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Previous thread: >>67391807

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-compatible models:
>T60 (check lcd), X60(s/t); X200(s/t. -s requires soldering), T400(s)/500; W500.

Modern models:
>X220/X230 - 12", 768p, cheap and light
>T420/T430 - 14", 900p, widely available, socketed CPU, both Coreboot-compatible (Ivy Bridge CPU support on T420); Quad Core Compatible, Old keyboard swap on *30 series
>T520/530; W520/530 - 15", 1080p, DTR, 32GB RAM on quadcore models, USB 3.0
>T440s
>T440p/540p; W540/1 - Last Thinkpads with socketed processors, easily replaceable trackpad (W541 doesn't need trackpad replacement)
>P-Series - 15'' + 17'', 4K display, up to 64GB of RAM, Xeon CPU option. Expensive.

Upgraded models:
>X210 - X200/X201, i5 8250u quadcore
>X62 - X61, i5 5250u
>T70 - T60, i7 7700 hq
IPS displays, USB 3.0, m.2 x4, mini dp, no
https://forum.51nb.com/forum.php?mod=forumdisplay&fid=117

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


>ThinkWiki - Info on ThinkPads & running GNU/Linux on them:
https://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkWiki
>BIOS logo booru:
http://biosimage.booru.org

>> No.67419194

lolis!

>> No.67419280

T450s or dell latitude e7440 please help a brother out

>> No.67419317

>>67419280
I am STILL using the e6410 but thats because it has 16:10 aspect which is the golden ratio
yours would have 1366x768 an inferior 16:9 aspect might as well get the more expensive thinkpad

>> No.67419323

I'm thinking about getting a new laptop. Can't decide between this three:

- Dell XPS 15
- Lenovo Thinktpad X1 Carbon 2018
- Lenovo Thinktpad T480 (or 480s)

Can you help me please?
For working with arch mostly.

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67419326

The 0B41088 heatsink is recommended for the T430, I own a 0B41087 that I've installed, is it worth the upgrade? CPU is a 3632QM.

>> No.67419492

>>67419095
Why the hell is so hard to find a new keyboard for my X220 in Europe? Why am I forced to import one from China?

>> No.67419543

>>67419492
I own 1 in Kraut for cheap, two Dutch ones.

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67419702

Got a T40.
What the fuck is it good for?

>> No.67419720

>>67419280
e7450

>> No.67419759

>>67419702
For nothing

>> No.67419857

Is the X1 Carbon a good Thinkpad?
I just want a really high quality and durable ultrabook.

>> No.67419978

>>67419317
both are 1920x1080!
>>67419720
what's the difference?

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>>67419702
You can try running some BSD on it and use it for CLI applications (tmux, vim, mutt, irssi, etc...).

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67420386

What the heck, every once in a while there's this clanking sound that comes from inside my T420. Like a switch going off or something. What could it be

>> No.67420431

>>67419323
What do you want to know? Pretty easy to compare the specs of thosejust looking at their website. They all can dual boot linux safely.

I tend to stay away from slimmer laptops like the t480s, x1 and xps just because they get hot. It really depends what you wanna know. What ports do you need? What screen display? Battery life? And so on.

Of those 4, I'd personally buy the t480

>> No.67420448

what's the best strategy to conserve your battery? when at home do you keep it plugged in, or charge it to 80-90%, let it drain, and charge again?

>> No.67420746

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93c1rGSGklw

>> No.67420801

>>67420431
Fucked up son. T480S dual heatpipe cooling amd T480 does not.

Cool laptops are T480 with nvidia discrete because it has proper dual heatpipe

And T480s who have dual heatpipe in all models

>> No.67420855

>>67420801
you can very easily transplant the heatpipe to the 480

>> No.67420905

>>67419095
what's this game?

>> No.67420998

>>67420905
how to various shapes of penises into ur vagene

>> No.67421132

is 250 USD a fair price for an x250?

>> No.67421436

Looking for purchase advice!

Budget: 650$
Requirements: Can handle art programs for light painting ( Krita, Photoshop, Sai ), if it could run a game like DA inquisitions that would be cool too. I'll mostly be using it to access our school's web portal though, torrent anime, code, etc.

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67421443

Hey, I have a question about X1 Carbon, 6th gen.
I'm considering buying one for work, but the one thing I worry about is heat. I work a lot from cafes, buses, trains(moving a lot) and my 4year old X240 has some serious heat issues when being pushed to the limit, not a pleasant thing on your lap for a good part of the day.

I've heard that if I get the one with i7(i7-8550U or i7-8650U) I might experience similar heat issues which in turn will cause throttling of the cpu. Which makes me think that buying one with i5(i5-8250U or i5-8350U) since it won't have the heat issues and is still good for what I do.

Anyone here has X1 with i7 (specifically 6th gen) and can comment on the heat?

>> No.67421449

>>67421436
I should also add that it needs to be able to play 1080p videos. My current laptop's never been able to do that. So. Yeah.

>> No.67421514

>>67421443
I have a a top spec (don't ask me which cpu, work bought it) X1C6 and my current project is really cpu intensive (7 docker containers, one running a POS MongoDB we're migrating away from, and webpack hot reloading all day) cpu sits at 15-40% all day and it never gets too hot for my lap. I used to have a sandy bridge E6410 and that would burn thighs in minutes, this is a whole nother world.

Bear in mind it can't sleep when running Linux (see my rant above). I'm returning mine for a 480s for this reason. ~Fuck you lenovo ~Fuck you MS, I loved this thing

>> No.67421516

>>67420386
Uh anon, I hope you have backups

>> No.67421525

>>67421516
Yeah I figured that might be it. Never actually had a drive die before

>> No.67421544

>>67421514
>Bear in mind it can't sleep when running Linux
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK

Which distro? Thats a real bummer, I can't use it if it doesn't sleep properly. That's absurd?
Fuck. I really wanted this laptop...

>> No.67421571

I have an optimus thickbad. What's the best distro for it? Something that handles nvidia well. I'm really gonna be using both graphics cards interchangeably often.

