new thinkpad thread, old one is on page 9
I am in the market for a think pad capable of watching anime at 1080p.
I was going to buy the x200 but cried when I saw that it had a 720p resolution and no optical drive.
What think pad is right for me?
you want one of the t5** models
the t540p had a "3k" screen too
heres an example of one
I just checked them out; I am not looking to break the bank for some cartoons.
15inch screens are too big and the T series has a poor battery life.
The s series is right for me; however no damn optical drive!
What about a dell latitude e4300?
the E4310 and E4320 are sleek looking laptops and are really good for their price, not thinkpad tier but they are rather close.
Usually i wouldn't post such things but i'm feeling generous today.
older T series (T6*) are very cheap though
you probably aren't going to find a <15" laptop with a 1080p screen for cheap
>What about a dell latitude e4300?
it looks ok, but google tells me it's 1280x800, I thought you wanted 1080p?
do you really need an optical drive? what for?
small laptops typically do not have optical drives because they take up so much space
if you get something like a thinkpad x201, you can buy a cheap dock that has an optical drive
picked up this sweet ass piece of kit on craigslist last week
how did i do /g/?
Does anyone know what I can do with a crappy old t23?
CPU power is the catch, and it doesn't have an Ultrabase connector. It is about as fast as a T60 (some supported T60 CPUs are faster, but I'm not sure those were a factory option).
Anyway, if you desire the optical drive bay, you may find an Ultrabase acceptable. It is a module that is the same size of the laptop and is connected on the bottom. It provides some extra ports, and an optical drive bay. When installed, it makes the laptop thicker and heavier.
Ultrabases are available for the X2** models.
I would suggest you to save to buy an X220.
(non tablet because those are faster; you want to play that Coalgirls Hyouka OP properly; maybe the tablet versions are able to cope with them, but I don't know; actually, check if an X220 can play it with the other /g/entoomen).
I don't need to say that you should buy one with the fastest CPU option. X series have the CPU soldered on the motherboard, so it can't be upgraded.
The Ultrabase will give you a optical drive bay that supports, drum roll, Blu-ray drives.
You can buy if after you buy the laptop, so, there's no need to pay the full price upfront. You also must include the BD unit on the price.
People would complain about the 16:9 1366x768 screen, but since you want it for anime video, it is acceptable.
I'm sorry but I cannot get a dock.
I just need a small <14" laptop capable of watching anime where ever I am. The dock is an inconvenience; small battery life is an inconvenience.
Build quality is mandatory due to portability.
I appreciate all these suggestions; but it would be awkward to bring a decade old laptop with a docking station around a girls house just to watch anime.
For a maximum of 150, what is my best bet? The x301?
Most 1080p anime will play without skipping on the X301, so I guess that is your only sub 14" option with optical drive bay (it is DVD, not BD).
I'm not sure you will find an X301 for that price. Of course shop around, and another note: there are two CPU options, the slower one has 90% of the speed of the faster one, based on Passmark scores. Both are faster than my current T60, and you should be able to play most anime, even 10 bit, like I do here. Only some full retard encodes will lag.
Since I found no results on Rebecca Black Tech for this, I will post this here, for the benefit of the DIY /g/entoomen:
ThinkClamp: an Arduino USB controller for T60 keyboards (warning: firmware is closed source):
You can get an unpopulated board for it here (get the blue version):
Look around for info on the keyboard connector, so that you won't need to buy a dead motherboard to get one.
This will be useful in the future, when we will need new hardware inside our gutted ThinkPad shells. Solutions for the panels are common. You can use LCD panel adapters and this keyboard controller to make a softwareless terminal using a ThinkPad shell.
Vintage TVs seem really hard to find "in the wild" these days. They show up on eBay once in a while, but shipping is expensive and working condition is always a gamble if you can't see it with your own eyes.
Also, you might not really want to use one of these, or any vintage television, for IRC. The effective resolution is only about 300x480 interlaced. The text would have to be pretty huge to be legible and then you wouldn't be able to fit much on a 9" screen. They can be nice for TV watching, old console games, and maybe vintage computing though.
