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Previous Thread: >>70517943

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

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 niggers swiping their fingers all over a touchpad
>Excellent GNU/Linux & *BSD support

Helpful links:
>Buyers guide:
>thinkpad-tech-tree.txt - a plaintext map of ThinkPad history:
>ThinkWiki - info on ThinkPads & running GNU/Linux on them:
>Coreboot compatibility list:
>BIOS logo booru:

>> No.70543464

Look at that disgusting tranny.

>> No.70543497

Is the T440s the best ?

>> No.70543500

X220 and X230s in good condition seem to cost more than x240s and 50s. Went for a t440s for $60 no HDD/screen hopefully can take the panel out of t440p and put it an and convert that to a desktop

>> No.70543504

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.70543515

Should i get an X61 so i can take it to uni instead of my W500?

>> No.70543522

start going to the gym, you basedboi

>> No.70543524

2nd gen x1 carbon coming in this Thursday, comes with Windows 10

How do i customize this for a authentic Thinkpad experience?

>> No.70543529

I need something around 100$ that can keep up with web browsing and streaming.

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GT 730m mobo going in

>> No.70543549

omfg those stickers pls kys

>> No.70544104

Well obviously you know the limitations of the hardware, but at this point it's hard to find batteries that last a while, which is really the only drawback
either solder your own or understand you have like 4 hours of battery life on a 9 cell

>> No.70544356

So is upgrading the screen on an x220 to IPS as easy as it sounds? Also is there anything I have to look for in a screen, such as specific model number??

>> No.70544425

X240 vs t440s? What would be the mods I could do to them and what would you consider "must haves"?

Doing mostly word processing, power point, light photo editing, and web browsing.

>> No.70544471

well, if you have a CCFL display already it's easy enough, but if you don't you need an inverter. I'd honestly take the led backlit display though on account of the screen yellowing.

>> No.70544592

Disregard other comment. X220 is always LED. Just remove the system battery, and follow the guide. Get the lp125wh2(sl)(t1) display which can be found on US ebay for $30 by searching `s230u display`, then following this guide: telegra(dot)ph(slash)Thinkpad-Twist-S230u-Screen-Disassembly-10-07

>> No.70544610

That’s a beautiful trap

>> No.70544621


>> No.70544700
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I've been using my new desktop for a couple months now but then grabbed my T430 to go to a friend's house and its suddenly running like shit. Many hours of Windows updates later and its still running weird; choppy and slow.

It's got a good quad core cpu, an SSD and 8gb ram, plus TPFanControl running on an aggressive curve; there should be no reason why its running so slowly

>> No.70544729

delete windows and put a normal OS on it.

>> No.70544730

>buying an old thinkpad and using windows on it
But why.

>> No.70544744


You should hack in a 1080p or 1440p screen

>> No.70544758

>stop using the most compatible OS that 70+% of people use


>> No.70544857

Hi guys, what’s the best recommended place to buy thinkpads? There’s virtually no one listing on craigslist in my area. I’m guessing y’all will say eBay, but is that actually trustworthy? I’ve always considered eBay as a sketchy site considering how easy it is to scam on that website.

>> No.70544884

Only buy from the ebay sellers that have highly positive ratings and/or have done lots and lots of transactions. Never buy from someone who's never sold anything on ebay before or from someone who has anything less than 80% rating. Also, ebay does a good job at protecting the customer and will offer their own refund policy.

>> No.70544894

that's a cute boy

>> No.70544958

i desisted on getting it desu.
but, should my w500 take 64ohm headphones without an external amp?

>> No.70544989

>being mass-market crap somehow makes it good
compatibility is literally only a problem for gaymers.
this is the the main reason linux (even ubuntu) is such a perfect pleb filter.

>> No.70544991

I bought a really good condition x220 off of r/thinkpadsforsale
looking around ebay, amazon, newegg, craigslist, etc yielded way too many results, most of them being either very overpriced or in terrible condition

>> No.70545021

Lenovo's website. Don't buy second hand trash just to fit in with people on a dumb forum.

>> No.70545103

>anti apple stickers
>makes kde look like osx
you suck.

>> No.70545117

Who is this girl/boy?

>> No.70545280

I'm going to buy an actual docking station for my x220 with my tax refund. I've always loved the x220 keyboard, so what USB keyboard can I buy that'll give me the most similar feel when I'm in dock mode?

>> No.70545316

lenovo made external keyboards that used the same rubber domes and keys

>> No.70545323

What's the procedure for buying thinkpad batteries? The 9-cell that my X230 came with only lasts 2-3 hours, and replacement batteries are sometimes almost as expensive than the laptop itself. Are off-brand batteries okay?

>> No.70545381


Such as?

>> No.70545385

Lenovo SK-8855

>> No.70545447

is there seller for x200/x220 in Poland.

