/tpg/ - ThinkPad General

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Previous thread: /g/thread/54380043#p54380043

IRC: #/tpg/ on irc.rizon.net

Other business laptops are also welcome in /tpg/ (e.g. Dell Latitude/Precision, HP EliteBook/ZBook).
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If you're looking for purchase advice, READ THE BUYERS GUIDE FIRST. Then post, stating budget and requirements (e.g. size and performance).
Don't buy anything OTHER THAN T, X AND W/P SERIES if you want the Real ThinkPad Experience™

Recommended models:
T420 - 14", normal size
X220 - 12.5", lightweight
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Why ThinkPad? (also applies to other business laptops)
Used machines are plentiful and cheap.
Excellent keyboards - tactile feel and quiet.
Great durability: chassis uses a magnesium rollcage for structural integrity, with high quality plastic body panels.
Utilitarian design: e.g. indicator LEDs, 7 row keyboard layout on older models.
Docking stations that easily turns your laptop into a desktop.
Easy to repair, upgrade and maintain thanks to readily available service manuals for every model. Spare parts are easy and cheap to obtain.
The best trackpoint (that red thing in the middle of the keyboard). Great for those who type a lot or hate swiping their fingers all over a touchpad.
Excellent GNU/Linux & *BSD support.
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Used ThinkPad Buyers Guide:
http://ktgee.net/tpg

New guides by xsauc:
http://www.dankpads.com

EPP discount for new ThinkPads (USA & Canada only, usually 15%+ off):
http://pastebin.com/DujvzEzU

ThinkWiki - Info on ThinkPads and running GNU/Linux on them:
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkWiki

ThinkPad service guides w/ tutorial videos:
https://www.lenovoservicetraining.com/

ThinkPad wallpaper collection:
https://imgur.com/a/NlepZ

All urls found in this thread:
http://ktgee.net/tpg
http://www.dankpads.com
http://pastebin.com/DujvzEzU
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkWiki
https://www.lenovoservicetraining.com/
https://imgur.com/a/NlepZ
kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

canadafag here, with our weak-ass CAD. what's the most cost-effective laptop that shows up on canadian ebay?

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

Now listen, what part of the word "business" do you not understand?

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

So is it pretty much impossible to find a NEW condition X201 for under $100?

Illusionz
Illusionz

How comfy are you today /tpg/ ?

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Anyone have any experience installing the custom BIOS'es for the X220?

Any issues?

Bidwell
Bidwell

@Harmless_Venom
Nice to see your battery got in and you're enjoyin that!

Emberfire
Emberfire

I was doodling on my x220t during my tabletop gaming session and it felt gud

Supergrass
Supergrass

The "g" key constantly falls off my t460s. Anyone else with a similar problem? Am I just typing like a retard or is there some build flaw in this keyboard? The "claw" behind the key looks totally fine to me, so it isn't broken.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@Supergrass
nu thinkpads
kek

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

/g/thread/54380043#p54393332

Pretty damn good, I got mine reduced for £60 and its totally worth it.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@Illusionz
Comfy status: nominal

Playboyize
Playboyize

Can anyone here with a t420 comment on the battery life?
Also please mention if you are on Windows or Linux (and which distro).

WebTool
WebTool

@Sir_Gallonhead
Paid by uni. Why chose a t420 if you can get a brand new one for free?

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Bidwell
I fucking love it. That Quadro is incredible for older games that often have compatibility problems with new GPUs, and it works beautifully with nGlide. It even has enough power to run rFactor, though the 2GB of mismatched RAM I've stuck in there is affecting performance.

The P8700 doesn't quite have the muscle for Whiplash thru Dosbox, however, but nothing will run that as smooth as a real DOS machine.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@Supergrass
Tiny dab of superglue will fix it. I did it with the Enter key on my x230. No more issues.

Emberburn
Emberburn

Can someone help me find a good condition X200? It doesn't have to have an OS necessarily.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@WebTool
Because I'm not a
nu male
nu cuck
res cuck
specification cuck

iluvmen
iluvmen

@ZeroReborn
specification cuck
Cracker, do you even technology?

Snarelure
Snarelure

@iluvmen
Newer is always better!
Enjoy 1% performance gain for double the cost faggot.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

Threadly reminder if you are using a Thinkpad that is newer than *30 you are a Redditor and should kill your kys.

takes2long
takes2long

@Snarelure
Not getting the same performance as an old midrange sandy chip in a newer power efficient chip and getting better battery life
Fag.

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