Also mine picks up a ton of noise when connected to my old ThinkPads.
A little beat up, but yeah.
I have a X300 so it's close to the x301 and for me the biggest flaw is the non availabity of batteries. The chinese ones have shit battery time. However, It can play 1080 videos without any issue but I'm actually thinking about getting a X201 because it can last longer on battery, have a better cpu and have more readily available replacement parts.
>Will it give me powers or cancer?
One of my old friends I haven't chatted with in years bought one from eBay which ended up having an extremely weak, but usable CRT. He used it for a few months and it stopped working completely. Not sure what exactly failed or what he did with it after that.
Mine has been in storage for a while but I should get it out and power it up. Mine has a CRT so strong that it will hurt my eyes when turned up past minimum, but it has some purity issues and the picture is slightly rotated. Those issues can be annoying while gaming, but aren't usually noticeable during TV watching. Of course, live TV watching sucks because of 16:9, but it would still be nice for old 4:3 shows I guess.
I got an old T23 as well. It's working rather nicely although the CMOS and cell battery are kill, so I have to reset BIOS whenever I turn the power off.
Planning to install debian and making it into a servertop while a new CMOS is on its way from ebay. I'll look to get a new cell battery as a UPS eventually
Prior to 840 G1 line, 8XXX have poor battery life even with 9 cell batteries, 2XXX have it much better because they are smaller models (11'' and 12.5'' so they only are 1366X768).
Based on Notebookcheck review 840 battery lasts through 5-6 hours of work, 12 hours idle.
Problem with HP is they don't offer a bigger than 50W battery, unless you want to use their 60w slice.
7XX G2 line has equal battery power but with even bigger power consumption.
Based on battery life alone I would probably rate it 2XXX > 840 G1 > ZBook 14 G1 > 7XX G2 > 8XXX.
Wiki article lists the models with their highest specs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_EliteBook
As for the Latitude question, can't comment really. Laptop durability question is quite important but I haven't found concise and trustable sources for this.
I had to replace the CMOS battery in my T23 around four years ago I think. They usually don't make it more than 8-10 years.
I put a generic eBay main battery in mine also and it's held up really well. They can be hit or miss but I really lucked out with this one. Lasts at least a couple hours and that's all I need.
Guys I want to get a nice 16:9 IPS screen for my t420 I just bought. I'm having trouble finding where and which one to buy. If anyone knows and can make it simple for more which one to get to upgrade this terrible TN panel I would be much obliged.
I picked mine up a couple weeks ago from a flea market. Convinced the guy to sell me low by reminding him no normalfag would ever think of buying it so he might as well get rid of it.
That font a shit. Why did you change it from the default?
I think I paid about $400 for mine on eBay in 2004. It's had almost every component replaced since then, and the case is held together by tape in several spots.
>tfw some tape falling off that needs to be redone, again
I'm pretty sure they are using that model for that...
so /g/entleman what do you think about the Dell 6420? It seem pretty decent and it has dock compatabilty and extra bay for HDD\Battery\Ports\Bluray.
They price on some of them is rather nice and the panel is atleast 1600x900.
So what's the catch?
That television is better than many of the late CRT PVM's. I dont know what happened, but QC on the early new millenial PVM models dropped considerably. Late 90's models are still very good.
It should be noted though, that the quality of the 8" Trinitron tubes were always better than their larger (14", 21") counterparts.
Well i'd like to know the general diffrences between those two, i was thinking of either T420,X220 or an Elitebook.
Now out of these the elitebook is out of question now since it's the bulkiest and the heaviest.
Any better ideas?
>1 for server
>1 for media pc
>1 for daily use/desktop substitute
>1 for outdoors
>1 for bashing 'eads in
>1 for food tray
>1 for watching stuff innatoilet while taking a long shit
Anything I missed?
Elementary OS tablet guy, what settings are you using for stuff and what software are you using?