I want to buy lightweight machine for travel and best I can find is t4xx

>> No.70545552
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My $110 X230 arrived, and my suspicions were correct:
>basically perfect condition (some standard small scuffs on the lid)
>fucky spacebar was easily fixed by removing it and adjusting one of the metal brackets
>128gb SSD
>9 cell battery that sat unused for 4 years, and has only had 36 cycles over the last 2 (my testing so far says ~10 hours of idling with the screen on per charge)
And here I was worried I might have overpaid lmao

>> No.70545588

Thinkpad is the THINKing man's laptop LOL GET IT???? HAHAH XDDDDDD

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My w520 drives my 60 ohm AKGs perfectly fine. If that is any help.

>> No.70545909

Should I get the T60 or T61? What's a good price? I've seen as low ~$50 including shipping costs.

>> No.70545984
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Apart from the bitchin' little trackball, this old legacy laptop also has a 3.5" floppy drive, serial/parallel connectors, VGA connector, and a PS/2 connector.

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Nobody asked.

This isn't "retro laptop" general. It seems people have forgotten this.

This is THINKPADS and BUSINESS laptops only. No retro faggot tranny shit.

I'm sick and tired of having to police this general.

Let me get some sleep for once.

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I just noticed this

Whoever did this

+1 to you

>> No.70546102

What models of Thinkpad can run compiz and still do other things?

>> No.70546108

Go to bed cunt

>> No.70546248
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>> No.70546260

One which meets or exceeds the specs of the applications you intend to use.

>> No.70546263

X220 or if u can afford it the t440s

>> No.70546389
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have a w540
laptop won't recognize my network adapter after clean install, what should I do? I've already searched for the product and downloaded the driver, but I can't get the adapter to install it.

>> No.70546451

No one asked for your "policing". It would be better if you just left.

>> No.70546472
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is B140HAN01.3 the best panel for a T420 FHD swap?

>> No.70546892

I'd get T61 unless you want that 15" 4:3. T60 can't have more than 3GB RAM so you're constantly swapping if you open any modern web browser. They're probably both painfully slow.

Here in Poland you can find T60 and T61 in under 30$. Often they are damaged/locked though and it takes a lot of patience to find a good one. Fuck, I got 15" T60 for 25$ and it sits there waiting until I have spare money for an SSD because it's awfully slow with that old HDD.

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My X201s gets pic related marks from keyboard. Does it mean I have wrong parts?

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its the opposite, it quite literally has the shittiest trackpad out of all TPs

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ive just been outbid and lost T510

>> No.70547162

how much did it sell for?

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>> No.70547216
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Guys...guys...look....guys...hey...am I cool yet? Dude weed xxX lollololololo 420blazeit Xxx.

>> No.70547325

Who here waiting for the T495 with Ryzen 3000 Pro chipsets?

>> No.70547388


Its only a $15 swap to the t450 trackpad. T440s sell super cheaper because of the shit trackpad. That is why they are SO amazing idiot.

The swap only takes 10 minutes.

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T440, i5-4300U for 160 USD, yes or no?

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X40 a shit

>> No.70548035

install gentoo

>> No.70548189
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I just nutted to this image. Thanks

>> No.70548390

Just bought a T520 on ebay. Anything I need to know about them? What plays up first?

>> No.70548450

Why is my T420 battery life so shit.
I can't even get out full 2 hours of use on it.
Windows 10, power saving enabled, CPU 5-50% limited. i5 2540M.
Battery is brand new.

>> No.70548665

which one do you have? 44 and 55++ are the best ones, if you bought a lower tier one well shiet

>> No.70548937

>Battery is brand new
it obviously isn't.
I got the shittiest battery you can get on the T420 that gets only to about 80% of the original capacity when fully charged and I still get at least 3h out of it

>> No.70548966

using the trackpad on a thinkpad, what the fuck is wrong with you?

>> No.70549199

My X220's wifi is dying now. It gets -5 ucode error when just slightly moving my laptop or randomly, and sometimes doesnt even startup. It's the intel centrino one.
Do you have a recommendation on a good wifi card?

>> No.70549264

>Battery is brand new.
Is it some fake chinkshit then? Obviously battery life is going to be shit. All the genuine ones are old as fuck at this point.

>> No.70549268

Found the illiterate shitskin.
You are subhuman.

>> No.70549278

The trackpoint is shit to use on it because there's no buttons for the nipple

>> No.70549488

You need to put in 3 SSDs (one in HDD bay, one in ultrabay(tm) and an mSATA) (unless you need WWAN then only two ;))
Upgrade to 16GB RAM
For quad core you should have **only** i7-3840QM or an underclocked/volted XM (go high or go home) with dedicated GPU fan/heat pipe assembly.

The you need to repaste your cpu with Ga (I guess you could also use Hg but for the love of god don't beathe in the fumes)

Replace wifu card with new wifu ac card and install battery mod + keyboard mod

>> No.70549595

Take chinkshit battery and replace cells, the chink batts dont have lenovo shit suicide switch also easier to take appart

>> No.70549648

I managed to tear apart the OEM battery clean af with hot knife, probably i can fit 6x LG's new 3600mAh cells.
Is it worth doing or it won't work? In this assembly it would be legit 77Wh.

