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Previous Thread: >>70500373

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), T500, W500.

Modern models:
>X220/X230 - 12", 768p, cheap and light
>T420/T430 - 14", 900p, socketed CPU, quadcore-compatible
>T520/T530, W520/W530 - 15", 1080p, desktop replacement
>T440s/T450s - best price/performance ultraportable
>T440p, T540p, W540/1 - last models with socketed processors

Upgraded models:
>X210 - X200/X201, i5 8250U quadcore
>X62 - X61, i5 5250U
>T70 - T60, i7 7700HQ
High-res IPS displays, USB 3.0, M.2 x4, mini-DP
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, high quality plastic body panels
>Utilitarian design: 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 TrackPoint™, great for those who type a lot or hate swiping their fingers all over a touchpad
>Excellent GNU/Linux & *BSD support

Helpful links:
>Buyers guide:
https://dankpads.com/tpg/
>thinkpad-tech-tree.txt - a plaintext map of ThinkPad history:
https://github.com/Monkeyfume/thinkpad-tech-tree/blob/master/thinkpad-tech-tree.txt
>ThinkWiki - info on ThinkPads & running GNU/Linux on them:
https://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkWiki
>Coreboot compatibility list:
https://coreboot.org/status/board-status.html
>BIOS logo booru:
https://biosimage.booru.org

>> No.70518055

I love my thinkpad. Thanks for keeping this thread up all these years.

>> No.70518062 [DELETED] 

>>70517943
>>X220/X230 - 12", 768p, cheap and light
That's why you hack a 1440p screen in.

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>>70517943
>>X220/X230 - 12", 768p, cheap and light
That's why you hack a 1440p screen in.

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70518084

I'm a lazy fuck and I can't be bothered to take a new pic so enjoy this slightly dirty X31.

>> No.70518099

>>70517609
Can you throw me a bone?

I'm kinda new in loonix

>> No.70518104

>have T450 and X230
>like my trusty X230 more than the newer T450

>> No.70518135

>>70517943
Looks like some good toilet paper and it is on the spindle in the based direction.

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>>70517805
>>70517740
>>70517561
>>70517135
you can buy clips with staggered pins for half the price of their pomona equivalent. they work just as good as the pomona 5250 and 5252 clips i have.

>> No.70518168

>>70518147
Yeah, I actually had more problems with my pomona clip than with the cheap ones.

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>>70518099
I'm not sure how you'd do it in udev but you can use xmodmap to change it for X (for me on X230 remapping keycode 156 to Escape works but you'll have to find your keycode with 'xev' if it's not the same.
I honestly am not experience with this at all but putting 'keycode 156 = Escape' in ~/.Xmodmap and then loading that seems to work.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/xmodmap
more info there because I'm going to sleep.
picrel is what I see from xev.

>> No.70518334

>>70518213
This might be it. Thanks my friend

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ok I guess it's not working
I will try the soldering idea
(unless these erase failures are normal?)

>> No.70518394

>>70518370
you got the wrong chip try a different one

>> No.70518400

>>70518394
chip?

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>>70518400
flashrom detects several macronix chip names.select a different and it'll probably work if not choose another one

>> No.70518493

Where do you guys get your SOIC Clips? I went to Microcenter (Like Frys but prominent in the Midwest) and the sales staff just gave me a strange look and told me they would not be able to help me.... Also, how can a newfag to hardware hacking get into Libreboot? or even coreboot? on a T420 ATM and love it I just hate how trash the stock BIOS is.

>> No.70518496

>>70518445
no I'm pretty sure I'm good on that front, I can see the number on mine

>> No.70518601

>>70518496
i guess you aren't good on that front cause it would've erased properly. try a different chip

>> No.70518615

>>70518601
I'm
>>70517135
>>70517561

>> No.70518683

>>70518615
when i falshed my x200 and x201 i didn't even check what name was printed on the chip i choose at random and got the same error as you did. and i tried a different chip and it worked

>> No.70518844

>>70518683
ok, yeah I guess I'm being retarded, if the wires werent actually all touching the pins flashrom wouldn't give me a list of shit it detects, which it does. I'll try a random different one

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>>70518069

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W520 masterrace

Nothing beats this! I'm so in love :)

>> No.70519135

>>70519089
Yes, it has just as many horizontal pixels as the 30 inch 2560x1600 panels I have on my desk. It's nice having all of that space. I usually have websites zoomed to 133%, but I can read most things comfortably without scaling. I had a 1080p screen hacked in before I upgraded to the 1440p screen.

>> No.70519138

>>70519102
Stop posting pictures of your bong

>> No.70519146

>>70519138
no

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>>70519102

>> No.70519254

>>70519135
Well which screen and how'd you do it?

>> No.70519255

>>70518844
did you get it working? might wanna try a slower spispeed too

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>>70519255
evidently not
it does say erase/write done though
I'll turn it on and see
("found 0x00" looks discouraging though)

>> No.70519306

>>70518069
I really want a 1440p screen on my t530. You think it can be done?

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>>70519255
looks like it went through fine

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>>70519254
I ordered a 1440p mod board from taobao through a forwarding service, it redirects a displayport from the docking connector to an edp cable you can connect to a 1440p screen. This board also adds a SATA3 msata port you can install instead of the expresscard slot, but I haven:t put that in yet.

I got the panel off of ebay, the model number is LQ125T1JW02. It was supposed to come with mounting brackets, but the seller sent me the version of the panel without brackets, so I had to cut the brackets off of the tn 1366 display and use the adhesive strips to attach them to this display, along with mounting the brackets upside down and bending some tabs to get it to fit. If you get a panel with brackets, you just need to dremmel out the antenna routing bits at the bottom of the inside of the lid to get the panel to fit, just like the FHD mod.

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>>70519306
I know there's a 1440p mod for the t430s, I'm not sure about the t530.

>> No.70519405

>>70518084
based assangepad >>70514545

>> No.70519650
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70519650

I want a 4:3 screen thinkpad for classic gaming with XP. Suggestions?
Mostly unreal and quake engine games. I still have my Nocturne and Daikatana cds.

>> No.70519657

I bought a replacement keyboard for my t510 but could never get the mouse drivers to work correctly. Is it a counterfeit part maybe?

It would prevent me from left clicking (all clicks register as right clicks) unless I use an external mouse... Or something to that effect.

This issue persisted after a software restore on windows 7 and upgrade to Windows 10.

Should I buy another keyboard or just throw the machine in the donation pile?

Was top of the line in its day 9 years ago. Don't recall what i5 it has in it but it had the good screen and dedicated gpu.

