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by codek
Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Not seeing a huge benefit in performance in x260's vs x230's, etc
Replies: 9
Views: 10369

Re: Not seeing a huge benefit in performance in x260's vs x230's, etc

Yeah, it does look a bit like the x230 was the last proper Thinkpad. My i7-3520M with an 180GB Intel 520 and 16GB Ram has plenty of horse power for my heavy office use. A cleaning of the CPU fan and exchange of the thermal pad to some propoer arctic MX4 cooling paste bought the idle temp down 15C, ...
by codek
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Not seeing a huge benefit in performance in x260's vs x230's, etc
Replies: 9
Views: 10369

Not seeing a huge benefit in performance in x260's vs x230's, etc

Haven't been in the thinkpad game for awhile and I was using my x61 until I just picked up a x230. To be honest, I was researching the cpu of the x240's and the more recent versions and I'm just not seeing that much of a difference in cpu benchmark and scores. I even looked at the i7 6600u and I'm n...
by codek
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: New to me Thinkpad X230i - How much RAM to add?
Replies: 4
Views: 2044

Re: New to me Thinkpad X230i - How much RAM to add?

JPOESQ wrote:I upgraded from 8 GB to 16 GB in mine, and it runs better with multiple windows open.


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I second this. If you are a heavy multitasker, you can definitely see the difference with 16gb.
by codek
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: x230- is this a good deal?
Replies: 6
Views: 3774

Re: x230- is this a good deal?

Searching options on eBay has changed a little bit over the years; disallowing the wildcard (*) was one step backward. Therefore, you have to learn how to configure the proper search string in order to eliminate stuff that is not relevant to what you are looking for, or conversely, include search k...
by codek
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: List of reliable/recommended Ebay sellers of x230/x220
Replies: 9
Views: 3841

Re: List of reliable/recommended Ebay sellers of x230/x220

I've bought a few X230's from this seller on ebay, and they've all been as described: http://www.ebay.com/sch/Computers-Tablets-Networking/58058/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_ssn=bestbuy4u2014&_sac=1&rt=nc&LH_Auction=1 Ships quickly, and I never felt like the wool was being pulled over my eye...
by codek
Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: x220/x230 and battery, dock
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

WTB: x220/x230 and battery, dock

Looking for a backup x220/x230, battery, dock.
by codek
Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: List of reliable/recommended Ebay sellers of x230/x220
Replies: 9
Views: 3841

Re: List of reliable/recommended Ebay sellers of x230/x220

If you want a reliable laptop from a recommended seller, forget eBay, buy from our own Marketplace! + 1 and then some... Seriously, you are one of the best sellers out there. Getting any more thinkpads in stock? Or are you out of that business now. I remember you contributing with high quality gear...
by codek
Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: List of reliable/recommended Ebay sellers of x230/x220
Replies: 9
Views: 3841

Re: List of reliable/recommended Ebay sellers of x230/x220

If you want a reliable laptop from a recommended seller, forget eBay, buy from our own Marketplace! Yes, of course :D that's the 1st place I looked. Best group of thinkpad enthusiasts of the world are on these forums. And that's where I am getting my x230 but not many sellers of x220/x230's these d...
by codek
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: List of reliable/recommended Ebay sellers of x230/x220
Replies: 9
Views: 3841

List of reliable/recommended Ebay sellers of x230/x220

I'm looking to pickup another x230 or maybe an x220 with or without goodies like batteries and the dock off of ebay. There usually are a couple with great prices. Wanted to list our findings and make a cumulative list. I'm going to do some research also and will update with my findings. (Mods please...
by codek
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x series classic: The Last Great Thinkpad
Replies: 39
Views: 6889

Re: x series classic: The Last Great Thinkpad

In case you haven't noticed, Macs don't have a trackpoint, so it must be redundant... :twisted: If thinkpad loses the trackpoint, they will lose a significant amount of their customer base. I hate the trackpad and that's all that's left of the thinkpads. We already endure the worst displays, poor b...
by codek
Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x series classic: The Last Great Thinkpad
Replies: 39
Views: 6889

Re: x series classic: The Last Great Thinkpad

The Sandy Bridge ThinkPads like the X220, T420 and W520 are the last ThinkPad to have the classic keyboard. I've used both the X230 and T430 that have the new keyboard. I think the acutal typing experience is quite good. The keyboards are firm and have good depth. Lenovo has removed and moved aroun...
by codek
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: x series classic: The Last Great Thinkpad
Replies: 39
Views: 6889

x series classic: The Last Great Thinkpad

I have heard that Lenovo did the unthinkable and decided to get rid of it's iconic keyboard for the popular but inferior chiclet keyboards. What is the last great thinkpad in terms of the x series with the iconic keyboards? I have a couple of x6x series that I will to need to upgrade from in the nex...
by codek
Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: Thoughts on new chiclet keyboards?
Replies: 1
Views: 15506

Thoughts on new chiclet keyboards?

