/tpg/ - ThinkPad General

Nolan Johnson
Nolan Johnson

Previous Thread: jowforums.com/thread/70158001/technology

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
forum.51nb.com/forum.php?mod=forumdisplay&fid=117

Why ThinkPad?
Used machines are plentiful and cheap
Excellent keyboards - tactile feel and quiet
Great durability: magnesium rollcage for structural integrity, high quality plastic body panels
Utilitarian design: indicator LEDs, 7 row keyboard layout on older models
Docking stations that easily turns your laptop into a desktop
Easy to repair (most models), upgrade & maintain thanks to readily available service manuals for every model, spare parts easy & cheap to obtain
The TrackPoint™, great for those who type a lot or hate niggers swiping their fingers all over a touchpad
Excellent GNU/Linux & *BSD support

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

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Kayden Turner
Kayden Turner

lolis

Mason Butler
Mason Butler

jowforums.com/thread/70158001/technology
Please help, deciding is hard.

Ethan Foster
Ethan Foster

FLEX

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Angel Cruz
Angel Cruz

Bought an E580. Am I going to die, Jow Forums?

Aiden Gray
Aiden Gray

The trannies banned me from the discord again

how will I cope??!?!???

REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Alexander Reyes
Alexander Reyes

Its not a thinkpad

Get out

its a cheap cheap plastic waste of money

you got played

return if you can

you should have nothing but buyers remorse

LOL

look at this idiot

Owen Reed
Owen Reed

I've bought t450s week ago and installed linux. Any tips how to tune tlp to improve battery life? I've set it to charge only to 90% but tlpstat shows me both internal and external battery degraded to 3/4 of its original capacity, so should I just set charge to 100% and not bother?

Asher Hernandez
Asher Hernandez

uwu

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Jeremiah Rivera
Jeremiah Rivera

If price isn't really a concern I'd go for the T440p out of those with a trackpad swap if you're looking for the best one specs wise, it weighs about the same as the T430.
If you want a smaller and lighter one, go for the X230.

Set it to 80% and unplug your battery whenever you're using it with an AC adapter attached and not charging the battery.

Easton Martinez
Easton Martinez

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

Please go back to your furry Discord and come back once you're 18 or older

Jack Ross
Jack Ross

Let's say money is not an issue.

T480 or P52?

Juan Hernandez
Juan Hernandez

I have a T41 and it's pretty slow when using a modern OS. is freedos a nice OS for it?

Zachary Williams
Zachary Williams

Thanks for your thoughts, senpai. Does the T440p have a similar battery life as the T430/X230?

Benjamin Lopez
Benjamin Lopez

Hold ma spear

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Alexander Young
Alexander Young

THE E SERIES THINKPAD IS NOT A BUSINESS LAPTOP

THE E SERIES THINKPAD IS NOT A BUSINESS LAPTOP
THE E SERIES THINKPAD IS NOT A BUSINESS LAPTOP
THE E SERIES THINKPAD IS NOT A BUSINESS LAPTOP

THE E SERIES THINKPAD IS NOT A BUSINESS LAPTOP

THE E SERIES THINKPAD IS NOT A BUSINESS LAPTOP

THE E SERIES THINKPAD IS NOT A BUSINESS LAPTOP

THE E SERIES THINKPAD IS NOT A BUSINESS LAPTOP

THE E SERIES THINKPAD IS NOT A BUSINESS LAPTOP

THE E SERIES THINKPAD IS NOT A BUSINESS LAPTOP

Alexander Wood
Alexander Wood

is unplugging necessary? The internal battery seems to be in same shape and it ran 3-4 years under win8

Robert Brown
Robert Brown

mean T590 or P52

Julian Morris
Julian Morris

so do we just ignore that fact that Intel CPUs have security flaws when considering Thinkpads? I'm not memeing and sincerely asking. Because I'm about to pull the trigger on a Thinkpad A485 that comes out to around $865. I was wondering if I should get the T480 instead seeing as they're the same chassis, just intel vs AMD.

The AMD model also has a realtek based LAN porn and I'm not sure how thrilled I am about that.

Isaiah Butler
Isaiah Butler

Anybody have w530 with a coreboot on it? How well does it work? Any significant problems with it? I'm thinking about buying one, but I would like to coreboot it it and run me_cleaner on it. Also is switchable graphic possible with coreboot and nouveau?

Jack Edwards
Jack Edwards

Nice reddit spacing my underage friend! You're going straight into my filter list!

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Jayden Ortiz
Jayden Ortiz

x200, x201 or x220 ?

Joseph Thompson
Joseph Thompson

why not X1 extreme?

Christian Rivera
Christian Rivera

wow this iDab fellow looks to /b/e pretty toxic
He just got banned from the unnofficial /tpg/ server lmao
discord.gg/87PvZ7V

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Angel Martinez
Angel Martinez

What are you going to use it for?

Justin Johnson
Justin Johnson

X230 w/ 9-cell gets about ~8 hours when web surfing/koding/other basic uni stuff.
T440p w/ 9-cell should get 10+.
T430 I don't know.

No point keeping it in if you're just running off AC anyway.

Nathan James
Nathan James

No point keeping it in if you're just running off AC anyway
still using it unplugged if I haven't made myself clear

Jeremiah Scott
Jeremiah Scott

buying new
get out

Carson Cook
Carson Cook

x200
LOL
x201
GPU is shit and overheats
x220
GOU doesn't overheat ut it's still shit
x230 or x250 are the real answers.

Juan Butler
Juan Butler

why

Luke Carter
Luke Carter

x201 cutest thinkpad, x200 is supposedly good too, dont get the x220 it has a 16:9 screen and no latch, it's worth getting for a hackintosh but if you aren't doing that get one of the others

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Asher Morgan
Asher Morgan

Oh then it depends if you need the eggsra dime you get with the additional 10%. If you do then just charge it to 100%.
In terms of optimizing tlp, well you can go through the settings but it comes with a power-optimized config out of the box so it's not really necessary.

Jordan Hernandez
Jordan Hernandez

These EU ebay sellers are a bunch of hardasses, goddamn. A standard hdd/4gb ram T440p with dents on both corners of the palm rest and a crack on one of the lid covers and they're still asking 180 euro plus shipping.

Justin Carter
Justin Carter

dont go buy it now go on auctions and just try get a good deal will take a week or two probably but you're better off that way

Nolan Johnson
Nolan Johnson

because he's salty he can't buy new so then settles for a cum encrusted, smoke/dust filled model that's 9+ years old.