Since then I've got a t420s to bang around with, and have a pretty deluxe x1 extreme on order so I'm kind of over the old shit.

Should I just donate those and buy a semi recent x series to use as my beater?

Also, I ordered my x1 extreme with the 1tb pcie drive. Can I throw a 2tb sata drive in the other m.2 slot or does it need to be pcie too? The specs say both are supported.

>> No.70519670

>>70519657
Full disclosure, I spilled beer all over the t510 so maybe something other than the physical keyboard got borked? Everything else works fine. Also the ram is weak capacity I'd rather just donate it.

>> No.70519708

>>70519650
Thinkpad T60 is 4:3 with a Mobility Radeon x1400.
>crack... sip....

>> No.70519709

>>70519650
>Daikatana
that reminded me that Sigil was delayed. I'm still waiting on my physical copy.

>> No.70519725

>>70519330
glad to see that you got it working

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>>70519709
Check out Wrath: Aeon of Rune, 3DRealms is using the quake engine. Also their Ion Maiden game is pretty cool.

>> No.70519737

Hey guys, Anon who was looking for the differences between the T420 Samsung panel and LG panel. Can someone tell me? Is one glossy?

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>>70517943
what's the most powerful cpu you can put inside a t420?

>> No.70520030

>>70519791
i7–3840QM

>> No.70520053

>>70519791
Is that pic for real? smdh.

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70520207

Current W541 user. Looking to upgrade or sidegrade to something with only a dedicated gpu as optimus has been problematic for me. Suggestions for similar range hardware?

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I broke my T420 like a retard today, and ordered a T500 as a replacement. Glad to be moving up to a 16:10 screen, but not happy about having to spend $60 out of nowhere.

>> No.70520729

>>70520698
you should install a 1080p screen in the t420

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>>70520729
If it was just a screen replacement issue, I'd have gone with that, but the whole thing stopped working.

>> No.70520790

>>70520744
What happens when you connect an external display? Replacement motherboards are pretty cheap.

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>>70520790
Nothing. The monitor recognized that it was connected to something, but whatever I did, I couldn't get it to work.
I figured if I could buy a T500 for $60 and throw in whatever parts are still working from my T420, it'd be cheaper than attempting a repair.

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>>70520810
I didn't mean cheaper, my bad. I meant I'd be happier with it

>> No.70520857

>>70519657
Plz respond

>> No.70520929

>>70518069
where do you get 1440p screens for it?

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>tfw upgraded W530 bios to 2.74
feelsgoodman

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>>70519102

>> No.70520993

>>70519138
>>70519200
still less obnoxious than the weebs and trannies which infest /tpg/ though

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>>70520993
>weebs
Hey pal, take a look at what site you're on

>> No.70521033

>>70521022

We can still use 4chan and realize weebs are mentally ill

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>>70518084
Does it play anime?
>>70520993
>infest
How do you infest your own home?
>>70520698
Wew what did you do to it?

>> No.70521154

Where can I find a used thinkpad sold that doesn't have bright spots or scratches on the screen?
Ive owned several laptops through my life and not one has a screen defect caused by me. Surely there are some previous owners that arent fucking trogs. x1 carbon or x-series prefered.

>> No.70521263

>>70520929
I got the screen on ebay for $65, and the mod board on taobao for $30.

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aaaaaaa why can't I stop shopping for laptops I don't even leave the house

>> No.70521545

>>70521274
but you leave your bed sometimes

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Join the official /tpg/ discord: https://discord.gg/rc8w9FP

>> No.70521703

>>70521648
someone post random screenshots inside I want to know what kind of mentally ill things goes on in there

>> No.70521706

>>70521703
It isn't the official one. Ran by a beta bitch that got kicked out of the official one.

>> No.70521724

>>70521706

What? This is a link to the original /tpg/ discord, check your yourself.

>> No.70521741

Join the official /tpg/ irc channel: #/g/fur on irc.ryzon.net UwU

>> No.70521747

>>70521741
you zoosadists make my blood boil

>> No.70521765 [DELETED] 

>>70521747
This post makes me want to rape a puppy with a bat covered in fire ants and honey :^)

>> No.70521808

>>70521741

Nah the discord is cool and the irc is all creepy trannies

>> No.70521824

>>70521808
Lol did you get banned from the IRC channel?

>> No.70521897

>>70521824

Nope I'm on both

The discord is based and has idab in it

>> No.70521986

>>70521022
back to discord ma'am 40%

>> No.70522079

I want to buy x1 carbon. Does gen 7 bring anything significant? If not, I might just wait for the release and get 6th gen on discount

>> No.70522119

>>70522079

Proper CPU cooling hopefully 6th gen has thermal issues

>> No.70522167

>>70522079
an incremental upgrade
>>70522119
that's because intel brands 45w tdp cpu as 15w and lenovo allows it use full 45w, even with throttling you still get more performance than competition that often chains these cpus to 25w max

>> No.70522198

Need a Thinkpad with 2GB VRAM, are there models that will let me allocate 2GB of my regular RAM to the IGP?

>> No.70522220

>>70522198
if you are talking about a thinkpad that will let you hard allocate 2gb of ram to igp in bios then there are none, but that's nothing to worry about igp will automatically allocate any amount of ram it needs, the maximum amount of ram igp can allocate to itself is total system ram divided by 2 if you run dual channel, so for example with 8gb of dual channel ram, igp can allocate maximum of 4gb to itself

>> No.70522227

>>70522167

"Incremental" as in "we added new gen of cpu, ram and screen" or "incremental" as in "its a bigger number fuck you buy it"?

>> No.70522258

>>70522227
they refreshed kaby lake refresh as whiskey lake so the cpu now has higher turbo boost but it's unsustainable so it barely matters except for very short workloads, other than that it's pretty much the same thing, slightly slimmer, slightly lighter but nothing really worth talking about

>> No.70522281

>>70522258

I also saw they are putting 4k screen on new ones. Worth it or not?

>> No.70522305

>>70522281
I'd say it's questionable, I have 1440p on my 14 inch laptop and it's great but I think that going for even higher resolution would result in diminishing returns, but I never had 4k display on such a small panel so I can't say for sure, it's up to you

>> No.70522307

>>70522220
I see, thanks.

>> No.70522340

>>70522305

I also have doubts, hence the question.

Thanks for the info

>> No.70522714

Heres a dilemma
Buy a T450s for 270$
>Core i5-5300U 2.3Ghz
>8GB RAM
>128GB SSD
or buy parts to fully refurbish X230?

