Take a look at our
ThinkPads.com HOME PAGE
For those who might want to contribute to the blog, start here: Editors Alley Topic
Then contact Bill with a Private Message

Search found 174 matches

by edik
Fri May 03, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: The most expensive and rarest Thinkpads ? [relax topic]
Replies: 31
Views: 1564

Re: The most expensive and rarest Thinkpads ? [relax topic]

As a point of interest, the first T series with an SXGA+ panel as an option was actually T22. Is that so? Well, you learn something new every day... I know just a little less resolution (SXGA?) was fitted to the high-end 770X's - probably just before the T22 time by a year. Think the A20p had an op...
by edik
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: The most expensive and rarest Thinkpads ? [relax topic]
Replies: 31
Views: 1564

Re: The most expensive and rarest Thinkpads ? [relax topic]

R50p with the Ultra hi-res display option... think... 15.0" QXGA (2048x1536) .... in...... 2003 ))))) yet to see one in the wild, but I did hear they were special corporate order only. Not the rarest but surely very rare. Confirmed via the forum time machine! https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph...
by edik
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads
Replies: 36
Views: 7414

Re: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads

Anyone realize that TWBOOK.pdf has a bunch of the prices of early Thinkpads? I'll go through and add these, although I think I sourced some early prices from the TW pdf's - sometime since I looked at this need to focus on total accuracy (although think most are accurate but you can always get bette...
by edik
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Upgrade T520 to T550 or T560??
Replies: 10
Views: 1998

Re: Upgrade T520 to T550 or T560??

Thinkpad T550 Questions: Can I replace my existing 16 GB M.2 SSD(cache drive) with 128GB M.2 SSD and boot windows from this drive? Personally, I have found the M.2 drives in the T450 and T550 very problematic, in my use case, that is with Linux, mostly Ubuntu, as well as initially with Windows as a...
by edik
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: This T440p is the most boring laptop I've owned...
Replies: 17
Views: 2525

Re: This T440p is the most boring laptop I've owned...

I owned a 760XL for years, and used it after College living at home, so imagine my surprise a few years ago I took my T550 home and my mom stated "oh you still have that old machine"... other than being astounded by her memory (going back nearly twenty years) she really did have a point....
by edik
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads
Replies: 36
Views: 7414

Re: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads

Still busy at work but hope to update soon and fill in some of the pre 2010 stuff missed.
by edik
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T550 woes...
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Re: T550 woes...

Unfortunately I am running Linux. I can however boot from an external USB Disk into Windows 7, and have done this, but device manager does not see the camera nor the mic. Windows 7 has similar called "ThinkVantage System Update"/ "Lenovo System Update". Thanks for the advice will try this, but given...
by edik
Fri May 25, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Fedora 28 (KDE) on T550
Replies: 0
Views: 687

Fedora 28 (KDE) on T550

T550 i5-5300u 16GB RAM 256GB SSD IPS 3K Touch Panel 72Wh battery (Non-backlit keyboard) Everything works out of the box, including suspend, hibernation and the function key controls (can't test camera/mic as they can't be seen by Linux/Windows, some hardware issue) Suspend lost about 4% battery in 1...
by edik
Thu May 24, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p Battery Vendor/Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: T440p Battery Vendor/Replacement

Thank you. I got nervous then double checked my order and it is a 72Wh thankfully. Problem is, the 48Wh and 72Wh are the same size bizarrely (at least from what I can see online, never seen the 48Wh in person) as mentioned... very confusing. The 72Wh is obviously a far better option, glad it worked...
by edik
Thu May 24, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p Battery Vendor/Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: T440p Battery Vendor/Replacement

If external make sure you look at the 72Wh not the 48Wh model (they look the same size) .... many people have made that mistake when buying an extended battery, thinking there is only one model. Some Battery stats may find of interest (via Fedora 24/25 Linux powertop and tlp tuning) T450 FHD TN 8GB/...
by edik
Wed May 23, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T550 woes...
Replies: 2
Views: 899

T550 woes...

Well got so mad with my T450 with an "upgraded" screen... FHD but TN and it was *awful* that I sold it... so happy. Managed to find a T550 with i5-5300U, 16GB, 256GB SSD and IPS 3K touch screen for $500 (US equivalent) - pretty cheap for the UK. Seems I got it in the same state as it left the factor...
by edik
Sat May 19, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo’s ThinkPad team would like to move to 3:2 right now but are having trouble finding suppliers
Replies: 19
Views: 3683

Re: Lenovo’s ThinkPad team would like to move to 3:2 right now but are having trouble finding suppliers

What I would give for a T43p upgraded to 3:2 QHD, fast modern CPU, 32GB and dual drives... I mean the exact form factor of T43p.
I loved that machine so much I can't think of any other (than perhaps my old 760XL) that ever exceeded it.

Widescreen (like glossy) the less said the better.
by edik
Sat May 19, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads
Replies: 36
Views: 7414

Re: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads

Added, thanks RealBlackStuff!

Also will try and add the other stuff guys.
by edik
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Battery issue - help appreciated!
Replies: 1
Views: 583

Re: Battery issue - help appreciated!

Ok now seems to work.

Not sure why?

I did push the reset pin on the underside on the motherboard through the little hole. Not sure though whether that helped!