>> No.67421592

>>67421544
>>67421514
Ah this is a new thread, my rant was in the last thread. Many new laptops with soldered ram now use Si03 (Windows modern sleep) instead of the age old S3 sleep mode. This is some proprietary and undocumented mode that Linux will struggle to ever implement, so MS can wake your machine while it's sleeping to check for updates like Apple does.

This affects anything non-windows, every distro and the bsds.

Tbh this has been pissing me off so much I'm really glad someone else is mad too.

>> No.67421613

>>67421514
>>67421592
Have you tried this?
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/X1-Carbon-Gen-6-cannot-enter-deep-sleep-S3-state-aka-Suspend-to/m-p/4016317#M10682
>Please try pass `acpi.ec_no_wakeup=1` on the Linux command line.
>This acpi param is supported from v4.13, it is simple to reduce the power consumption.
>If it meets your requirement, then no need to patch DSDT which is more complex.
>Power button can wake up system.

>> No.67421727

>>67421613
I haven't tried that but I'm familiar with that thread, later on Lenovo basically say they're never going to fix this because it's not a bug (same thing they said to me after 3 phone calls). Also that patch would only reduce power consumption to 0.84W, so you would still lose at least 1/3 of your battery every 24hrs in sleep.

I have tried patching the DSDT tables as described here http://delta-xi.net/#056 and it appears to work as described but I still lose power at the same rate. Plus this fix has to be reapplied every time you update grub or the kernel.

Honesty it sucks so bad, just call Lenovo and abuse the shit out of their sales reps and then get a gen 5 or a 480s

>> No.67421777

>>67421727
Thanks my dude. You've probably saved me a lot of headache. I owe you a beer.
And I'll be sure to call them and tell them what I think about it. Cheers!

>> No.67421841

>>67421777
Glad I could help someone out, just try and pay it forward (the x1c6 is still on the ubuntu certified list) it just seems like no one cares.

New MS loves opens source my ass, same old shit.

>> No.67421925

Does anyone have a toughbook cf-19 I want to know how accurate the touch is and if it is good for drawing, if not then I'll get a x220t or x230t

>> No.67421952
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67421952

I'm seeing an brand new and sealed X1 Yoga with an i7-8550U and 512GB SSD for $700 on Craigslist.

Is this a no-go? What could the catch be?

>> No.67422065

>>67421592
So if I stay away from models with soldered memory I won't have this problem should I install a non-Windows OS?

>> No.67422072

Hey /g/,

Got a little question, I got a refurbished T440P recently and for some reason the LCD back cover seems allot more darker then the rest of the body.

It doesn't seem te be a sticker since I can't pull it off.

Does anyone know if this is right? Can post pics if necessary.

>> No.67422075

What docking station should i look for for T430?

>> No.67422117

>>67422065
I found a detailed and well written forum post stating that Si03 requires soldered ram so yes you should be okay with non soldered ram. But I don't know why this would be the case and have not verified this with real sources, do you own research before buying etc

>> No.67422123

>>67419095
Tint for Coreboot is not fun. It uses always the same seed for the PRNG.

>> No.67422607

>>67420448
Use tlp to set up battery charge thresholds.
https://linrunner.de/en/tlp/docs/tlp-linux-advanced-power-management.html

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>>67419095
t41
t420s (i7)8gb_____$100 W/ HDD Caddy
t420s (i5)8gb_____$95
w520 (i7)16gb____$75

Dat keyboard. I am a firm believer in the TracPoint. If you are the kind of degenerate that uses a touch pad you are living in sin.

Use SSD and make sure you do a proper cleaning. Full alcohol break down and thermal paste.
Use the oem Windows 7 pro License and dual boot Debian.

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67422698

I have a T440s now and very proud of it :3
I ordered the T450s Trackpad for replacement and got a docking station for free.
Furthermore i ordered a monitor and keyboard:
https://www.amazon.com/AUKEY-Mechanical-Keyboard-Anti-Ghosting-Resistant/dp/B06XKV8R9Z/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1535900948&sr=8-4&keywords=mechanical+keyboard+aukey

https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-GW2480-Monitor-Flicker-free-Speakers/dp/B072XCZSSW/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1535901024&sr=1-3&keywords=Benq+RL2455&dpID=51k9QM9NknL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

Am I awesome or not? If not, why?

>> No.67422726

So my x220 wont turn on, and when I plug the thing into the wall it doesnt charge. Or at least the leds that indicate it's charging dont come on. This is an issue with the motherboard, right? I want to double check before I order a new one.

>> No.67422775

>>67422072
Obvious answer is the original back cover was damaged and replaced as part of the refurbishment right? Difference in color could be due to age, or it being manufactured at a different facility.

>> No.67422832

Can I use my China 9cell from my x200 in my x230?
I read something about windows not detecting an authentication chip and giving you some error popup but I'm using Linux.

It's burried away so don't feel like digging it out just to test

>> No.67422860

>>67421952
it's stolen?

>> No.67422868

I love my t430 and its linniks support, thanks /tpg/ for existing

>> No.67422943

>>67422868
*ganoo/linnicks

>> No.67423276

>>67419702
ssh

>> No.67423328

>>67419095
My t420 wont boot after I took it apart and cleaned it. when I try to turb it on the light on the power button will blink green in one second intervals. I have looked everywhere for a fix to this. I even wapped out the motherboard and it still doesn't work. Also have an x60 that reaches 170 degrees f after 20 minutes of use and im afraid to use it because I don't want to fry it. any advice for either thinkpad?

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Anyone got experience with buying refurbished laptops from Newegg?

I found a
>Dell Latitude E6540 - Quad Core i7 2.7GHz (4800MQ) CPU - 8GB RAM - 256GB SSD - DVDRW - 15.6" HD Display - AMD Radeon HD 8790M Video Card

And a

>Dell Precision M4800 15.6" Laptop Workstation, Quad Core i7 4800MQ 2.7Ghz, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD Hard Drive, 1080p FHD, HDMI, AMD FirePro M5100, Webcam, Windows 10 Pro - B Grade

Both are within my budget, and they'll do what I want them to do. But they're. Refurbished.

Also will I have to worry about over-heating? The graphic cards are pretty beefy.

