Previous Thread: >>70517943Don'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 processorsUpgraded models:>X210 - X200/X201, i5 8250U quadcore>X62 - X61, i5 5250U>T70 - T60, i7 7700HQHigh-res IPS displays, USB 3.0, M.2 x4, mini-DPhttps://forum.51nb.com/forum.php?mod=forumdisplay&fid=117Why 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 supportHelpful 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
Look at that disgusting tranny.
Is the T440s the best ?
X220 and X230s in good condition seem to cost more than x240s and 50s. Went for a t440s for $60 no HDD/screen hopefully can take the panel out of t440p and put it an and convert that to a desktop
What model should I get if I just wanna use it for general use (streaming videos, browsing the internet, etc.) and light music production (mainly using audacity to record guitar and vocals)?
Should i get an X61 so i can take it to uni instead of my W500?
>>70543515start going to the gym, you basedboi
2nd gen x1 carbon coming in this Thursday, comes with Windows 10How do i customize this for a authentic Thinkpad experience?
I need something around 100$ that can keep up with web browsing and streaming.
GT 730m mobo going in
>>70543537omfg those stickers pls kys
>>70543515Well 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 drawbackeither solder your own or understand you have like 4 hours of battery life on a 9 cell
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??
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.
>>70544356well, 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.
>>70544356Disregard 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
>>70543436That’s a beautiful trap
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
>>70544700delete windows and put a normal OS on it.
>>70543436>buying an old thinkpad and using windows on itBut why.
>>70544356>>70544425You should hack in a 1080p or 1440p screen
>>70544729>stop using the most compatible OS that 70+% of people uselolno
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.
>>70544857Only 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.
>>70543436that's a cute boy
>>70544104>>70543522i desisted on getting it desu.but, should my w500 take 64ohm headphones without an external amp?
>>70544758>being mass-market crap somehow makes it goodcompatibility is literally only a problem for gaymers.this is the the main reason linux (even ubuntu) is such a perfect pleb filter.
>>70544857I bought a really good condition x220 off of r/thinkpadsforsalelooking around ebay, amazon, newegg, craigslist, etc yielded way too many results, most of them being either very overpriced or in terrible condition
>>70544857Lenovo's website. Don't buy second hand trash just to fit in with people on a dumb forum.
>>70543537>anti apple stickers>satanya>makes kde look like osxyou suck.
>>70543436Who is this girl/boy?
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?
>>70545280lenovo made external keyboards that used the same rubber domes and keys
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?
is there seller for x200/x220 in Poland.I want to buy lightweight machine for travel and best I can find is t4xx
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
Thinkpad is the THINKing man's laptop LOL GET IT???? HAHAH XDDDDDD
>>70544958 My w520 drives my 60 ohm AKGs perfectly fine. If that is any help.
>>70543436Should I get the T60 or T61? What's a good price? I've seen as low ~$50 including shipping costs.
Apart from the bitchin' little trackball, this old legacy laptop also has a 3.5" floppy drive, serial/parallel connectors, VGA connector, and a PS/2 connector.
>>70545984Nobody asked.This isn't "retro laptop" general. It seems people have forgotten this. This is THINKPADS and BUSINESS laptops only. No retro faggot tranny shit.I'm sick and tired of having to police this general. Let me get some sleep for once.
I just noticed this Whoever did this +1 to you
What models of Thinkpad can run compiz and still do other things?
>>70546028Go to bed cunt
>>70546248One which meets or exceeds the specs of the applications you intend to use.
>>70543504X220 or if u can afford it the t440s
have a w540laptop won't recognize my network adapter after clean install, what should I do? I've already searched for the product and downloaded the driver, but I can't get the adapter to install it.
>>70546028No one asked for your "policing". It would be better if you just left.
is B140HAN01.3 the best panel for a T420 FHD swap?
>>70545909I'd get T61 unless you want that 15" 4:3. T60 can't have more than 3GB RAM so you're constantly swapping if you open any modern web browser. They're probably both painfully slow.Here in Poland you can find T60 and T61 in under 30$. 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.
