can limit charging thesholds on your laptop. So in theory you can leave it plugged in and it won't overcharge the battery & go off of AC power

>> No.56262024


"t430 1080p" first google search

>> No.56262242

Batteries should be fine.
T520 has the caddy placed on bottom, but you could use the rubber rails.

No idead about Kaby Lake ThinkPads if thats what you are asking.
I've heard ThinkPads may skip a processor gen... idk

They are no different from the 3rd party ones on eBay.
Also I wouldn't doubt those are dumbasses buying & reviewing them, who probably leaves the AC adapter plugged in 24/7 when not in use.
Stick with anker, they have a reputable warranty (i personally just buy genuine refurb'd batteries on ebay when I find a 'deal')

>didn't get an IPS modded FHD display
granted I can't upgrade my T430s to quadcore or dGPU.

Rigght and a $3000 18" Gaymen laptop DESTROYS it right?

I am guessing that someone from 51nb probably works at a place where they make those cables/display/motherboards and happens to get some experience from messing with motherboards.

I mean as long as you lookup the pinout for the screens, you can use them.
Kinda like how a W500 can drive a 15" IPS T60 display.

>> No.56262254

I like my FapBook Pro with Rectal Display
And my Tblazeit
Also my Elitebook

What's your complaint? You don't appreciate a good business laptop?

>> No.56262271

I have a Latitude E4310 I sometimes use to shitpost.

Shit's comfy af senpai 2bh

>> No.56262292

That has been there since forever
Enjoy the summer

>> No.56262339
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>tfw I've replaced my gf's shitty Macbook with a dank T420 with an X1 Carbon screen and installed Xubuntu then riced it to look like OS X
>tfw I've replaced all of my family's virus infested laptops with dankpads running Ubuntu+Cinnamon DE

>> No.56262344

X201, X220, T410, T420
X230 if you don't mind new keyboard

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>> No.56262353
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How to install arch on thumb drive zip soft drive disquette?

I could google it ;)

>> No.56262358

I'm looking at an X240 on eBay and in the specs section, the Bluetooth field is filled out as "N/A". I checked thinkwiki and it seemed to me as though bluetooth was part of the wireless array, so I messaged the seller and they said, "It does not have Bluetooth."

Is it possible for it to lack a Bluetooth radio? All my googling ends with Bluetooth not working on x240, as opposed to it not being present in the first place.

>> No.56262373

Speaking of that -

Anyone have recs for installing Bluetooth on t420 if possible?

>> No.56262385

It's installed by default but disabled


>> No.56262393

How come the power button flashes on my T530 when I turn it off?

>> No.56262409

Get the wifi card with Bluetooth on it. There's a write-up somewhere. I installed the OEM Bluetooth card and it is shitty.

But it is $5 for the OEM, might just try it and see if it works for you. You just open it up and plug it in, follow the lenovo service manual.

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typically I download ThinkVantage System Update and then download drivers.
You can check them off, so I would normally uncheck software like Lenovo messanger, share it, solution center.

For HDD to SSD, it is recommended to clean install on the SSD and then transfer data/programs to the SSD.
Windows installs differently on SSD, you don't want the OS to think you have an HDD and then starts defraging your SSD when on idle
shit will die.

Play shittier games
My T430s plays LoL fine on Linux.
You should be able to video edit decently on that, at least I did.
I'm presuming your heatsink is limiting your performance, X1C3 played LoL like shit when I tried it.

>pic related

X1 720p
X1C (sandy bridge) 900p
X1C2 900p 1080p or 4K IPS
X1C3 900p 1080p 4K IPS
X1C4 1080p IPS Standard 4K IPS

T420 &T430 (including s models) were 720p or 900p was optional but shit brightness/viewing angles
IPS mod kits were available for T420s/30s, up to 1080p, 4K is available but requires motherboard soldering rework, and you lose dock functionality.
Regular T420 & T430 did have the IPS mod kit but had flickering issues, ja javie is working on a new kit fixing this issue
T420s come with 900p display standard
T430s should as well (but I came across one with a 720p!)

T431 can be upgraded to 1080p IPS, 900p standard
T440 is only 720p I believe, cannot be upgraded
T440s/p can be upgraded to 1080p IPS
T450 base model can be upgraded to 1080p

>> No.56262451

I have a basically brand new T420 that I was given as it was out of warranty due to age and the firm I was working for at the time had a policy not to issue laptops that were out of hardware warranty. As far as I can see, the only use it ever had was being imaged and then put back in the box. Is it worth Ebaying or shall I just bin it?