>> No.70522775

>>70522714
get a t430

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>>70521154
Bemp for my questin

>> No.70522977

Im cant decide if I want an x1, t440s or just a desktop replacement like the t530

Id mostly be using it for learning to code/ light gaming

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>>70522823
I have bought 1 used laptop, X230. Bought it like 3 weeks ago. It's in so mint condition, absolutely no wear signs on the inside, only lid has some scratches. I had to ask the company that sold me that have they changed any parts on it. They answered that only keyboard MIGHT have been changed, if the laptop came from other country (I live in EU). He said that most of the used laptops they sell are from companies that use their laptops docked 24/7, so they don't get much wear. So I suggest trying to find laptops in business use rather than consumer bought ones.

My question is what thermal paste do you guys use on Thinkpads? I read that many of the ones performing good on PCs might not be ideal for laptops, since laptop might need thicker paste because of more uneven heatspreaders. Also long lasting ones would be more ideal for laptops. I was considering Phobya NanoGrease Extreme.

>> No.70523150

>>70522775
I already have an T420s and X230 and so Im wondering if T450s is worth the price

>> No.70523203

Bought a refurb t480s for 1.1k. I7-8650u, WQHD screen, 256 GB NVMe SSD, 16GB RAM, 1 year depot warranty. My use case is systems engineering, so plenty of VMs. I also travel a lot. Whatcha think /tpg/, did I get a good deal? The same configuration new would be over 1.6k after tax.

>> No.70523212

>>70521263
links pls?

>> No.70523321

>>70522986
Where did you get it from?
Im looking on ebay and most sellers are ones selling previously leased laptops, which have been heavily used

>> No.70523410

>>70523321
Just some company that sells new and used laptops. In Finland. Also over payed alot for it but didn't really care

>> No.70523654

>>70517943
I need some help quick
>ThinkPad destroyed in a chemical accident
>got drenched in hydrochloric acid
>keyboard cold, trackpad cold, LCD destroyed
>have no money to buy parts to fix or another one
>the only laptop I have I can use is an edge with a motherboard problem I can't diagnose, no ram, fan or HDD
I'm totally fucked. What should I do?

>> No.70523758

>T42 with the 14.1" SXGA+ display for $25
Should I? Is there anything that can be done with a single core CPU nowadays?
>>70520207
You can enable "Discrete Graphics" only mode in the BIOS
It might fuck up a bit with your installation if you're using wangblows, though, since for some stupid reason, dGPU only mode needs a driver reinstall even though the drivers are already on the system. Really activates the almonds

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No regrets.
Pretty good dankpad.

>> No.70523773

>>70523762
>Z
I came

>> No.70523786

>>70523758
You can install gentoo and do some light browsing I suppose.
t. >>70518084

>>70523762
hot

>> No.70524110

What happens if I use a 65W charger with my W500 which needs 90W?

>> No.70524112

Found a T400 for $50 with only a barebones listing of the specs and missing the HDD bay cover
Should I pull the trigger? I mean, o already have a T530, but I don't know why I'm feeling so inclined to buy a stankpad lately

>> No.70524125

>>70524112
Does it have a dgpu? If not then don't.

>> No.70524148

>>70523212
Here's the mod board: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=576530912302 You will have to get it through a forwarding service like superbuy.

Here's the screen: https://www.ebay.com/itm/401745644757 I would recommend looking for another seller though, since they sent me a screen without mounting brackets, even though that model is supposed to come with them.

>> No.70524194

>>70517943

Your opinions on the T580 T590?

>> No.70524328

>>70523654
steal a macbook from a s/oyboy

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what FHD upgrade kit and screen should I get for my T420?

>> No.70524401

>>70523758
>You can enable "Discrete Graphics" only mode in the BIOS
ive seen something like that in display settings and got a warning about enabling it if i had windows installed but I'll double check today. Thanks

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who else /thinkcombo/ here?

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>>70517943
>kyle5.jpg
Dear lord what have I started

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>>70521033
this is 100% accurate

>> No.70524600

>>70519341
>no pepe

>> No.70524676

>>70520030
should one put such a processor in T420 tho?

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>>70524600
My FHD board has pepe on it. I'm going to be selling a system with that board and a 12.5 FHD screen, along with a system with a 13.3 1080p screen, and one with a 1440p screen. If anyone is interested in buying one premade, I can post the listings here when they are ready.

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R8

>> No.70524831

Hello i recently bought a new battery for my x200 because i thought the battery died. I plugged connected the new battery and after charging 10 min it still say 0% [CHARGING]. Do you anons have any idea what the problem here might be?

>> No.70524843

>>70524831
try leaving it over night. I've had a thinkoad battery start charging again after being plugged in for a couple days.

>> No.70524844

>>70524811
cursed

>> No.70524877

>>70522977
bumpin this

>> No.70524888

>>70524811
cringe

>> No.70524897

>>70524811
gtfo

>> No.70524977

>>70524811
b8/m8
cheers for satania, tho

>> No.70524999

>>70524811
kys

>> No.70525068

>>70524843
>>70524831
It started charging now.

>> No.70525073

>>70524811
yikes
thanks for ruining sataniaposting

>> No.70525077

>>70525073
Didn't ruin it, only made it better

>> No.70525108

>>70524811
wow dont post satania anymore

>> No.70525129

I work at home on a personal pc i built,

what do you guys recommend to someone who wants a ~750$ laptop as a backup for my desktop for work (i have lots of anxiety that if something goes wrong with my desktop i will get behind in work)

>> No.70525424
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70525424

GOD DAMN IT GUYS. How hard is it to answer my question?
What happens when you plug in a 65W adaptor into a T500 which uses a 90W adaptor?

>> No.70525434

>>70525424
the CPU will probably throttle and the battery might not charge or charge slowly

>> No.70525438

>>70525424
It charges slower

>> No.70525451

>>70525438
but does the cpu throttle?

>> No.70525456

>>70525424
It bitches about not having enough power iirc
It will beep and the screen will say "Fuck off and bring me more power, fegit"
Or at least that happened when I plugged a 65W adapter on my T530

>> No.70525479

>>70525456
FUCK. I have to buy a second adaptor to use with my dock.

>> No.70525480

Found a cheap and used vanilla T430 in good condition.

Is it good for creating websites and developing shit with php? Planning to use it for work and home.

>> No.70525503

>>70525480
fuck yes if you keyboard mod it

>> No.70525522

I have a Sandy Bridge HP 2760p, the HP tablet equivalent of x220t. The alptop has 8gb of ram and an HDD that will soon be replaced by an SSD.
I need to use windows for work. Taking that into account, what's the best, performance wise? Windows 7 or Windows 10? VMs are out of the question.

