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Old thread: >>64984698

If you're looking for purchase advice, state your budget and requirements (e.g. size and performance).
Don't buy anything OTHER THAN IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T, X, and W/P Series if you want the Real Business Experience™

>>Other business laptops are welcome in /tpg/ (Dell Latitude/Precision, HP EliteBook/ZBook).

Libreboot models:
>>T60, X60; X200, T400/500
Modern models:
>>X220/X230 - 12", 768p, cheap and light
>>T420/T430 - 14", 900p, widely available, socketed CPU, Ivy Bridge installable w/ Coreboot on T420; Old keyboard swap on *30 series
>>T/W52/30 - 15", 1080p, DTR, 32GB RAM on quadcore models, USB 3
>>T440p/540p; W540/1 - Last Thinkpads with socketed processors, easily replaceable trackpad (W541 doesn't need trackpad replacement)
>>P-Series - 15'' + 17'', 4K display, 64gb of RAM, Xeon CPU option. Expensive. Bad stock cooling reported by multiple owners.

Why ThinkPad?
>>Used machines are plentiful and cheap
>>Excellent keyboards - tactile feel and quiet
>>Great durability: 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 (most models), upgrade & maintain thanks to readily available service manuals for every model, spare parts easy & cheap to obtain
>>The best TrackPoint, great for those who type a lot or hate swiping their fingers all over a touchpad
>>Excellent GNU/Linux & *BSD support

>>Hardware Maintenance Manuals (HMM's) and Windows drivers for legacy devices:
http://download.lenovo.com/eol
>>Used laptop guides by xsauc:
http://www.dankpads.com
>>ThinkWiki - Info on ThinkPads & running GNU/Linux on them:
https://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkWiki
>>ThinkPad service guides w/ tutorial videos:
https://www.lenovoservicetraining.com/
>>EPP discount for new ThinkPads:
http://pastebin.com/JVwVGVTW
>>BIOS logo booru:
http://biosimage.booru.org/

>> No.65013545

>>65013478
When does my x230 arrive cmon

>> No.65013570
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>>65013545
>he bought a x230

>> No.65013605

>>65013570
If you're too autistic to hardwarely flash a modded bios then you're probably not fit to own a ThinkPad

>> No.65013759
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65013759

Dank
Also, whichever anon said the SL series was hard to work on is a liar. This is the easiest thinkpad I've ever had to take apart for cleaning. The CPU and chipset heatsinks and fan are just under one of the panels and theyre really easy to remove.

>> No.65013768

Is the T520 any good? Anything I should know before buying?

>> No.65013823

>>65013768
Yeah, its just a slightly bigger T420, and if you read through these shitshow threads, everyone likes the T420

>> No.65013828

>soon to be p50 master race

Stay poor forever noobs

>> No.65013932

>>65013478
Are there any good Fujitsus?

>> No.65013964
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65013964

>>65013932
Lifebook S751
Basically a chinky T420
Has a dock and all that noise, they also have 12.1" options

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>>65013759
I said the SL400 was the worst ThinkPad I've worked on.
As in, its a terribad laptop.

At least you won't get the speakers cutting out like in SL510 and SL520 models.
Glad you liked that little SLut. :)

>> No.65014225

>>65013964
no its not

>> No.65014239
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65014239

>>65013478
whats this for?

>> No.65014279

>>65014239
masturbating your fingertip

>> No.65014284

>>65014239
You can type the letters G, H or B by pushing the little circle thing in the direction of the letter.

>> No.65014453

>>65013768
>>65013823

I think it's better if you buy T530, newer CPU arch and still able to use the classic keyboard with an EC patch

>> No.65014490

>>65014239
It's for giving pleasure to your loved memepad.

>> No.65014493

I prefere the windows precision enabled trackpads more than the pointing stick.

>> No.65014646

>>65013478
>paid about 180€ for a T420 about 5 months ago
>checking thinkpads in ebay today
>X230 is only 135€ free shipping, slightly better CPU than mine
i wish i wasnt poor so i could buy it too
also what are the beefier thinkpads that are still reasonably priced?

>> No.65014718

>>65014646
I run a T430 with 3920XM

You might want to look for T440p if using HD graphics is ok for you

>> No.65014766

>>65014718
yeah i was looking at T440p and it looks like a nice deal for about 230€
now i just need to stop being poor so i can buy it, but in reality i dont really need it at all

>> No.65014787

>>65014766
Then just save up for a better device?

>> No.65014817

>>65014787
i have too many computers at home, id like to manage to sell at least a few and then id be able to buy that. i have a bunch of old ones that dont even boot and i dont know what to do with them.

>> No.65015513

>>65014817
Sell it?

Maybe /r/hardwareswap?

>> No.65015924
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>>65013570
X230 here. Why would I ever use the stock UEFI trash when there's an up to date Coreboot port for my laptop and it has a fully reverse engineered EC with free EC firmware integrated into Coreboot? Why? Why would I want bullshit stacked on bullshit stacked on bullshit when I can have SeaBIOS on Coreboot?

What's a firmware lock?

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>>65014766
>recommending the xx40 series
no stop doing this. those aren't thinkpads

>> No.65016443

>random x220 I bought off ebay comes in that didn't have any pictures on the listing
>Actually is in decent shape, has the IPS display, Fingerprint reader, and 44++ battery
Pleasantly surprised.

>> No.65016682

What's up ni/g/nogs
I have a Thinkpad Yoga something or other. I didn't care much for the Thinkpad brand, but I seriously love the trackpoint. Mine actually has some drift issue sometimes when scrolling down, but in general I prefer it to the trackpad when typing. I wanted to get into using GNU plus Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, Linux, but some piece of hardware isn't compatible with Ubuntu. So what's the most modern Thinkpad with reliable Linux support that I can buy used? Realistically my budget is maybe $200-300 or so, but I wouldn't be buying within the next 2 months or so, so I'm really open to hearing about any of them.
Also, is the xx20 series's keyboards actually hot shit? I'm typing on the newer "island-style" keyboard right now, and I think that it's fine. Could be better, I guess. At least it isn't one of the newer Mac keyboards.

>> No.65016998

hi I have a librebooted x60s, running parabola. suspend to ram doesn't work - when I try to resume it just boots into grub as if I had rebooted. any anons run into a similar problem or have suggestions?

>> No.65017358

>>65013570
This image screams "I regret getting a xx20 instead of a superior modded xx30".

>> No.65017377

>>65016434
They're still pretty ok if you're not an extremist

>> No.65017483

How do you clean your thinkpad? Do you take it apart every 3-6 months and go through everything?

>> No.65017722

>>65016434
>>65017377
i just noticed the touchpad looks like it would be pretty bad when using it or even typing (probably touch it accidentally)

>> No.65017855

how secure are the fingerprints scanners for authentication? can it protect life critical data or is it just a meme and I should not rely on it?