No, this isn't bait by the way, it's a genuine question.

>> No.56262454

>he fell for the water meme

>> No.56262456

X1 Carbon has the best screen of any Thinkpad and also arguably the best screen of any 14'' laptop

>> No.56262516

How can I get my Thinkpad to display this?

>> No.56262533

I can't format my hdd, says it's in use by another program or service.
Any suggestions?

>> No.56262544

Careful anon.

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>> No.56262565

What can I use the expresscard slot in my 220 for?

>> No.56262596

looking for a beater thinkpad.

mostly browsing and programming. will dual boot w/ windows. cpu > graphics, although would like to play 1080p.

something that doesn't get too hot and loud.
also one where the SCREEN DOESN'T WRECK MY EYES. most thinkpad screens make me look like a meth addict after too long of a session.


>> No.56262624

Jesus fuck! I never thought an ssd could be this fast! It used to take upwards of 1 and a half minutes to boot, maybe more. Now it happens in far far less.

I still can't seem to be allowed to format my hdd after doing the migration. I get a notification that says it's in use. Not as a boot drive, but used by a program or something.

>> No.56262801


Oled X1 yoga

>> No.56262838

whats a high tier t420 network adapter. Don't care about price just want some good shit

>> No.56262899

>didn't get an IPS modded FHD display
I can't afford FHD display alone, not mentioning chink converter which probably won't work anyway
This panel is not even that tragic as my old x230 non-ips, so I can live with that. Everytime I use it in my house I dock it to external screen anyway.

>> No.56262916

I think I might have fucked myself over. I cloned my hdd over to my ssd, and then went into bios and made the ssd the boot drive. But now the total size of the ssd is apparently just 70gb, when it used to be 111gb.
And I can't format the hdd because it's apparently in use by another program. I don't get it. Can anyone help?

>> No.56262932


Question hijacker :(

>> No.56262934

sucks to suck senpai. Just clone it to the old drive and try again.

>> No.56262959

Consoles can't run the games that are made for them these days either.

>Rigght and a $3000 18" Gaymen laptop DESTROYS it right?
For its intended purpose, yes it very much does.
I personally would never buy a gaymen laptop because they're retarded, but can't deny that such a thing would perform better in gaymez than something with a goddamn NVS GPU from 4 years ago.

>> No.56263026

where is a good place to buy a cheap but good working x220 6 cell battery?

>> No.56263040

Ebay, Priceminister also

>> No.56263064

So why are you so buttmad?
I didn't buy this T430 to mainly play gaymes on it. This GPU is good enough to handle gaymes, so I occasionally gaym on it when I'm out. That's all.

>> No.56263232

I don't see how that would solve the hdd formatting issue. And I found that the ssd has a 20gb recovery partition, and another partition on 20gb along with the 70gb one that is visible in the properties menu.

>> No.56263252

Got an i5 x220 arriving tomorrow and an msata ssd ready to dump in.

Few questions:

>Anything I should check with it? e.g. Fake shit, common defects, specific model details, anti theft shit

I will primarily run a Linux distro which I'm yet to decide on.. But will also likely dual boot it with Win7.
>Heard about ThinkVantage and lots of brilliant 'just werks' out of the box functionality. Is this windows exclusive?
>What's Linux support like? Is it a pain to drag up all the appropriate drivers?

>I heard it has throttling issues with an extra RAM stick dumped in. Is this true? I have 2x4GB

>From what I gather I have no USB 3. But can I extend to this functionality with a USB 3 expresscard?

>Do the mobile modem features work out of the box? I've heard both that it's in its primary feature set but also people are lumping in msata modules. I'm definitely getting my wires crossed somewhere here.


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whats special about the x320?

>> No.56263279


Fuck off video game children

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>> No.56263358

I green texted only the core of the question to make them more apparent in my wall of text.

Im also on my phone. Learn to stop shitposting cunto.

>> No.56263366

I'm currently posting wit >pic related

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What next?

Have the Iso on the flash drive. Want to install to HDD on Thinkpad.

Windows 10 came with the Thinkpad but it's not set up, don't know if that matters.

>> No.56263397

install gentoo

>> No.56263398

Eh, fuck it I'm following Xsauc's advice and just doing a clean install.

>> No.56263444

Pls. I promise to install Gentoo on my other pad.

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>> No.56263465

Is there a thinkpad that can run some simple games like dota 2. Only i really need to play good way to talk to friends

>> No.56263474

How is the t420's battery life while browsing the web and using a code editor?

>> No.56263774

Standard price for an i7 1080p w530 in the UK?