>> No.70525531

>>70525522
7

>> No.70525540

>>70525522
don't fall for win 7 meme, get win 10 ltsb/ltsc it is actually lighter and faster

>> No.70525558

>>70525531
That's what I think too, but isn't Windows10 better at using RAM?
On the other hand, win 10 is filled with shit services running in the background

>>70525540
Where can I get an LTSC ISO and what KMS shit should I use to activate it, if I go the win10 route?

>> No.70525603

>>70525503
ill do that someday, but honestly i have no problems with the keyboard. i just want to have a cheap and reliable laptop while wageslaving. thanks for confirming it's good anon.

>> No.70525605
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70525605

>>70525558
>what KMS shit should I use to activate it
hwid.kms38.gen.mk6

>> No.70525612

>>70525558
I just get my shit off torrents but there are some sources with isos directly from microsoft if you're paranoid, using enterprise myself since day 1 and never had any problems people constantly talk about with win 10, it's really great.

>> No.70525613

>>70525540
Or he could get Windows 10 Pro Education N, which doesn't have any of the bullshit of the regular editions and still receives mainstream driver updates and such
>>70525558
Regardless of what you choose, here's a paste:
https://pastebin.com/smjvLZN4

>> No.70525778
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70525778

>>70523321
What thermal paste you boys recommend for laptops? X230 in particular

>> No.70525806
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70525806

>>70525778
I use Arctic MX-4 2019. It's pretty good. My CPU never reaches 65 degrees.

>> No.70525822

>>70525778
if you want the best pick thermal grizzly kryonaut, if you want better value just pick something from arctic lineup, mx-2 or mx-4

>> No.70525883

>>70521080
I bumped it off my desk in class. We've got those chairs with the shitty little swivel-desks attached, so there wasn't much room for the laptop.

>> No.70525939

>>70525806
I assume you got i5-3320M? It's not uncommon to see my i7 at 60c during normal usage

>> No.70525952
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70525952

>>70523758
>>70524401
Couldnt find a similar option to what you described and I've seen on W520+ models. I am one bios version behind though.
Suggestions on how to upgrade? Previously I just used the tool in windows but I'm full linux now. There is a bootable cd iso available but I don't have any blank CDs and haven't had luck with getting it onto a flash drive.

>> No.70525955
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70525955

Anyone playing fortnite on their T420?

>> No.70525971

>>70525939
It's a P9500
https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/35566/intel-core-2-duo-processor-p9500-6m-cache-2-53-ghz-1066-mhz-fsb.html

>> No.70526059

>>70525955
Oof, it's barely playable on my W541 w/ Nvidia K2100m 1GB

>> No.70526138
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70526138

I am using thinkpad fan control and every now and then I get pic related. When that happens, the whole system freezes up either entirely or it lags very badly. Also, around the same time the keyboard and trackpoint stop working either completely, or at the very least some of the keys stop working. Its always the same keys, "e d c" too. What could be causing this?

Also, the system only boots consistently if I intentionally create an invalid memory configuration error by only running one ram stick, and putting it in slot 1 instead of slot 0. It gives me the error then proceeds to boot fine. If I have both slots filled, or just slot 0, sometimes it boots fine, but usually it wont even get to POST.


Is it at all possible that this could all be caused by a bad keyboard? Or even most of it?


>>TLDR: what does the stuff in pic related actually mean, what might be causing it, and how do I fix it?

>> No.70526168

>>70526138
I think your mobo is kill, anon.

>> No.70526170

>>70525806
>>70525778
>>70525822
I've always used arctic silver 5. I thought it was supposed to be the best?

>> No.70526188

>>70525451
possibly? check with speccy or hwmonitor to see what the current frequency is under full load, then compare to the listed max of the CPU is.

>> No.70526208
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>>70526188
>speccy
install gentoo

>> No.70526261

>>70526170
One is made by Arctic Silver and one is made by Arctic. They are basically the same but one is "made with 99% silver"

>> No.70526338

>>70517943
>Other business laptops are welcome in /tpg/ (Dell Latitude/Precision, HP EliteBook/ZBook).

What about the HP Probook or Dell Vostro
Are these shit or no

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>>70526338
>Dell Vostro
no

>> No.70526508

>>70526170
>I thought it was supposed to be the best?
it was the best at one point, like 10 years ago or something but not anymore

>> No.70526522

So, I'm eyeballing 3 t440p right now. One for 400€ and a I7 4800MQ, but with a shitty1366x768 screen

one with an I7 4710MQ and a 1600x900 screen for 430€

and one with an I7 4700MQ with a 1920x1080 screen for 400€

the rest of the stats are pretty similiar. I kinda need one right now, so I don't have the luxury of waiting for better deals. Which one should I get?

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>>70525883

>> No.70526671

>>70525778
my goto is noctua nt-h1, just gonna say now dont fall for the liquid metal meme the heatsinks in these machines cant move the heat fast enough for any real benefits. It's not worth the way harder application/cleaning. It work really well in a ps3 though kek

>> No.70526698
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>>70524404
awesome :3
>>70519341
oh shit have the chinks finally cloned nitrocasters board?

>> No.70526752
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70526752

Any /g/entoomen in this thread pls help. I have a T500 (W500) and I can't get the bluetooth and the sdcard reader to work.
What kernel config parameters do I use to make them work?
https://pastebin.com/R4nBi4bw

>> No.70526784

>>70526522
>I7 4700MQ with a 1920x1080 screen for 400€
this one

>> No.70526789

>>70526522
4700/4710 CPUs don't support VT-d(IOMMU), so aren't suitable for PCI passthrough. if this is not important for you, get whatever has the better screen. If both IOMMU and screen quality are important for you, get whatever is cheaper to upgrade later.

>> No.70526816

>>70526522
4700MQ and 4710MQ are pretty much the same, but for 4800MQ there is a noticeable difference, that is if you're doing something CPU intensive.
But there is an enormous difference between 768p and 1080p, so for the same price i'd go with the third option.
Second option is a fine middle ground, but since it's 30e more expensive, it isn't. For the same price, maybe

>> No.70526927

>>70526789
what would you need iommu for on a laptop?

chances are that even when u have iommu you will end up w/ shit iommu groups

>> No.70526942

Probably got my touchpad and trackpad surviving sleep/resume on x1c g6 by installing tlp and disabling usb suspend. 5 sleep/resume cycles in and they still are alive

>> No.70527053

>>70525955
I used to play it in my T530 with all the settings turned down to the lowest, except resolution (1600x900), texture resolution (40-50%) and view distance (medium).
Ran at about 40-60 FPS. I'm not sure if the 90W adapter throttled something, though.