Jonathan Jackson
Jonathan Jackson

I've been looking at the auctions, but I don't know if I just undervalue tp's or people overvalue them. I was following an auction for a T430 with hdd/4gb ram, and the final bid was nearly 160 euro.
There's a guy on our local craigslist variant that's selling a X240 with 8gb ram and a 256 ssd for 220 euro, but that's a bit over the budget I set out for myself, and I'm worried the X series might be too small. I've never been able to see one in person though, so I might be worrying about nothing.

Lincoln Collins
Lincoln Collins

tpg
discord

Isaiah Nguyen
Isaiah Nguyen

theyre definitely over valued in europe and the uk so expect to pay quite a bit more than burgers in here get them for. x240s are going quite cheap at the moment i wouldn't suggest spending more than like 150gbp for one

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Ethan Brooks
Ethan Brooks

overpriced

Jaxon Gutierrez
Jaxon Gutierrez

x200s with 1440x900
elsw x201s with 1440x900

Nolan Collins
Nolan Collins

. . . . . v
x200 S
. . . . . ^

John Thomas
John Thomas

ok thanks

William Ortiz
William Ortiz

God fucking damnit. All the reviews I'm reading on the A485 has it being a piece of shit because of bad BIOS. Thermals are fine, as is voltage, but Lenovo has their BIOS thermal throttle limit set super low so the cores all downclock themselves prematurely. FUCK. Do I buy a new T480? Do I buy a T440p? Do I just abandon thinkpads and get something else entirely?

Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin

i wouldn't suggest spending more than like 150gbp for one
Is that with 4gb/hdd, or 8gb/ssd?

Henry Moore
Henry Moore

Dell Precision M4800?
or
Thinkpad W540?

Xavier Taylor
Xavier Taylor

X230 with X220 keyboard and 1440p IPS display mod

Brandon Reyes
Brandon Reyes

I'm and got impatient waiting for an answer. I got
Dell Precision M4800
Core i7-4810MQ
Nvidia Quadro K2100M 2GB
16GB DDR3-1600MHz
OEM battery
500GB HDD
180w AC adapter
All in all I spent $411 for it all. I already have a Samsuung 850 EVO 250GB SSD from an old build waiting to be used as a main drive. How did I do?

Bentley Lee
Bentley Lee

please keep your pedo shit to yourself user

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Cameron Gray
Cameron Gray

Not bad, I have a W540 myself, got it on eBay for $300 USD.

i7 4800MQ
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
K1100M 2GB
240GB SSD
Shit battery that lasts maybe 40 minutes
I was going to answer but I honestly couldn't tell you which one to go for, since they're so similar. IIRC the Dell has an MXM slot though, so that gives you options to upgrade later down the road.

Noah Ramirez
Noah Ramirez

Dell M6800 has MXM but sharp corners on the palmrest
W540/1 has muh ThinkPad aesthetic.

Brody Ward
Brody Ward

I was looking at the W540, but every single one I found under $600 was straight garbage. Dented/scuffed to fuck panels. Sticky residue all over, missing keys, no battery/OS/HDD. All the Precision M4800's were near pristine.

Hudson Allen
Hudson Allen

Is the user who installed those external antennas into his X200 browsing here? Respond with a pic if you are him!!

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Camden Kelly
Camden Kelly

What's the Dell competitor to the P50 called?

Zachary Hughes
Zachary Hughes

Precision

Zachary Nelson
Zachary Nelson

Overused joke but I got a giggle out of it

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Cooper Garcia
Cooper Garcia

Where can I get a reasonably priced X220 in the UK bros?
They go for £200 refurbished on Amazon, seems a bit steep.
I just want a solid foundation to upgrade, I'm not bothered about storage because I'll use my own SSD.
Also are the CPUs socketed? Will I be able to buy a compatible i7 separately and put it in?

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Angel Cruz
Angel Cruz

I thought you fucked it up for a second. Nice, I guess.

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Juan Cooper
Juan Cooper

For a second I thought you had some obscure af CRT

Hudson Allen
Hudson Allen

yeah, but which model? like the M6800 was mentioned above but that's a T540p/W540 competitor

Thomas Murphy
Thomas Murphy

you fucked up, it's supposed to be
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Dominic Morris
Dominic Morris

user...

Brody Gonzalez
Brody Gonzalez

That gif made me hurt deeply until I realized what it was
PHAT heehee
And yeah I coulda done it a lot better

ACCUALY...

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Jonathan Howard
Jonathan Howard

nevermind I'm retarded; I didn't look at the laptop screen because I always mirror my screen when I'm projecting, never expanding it

Evan James
Evan James

just go to the dell website and take a look. They offer 1.56" and 17.1" models.

Colton Harris
Colton Harris

looks comfy as hell

Brody Ward
Brody Ward

I said competitor to the P50. ie the one with Skylake that came out in 2016. Discontinued model. What are they?

Evan Peterson
Evan Peterson

Pretty nice.

P50 ah fuck.. idk whatever 5th gen systems dell had out...
Dell went full retard on their number schemes, so every fucking number is confusing as fuck
3xxx Series - Budget - Like Vostro
5xxx Series - Business - Like in between E5xxx and E6xxx
7xxx Series - High End - Slimmer than E6xxx models

So i THINK their second numbers mean the screen size or class type
x4xx would be 14"
x5xx would be 15"
x7xx would be 17

So then the Precision 7510 would be the "top of the line one" and maybe the 5510 would be one to consider too, that has less stuff in it. I think, Dell blended their models to a confusing way to which I stopped keeping up with them.

Bentley Gonzalez
Bentley Gonzalez

thanks, tripfag!

William Murphy
William Murphy

What map is that OP?

Jack Ward
Jack Ward

Getting warmer... Hurry up and upgrade to a X200. I wish I could say the motherboard is a drop-in replacement on a X201chassis, but I would be lying. Everything else is pretty much interchangeable.

Hey! Any recommendations for fixing Thinkpad plastics? I just got some jb-weld in black that I'm trying on some small palmrest cracks, seems like it will work out alright.

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Jason Long
Jason Long

Aesthetic_Librebooted_X200.jpg
X201

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Mason Wood
Mason Wood

Dell Precision M5510. To be honest though, the Skylake based Precisions kind of suck. They don't have the robust build quality of older models imo.

Jonathan Brooks
Jonathan Brooks

It's a X200 with a X201's head. X201's have guaranteed LED backlit panels.

