>plastic piece holding the lid switch in place broke and now my backlight is stuck on all the time unless I want to turn off the entire machine or use suspend which causes bugs
>various other plastic pieces seem to break on a daily basis
Tape won't be enough for much longer. This poor T23 is going to have to be put down for good soon.
Arctic Silver 5 isn't cutting it on my X200t /g/
What do you recommend?
I have cleaned this thing thoroughly. I have no overheating issues. Is this temperature bad?
It feels bad....
> Debian unstable
> 8gb of memory
> 512GB samsung 840 pro
why do i even have a desktop anymore? i not even use it...
Just installed debian net inst on my thinkpad x201 tablet. everything working great, even stylus. problem is the red eraser is not detected. xinput shows eraser, but xournal and other programs fail to detect it. is stylus broken or is something fucked up?
Was thinking of upgrading to 8gb and a 240gb SSD as well on my X200t. I figure if it dies, SSDs and DDR3 is still relevant and useful for my next laptop.
Just waiting on a 240gb SSD at ~$100, no more.
Is $300 for a T420 with an i5-2520m, 320gb HDD, 4gb RAM, and 1366x768, a fair price?
T43, reporting for duty.
xubuntu runs ok on 512Mb of ram, but i'm probably going to upgrade to 2gb soon to help with youtube videos.
Yeah I wasn't crazy about the chip, doesn't seem horrible though. Decent cache size and low TDP. The laptop is in immaculate condition though.
You think I should hold out for a better processor?
it handles netflix, word, spotify, torrents and all that and only stutters on youtube once in a while. (Why the hell does everything on the web including netflix run smoother than youtube?) It will be fine. As long as you don't plan on playing farcry or anything like that.
anyone ever used tablet with eraser? i'm not sure if the stylus is defective or it's not configured properly.
xsetwacom list shows:
Serial Wacom Tablet stylus id: 16 type: STYLUS
Serial Wacom Tablet eraser id: 18 type: ERASER
Serial Wacom Tablet touch id: 19 type: TOUCH
but the red eraser button does not work in either xournal or cellwriter.
X200 series has DDR3 as well.
The clit mouse works well when you need it. I don't really miss the track pad at all but when I am doing anything that requires more precision and speed I just use a mouse.
I have never used a trackpad that I liked.
I went with an X200t simply because I knew it could handle my needs and I did not need it for anything special. at $110 I can't complain. Even got a brand new sealed ultrabase for it for $10 more.
disable touchpad with xinput set-prop $ID "Device Enabled" 0
Dem Gray Keys can be transplanted to the X/T6X series as well.
See if you can get these from any of your local institutions, we're throwing these away by the caseload at work.
No, sadly I can't take them home, they have to go to the recycling center or put on a bid list to be sold.
I'm 99% sure the recyclers just wipe the drives and sell them on ebay for insane profit.
How compatible are these keyboards?
For example, will it fit my X200 t? I like the grey keys.
I figured compatibility would be good since the keyboard on my X200 has the think light button and this thing doesn't have a think light, which leads me to believe this keyboard is shared with different models.
I run a non-profit after school program and a teacher at one of the schools i work at just gave me 3 R40 ThinkPads.
They aren't anything special but I am building a small arsenal of old laptops so that I can hold free basic computer classes for my community sometime next year.
I also recently was given 5 Dell E6500 Latitudes by a somewhat local IT firm.
lesson of the day, you would not believe the shit people throw away.
X200 went to a completely different scissor layout.
You can use X4X keys on the X6X, and T4X keys on the T6X, T400, T500. You need to swap the scissors too, but the underlying base will accept them perfectly.
Oh! And there are two completely different kinds of keyboards in the X4X and X6X series. Look at the bottom of the keyboard where there's a little metal can covering the trackppoint circuit boards. The 'four black dots' models will trade keys with other 'four black dots', and the 'three black dots' models trade with other 'three black dots' models. The four black dot models have wider scissors and a slightly superior feel due to a more stable travel. You can depress a key even at the extreme corner and it travels down smoothly. The 3dot models will just let the key tilt sideways.
The X200 also has three-dot and four-dot variants, but they're not cross-compatible backwards.