>> No.70527103

>>70517943
>modern models
>X220/X230 - 12", 768p,
>768p

Fucking Hell. You neck beards half convinced me to buy a think pad. You broke bastards are jacking off over 768p, and other antiquated garbage. Most of these models can't compete with my $350 acer laptop with 8gb 2400 ram, 1080p screen, and 128gb SSD 7th gen i3. Someone change my mind.

>> No.70527141

>>70527103
specs aren't everything nigger and clearly you're too fucking stupid to understand that

>> No.70527143

>>70526698
>awesome :3
the chinkstation was 290 eurobucks fully upgraded

>> No.70527172

>>70524676
No. You'll need a W520's cooling for that at least to avoid throttling.

>> No.70527205

>>70527103
not true.
:-----------/shhOHbmp---:\ OS: Fedora release 30 (Thirty) x86_64
/-----------omMMMNNNMMD ---: Host: 2325SSV ThinkPad X230
:-----------sMMMMNMNMP. ---: Kernel: 5.0.6-300.fc30.x86_64
:-----------:MMMdP------- ---\ Uptime: 5 days, 5 hours, 30 mins
,------------:MMMd-------- ---: Packages: 1 (dpkg), 2230 (rpm)
:------------:MMMd------- .---: Shell: bash 5.0.2
:---- oNMMMMMMMMMNho .----: Resolution: 1712x963
:-- .+shhhMMMmhhy++ .------/ DE: GNOME 3.32.0
:- -------:MMMd--------------: Theme: Adwaita [GTK2/3]
:- --------/MMMd-------------; Icons: Paper [GTK2/3]
:- ------/hMMMy------------: Terminal: gnome-terminal
:-- :dMNdhhdNMMNo------------; CPU: Intel i5-3320M (4) @ 3.300GHz
:---:sdNMMMMNds:------------: GPU: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controlle
:------:://:-------------:: Memory: 4300MiB / 11823MiB

>> No.70527208

>>70527141
>specs aren't everything

It is in computing. Who in there right fucking mind wants to downgrade their computer?

>> No.70527220

>>70527205
wow, you can really smell the neckbeard coming through on this one.

>> No.70527232

Been looking for cool Thinkpad related artwork, at this point somebody must've drawn a Thinkpad-tan I bet. If you have it, you could share it.

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>>70527232
I know there are thinkwaifus, but never seen a think-tan

>> No.70527261

>>70524404
Speaking of lelnovo towers, does anyone have any recommended ThinkStation/ThinkCentre models? I would use it as a backup machine for using LibreOffice and light to medium browsing (websites like jewtube and twatch)

>> No.70527277
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>>70527232
>>70527257

>> No.70527294
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70527294

>>70527232
and this

>> No.70527301

Just ordered a discounted T580 from Lenovo, did I do good friends???

>> No.70527322

>>70527301
you did okay, specs and price?

>> No.70527446

>>70527301
THINKTAXTIME you'll have a 30% discount.

>> No.70527604

>>70527322
i5 with 8gb for ram and 500 hdd that I'll replace later on for 988 but I got the 72 watt battery ;) sadly tho the new 490 and 590 won't have removable batteries
>>70527446
0_0?

>> No.70527609

Hey guys, I wanna join the cult, found a guy with two thinkybabies for sale, specs are as he told me :T450s

i5-5300U 2.3
8GB DDR3 (upgradable 20GB total, 1 SODIMM slot)
128GB m.2 SATA + 16GB m.2 SATA
14" 1600x900
720p cam, fingerprint, SD card slot, multi-touch trackpad, backlit keyboard, gigabit ethernet, 802.11ac, BT
3 cell internal + 3 cell external hotswap battery
Windows 10 Pro
T460

i5-6300U 2.4
16GB DDR3 (upgradable 32GB total, 2 SODIMMs slot)
480GB SATA SSD
14" 1080p IPS
720p cam, fingerprint, SD card slot, multi-touch trackpad, backlit keyboard, gigabit ethernet, 802.11ac, BT
3 cell internal + 3 cell external hotswap battery
Windows 10 Pro

Which should I go for?
I wanna learn linux and use them for programming and learning ricing
And if you're a regular here Sorry I'm cheating, I don't know thinkpads yet

>> No.70527625

>>70527609
>found a guy with two thinkybabies for sale
please don't call thiccpads that ever agian

>> No.70527637

>>70527625
I'm not a part of your culture just yet but noted.

>> No.70527640

>>70527609
>thinkybabies
i hope you're a woman or something
also you gotta give us the prices, i'd lean towards the bottom

>> No.70527670

>>70527640
Its 290 for the first and 490 for the second, I'm leaning towards the first cause Im a hungry college student

>> No.70527733

>>70527670
since you'll be using linux go for top then, you can scale the display better depending on WM, avoid using the 16gb m.2 and upgrade that at some point
guessing the t450s has soldered ram, (based on 20gb being max ram but not sure) if thats the case be mindful of that
hope you enjoy it, modern thinkpads are still good laptops (maybe not the x90 series)
gl fag

>> No.70527805

>>70526698
The 1440p board has more lanes than nitrocaster's board. The 1080p is similar to nitrocaster's board though

>> No.70527868

lenovo thnikpad carbon x1

is it worth it? used are qute cheep and specs and weight looks nice

>> No.70527874

>>70527604
>THINKTAXTIME you'll have a 30% discount.
lenovo promotion going on currently. I hope you used it anon.

>> No.70527954

>>70524148
Thank you.
Does anybody know a trusted forwarding service that sends to Europe (Poland)?

>> No.70527959

>>70527868
yes
t. x1 carbon owner

>> No.70528061

Has anyone ever pulled the keys off a chiclet keyboard (xx30 and up)? I recall reading about someone splitting a key when he tried to pry it off

>> No.70528217

>>70527954
>>>/csg/ would know for sure

>> No.70528278

>>70527220
the smell of neckbeard comes from an arch user though

>> No.70528335
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70528335

Just picked up a new ex-lease X220 with some damage to the always-on USB. Repair manual doesn't seem to give any advice.

Has anyone run into this before, or otherwise have suggestions on fixing/replacing it?