What are your thoughts. I'm very wary of these keyboards. I had an hp pavilion with it from work and it was horrible.
by codek
Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:42 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Latest compatible OS for x61, x60, and x60s
Replies: 14
Views: 5581

Re: Latest compatible OS for x61, x60, and x60s

why dont you try windows 8? Touch works like wonders and right out after install. It is also faster than Windows 7. http://www.fileden.com/files/2007/6/23/1204474/huer.jpg yes I will try windows 8! It just came out so I didn't know if they worked out all the kinks yet. Thanks to all for the great i...
by codek
Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Latest compatible OS for x61, x60, and x60s
Replies: 14
Views: 5581

Re: Latest compatible OS for x61, x60, and x60s

thanks for the responses guys. I'm leaning towards win7 because of the fast boot times. All of these machines are maxed out in ram. Never have installed linux before, might want to consider linux mint, will be run faster than win7 in terms of boot times and overall performance. Any benefit to dual b...
by codek
Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Latest compatible OS for x61, x60, and x60s
Replies: 14
Views: 5581

Latest compatible OS for x61, x60, and x60s

I'm running windows xp on these.

Should I upgrade to Win7 for the x61?

What are the latest, most compatible OS? I'm looking for performance so if xp will provide for the best performance, I'll stick to that.
by codek
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Thinkpad Edge 13 $350 @ Newegg Starts Midnight PST
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Re: Thinkpad Edge 13 $350 @ Newegg Starts Midnight PST

How much were the t400s's going for with the coupon?
by codek
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: T500 steal
Replies: 9
Views: 2072

Re: T500 steal

westsailor wrote:
Yep, listed at $298 but as soon as you add it to the cart it goes to $769

Wonder if they would cave if you called Lenovo and raised a fuss about 'bait & switch' tactics :)
they should give it to you at that price. That is a horrendous error.
by codek
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: T41 Custom Hybrid - Intel GPU - 14" LCD TR451
Replies: 0
Views: 565

FS: T41 Custom Hybrid - Intel GPU - 14" LCD TR451

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=91523 T41 hybrid laptop for sale. I bought it from Harryc a little over a month ago and everything is great. It's just that I am a X series guy and have no use for other thinkpads. But if I had the money, I would keep this one. Nice to have a t series...
by codek
Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Black Friday on Lenovo site, a deal not to miss or wait?
Replies: 12
Views: 3303

Re: Black Friday on Lenovo site, a deal not to miss or wait?

40% off? with borders rewards perks? are you serious?
by codek
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Size, Body, Layout Preference x61s vs x201s (pic)
Replies: 77
Views: 17090

Re: Size, Body, Layout Preference x61s vs x201s

x61 still in the lead, this shouldn't be happening in the x20x forums... :P haha

comon x20x owners!
by codek
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/X201/X220 and X300/X301 Series
Topic: Size, Body, Layout Preference x61s vs x201s (pic)
Replies: 77
Views: 17090

Re: Size, Body, Layout Preference x61s vs x201s

While I have neither X61s nor X200s, I have both X61 and X200, so I feel qualified enough to give you my opinion. First of all, X61 is truly an ultraportable, while the X200 is not. For an ultraportable every gramm and milimeter counts and in this aspect the X200 is simply not on the same league. S...
by codek
Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Fuzzy noise from ultrabase speakers
Replies: 2
Views: 1981

Re: Fuzzy noise from ultrabase speakers

it comes out from the ultrabase speakers and it really comes out when I move it.
by codek
Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X60/X61 Series incl. Tablets
Topic: Fuzzy noise from ultrabase speakers
Replies: 2
Views: 1981

Fuzzy noise from ultrabase speakers

When I put my x60 on my ultrabase, there is a fuzzy noise coming out of the speakers. Any way to fix this?
by codek
Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What's your favorite resolution on a 12.1" laptop screen?
Replies: 22
Views: 2714

Re: What's your favorite resolution on a 12.1" laptop screen?

Few more resolutions for your already large sig: HDTV 720 1280x720 HD 1366x768 HD+ 1600x900 HDTV 1080 1920x1080 (a.k.a. Full HD) WQXGA 2560x1600 (QWXGA or WQXGA+ might be more accurate names) Thank you! I just got sick and tired of looking it up so I put it in my sig...haha I'm gonna try to fit tha...
by codek
Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What's your favorite resolution on a 12.1" laptop screen?
Replies: 22
Views: 2714

Re: What's your favorite resolution on a 12.1" laptop screen?

pianowizard wrote:But let's say you are not allowed to do the SXGA+ mod, which of the resolutions in this poll would you prefer? Still 1024x768?
of course not

1440x900
by codek
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What's your favorite resolution on a 12.1" laptop screen?
Replies: 22
Views: 2714

Re: What's your favorite resolution on a 12.1" laptop screen?

Indeed. My comment was somewhat tongue-in-cheek -- I wasn't referring to the lack of a poll option as much as the lack of a market option. ;) In practice, 1440x900 is great -- for me, the higher the resolution the better. I agree more resolution is always better. My other thread was just about my w...

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