>> No.56263803


>> No.56263810

What's a good ThinkPad to get with an optical disk drive? Going to use it mainly for ripping CDs and DVDs. Assuming those even exist.

>> No.56263827

Considering selling it

>> No.56263838


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forgot the pic

>> No.56263934


Why is there hardly any info on this model??

>> No.56263968

it's a chink mod like x62

>> No.56264043

Read his post again..

>> No.56264092

Shit, shit, shit. Moar sleep needed.

>> No.56264168

I ended up hooking 4 guys and 1 girl up with thinkpads til now. The girl got an x230 Tablet for 300 bucks (some guy's constantly selling them here in Switzerland for that price kek)
>falling for the 'tape-over-webcam' meme
breh, either disable it in bios or just leave it without tape. People don't want to watch you.

>> No.56264255

>People don't want to watch you.
Speak for yourself

>> No.56264291

I want to believe that there is x220 tier type of kb in high end X320 model with modern intel cpu (dat iris 520 graphics) and all of the other thinkpad goodies

>> No.56264334

Got a brand new X250 for pretty cheap, but to make it usable for myself I'd have to upgrade the screen, put in a ssd, more ram and probably swap the keyboard aswell

Now, should I do all this shit or sell it as is with profit and get probably a X260 already speced out with a bit more money?

>> No.56264356

you mainly use the thinkvantage system update so it automatically installs drivers.
linux support is perfect OOTB
RAM is never a problem
No USB3, express cards work but don't deliver enough current for HDDs (if you get a good expresscard that is)
2 mpcie or whatever the shits called slots you also use for msata.
1 is WLAN/BT etc, the other is - if it's installed, modem.
Basically, modem or mSata ssd.

>> No.56264373

>"install arch for memes"
>has no idea about arch
install niggerbuntoo to start with, or something that doesn't require you to set up EVERYTHING.
Or go with antergos, which basically is arch with easy install.

>> No.56264386

how cheap did you get it for?

>> No.56264414

~370 eurobux

>> No.56264453

holy fuck that's cheap. ebay or connections?

>> No.56264488

ebay, got a pretty good deal and when it arrived it didn't have IPS even though the seller stated it does, so I got some money back too

>> No.56264513

What are the first things you should do when you first power up a used t420 thinkpad?

>> No.56264553

run photorec
sell company secrets

>> No.56264561

I bet it's something shit
>see specs
>see the original price
You lucky bastard
Would you mind posting a picture of it?

>> No.56264569

Why are all laptops so shitty? I've been looking for about a week now and they're all complete shit, none of them are close to my needs. I've never used a MacBook but after browsing shit for the past week and after making fun of them for years they seem to be just about the only no-nonsense laptop in production today.

If I get a modern Thinkpad they're overpriced as shit and the keyboard is ass. If I get an X220 refurb then the screen is shit, you've got to use the ugly battery pack, and the fans love to kick on.

Where the hell is a good laptop? I don't care about dedicated graphics. I've never really used OSX but for what I like to do I'm worried it would be too limiting.

Why can't someone just make a basic looking laptop that isn't all flare with a decent keyboard, 2k resolution without touch, 16gb ram, SSD, and good color accuracy? I feel close to picking up a Zenbook Pro but the screen looks too reflective and the keyboard looks shitty. Is there something I'm missing?

>> No.56264572

I just bricked my chinkpad x220

What do??

My battery was on 99% I shut down and out it my backpack took it out 20 min later and now it won't turn on even with the charging cable connected

>> No.56264684

Psst, you're describing Macbooks.

>> No.56264725
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I took a photo.

>> No.56264749

How much battery life does one get out of the t450 under linux?

>> No.56264780
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Is there anywhere I can get T420/T430 LVDS-to-eDP converter kits now that RMSMajestic stopped selling them?

>> No.56264820
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Shitty lighting and even shittier camera, the non-IPS panel doesn't help either. I'm almost embarrassed posting the photo here, but it's the best I can do at the moment

I can do a better one when I have some daylight and a decent camera available

>> No.56264844
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Allo friends, what's the best memepad I can buy for 150 kangaroo dollars?

>> No.56264926
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My T61p goes beepidy boop

Figured that it's the dedicated craphics that make it do that, so i heated up the sucker and it started working again for a while (week maybe)

I shut down the pc from the power button and then it started making the same beeping noises again, heating up didn't work at all this time

Shame that it has that WUXGA panel on it which looks stunning in my opinion, which goes to waste unless the fucker is fixed

What do?

>> No.56264955

>237 usd
What do you guys think about this price?