>> No.70528455

>>70528335
the yellow plastic piece looks good and you can take those out pretty easily if you want to keep the color
haven't replaced any usb ports myself but it can't be that hard

>> No.70528554 [DELETED] 

can someone explain

> Used machines are plentiful and cheap
So is any old laptop
>Excellent keyboards - tactile feel and quiet
Personal preference
>Great durability: magnesium rollcage for structural integrity, high quality plastic body panels
That’s good but other laptops are durable
>Utilitarian design: indicator LEDs, 7 row keyboard layout on older models
Personal style preference
>Docking stations that easily turns your laptop into a desktop
So does a VGA cable and a desk
>Easy to repair (most models), upgrade & maintain thanks to readily available service manuals for every model, spare parts easy & cheap to obtain
Can’t say every old laptop is like this but a lot are
>The TrackPoint™, great for those who type a lot or hate swiping their fingers all over a touchpad
sure
>Excellent GNU/Linux & *BSD support
Like anything else

Suspected real answer: So I can be feel on /g/ after reading the arch wiki for 2 hours

btw why latitude d620 with a 2.6ghz cpu if the gpu can’t even play 720 video

>> No.70528588

can someone explain?

> Used machines are plentiful and cheap
So is any old laptop
>Excellent keyboards - tactile feel and quiet
Personal preference
>Great durability: magnesium rollcage for structural integrity, high quality plastic body panels
That’s good but other laptops are durable
>Utilitarian design: indicator LEDs, 7 row keyboard layout on older models
Personal style preference
>Docking stations that easily turns your laptop into a desktop
So does a VGA cable and a desk
>Easy to repair (most models), upgrade & maintain thanks to readily available service manuals for every model, spare parts easy & cheap to obtain
Can’t say every old laptop is like this but a lot are
>The TrackPoint™, great for those who type a lot or hate swiping their fingers all over a touchpad
sure
>Excellent GNU/Linux & *BSD support
Like anything else

Suspected real answer: So I can feel cool on /g/ after reading the arch wiki for 2 hours

why get a thinkpad or latitude with 2.5ghz cpu when the gpu won’t evven play a 720 stream properly

>> No.70528590

Noob here. Where can I find out everything I need to know about the X220 (namely, info about the upgradability of the RAM, storage, keyboard and screen display)?

>> No.70528638

>>70528588
>So is any old laptop
>That’s good but other laptops are durable
>Can’t say every old laptop is like this but a lot are
Get any other old laptop, see how much it lasts you, then report back...faggot.

>> No.70528653

>>70528588
Anon, why are you so angry?

>> No.70528769

>>70527874
Oh, I used THINKREFUND and got 20% off or 25% I can't remember but I ordered it last night so maybe the codes changed?

>> No.70528799
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>>70528590
http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/withdrawnbook/ltwbook_2013.pdf#page=617
just ctrl+f X220 if you lose the page
the numbers in parenthesis are the machine type

>> No.70529072

>>70524811
I've seen the image of the chicken with helmet on before, what does it pertain to?

>> No.70529086

>>70529072
he's a l33t haxor
https://spacehuhn.de/index

>> No.70529135

>>70529086
Ok I have seen spacehuhn github when I was working on a arduino project, that's where I originally saw it, but I figured it was a logo to some podcast.

>> No.70529145

>>70529135
he does have a podcast and on the first episode he talks about how he got the logo
http://www.insecurespace.com

>> No.70529311

X1 Carbon 4th gen i5 8gb 128ssd for 275$

should i take the thinkpill?

>> No.70529421

>>70529311
yeah that's really cheap for a 4th gen

>> No.70529581

>>70528588
>Suspected real answer: So I can feel cool on /g/ after reading the arch wiki for 2 hours
Or maybe it's factors you classified as personal preference?

>> No.70529701

>>70529421
nice, it’ll be here next thursday

>> No.70529712

>>70528588
I'm bored, so I'll bite your gimnastically crafted yet weak bait
>So is any old laptop
Yeah, consumer craptops were at least half decent a decade ago, but stankpads, altitudes and e1337books are quite everlasting
>Personal preference
I concede this one, but you can't deny IBM made some fine ass keyboards. Just look at the legacy of that old piece of history known as the Model M keyboard
>That's good but other laptops are durable
Yeah, throw your Gateway from 2007 down a flight of stairs and come back with the results. EliteBooks have an aluminum frame and some of them have MIL-SPEC certification (or so did HP claim at one point)
>So does a VGA cable and a desk
A docking station does more than that; it can serve as a physical lock so that nobody can swipe your laptop when you're at the shitter, at least not without also taking the desk with him or tearing the dock from the top of the desk
>Can't say every old laptop is like this but a lot are
Eh, 50/50. Still, the contending point of the dankpads is that they can be fully libretardified if you want to, getting rid of the botnet, or so do they think.
>Sure
It's better than the shitty trackpads that every consumer craptop has ever had. The only ones with decent trackpads are those MacBooks with huge pads
>Like anything else
Can't contend this point myself; I'm a wangblows user
I've had a T530 for 2 years now, and it survived a cold drop from about 4 feet from the ground, without any kind of damage. Now before that, I had a crappy Toshiba laptop (Satellite C855D, I think it was) and even though I cared for that thing like it was the holy grail, one day the hinge snapped and totalled the entire fucking bezel.
Your turn.

>> No.70530226

>>70520729
How would I go about that?

>> No.70531467
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70531467

Hey guys, any ideas about what to do with an G40?

>> No.70531476

IBM G40
Not the Lenovo G40 shit.

>> No.70531530
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70531530

>>70531476
the original thiccpad

>> No.70531776
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70531776

>>70531467
Paperweight

>> No.70531912

>>70517943
I just ordered a 4K T580 with 105WH of battery, with hopes of it lasting a whole programming workday innawoods. Am I going to be dissapointed?

>> No.70531925

>>70531912
>dissapointed
Forgive me, I'm on speed for quite a while now

>> No.70532120

Just discovered ThinkPads and am considering buying one. When comparing the T430 and X230, which would you say is better for everyday use? Won't be using it for much more than web browsing and some light gaming.

>> No.70532184

>>70532120
X series are for portability, and many regard them as ultimate browsing/shitposting machines
T series are for screen size and a bit more power
Considering your use case, I'd go for the X230, makes for the perfect machine to have with you in bed, so you can shitpost with maximum comfyness

>> No.70532292

>>70532184
Noted. Any tips on pricing? The current ones on eBay are going for $150-250, and with the IPS screen as much as $400

>> No.70532304

>>70532120
>gaming
Video games are for children. You have to go back. >>>/v/

>> No.70532595

Just found a guy selling 12 thinkpads for ~350$ of what seems to be a mixture of t410 though t460, all working, worth the effort to flip them all or too risky? Awfully suspicious dumping that many laptops for such a price

>> No.70532623

>>70532595
Does he ask for bitcoin in advance?