>> No.67423432

>>67422607
im aware of tlp but im specifcially interested if it's better to run the laptop off the AC or to keep recharging it, in terms of battery health

>> No.67423441

>>67423328
*turn *swapped. excuse my typos

>> No.67423569

>>67422943
Oh I don't use nano

>> No.67423587

Hi /tpg/, I'm interested in buying another ThinkPad. I had a T60 that lasted nearly a decade before refusing to power on a while back, overall was happy with it quality-wise and I'd like something roughly the same, just more modern. Only to be used for mobility (browsing and maybe light coding). I prefer using my desktop for anything serious so really I don't even need docking capability. I'll probably put a lightweight Linux distro on it and don't give a shit about dual booting with Windows, so I need something that doesn't have a retarded UEFI that will get in the way of that.

From what I've read, the general hierarchy of quality seems to be X > W/P > T. Is that right? Are A and E series even worth considering?

Also just so I'm clear, the first number in the new naming scheme refers to screen size right? So something x4xx (like T430) would mean a 14" screen? Pretty sure my T60 had a 14" which is probably the size I'd want to stick with, less than that seems too small but I don't need wide or huge either.

Appreciate any recommendations you /g/entoomen may have.

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>>67419857
Anyone?

>> No.67423622

>>67423596
Honestly I would go for an x220 over an x1 carbon.

>> No.67423632

>found a t440p on ebay
>1600x900 w/ the 730m
>it arrives
>its 1366/728 with no vidya

last time I use ebay

>> No.67423643

>>67423347
hey I have a m4800, it is a pretty comfortable laptop imo.
> Intel Core i7-4900MQ
>16gb of ram
> k2100m
i should termal paste it some time but after cleaning it out it hasnt been horrible to me

>> No.67423658

>>67423632
ask money back right now.
item not as described is a good reason. I believe ebay is pretty strict against this

>> No.67423672

>>67423622
Not enough power, screen too low resolution and not really an ultrabook.

>> No.67423687

>>67423658
I am in that process but it's just aggravating to go through. Now I have to wait until it is all resolved and I have my money back before I go out and buy another one.

>> No.67423719

>>67423632
>>67423658
then take whatever refund, get a 1080p ips panel, then grow up and stop playing video games so that the igpu is enough for your newfound adult computing needs

>> No.67423878

Does the x220 have two finger scroll?

>> No.67423920

>>67419095
Why isn't the Lenovo PSREF part of the OP? Surely it would help anons looking for a thinkpad with a predetermind set of features.

>> No.67423925

>>67422640
>w520 i7 $75

naniii?????
that's ultra cheap! where did you get that?

>> No.67423956

>>67423878
why aren't you using the productivity trackball?

>> No.67424033

Remember those dope "TOASTER" foil stickers that were being sold here a while ago? Were there any more batches after the first one?

>> No.67424055

>>67423878
why wouldnt it

>> No.67424119

>>67424055
A lot of older laptops don't.

>> No.67424130
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67424130

Does anyone use a privacy filter thingy and could recommend one?

>> No.67424244

>>67423878
Yes it does, at least on xubuntu that's what I have installed on mine.

>> No.67424356

>>67424130
whoa
seconding this

>> No.67424391

>>67424130
Thinkpads screens are so bad you don't even need a privacy filter.

>> No.67424431

>>67424391
:crying_of_laughter_emoji: :ok_hand: this desu senpai

>> No.67424462

>>67424130
How does that even work?

>> No.67424508

how is the package called in OP's pic?

>> No.67424609

>>67423643
How hot does it get?

>> No.67424663

>his thinkpad doesn't have the ibm logo

>> No.67424673

>>67419492
What is "Europe"? Is it a country?

>> No.67424752

>>67424609
the cpu, with the things I do (nothing heavy)
55/63 this is 3 browsers (chromium) all multiple tabs, steam opened (no game), emacs with a few buffers opened and runelite opened

>> No.67424768

>>67421443
Overheating is only a problem when your cooling isn't adequate. You can consider going crazy and attaching radiators to the heat pipe and using liquid metal. It should be enough to stop your laptop from throttling.
If you want to avoid these problems, use thicker laptops with more room for airflow and better cooling. X1 carbon is possibly the worst series you could think of if you want to have cooling that can manage high loads.

>> No.67424822

>>67424609
anything you want me to test?

>> No.67424855

Can I replace an ISO with an ANSI keyboard without problems?

>> No.67424951

Just got a T530 with dGPU
What systemd/linux distro should I install now?

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67425037

>tfw you run your finger around the soft rim trackpoint

Who else?

>> No.67425055

>>67424951
what do you plan to do with it?
just use manjaro or something easy if you want it to just werk

>> No.67425076

>>67424822
Photoshop or some similar program, if possible.
Maybe even a game.

>> No.67425102

>>67422698
Should've gotten a t440p.

>> No.67425110

Thinking of getting a t440p and swapping in a 4700hq and an ssd down the road, other than the poo keyboard is there anything I should keep in mind?

>> No.67425170

>>67425110
It's quite thick and doesn't have an Expresscard slot so you can't easily use an eGPU.

>> No.67425196

>>67425076
>gimp
>2 chromium browsers (both 5 tabs minimal)
>enter the gungeon
>gimp
>steam
69/70
>adding runelite
78
thats what it is for me currently

>> No.67425210

>>67425076
dual monitors btw*

>> No.67425235

>>67425076
2 tabs play twitch streams btw at 720
and 1 a rabb it stream
othr tabs are basic pages nothing much happening

>> No.67425283

>>67419702
I wanna lick her ass bad

>> No.67425308

>>67425055
Pretty much everything really, from using WINE to run winderps programs (photoshop, gayms, visual studio) to running VMs, to video editing, web dev, pythonshit etc.
I've been looking around, manjaro doesn't seem to be the one tho, I've looked at their forums a month ago and there were threads complaining of broken python packages after an update so I'd rather not use a rolling release.
And as per above I'd need to use the nvidia card often, seems KDE stuff are out of the equation too.

>> No.67425435

>>67425235
>>67425196
Thanks, man. I appreciate it.

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67425481

Someone help!
Just got the 1080p kit for t430.
Where do I put the adaptor?
It's creating spots on the screen.
Also, what can I do about classic keyboard scratching the screen?