>> No.65017857

https://item.mercari.com/gl/m15930606272/

Is this a good deal?

T440s, 14",I5,GT730m, 12gb ram,256gb SSD

>> No.65018164

Is the x220 keyboard the same as the t420 keyboard? If so can I do an x220 keyboard swap into a T430 (note T430 not T420) provided I also find a replacement T420 palmrest? Are the same issues with missing non functioning keys there?

>> No.65018194

>>65017377
>>65017722
There was a big backlash from the thinkpad community over the decisions for the xx40 series. They even thought integrating the touchpad buttons into the trackpad itself was a good idea. I think it was also the first model to solder the ram in. They sheepishly changed back to an older design in their next generation but they really thought this direction was good. It even made it into the x1 Carbon 2nd gen.

>> No.65018202

>>65017855
>life critical data
So the $100 bucks worth of crypto Pajeet my son?

>> No.65018454

>>65018202
more like all my fiction writings on the horrors of the beta uprising and all the underage anime tiddies.
Jokes aside, is there any info on this topic. I use a Yubikey for 2FAuth on my computer and I would like to get rid of this hassle

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65018492

waiting for my p50 to come in the mail, anyone here on a p series? How is it? Anything to upgrade immediately besides RAM?

>> No.65018573

Is a X1 Carbon worth the price?

>> No.65018612

>>65017855
Thinkpads have incredibly easy to assess hard drives and any usb port is vulnerable, the fuck is a fingerprint reader gonna do?

>> No.65018635

>>65018492
how much did you pay for it?
I can get one for $500, but it might end up just gathering dust like my w700ds.

>> No.65018640

>>65018573
>how long is a peace of string
depends which generation and how much

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65018662

>>65013478
fuck thinkpads
stupid meme

latitude e6410 is the machine

>> No.65018672

>>65017722
disable touch pad with something like

xinput -set-prop "AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint Stick" "Device Enabled" 0

that on a dell latitude e6410 .. will be similar on thinkpad 'xset'

put in startup

>> No.65018677

>>65018672
i meant .. disable the little touch stick
if you don't use it .. dunno who does

>> No.65018715

>>65016682
T440p
xx20 keyboard's layout is much better but the overall feel is not that much different at least for me

>> No.65018780

>>65018640
I'd like the 6th gen, for 2300 bucks
I hope it will work for +10 years

>> No.65018886

>>65018780
wait a year and you can pick it up for half this

>> No.65019021

>>65018886
and what about 5th gen?

>> No.65019232

fαms, I've got a T420.
attempting to fhd my shit up
>FHD kit arrived (bought from ebay)
>awaiting for AUO B140HAN01.3 (genuine, supposedely with lenovo FRU)
once it arrives, I'll post how it went along with my impressions

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65019430

>>65013478
Hello /TPG/!

>>65018662
Can it be Librebooted?

>>65019232
Sounds fun! Can't wait to see your Meme Machine!

>> No.65019542

>>65019430
x200/x201 sans trackpad series is comfiest ThinkPad
you can literally carry it to bed open onehanded with a mug of cocoa in the other

>> No.65019572

Reccomend me an image viewer which works well with the trackpoint?

>> No.65019597

>>65013478
Anyone know any Thinkpads that go for next to nothing? Wanted a machine to mess around with FreeDOS on, searching for 'Thinkpad' on eBay seems to general and I always end up having to sift through hundreds of actual dumpster fodder.

>> No.65019604

>>65015924
How did you manage to run Coreboot with UEFI? Is there any payload or something like that? I am new to Coreboot, so I might not know about this.

>> No.65019638

>>65018164
x230 here, I replaced X230's keyboard and palmrest with X220's, and it works very well. No issues at all, you just need to do some tricks before that, and you're all set.

Read this: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Install_Classic_Keyboard_on_xx30_Series_ThinkPads

>> No.65019690

>>65019638
Thanks. But I am going to purchase a T430, not an x230. I have an x220 keyboard.

>> No.65019942

>watch a thinkpad while its still at $20-50 on ebay
>days pass and the price jumps to $400
why

>> No.65020139

>>65019942
>watching 1 year old x270
>fall asleep
>price never moved and sold for $300
regret is suffering

>> No.65020425

>>65019597
Country? Budget?

>> No.65020428

>>65019572
what do you mean? Image viewers let you go back and forward with arrow keys
I use irfranview

>> No.65020435

>>65013570
As if flashing a BIOS with a Raspi is difficult in the slightest.

>> No.65020436

>>65019942
bids?
never trust bids

>> No.65020438

>>65019690
Read the fucking page

>> No.65020451

Looking for a small portable laptop that I can use for uni work. Basically coding (python/c++/matlab) and usual word processing. Unsure of what OS I'm putting on it yet.
I've got a £200 grant I can put toward it, able to foot the difference though if there's something much better for a small increase.
Looking at the OP I'm thinking a x220 or x230. I've used shite keyboards for most my life, so the x230 keyboard isn't a huge turnoff.
I'm busy at the moment, so I want something that works as much as possible out of the box, but it would be nice if I can tinker with it further down the line. Have I got the right idea or am I barking up the wrong tree?

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>>65013478
>be me
>don't own a thinkpad
>lurk these threads just for laughs
>go on ebay
>see T430 for 20€
>bid just for laughs
>someone outbids me
>start bidding
>no one else bids
>got t430 for 95 €
I'm scared.

>> No.65020489

>>65020438
>called out on your non answer coz you didn't read my question
>HURR DURR DYOR don't ask thinkpad related questions in a thinkpad related general
kys retard

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>>65020451
buy x220 and spend rest on weed

>> No.65020547

>>65020425
Sorry, fell asleep.

U.K., £50 - £80? I'd gladly purchase an older machine that can actually run DOS natively but reasonably priced, well maintained older Thinkpads are fast becoming rarer than reasonably priced secondhand Apple products.

I know it's a bit silly to want a Thinkpad for this application but I already own three other Thinkpads for various use cases so why not.

>> No.65020582

>>65020489
The answers are in the page. You'll never change that keyboard.

>> No.65020608

>>65020528
x230 is better though

>> No.65020610

>>65020547

Heres a few:

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/IBM-THINKPAD-I-SERIES-1300-1171-LAPTOP/222839366724?epid=24012310579&hash=item33e242e444:g:SZwAAOSw0exaSTEB

https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/IBM-Thinkpad-X40-Centrino-1-4-Ghz-40GB-HDD-512MB-RAM/323017122479?hash=item4b355222af:g:D7sAAOSwgkxZ2zt8


More here vvv
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Laptops-Netbooks/175672/i.html?_from=R40&_dcat=177&Brand=IBM&LH_BIN=1&_nkw=thinkpad&_sop=15

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is it possible to move my cpu, ram sticks, battery, hard drive, and keyboard from a T420 to a X220 shell?
i want to transition my T420 into a smol X220 senpai

>> No.65020633

>>65020610
kek I'm going to outbid that anon just for giggles

>> No.65020667

>>65020633
The t42?