>> No.70549683

I guess you can't into computers.
It's probably win10 installing some shit without your knowledge in the background, sucks that you are too bad to make the system your bitch instead of it being the other way around.

>> No.70549725

I bought one with that Saniter kit from Aliexpress.
Forget the washers they pack in with it, the lcd bezel pushes onto the LCD if you install washers and you get bleeding all around.
Trick is to fit the board behind the panel but first you have to remove the wire harness and leave the bare wires flat.
The board itself doesn't interfere with panel but the cables on the end are too thick and push onto the screen causing the distortions.


this is the kit i bought, i sourced the lcd panel 2nd hand from ebay.

I don't regret it, its the best mod money can buy, also screen is better than my Dell U2412M monitor.

Since i managed to unwrap the cables i get perfect picture, 0 problems.
Only thing that's bad its that the B140.. panels are very sensitive to bending, and when you move the screen you get temporary bleeding all around which disappears once the screen is stable in place.

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found the gnutard

>> No.70549914

I'm using a dual boot and was actually dead serious.

>> No.70550207
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What's the avg ratio of single core performance of a modern laptop CPU compared to the x220/t420 generation? Same question with x230 and x61.

>> No.70550354
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Which one do you prefer? Square or rectangle screen?

>> No.70550402
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>square or rectangle

>> No.70550533

Win 10 or 7?

>> No.70550588
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Is it fair to say that thinkpads are the Lada Nivas of laptops?

>> No.70550678

>Windows update
Found the problem. Install any decent distro and it'll run like a charm

>> No.70550708

4:3 screens are comfier

>> No.70550799

I got my hands on a X200 for free. What would my best options for mods be?

>> No.70550843

4:3 for general use but anything like watching movies or playing games etc is still arguably better on a widescreen.

>> No.70550852

Install gentoo

>> No.70551132

Why doesn't Lenovo include thermal paste with motherboard replacements? I always have to use thermal paste I have gotten from HP or Dell. /on-site service slave

>> No.70551153

Anal or oral?

>> No.70551494

Didn't use a 4:3 screen for like 15 years, I can't tell anymore.

I remember not liking 16:9 when it became the norm, but I'm always skeptic at first.

>> No.70551615
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fucking cock lost another auction battle for an X220i

>> No.70551651
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does a docking station for a T420 need a driver or something to function? I never had one but I'm about to buy one and I want to know if I can immediately test the ports under linux w/o problems

>> No.70551734

also how likely is it that my power brick will die if I use the 65W one instead of the 90W for the docking station in the pic?

>> No.70551894

that's too much anyways

>> No.70551904

why would you do that

>> No.70552049

this looks extremely comfy.

>> No.70552073

i have an addiction, i just want ThinkPads

>> No.70552080

Saw on Ebay a thinkpad for 255€.

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 12,5" i7-4600U CPU 8GB 256GB SSD UMTS 4G 1920 x1080 Full HD

Can i trust that?

>> No.70552607

Used a similar docking station for a t430 and t530 and never installed drivers, desu until you mentioned it, I didn't even consider that it could need drivers.
Worked fine with win10, xubuntu and kubuntu.

As for the second question, I used a 65w one with it just fine for years.

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>> No.70553080

>Look at that disgusting tranny.
I'd rather not

>> No.70553128

no, that's normal. I want a JIS board for my x200.

>> No.70553165

>JIS board
What's that? I can't find anything relevant

>> No.70553184

Nice. I have coreboot on my x230 and x220, and some systems with libreboot.

Japanese Industrial Standard keyboard. The JIS boards were the last ones to have green alt keys like the classic thinkpads.

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What are my options for a screen replacement in the x201?

I don't see why not

I didn't know people actually lost ebay auctions

wheak bait

>> No.70553476

What the fuck is their problem?

>> No.70553494

Just bought a T480s, i5, 16 gig of RAM, 512 ssd. Am I dumb for going brand new??

>> No.70553502

nah, t480s is pretty sweet, I've been using one for a year now and 0 regrets here

>> No.70553518

i never said it was on ebay

>> No.70553535

Don't give a fuck, man. That generation of thinkpads is just about the worst there is. t. anon with T410 & X201, disliking both of them.

That said, I would also like to hear about display upgrades for the X201. IIUC the panels that work for an X200 would work in a X201 shell, and so would the tablet version's display if the touch matrix is removed, but the X200-compatible things require a voltage converter because X201 can supply juice only for LED backlight, not CFL. And I have no idea where you'd get that doodad.

>> No.70553562

What is the general consensus on FN/Ctrl swap /tpg/?
I use it because my muscle memory for where control is is too strong, it's honestly the one single thing I dislike about an otherwise perfect laptop keyboard layout

>> No.70553577
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How easy would it be to stick an X201 tablet head onto my X200 tablet's body?

>> No.70553593

I swap it in bios and forget it's even a thing, I assume that's what most people do.

>> No.70553599

Should I coreboot my T520? Can I still have weeb boot image?