>> No.67425662

HELP pls going to university soon studying computer science, need a decent laptop under 600$, DONT need it for gaming, but id appreciate a decent battery life and good display, i trust in your advice /g/

>> No.67425679

>>67425662
>i trust in your advice /g/
never gonna make it

>> No.67425814

>>67421592
Please tell me that ryzenpads don't have this
Please

>> No.67425844

>>67425814
I'm pretty sure that "feature" is reserved only to X1C6, at least for now.

>> No.67425868

>>67420905
Soviet Blocks

>> No.67425884

>>67425170
Ah, in that case I'll just save some more money and get a M4800

>> No.67425918

>>67423632
fuck, this has me spooked since I just ordered a T440p with the same specs

>> No.67426015

So I have been looking at the t400 recently and I was wondering if it is still viable in 2018 or should I just get the t420 (the reason why I want the t400 is for libre boot)

>> No.67426388

is there a thinkpad-chan?

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>>67426388

>> No.67426676

Guys
The hinges on my t41 snapped
I am distraught
What should I replace it with?
I kinda want a tablet model, am I right in thinking the x61, x220 and x230 are the only ones available?
How slow do you reckon an x61 would be?

>> No.67426908

What Linux distro do you recommend for a T420 with 4GB of RAM?

>> No.67426933

>>67426908
literally anything will work

>> No.67426988

>>67426015 t400, Libreboot it and run only free software. >>67426908 install Gentoo. memes aside try out arch, solus, manjaro, one of the bsds. in the end it doesn't really matter. depends on how much bloat you want. for minimal bloat install Gentoo or Arch

>> No.67427012

>>67426676
x60, x200 and x201 also have tablet variants, avoid the x220 and x230 tablets because 16:9 on a tablet is shit
an x61t is still fine for casual usage

>> No.67427032

What is the best thinkpad with that nice old, fat keyboard?

>> No.67427069

>>67427032
t420 is the last model made with it. you can install a t420 keyboard on a t430 though. I would buy a t400 and libreboot it.

>> No.67427078

>>67427069
thank you man

>> No.67427085

>>67426988
I don't want bloat, I want to use it for web development and that's it but I don't know my shit well enough to install gentoo.

>> No.67427140

>>67427085
Gentoo being difficult to install is a meme. Just follow the instructions in the very well documented handbook or maybe follow a video. Arch is easier and you could always switch it over to parabola because of its free software. The arch wiki is also very useful to use evenif you arent running arch

>> No.67427177

>>67423622
If you're talking about the gen 4 and up carbons then you're fucking retarded.
The plebbit machine worshiping is starting to get annoying

>> No.67427279

is this worth buying? looks thin by specs

https://www.cnet.com/products/lenovo-thinkpad-t420-4236-14-core-i5-2520m-windows-7-pro-4-gb-ram-160-gb-hdd-series/specs/

>> No.67427420

>>67427279
>Is it worth buying?
Depends entirely on the spec and how much the seller is asking
>Looks thin
It is not.

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>>67427279
sick battery life

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>>67421132
bumping for an answer, pic unrelated

>> No.67427528

>>67427085
Grab arch, install a text editor and browsers. Use whatever window manager you want.
Debian and ubuntu have a slight advantage with their fancy apache config files which make it easier to keep multiple PHP versions around, but they're shitty distros with outdated software (so outdated I couldn't install debian on a coffee lake box I use at work) that need PPAs for pretty much everything.

>> No.67427532

I got a new motherboard for my T25 under warranty, and I can't get my fingerprint reader to work :(

I turned it on in BIOS and device manager says it's working. And the drivers are the latest. I don't understand :(

>> No.67427552

>>67424673
No, è quella puttana di tua madre

>> No.67427575

>>67427528
>ubuntu
>outdated

>> No.67427713
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67427713

Has anyone had luck with chink batteries from ebay/ali express? really dont want to pay 50 dollars for a genuine battery thats already 6 years old.

>> No.67427751

>>67423328
anyone? Both thinkpads I have bought have had problems and it's starting to get annoying.

>> No.67427795

I've got an X220 Tablet with an i5. If I want the i7 version for the USB 3 ports, should I buy a whole new one, or would a motherboard swap be fine?

>> No.67427813
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67427813

Anyone know of a reputable place/website/supplier to buy new batteries from? A link to a guide would be fine by me as well. I'm looking to buy a X200/X220/X230 sometime soon and I absolutely need it to last for a decent duration of the day without needing to be charged.

>> No.67427872

>>67427552
Dio bestia, non dovresti vergognarti del tuo paese. :^)

>> No.67427873

>>67427575
It is. I consider rolling release to be the only sane approach when it comes to handling software updates.

>> No.67427887

>>67427713
There's a replacement program for batteries, and you can get free batteries for your thinkpad straight from lenovo.

>> No.67427889

>>67427713
Yup. I can't say I used it heavily, though, but their 9-cell gives something about 6 to 8 hours on T420, can't remember. Much cheaper 6-cell yields nearly 4 hours till poweroff (Windows, idle, screen on, wi-fi on).
https://emerging.aliexpress.com/store/1953342

>> No.67427892

>>67427140
The annoying thing about installing Gentoo is not that it's hard: just follow the instructions. It's thst it takes a long time, especially on older machines.

>> No.67427933

>>67421571
arch, maybe. most distros should be pretty similar

>> No.67427936
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>>67427887
Not him, but does this apply to 5+ year old models? And is there a limit i.e. "while supplies last" or a maximum number of times before your laptop serial number gets blacklisted?

>> No.67427949

>>67424462
did you go to school ?

>> No.67428018

>>67424130
why would you want the opposite of an IPS screen?

>> No.67428068

>>67427936
It's for old models only, as these had some defective batteries, and you need a serial number of an affected battery, which you can later manipulate to get more replacements.

>> No.67428085

>>67420746
> Pretty "cool" packaging/box (who tf cares?)
> Really thin/light
> 15 inch monstrosity
> Minimal
> FUCKING MINIMAL REEEEEEE
> FUCKING ETHERNET ADAPTER!!!
> NOT BUILT IN ETHERNET
> ETHERNET ADAPTER IS FUCKING PROPRIETARY, WHY!!! WHY NOT JUST USB TO ETHERNET ADAPTER! OR JUST GIVE ETHERNET PORT!
> Proprietary AC plug
> 16:9, 1080p (In this day, for a laptop like this I would at the very least expect 2k)
> No VGA adapter
> Expansion bay,for proprietary extensions, not just more thunderbolt, and let user gut the innards for more functionality.
> Absolutely hideous flat bottom. Try putting that shit on a wet table, and watch how the water sticks to the underside, and never dries.