>> No.65020669

>>65020632
yes to all except cpu and battery afaik

>> No.65020672

>>65020633
You cheeky bastard.

>> No.65020679

>>65020632
The work required to even attempt that would be extensive, and very likely impossible, the T420 PCB is way too big to fit in an X220.

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Does anyone here think the P50 is worth getting?

If not, why?

>> No.65020714

>>65020669
why not the cpu (mine is i5 2520M) these pages say x220 comes with i5 2520M

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd015812

>> No.65020733

>>65020679
sorry i meant a x220 shell with its original motherboard

>> No.65020734
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65020734

I just replaced the keyboard of my x240 but the cursor doesn't show up anymore
I tried reinstalling the driver and reconnecting ribbon bands but still nothing
am I fucked?
what do?

>> No.65020737

>>65020451
how much extra can you pay i'm in the uk and have a x1 yoga on ebay desu

>> No.65020833

>>65020714
I thought x series had cpu soldered in, instead of socketed like t series

>> No.65020838

I have a desire to buy a refurbished x1 (2nd gen) used by some company that I've seen.
I'd mostly buy It for the superior portability to my elitebook (I think it's 8640p) but would significantly newer too.

What do y'all think of that model?

>> No.65020888

>>65020838
2nd gen x1 has that horrible keyboard and touchpad/integrated buttons that people hated from the xx40 series

>> No.65020928

>>65019690
T420's keyboard is the same as X220's, brainlet. Next time time learn how to read articles.

>> No.65020939

>>65020714
cpu is soldered in, if you want to replace the CPU in an x-series you need to replace the motherboard

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>>65020928
Thats not the issue you mouth breather. I'm essentially wanting to do the x220 to x230 keyboard swap except from x220 to t430. These mods may or may not work 100% and may require palmrest, in this case palmrest from t420. Can you faggots even read or is this a troll. Pic related is you.

>> No.65020997

How viable is X61 or X200 for daily usage and programming? Already have T420

>> No.65021040
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>>65013570
Does this not apply to the T530?
Cause I bought a chink 6cell for it and it didn't give me any bios errors

>> No.65021068

>>65020997
Shit CPU, shit CCFL screen and low ram capacity.
Be content with your t420 and stop being a consumerist whore

>> No.65021073

Hey I got a T440 and just finished a fresh win10 install. Should I download Lenovo drivers and stuff or does win10 already install everything it needs?

>> No.65021337

>>65013478
Fuck you chinkpad niggers, i'm on my way to get an elitebook 8460p, its the superior choice

>> No.65021350

>>65021337
niehter is the superior choice. we are all just poorfag digisexuals

>> No.65021486

Anybody knows the dimensions of the X20/X21/X30/X40/X41 barrel plug?
Service manual only shows the voltage and polarity and I'm trying to fix a charger with damaged connector

>> No.65021522

I've got an T420, I want to get some old junk-tier IBM Thinkpad for memes and librebooting, something along the lines of X60 or T60. Could I charge it with the charger from my T420?

>> No.65021547

>>65020706
last gen cpu with a last gen (maxwell based) quadro

the money is better spent on a clevo from hidevolution if you need that much power

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>>65021337
Good for you

>> No.65021552

Any experience with the thinkpad yogas?
I was thinking of getting the new x380 yoga instead of a surface pro or a yoga 520

>> No.65021587

>>65021552
there are better alternatives for the same price
next question

>> No.65021611

>>65021587
Such as?
It's only €1150 for the base model and I'd upgrade the RAM to 16gb anyway and a bigger SSD

What has the same specs (8th gen core), a stylus that's actually good (4096/tilt) and is 12 or 13"

>> No.65021625

>>65019430
i have only just noticed the magnetic letters in the background.

>> No.65021695

>>65019430
React OS?

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Anyone have any custom BIOS logo images? I'm having a fairly hard time making anything that looks decent (without the classic Lenovo or Thinkpad) black and white logo that would be under 30kb.

>> No.65021772

>>65021745
>hur i cant read

>> No.65021773
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Most professionals tend to use Macbooks, just saying.

>> No.65021811

>>65021773
Who cares about professionals, we're all neets.

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>>65021773
>SpaceX
>Professional
The only thing Elon's professional at is tricking the gov into giving him more NEET bux for launching trash into space.

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I just received this package, what could it be?

>> No.65022102

>>65022032
p50?

>> No.65022136
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65022136

I have a Thinkpad 25, and it should be essentially a T470.

Would I be able to upgrade my 1080 screen with the 4K option they have for the T470?

or would I risk just fucking everything up?

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>>65021773
Then why Thinkpads are literally the only laptops allowed on the ISS?

>> No.65022203

>>65018635
How da fuck did you get a p50 for $500

>>65018492
Good laptop, ram and ssd are a nice, must have upgrade.

>> No.65022271

>>65022203
probably stolen

>> No.65022429

>>65021773
I'd rather eat my own poop, to be honest.

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>>65022102
nope

>> No.65022650

I want a T60 to put snow leopard on so badly

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65022739

Should i get it?

>> No.65022764

>>65022739
bid

>> No.65022797

>>65022739
Gixen it. I'd probably snipe it at no higher then $650 C

>>65022271
I'd buy one.

>> No.65022897

Can someone redpill me on the Think Pad in general? Why is it /ourMachine/?

>> No.65023059

>>65022797

Same. If there's no computrace and Lenovo clears the warranty, it's fair game to me.


>>65022897

meme circlejerk

probably also because the R&D is in Japan

>> No.65023077

>>65022897
it's not. Lenovo has paid shills on this board. Just ignore them and buy a MacBook like a grown men

>> No.65023114

>>65022764
>>65022797
Thanks guys, ill bid

>> No.65023183

i'm going away and would like a case for my x230. any recommendations?

seems like a 12.5" case would be too big, but something for a macbook too small. was considering this
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silver-Memory-Foam-Laptop-Case-for-Lenovo-ThinkPad-X220-X220i-IdeaPad-U260/142061104696?epid=1378599593&hash=item2113806e38:g:mqUAAOSwa3BZ~5w6

>> No.65023270

Are SSHDs any goo?

>> No.65023297

>>65023077
>shills
Yeah, because Lenovo stands to profit from resale on eBay.

>> No.65023321

>>65023270
if you need for boot drive, just buy a good MLC small ssd then a large normal HDD for mass storage


SSHDs not worth it

>> No.65023814

>>65018612
fingerprint is a convenient but usually less secure way to unlock tpm and decrypt bitlocker. enough for niggerproofing but not against anyone serious about getting your data.