>> No.70553601

Most of them should work without drivers ,plug nd play
but drivers and firmware are usually needed
you kinda have to try it and hope for the best

>> No.70553614

What do you mean? Onsite replacement of mb dont use thermal?

>> No.70553617

coreboot pls
you can have all the weeb shit

>> No.70553621

you can add a bootsplash image, yes
but flashing coreboot is kind of a feat and could take a while, totally worth it for permanently btfoing the proprietary firmware / intel ME cia niggers

>> No.70553675

I heard technicians onsite get good money, what country you @

>> No.70553676

depends which modern cpu you mean, almost all 8th gen core i's are faster than the XX2X Thinkpads with the 2nd gen core i's by around 90%. Though it's not as significant as you might hope since they're like 8 years apart

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Gonna replace a T450 hd for screen for an IPS fullhd tomorrow. Any tips?

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lm looking to upgrade the RAM in my x60s from 2gb to 4gb but it says on the wiki that the max l can put in is 3gb.

Will this still work with it?
Does it matter which B serial number l have and will it work regardless of it?


>> No.70553942

I kind of didn't about it at first, many years later I'm still used to FN coming first.
Matter of preference, really.

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So this is why they called them housefires?

>> No.70554164

Well, if you don't have thermal paste with you then the only option is to just let the old paste be on the heat sink.

I'm in Sweden. I have only worked a year and earn about 1800 USD after tax. I think a guy that is 50 years get 2800 USD, not sure though.

>> No.70554306
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is 65 dollars worth it for a t40?

>> No.70554345

name 1 (one) good reason why I should get a thinkpad instead of a Huawei Matebook X Pro which is objectively superior in every aspect. And not much price is not an argument for me.

>> No.70554485

here's 1 free (you) for attempt

>> No.70554596

so none of these laptops you can buy new anymore.. so for someone who doesnt want sloppy seconds, none of the current laptops for sale like T480 are good?

>> No.70554640

many thinkpads from the 8th gen are solid, it just depends what you're looking for but for portable shitposting machine consider T480/T480s/X1 carbon gen 6 or if you need serious mobile workstation then P52/P1/X1 extreme should be good too

>> No.70554667

the x1 carbon is the best thinkpad
and nu lenovos look better than those vintage looking black bricks
prove me wrong
protip you cant

>> No.70554695

A thermal sensor on my X220 has some issues, it reports 128C which I assume is it maxed out. The laptop doesn't feel hot to the touch / doesn't throttle. Loonix just shuts it down because the sensor reports a crazy value at some point.

This seems to mostly happen when I have the charger plugged in, anyone know what this could be?

>> No.70555447

So i have this E530 I'm trying to fix and sell on ebay but I'm having a problem where you can't enter the BIOS because the keys do nothing. Also, if you take out the DVD drive the splash screen on boot disappears in a split second. Is the motherboard fucked?

>> No.70555496

Can I install Mac OSX on a thinkpad.

>> No.70555541

Can I take a shit on the mona lisa

>> No.70555619

Anons, I need help choosing a thinkpad and would really appreciate your help.
T480 (1440p 16gb ram, mx150) vs t490 (1080p, 16gb ram, mx250) vs p1 (8750h, 1080p, p1000)
With similar prices p1 seems to be a better buy and the weight is almost the same. So why would I go t480 then? P1 seems to be a bit overkill for me performancewise but more power is always better, right?
Or maybe I should wait a month for t490 specked like that t480? I can obly go with new thinkpad, as the conpany is buying it for me.
Thanks in advance.

>> No.70555670

hello fellow memepad trannies
as I was flashing coreboot yesterday on my W530 I noticed a crack in the magnesium rollcage, right by the exit of the cooling system (must've been due to the heat). So now the top part of the fan exit is fully cracked through and flexes when the screen is opened. I was considering trying to repair it with some thermal adhesive, does that sound like a good idea?

>> No.70555694

do not wait for or consider t490 it's not worth it, when it comes to t480 vs p1 it's basically only worth talking about battery life and t480 wins easily there so just ask yourself if you need your laptop to last 10h+ at a time and choice should be obvious, at the same price I would go for P1 every time unless battery is #1 priority

>> No.70555712

if you're thinking about going for the T440s the T420s is also an option. not as powerful but has a nicer oldschool keyboard. still more than powerful enough to shitpost on.

>> No.70555769


You realize the t420s is not similar to a t440s at all correct?

They're much heavier and thicker than a t440s

worse battery tech too

It really pisses me off when someone wants an x250/t440s etc. and someone goes "get an x230 durrrr"

Its 2019 and you REALLY dont want to lug around a thickpad when the primary goal of a laptop is to be PORTABLE.

>> No.70555781


x220/x230 are great if you're poor but the x250 is a direct upgrade in every way.

>> No.70555819

please excuse the absolute newfaggotry of this request.

I recently swapped the chiclet style keyboard for the classic style on my T430 running Windows 7. I can't find clear instructions on how to flash the EC for Windows, the github (https://github.com/hamishcoleman/thinkpad-ec) only has instructions for Linux. Can anyone help?