>>70543436My X201s gets pic related marks from keyboard. Does it mean I have wrong parts?
>>70543497its the opposite, it quite literally has the shittiest trackpad out of all TPs
ive just been outbid and lost T510
>>70547144how much did it sell for?
>>70545891Guys...guys...look....guys...hey...am I cool yet? Dude weed xxX lollololololo 420blazeit Xxx.
>>70543436Who here waiting for the T495 with Ryzen 3000 Pro chipsets?
>>70547051Its 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.
T440, i5-4300U for 160 USD, yes or no?
X40 a shit
>>70543436I just nutted to this image. Thanks
Just bought a T520 on ebay. Anything I need to know about them? What plays up first?
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.
>>70548450which one do you have? 44 and 55++ are the best ones, if you bought a lower tier one well shiet
>>70548450>Battery is brand newit 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
>>70547051using the trackpad on a thinkpad, what the fuck is wrong with you?
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?
>>70548450>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.
>>70548966Found the illiterate shitskin.You are subhuman.
>>70548966The trackpoint is shit to use on it because there's no buttons for the nipple
>>70544700You 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 RAMFor 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
>>70549264Take chinkshit battery and replace cells, the chink batts dont have lenovo shit suicide switch also easier to take appart
>>70549595I 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.
>>70544700I 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.
>>70546472Absolutely.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.https://www.aliexpress.com/item/SANITER-LCD-controller-board-kit-LVDS-cable-1920X1080-IPS-1080P-FHD-Screen-Kit-for-thinkpad-T430/32891792274.html?spm=a2g0s.9042322.214.171.124e824c4dQJqdMsthis 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.
>>70549683found the gnutard
>>70549801I'm using a dual boot and was actually dead serious.
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.
>>70543436Which one do you prefer? Square or rectangle screen?
>>70550354>square or rectangle
>>70544700Win 10 or 7?
Is it fair to say that thinkpads are the Lada Nivas of laptops?
>>70544700>Windows updateFound the problem. Install any decent distro and it'll run like a charm
>>705503544:3 screens are comfier
I got my hands on a X200 for free. What would my best options for mods be?
>>705503544:3 for general use but anything like watching movies or playing games etc is still arguably better on a widescreen.
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
>>70550354Anal or oral?
>>70550354Didn'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.
fucking cock lost another auction battle for an X220i
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
>>70551651also 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?
>>70547191that's too much anyways
>>70551615>iwhy would you do that
>>70545984this looks extremely comfy.
>>70551904i have an addiction, i just want ThinkPads
Saw on Ebay a thinkpad for 255€.Its:Lenovo ThinkPad X240 12,5" i7-4600U CPU 8GB 256GB SSD UMTS 4G 1920 x1080 Full HDCan i trust that?
>>70551651>>70551734Used 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.
YESSSSSSSAFTER A WEEK I FINALLY MANAGED TO FLASH COREBOOT WITHOUT BRICKING MY NEW W530
>>70543464>Look at that disgusting tranny.I'd rather not
>>70547008no, that's normal. I want a JIS board for my x200.
>>70553128>JIS boardWhat's that? I can't find anything relevant
>>70553070Nice. I have coreboot on my x230 and x220, and some systems with libreboot.>>70553165Japanese Industrial Standard keyboard. The JIS boards were the last ones to have green alt keys like the classic thinkpads.
What are my options for a screen replacement in the x201?>>70547580I don't see why not>>70547144>>70551615I didn't know people actually lost ebay auctions>>70546028wheak bait
>>70540348What the fuck is their problem?
Just bought a T480s, i5, 16 gig of RAM, 512 ssd. Am I dumb for going brand new??
>>70553494nah, t480s is pretty sweet, I've been using one for a year now and 0 regrets here
>>70553305i never said it was on ebay
>>70547144Don'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.>>70553305That 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.
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
How easy would it be to stick an X201 tablet head onto my X200 tablet's body?