>> No.65023829

>>65023270
Not with how cheap 500gb ssds are

>> No.65023889
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>>65023829
>cheap 500gb ssds

>> No.65023899

>>65021773
Professional programmers, yes.
Businessmen and office dwellers on the other hand use a lot of ThinkPads/business line laptops.
Also a ton of admin people use ThinkPads instead of MacBooks mainly for the (ethernet) ports.

>> No.65023954

>W520 i7 2860qm, 32gb Ram, 500 >gb HDD, NVIDIA Quadro 2000m, >FHD screen with calibration device.
How much should I sell this for on eBay?

>> No.65023999

>>65023954
here is pricing guide from sauceyjames: https://dankpads.com/


On another note, I just got scammed by buying a battery on ebay.

Seller sent a used battery (used 2013) in a new box (dated 2017)


>Ebay link to scammer: https://www.ebay.com/usr/jedcomp1?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
>Jonathan E Dias
>4 Industrial Park Dr
>Unit 33
>Pelham NH 03076-2163

>Original ship address

>JD's Custom Computer, INC
>20 Balcom Rd
>Pelham NH 03076-2701

>> No.65024062

>>65023999
Not for w520s it seems

>> No.65024197
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65024197

for anyone having issues with their x220/t420 keyboard flexing, i have a fix for you.
take out the keyboard and bend it inwards longitudinally. (hotdog style)
dont do it too strongly because the keyboard is fairly malleable.

>> No.65024301

>>65024197
The issue I have with my T430 classic keyboard swap is that the left hand side seems a bit loose and there is a very small gap between the bottom of the keyboard and the chassis. You can feel when typing that the keyboard "bottoms out" by hitting the chassis.

Haven't figured out a fix yet. Tried to increase the thickness by electrical tape but can't seem to get the right amount of layers (either too thick or too thin).


>>65024062

I'd say put around 500 and let people make offer?

If you don't want to pay the ebay rape fees, try /r/hardwareswap or /r/thinkpadsforsale (additionaly they have a discord channel for you to advertise in)

>> No.65024336

>>65024301
>You can feel when typing that the keyboard "bottoms out" by hitting the chassis.
iktf anon, this shit drove me nuts. bent the keyboard a little, the issue has been completely fixed.

>> No.65024373

>>65024336
You bent the keyboard as described in post >>65024197 ?

>> No.65024383

>>65024373
yes i'm the same person

>> No.65024414

>>65024383
I'll try the bending fix.

I'm also thinking of using soft packaging foam to cushion the keyboard. Not sure if this will work that well.

>> No.65024625
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>>65019604
The Lenovo boot firmware on the X230 consists of a traditional "legacy" type BIOS that gets loaded first to bring up some low level hardware and drivers, then the EFI (which is built to the UEFI standards) is loaded on top. UEFI is just a specification for EFIs, and you can have a standalone EFI like on phones or Apple Macs, but there's no backwards compatibility. Apple Macs are an exception in that the standalone EFI has built in BIOS emulation that can run on top of the EFI to boot MBR disks for dual booting with Windows.

Now on my X230, I stripped out all of the stock Lenovo BIOS/EFI and replaced it with Coreboot (which runs first). Coreboot is very basic boot firmware that just brings up hardware and some drivers, then executes a payload. The payload can be anything you want, from a traditional type BIOS (SeaBIOS) to a bootloader (GRUB) or even an EFI implementation (Tiano Core). I like SeaBIOS because it just searches for a disk and boots it. GRUB is a possibility (Libreboot uses it as a payload) but I like to keep the bootloaders on the disks themselves and not on the boot ROM. Tiano Core provides some cool EFI features like GPT and large boot disk support, an interactive shell, and other things, though I'm not sure if it's built to UEFI specifications or not. All of these payloads will also boot Windows 7 without issue.

>> No.65024626

>>65024414
try and let us know anon. hope it works for you too

>> No.65024833

As a pleb who has only ever used desktops and is looking to get his first laptop, how good is the pointing stick thing actually? or is it just another circlejerk, I may be retarded but genuine question

>> No.65024891

Hey /tpg/
While looking at the lid of my T420, I noticed that I was missing the part that's supposed to be on top of the LEDs (sleep and battery indicators I believe), I basically have bare lights.
Does anyone know what this part is called and where I could find it?

>> No.65024901

I never expected Marvell chip to be so small, and yet I attempted to do SATA mod on my X41t that just arrived (with help of some guy who did soldering with regular sized soldering iron on mobo). Most surprising that It didn't die until some weird manipulations with USB - I think I accidentally made some short circuit, but I don't really know. Oh well.

Don't attempt SATA mod unless you or your friend is very experienced in SMD level of soldering precision and have proper instruments such as small soldering iron for SMD components. And I out to order new mobo and IDE to SATA converter.

>> No.65024909

>>65024833
Takes getting used to but is better / faster than a trackpad once you get the hang of it

>> No.65024911

Well OP.....
I bought TP E480 and I love it.

>> No.65024950

>>65024911
Well you just bought some regular pseudo-business laptop with only pro to it being somewhat better keyboard, gratz.

>> No.65024977

>>65021695
Themeing

>> No.65024997

>>65020451
linux mint will work out of the box.

>> No.65025044

>>65024891
Disregard that, I suck cock.

It seems like it's being called a "status indicator plate", however it doesn't have a part number and seems rather difficult to find.

Thank anyway for the help /tpg/!

>> No.65025065

>>65025044
Is part of the lid. Try buy a really beaten up lid from ebay and just take the status indicator plate.

>> No.65025192

>>65022136
God i wish i could have that backlit old style keyboard, i think you might be able to do it , never messed with T470's though, if the connectors are the same then i think you could do it

>> No.65025215

>>65022136
There is no 4K option for T470. There are no ThinkPad notebooks with 4K options.
Some models such as X1C and T470s have WQHD option which isn't suitable for T470/T25 as well.

The problem is bandwidth. T470 has only 2 eDP lanes while all WQHD panels require 4 lanes. Nobody tried to install WQHD screen in T470.

>> No.65025250

I've noticed my T420 getting pretty hot under load recently. The fan's blowing, but the laptop itself heats up pretty bad if I watch stuff like streaming video or whatever.

Should I look into reapplying the thermal paste?

>> No.65025297

>>65025215
P5x/P7x support up to 4K with the right edp cable


>>65025250

Yes

>> No.65025338

>>65025215
I got X1C with 1440p (employer-issued) - I feel like for the regular work (code mashing and associated tasks) it doesn't give me noteworthy advantage over 1080p. There's only so much visual info you can fit on 14" screen no matter how fine the resolution.

>> No.65025340

is P51s decent?
I can get one cheap through my job but reviews online arent great. I need a laptop with a OK graphics card for 3D work when I'm traveling.