>> No.70555849


google shows plenty of answers

>> No.70555911
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pls respont

>> No.70555933

use linux.
just boot a live iso of something

>> No.70555942

Internal battery of X250 won't charge more than 25%, how do I figure out if it's the BMS or the battery that's fucked?

>> No.70555945

install gentoo

>> No.70555970


dude just buy a new part

if you use adhesive there enjoy the hot chemical odors

>> No.70555986


>> No.70556019

What model is the 4:3 one? An X61?

>> No.70556151

is it a good deal get a t470?

>> No.70556239

Hell no. I found a T42 for $25 once, but didn't pull the trigger because it had a small cluster of dead pixels on the screen.
For $65 you can get a nice and toasty T61[p]
That's because the guy behind the thinkpad-ec thing only developed it with Gahnoo Loonatix in mind. Just use a live image written to a DVD or USB key, and you'll be fine.
Get a T480, it's WAY better

>> No.70556262

what do you need it for?

>> No.70556391

Guys any major difference in performance between a t430 i7 and a t450 i5?

>> No.70556417

but it's the magnesium rollcage, not the plastic body

>> No.70556562

plz help, I got fired a while ago so I'm hurting for money. I seriously need some help here.

>> No.70556580
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Looks like a T60p

>> No.70556596

if they're both dual core then not really

>> No.70556601

Is there a foolproof way to remove the chink keys without breaking the retaining clips underneath, especially with the bigger keys that use the metal bars?

>> No.70556743

Would it be stupid to buy a TX20 as a daily driver?

>> No.70556753


>> No.70556835

Veronica Belmont

>> No.70556845

It depends of what you do with it, I just use mine as a mobile shitposting machine and it works perfectly well.

>> No.70556867

What about playing N64 and SNES roms?

>> No.70556884

Anyone know what the FRU is for the combo audio jack on the x220? Mine is scratched all to hell and needs to be replaced but I can't find the FRU for the life of me.

>> No.70557168
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ty based anon ended up finding a t60 for 30 dollars

>> No.70557296

How is the A485? Mostly worried about battery life, knowing that AMD is behind Intel on this front.

>> No.70557362
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>$682.27 after import tax, shipping, everything
>Ryzen 5 2500U 4(8) cores
>256 GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
>8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz on one channel - another channel available with up to 32 GB capability
>3.87 lbs / 1.76 kg
is there ANY reason I shouldn't buy this brand new Thinkpad E485?

>> No.70557477

It's chinkshit. Best thing you can do is get an old original one that's depleted, pop it open and replace the cells inside yourself. I think some of the ThinkPad batteries are literally just 18650s.

>> No.70557575


>a while ago
>hurting for money

You dont need a laptop, use whatever you're using to post from to find a job. Save up.

Never get an e series they aren't welcome here and share almost none of the same qualities. Overpriced and just using the thinkpad name, not the quality.

>> No.70557588


e series

basically the lowest binned components

not a thinkpad, just the name

overpriced for what you get

many better options if you need to save money

We don't welcome e series here

>> No.70557660

I got an x1 carbon 2nd gen what do

>> No.70557725

I still don't like 16:9. I hate the fact that at basically every resolution, you're losing pixels versus the comparable 16:10 size. When the Microsoft Surface came out it got me hoping that 3:2 would catch on, but nope. Just bake me into a fucking pie already.

>> No.70557735

get a used mb for pennies, replace and sell

>> No.70557807
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Hello boys, im about to receive a new battery for my T430.
Quite some time ago i read in this thread that new battery should be completly charged and discharged, to "clean them".

Is this true ? And if so how many time should I do it?

>> No.70557849


You generally only do it once so your OS can gauge the battery % better.

No such thing as "cleaning" like you described.

If you're using windows use Lenovo Vantage to automatically do a discharge and recharge cycle.

>> No.70557978

Watch it you can only get proper lenovo batteries t430 won't hold aftermarket batteries

>> No.70558005

Yeah i know that, im getting genuine anyway since my old chinese knock off just died. I have coreboot installed anyway, so no battery whitelist.

thx !

>> No.70558083
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Has anyone upgraded their CPU to t9900 on their T400? Is it a worthwhile upgrade? Does it work well with libre/coreboot for you? I'm trying to get the absolute best performance out of this machine.

>> No.70558196

A working T60 for $30?. Where?. What specs?.

>> No.70558219

Should I buy a X200 or a T60? Neither come with a working battery or HDD. They are both really cheap (for my country, 1/3 the price of a T430).

>> No.70558236

x200 hands down

>> No.70558327


a t60 is only worth about $30

they dont have the processing power to do much of anything

no HD video

less than 2 hours of battery on a mobile device

runs hot

loud fan

>> No.70558369

I need a mother's day laptop that can do netflix and some puzzle games. Anyone have suggestions?

>> No.70558501


>> No.70558854

Someone talk me out of getting a M6800 thickbook.