Nicholas Morgan
Nicholas Morgan

negro you just buy a new display like $30, and get the AFFS mod

Jacob Nguyen
Jacob Nguyen

I already had multiple X201s, why would I waste them? I also have three AFFS panels. They're dogshit and either fall apart after a few months of use (Dead pixels, white gashes, dying backlight), or come dead from being already heavily used.

Carson Adams
Carson Adams

Oh my god someone hold me I'm about to get a t440p oh god oh fuck

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Mason Morales
Mason Morales

OP’s pic is as cringe as that maga guy with the wall cake. Never Jow Forums irl

Josiah Long
Josiah Long

nice, when?

James Lewis
James Lewis

Sauce? Does he lick the cupcakes off?

Evan Watson
Evan Watson

If only you knew how bad things really are

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Jack Carter
Jack Carter

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Xavier Scott
Xavier Scott

Awoo!
Sorry I dont have any recommendations. I haven't fixed cracks on my thinkpads other than covering it up with vinyl wrap or crazy glue.

Haven't came across a new one, but what can you do, all laptops are going ultrabooky other than gaymur stuff.

Lucas Torres
Lucas Torres

I don't know anything about laptops. Parents want to buy a new laptop (nothing second hand). Are the new thinkpads worth it?

What isn't a shit laptop under $1500

Adrian Williams
Adrian Williams

1440p ips
got a link?

Caleb Jones
Caleb Jones

i dont get it

Gabriel Martin
Gabriel Martin

How does trackpads works on linux? I only saw windows drivers for it.

Wyatt Edwards
Wyatt Edwards

1440x900 all have guaranteed led backlight
at any rate you should not have it say x201 if its really an x200

Alexander Nguyen
Alexander Nguyen

having to seek out drivers
must suck to be a windows user

Eli Butler
Eli Butler

(nothing second hand)
That's a shame.
Are the new thinkpads worth it?
Buying thinkpads new is not worth it and I'm not sure on the pricing but take a look at the T480 and X1C5. I guess some of the new Yogas might be worth taking a look at but I know absolutely nothing about those.

Linux distros come with drivers preinstalled or you can install them from their repos.

Thankfully that's easy for thinkpads but yeah windows users don't have it easy if they need to find drivers for older laptops.

Camden Kelly
Camden Kelly

install gentoo

Carter Hill
Carter Hill

new thinkpads are still pretty good, it's hard to give a good suggestion without you telling us what's important in a laptop for you
battery life, performance and portability always come at expense of each other but something like T480 balances all three of them pretty well

John Miller
John Miller

T480s will probably be up your alley.
A485 if you want to save some dosh with a slightly less performing AMD CPU.

Avoid E Series ThinkPads, 11e and... I think those ones if you're buying new.

Remember ThinkPad, not Legion, not IdeaPad or Lenovo G Series, these are consumer build quality laptops that are far different than a ThinkPad when it comes to build quality. Also try not tot confuse the Lenovo Yoga with the ThinkPad Yoga, Lenovo markets any 2 in 1 tablet convertible laptop as a Yoga.

Brayden Thomas
Brayden Thomas

Is that windows 10 on the back you fucking asshole? I hope you fucking die, I hate you more than I hate my mom.

William Phillips
William Phillips

Good god she's the kind of cute I don't even understand but is really powerful over me.

Christopher Ortiz
Christopher Ortiz

You called?

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Jayden Reyes
Jayden Reyes

for all these 'admin locked' listing on ebays, can I just replace the motherboard?

Jack Wood
Jack Wood

flash coreboot fag

Jason Murphy
Jason Murphy

Does that work? I think the bios lock is stored elsewhere, I'm not sure.

Robert Bailey
Robert Bailey

Will an X220t LCD work on an X230t?

Jaxon Sullivan
Jaxon Sullivan

It's stored on the bios chip. So yes, either replacing bios with coreboot/libreboot (if your board is supported) will fix it, or replacing the motherboard itself.

Jason Miller
Jason Miller

What are the antennas for?

Camden Ramirez
Camden Ramirez

For aesthetic and for better wifi reception?

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Cooper Morris
Cooper Morris

yo /tpg/, what should I buy out of these options:

T440p, 300€
1920x1080
8GB RAM, would upgrade to 12 or 16
no SSD

T440s, 430€
1920x1080
12GB RAM
256GB SSD

Would get an M.2 for my desktop and use my 512GB SDD in either one of them.

Liam Murphy
Liam Murphy

T440s is the touchscreen version

Isaac Thomas
Isaac Thomas

which gnu+linux distro to install in a x220?
kubuntu, fedora kde or opensuse?

Julian Watson
Julian Watson

what model of thinkpad is this?

Joshua Thompson
Joshua Thompson

Yeah, for some reason, I thought about you and your project the other day and now I've elected to do something similar to my X200. Mine will be a little different than yours because I have a 3x3 WLAN card, so I want three antennas, and luckily I have a 128GB drive with a little PCB, so if I remove the SATA-sized enclosure I'll actually have enough room to install two RP-SMA ports in the SATA bay, and I'll also have a third one out my RJ11 slot since I also don't have a modem. So I won't need to drill out my Kensington like you did! I'll also be able to easily remove two of my antennas since they'll only be attached to the drive bay cover, I can just order a second one without holes for $3.

Question 1: can you show me what part you got from Ali or Ebay for your UFL to RPSMA adapters? .. or did you just take them off some desktop WiFi card?
Question 2: do you have a big antenna and a little antenna because you got better signals that way (I know larger antennas aren't as good when nearer to the router) .. or just because that's what you had?
Also, any suggestions or regrets?

Logan Wood
Logan Wood

Dell has 2 fans, superior to the thinkpad
the lid still has latches
thinkpad 40 series have the worst trackpad of any laptop
the dell is probably better built too with all that aluminum

Matthew Hernandez
Matthew Hernandez

if you're really autistic you can buy one of these stickers and replace it.
that reminds me i need to get another x201 head for my x200 that that has a yellow screen

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Carson James
Carson James

Now ain't this a cute ThinkPad!

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Jason Lewis
Jason Lewis

aluminum
good
Bait

Aaron Stewart
Aaron Stewart

Nice. Post pics when you're done! Questions out of order:
I have a big onr and small one because its a cute when I fold them down for transport. Pic related. One is off of my router.
The part I ordered was off amazon, "CHAOHANG New 2 x 6dBi RP-SMA Dual Band 2.4GHz 5GHz + 2 x 35cm U.fl / IPEX"
No regrets. I love it. Im going to do it to one of my other x200's. But move the power port so it's pointing out back, and that way ill have one antenna on each side (one where the power port usually is, and the other basically where my large antenna is now)
Good timing by the way. I havent been on this thread for a few weeks now, just happened to check it after I got out of class on a whim. Been busy with school and learning programming.