Computing power is pretty good at least. All the more reason they should've made the display 2k or 4k.

Modern thinkpads have turned to shit.

>> No.67428148

>>67428085
>proprietary ac plug
That's actually not even lenovo's fault, usb-c can provide only 100w of power which is not enough for specs of P1.

>> No.67428205

>>67420746
> D O N G L E D Ethernet
>no mechanical dock
>air intake on the bottom
>no numpad on a 15 inch
This is terrible.

>> No.67428230
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67428230

Anyone to have a patch for coreboot allowing FHD output on the x220/x230?

Allegedly it's due to be added to config soon in coreboot, and while it's trivial to patch the i915 driver in the kernel to allow it to work... impatience is a bitch.

>> No.67428246

Is T480s the best in terms of build quality, portability, price, and performance?

>> No.67428332

>>67428246
I'd agree on all but price, unless you compare it only to new thinkpads then it's acceptable at best.

>> No.67428407
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67428407

Is the Thinkpad E480 line any good?

>> No.67428507
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67428507

Does the X220 run Windows 10 fine?

>> No.67428511

>>67428407
>E480
for the right price it is

>> No.67428540

>>67419095
*tips 1280x800 TN panel*

>> No.67428546

>>67428507
dont run windows, run linux instead

>> No.67428555

>>67428507
yes, but it runs TempleOS better

>> No.67428572

>>67428546
I want/need it though.

>> No.67428603

>>67421514
You can enable S3 sleep state doing some dirty fixes ( https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Lenovo_ThinkPad_X1_Carbon_(Gen_6) ).
It isn't ideal but at least it sleeps properly now.

>> No.67428605

>>67428546
>lunix
lmao

>> No.67428614

>>67427889

Thank you.

>> No.67428657

>>67419095
Which Tetris is that?

>> No.67428659

>>67428148
I don't mean use USB-C, I mean use the old barrel connectors. They are cheap and easy to find online.

>> No.67428673

>>67428657
the original one
you can get it from abandonia and similar DOS games sites

>> No.67428745

>>67428673
Oh cool, thanks

>> No.67428758

>>67428605
>windoze
lmao

>> No.67428778

>>67427873
You're fucking retarded

>> No.67428799

>>67426676
Fix your fucking hinges moron

>> No.67428817

>>67428778
>>67428799
faggot

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>>67428799
Not much to do when they've cracked through the metal
And I'd rather get something a wee bit more powerful
I was thinking x61t because it should be compatible with my ultrabay

>> No.67428973

>>67428332
Yeah it's fucking expensive. Thinking about installing a bigger SSD myself to shave a few hundred.

>> No.67429017
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67429017

Looking to buy Thinkpad with a dedicated GPU that is within $300 - $600 USD. What would you guys recommend

>> No.67429197

Which thinkpad has non glossy screens.

>> No.67429221

>>67428950
Just replace the hinges
>buys computer known for being repairable
>doesn't fucking repair it

>> No.67429234

>>67429017
440p with the 730 can be found usually for under or around 300 if your shooting for the low end

>> No.67429272

>went to local goodwill
>heaps of T60s w/o HDDs for $10 a piece

idk man I kinda wanna get em just to get em

>> No.67429303

>>67429272
do it. at worst you can sell them for like $40-$50 each on ebay

>> No.67429305

>>67429272
are they in bad shape?

>> No.67429341

>>67429305
they are just dirty as hell mostly

they have 2 x220 shells as well

>> No.67429377

Is it possible to get a 17 inch laptop a retarded swivel screen

>> No.67429423

>>67428950
if you're just looking for a reason to buy another laptop, go for it. but any proper epoxy glue should be enough to fix that hinge (obviously take the hinge out before you do that)

>> No.67429431

any word on the new Thinkpad A series? I visit the Lenovo website almost every day and it just keeps saying coming soon for the A485 and A285.

>> No.67429684
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67429684

/y/n

>> No.67429750

>>67429684
laughably bad lmao

>> No.67429769

>>67429750
y?

>> No.67429772

thinkpad models with factory ips screen?
anyone knows models? i can't stand lcd.

>> No.67429788

>>67429769
youre paying 1200 bucks for something that wont be able to much more than a 600 buck machine

>> No.67429803

>>67429788
Thought 8th gen was all that.

Is there a T470s?

>> No.67429859

>>67429803
T470s is significally slower and just not worth considering at all.

>> No.67429933

>>67429859
Well I can't find something similar to that pic for $600 that isn't some shit that will break in a year.

>> No.67429957

>>67429933
If you want performance in the form factor of T480s there is no alternative, yes /g/ will try to convince you that 3kg t440p is better value because it is but it's not even remotely close to ultrabook form which it looks like you're looking for.

>> No.67430012

>>67429957
Thanks for the honest answer man. It's exactly what I'm looking for.

>> No.67430595

>>67430012
huh?

>> No.67430767

x201 at 100$ at a flea market in manhattan... seems to be in good condition.

Worth it?

>> No.67430785

>>67419095
name of this tetris game? where can I download?

>> No.67430921

>>67430767
>x201
Some anons seem to hold those in high esteem, but I see refurbished ones all over eBay for less than $50 (of course need to add shipping to that). No experience with them personally.

>> No.67430950

>gave away my T430s to my little sister for college
I'm down to one thinkpad for the first time in years, lads

>> No.67431179

>>67429772
X230 IPS

>> No.67431257 [DELETED] 

Just buy a thinkpad x230 from [email protected] for $50 shipped. He takes bitcoin. Everybody on /g/ knows about Larry. He has a sick YouTube channel about technology and computers n stuff

>> No.67431267

>>67429772
The AUO panel on a T450s is amazing

>> No.67431307

>>67431257
no ebay no buy

>> No.67431346

>>67431257
What's his youtube then?