>> No.56264977

No worries m8
Uh I came to that sleek body
What a beauty

>> No.56265029
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here's a slightly better one with the screen off

>> No.56265069


>> No.56265075
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Alright I'm about to cop a refurbished latitude E6320 (poorfam) and I'm wondering whether or not I'm going to need to buy a new battery along with it?
How long is the battery in it most likely going to last? I need it to at least last 3h, I'm scared /g/

>> No.56265088

Should I build a pc or get a laptop as a non gaymur

>> No.56265117

If all you do is basic shit anything will do, but if it's never gonna leave your desk there's no point in getting a laptop

>> No.56265125

Depends on your use really, what do you use it for?

>> No.56265155

I'm trying to find a good model for class. I thought I wanted a T410, but everyone is recommending the T420. Size isn't really an issue, but I'd prefer not to carry an elephant to every class. Long battery life, fast(-ish), and upgradeable.

Will be running Lubuntu and Windows 7

>> No.56265170

Programming and a lot of multitasking. I dont know the thing is cudacores in desktops are nicer and cpus are nicer but also way more expensive to create a build.

Its way cheaper and easier and will result in getting a computer faster

>> No.56265174

>I want to believe that there is x220 tier type of kb in high end X320 model
There is.
>modern intel cpu (dat iris 520 graphics)
Nope. It's a modded 20 series, you get Sandy Bridge. Or Ivy Bridge with the X330, which in turn is a modded X230.

Sadly they're also extremely limited, only 32 in total (8x i5 and 8x i7 for both models) for the time being afaik. Mod kit on its own also not for sale for the time being.
Oh, and they're both expensive and very sold out.

>> No.56265215

So actually question is do I survive on a crappy laptop that isnt even fully mine so cant make it nice and faster and save up for a few more months for a nice desktop + a thankpad for later or do I get a thankpad now and save up for a desktop later (and yes this will take all a long time as I dont get paid a lot and life is expensive)

>> No.56265226
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has anyone else in here the Helix2 ?

I feel like it is really rare for some reason compared to all other Thinkpads but I bought one used and even the entry level keyboard without the clit feels amazing.

needed some replacement for my old x61tablet to do some drawing on it and it's a breeze to use so far.

>> No.56265228 [DELETED] 

this one is better

>> No.56265252


If you'll be carrying it every day I'd definitely get the X series

>> No.56265263

thats pretty good but you can probably find a a cheaper one with about the same or better specs on ebay

>> No.56265292

I got a 750 evo... Did I goof?

>> No.56265302

what's your budget? I'd just get a decent mouse, keyboard and a monitor and hook it up to the laptop for now if you don't have these yet as you'll need those with a desktop anyways

>> No.56265321

what's your recommendation? I'll be buying a ssd and I was looking at the 850 evo aswell

>> No.56265336

Where is a good place to buy an original battery for my x220 in Europe?

>> No.56265384
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Funny story I have a mouse a cheap 1080p benq monitor and a keyboard

I have 430 euros saved up when my next paycheck gets in and other stuff paid

>> No.56265388

There has to be another option.

>> No.56265432

country? I think you could build a decent desktop for that

>> No.56265457

Europe belgium/netherlands/germany

>> No.56265524

Ill go for this. Makes me able to save up for a really nice desktop while being able to work

>> No.56265526

Do you wanna dual boot? If you do then install W10 first.
Unfortunately they seem to have removed the Beginners guide, which was easier to follow, so for the install use this

pic related can be good as an overview, but I would also suggest looking up what the commands in it does.
Remember that you shouldn't setup the EFI one if you dual boot since Windows will have made on, but still mount it in boot.

>> No.56265657

hey i just got my t420 today and was wondering what drivers i should get for it. I'm on W10, thanks

>> No.56265752
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>forgot pic related

>> No.56265755 [DELETED] 

What is that screen?

>> No.56265771

>tfw you have both the i5 and i7 x220t and they both randomly shut off and have phantom input issues ;_;

After checking the obvious stuff like new thermal paste and adapter wattage, I am almost certain the shut offs are because of ACPI instant off commands. It would seem the CPU throttling is lowering the voltage too much. This happens in both Windows and Fedora, probably because of the power management driver sucking. I need to look into that more. In the meantime, I can prevent the random shut offs by setting the minimum frequency high enough. I still can't seem to eliminate the random touchscreen clicks though. I updated the drivers or tried multiple ones, checked xinput info, and updated BIOS. I also tested and replicated the issue on 65w and 90w adapters, and on battery. Still seeing the issue every time in both Fedora and Windows. While I don't want to say its hardware issues yet, its looking like the likely cause. Apparently this is a common issue in several of the 20 series motherboards. I am surprised it would happen in both my x220t's around the same time, but that's Lenovo for you. Anyone else experience these issues?