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Cooper Wilson
Cooper Wilson

Oh, forgot, when I used two large antenna I got about 2% better connection to all my signals than with one large and one small, it's just that I like the appearance of one of each, plus they fold nicely. If I do the other one with one on each side then I'll do two larges or two smalls.
And here's a screenshot of the part I used. Nothing fancy.

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Jaxson Kelly
Jaxson Kelly

well well well

Ryan Nguyen
Ryan Nguyen

plastic
snaps easily
oil shine

Colton Anderson
Colton Anderson

Just bought a t440p. 4GBs of ram, 500gb HD. I5 4300M

What should i modify in it? Another 4gigs of ram (i fucking hope there is a single 4gb card and not 2x2)? a notebook video card? Change my processor to an i7 in the future? Put tape in the fucking camera?

Despite being cheap, it is was still expensive in the third world shithole where i live.

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Caleb Gutierrez
Caleb Gutierrez

More ram, its relatively cheap at the moment and will improve your browsing experience a lot. Wouldn't necessarily bother with an i7, the i5-4300M performs better than a lot of them.

Sebastian Watson
Sebastian Watson

a SSD might be a worthwhile upgrade as as well, SATA SSDs are pretty affordable

Carson King
Carson King

What would be the best program to undervolt a T430 CPU?
Shit is hot as fuck.

Tyler Carter
Tyler Carter

Thank you based user, i will be using it to watch anime and start programming.

Aiden Green
Aiden Green

Nabbed a T420 with i5/4GB/128GB SSD for $20. I'm happy i've finally got a laptop that I can primarily run a Linux distro on (other laptops had dGPUs preventing this from happening smoothly) but I'm fucking pissed about the whitelist and lack of ivy bridge support. Guess it's time to coreboot.

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Xavier Wood
Xavier Wood

I have dGPU version. Fan used to ran fairly hot with the Delta assembly. Set tpfancontrol to lvl 2-3 most of the time and ramp up to lvl 6 for anything above 60 C. And try to get the Toshiba dGPU heatsink assembly if you can regardless if you only have iGPU. You will notice a big temperature difference.

Mason Jenkins
Mason Jenkins

Im already using tpfan.
I have the NVS 5400M version.
Shit its at 70-80°C all the time under heavy use.

Austin Flores
Austin Flores

Replace the motherboard with one that doesn't have the dGPU, but keep the beefy heatsink. It should do the job. (It's not like the 5400m is much better than intel HD 4000 anyways)

Lucas Cook
Lucas Cook

Try repaste? I have the nvidia too. Like my previous post, if temperature is really important to you, get the Toshiba heatsink assembly. Look up the t430 modding guide for part number. Mine runs about 40-46 C idle and about 52-55 normal browsing+general use. Load is about 68 max. I find the nvidia quite useless most of the time. If I could go back I would definitely get the intel only version for even better heat. You can disable the nvidia in BIOS option but keep in mind the miniDP will stop working.

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Ryder Perez
Ryder Perez

T440p mater race reporting

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Angel Turner
Angel Turner

tape over your webcam
CLEAR tape over your webcam
please tell me this is a meme

Lucas Collins
Lucas Collins

I colored over the webcam bit with black sharpie so I'm good

Owen Collins
Owen Collins

Kill yourself pedo.

Jack Ortiz
Jack Ortiz

wait for new ryzen 3rd gen thinkpads
almost bought a refurb x1 with i5-4300u just for the WQHD screen

Isaac Jackson
Isaac Jackson

Kek

Evan Roberts
Evan Roberts

Why would you save this pic?

Carson Watson
Carson Watson

130€ difference
for 4gb of ram and a 256SSD
You can find the ram and SSD for much less than that difference. Do you really need/want a touchscreen?

Ayden James
Ayden James

fedora is only good with gnome
opensuse or kubuntu are the way to go
i'd say neon but your hardware might not handle it

Wyatt Bell
Wyatt Bell

$20
explain where and how this is possible

Henry Brooks
Henry Brooks

Keeping the laptop stock
The trackpad swap is worth it.

Jordan Cruz
Jordan Cruz

x220
anything heavier than MATE

Chase Scott
Chase Scott

aluminum

Bentley Taylor
Bentley Taylor

spending even more money to fix a nu-pad
dell literally just werks

Julian Flores
Julian Flores

MATE is lightweight

Andrew Hernandez
Andrew Hernandez

i'm not sure why most of this thread will austistically cry for weeks for spending 20$ on something like a trackpoint swap for something that most of them will spend at least 12h a day on

Logan Robinson
Logan Robinson

youtube.com/watch?v=t7XSckjRPo0

youtube.com/watch?v=vop9XkpHfXI

Jeremiah Lee
Jeremiah Lee

fine, xfce, lxde, icewm, or whatever the fuck you want

Juan Ward
Juan Ward

also, i never implied that

Hunter Rogers
Hunter Rogers

Is the lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon any good?

David Long
David Long

you nonce, just disable the camera if you don't like it, just don't fucking tape it ffs, it's aids and you should feel bad
as other anons have said, go for more RAM first, and if you're feeling tinfoil about the webcam just unplug it

Jaxson James
Jaxson James

based vib ribbon

Landon Cox
Landon Cox

just got hit with an Error 0189 on my x201t. . . .

I really loved that little thing, what am I supposed to do now? The price of a mobo means that he's totaled, so should I just move on? :(

Lincoln Lee
Lincoln Lee

Based antennabro!

Charles James
Charles James

If it's pre xx40 then yes

Nicholas Ward
Nicholas Ward

If you were attached to it then I would say it's actually worth the price of a mobo to fix it. I've been thinking about buying a spare mobo for my X230 in case it dies.

Jaxon Collins
Jaxon Collins

Is this good for 320 eurobucks? And would it feel like an upgrade against an acer with a i5-4200u and gt750m. I don't do gaymen but I run photoshop, illustrator and CAD-programs from time to time.

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Nolan Sanchez
Nolan Sanchez

No.

Jaxson Anderson
Jaxson Anderson

180 euro max

Luke Clark
Luke Clark

Only now just realized that the ThinkPad 25 has a 7-row keyboard that's backlit, any chance of getting that keyboard to work in older ThinkPads?