>> No.67431379 [DELETED] 

>>67431257
This guy was busted for using fake pics, he's a scammer folks. He said he was from Nevada, but the pics are from sellers on ebay in NY, WA, and IL. He only wants BTC, nothing with buyer protection. Do not send him money.

>>67429469
>>67429589
>>67429625

>> No.67431451
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67431451

Where's the trap?

>> No.67431461

>>67430785
It's in coreboot

>> No.67431479

Do you type faster on your thickbad keyboard compared to other 'boards that you have?

>> No.67431540

>>67431479
I never measured it but feels roughly the same as on any other keyboard.

>> No.67431560

Does this Lenovo discount still work? It's not working for me.

https://pastebin.com/JVwVGVTW

>> No.67431608

>>67423432
>If the laptop is plugged most of the time and rarely unplugged, maximizing battery lifetime at the cost of a greatly reduced runtime may be acceptable, with values like starting charge at 40% and stopping at 50%.

>On the contrary, if you use it unplugged most of the time, starting charge at 85% and stopping at 90% would allow for a much longer runtime and still give a lifespan benefit over the factory settings.
https://linrunner.de/en/tlp/docs/tlp-faq.html

>> No.67431860
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67431860

Will it fit a 12" X220T? looking for a hard shell case so I can toss it into a backpack without worrying about anything.

>> No.67431938

>>67431860
I don't know how they measure their height, thinkpad is about 1.4 inches vs their .8 inches.

>> No.67432088
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67432088

>>67419095
Will a Dell Precision M4800 take a clevo mxm Gtx 1060? Or do I have to find an mxm card specifically for the M4800?

>> No.67432961

>>67419095
So I hooked up my t540p into my 4k monitor via dp mini and the thing looks really shity despite being able to do 4k. The colors look horrible and it seems like it is only running on half the fps as my desktop does. IS there any way to fix this?

>> No.67432977

How can i limit my T400 to charge the battery up to 80% and no more?

>Why
Because the chink charger i use hits 120°C (No kidding, i rigged up a heatsink over the part that was too hot to even touch and i measured it). when the battery hits 80% and attempts to charge it to 100%.
But when the battery is charged the charger runs at 20-40°C.

>> No.67432991

>>67432961
The problem is your TV, enable point to point mode in your TV settings.

>> No.67433025

>>67432991
It is a 4k ips monitor not a tv.

>> No.67433056

>>67433025
Is the monitor 4K(4096×2160) or UHD(3840×2160), fuck marketing for fucking resolution standards btw.

>> No.67433092

>>67433056
>>67433025
Also are you using a T540p with a Nvidia GPU or with a Intel IGPU only?

>> No.67433102

>>67433056
UHD.

Yeah I know it isn't a true 4k but that is pretty much the standard. That said on my desktop the monitor looks a lot better while if I do it on my think pad the colors are more darker and washed out. It is not as clear as my desktop but it is outputting the monitor's max rez.

>>67433092
Intel.

I tried it both on windows and linux and the same result.

>> No.67433120
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T430 reporting in. Comfy pupper edition

>> No.67433144

>>67433102
The Intel HD 4600 can only do [email protected] maximum through mDP.
Also not at full colors.

>> No.67433192

>>67433120
>bags in the back
When did you start hormones hon?

>> No.67433199

>>67432977
Can’t you just get a brand used genuine Lenovo charger instead? There’s like infinite amounts available on eBay.

>> No.67433218

>>67433192
That’s my fiancé’s work bag, lol. She’s an RN.

>> No.67433220

>>67433199
Ebay doesn't ship where i live.

Its suffering to have a X9100/HD 3470 T400.
It killed the original charger too.
I don't even game on it outside 2hu games and SNES/GBA emulators.

>> No.67433229

>>67433102
Also you are connecting to your 4K Monitor using a mDP to mDP cable right?

>> No.67433249

>>67433229
displayport mini to displayport

So I guess the colors will be off then. My monitor does 10bit colors so I guess the thinkpad does way less.

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67433252

>>67433220
Feels bad man

>> No.67433285

>>67433249
T540p does support [email protected], but not 4k/UDH.
The Intel HD 4600 originally was supposed to support [email protected]@8bit, but intel fucked up and removed the option because the "The custom resolution exceeds the maximum bandwidth capacity." bug.

>> No.67433375
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I thought the e485/585/a485 are all out now, where are the reviews?

>> No.67433428

>>67433375
Because no review site got them for free or paid to review them.

>> No.67433544
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>fingerprint scanner stopped working on X250
"huh"
>open it up
>take it apart
>fingerprint module is plugged in
"hmm"
>put it back together
>almost done
>*SNAP*
>...fuck
>about 5-6 pins from the trackpad ribbon cable have just disintegrated/bent the other way
>1 of the pins on the CONNECTOR ON THE FUCKING MOTHERBOARD for the same cable snapped off, somehow, even though it was supposed to be up against the side and immobile.
FUCK
>put it back together
>trackpoint, trackpoint buttons, and fingerprint sensors now no longer work (oddly, the trackpoint buttons work when the synaptics drivers are removed but then I lose multitouch and the trackpoint itself is still fucked, so it's still a result of the cable being fucked. also the trackpoint "cable" is fine since the keyboard backlight still functions and those share the same cable so i'm not exactly sure what the fuck is going on there but eh.)

well, $60 to a new trackpad, fingerprint sensor, and palm rest assembly. here's hoping that one pin from the motherboard connector wasn't too important hahAHA

>> No.67433640

>>67433375
No one got them for free, the E485/E585 seem a lot less desired than the A485, most reviewers are in the US and the A485 still hasn't released in the US.

>> No.67433660

>>67428085
Most of what you're complaining doesn't make sense
>Really thin/light
People like light computers when in college because you have to walk around with them. Thin is also nice, so you don't have too much bulk in your backpack
>15 inch monstrosity
Yeah idk, I don't like 15 inch, but some people do
>ETHERNET ADAPTER IS FUCKING PROPRIETARY
This is for businesses, the proprietary port is literally just a pinout for the ethernet, so the computer gets to keep its MAC address. A USB adapter would make it change its MAC address, so it's harder to keep tabs on it.
>Proprietary AC plug
Thinkpads have been using this kind of plug for at least 5 years now, and they're plenty cheap to get online now too. I'm pretty sure there's even converters.
>No VGA adapter
lmao
>Expansion bay,for proprietary extensions, not just more thunderbolt, and let user gut the innards for more functionality.
The guy in the video is a retard, that's a smart card reader. I think both usb-c ports are thunderbolt?