>> No.56265856

No worries

>> No.56265912
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This is what ~450eur got me in a local store, not even one of the cheapest ones. Only really missing a case, and you could probably go cheap on that or just throw it into some old ass one for now.

>> No.56266033

Wallpaper pls

>> No.56266193

Thanks man. Clears up some of that for me.

>> No.56266365

Just bought a T420. What is the best processor i can install?

>> No.56266460

A really nice base. I am not good with building and this looks like something that will fit with me I will get another cpu instead tho but everything else looks nice. Thanks
I will get a thinkpad first and save up for a build like this with the parts available

>> No.56266552


>> No.56266654

What Chinkpad is that exactly?

>> No.56266684

My 2 year old t420 gots a 55++ and I last 4 hours easy.

>> No.56266685

Manjaro Linux w/ KDE Plasma 5

>> No.56266720

should get about 4 hours
updating my t420 lenovo power manager says I have 3 hours left
thats with about 50% cpu load @800mhz

>> No.56266747


>> No.56266769

It's cute. You probably overspent on it though

>> No.56266852

so if I buy a new cpu for my t420, I can just drop it in?
I could upgrade to anything or just dual core m series?

>> No.56266947
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Any opinions on the X131e? I really like the smaller form factor. I'm looking at the model with an i3

>> No.56267019

370€ for a brand new one with 3 years of warranty seems like great deal, especially here in Europe

they're going for 1000€+ in stores here, shit's expensive

>> No.56267075

We just got a bunch of T460s' at work

>Download sccm driver pack from Lenovo, specifically for T460s
>Says Lenovo updated pack August 17th
>Import and add to task sequence
>Literally only drivers in task sequence are for T460s
>Deploy to a T460s
>Fails on apply driver package step


>> No.56267100

not a real thinkpad™
damn 370 is pretty good, especially for euro poors
Hell I'd gladly spend $370 for one in the US if I had the money.
sounds like gooknovo for ya
I've found that windows update will get everything that's needed for most systems.
It only misses the intel ME, and sometimes the SD card slots.

>> No.56267137

Since it's not classified as a real ThinkPad, any that have similar size/performance that are considered "real"?

>> No.56267169


>> No.56267195

Yeah negro those prices aren't bad actually. I wish I could get one for super cheap

>> No.56267196

I just don't know much about the ThinkPad line and am interested in purchasing my first one

>> No.56267222

I've replaced my gf's 2010 Compaq craptop with an ATi T60
I still keep the urn with her ashes

>> No.56267230

Buy a used T or X series. The x131e is fucking cute as a button though

>> No.56267235

x220 is a bit bigger, but it's a certified thinkpad™

>> No.56267238

If you don't know just grab one of the OP recs
t420 and x220, find them about 150-200 bucks used on auction websites and support 3rd party batteries

>> No.56267245

Is there anything in the X or T series that is similar size and performance as the X131e?

>> No.56267250


What would be a good Thinkpad to be used in the dental field? It doesn't have to be anything special, the system requirements for the software that's going to be used isnt very demanding

it says," Intel Core i3 Processor, 3.4 GHz or better" and a decent display/ resolution

Under $500 would be nice. I was thinking the ThinkPad T440 or something from the W series, any suggestions?

>> No.56267265

X220 and up is slightly larger and better performing. T is a 14" series so it's nowhere near similar in size. Just get an X220 or X230 with an i5

>> No.56267274

it only really affects temps by like 1c
t440p + a trackpad swap would be a solid choice
the w series generally cost a LOT of money, even for older parts that perform worse than a newer T series (mostly because they are FAR less common

>> No.56267287


>> No.56267288

>Like I give a shit. Kys
At least get a monitor profile that doesn't suck complete dick, my T420 did 1:250, with a proper calibration it wasn't completely disgusting but any profile for the T420 will seriously fix your shitty screen

>> No.56267327

Tablet PC version

Regular one

>> No.56267345

Is an R60e a good deal for £30? It's a little bit banged up but it's got all the parts and works properly. Will be installing Linux on it and just using it to browse web and write documents.