>>70553562I swap it in bios and forget it's even a thing, I assume that's what most people do.
Should I coreboot my T520? Can I still have weeb boot image?
>>70551651Most of them should work without drivers ,plug nd playbut drivers and firmware are usually neededyou kinda have to try it and hope for the best
>>70551132What do you mean? Onsite replacement of mb dont use thermal?
>>70553599coreboot plsyou can have all the weeb shit
>>70553599you can add a bootsplash image, yesbut 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
>>70551132I heard technicians onsite get good money, what country you @
>>70550207depends 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
Gonna replace a T450 hd for screen for an IPS fullhd tomorrow. Any tips?
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?https://www.ebay.com/itm/4GB-KIT-RAM-for-Lenovo-ThinkPad-X60s-SERIES-B4/163603151581?hash=item261781fadd:g:FcoAAOSwjg1ZkhaC
>>70553562I kind of didn't about it at first, many years later I'm still used to FN coming first.Matter of preference, really.
So this is why they called them housefires?
>>70553614Well, 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. >>70553675I'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.
>>70543436is 65 dollars worth it for a t40?
>>70543436name 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.
>>705543451/10here's 1 free (you) for attempt
>>70543436so 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?
>>70554596many 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
the x1 carbon is the best thinkpadand nu lenovos look better than those vintage looking black bricksprove me wrongprotip you cant
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?
>>70543436So 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?
Can I install Mac OSX on a thinkpad.
>>70555496Can I take a shit on the mona lisa
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.
hello fellow memepad tranniesas 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?
>>70555619do 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
>>70543504if 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.
>>70555712You realize the t420s is not similar to a t440s at all correct?They're much heavier and thicker than a t440sworse battery tech tooIt 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.
>>70555769x220/x230 are great if you're poor but the x250 is a direct upgrade in every way.
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?
>>70555819google shows plenty of answers
>>70555819use linux.just boot a live iso of something
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?
>>70555911dude just buy a new partif you use adhesive there enjoy the hot chemical odors
>>70550354What model is the 4:3 one? An X61?
is it a good deal get a t470?
>>70554306Hell 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] >>70555819That'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.>>70556151Get a T480, it's WAY better
>>70556151what do you need it for?
Guys any major difference in performance between a t430 i7 and a t450 i5?
>>70555970but it's the magnesium rollcage, not the plastic body
>>70555447plz help, I got fired a while ago so I'm hurting for money. I seriously need some help here.
>>70556019Looks like a T60p
>>70556391if they're both dual core then not really
>>70543436Is 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?
Would it be stupid to buy a TX20 as a daily driver?
>>70556743It depends of what you do with it, I just use mine as a mobile shitposting machine and it works perfectly well.
>>70556845What about playing N64 and SNES roms?
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.
>>70556239ty based anon ended up finding a t60 for 30 dollars
How is the A485? Mostly worried about battery life, knowing that AMD is behind Intel on this front.
>$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 kgis there ANY reason I shouldn't buy this brand new Thinkpad E485?
>>70548450It'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.
>>70556562>fired>a while ago>hurting for moneyYou 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.
>>70557362e seriesbasically the lowest binned componentsnot a thinkpad, just the nameoverpriced for what you get many better options if you need to save moneyWe don't welcome e series here
I got an x1 carbon 2nd gen what do
>>70551494I 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.
>>70556562get a used mb for pennies, replace and sell
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?
>>70557807You 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.
>>70557807Watch it you can only get proper lenovo batteries t430 won't hold aftermarket batteries
>>70557978Yeah i know that, im getting genuine anyway since my old chinese knock off just died. I have coreboot installed anyway, so no battery whitelist.>>70557807thx !
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.
>>70557168A working T60 for $30?. Where?. What specs?.
>>70543436Should 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).
>>70558219x200 hands down
>>70558196a t60 is only worth about $30they dont have the processing power to do much of anythingno HD videoless than 2 hours of battery on a mobile deviceruns hotloud fan
I need a mother's day laptop that can do netflix and some puzzle games. Anyone have suggestions?