>> No.65025564
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65025564

Just bought this thing for next to nothing. Dell latitude e5500. Anyone here upgrade the processors on this one ? Other upgrades or mods that worth something ?

>> No.65025700

>>65024301
I’ll try that, thanks.

>> No.65025853

Bought a new trackpoint cap for my T420. When compared to the old one it's 1mm lower. This results in a really stiff and uncomfortable feel. Where can i buy a taller one?

>> No.65025902

>>65023999
i saw your post on reddit, thanks for trying to help the community. fuck those cucks calling you out for posting info

>> No.65026037

>>65025340
Better get a baseline P51 if you're going to do that.

>> No.65026054

Stupid nigger questions.
I've got T430 and I want to increase RAM capacity, which is (SO)DIMM DDR3 1600.
I see offers with similar price for DDR3 and DDR3L.
- Does it support DDR3L?
- Is there any reason to go with lower voltage?
- I don't think it is an issue, what is on next ram socket. Whether DDR3 or L version?

>> No.65026080

>>65025902
Yea, I really feel that "witch hunting" and personal information posting should be allowed in scam cases. If the person is trash enough to scam other people through sales, they deserve to get exposed


I'm going to post the info again to be sure


Seller sent a used battery (used 2013) in a new box (dated 2017), this is what Lenovo vantage has to say about the battery: https://i.imgur.com/M2NqUED.png


>Ebay link to scammer: https://www.ebay.com/usr/jedcomp1?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
>Jonathan E Dias
>4 Industrial Park Dr
>Unit 33
>Pelham NH 03076-2163

>Original ship address

>JD's Custom Computer, INC
>20 Balcom Rd
>Pelham NH 03076-2701

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>>65026054
T430 support DDR3/L up to 2133MHz natively


https://www.3dmark.com/compare/sd/5008267/sd/5021040

>> No.65026179

>>65026137
Impressive. Though capacity is all I need though as I hate seeing compiling being pushed to swap suddenly at 4GB.

>> No.65026214

>>65024197
my t420s keyboard only flexes a tiny amount, also no movement on my x201s in case this info helps

>> No.65026241
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65026241

My backlight blew a fuse so I soldered a wire over it. It works most of the time, but when it doesn't I shake my thinkpad like I'm trying to cause SIDS.

>> No.65026254

>>65025044
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LENOVO-Clear-Plate-T420-T420s-T430s-T410s-T400s-T430-x201-Bezel-Sticker/263529225028 this what you're trying to find?

>> No.65026276

>>65026241
Nice work but do you know why it blew a fuse?

>> No.65026282

>>65026179


Max is 16, I'm running a 3920XM though

>> No.65026297

>>65026276
I probably touched something with my cheeto dust fingers

>> No.65026328

>>65026297
seems highly likely

>> No.65026359

I just put new DDR3 in my T400 and lshw is telling me its DDR2. Is this normal?

>> No.65026397

>>65019542
Too much truth there, the little grip in the top of the display makes grabbing and taking around so easy. A shame 3/4ths the weight of the thing is the battery! ;(

>>65021695
Nope, just a theme as >>65024977 said.

>> No.65026407

>>65019430
>thinkpad users are mentally ill trannies
Explains a lot desu

>> No.65026409

>>65014239
>Doesn't know about clit mouse
kek

>> No.65026419

>>65026407
That's my girlfriend.

>> No.65026430

>>65026419
baka desu senpai

>> No.65026431

>>65026407
>being this new
electrocute yourself

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>>65026419
>girl
>>65026431
>being this much of a faggot
I think electrocution would be better suited to you, it might cure you

>> No.65026458

>t430
>buyed as refurbished
>the battery is weak and hold up to 30 minutes
- Is there anything I can do about battery?
- What brands should I avoid / buy from, when I am looking for replacements?

>> No.65026480

>>65026137
How does that work, 2133 is xmp tier speeds, custom bios ?

>> No.65026482

>>65026458
From ebay is fine. Make sure you check the new batteries using lenovo vantage (w10 uwp app) or the equivalent W7 app


Avoid this ebay seller because I got scammed from him


>Ebay link to scammer: https://www.ebay.com/usr/jedcomp1?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
>Jonathan E Dias
>4 Industrial Park Dr
>Unit 33
>Pelham NH 03076-2163

>Original ship address

>JD's Custom Computer, INC
>20 Balcom Rd
>Pelham NH 03076-2701

>> No.65026491

>>65026430
What?

>>65026444
Believe what you want~

>> No.65026497

>>65026480
On stock latest bios, haven't bothered to unlock the BIOS yet. My CPU is a Quad i7 3920XM though.

>> No.65026506

>>65026491
I was trying to make fun of the first line of stupid abbreviations on your fridge by copying it literally and then 4chan made fun of me by apparently making me say 'I'm an idiot' in Japanese....

>> No.65026572

>>65026506
LOL, yeah I wish they didn't filter that still... :T

>> No.65026580

Where is the CMOS battery on the W520?

>> No.65026588

>>65026506
>>65026572


What filter?

>> No.65026615

/g/ please help poor autistic anon
i am trying to find Thinkpad W701ds for sale and i just cant find any..

>> No.65026617

>>65026588
can't you read? or is this bad bait?

>> No.65026626

>>65026617
let me try that

baka desu senpai

>> No.65026655

Where's a good place to buy an IPS screen for the x220
I've heard eBay sellers often send an incorrect, "compatible" screen model

>> No.65026666

>>65026655
Just confirm with them beforehand that they send you the exact model, might take a couple of tries to find the right seller though.

>> No.65026680

>>65026655
if "compatible" make sure you buy from a listing that has the exact screen model you find (crosscheck with panelook). Take pictures of the listing (of your screen, also showing the date you buy it) so the seller can't wiggle their way out of dispute ltaer.

That way if you get a non-matching model or different revision, you can open a case on ebay for not as described

>> No.65026682

>>65026655
thinking-world is a good seller but dunno if he has that specific screen

>> No.65026694

How do i get the cpu heatsink off my t42 motherboard if the screws are stripped

>> No.65026702

>>65026694
drill the screws out

>> No.65026772

>>65025564
i did as cpu upgrade on my old inspiron easily desu you can probably find a used cpu cheap on ebay

>> No.65026781

testing

s͋̓mͬͭ̎h t̎ͩbͫ̄̌͌h ̓ͧ̃faͯ̃m͊̓

>> No.65026798

There's a chat for ThinkPad owners

>>Join both chat below
>>TPG chat: https://discord.gg/SnMqrjE
>>TPG /r/ chat: https://discordapp.com/invite/mGWNsaN

>> No.65026844

>>65026798
Why, there's already an r/ThinkPad discord which is basically 90% tpg anyway. Most tpg users also follow the plebbit sub.