>> No.56267373

>high settings
>solid 30 fps
my w520 barely gets solid 30 fps with shadows turned off and 3/4 scaling
and my 2012 macbook pro 15 with a far faster 650m barely gets solid 50 fps at 1280x720 (and magically no throttling)

>> No.56267374

Unfortunately there has never been any decent or older Thinkpad with AMD processors, this might change with Zen but I seriously doubt it

>> No.56267383

Man those are getting cheap

>> No.56267441

I fucking wish I had the cash to buy it

>> No.56267462

Is the one hinge on the tablet versions really shitty? I have a normal x220 and t420, but the single hinge always made me nervous with the tablet versions. Especially since i would never use it as a tablet anyway.

>> No.56267492

They're decent. But why buy a tablet if you never use it as a tablet?

>> No.56267507


>> No.56267516

Hinge is fine. Doesn't have a lock though to keep the lid closed, bigger issue if you drop it.

>> No.56267522

Mostly because the tablet ones are cheaper and in better condition. At least the ones I can see.

>> No.56267539

They're in better condition because people are more careful with them. Cheaper, not so much.

Just get a regular one if you want. The X230 regular is cheaper than X230T

>> No.56267549

Got a T420 a couple months ago, best decision i ever made. Near enough better specs to my old one (Had to buy some more ram...) Really good guide as well.

>> No.56267557

I mean in my area. I'm not in the US and I can't use eBay effectively here. I have to grab them locally.

>> No.56267566

Great laptop anon. Enjoy it.

>> No.56267582

Just bought two elitebook 8460ps and a 8440p off eBay. Thinking about reselling them on eBay after I fix them up

Any anons interested? Fixed 8440p / 8460p

$250 - $300 CAD ($193 - $232 USD)

>> No.56267594

>>Is it possible for it to lack a Bluetooth radio?
It's possible if the machine has been thinkered with, either the miniPCIe wireless card was replaced with a model that lacks BT, or the BT part of the card is damaged, or the BT antenna is damaged or missing
I seriously doubt it doesn't have working BT, the seller probably doesn't know how to enable it or it's too lazy to check it
Anyways, adding it shouldn't be any kind of major work
>Is it worth Ebaying or shall I just bin it?
eBaying it should be fine, you can easily get 150 out of it
Try booting a gParted liveCD
>whats a high tier t420 network adapter. Don't care about price just want some good shit
Depends if you're willing to flash a modded BIOS to remove the whitelist, and if you want internal or external
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 was the best offered with the T420, so it should be the easiest internal udrop in replacement
If you are willing to flash a modded BIOS then just get whatever's the best Atheros 3x3 card, and maybe the 3x3 antennas if your Thinkpad doesn't have it
>whats special about the x320?
Best ultraportable Thinkpad quality/design wise upgraded with a great screen
My 5 year old T420 did two or three
Anything with a Ultrabay ODD, but laptop ODD's are always shit, just get a decent external DVD reader for the occasional ripping you might need (decent as in one of the few one's MyCe recommends)
No, you extract the drive from the machine, image it using dd_rescue and then run PhotoRec on that
Then you install whatever SSD you want on your chinkpad
Disable Computrace permanently >>56264926
>What do?
Get an Intel T61 board, the Nvidia model will keep dying forever
It might be cheaper to obtain the board from another T61, and keep it as a parts laptop

>> No.56267613

speaking of BT
I bought a wireless AC wireless card a while ago that was supposed to have BT on it
but neither me nor my friend can get it to work on our t420s

>> No.56267619

>No, you extract the drive from the machine, image it using dd_rescue and then run PhotoRec on that
thanks for the help friend

>> No.56267660

Get what you can then, man

>> No.56267703

have an AMD one - I really like it but it is surprisingly heavy

>> No.56267723

How do I get the mic mute button to work in windows 7?
also is there a way to make my screen less wobbly on my t420?

>> No.56267763

That's what I wanna know! I found an x230i for around that mark but it just sold

>> No.56268016
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Bringing back the A31p from the grave, so far no video issues.

USB 3.0 is popular
there's always getting a dGPU for it too.

Nice anon.

I want to rebuild one
Nothing special, its under performing than an X220 and suprisingly somehow larger.
I like the bumpers on the side and it being thicc
Not a wonderful typing experience, but does its job.

>> No.56268075


Thanks. I missed it.

>> No.56268101


Best-in-class keyboard; Epic battery life (with extended battery); Durable design; Loud, accurate audio

No complaints

>> No.56268149 [DELETED] 

The wallpaper on my new t420, after a few minutes, goes from the picture I set as my wallpaper to black every time I change it.

>> No.56268155
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My nip keyboard came today! This is gonna be hard to get used to...