>> No.70558865
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i dodged a bullet

>> No.70558875

I used one of those for work, they're actually pretty good. I just didn't like that lack of the third mouse button, could have considered buying one for myself otherwise

>> No.70558887


How do you use something like this with no middle mouse button? Looks like shit too

>> No.70558929

>no middle mouse button
is this a meme? what do you actually use a third mouse button on a laptop for?

got one of these on craigslist back in 2015 - i used it for like 3 years before the hd shit the bed and i was too lazy to replace it.
overall solid machine, good value for what i paid for it.

>> No.70558958

I decided to get thinkpad t400 and libreboot it
from 1 to 10, how likely I will brick it?

btw, buying it for 80€

>> No.70559060

>what do you actually use a third mouse button on a laptop for?
... middle clicking??

>> No.70559118

>so it's a meme
ok then just checkin

>> No.70559148

Click both at the same time, works as a middle click on linux.

>> No.70559284

do any of you have experience with decent gaming laptops? i was gifted an alienware m15 recently but it becomes scalding hot and im very seriously considering returning it and was maybe hoping for some recommendations

>> No.70559386
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I have a newer EliteBook just sitting around cause its the biggest fucking shit they call a laptop ever created, absolute garbage build quality, shit components and generally runs every OS like shit

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How's the E480, anons?
I'm looking for an upgrade for my aging X220 and don't have enough cash for the X/T models. E480 seems to offer everything I want (alright FHD screen, 8th gen i5, moderately portable) for a reasonable price I can find locally.
Seems like the best option available, although not my dream machine.

>> No.70559984


>> No.70559988

specs wise it's great but considering it's e series almost certainly it's using sub par materials and relability will suffer, strongly consider paying up extra for t480

>> No.70560054

For me T480 is literally double the price for the same specs. E480 is already out of my price range – previously I was hoping to continue the ThinkPad tradition and upgrade to a used X250/260 or something before finding out the considerable performance jump in the 8th gen processors.
I want the laptop to last a while, but between "lasting mechanically" and "lasting performance-wise" I'm leaning towards valuing the latter more highly. I am aware that a subpar build can affect performance, but the freaking price difference, dude.

>> No.70560085

well if it's performance you're looking for you won't be dissapointed but don't say nobody warned you about the e series once something goes wrong

>> No.70560192

nice. c2d?
shut up idab

>> No.70560194

complete newcomer here
is the x220 fast enough for web browsing and watching video? I got a good deal for one with an IPS panel

>> No.70560214

It's fine for web browsing and 1080p60fps.

>> No.70560310

My T520p just arrived. Everything seems to be in proper working order although some madman installed windows 10 on it.

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I got 2 questions
First One: If I replace my wwan card with an m.2 ssd in my t440s, what do I do with the antenna cables? Does it work seamlessly? (pic related)
Second: on the t440s the bezel on the bottom left is kinda coming off and a bit loose, any way to fix that?

>> No.70560594

you need to stick them in your poo hole.

>> No.70560612

> If I replace my wwan card with an m.2 ssd in my t440s
BIOS blacklist won't let you.
> any way to fix that?

>> No.70560666


>bios blacklist won't let you

My t440s didn't have this problem. Chink batteries worked fine too.

>> No.70560707

googled a bit and also didnt find anyone saying it would blacklist

>> No.70560753

> Chink batteries worked fine too
It's hit and miss, some are refurb and even them can weird out sometimes.
So it's a modem slot and not wi-fi, then it may work if you'll find the right M.2. My Samsung M.2 didn't fit in the modem slot on Zbook G1.

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Is buying used thinkpads purely an american thing? I couldn't find a way to buy used business ones here in Russia

>> No.70560812

No. You have to look better, пидop. And not in Russia. Now gb2sosach.

>> No.70560816

nope, plenty of great deals on used thinkpads here in Poland

>> No.70560843

How to internal flash coreboot onto a X230?

>> No.70561013

thats why I'm trying to sell it one ebay. I'm trying to find a job but I live in... wait for it...

>> No.70561023

>scrolling is a meme
do you own an apple magic mouse by chance?

>> No.70561053

What should I do if I want to get a thinkpad, but be able to game some as well? I'm thinking about a W530 with 3820qm and K2000M, but that gpu is horseshit apparently.

Is egpu the only way, or should I just buy a meme gaming laptop? Game i'm mostly interested in is World of Warcraft.

>> No.70561078


idab just rolled tripple 666

>> No.70561091


The k2000m can run WoW on max FPS

Its a CPU intensive game.

>> No.70561110

I figured as much. I'd like a real world benchmark, but it's really hard to find with that specific combo, especially with a quadro.

>> No.70561112

dgpus age very quickly and badly so there aren't many good options, aim for maxwell tier gpu minimum and pascal tier is recommended, so something like P50 minimum desu, wow isn't very graphically demanding and even igpus can play it reasonably well but for anything more you need a lot more power

>> No.70561116


Well I have a quadro 1000m in my w520

Believe me or not IDGAF

>> No.70561176


and all I use it for is playing WoW


>> No.70561194



>> No.70561283

Is P1 the ultimate modern thinkpad or is it just a meme? Does anyone have experience with it? How is temperature, keyboard, screen, general quality?