Someone talk me out of getting a M6800 thickbook.
>>70543436i dodged a bullet
>>70558865I 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
>>70558865How do you use something like this with no middle mouse button? Looks like shit too
>>70558875>>70558887>no middle mouse buttonis this a meme? what do you actually use a third mouse button on a laptop for?>>70558865got 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.
>>70543436I decided to get thinkpad t400 and libreboot itfrom 1 to 10, how likely I will brick it?btw, buying it for 80€
>>70558929>what do you actually use a third mouse button on a laptop for?... middle clicking??
>>70559060>so it's a memeok then just checkin
>>70558875>>70558887>>70559060Click both at the same time, works as a middle click on linux.
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
>>70558865I 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
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.
>>70559971specs 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
>>70559984>>70559988For 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.
>>70560054well 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
>>70557168nice. c2d?>>70558327shut up idab
complete newcomer hereis the x220 fast enough for web browsing and watching video? I got a good deal for one with an IPS panel
>>70560194It's fine for web browsing and 1080p60fps.
My T520p just arrived. Everything seems to be in proper working order although some madman installed windows 10 on it.
I got 2 questionsFirst 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?
>>70560587you need to stick them in your poo hole.
>>70560587> If I replace my wwan card with an m.2 ssd in my t440sBIOS blacklist won't let you.> any way to fix that?Glue?
>>70560612>bios blacklist won't let youMy t440s didn't have this problem. Chink batteries worked fine too.
>>70560612>>70560666googled a bit and also didnt find anyone saying it would blacklist
>>70560666> Chink batteries worked fine tooIt'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.
Is buying used thinkpads purely an american thing? I couldn't find a way to buy used business ones here in [spoiler]Russia[/spoiler]
>>70560796No. You have to look better, пидop. And not in Russia. Now gb2sosach.
>>70560796nope, plenty of great deals on used thinkpads here in Poland
How to internal flash coreboot onto a X230?
>>70557575thats why I'm trying to sell it one ebay. I'm trying to find a job but I live in... wait for it...CANADA
>>70559118>scrolling is a memedo you own an apple magic mouse by chance?
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.
>>70560666idab just rolled tripple 666
>>70561053The k2000m can run WoW on max FPSIts a CPU intensive game.
>>70561091I 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.
>>70561053dgpus 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
>>70561110Well I have a quadro 1000m in my w520Believe me or not IDGAF
>>70561116and all I use it for is playing WoWtwitch.tv/idabwow
>>70543436Is P1 the ultimate modern thinkpad or is it just a meme? Does anyone have experience with it? How is temperature, keyboard, screen, general quality?
>>70561283it does everything well except for battery life so yeah pretty solid unless you need you need your laptop on the go all the time
>>70560796imagine being so retarded you can't use avito
>>70561553Imagine being so retarded to live in Russia
>>70561578its pretty comfy actually
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)?
Any reccs for a first time thinkpad owner? Probably just for light browsing/gaming as well as learning programming
>>70561848T420. 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.
>>70558005have you patched the ec before corebooting?you should.
>>70561964Not that guy, but is that framerate from a T400 with a dGPU or one without it?
>>70562031It's from a T500(W500 to be exact)
>>70561848X220/230 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
Is the T420 keyboard with the 45n2176 part number compatible with t430?
>>70561053Build a desktop and buy an x220 or t420
>>70562485Hes asking about a $250"build a desktop AND get a $150 laptop" im sorry for the advice some of the autists here offera w530 is perfect for playing WoW onget oneim WoW gaming on my w520its based af
>>70561053A 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 K2000Mt. T530 owner. Disregard the W520 shill, he's an obnoxious fag, like the 2570p shill we had some time ago
>>70562666I 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
>>70561755plz respond, I'm about to jump the shark on a T60 for $25>>70562908A (You) for your efforts. You're even more obnoxious than sataniaposters
>>70562962likeI Givea Fuckkillyourselffaggot
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>>70562986You certainly give a fuck if you even bother replying, bub
It's official, /g/entoomen, the W520 shill has lost itPoint and laff
>>70563068shut up idab
For a W530, does it matter if I get a 3740qm or a 3820qm? or should I find one with 3840qm?