Luke Evans
Luke Evans

Probably not, and even if it was possible replacement T25 keyboards are very expensive

Carson Jones
Carson Jones

I own a t460 and a dell m4800. Here's my thoughts on them.

t460 pros:
Chassis is nice. Display is decent quality (1920×1080 IPS Touch (Option)). Long battery life (around 9 hours with the larger battery).

t460 cons:
Bios whitelist for wlan, wwan like other Lenovo models. Keyboard doesn't fit all that well in the chassis and flexes a lot. Downfiring speakers are pretty bad. No physical trackpad buttons on the bottom.

dell m4800 pros:
Much better speaker placement and quality than the t460. Has bottom physical buttons for trackpad. Keyboard feels a lot more solid, it fits in the chassis a lot better than t460.

dell m4800 cons:
Display is massive downgrade in quality compared to t460. Chassis ruggedness is very shit, expect very visible scratches and rubber feet falling off even with light use. Feels needlessly heavy instead of solid and well-built, kind of like the chinese power supplies having pieces of cement glued inside them to try to fool people.

I'm looking at a thinkpad p50 to try to get the best of both worlds. Why won't Lenovo just fucking stop with the horrible quality downfiring speakers and ultra garbage fucking trackpads on their normal t series models?

Gabriel Rodriguez
Gabriel Rodriguez

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Austin Howard
Austin Howard

theyre both win10 ltsb, why so salty daddy?

Jordan Bailey
Jordan Bailey

It seems like thinkpads are massively overpriced in Finland. W2C cheaper?

Juan Hughes
Juan Hughes

Touchscreen would be a fun gimmick, but you're right. The 440p's CPU is also slightly faster, so I guess no touchscreen for me.

Noah Long
Noah Long

Gentoo

Kevin Torres
Kevin Torres

What will I replace my X230 with when it finally get outdated?

Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson

New thread?

Thomas Rodriguez
Thomas Rodriguez

wait for new ryzen 3rd gen thinkpads
T495 and T495s
Which have non-removable battery, 1 and 2 soldered RAM 'modules' respectively, right hand exhaust, keyboard is now the same as the L480/L490 and E480/E485/E490, still no thunderbolt 3, fingerprint reader have no more indicator light just like the E480(Even the L480 has it) and the list goes on

No thanks, the L490 makes the most sense if you require WWAN and also want decent graphics (RX540). It is also upgraded with thinkshutter, and have two (2) RAM slots. Still the E/L series keyboard, abysmal battery and right hand exhaust though.

Oliver Davis
Oliver Davis

Anyone have experience with the T520 hotkey drivers on win10? I've installed it and whenever I hit Fn+F6 my mute mic button stops working.

Ryder Gomez
Ryder Gomez

T450s with an i7
Yay or nay

Jordan James
Jordan James

Don't buy anything OTHER THAN IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T, X, and W/P Series if you want the Real Business Experience™!

Kevin Flores
Kevin Flores

soldered RAM
Fastest way for Lenovo to kill off the thinkpad brand. I don't want a fucking thin and light, I don't want a fucking soldered ram model. Why are people in charge of things for no reason?

Anthony Sullivan
Anthony Sullivan

Old ones are a better deal because companies use them and keep them in good condition and them sell them at a low price just because they want to get rid of therm so they can buy (((new))) devices

Eli Martin
Eli Martin

if only thing you spend money on is technology there's no point in "getting a better deal" with old, used, cum soaked laptop when you can afford a new one with high end specs

Nicholas Reed
Nicholas Reed

tfw no 9 cell battery for x220t

Daniel Cox
Daniel Cox

at 160 posts? are you a retard?
the right hand exhaust seems good but i'm left handed, also thunderbolt is a meme theres not many things that use it

Elijah Brooks
Elijah Brooks

The equipment I'd have to buy to flash my t400 would cost more than what I paid for the t400

Robert Hall
Robert Hall

Still no Thunderbolt 3

Thunderbolt is the brand name of a hardware interface developed by Intel (in collaboration with Apple) that allows the connection of external peripherals to a computer.
Oh wow I wonder why.

Carter Morales
Carter Morales

alright, I guess xubuntu is also good, right?

then what you recommend, user? it's my first thinkpad

1 week to compile even the slightest program

Blake Allen
Blake Allen

Cute girl.

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Christopher Wilson
Christopher Wilson

Finally got VERIFIED on my coreboot flash for my t420. Time to put it all back together and do a set up!

Got my tea and a nice big blunt rolled up. How comfy are you this morning /tpg/?

Daniel Lopez
Daniel Lopez

anyone else have the keyboard backlights go out on their x201?

Owen Cooper
Owen Cooper

week to compile even the slightest program
I was just joking, but you could get bedrock on it and technically have gentoo yet not compile any programs ever

Brody Perez
Brody Perez

which i7?

Nolan Lee
Nolan Lee

inb4 "hurr durr weed"

Enjoy that shit user

Jackson Turner
Jackson Turner

Coreboot vs Libreboot for x200?

Ayden Thomas
Ayden Thomas

Dunno if T25 had a special bios over a T470.
Keyboard was slightly different in size so the palmrest assembly is different.

I think you can drop in an ultrasharp IPS panel onto the M6800.

Benjamin Jackson
Benjamin Jackson

bedrock
seems cool, I've never heard about it
what I have in mind is learn gnu+linux with this thinkpad then once I'm good enough to move to gentoo I could get a new and powerful laptop

Jonathan Mitchell
Jonathan Mitchell

what distro you use really doesn't matter, all of them are the same and equal, with just a different coat of paint on top. except gentoo of course

Zachary Sullivan
Zachary Sullivan

5600u

Luke Smith
Luke Smith

as long as you dont want a removable battery, removable ram, or ethernet port without a dongle

Parker Brown
Parker Brown

i dunno but non tablet mobos will not fit

Evan Stewart
Evan Stewart

you're right. I'm very used to Kubuntu cuz I dual-boot it with win7, but I guess if x220 with 4gb ram can't handle it I'm gonna use Xubuntu
I really wanted to use Fedora KDE (not the spin) though
thanks user

Nathaniel Phillips
Nathaniel Phillips

I dual-boot it with win7
I dual-boot it with win7 in my desktop, I meant

Nathaniel Gutierrez
Nathaniel Gutierrez

week to compile even the slightest program
It's honestly not that bad. I have Gentoo on my X200s and it didn't take that long to get it set up and that thing has a C2D.
Would not recommend doing it on a Pentium M though, that actually takes pretty long.

Luis Parker
Luis Parker

Found an X1 Carbon for $750 on ebay. Anyone want the link?