>> No.56268196
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recommend to me a good workstation?

prefer 6th gen i7 or late model xeon (minimum 4 cores, preferably more) 16+gb RAM (preferably dual channel or even quad channel)

max budget $1000
if laptop screen should be 1080p
if desktop, $800 (reserving $200 for 1080p monitor)

>> No.56268318

>weeaboo trash
you'd might as well just an hero
>max budget $1000
>6th gen i7
>16+ gigs of ram
you could build something for that much, but there's no way in hell you'd get a laptop with those specs for what you are wanting to pay.
and don't expect it to play games well, or have that good of a gpu either.

>> No.56268343

yeah, not 4 gaymen

>> No.56268378

What DE is that?(xfce?)

>> No.56268406
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>> No.56268470

My t420's DVD drive isn't detecting anything i put in it

When i put a CD/DVD in it whirs for about a second then stops, if i click on the DVD drive in file manager it says nothing's inserted

>> No.56268479

What is this thing?

>> No.56268490

A tripfag cross-dressing queer

>> No.56268519

That's a fucking tiny ass space bar goddamn

>> No.56268531

>you could build something for that much, but there's no way in hell you'd get a laptop with those specs for what you are wanting to pay.
>and don't expect it to play games well, or have that good of a gpu either.
don't need it for gaming
even used, open-box, scratch & dent?

>> No.56268554

Why stylize it like Windows 95?

>> No.56268614
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Thanks <3

A31p Type 2654-MU2
I added a numberpad, a pricey option at the time.
It composes of the numberpad FRU 19K2056
& the carrier tray/ultrabay 26P9388
The A30 introduced a second ultrabay, the original A2x series was a media based ThinkPad, it had a floppy drive built in to addition of a ultrabay.

Sadly A series aren't as well built as T series, more plastic.
Easy to open up though!

>> No.56268631

Yeah, but apparently I already hit it from the middle so I'm already used to that. :P

Because the computer already looks old and the theme matches. Plus it's comfy~

>> No.56268637


>> No.56269053

>My t420's DVD drive isn't detecting anything i put in it
Flash the newest firmware available for it, it fixed a lot of issues in my T420
Unfortunately iirc the utility is Windows only, though they might offer a bootable ISO for flashing the new firmware

>> No.56269063

yep, your hinges are probably fucked - replace them ASAP before it damages your lid

If you're in New Zealand i'll sell you a set for cheap

>> No.56269103

Anyone know of a decent resolution panel to stick in my x61s? All I can find is 1024x768.

>> No.56269117

only OEM option. It is possible to put a 1040 one in there, but you have to make your own lcd cable.

>> No.56269302

Is the genuine lenovo battery worth it?

>> No.56269331

I like the shiny silver. I just don't want to destroy my T420. Also more plastic is no bueno
Still fucking tiny. I hit it in the middle myself but still so fucking small.

>> No.56269338
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wondering the same thing

these are the reviews for the 55+ 9cell from Lenovo's website :(

it's $159.99 too

>> No.56269357

I got a genuine one for my x201 on ebay for $25 a few months ago. It was just sitting on a shelf for five years I guess... I get about 6 hours of battery life out of it with my uses.

>> No.56269378
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im guessing 99% chance this is a high quality fake


>> No.56269455

>whats a high tier t420 network adapter. Don't care about price just want some good shit
>Depends if you're willing to flash a modded BIOS to remove the whitelist, and if you want internal or external
>Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 was the best offered with the T420, so it should be the easiest internal udrop in replacement
>If you are willing to flash a modded BIOS then just get whatever's the best Atheros 3x3 card, and maybe the 3x3 antennas if your Thinkpad doesn't have it

Thanks a million man. I read up on flashing and i'd be afraid of bricking my baby.
I was also looking into a better fan something that would really run faster and cooler. price and loudness don't matter. I searched on google but couldn't find anything are default fans the only option?

>> No.56269514
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It's not, it was a bid and came with all of the original papers and boxing. I showed it here and everyone said it was genuine.

>> No.56269528

is that the exact seller you used?

>> No.56269546

also it appears to be a different battery? if you can recommend a good ebay seller i'd appreciate it anon

>> No.56269549
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Here's the battery info, and the seller was this dude:


>> No.56269554

I JUST WANT AN X200s WITH A DECENT SCREEN. Is that too much to ask

>> No.56269562

thanks, doesn't look like he has any more but i'll shoot him a message

btw when i said "high quality fake" i was referring to the battery in my ebay screenshot

>> No.56269581
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Haha, wow I got a way better deal than I thought... But yeah I think this is just a different version of the battery (I think I remember people telling me it is the slightly worse version), I also have a worn-down version of the one in your picture, but a genuine one.