We don't have a ton of storage space at the school, so it's actually more efficient to simply donate or give to recyclers. I'm also not sure if it would be worth it to hire someone to sell them on ebay, not that I could.
It does great on Netflix and it can play youtube at 720p very well, it just has small issues with maximizing and stuff once in a while.
I streamed the world cup in HD the whole month without issue. Works well.
Are there slice batteries that would work with the x201t?
The display isn't even 16:9. I think the only panel upgrades available are 1440x900 (which is TN) and a 1280x800 IPS (maybe AFFS) panel which is significantly better quality, but still low resolution.
But other people have changed the screen on an x200 and x201. Phones have a 1080p display, I know thinkpads can. I know that you need an extra cable to make it happen, but it's possible.
You can also drop an X200 palmrest right onto an X201.
My T60p's touchpad is a... crap magnet. Every time I look at it there's something wedged around the edges that needs to be scraped out. Something that probably came off of me :(
anyone else here use a tablet thinkpad that runs gnu/linux? i'm not sure what else to try
Gimp's pressure sensitivity setup is retarded; you have to set up the device you want to use _with that device_. Meaning, you go to paintbrush, open up the 'Dynamics' tool configuration, then make all the settings _using the stylus_ not mouse. Because the second you touch the mouse, Gimp flips back to configuring the mouse, not the stylus.
it only says to not put it in my mouth, so can i use arctic silver as lube? serious question guys
On my 230t the pen Just moves the mouse cursor
install wacom drivers and enabled the stylus in gimp. pressure sensitivity was working first try.
Ok, thank you. That explains why it's not working. I'm not sure how I should configure it in xorg, though.
xsetwacom lists it as a separate device, of type eraser. it's also enabled.
This is insane guys..look at all the thinkpad prices in my area:
Even on ebay, I can't "snipe" thinkpad for the guide prices. Of course I have the money to overpay but I don't want to be a sucker.
>my X220t when activating pressure sensitivity
Going to get a new pen soon, I guess...
Core i7 2720QM Quad Core Processor @ 2.20GHz
320GB 7200rpm HDD - Comes with factory restore partition
1920x1080 FHD 15.6" screen
Dual graphics card(Integrated Intel and Dedicated Nivida NVS 4200m)
Smart Card Reader.
Wifi and Bluetooth Connectivity.
9 Cell battery.
$600.. It looks like it's in great condition.
Already had to screen replaced under warranty, didn't fix it. This was it before it was replaced.
Halp, based /g/ generals.
I am looking for a 12 to 14 inch laptop with a quad core and a 1080p panel. I am a student, which basically means the cheaper, the better. I know I could get a w520, but they are expensive, and I really don't want to be getting one with an nvidia gpu. I could buy a t420 and slap in a quad core and a different panel, but is that worth it ? Should I go somewhere else ?
A good chassis, and a clitoris for pointing are a must.
For fucks sake.
rMBP's suck, they don't have the thinkpoint or whatever it was called. And the keyboard is shit compared to my x200.
Too bad I can't shell out 2k £ for a brand new t440.
Also, why do none of the x220/30/40 laptops available with a quad ? I mean, it's not like I love waiting for stuff to compile. Unless I'm getting paid for it.
Yes, but wasn't the selling point of the original X series that you would get basically the same performance a mid range T series laptop would give you with lower power consumption and, primarily, a superior form factor ?
I've always found the T Series to be the perfect size myself. The X Series always lacked options for a dedicated GPU, and I thought they used lower voltage CPUs with slightly less performance, but maybe that wasn't the case for all models.
What does /g/ think of this W700?
the XxxS models do, but, I think, right up till x220, you could get the fastest CPU with a TDP limit of 40-45W inside most of the regular models. It's a shame that the X240 now is available only as an ultrabook with an ultrabook CPU.
Still, if I want a quad core which I can afford, I have to buy a t520, which is a bit bigger than I would like my next laptop to be. At the moment, I have a malfunctioning x200s, it doesn't charge the battery, and no, it IS a motherboard defect. And I have an x60 as well, which isn't even 64 bit, so rather useless for modern development.