Very strange battery problem hope doesn't re-occur.
by edik
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Battery issue - help appreciated!
Replies: 1
Views: 583

Battery issue - help appreciated!

T450 Linux (Fedora 25) Suddenly my battery has stopped charging... well both of them... the BAT0 (Internal) reaches 60% and the external BAT1 (72Wh) reaches 40% or thereabouts. Sometimes one is 62% and the other is 38% (seems to both balance around 100%). Also doesn't show charging - but if I reboot...
by edik
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS
Replies: 104
Views: 96524

Re: What to do if Computrace is activated in your TP BIOS

Although it may work with Linux (and phone home) not so sure about the BSD variants :) You may get away with FreeBSD, NetBSD and such on your machines... (as well as Solaris, OS/2 etc.) ?? The BSD's especially run almost anything Linux can (and even run Linux SW in compatibility mode) and are reputa...
by edik
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!
Replies: 35
Views: 3878

Re: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!

Even pictures of the Russian legacy Thinkpad keyboard are not easy to find! Never seen an IBM era ThinkPad with a Russian keyboard ever.. suspect if they did exist it would be early 2000's before they were introduced, however have purchased officially imported IBM ThinkPads around that time in Mosc...
by edik
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!
Replies: 35
Views: 3878

Re: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!

One day i have played with X41 I bought an X40 (similar to X41?) new in Moscow back in 2005, it lasted a week before the weird 1.8" (?) drive failed.. phoned the Service centre and they collected the old drive and sent me another back all on the same day.... :) The X31 was a far better machine in m...
by edik
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!
Replies: 35
Views: 3878

Re: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!

I haven't used or even seen a 600 or 7XX live. You are missing something awesome :) http://a4.pbase.com/g10/46/470146/2/166527398.ZN46SpOL.jpg IBM 760XD c.1997 Machines built as only Engineers can build machines without sales/marketing/manufacturing dictating anything... I do agree to disagree dr_s...
by edik
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!
Replies: 35
Views: 3878

Re: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!

Even if you keep in mind that a budget R40 likely cost more in 2003 than a top-of-the-line workstation today, your claim is simply not true. R40 was cheaper than the comparable T40... company purchased a few T40 back in '04 for the Moscow office (well I purchased for them) and I think IBM US were s...
by edik
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!
Replies: 35
Views: 3878

Re: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!

The Glory years have long gone (1992 - 2006)... now Lenovo are trading on the legend.. but they can't pull the wool over everyone's eyes. I for one have to reluctantly admit that a budget line 2003 R40 is better built than any of today's offerings. Yes.. T61, T500 were OK... they needed time to lear...
by edik
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: M.2 SSD Failure - very suspicious - Three failures!
Replies: 0
Views: 728

M.2 SSD Failure - very suspicious - Three failures!

http://a4.pbase.com/g10/46/470146/3/166692505.snB8lUqO.jpg Latest BIOS. First failure 128GB ZTC after 31 days... second was Sandisk 64GB after 2 months.... third another Sandisk after 11 days. Truly suspect something wrong with the M.2. implementation on the T450... and likely many others. Symptoms...
by edik
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?
Replies: 52
Views: 7582

Re: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?

that i used for a long time but is now retired..? an X60p UXGA.. bought new in about 2004 more or less.. :)
I first thought Bill mistyped... and meant T60p.. but that doesn't explain the 2004 :)

An X60p would have been nice... but 12" UXGA? It's a tough one...
by edik
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Thoughts on the T440 and T450 quality
Replies: 46
Views: 52345

Re: Thoughts on the T440 and T450 quality

edik wrote: ↑Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:08 pm Could it be valid that screens around 2005 were actually better than today? dr_st wrote: ↑Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:25 am No. Your memory is playing tricks with you because you want to remember "the golden era" as being, well, "golden". :) I admit I have a strong bi...
by edik
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: ThinkPad T22 DVD playback possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 9716

Re: ThinkPad T22 DVD playback possible?

What software did you use for DVD playback in 770? I remembered that those first gen DVD drives that came with 770 do not support region settings, thus most software refuses to play the official DVDs off the shelf altogether. Can't recall now, whatever came with the machine originally (I think Win9...
by edik
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: ThinkPad T22 DVD playback possible?
Replies: 17
Views: 9716

Re: ThinkPad T22 DVD playback possible?

Although this an old topic I should like to contribute I had an old 770 (P233/MMX) back in 2003 and with any software it would stutter on DVD playback from the internal DVD-R, the way I solved it was with the DVD and Enhanced Video Adapter (DEVA) - FRU PN: 11J9008, 12J0411, with this playback was su...
by edik
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads
Replies: 36
Views: 7414

Re: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads

Updated some later models. Will be away a few weeks on business and will come back from work stuff and restart this... :)
by edik
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads
Replies: 36
Views: 7414

Re: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads

I have added everything to date, will go through the PSREF to make sure the dates are correct (at least to year of introduction initially). Still a few machines to add from the old days, as well as breaking out the some of the models into individual versions, but on models till 2006 probably 80% or ...
by edik
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads
Replies: 36
Views: 7414

Re: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads

Well I put in list... :)

Wasn't sure as it wasn't IBM manufactured, but it did have the ThinkPad moniker so it must be a ThinkPad ))

Yes Zenith laptops were first rate!

I withdraw the comment though )))

Go to advanced search