Good luck on your purchase, maybe just sit on the results pages for a little while until something good pops up. I think that's probably what I did.

>> No.56269599

By the way, look for sellers posting legitimate pictures of the batteries and their boxing. Stock photos should be avoided, they're probably fake.

>> No.56269606


>> No.56269734

does /g/ have any thoughts on the shitty latest revision of the T430/T420 battery? how to get a good one?

>> No.56269760

monitor / speaker link please.
I love the look.

>> No.56269769

some shitty 1650x1080 24" he found on craigslist
a REALLY shitty dell speaker

>> No.56270005

sexy asf

>> No.56270018

Can you mail me one of those? I'll pay for shipping.

>> No.56270280

I'll take the smallest one you have.

>> No.56270327

that is a pretty dope layout except for the spacebar

i have the UK layout with the boot-shaped Enter key, but a tiny ass left shift

>> No.56270347
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How'd I do, /g/ents? t420 $150.

absolute pristine condition. not so much as a fingerprint or scuff. the only way i know it was lightly used was that the left trackpoint button is a bit looser than the rest of the keys. ram and SSD are on the way. it runs a bit toasty when I'm running a full Malwarebytes scan.

>> No.56270366

is the cooling on the T-series good enough that I can use it in bed?

>> No.56270382

i use my dankpad in bed watching youtube. not on my lap though. Dont block the left side and back and you will be OK.

>> No.56270384

you might wanna re-paste the CPU, if it hasn't been done before


other than that, nice deal. i paid $1500 for my T420 back in 2011

>> No.56270422

recommend placing it on a hardcover book or surface

>> No.56270440

im running warm like him too. i also have shit battery life. given this thing has probably sat untouched in a backroom somewhere, could it just be undercharged battery?

I keep getting that "replace battery" thing for windows 7 but i've read that's a bios/firmware/something bug and isn't actually related to how good the battery is

how can i cycle this battery or whatever to get a few hours of battery life before having to plug the adapter back in?

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I'm on Win10 but I believe Thinkvantage, or Lenovo Power Manager has a tool that allows you to "reset battery statistics" or something like that. Might be what you're looking for.

It also gives info on how much battery capacity is remaining. Pic related. I have 83/93Wh total capacity remaining. Pretty good for a 5 year old battery.

Probably buy a new battery if your total capacity is less than half the design capacity.

>> No.56270605

im impressed with the performence of my new t420, it fuckin outperforms my inspiron craptop i bought last year in every way except battery life, and once i get a new 9 cell it might come close

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holy shit lenovo has the worst website ever

i'm calling it, it's over, lenovo is finished

>> No.56271027

go for the 55++, the newer 70++ is supposed to fail after 13 months. there are many reviews about it on Lenovo's site.

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>yfw every good deal on lenovo related things is in america.
>tfw every deal in europe has a slight overprice, or doesnt look good
>tfw if i order something from the US, it will likely end up in customs, rendering a 170% total cost.

I had a 9cell battery ordered from germany for 35€.
X200 from GB for 76€
Charger from Spain for 5€
Shippings sums up to about 30€

Did I fuck up /tpg/?

>> No.56271350

did you try looking locally?
Every european country has their own version of a craigslist like website.
I looked at the one for my country and it had a lot of listings for x220, x200, x230. Turned out this seller also had a shop in my city so I could go in there and look at it in person. Walked in with my money, was able to choose from a selection of x220, which one had no cracks etc, could confirm it wasn't locked down and walked out a happy man. Even got a free dock and 3 month store warranty out of it.

>> No.56271390

Yes, you bought the wrong series. If you're using X and T series for gaming, you're doing it wrong. There are some t-series with dedicated GPUs, but it's mostly the W series that has that.

Basically: Look for any laptops with dedicated GPUs nowadays. Anything else is a garbage shitshow.

Getting MAME and even FS-UAE to run on my X201 Tablet is quite a hassle.

>> No.56271554


Where are you from? I'm from Spain and looking in the typical craiglisty websites i could only find a x200 for 150€. I even looked in cash converters and the like, and nothing. No thinkpads at all.

Inended up buying everything in ebay, blindly. I was going to do so anyway because i wanted to explore libreboot.

Bonus: the charger was from Spain, but the seller only had parts, no complete laptos. And no: they didnt sell enough parts to build a complete x200

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My free 6-cell just arrived, waiting for a WWAN card cow.

>> No.56272187

> *now

>> No.56272379

New thread:

>> No.56272495

Is it a good idea carrying two batteries with my x220? because I'm too lazy to carry a charger

>> No.56272836

X201t reporting in.

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