>>70563333As far as I know, the jump from 3740QM to 3820QM isn't that big, so aim for either 3740QM or 3840QMOr buy whatever you can find and buy a 3840QM off eBayalso checked
>>70563398How about overclocking on the 3470qm? The t430 modding guide recommends a 3840qm that overclocks to 4GHz on all cores.
Does the t430s has soldered on bga shit cpu?
Just ordered a T480s.
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?
>>70561283Ultrabook yes, workstation no. For workstation you should go either P52 or P72, they are the last real ThiccPads
>>70564154i5 8350U8 GB DDR4256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD1080pC$1,350 + C$200 tax
>>70562962>hating sataniapostersITODDLER BTFO
>>70563109He'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.
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.
>>70564909p52 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
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
>>7056346238xxQM, 39xxXM cpus and Engineering Samples do overclock.
my x210 came in today :DD
>>70565231That shit looks painfulDid the post service thrash it?
>>70565258na, i had to replace the motherboard on my x201 and wanted to see if it worked before i fully screwed it together
>>70565231Sweet, I'm jelly for sure. I wish I could justify it for myself..
>>70543537based and autismpilled
seems like x200 is ideal candidate for some portable linux with tiling wm. For some webdev in vim or emacsIt is very cheap and has slow processor which forces you to write lightweight and optimized code.Any other candidates for similar use case?
>>70565469The X200s with 1440x900 screen is pretty cute.
>>70565562>>70565469very cool batemanbut that's nothingx210 is peak thinkpad, x200(s)/x201(s) with modern components
I kinda want a ThinkPad for Serious Business™But at the same time I want a cute tiny one... halp?
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?
ok boys, just bought off NINE ThinkPads for 180$2x W510T410X220X100eT60R51T43T41some of them are missing some parts, but hopefully they are all fixable
>>70565889Post a quick rundown of their condition if you can, Anon. Just curious
>>70565935i dont know everything just yet, gonna open them up and fully test them when I get the time, butthe 2xW510s and T410 are missing either keyboard or screen, the rest seem pretty fine, not sure if they have RAM/HDDs
>>70558958well, if you take the time and effort to learn the process properly, the chances of you bricking it are minimalbut it's a lot of work to do it properly
>>70565827I 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.
>>70565469>has slow processor which forces you to write lightweight and optimized codeweird way to spell waste time>portable linux with tiling wmah yes of course, carry on then
Who is the tranny?
>>70545891omg 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!
>>70565889Even if three of them are in fine working condition then I'd say you got your monies worth. Nice pickup bro
>>70565601Get 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.
>>70566470yup, if its just screen or keyboard that needs to be replaced/added and everything else is fine (hopefully)
>>70566480>X200Hmmm they are actually really cheap and I have a spare 128GB SSD. Might buy an extra laptop just for shitposting. Thanks Anon.
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 stresswhen the keyboard and palmrest are removed and I push the display up, it flexes a lot due to the crackwas thinking about using thermal glue, does that sound like a good idea?
Should I go for a P9700 or an X9100?W500 btw.
>>70543436is that fucking boxy running mac os on a thinkpad?!?
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>>70560796nah i'm in the uk you can get them but theyre quite a bit more expensive than the urgers on here get them for
I need 1080 IPSx265 HEVC hardware decodingCheapAny sugestions?
>>70544857I bought my x1 extreme on the US amazon>>70545021Lenovo's website wont ship to my country the dirty faggots
>>70565469>It is very cheap and has slow processor which forces you to write lightweight and optimized codethanks for this post anon, made me lol irl
>>70570571So, what else can you do with that X40? Compile a <20 MB installation of Gentoo?