The thinkpad buying guide is way off with prices
All that are listed for $100-150 are actually $200+ everywhere I look
Am I expected to buy something used off Ebay? I'd rather not buy a used computer
newegg has some refurbished thinkpads but they are a bit overpriced, If you want something newer you could try lenovo outlet but i doubt that they will have the type that you are looking for
I just got my X201 running on an old spare 80GB HDD until my 128GB SSD gets in. I just installed Sabayon (I will get real-non-babby-ganoo on the ssd) for now. The fingerprint reader works out of the box!
>Am I expected to buy something used off Ebay? I'd rather not buy a used computer
...Isn't every single thinkpad except for the 230/430/530 and 240/440/540 out of production now?
And won't the *30 ones be going out of production soon, leaving only the even shittier *40s?
Well the T420 will have longer battery life (assuming the batteries are in good or similar condition) and also has an Ultrabay, which means cd/dvd reader or a second HDD. T420 can take mSATA SSD's too. Also optional dedicated graphics.
X201t would be slightly smaller and lighter and tablet, obviously.
If you're looking for a desktop replacement and it's going to be your main machine, definitely a T420.
Does kt-gee still post here? I have something he might want to put on his site. In regards to thinkpads. This post specifically:
>tfw I thought /g/ was joking about buying cheap thinkpads
>tfw I bought a overpriced hp pavillion g6
>it's loud as fuck, overheating problems, it burns my fingers touching it sometimes
>it could explode anytime
Why didn't I listen?
Yep still here, mostly in the Retro thread.
hwtools.net sells an actual full sd slot for the WWAN slot. But if there's adequate empty space inside the ThinkPad, I guess the microSD to SD adapter could work better.
The ThinkPad guide will be updated on the 1st August to reflect the price drops on the Sandy Bridge models.
>I guess the microSD to SD adapter could work better.
Hell yeah, 2 extra full sized sd card slots inside your laptop using 2 adaptors on top of the Mini PCI-E connector you link to on your site. Forget the single sd card adaptor you posted that's bullshit.
It's a shame X4x users can't use this considering the limited 1.8" PATA options they have.
Have you tried the adaptor? Do you know if it works well?
The dual microSD adapter works fine in my X200s, it's detected as a USB device so you can boot from both slots separately. One issue is that if you put the ThinkPad to sleep, it disconnects and reconnects when you wake it back up.
Such is life in Canada, I had to snipe a T420 AT the fucking guide price, all the good auctions don't ship here and craigslist/kijiji is barren.
UXGA T60p owner, reporting in.
Runs fairly decent with an SSD, and of course the screen is one of the best I've seen in a laptop, ever.
If it bothers you that much just take out the bluetooth card. According to this site it should be removable without issue on that model.
The cost of dealing with the upgrades will probably exceed that of a machine configured as such unless you know where to get a suitable laptop i7 on the cheap
Someone on /g/ once fapped using that and posted pictures (somewhere). Not sure what happened afterwards
So I want 4 gigs of ram in both my x61 laptops but looking at ram prices for DDR2 SODIMMs it's going to cost almost half what I paid for it. Because I also want it in a single stick so I can have 8 gigs as an option in the future it increases the price quite a bit.
Are these prices ever going to go down? Now that most newer laptops have soldered on ram it seems that they'll have less incentive to liquidate their old inventory as quickly. I don't know if it's worth buying a 2 gig stick now and getting a a 4 gig stick later on and just leaving it at 6 gigs each.
While you folks with your 16:9 touchscreens, chicklet keyboards and gigantic trackpads will get to have 32 or 64 gigs of ram and current processors in your newer chinkpads I just can't deal with widescreen on a laptop on top of everything else. This is all I have left as a reminder of when computing was a sane hobby. You take out a 4:3 laptop in public now and people chuckle thinking it's an antique, eventually they'll be be reacting the same at people who use physical keyboards and mice 10 years from now.
Pretty sure all the lights blink upon boot regardless of what options or peripherals are plugged in. Even the hard drive access lights up when there's nothing in there to access.
You will have to pay a lot of money just to get a screen that is a little bit higher res, unless it is possible to replace the screen with something that is fhd, which I am not sure is possible.
So maybe you guys can help
I have fucking techno autism and cannot stand all this redundancy i have with shit.