>> No.70561470

it does everything well except for battery life so yeah pretty solid unless you need you need your laptop on the go all the time

>> No.70561553

imagine being so retarded you can't use avito

>> No.70561578

Imagine being so retarded to live in Russia

>> No.70561596

its pretty comfy actually

>> No.70561622

based commie

>> No.70561755

What could be the cause of BSoDs on a T60? A faulty installation of Wankdogs?
Also, does the center pin yellow barrel-jacked AC adapter that is used with xx30 series work with older models (T400 and lower)?

>> No.70561848

Any reccs for a first time thinkpad owner? Probably just for light browsing/gaming as well as learning programming

>> No.70561964

T420. You can't go wrong with a T420.
T430 if you wanna change the keyboard to a T420 keyboard.
T400 without a dGPU if you want libreboot.
Replace the 4 in any of the above if you want a 15.4" laptop instead of 14". You may also get some other cool stuff if you go for a T5xx for example the T500 has a display port and the T400 doesn't.
About that light gaming, how light is it exactly? The T500 can play minecraft at ~45 fps but gets kinda hot. The T420 with a dGPU would be better for that.

>> No.70562011

have you patched the ec before corebooting?
you should.

>> No.70562031

Not that guy, but is that framerate from a T400 with a dGPU or one without it?

>> No.70562048

It's from a T500(W500 to be exact)

>> No.70562320

X220/230 or T420/430 are good options for that. A T400/X400 would still be enough for basic tasks but with the 20s you get much better performance for a little more money

>> No.70562329

Is the T420 keyboard with the 45n2176 part number compatible with t430?

>> No.70562485

Build a desktop and buy an x220 or t420

>> No.70562551


Hes asking about a $250

"build a desktop AND get a $150 laptop"

im sorry for the advice some of the autists here offer

a w530 is perfect for playing WoW on

get one

im WoW gaming on my w520

its based af

>> No.70562666

A T530 with the NVS 5400M can run Fortnite at 45-60 FPS with everything on low, so it should handle WoW just fine in case you don't find a W530 with the K2000M
t. T530 owner. Disregard the W520 shill, he's an obnoxious fag, like the 2570p shill we had some time ago

>> No.70562908


I play the same game on him on a lower spec'd laptop that he wants and was informing him it will run fine.

You talk about fortnite zoomer shit and a completely different laptop than he is interested in.

kys literally faggot

>> No.70562962

plz respond, I'm about to jump the shark on a T60 for $25
A (You) for your efforts. You're even more obnoxious than sataniaposters

>> No.70562986










>> No.70563060

Can a T400 handle a Core 2 Quad without throttling it? I kind of expect it to become a nuclear reactor but I was wondering if the cooling system is enough for one
You certainly give a fuck if you even bother replying, bub

>> No.70563068





>> No.70563109

It's official, /g/entoomen, the W520 shill has lost it
Point and laff

>> No.70563189

shut up idab

>> No.70563333

For a W530, does it matter if I get a 3740qm or a 3820qm? or should I find one with 3840qm?

>> No.70563398

As far as I know, the jump from 3740QM to 3820QM isn't that big, so aim for either 3740QM or 3840QM
Or buy whatever you can find and buy a 3840QM off eBay
also checked

>> No.70563462

How about overclocking on the 3470qm? The t430 modding guide recommends a 3840qm that overclocks to 4GHz on all cores.

>> No.70563717

Does the t430s has soldered on bga shit cpu?

>> No.70563764
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Just ordered a T480s.

>> No.70563813


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>> No.70564025

Saw a T400 for about $50, but the problem is that the seller didn't include any real photos of the thing. So I contacted him, and asked for the Type number, and he replied with type 6379-AH8, but I can't find it in the withdrawn PDF.
What do you guys think? It can't be a CTO unit, because it would say CTO on the Type-Model, right?

>> No.70564154

specs, price?

>> No.70564225

Ultrabook yes, workstation no. For workstation you should go either P52 or P72, they are the last real ThiccPads

>> No.70564240

i5 8350U

C$1,350 + C$200 tax

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>hating sataniaposters

>> No.70564385

He's lost it long time ago. He's a narcisstic brainlet. In his opinion everything he does is the best, even though he gets told all the time why he is a dumbass. He boasts about one of hes mistakes like it's the best thing ever happened, only to get told and move to another mistake and boast about it, never learning anything. Also he's so love in himself he posts his own face and links his streams here, which I still kind of can't believe, part of me still thinks it's his bully or he is just trolling. An obnoxious fag indeed, everyone just filtered his posts and now he has to post without the name to even get heard. I wonder how he has got this far (time-wise) in his life, without realising what a waste of oxygen he really is.

>> No.70564909

I have a maxed out X1 Extreme on order about to be delivered, but I came across a P52 semi thiccpad over the weekend they got me excited.

Should I send the X1 back and get a p52 instead?