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>>67429684
no

>> No.67433765

what's the cheapest option to get a chinkpad with quad core cpu?
t430 + 3262qm?

>> No.67433804

>>67433765
Just go on newegg or ebay and search for i7s, I got my X220T with an i7 2xxx for like $109 runs like a dream, 6+ hour battery life with optimization and a refurb 92Wh chink battery

>> No.67433839

>>67433804
>anon asks for quad cores
>hurr x220
why am i sharing a thread with this imbecile

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Just finished setting up my E580 with 16GB ram, an NVMe and SSD dual booting Pop!_OS and Win 10 Pro, both with native full disk encryption, locked down bios with a custom bootloader and secure boot nonsense supporting it all, preventing any tampering.
It is unbelievably annoying to setup LVM LUKS full encryption with a custom bootloader without chaining to your default bootloader btw, took me all fucking day.

Hope you guys appreciate my custom boot splash for rEFInd made with GIMP =)

>> No.67434191

>>67434157
Sorry, boot *manager*

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>>67433120

>> No.67434240

>>67433839
>>67433765
Well who needs quad cores in old laptops anyways

Still need to go to newegg/ebay anyways

>> No.67434276

>>67430767
>>67430921

I got one

it werks, but i dont know how the power consumption is vs x200. It might be worse.

>> No.67434338

>>67425481
You just have to mess with it for a while to find the perfect placement. The classic keyboard shouldn't scratch the screen if you installed it right. Lel

>> No.67434356

>>67426015
You'd be better off getting the T420 if you don't care about the Librememe. If you're going to get the T420 you're better off just getting the T430 because it's better.

>> No.67434372

>>67427032
T430 if you're willing to install the classic keyboard, T420 if you're a lazy fag and don't mind ripping yourself off.

>> No.67434376

>>67419702
9front i think

installed a samsung 860 evo msata ssd into my t420 a couple days ago. thing flies now. boots into arch in a couple seconds flat. gonna pick up some new thermal paste and clean out the heatsink+fan in a couple days to get rid of some throttling issues, but it's way faster now.

>> No.67434439

>>67434157
>using a literally who ubuntu distro

>> No.67434614

Where can i get a reliable 1080p IPS panel for my T440s? The main thing I'm worried about it getting a non-whitelisted panel that breaks brightness within windows. Not picky between AUO and LG panels.

>> No.67434654

>>67433701
>No gpu on first
>Second refurbished
?

>> No.67434718
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67434718

This or T480s?

Which is less glossy?

>> No.67434793

>>67434718
>Paying $1000 for a laptop that a $300 notebook would accomplish

>> No.67434828

>>67434793
Show me then?

>> No.67434836

>>67434828
X220T

>> No.67434905

>>67434217
Why is one (1) histrionic autistic child-of-a-single-mother poster so intent on shitting on X230s in every single thread? It's fascinating

>> No.67435039

>>67434376
Hell yeah brother, what CPU you got in there? I've got the i7 2640m and with an SSD and 12gb of ram I can easily run a VM of windows 10 if I ever need to (it happened once due to a class requiring visual studio which doesn't work under wine). Honestly pretty impressive for it's age

>> No.67435048

>>67421525
Time to get an SSD!

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I libreboot some furfags x200 in exchange for a Toshiba satellite and some other junk.

>> No.67435093

What's the best external SSD enclosure for a TP?

I have a 120GB I want to use as external storage to transfer files. Is regular USB A better, or USB 3 male to male?

>> No.67435097

>>67435060
I corebooted a T420 and removed a t440p wlan whitelist for $35 each.
ez money

>> No.67435099

>>67428407
It is if you get it real cheap. Otherwise it's a basic bitch consumer laptop that's a bit nicer than most

>> No.67435124

T480s or XPS 13

>> No.67435735

Do you guys use the clit mouse or nah?

>> No.67435753

>>67435735
Why even use the trackpad? It's far slower compared to using the trackpoint, and it takes your hand away from the keyboard.

>> No.67435845

>>67422698
I used to have one of those, its one of the best small form factor notebook I have ever had.Its light, durable, has removable AND built-in battery. The trackpad sucks tho, you are right about replacing it.

>> No.67435972

>>67424855

bump

>> No.67435988

>>67434157

Which bootloader are you using?

>> No.67436012

>>67426408
We both know that the trackpoint is their clit anon

>> No.67436082

https://blog.vimuser.org/littleleah.html

wtf i love libreboot now

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Right wingers use this_particular_naming_style and left wingers use ThisParticulatNamingStyle for long names while programming. Prove me wrong.

>> No.67436301

>>67436166
Its not my job to prove you wrong, its your job to prove yourself right. Also it has been proven that snake case is more readable than camel case.

>> No.67436323

>>67436082
That's fucking disgusting.

>> No.67436473

Hey guys
So, do I actually need a spudger to pry the palm rest on the t420 up?
I follow the guides and unscrew everything and it just doesn't budge when I try with a credit card. Ended up breaking a few of the plastic tabs clipping it in place

>> No.67436561

>>67436082
holy fuck, and to think that i was considering installing libreboot a few weeks ago
jfc

>> No.67436567

>>67436166
>he doesn't use all lowercase variable names

>> No.67436635
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>JEWS, THE JEWS DID THIS
You see that? it looks just like an m.2 right? Well, it's not. So I just recently picked up this brand new e480 which looked like a great deal, especially since I was watching a breakdown video online and I noticed it had this port on the board. So I thought to myself, cool I'll have the mechanical drive and an ssd, how cool! Well it turns out this is a model of e480 which includes the m.2 port however the manufactures did not enable it to be used, that's right, it's there but you can't use it! I'm assuming this is a cheaper model and there's a different more expensive version where you have the option of installing an ssd. It appears the jews have won this day my dear friends. Before I return this abhorrent piece of shit is there ANYTHING I can do to try to work around this? The drive won't show up in windows disk manager nor will it show in the bios menu, it's simply doesn't work, it's like a fake door with a brick wall behind it.