>Desktop(amd 8 core) forget name right now
>laptop(i7 3517U) 15inch 1080x1920 display, honestly smooth as fuck but really big
>Wacom x86 Tablet for taking notes in oneNote
>Celery M netbook with lubuntu
Anyway, my point is I have so much shit and I can't stand it. Laptop is too big, netbook is too weak, phone is too big, some classes dont allow computers so can't use tablet.
>switch to paper notes/calendar
>Buy X120e Thinkpad, slap Fedora on it
>Buy Nokia 515
>buy 2013 Nexus 7 for documents/social shit, slap Cyanogen on it
and sell the rest
Seriously. the inconsistency and redundancy drives me up the wall and makes me obsess over it and it kills me.
is the X120e good?
i like its smallness as a netbook but how good are the AMD Fusion APU's? I just want to be able to watch video without it stuttering all the time
Well the T series uses socket based processors. Just need to find the right one and when it comes to quad cores, I think you need to do some magic tricks (something about only boards with discrete graphics accepting them). But in that respect, i5 to i7 within the same range isn't really worth it since it'll also drink a little more.
But if you know what you're doing with the display then that of course would be a good idea.
So I got my X200s running Xubuntu. What now?
I'll look at those
I just want a nice netbook to carry with me, that can do documents, 720p videos, flash (homework shit) etc
i want it to be simple so i can stop obsessing
ill look at the x200 series though
You. Read this.
The only acceptable suffix after a thinkpad model is either t or p or ds. s is fine too if you want a slimmer model at the expense of power.
Which skin do you think looks nicer?
There's newer models that are out now that weren't for those tests which are good too, such as the Crucial M550 and Samsung 850 Pro, etc.
Thank you /g/, my X220 arrived yesterday, and it's the best purchase I've ever made.
£200 got me near mint condition, i5 2.5ghz processor, 4gb ram, 320gb hdd and the battery still lasts 6 hours on powersaving mode.
Was pretty surprised about how small and light it was when I unboxed it, and the build quality is amazing. Feels so solid. There's lots of little extra touches to it too, like a little light near the webcam you can turn on with Fn+PgUp for working in the dark, an easily removable hdd, and a slightly bigger battery which tilts the keyboard towards you when it's sitting on the desk.
10/10 would recommend again and again.
Btw, wtf is the thinkvantage button?!
x200/s or t400 are best value for money and I personally think they are the best options for baby's first ThinkPad. Gave my x200s to a colleague and t400 to my dad, they both liked what they see.
You can emulate PS2 and maybe play some dota/tf2 with the nvidya card. Depends on whether you wanna fuck around with vidya or not really. And I think optimus doesn't play nice with loonix.
thinking about buying a T420. Are 370€ too much for this:
- hd+ 1600x900
- 160GB hdd (got a SSD here though)
- 4GB RAM
- Core i5 2520M
Any advice on cleaning my keyboard?
Also, my T60p is still getting really high temperatures. Although, I've found that if I elevate it with a book and leave the area underneath the fan to the air and not against a solid surface, my temps are good.
I'm talking, flat against a wood table, the GPU can get to 97-98, but with the side not under the fan being elevated with a book, it tends to stay at 78 to the low 80s.
Any advice for this as well? I replaced the AS5 on mine less than a month ago and I've already done the pre-1982 copper penny GPU cooling trick.
Since it is so hard to find a decent deal on a t420 with an i7 and a nvidia card. Would it be possible to get one with an i5 and no dedicated graphics and then just swap out the motherboard?
What is the best laptop around without a mouse pad?
Reasons for no mouse pad:
>never use it
>it get's in the way while typing
>it looks ugly as hell
I have been searching for days now for a good laptop without one but most either have it or it's a tablet (which I'm not after).
A bonus would be if OpenBSD supports it.
I've heard that the thinkpads have this but it seems like leveno are not producing them anymore.
For around $200, could I get a Thinkpad that would let me program, have around 10 tabs open in a brower, and all the other basic things people do with a computer? If so, which model? I don't have any strong preference, I just need something cheap that gets the job done without any annoying features.
Also, how long are the batteries supposed to last on a Thinkpad?
Can usually get a 2.4ghz with 2/4gb ram for 100 or less, then spend the rest on ssd or moar ram. You can also get a hdd caddy to stick your original hard disk in the DVD slot for the T400.