Unsure about heavy web-browsing, I have maybe 6 tabs open when I'm lookin to when I am on my X61T. It is a bit sluggish, but it can handle 1080p animu w/ 4GB of ram and a 1.6GHz CPU.
So I am sure the X200T can handle that perfectly fine, especially if you don't use a bloated OS like me.
I gotta make a vid like that.
In all honesty I just like to collect them, right now I am on my T43p, tis a blast to type on but damn heavy compared to my X300.
Apart from my X61T for tablet crap, W700ds because I don't have a desktop at the moment, I really don't need to use my other ones. But I usually got some to flip.
>no fapping computer
Although I wish my 2012 Nexus 7 didn't die, I've been using a T43p in the shithole. Been thinking about getting a Kindle Fire HDX, because a few local sellers want under $120 for em.
Probably clogged a bit, dust the fan with air so it can work properly n not overheat.
Apologies fir making an additional thread just now - my T410 is giving 'fan error'. Any advice for DIY fixing? It has dedicated graphics, which I recall may influence the type of fan needed
I was thinking of buying another laptop since my plastic cheap acer isn't cutting it. Are these good prices for these thinkpads? I found them on craigslist.
X220 - $290
x201 - $170
T410 - $170
T420 - $250
T400 - $130
T61 - $125
Which ones would be the best bang for my buck? Right now I'm leaning towards the T410 or T4100.
I just bought x200 tablet for $120. It's my first thinkpad (other than the one I use at work). I'm scared and excited. I really hope it's powerful enough for youtube or 1080p video.
hey guys , i posted in the other one .
which do yall recommend thats cheap for a college student but can run photoshop or similar and can handle a bamboo tablet? i am not too techy so please be gentle
>boot up laptop while trying to get into the BIOS (either the ThinkVantage button or F2)
>it asks for a password
Although you can enter nothing and still get into the BIOS, but you can not change anything.
There is also a power on password that pops up as soon as you boot up the laptop, that is different from a BIOS password. This can be reset by taking out the battery and CMOS battery and holding the power button down for a few seconds, draining the board from all its power.
About to buy a new Thinkpad, replacing my slowly breaking X200.
I was going to go with the X220 but was wondering if anyone had any other suggestions? I have a deal for refurb X220 + IPS screen, and 6-cell for £340 (~$530 but shit's expensive in UK)
I like the IPS screen, long battery life, keyboard, and portability. Not a fan of the low res or 16:9.
I prefer xx20 series because of the keyboard and apparently better durability than xx30. Already have an SSD.
TL;DR: Need a Thinkpad for word processing, web browsing, programming, maybe light gaming. Recommend please.
Any X220 owners, complaints/other feedback?
I just meant in the context of buying on ebay, does it mean that if there's no screenshot I can assume there's a password or is it just a not too commonly done thing?
>how much did it cost you?
Previous owner replaced it, dunno.
>most I have seen on ebay they come with a few of them red thingies how do you take them out and replace?
Beats me. I think you just pull them out...
whats this thing called that covers up the screws?, cant find it on ebay.
thanks, didn't thing about that..
Am I missing something?I am pretty something was in there but not sure what its called.
like this?, cant find nothing else.
Hard to say, I'd get the T400 if its integrated graphics, hell I sold one for about that much with a WXGA+ screen and broken USB bezel.
X201 and T410 can pretty much go toe to toe, with the exception of the T410 having a dedicated card or not.
T410 has the big enter key, X201 kept the original 6 row keyboard.
Even then, that X201 can be fitted with an IPS or a rare AFFS WXGA+ screen, get that if you see the Lenovo logo on the left side of the LCD screen bezel, if not T410 has an OK WXGA+ screen if you bump into it.
If they both got WXGA screens, I'd pick whichever had a better i5 or HDD size, T410 can be upgraded to quad-core CPU, X201 can't, it would need an upgraded motherboard.
Ha weird, maybe its due to the temperature.
Might just need oil in the fan or a whole new unit. Should be under $25 if you are in burgerland.
>mfw pre T4x ThinkPad prices are randomized as if they were in a Golf Range.