>> No.70532647

>>70532623
Nah, in person cash trade

>> No.70532700

>>70532595
absolutely worth it, just try not to get shot

>> No.70532795
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>>70532120

X220/t420 are much nicer.

Or you can even go a step further and get the t520 or w520 which are real men's laptops.

>> No.70532991

I bought an X1 Extreme 4k i7-8850H.

Best machine I've ever owned.

No regrets after upgrading from my T440p that I bought when it came out.

>> No.70533031

>>70532991

>nupad

Should have got a w520

>> No.70533076

I have an 11e, and love it. Its a great mini emulator/do whatever and bring wherever laptop. Ive been thinking about going full ricemode with it though, should I do it anons?

>> No.70533093

>>70532991
What's the battery life, what system are you using, what type of workload?

I'm interested, but I'd like it to last all day.

>> No.70533204

>>70533093

Battery life is the only thing I can really complain about on the thing, desu. I get a solid 5 hours of constant use (watching 4k video, email, some remote work) but it only takes ~ 1.5 hours to charge to 100%.

I'm running Win10 Pro on it because I enjoy being part of the botnet.

I've mainly been using it for personal use, movies, some light gaming and Fusion360, fool around with some VM's here or there. Nothing too intense, but it's handled everything I've thrown at it like a champ.

>> No.70533225

>>70533204
I guess with undervolting and FHD panel I could get close to 8 hours, but just batrely. I ordered T580 for now and I'll see if it's enough for my work, if not I guess I'll return it, order X1 extreme and turn it off for lunch and pooing.

>> No.70533647

>>70527261
if you want retro, go for a D20. still holding up good. the model on the photo is a P300 from 2014/15, still a relevant machine that you should get for cheap. D20 fits 96GB RDIMM and 48GB UDIMM, P500 32GB UDIMM.

>> No.70533776
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What FHD display should I get for my T420? B140HAN01.3 ?

>> No.70533788
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So, Z61t-anon here again.
This laptop have some issues, yeah..
First is Celeron M, but I order a proper CPU from Chinks.
Keyboard is ok, but I want one without Russian on it(I can typing blind on my native lang), probably Japanese one, where is the best place to look for them?
And this thing have no WiFi, probably, whoa, WiFi-adapter from X60 is okay for them? Or I need something different?

>> No.70533802

just put a new fan in my T450s because the old one was sperging out on me with weird noises and stuff

the new one's missing the blue wire which is pwm I suppose (?) but it runs just fine. any problems I could encounter along the way?

>> No.70533874

>>70533788

Nobody asked

Sounds like you should just throw it away and get an x250

>> No.70533900

>>70533874
I don't ask you what I should buy, dude.

>> No.70533956

>>70533900

>or I need something different?

Yes, a laptop from this decade.

>didn't ask you what I should buy

Seems like you're asking for help, but fuck me I guess?

Kys poorfag

>> No.70534045
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Any other T420 lovers here, pissed off about having to completely disassemble the thing when you want to flash the bios? What an asshole design, why did Lenovo do that?

I finally said "fuckit", soldered a header to the bios spi pinout. Then I took a hacksaw to the magnesium frame, strategically removed a small bit of metal. Now I can flash the bios just by removing the keyboard and palm rest. Only about 6 screws and the laptop is still bootable, vs the 30 before along with complete disassembly. Also, spi pinout is bonehead simple. If I can do it, anyone can. Bill of materials is $5, assuming you already have a hacksaw, pi and soldering station.

Its real nice, a good improvement to the T420 motherboard setup. Will post the tutorial to here and on hackaday, and the coreboot wiki if they'll let me. Nothing groundbreaking about it, but I hadn't seen all the steps put in one place before, with details on the pinout. And no janky wires snaking from the pinout, its a proper header to plug your pi into. Figured someone would appreciate it, now trial and error coreboot experimenting is much easier, since the EC doesn't seem to like live internal flashing.

Will post it all later. Pro-tip: use hand tools, get the magnesium too hot with a power tool and you could have a bad day.

>> No.70534482

>>70533788
You can get keyboards form ebay or maybe you know a local site. They usually come with wifi but yes the X60 card should work just fine.
>>70533900
Don't take him to seriously, anon. He is clearly a r*dditor because he uses r*eddit spacing and has some really shit opinions.

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r8 a wagecuck, only use their screen and bring my modded t430

>> No.70534561

Help me out gentoomen. I have several thousand yuropoors to spend on a laptop. It has to be 13" and have workstation specs. Ideally over 15W cpu (that can be adequately cooled so no throttling occurs, I'd like the compute power of at least an i5-4670), must have a stupidly large or hot swappable battery (It has to work with screen on for around 18 hours on exclusively battery power). Slim bezels and 1080p - 1440p 16:10 screen. Does anything like this exist?

>> No.70534564

>>70534538
based

>> No.70534567

>>70534045
Yes many do this

Many guides already

>> No.70534580

>>70534561
>16:10
no

>> No.70534659

>>70534482
Thank anon, you help a lot, I try X60 card tommorow(it in another town while I buy this thing in Moscow).
And I angry at man only because he is reddit-faggot, yeah.

>> No.70534735

>>70534580
Fugg. Options if I accept any ratio?

>> No.70534757

>>70533776
>>70524386

someone pls reply my screen is fucked and I need to replace it.

>> No.70534912

>>70534735
>It has to work with screen on for around 18 hours on exclusively battery power
>13"
>workstation
>1080p/1440p with slim bezels
>18 hours battery
>hot swappable

please lower your standards

>> No.70535030

>>70534912
Fuck bros why don't they make a cute thiccpad.

>> No.70535109
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>>70531530
pls respond

>> No.70536008

>>70532120
Get an x230, hack in a classic keyboard and FHD screen.

>> No.70536122

How ya doing lads?
Brought a T410 back to life. Replaced the motherboard and lost the gpu in the process. Will i notice a difference or was the gpu shit?

>> No.70536297

>>70536122
>256MB NVIDIA® Quadro® NVS3100M
you won't notice anything

>> No.70536463

>>70526168
b-b-but I just bought it and the guy who sold it to me on ebay said it was tested to be working completely.

In all seriousness, they did a fantastic job shipping it, I also bought another mobo from the same person, same great shipping job. The parts were immaculate.

What I dont get is why it sometimes works just fine? how could anything on a mobo break and not cause complete failure? I kinda assumed that EVERY little capacitor is pretty much essential...

Also, it was their last one. Its the x61 tablet mobo, but it has an L7700 cpu instead of an L7500. Its 200 MHz faster.

any ideas on how to un-kill it? or get another one for $20 or less?

>> No.70536475

>>70536463
reddit spacing

>> No.70536479

>>70531530
sweet baby jesus

I came.