Landon Watson
Landon Watson

That is good model. Socketed CPU, four ram slots, dedicated gpu, use servicable hdd and battery.

Good model. great proce

Joseph Adams
Joseph Adams

I bought a x220 with i5-2520M, just waiting for it to arrive
I might try to install gentoo once I'm experienced in gnu+linux enough to do it

Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones

code?

Juan Phillips
Juan Phillips

I tend to write in Go these days.

Nicholas Allen
Nicholas Allen

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David Bennett
David Bennett

Is it a good first/beginner's language?

Jordan Harris
Jordan Harris

I think so, but that's highly subjective. Everyone learns a different way.
Go takes a lot of the meta bullshit out such as the build system, documentation engine, etc. and forces a lot of standards which make it very easy to deal with other people's projects since it will look and act the same as yours. This makes it easy to read, modify, and build other people's code for educational purposes, and the standard formatting also allows for automatic documentation generation.

Contrast this with something like C where you're not just tasked with learning a programming language, but all the tools around it too. And every project is going to have a different set of conventions in all regards. Which tools they use, how the code is styled, no guarantees of any documentation at all. Works differently depending on what OS you're on. etc.

I think the language is simple enough that it might be good for beginners but I say this having learned it from reading their spec after already having years of experience with other languages. So I don't really know.

Here's your reading list if you want it. In no particular order.

tour.golang.org/welcome/1
gobyexample.com/
golang.org/ref/spec
golang.org/doc/

Aiden Watson
Aiden Watson

What thinkpad should I get? I’m thinking x220 or t420, I’m travelling to college everyday so weight might be a issue, but I like the idea of upgrading the cpu in the 420 and all of the slots for drives. It will also be my main machine at home so I’ll get a dock as well. Any anons here have both and can say which is better?

Jaxson Jenkins
Jaxson Jenkins

Did you sharpie over the mic as well?

Daniel Young
Daniel Young

thanks user; I guess my system will be more difficult to fold but that's ok

Mason Kelly
Mason Kelly

I have a note9 which has a decent desktop mode (it works for me). Someone used an old macbook to make a sort of a dock where the display and the keyboard will connect to the phone (pic related). Do you think this is possible with an old thinkpad?
I'd feel very great if I manage to gut out a defunct x220 with a working screen and make it work with the samsung dex mode

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Jacob Hill
Jacob Hill

If the situation looks like Denmark, you can't get a decent i7 that cheap. I would just get an i5 if you don't care for USB3. Also, buy from private people, the markup from companies is shit. I bought mine from the Danish equivalent of ebay, and it's as new.

The CPU is soldered.

Noah Flores
Noah Flores

Trying to coreboot my x220t, but flasher (CH341A) can't see my chip. Is this because clip isn't able to connect to contacts? Pic related, that's how my chip looks like, it seems bigger than in the photo on coreboot wiki.

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Jaxon Edwards
Jaxon Edwards

Is it possible to convert a A485 non-touch FHD to a touch FHD? The panel exist, it's $130, and the eDR cable connection looks the same, but I don't know if the eDR for a non-touch model can handle a touch? If anyone can help with this, I would really appreciate it.

in b4 muh fingerprints

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Hudson Walker
Hudson Walker

My T60 ain't turning on at all but power is still going through the mains and to the mobo. Indicator lights don't light up however. Wish me luck lads

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Xavier Barnes
Xavier Barnes

Jow Forums help a ni/g/ga out. I have a dusty old t420 and all of the lights come on but the screens stays blank. It's backlit, but blank.

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Brandon Carter
Brandon Carter

We need a Thinkpad with AMD processors and USB4 for egpu. A little more secure and ideal for egpu for Tensorflow usage.
PLZ T495, come with USB4 !!!!!!

Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson

you have to desolder that. that isnt soic8.

Julian Butler
Julian Butler

ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-T420-Genuine-LCD-Laptop-Screen-Complete-Assembly-Black-Sticker-Back/254136353109?hash=item3b2bb50155:g:LmwAAOSwZntccJPa

youtube.com/watch?v=vcJ9cQ-Gabc

Just drop the $40 on it, cheap super easy repair, just a couple of screws.

Hudson Martinez
Hudson Martinez

I’d like to get a yoga for drawing, writing, music production and light programming, while also running Linux (Slackware).

Is that an unreasonable idea?

Michael Ortiz
Michael Ortiz

I know this cutie is not /tpg/ approved but I love it already. Will probably get an IPS screen, but the TN is not as terrible as I expected for now.
One question though, it's a bit noisy, the fan is often spinning without really doing anything. I got it used, it's in incredibly good condition but it might still require some new thermal paste maybe? I happen to have some Noctua NT-H1 at hand, should I proceed? I'm not a total noob with this kind of things.
Pic related, my new X240.

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Leo Parker
Leo Parker

Oh, great, another 40 days of waiting for whatever shit I need to desolder it to be shipped. What's even an appeal of dankpads if they have as much restrictions as apple? First Wi-Fi whitelist, then Computrace, now this. Yeah, I fell for the meme and now mad.

Ian Nelson
Ian Nelson

Thank you. I was actually planning on selling it, do you think it would still be worth fixing?

Sebastian Taylor
Sebastian Taylor

What is this bios lock thing? Should I ask the seller if it is locked before buying? What else should I pay attention for?

Levi Jenkins
Levi Jenkins

Are chinkpads safe from chinkspyware and chinkbotnets and chinks in general?

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Jeremiah Gomez
Jeremiah Gomez

Yes

Adam Baker
Adam Baker

of course

Kevin Campbell
Kevin Campbell

Thank Chang.
Ordering a T450 from alliexpress as we speak.

Juan Myers
Juan Myers

Someone's offering an X250 with 256gb ssd and 8gb ram on our local craigslist variant. But they're only asking 160 euro and they have no feedback on their account. The account is about a year old, so it's not some freshly created one. It's a good deal considering EU thinkpad prices, but it feels like something's fishy to me. Maybe I'm just paranoid, I'm wary of scammers.

Tyler Russell
Tyler Russell

I have libreboot on most of mine, but only because I saw it was already built and everything. I plan on setting up coreboot though so I can try the different payloads.
You better post pics after you're done. I'm going to a flea market today, so let's see if I can find any thinkpads I can mod there.

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Henry Cooper
Henry Cooper

what is the difference between a 440p vs 440s and 440.

