Well, if some of you were looking at an X6 Ultrabase on eBay that ended tonight, either "thanks for staying out of my way" or "sorry that I won": http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0469434871
I generally don't like to buy items that do not have a return policy but that's also why the auction ended fairly close to my maximum bid. I also had a hard time verifying that 42W3014 is a valid FRU for a non-tablet X6 Ultrabase. From my research however, it seems to be the right one.
The X60 continues to impress me. The laptop is very quiet so far but then again, I haven't pushed it either. The keyboard seems to be a little bit "stiffer" than the T23 I'm using but that's probably more of a difference from the 4 years between when they rolled out of the factory. The parts list says the keyboard is a 39T7265, which is an NMB unit.
I'm planning to use it docked in the Ultrabase as my main "high-processing" system. That's because the best performing systems that I had before the X60 would be a couple of T41s. The total outlay so far is $335; $275 for the X60 and AC adapter, $31 for recovery disks and $29 for the Ultrabase and a second AC supply. I'm still planning to install a 2GB module. Fry's had a Corsair listed for $25 after mail-in rebate but there was only one left in the Bay Area stores. I currently have one 60GB SATA drive so I'll probably have to get at least another 100GB (or larger) to use as a backup (or bigger main drive). Not sure if I have an Ultrabay Slim DVD burner... I think there's a UJ-822 or UJ-842 around here... I really need to clean my office
. And then there's the itch to get a TV tuner and see if I can use it to view/timeshift some programs. <Sigh> My cheap deal is turning out to be money sink
Update 1/15: Well, I kept an eye out for that eBay seller and there were two more X60 systems offered up two days ago. So I got another one
. Found the UJ-842 and it's working inside the Ultrabase. Planning to do an OS install this weekend if I get some time. There's a project that I have to get to for a friend first.