>> No.70536496

>>70536475
What does "reddit spacing" mean? I have literally never posted on reddit. Im just trying to make stuff more readable. Apparently the preferred format is not to separate paragraphs?

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>>70534567
There 's almost nothing out there for this. There's the coreboot wiki entry for the 420, but it uses the longwire method and the spi pinout is non-obvious. Thats the only guide.

>> No.70536534

>>70536522
dude don't reply to him he has brain damage
you can tell by the reddit spacing

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>>70536496
You have to add two newlines to make a newline on reddit so newfags call out posts that are spaced like your previous one because they have some retarded idea that calling everything reddit makes them fit in.

Funnily enough they're the ones who seem to know what goes on at reddit, almost as if they visit it every day.

>> No.70536770

>>70536714
t. angry redditor

>> No.70537098

>>70536522

Dude there's actually many guides online of people doing this.
I'm not sure if you're trolling or not

>> No.70537356

Holy fuck, I just got my T450s. IT FEELS SO SOLID AND DURABLE AFTER ONLY OWNING HP SHITBOOKS WTF
its so thin and yet durable and solid feeling and the hinge is amazing

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X330. Suck on this.

>> No.70538126

>>70519650
I wish she would do porn

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>>70531467
If it has an internal wlan card, you're in luck; not many had those put in before getting shipped. If not, get a USB or PCMCIA wlan adapter. The Pentium 4s it can take are all 32-bit, so keep that in mind when choosing an OS (remember, max 2GiB of RAM). The keyboards are kinda scarce, so be prepared to constantly check eBay. Also, although it looks VERY similar to an R40 keyboard, they're not the exact same dimensions and one of the screw holes is in a different place. BE WARNED: there's a fuckin lil 4-pin connector near the bottom of the FDD that goes with the LCD panel connector and it's CHINSY AS FUCK- BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN REMOVING IT, OR YOU'LL HAVE TO RE-SOLDER IT IN PLACE. I also would recommend always being near a power outlet when outta the house; the thing can last like an hour and 30 minutes just using the terminal (for me at least anyway). Lastly, it uses IDE-interface HDDs, which should be cheap.
Also I just remembered it can take a 1400x1050 display, but it doesn't matter that much.
Here's the thinkwiki page if you haven't seen it already: https://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:G40
Welcome to the club my african-american

>> No.70539103

>>70519102
Post picture without disgusting drug paraphernalia.

>> No.70539345

>>70537665
based

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>>70538500
Thanks for the tips.
The G40 is a good XP Gaming machine?

>> No.70540080

>>70539103

No that's a 2015 artist handblown rig. I appreciate glass art. @beerglass on Instagram

>> No.70540153

>>70538500
nice cap Boomer

>> No.70540647

>Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet i5 8GB 180GB SSD Win 10 w/ Lenovo Docking Station
>Condition: Used
>Price: US $269.99
Why is this so expensive? Am I missing something?

>> No.70540683

>>70540647
No reason, the seller's an idiot.
That spec isn't more than $150 (if that).

>> No.70540868

>>70539786
It should be, although I haven't tested Windows on mine. I can confirm it runs DCSS and Nethack just fine tho heehee

>>70540153
Cheers man

>> No.70541563

>>70519650
X61

>> No.70541913

i'd like to upgrade the screen on my t431s to a 1920x1080. i'm pretty sure the t431s has the same connectors as the t440 (30 pin). can anyone link me to compatible screens? i can't figure out the exact one to get

>> No.70542224

Stinkpadmen, why is the T400 so beautiful? It seems everything they did right with the T400 was squandered with the T410, and wasn't yet quite there with the 14" widescreen version of the T61.

The T400 is thinner than a T420, has a solid display frame unlike the T420, all sides except the front are fulla connectors and so forth, and fuck there's even a telephone modem on the T400. The keyboard is classic. The ThinkLight is classic. The touchpad is where touchpads peaked for ThinkPads: not too narrow like on the T61, but not yet pretending not to be a touchpad like on the T410 and later. Clitmouse and trackpoint buttons have a tactile bump, they're not yet mushy. CPU power is balanced with cooling so, with a change of thermal paste and some canned air up the fan-hole, my T400 doesn't overheat or even feel significantly warm after three hours of editing photos on Darktable (which runs both cores quite hard).

Even the W500 offers little over the T400 except for larger size, bulk, and a bigger display. (who uses discrete graphics from 2009 anyway.)

So why is the T400 such a slut?

>> No.70542247

>>70542224
>Even the W500 offers little over the T400
1920x1200

>> No.70542506

>>70531530
imagine slamming it on one of those plastic fold out tables

>> No.70542551
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>>70537665
noice. but u can't change the screen brightness, do you?

>> No.70542792
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what should i buy for $50-200?
im looking for something that is light, big battery, bright screen, SSD.

>> No.70542847

>>70542792

You're looking for a t440s or t450s if you can find one for $200

>> No.70542943

>>70542847
im poormaxx, and im willing to compromise or replace parts

>> No.70543066

Is it safe to buy a thinkpad directly from the lenovo website? Firefox tells me the connection to their site is not secure.

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What model should I get if I just wanna use it for general use (streaming videos, browsing the internet, etc.) and light music production (mainly using audacity to record guitar and vocals)?

>> No.70543149

>>70543066
what are you doing buying a new thinkpad?

>> No.70543162

>>70542224
the only problem with it is that it's kind of asymmetrical but those are all pretty good points
51nb T400 when?

>> No.70543173

>>70537665
Is that yours? I realize it's a custom job but why does it say x230?

>> No.70543175

>>70543149
Not helping, man. It's not for me, anyway.

>> No.70543198

>>70528335
well I guess you should first take the mother board out, then desolder the usb thing, and then resolder another one on and it's a done deal
definitely doable

>> No.70543219

>>70543175
Yes you're fine, don't worry about that stuff.
If you're really upset about the notification then just use the addon "https everywhere" and see if that does it

>> No.70543391

>>70537665
Nice. I got a 13.3 bezel when I ordered my 1440p screen and mod board. There are no 13.3 1440p screens with a tight enough clearance to fit in the x230 lid, so I have a 12.5 screen in my main system, but I'm going to install a 13.3 1080p screen in another system.

>>70542551
Nitrocaster's board lets you change the brightness normally if you have your displays mirrored. Some of the chinese boards let you do that too. The 1440p board I have lets you control the brightness using the power button.

>> No.70543432

>>70531476
>>70535109
install gentoo on it

>> No.70543441

New thread

>>70543436
>>70543436
>>70543436

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