Mostly will be used to edit photos and shit post.

>> No.70564954

p52 has better dgpu and can hold up to 128gb of ram instead of 64gb of X1E, ask yourself if you care about any of those and choice should be clear, personally I'd stick with X1E

>> No.70565107

Say, what happened to the other two ktgee guides about EliteBooks and Latitude/Precision/XPS? I found a local guy who is selling a lot of mixed laptops and, while I see four ThinkPads (2 T410 and 2 T420, one of each with a broken screen and the 4 are missing HDDs and RAM), I also see a few EliteBooks (4 8440p, 2 8460p) and a couple of Latitudes (3 E6410, an E5400, and other three unknown) and can't decide which one to take and fully fix and max out

>> No.70565200

38xxQM, 39xxXM cpus and Engineering Samples do overclock.

>> No.70565231
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my x210 came in today :DD

>> No.70565258

That shit looks painful
Did the post service thrash it?

>> No.70565284
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na, i had to replace the motherboard on my x201 and wanted to see if it worked before i fully screwed it together

>> No.70565307

Sweet, I'm jelly for sure. I wish I could justify it for myself..

>> No.70565337

based and autismpilled

>> No.70565469
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seems like x200 is ideal candidate for some portable linux with tiling wm. For some webdev in vim or emacs
It is very cheap and has slow processor which forces you to write lightweight and optimized code.Any other candidates for similar use case?

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The X200s with 1440x900 screen is pretty cute.

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very cool bateman
but that's nothing
x210 is peak thinkpad, x200(s)/x201(s) with modern components

>> No.70565601
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I kinda want a ThinkPad for Serious Business™

But at the same time I want a cute tiny one... halp?

>> No.70565827

I currently have a T420 with HDD and 4GB RAM with Linux Mint running on it.
Trying to run IntelliJ on it kills the computer pretty much. It takes up to 5 minutes to start the program and will freeze for nearly everything I try to do. Running simple programs from inside the IDE (a few lines of code, nothing complex) can take up to 1 minutes to build and execute.
Obviously, that's not really something one can work with. I want to be able to run a browser in the background, work on the IDE and have my file manager in the background, without lags if possible. Is upgrading my RAM to 8GB enough? Do I also need a SSD on top of it? Or anything else I can do?

>> No.70565889
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ok boys, just bought off NINE ThinkPads for 180$
2x W510

some of them are missing some parts, but hopefully they are all fixable

>> No.70565935

Post a quick rundown of their condition if you can, Anon. Just curious

>> No.70565975

i dont know everything just yet, gonna open them up and fully test them when I get the time, but
the 2xW510s and T410 are missing either keyboard or screen, the rest seem pretty fine, not sure if they have RAM/HDDs

>> No.70565996

well, if you take the time and effort to learn the process properly, the chances of you bricking it are minimal
but it's a lot of work to do it properly

>> No.70566004

I have a t420 with i7 16 gb ram and ssd. Can run android studio, eclipse and everything else at the same time with nary a stutter.

>> No.70566173

>has slow processor which forces you to write lightweight and optimized code
weird way to spell waste time

>portable linux with tiling wm
ah yes of course, carry on then

>> No.70566298

Who is the tranny?

>> No.70566392

omg bruh that is soooooooo sick! i'm also a stoner, I'm blazed right now lol I hust ate a whole pizza tomself and have beenm giggling my ass off watching twitch streams.....where did you get that epic bong from!? it looks lit senpai!

>> No.70566470

Even if three of them are in fine working condition then I'd say you got your monies worth. Nice pickup bro

>> No.70566480

Get a W series and an X series and just use what you feel like using on that day! I do it with my X200 and W500, it's fun.

>> No.70566564

yup, if its just screen or keyboard that needs to be replaced/added and everything else is fine (hopefully)

>> No.70566579

Hmmm they are actually really cheap and I have a spare 128GB SSD. Might buy an extra laptop just for shitposting. Thanks Anon.

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what should I do about this crack in the rollcage of my W530? seems to have happened because it's right by the cooling system so must have been caused by thermal stress
when the keyboard and palmrest are removed and I push the display up, it flexes a lot due to the crack
was thinking about using thermal glue, does that sound like a good idea?

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>> No.70566706

Should I go for a P9700 or an X9100?
W500 btw.

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is that fucking boxy running mac os on a thinkpad?!?

>> No.70566783

new thread: >>70566781
new thread: >>70566781
new thread: >>70566781

>> No.70567695

nah i'm in the uk you can get them but theyre quite a bit more expensive than the urgers on here get them for

>> No.70567900

I need

1080 IPS
x265 HEVC hardware decoding

Any sugestions?

>> No.70568606


>> No.70568794

I bought my x1 extreme on the US amazon
Lenovo's website wont ship to my country the dirty faggots

>> No.70570114

>It is very cheap and has slow processor which forces you to write lightweight and optimized code
thanks for this post anon, made me lol irl

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>> No.70570854

So, what else can you do with that X40? Compile a <20 MB installation of Gentoo?

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