>> No.65027100

>>65026844

the 2nd link is /r/thinkpad discord lol

1st link is the TPG one made by sauceyjames

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>>65014284

>> No.65027323

>>65025564
No not really. Get the 12cell battery with a battery dock and get on with your life.

>> No.65027473

>>65024625
Is the process to coreboot the x230 the same as for the x220 in that you need a hardware programmer? I tried to do it on the x220 but gave up because I couldn't ever successfully attach the clip.

>> No.65027747

Thinking about getting a cheap first gen X1 on ebay now that it's overflowing with workplace castoffs. Good idea? Anything bad about the X1 I should be warned about?

I love older thinkpads, but I type much better on the new chiclet keyboards and I'm more productive on a decent sized screen.

>> No.65027828

>>65027747
bad 1600x900


get carbon gen 3, but is limited to 8gb ram soldered

>> No.65027931

>>65020939
Read the page, kid.

>> No.65028108

>>65020939
you can do bga replacement though

https://forum.51nb.com/thread-1602437-1-1.html

>> No.65028147

t450 on ebay on auction at $33, should i go for it?

>> No.65028150

>>65028108
>BGA replacement
but I'm not a cantonese hardware alchemist with 300 confirmed skills

>> No.65028179
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65028179

>>65013478
Hey, I'm trying to help my friend buy a laptop and I think an E475 with upgraded specs (3.3ghz cpu, amd radeon r5 gpu, ssd, 16gb ram) will be great. He's concerned about whether or not it will play Fortnite, do you guys have any idea how it runs? It doesn't need to be 4K at 300FPS.

Redpill me on the E475.

>> No.65028232

>>65028147
why not?

>> No.65028241

>>65028179
>E-series
No.
also >>>/v/

>> No.65028317

>>65028241
He has around $600 to spend, what would you recommend?

>> No.65028333

>>65028317
Save up money for a better laptop

>> No.65028675

I'm on the fence about stickers. I want to preserve the thinkpad aesthetic, but I also want to broadcast my autism. Where does /g/ stand on stickers?

>> No.65028742

>>65021040
That entire picture is wrong

>> No.65028896

>>65021040
some chinese batteries have actually circumvented this protection :|

>> No.65029052

my dudes,

I'm running a T420s on Debian 9. Would it be worth installing proprietary intel microcode to improve battery life?

>> No.65029155

>>65027828
Fuck it, just ordered an X300. The old keyboards get the job done but I wish they had put page up and page down by the cursor keys from the beginning. And CTRL should be at the very corner, not Fn, but oh well. On those notes, two things:

First, why does everyone praise the old keyboards so much? They feel like basically any old laptop keyboard to me whereas the new chiclet ones are the most satisfying keyboards I've typed on, even if there's a small hit to efficiency. The tactile feedback is invigorating and makes me want to type just to type; it's definitely worse for word processing, but I think I actually write code a little faster on it.

Second, I'm not the only one compulsively hoarding thinkpads, am I? I see a good price or stellar condition on a model I don't have, and I just can't stop myself. I always rationalize it that I'll do something with all of them some day, but around half have never seen any real use.

>> No.65029187

>>65028675
I don't like them. I like the clean look without them.

>> No.65029243

>>65029052
wifi firmware?

>> No.65029247

>>65021773
Only if your employer wastes the money on it.

>> No.65029266

>>65029243
no, CPU microcode

>> No.65029437

>>65029052
doesn't fucking matter. your computer is already hardware botnet anyways

>> No.65029493

>>65029437
I'm fully aware. I just want to know if there is any battery life benefit to using the proprietary binaries. I have a librebooted T60 for non-business usage where my privacy matters.

>> No.65029657

>>65028179
>thinkpad
>gaming
no, why would you think this is a good idea?

>> No.65029674
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>>65029052
>running hardware on software
don't you mean you are running Debian on a T420s?

>> No.65029718

>>65029155
>Second, I'm not the only one compulsively hoarding thinkpads, am I?
Nah I do this too. I actually have a wishlist of thinkpads I want to own.
>t430
>x230 with x220 kb swap
>xx00 or xx01 probably x301 or x201
>x61 or x62 frankenpad
>transnote
>w700ds
>p50
>one of the newest x series or anniversary
How autistic is this?

>> No.65029732

>>65029718
if you own them, you own them. there is nothing "autistic" about it. also, no one gives a fuck

>> No.65029746

>>65029732
kys retard

>> No.65029802

Anyone have working coupon codes for the T480? Not going to spend $1200 on a chinese laptop.

>> No.65029887
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65029887

How good did I do?

>> No.65029927
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65029927

I am looking at a cheap T440s with a locked bios.
Here is a picture of the boot screen.
This means I can still install Windows from a USB without removing the bios lock, right?

>> No.65029952

What's the expected battery life on an X220 running Linux, both with a genuine 6 cell vs 9 cell?

>> No.65030081

>>65029266
unless it reduces voltage significantly i don't see how it would increase battery life

>> No.65030125

>>65029927
>locked BIOS
nope.avi in general, but I believe you can F12 and choose a different boot option (USB) and install/reinstall your OS.

You should kill yourself for installing Windows though.

>> No.65030194

>>65029927
no solution to unlock a passworded bios for x40 nd up, unless you want to send it to this person: https://www.allservice.ro/forum/viewtopic.php?p=11382

>> No.65030416

Just got a t440s. Not bad but the batteries are a bit worn on it. Is there a specific seller for 68+ batteries that I should look at? Or anything in general I should know?

>> No.65030471

so its about 100F in my room and my T420s keeps on overheating. what do? i punched it and completely fucked it maybe 3 years ago or so, so its plugged into a screen. anyway is it bad to have it on its side with a fan on full bore blowing at its underside? its not resting on the exhaust vents on the side or anything but im tired of seeing my temps go from a nice 61-64C jumpin all the way up to fuckin 95C then boom power off

advice anyone?

>> No.65030517

>>65030471
>T420s
>s
this was your first mistake
check in the BIOS if that overclocking thing is on. Its what was making my x220 run hot af. After I turned it off it stayed cool

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>>65030471
pic related

also if anyone knows where i can find all the parts for the laptop case on a t420s would appreciate a link or somethin, battery hasnt worked for so fuckin long i forget laptops are even portable devices

>> No.65030540

>>65030471
>>65030529
oh yeah i also found this option somewhere on the thinkpad bloody ages ago to limit CPU usage, put it down to like 66% because of the hot weather, anyone know where the fuck that is? cant find it for the life of me

>> No.65030576
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65030576

I just got another T420s, first one without issues, but this one keeps the SSD busy before the Windows animation, for like 30 seconds, then it loads normally. Should I be worried? the screen also turns off for a second when you plug and unplug the cable. The guy who sell these offers a short warranty, btw.

I installed Debian right away in mine, so I don't know if this is a Windows thing.

