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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:48 pm 
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Hi Guys ,
I Am Looking for a Lappie With the Requirements As Under

1 : Traditional Screen Square Type [ Hate the new wide screen laptops ]
2 : Need serial and parallel port [ just parallel port will do also ]

please suggest me a laptop series that you think is good for my work


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:13 pm 
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I think all of the T4x series have these specs. if you are looking for a light machine the x31 and x32 are nice little tanks! good luck!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:58 pm 
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The last ThinkPads with an integrated serial port were A31p and T30, both are about a decade old now.

The last "square" ThinkPads were T61/p (in 4:3 form although widescreen versions are more common) and X61/T. You'd need a dock for T6x (Ultrabase on X series) to have these ports.

T4x series didn't have a serial port, but did have a parallel one.

If you need a modern, "square" machine with a serial and parallel port, Panasonic ToughBooks are your only choice,

Good luck.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:26 am 
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You can also find USB serial adapters.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:52 am 
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ajkula66 wrote:
The last ThinkPads with an integrated serial port were A31p and T30, both are about a decade old now.

The last "square" ThinkPads were T61/p (in 4:3 form although widescreen versions are more common) and X61/T. You'd need a dock for T6x (Ultrabase on X series) to have these ports.

T4x series didn't have a serial port, but did have a parallel one.

If you need a modern, "square" machine with a serial and parallel port, Panasonic ToughBooks are your only choice,

Good luck.


Sir ,
Thanks to all for the reply .I am wanting to find that what are the basic specs of the following

1 : X31 and X32
2 : T4X series
3 : T61/p And X61/T
4 : A31P and T30


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:02 am 
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ThinkWiki is your friend...

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:Models

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:42 am 
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ajkula66 wrote:
ThinkWiki is your friend...

http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Category:Models

Good luck.


Well,
thanks i think the T series is the best suited for my work .I would like to buy a few of these and some more portable once .I am still open to suggestion cos once with serial and parallel port get my fancy .I would like the following also in the lapie i buy

sata hdd support + ddr2 ram atleast


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:20 pm 
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Well,

None of the T series machines with series/parallel ports support SATA drives or DDR2...

The only "square" units with native support for SATA drives are T60/p/T61/p and X60/61 series...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:43 pm 
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ajkula66 wrote:
Well,

None of the T series machines with series/parallel ports support SATA drives or DDR2...

The only "square" units with native support for SATA drives are T60/p/T61/p and X60/61 series...


Well,
I Checked But I Still cannot understand the difference between T60 T60p And T61 And T61p .The X Series Are Tablet Like Right


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:50 pm 
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There's some re-reading waiting for you...

"p" defines the top-end model(s) of a particular generation starting with A20p and ending with T61p.

Not all X series are tablets. X3x series had no tablet option, just a regular sub-notebook.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:53 pm 
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ajkula66 wrote:
Well,

None of the T series machines with series/parallel ports support SATA drives or DDR2...

The only "square" units with native support for SATA drives are T60/p/T61/p and X60/61 series...


Not quite correct. ;)

The T43 uses DDR2 (maximum of 2GB). No SATA*, plus it's picky about non-IBM firmware IDE drives where other T4x are not. With 2GB RAM and the Radeon card it runs Windows 7 reasonably well even with Aero.

*The chipset has SATA however IBM fitted a SATA to IDE bridge chip to allow them to use the existing T4x chassis and options. Hence the IBM firmware drives restriction to ensure compatibility.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:58 pm 
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@MagicBoy:

You haven't read my signature, have you?... :D

Yes, a T43/p can support both SATA and DDR2...but that's really not a viable option for an average user...that's why I stayed away from recommending the T43/p lineup...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:58 pm 
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The p denotes professional. It's an higher spec machine usually with high-res screens and ISV certified FireGL/Quadro graphics for running pro applications like AutoCAD.

T - Thin and Light. 14/15" form factor, ultrabay.
X - Ultra portable. 12" form factor, no ultrabay. Optional Ultrabase with additional ports and ultrabay to add expansion. Tablet option on the X41 upwards.

Must have missed the sig! The T43 is a bit of a strange beast at times, but I rather liked mine. Just replaced a few this afternoon with T420.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:05 pm 
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ajkula66 wrote:
@MagicBoy:

You haven't read my signature, have you?... :D

Yes, a T43/p can support both SATA and DDR2...but that's really not a viable option for an average user...that's why I stayed away from recommending the T43/p lineup...



Well,
T43/P Has Native Sata Support ?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:55 pm 
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Read the link in my signature and decide for yourself whether that's a path you'd like to pursue...

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:38 pm 
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The 14 inch T40 series have superior displays to the 14 inch T60 series. There are PATA SSDs available, but I do not know for what price.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:42 pm 
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ssd_thinkpad wrote:
The 14 inch T40 series have superior displays to the 14 inch T60 series.


IIRC, most 14.1" T4x units use panels that were also used in 14.1" T60/R60s. (And more still used ones that were mechanically identical but just different "soft" revisions.) Some of the earlier T4x series used CMO (XGA) and IDTech (SXGA+) panels that weren't re-used, but those few weren't really special -- just run of the mill TN panels IMHO.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:49 am 
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T60 has an Ultrabay adapter for serial and parallel ports

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:40 pm 
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T60 with mini-dock is reasonably fast, can be had cheap and will give you the ports you need.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 3:01 pm 
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I am guessing this guy is TROLLING here. He doesnt seem to understand anything and then throws in SATA & DDR2.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:48 pm 
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crashnburn wrote:
I am guessing this guy is TROLLING here. He doesnt seem to understand anything and then throws in SATA & DDR2.


Sorry ,
I Would Not Like To Bump a Very Old Post .But You Have Got It All Very Wrong .In The Process of Learning i Can And Should Be Asking a Few Question .I Got Myself a T43 And Really Liked It But i Have My Share Of Issues With The Machine Right Now And I Would Be Posting It In The Proper Place .I Would Be Posting a Few Posts .


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