Mason Ramirez
Mason Ramirez

p = power
s = slim
t440p is a great machine

Ryan Morris
Ryan Morris

What do you think about F#? A

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Jace Garcia
Jace Garcia

I didnt even know that they use non soic8/16 on bios chips. tho if youre good enough, you can solder wires on that
will be a bit hard tho
gl.

Jordan Lewis
Jordan Lewis

T495 won't. The one after that should. Should also come with Ryzen 2 + Navi APU, so maybe you won't even need an eGPU.

Joshua Young
Joshua Young

Fuck, I think it's dead.
Tiem 4 frankenpad

Jackson Hughes
Jackson Hughes

its even win10 on the t410 you blind rat

Dylan Rodriguez
Dylan Rodriguez

ahhh... dankie user.

Caleb Ward
Caleb Ward

USB4
U WOT M8

Alexander Morgan
Alexander Morgan

no

Samuel Bell
Samuel Bell

if its not a 1080p model then its worth a lot less.

Jaxon Flores
Jaxon Flores

440p has removable cpu, the others dont
440p is also the last T series to have a removable cpu, which is why its liked so much here

Justin Evans
Justin Evans

That JB-Weld black plastic epoxy finished drying on my X200, it worked great! Not too hard, but just enough to keep things together and not be brittle! Pic related is the result of putting some on a crack in the palmrest of my W500, can't even tell there was a crack after I sealed them with this stuff! Expensive, but I highly rec'!

Yeah I've considered it in the past, but I just don't really care. I've had to buy new bezels in the past and they're cheaper for the X201.

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Jonathan Perry
Jonathan Perry

whoa didn't expect it to be that good

James Garcia
James Garcia

but the stickers, how much are they?
i can get over scratches, gouges, cracks, etc.
i can get over scratches and pressure points on lcds.
but a machine that says its one thing, but is actually another...thats just too much

Connor Diaz
Connor Diaz

any thoughts on this FHD display for T440p? can't see 'IPS' anywhere

amazon.com/BRIGHTFOCAL-THINKPAD-Full-HD-REPLACEMENT-Display/dp/B07D4Q25K6/

Eli Sanders
Eli Sanders

Lol... Too much for a sticker. I do have a spare X200 bezel that says "X200" on it, though. Could take it off that one and put it on this one day if I'm feeling like it.

ebay.com/itm/New-Sticker-Light-Indicator-Wifi-Bluetooth-for-Lenovo-Thinkpad-X200-LCD-Bezel/283357442112

Bentley Anderson
Bentley Anderson

i put electrical tape over the ones on the top/back of the lid, and those stickers came right off when i pulled the tape off. was able to stick them right back on, too

Jordan Lopez
Jordan Lopez

T420 I had in the closet now serves as an ESXi host to learn the sysadmin trade
Good to see the old girl still chugging along fine, 8Gb are enough to hold 2/3server vm's and a client. Only wish I didn't get one with an nvidia gpu at the time though, driver is a bit finnicky to install on Win Server (luckily ESXi doesn't complain about it).

Hunter Gomez
Hunter Gomez

Humph, not a bad idea. I'll give it a try.

Christopher Taylor
Christopher Taylor

T70 time

Nolan Barnes
Nolan Barnes

i'm pretty sure thats not your bios chip kek

Carter Sanders
Carter Sanders

Are thinkpads truly useful if I'm not using it for anything business/work related? What if I just need a laptop to draw, play flash games, watch anime, and shitpost?

Joshua Morgan
Joshua Morgan

HOLY SHIT YOU'RE RIGHT

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Kevin Davis
Kevin Davis

Nobody owns a x240? If the noise is normal I might not bother with the thermal paste.

Jace Harris
Jace Harris

I have an x230 and a yoga 460 which i use for drawing the x230t is pretty decent but it doesn't feel as nice as my yoga 460, it's quite a lot cheaper and smaller though and also has a way better stylus.

Jace Hill
Jace Hill

which is better for an IPS screen upgrade, matte or glossy finish?

Connor Allen
Connor Allen

perhaps you're just being autistic. Get TPFancontrol from here:
thinkwiki.de/TPFanControl
and see if a different profile will make the fan less noisy.
If it doesn't help, go for the paste and see a yt tutorial on how to open it since it's not as simple as older memepads.

Daniel Gonzalez
Daniel Gonzalez

i got an i7 x230 for $100 with dock but it has the TN screen. the viewing angles are hilariously bad - when you're at the optimum angle there's color shifting at at the edges

i want to swap out the screen but the IPS panel costs as much as the laptop at this point. maybe i'll just use an external monitor.

Nathan Lewis
Nathan Lewis

What's a good backpack for my l540?

Owen Moore
Owen Moore

T450s 8 GB/240 GB SSD FHD
340€
y/n?

Ayden Watson
Ayden Watson

nice blog post
aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20190315123513&SearchText=x230 display ips

60 dolla

Robert Scott
Robert Scott

does upgrading the display cause issues regarding battery life and cpu power?

Owen Wright
Owen Wright

to continue blogposting, i've bought shitty iems from aliexpress before and it was a gigantic fucking mess. i'm thinking it's more like $60 bucks for a screen that spontaneously catches fire and kills all your family

Zachary Gray
Zachary Gray

Shitposting from a T530 with a display from aliexpress I got back in 2017, it all good. I've gotten other memepad shit from aliexpress in the past too (x240 touchpad, x230 speakers and battery, body parts, etc) and nothing has ever failed. Maybe you have bad luck.

Angel Fisher
Angel Fisher

thanks, it's a start

Kayden Ortiz
Kayden Ortiz

My friend accidentally spilled a wee bit of soda, I guess more went through than I thought. Should I try to scrub it?

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Jace Mitchell
Jace Mitchell

fuck no, leave it as it is

Adrian Williams
Adrian Williams

Not even a spritz of wd40?

Robert Bell
Robert Bell

When I put my ear on my power brick i can hear a clicking sound almost like a relay but softer
Am I ok or is it going to blow something up?

Ayden Cooper
Ayden Cooper

clean up *without* scrubing
might corrode more

Jose Thompson
Jose Thompson

your ear

James Gonzalez
James Gonzalez

can anybody verify if it's universial or just mine "clicking"

Sebastian Lewis
Sebastian Lewis

I want to replace the WiFi card in my x200 for one that uses free (as in freedom) drivers. Is it true that it's not possible to replace it unless I libreboot it? Is there no other way? I don't want to libreboot, because I heard it had some issues with installing OpenBSD with full disk encryption.