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65030724

>>65020454
he fell for it :Dd

>> No.65030831

>>65030471
You need to repaste

>>65030517
What overclocking setting?


>>65030416

There is one seller on ebay I know that you should avoid.

He sent a used battery (used 2013) in a new box (dated 2017), this is what Lenovo vantage has to say about the battery: https://i.imgur.com/M2NqUED.png


>Ebay link to scammer: https://www.ebay.com/usr/jedcomp1?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
>Jonathan E Dias
>4 Industrial Park Dr
>Unit 33
>Pelham NH 03076-2163

>Original ship address

>JD's Custom Computer, INC
>20 Balcom Rd
>Pelham NH 03076-2701

>> No.65030868
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>>65030831
how many times are you going to post this you absolute cuck

>> No.65031032

>>65030416
https://www.ebay.com/itm/202099599411
This looks to be genuine and from an OK seller.
If you wait until 8 am pacific time tomorrow, you can get 20% off with eBay code PSPRING20

>> No.65031048

>>65030868

xD

I guess I'm still salty about being scammed for it

>> No.65031049

News on the T480? Will they glue the battery and solder the RAM like they did on the X280?

>> No.65031076

>>65031049
T480non-S have RAM slots, battery removable I think

>> No.65031178

>>65031049
wait do those chinks also glue components on now. Since when did they become a McFag company?

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>>65026254
Not exactly, the one on the opposite side.

>>65025065
Probably not worth it tbqhwytpg. I wouldn't have minded paying a couple of bucks for one, but it doesn't bother me so much as to buy a whole lid just for the plate.

>> No.65031204

>>65031183
Ah, that's a shame.

Maybe if you have the spare time, try to contact a seller with high reputation who mainly sells Thinkpad stuff and ask if they have that specific part.

Might be worth a shot

>> No.65031249

>>65031204
Yeah, will do. I mean, it can't be that rare of a part.
Actually, I might be able to salvage one from a dead t400 I have somewhere, could probably cut it somehow to make it fit.

>> No.65031260

I put a 9cell battery that came with the W530 into my T410 and now it won't turn on anymore. It doesn't even work with the original battery anymore. It starts when I plug in the AC though. Did I goofed?

>> No.65031292

>>65031260
Maybe blown a fuse on the motherboard

>> No.65031417

>>65030125
>>65030194
Thanks for the information, bios lock is more of a problem than I realized. Even $70 is too much to waste on a bios locked T440s.

>> No.65031433

>>65031178
They started this year, they have even removed the ethernet port on the X280. It seems like the X series is now a smaller version of the X1 Carbon

>> No.65031498

>>65031433
>no ethernet port
wat
Why would they do they?

>> No.65031539

Just got myself T430s and thinking about screen upgrade. Is WQHD really worth it? Personally i'm more concerned about battery life. Is there anyone here who moved from FHD to WQHD?

>> No.65031710

Does the ThinkPad X200 hold up today? I'm looking for something I can carry with me to my girlfriend's place. Nothing crazy, just watch videos and learn stuff.

If not, any better suggestions?

>> No.65032639

Which battery should I buy for my t530?
any chink recommended one?

>> No.65032725
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>>65030724

>> No.65032838

>>65020454
You have a great Thinkpad though. If you leave it stock it will perform fine, or you could go crazy and install the 1440p screen mod or a quad core CPU.

>> No.65032955
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>>65032838
Actually, someone outbid me in the last second, same thing happened a few minutes ago, when I almost got a t440p for 154€.

>> No.65032988

>>65032955
iktf, but don't worry. You will actually get a better deal and desu the xx40 series aren't really liked here. What are your reasons for getting one? For linux and messing about?

>> No.65033010

>>65032988
>What are your reasons for getting one?
No reason at all, I was really hopping to get the t430, I bid on the t440p without thinking.

>> No.65033073

>>65032639
Oem one if you wanna replace it less frequently
Chink one if you wanna replace it more frequently
Pretty simple really

>> No.65033085

>>65033010
Keep trying buddy you'll get one for a good price in no time

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>>65033085
Should I go for the t440 or not?

>> No.65033150

>>65030724
>>65013570
>he fell for the 20 series meme
https://ticket.coreboot.org/issues/121
https://mail.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2017-June/084549.html
Enjoy your garbage tier cpu

>> No.65033155

>>65033121
T440p if you want something decent but you'll neat to swap the touchpad which is a different can of worms sometimes

>> No.65033374

Whats better for a 4GB RAM Thinkpad?
>Ubuntu MATE
>Xubuntu

>> No.65033602

starting computer science at Aalto this autumn and thinking of buying an L480, good choice ?

>> No.65033751

>>65033602
no do EE instead

>> No.65034165

>>65033602
This >>65033751
And get a proper thinkpad

>> No.65034176

>>65033374
Either is good

>> No.65034198

>>65033374
dwm from suckless :^)
st from suckless :^)
Arch or Debian :^)

>> No.65034242

Thoughts on i5-8350U vs i7-8650U?

>> No.65034260

>>65034242
>>>/lgbt/

>> No.65034618

Just got an x230, came with win10 pre-installed. Trying to install ubuntu from a usb, but it's not coming up as an option on start up. USB ports are working fine. Legacy bios mode if that helps.

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>>65034618
>x230

>> No.65034870

what is a price i should offer for this X1 carbon gen 3 i7?

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>>65034870
>U processor

>> No.65034994

>>65031260
Pull bios battery and press power button intermittently for 30 minutes


>>65031498
Thin form factor

probably also force people who need ethernet to move onto more expensive T series

>> No.65035082

>>65034925
here's your (you) dumb frogposter

>> No.65035123

>>65034242
>https://ark.intel.com/compare/124969,124968

But because of heat dissipation limit and power limit on certain U-series laptops, the difference is minimal.

Maybe the 2MB cache will help for something. Not sure exactly.

>> No.65035324

Is the fingerprint scanner a default in every regular x200?

>> No.65035407

Can you help me
I need Thinkpad with 32GB ram SO-DIMM DDR3 support (also + coreboot)
Is it W520/W530 ?

>> No.65035666

>>65034994
>cuck people who are already your loyal customers or who were considering being your loyal customers into paying more money
man isn't capitalism sweet

>> No.65035811

Just discovered there is another thinkpad series, which like the x1 carbon, doesn't inform you exactly which model you have or are bidding on. Sellers they don't themselves know, so you have to always research painstakingly either from pictures or whatever. So it could be a 1gen, or 3gen. Why was this deemed a good idea. What the fuck is wrong with naming the first x1 carbon this and the second gen, x2 carbon. The helix is another one of these shitshows. It's not a fucking honda civic where you can see from a glance if its a first gen or 7th gen.
/rant over

>> No.65036004

I start with my requirements:
Processor: 1.60- 2.30 GHz
Ram: 8gb
GPU: at least a hd4400

I think anything else is a plus.
Never used a thinkpad, so I am not even sure what it might cost me to get something similar to that.
SO...
Why am I even here?
My Laptop, my parents bought even though I objected against 3.5 years ago is now starting to fall apart. And I never wanted this to happen, always told them I needed to think.
Well, that's what most parents do who like you.