>> No.67436667

>>67436082
https://blog.vimuser.org/episode0002.html
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

>> No.67436671

>>67436082
nigga i aint clickin that shit

>> No.67436677

>>67435124
>>67434718

t480 no s

>> No.67436680

I bought a t420 on ebay and the display flickers insanely when the color blue is on certain parts of the screen
Doesn't appear to be an OS issue as this happened on both windows and xubuntu
Should I try get my shekels back from the """refurbisher"""?

>> No.67436689

>>67436680
eBay takes "not as advertised" shit very seriously, of course you get your money back you faggot.

>> No.67436751

>>67436689
Seller said something along the lines of how I voided the warranty because I installed a linux distro

>> No.67436784

>>67419095
I bought an x230 and liking it so far. Only thing I don't really like about it is the little headlamp next to the webcam instead of having backlit keys.

I also bought an 11e for $65. It's a cute machine and it works pretty well for basic tasks.

>> No.67436803

>>67436751
The seller is full of shit, go through eBay and get your money back.
Don't be a pathetic faggot that lets people just screw them out of money.

>> No.67436815

>>67436680
Take a video of it, keep it as evidence.

>> No.67437026

I'm thinking of buying T540p 500GM HDD with 15.6in 1920x1080 LCD display.

So is this good? I'll install some linux on it and I'm not interested in games.

What do you think?

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>>67434217
>Being this assblasted over someone’s HW

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>>67436803
>>67436815
Yeah, I'm getting the money back, no doubt about it.
Is this likely a display error or an igpu error, out of curiosity? Never seen anything like this happen for a specific color

>> No.67437196

>>67437092
I would guess a display issue, I've never seen a iGPU fail like that before.

>> No.67437220

What's the best laptop i can get with 200$, and what can i run with it?

>> No.67437427

The powerbutton of my T430 is sucken in. I guess the solution is getting a new button, but I really need the thinkpad for work. Is it safe to remove the button and power it up with a paper clip or something? And if so, is there a way to remove the button and not fuck it up worse than it already is?
Thanks in advance.

>> No.67437711

>>67437092
Also, how likely is it that the seller will get on to me about how I opened the RAM compartment? (minor scratch from screwdriver visible near it)
Are they that anal? I assume ebay favours the buyer anyway.

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>>67432977
tlp can set battery thresholds
here's mine on my x200

>> No.67439360

my friend needs an laptop for uni. i would recommend him a x230 virginpad but he wont upgrade it himself and i dont want to deal with supporting him. whats a good normie laptop he can get for 400€. hes doing cs.

>> No.67439474

I am really getting sucked into this meme, good reliable laptop with the ability to be fixed is a godsend, What is the cheapst modern 4 cores FHD thinkpad I can get?

>> No.67439512

>>67419702
install windows 95 and watch sailor moon at 480p
comfy af

>> No.67439532

>>67420386
sauce?

>> No.67439660

>>67423347
Not sure if it's just the M6xxx series but the dell precisions have MXM gpus so you could drop a better GPU in when you need it

>> No.67439745

>>67435093
any enclosure but velcro it in the back of the screen

>> No.67439761

>>67439745
wut

It's just gonna be an external hdd anon...

>> No.67439836

I currently have a T61 which I love. However the battery is dead and the fan has started to make strange noises.

I'm looking for a X220. I have an SSD to put in it. Most of the X220 I see on eBay with no HDD also come with no power supply. Can I use the T61's power supply with an X220? Also, does 8GB for RAM generate significantly more heat then 4GB RAM? I ask because I want the fan to kick in as rarely as possible.

>> No.67440027

>>67439836
its like $9 for a 90w powersupply, and no. just get the i5 version if want a cooler one with longer battery life. you can adjust the fans with ThinkFan in terminal

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Best source for X220 batteries?

>> No.67440219

>>67429772
Any of the X series Tablet models guarantee an IPS screen. e.g. X220T and X230T

>> No.67440241

>>67432088
anything that fits should work

>> No.67440346

>>67440241
Gotcha thanks

>> No.67440365

>>67440193
ebay/amazon

>> No.67440366

>>67436082
freedom is extremely important so I'm kind of just ignoring all that nasty shit in his personal life

>> No.67440369

>>67440193
ebay

>> No.67440380

>>67436751
name and shame the seller here so at least other anons won't buy from him

>> No.67440421

>>67439474
W520, maybe.
>modern
not actually sure what should be considered modern in this case

>> No.67440435

>>67439836
>Can I use the T61's power supply with an X220
yes

>> No.67440446

>>67440027
Getting the i5 version of the X220 means giving up usb 3.0 ports. I'd instead say he should underclock it or something.

>> No.67440499

>buy brand new 9 cell battery
>get 2-3 hours of battery life

>> No.67440601

>>67440499
I believe you, but
1) what model of ThinkPad?
2) have you checked via software to see if it has all or most of its capacity?

I've had pretty bad battery life on all my ThinkPads, but I've never had a laptop new/efficient enough to have particularly good battery life, so I'm not too sore about it.

>> No.67440622

>>67440499
My 9cell from Amazon lasts 10+ hours on linux

>> No.67440628

>>67440499
Did you buy a chink battery?

>> No.67440678

New thread: >>67440672

>> No.67440714

The T420 is the best thing I have seen for the price of $250-300 but it seems like it not manufactured anymore and I hate buying used shit. What model should I look at if I want 8gb ram and i5 with a default clock speed over 2ghz?

>> No.67440736

>>67436784
Kill yourself heretic, the Thinklight is sacred.

>> No.67440767

>>67440714
If you want a new thinkpad you will be paying over $1000 for a low quality machine with the same performance and less features than the older models.

>> No.67440875

>>67440767
That sucks, I'll have to just roll the amazon lottery. For $230 it's not all that risky anyway.

>> No.67441718

Has anybody got any problems with the SD card reader on a Latitude E7470? I can't get mine to work and really can't just wipe the ssd to install windows and try, dmesg, lspci don't help much either

>> No.67441978

>>67427872
Di buono c'abbiamo il cibo e le bestemmie, puttana madonna

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