Juan Richardson
Juan Richardson

It's the 170W one

Colton Brooks
Colton Brooks

I'm tempted to a t440s that's going for cheap on our version of craigslist, but it has sort of scratches/impressions of the keyboard on the screen. Would those be visible when the screen is on?

Tyler Powell
Tyler Powell

owning a thinkpad
in 2019
lmao, just buy a macbook you faggots

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Brayden Brown
Brayden Brown

You dont have to libreboot. You can install a bios version that doesnt have the whitelist

Jaxson Collins
Jaxson Collins

What is the best battery for <€50 for my T520

Luis Cruz
Luis Cruz

SHE'S ALIVE LADS

Logan King
Logan King

vid didn't upload
What the wtf

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Benjamin Robinson
Benjamin Robinson

And now my x230 is running modded BIOS again.
I have used SOIC8 clip too many times, so these doesn't get any good connection anymore with this machine.

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Adam Nelson
Adam Nelson

Do you guys use an external keyboard when you dock? Or jt keep using the Thinkpad keyboard... Why?

Michael Robinson
Michael Robinson

i paid 260€ for that in november, but the condition was really used (some cracks and deep scratches).
I think 340 is okay if the condition is very good

Zachary Thomas
Zachary Thomas

What's the best thermal paste I can buy to replace on my w540 i74900MQ?

Joseph James
Joseph James

Best Pentium 3 Thinkpad with 1280x1024 would able to take 512MB RAM would be?

Michael Parker
Michael Parker

What does /tpg/ primarily use their ThinkPads for? I have a W540, and personally, I work with cars a lot so I value ThinkPads' durability and I'm not afraid to get them dirty. I also do a lot of video production and Photoshop work, and I occasionally do CAD for some DIY projects, and I've been taking up programming as a hobby recently. And some gayming when I have free time. Kind of a jack of all trades, and that's why I love the damn things.

Levi Walker
Levi Walker

She's alive lads
Coke - 0
IBM/Lenovo - 1

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Lincoln Allen
Lincoln Allen

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Isaac Parker
Isaac Parker

Stupid question incoming.
Anyway to make an R40 any lighter? Besides from taking the battery and the optical reader out

Nathaniel Peterson
Nathaniel Peterson

A: get stronker lole
B: if it's for a flight, I highly recommend putting it in your carry-on bag, don't worry

Angel Morgan
Angel Morgan

t420's are nice, pop in 8/16GB RAM and an SSD and you'll have a very nice, cheap machine. not so much gaming wise, but if you are doing some good dev stuff you'll appreciate it.

Parker Davis
Parker Davis

Based and Bobpilled

Tyler King
Tyler King

Wait, where did you stick the antennas? In the area where the kensington lock and moden port were?

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Ryan Russell
Ryan Russell

What is the best between x200 and x220

Leo Mitchell
Leo Mitchell

Some guy accidentally put a t540p for $100 in buy now instead of auction, kek.

Juan Cruz
Juan Cruz

cum
cum
Faggot.

Jason Parker
Jason Parker

Nice one, "steveinfotechs"
The hinge screws are broken inside on the lid, still opens and closes but you will need to be careful. Crack on lid/bezel.
Worthless

Kayden Wright
Kayden Wright

have a sad cum baby!

X200 - Closer to IBM-Tier ruggedness, 16:10, WXGA+ option, Trannyboot <3

X220 - Newer, USB 3.0, way better graphics, IPS display option, Coreboot OWO

Nothing really, unless you grind out and make it thinner.

I suggest a ThinkPad Yoga, there are many iterations of it, just go with the screen size you want and one that has Haswell or newer. There is also the X1 Tablet if you want a removable thinkpad, those first two generations are core M3 ULV CPUs.

Its most likely not, there is no "Bright focal" LCD manufactuer.
This is a swap, I recommend, lowest price I could find.
ebay.com/itm/142458368722
Pic related, B140HAN01.3 on right and some Chimei innolux IPS display on the left.

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Ryan Peterson
Ryan Peterson

X1 carbon extreme good or no? Same question with p52

Isaiah Butler
Isaiah Butler

Nigga are you working at home depot?

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Brayden Anderson
Brayden Anderson

then what you recommend, user?
If youre a Linux noob, LXDE, followed by XFCE
For distros, Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Mint XFCE, Debian LXDE, or Debian XFCE

Landon Cook
Landon Cook

that's not me schizo, I just saw and it thought it was hilarious

Landon Hill
Landon Hill

Alright Steve, you're not fooling anybody

Ethan Thomas
Ethan Thomas

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Gavin Robinson
Gavin Robinson

There isn't too many significant difference in paste, unless you really care about 2-4c difference.

Benjamin Wood
Benjamin Wood

no, not on windows at least
remember the superfish thing?

Jason Parker
Jason Parker

I got a hard drive caddy for my T520 and there's open space between it and the laptop bay when I install it. Is this normal?

Robert Green
Robert Green

you should have rubber bumpers on the sides

Ryder Sullivan
Ryder Sullivan

Here's a pic of what I'm talking about

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Evan Cooper
Evan Cooper

Ah, I misread. That caddy is for a ThinkPad with an ultrabay "slim" the T520 uses a standard ultrabay. That one will still work but the gap will be there.

Wyatt Torres
Wyatt Torres

Yeah it works, it was just weird that there was a gap.

Grayson Lewis
Grayson Lewis

Just received a T440s, was meant to have a fhd screen. Motherfucking thing has a 1600x900 in it. Did I get ripped off?

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Alexander Young
Alexander Young

Yoga's too expensive for me, I'll probably just connect my old drawing tablet to a regular thinkpad instead.

Brayden Ortiz
Brayden Ortiz

Kinda, the 900p screen isn't IPS and a FHD one is going to be $$. I'd request a partial refund.

Joseph Edwards
Joseph Edwards

Thanks, needed that reassurance

Ryder Brooks
Ryder Brooks

Did you bought it on ebay? You can get a full refund for item not being as described. My x201 was "free" because of this.

William Wood
William Wood

new thread: jowforums.com/thread/70183806/technology

Easton Lee
Easton Lee

why is every linux and/or thinkpad guy a pedo

Owen Martinez
Owen Martinez

your loss

Christian Roberts
Christian Roberts

seeing x230 with x220 keyboard.

I have been thinking about this, I think I might end up doing it.

Also unrelated question. I bought a new laptop battery, what software can I use to determine all of the cells in the battery are functioning?

Christopher Butler
Christopher Butler

you nonce, just disable the camera if you don't like it, just don't fucking tape it ffs, it's aids and you should feel bad
i can't wait to hack u

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