>> No.65036059

>>65036004
you should return the favour
>buy them something they will use daily
>do very poor research
>watch as it falls apart in a matter of months

>> No.65036078

>>65036059
they are mountain villagers.
Legit immigrants.
They cannot and will not understand it as a lesson, but ungratefulness.
This is not how they compute my friend.
So, instead I will just hurt them

>> No.65036290

>>65022136
>that garbage 16:9 screen
>that xbox hueg bezel
Guess they couldn't avoid fucking it up huh

>> No.65036338

>>65036078
no my friend
you are the one who has been hurt

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>> No.65036377

>>65036338
dunno, as far as I know, they were the one's who toiled away their life and body away, cleaning up some academic and white labour fart's overshat toilet's and carried about 50 ton of equipment everyday so we could eat something..........
It's not their reality and they never knew what love really meant.
For them, being able to feed their children what they couldn't eat is extreme wealth, which is poverty to the middle class.
You know?

>> No.65036391

>>65036377
also, I actually seem to have understood where the problem lies.
it is not the ac/dc socket in my laptop
it is the charger itself.
I bent around the ac/dc charger and now it works like a charm.

>> No.65036427

>>65034826
>he fell for the 20 series meme
https://ticket.coreboot.org/issues/121
https://mail.coreboot.org/pipermail/coreboot/2017-June/084549.html
Enjoy your garbage tier cpu

>> No.65036447

>>65034870
Depends on the specs
Remember you can upgrade anything except storage on X1Cs
>>65034925
>I can't answer anything seriously because I'm don't know what I'm talking about

>> No.65036468

>>65034826
>>65013570
>>65030724
>32nm
Enjoy your furnace

>> No.65036479

>>65034618
What did you format the usb with?

>> No.65036536

>>65035324
No
>>65035407
Yes, both
>>65035811
The letter plus three digit naming scheme was perfect
>>65036004
>clock frequencies as requirements
>ram as a requirement
Anyway jokes aside
Apparently you want a 40 series thinkpad, ie X240, T440, T440p or newer
Just beware you have to swap the touchpad if you want it to be usable

>> No.65036601

>>65036536
It's ok if you don't use the trackpoint

Make sure the trackpad replacement you buy is SYNAPTICS instead of ALPS (ebay dispute for not working item if you receive ALPS)

>> No.65036626

>>65036377
but that makes it all the more hurtful
they toiled and toiled and still threw money on something without research
They would also be hurt if you saved for years, and then bought them a house that was actually an elaborate scam which fell apart the first year
do you see now?

>> No.65036638

>>65028179
i can run fortnit easily on an r9 270 desu

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65036795

How do I replace the little black bezel rubber feet on the sides of my X220T?
One of them broke off and it's triggering my autism.

>> No.65037146

>>65036795
Rip it off and stick on a new one?

>> No.65037153

>>65036078
Don't hurt your parents, anon, they did what they did because they love and want what's best for you, people make mistakes and it's not their fault they act like peasants.

>> No.65037173

>>65036371
That's one handsome cat.

>> No.65037285

bought a t430 i5 for $99 including shipping. How did I do?

>> No.65037342

>>65033374
Debian desu

>> No.65037350

>>65034826
whats wrong with the t430/x230 other than the chiclet desu? they both support trannyboot

>> No.65037358

>>65037285
That's a great price. Just bought an X200 for 75, cheers mate.

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>>65037285
Fucker, you're the one who outbid me at the last second and stole my thinkpad.

>> No.65037395

>>65037350
Just the chiclet

probably also the caps lock key not illumiated if you use the 7-row mod

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>>65027473
>Is the process to coreboot the x230 the same as for the x220 in that you need a hardware programmer?
Yes, you an SPI programmer. Use a RasPi and clip.

>I tried to do it on the x220 but gave up because I couldn't ever successfully attach the clip.
Read the Coreboot guide in the link below. There are sometimes people on ebay that run a Libreboot install service. You just remove your hard disks and send them the machine in the mail and pay like $50. I did this with a T400 a few years ago before I had the tools and experience to flash it myself. They even repasted the CPU for me. You could ask some of those sellers if they'll install Coreboot and strip the IME firmware for you.

https://www.coreboot.org/Board:lenovo/x230#Flashing

>>65020454
Don't listen to the retards here. The newer ThinkPad keyboards are fine and those naysayers are brainlets that can't into Coreboot or modifying the stock BIOS. You don't even need this anyways, since on the X230 at least you get a free slot where you can put an extra wireless card or mSATA disk and there's no whitelist on that.

>>65020997
>>65031710
The old Core2 ThinkPads work fine still. Be sure to put new high capacity cells in the battery so you can get days of battery life. I did this with 3200mAh cells for vapes in my T400. Works great.

>>65022897
Cheap, plentiful, easy as pie to service, and compatible with nearly an x86 OS, even Mac OS X on many models. Lenovo also offers stock BIOS updates for years, and service manual PDFs for free with all the part numbers, and these machines often get Coreboot ported to them after that. You can run any Linux distro you want on these things, or even Windows or BSD or other stuff. They also have pretty decent cooling and battery life on the newer models. They also have a trackpoint, which is pretty nice once you get used to it.

>>65023077
I shill here for free because ThinkPads are great.

>>65023270
No.

>>65032639
Read the reviews. If in doubt, buy OEM parts.

>> No.65037481

Do I need to install tp_smapi if I already have acpi_call?

>> No.65037509

>>65037410
that's the thing. I had everything set up, including raspberry pi. But trying to connect the clip to the chip was impossible. I don't know if the grip strength was just great but it kept slipping off and scratching shit.

>> No.65037993

Y is this T60 over $300
but this T61 is $115
then there's this T530 i7 for $460

>> No.65038137

For the X200/X201 dock, if I have a second battery attached and unplug the mains, will the second battery act as a continuous backup?

Also what's a good X200 9cell? Just pluck any off of ebay and pray?

>> No.65038187

>>65037350
You mean neither support trannyboot
>>65037395
Also why are you two taking a frogposter seriously

>> No.65038209

>>65038187
x230 : https://www.coreboot.org/Board:lenovo/x230

t430: https://www.coreboot.org/Board:lenovo/t430

>> No.65038227

>>65038209
Why did you post coreboot pages?
That's not trannyboot

>> No.65038241

>>65038227
i thought coreboot and libreboot are by trannies desu?

>> No.65038324

>>65038241
They are but coreboot isn't libreboot
When people say trannyboot they mean the more autistic version, libreboot

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