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by mattbiernat
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Any high quality new thinkpads out there?
Replies: 0
Views: 3905

Any high quality new thinkpads out there?

So I ordered x270. Probably a little prematurely as I read a bunch of reviews about the following issues: - poor IPS quality with bleeding - keyboard flex - overheating It’s arriving this week, I will probably open it to see if any of the above are true in this particular unit. Otherwise I will retu...
by mattbiernat
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Ordered X270
Replies: 7
Views: 1902

Re: Ordered X270

Interesting. Back in the day when I used to buy thinkpad, tablets (classic tablets with twisting display) were known to have better screens. I guess things changed a lot, should have asked on this forum first.

The thinkpad will come in 1 week. I will post pics.
by mattbiernat
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Ordered X270
Replies: 7
Views: 1902

Re: Ordered X270

IPS bleeding is typical for cheap display components Lenovo always prefer. No, you can't get decent display from Lenovo except few expensive models like P51 4K or T470s/X1Carbon WQHD, if you win the display vendor lottery . Low cost brands like Acer or MSI typically have better display quality than...
by mattbiernat
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Ordered X270
Replies: 7
Views: 1902

Re: Ordered X270

I did on a number of review sites. However it is not the same as having one in person to examine. That’s why I prefer Macs, I can easily find their store and it doesn’t take more than 5 seconds for me to figure out which models are out of the question and which will work for me. Not to mention I can...
by mattbiernat
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Ordered X270
Replies: 7
Views: 1902

Ordered X270

I just ordered X270: 4GB RAM 500gb 7200 RPM HDD IPS Multitouch Display i5 What are my chances that I find my brand new thinkpad with the following issues: - display bleed - dead pixels - loose hinges (ie lid easily opened with one hand) I recently checked out apple store and their MacBook Pros don't...
by mattbiernat
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: So it looks like my gf is getting me x140e on black friday.
Replies: 8
Views: 23748

Re: So it looks like my gf is getting me x140e on black frid

Yeah I just checked. It's the slow version E1 2500 AMD. It's adventage over E240 from x120e is that it will be two cores instead of one. Which should hopefully give no trouble playing flash. I really liked x120e minus the slow processor which now has trouble playing flash. Hopefully this one will be...
by mattbiernat
Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: So it looks like my gf is getting me x140e on black friday.
Replies: 8
Views: 23748

Re: So it looks like my gf is getting me x140e on black frid

That's good news. I found X120e to be much better built than x230 in terms of quality control and hinge strenght.
by mattbiernat
Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: So it looks like my gf is getting me x140e on black friday.
Replies: 8
Views: 23748

So it looks like my gf is getting me x140e on black friday.

Probably my last thinkpad. I had x120e and it was okay to work with but it's a bit worn out now, loose hinges, feet came out, battery completly dead and processor outdated has some difficulty playing flash.
What should I expect from 140e?
by mattbiernat
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Forum Notices, Questions and Suggestions
Topic: non-ThinkPad ThinkPads
Replies: 20
Views: 12664

Re: non-ThinkPad ThinkPads

im glad admins got around renaming the sections into something more intuitive. and while I share your disdain to a lot of changes that lenovo did, I think that naming a section "non-thinkpad" and placing thinkpads underneath it would only confuse newcomers.
by mattbiernat
Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Perhaps Time For a New Browser?
Replies: 21
Views: 3336

Re: Perhaps Time For a New Browser?

mattbiernat wrote:... pleny ... extantions ...
mattbiernat wrote:And what modern browser doesn't have a built in spell checker!?
you can see that I wrote this late at night using IE9.
by mattbiernat
Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Perhaps Time For a New Browser?
Replies: 21
Views: 3336

Re: Perhaps Time For a New Browser?

1) It's commonwealth of dominica - lol big difference there 2) yeah im 3rd year medical student now doing my rotations in NY 3) as a physician, all I have to care about is knowing how to spell medications which is pretty easy part because most of them are pronounced the way they are written. actuall...
by mattbiernat
Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Perhaps Time For a New Browser?
Replies: 21
Views: 3336

Re: Perhaps Time For a New Browser?

yes I agree FF can be a memory hog. this is a huge problem for older computers such as my T23 with 256mg RAM.... however if you got a newer laptop then RAM is cheap these days. I got a 4GB stick for $22. Once you get pleny of RAM, I am really enjoy FF much more than IE or Chrome. The problem I have ...
by mattbiernat
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Goodbye, ThinkPads!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3981

Re: Goodbye, ThinkPads!!

X120e - no squeaking plastic, no flex, fan almost never on, GREAT keyboard. The only thing missing is the rubberized cover and the thinklight, which I'm willing to live with (obviously) because this machine is so sturdy. If the X230--which does have the Thinklight and rubberized finish--continues w...
by mattbiernat
Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: x120e E-240 being shipped, what to upgrade?
Replies: 16
Views: 8861

Re: x120e E-240 being shipped, what to upgrade?

Okay so i managed to install 6GB ram and 64GB SSD. I have to say the difference in speed is day and night. The processor speed might have been the limiting factor according to windows but by all means it's completely false estimation of windows experience.
by mattbiernat
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Best thinkpad for word processing and web browsing
Replies: 10
Views: 2825

Re: Best thinkpad for word processing and web browsing

if you gonna browse the web with flash or silverlight then I would avoid T23 since it's video card can't handle it. i would go with something like T42 minimum.
by mattbiernat
Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How to restore OS to factory settings?
Replies: 18
Views: 23384

Retoring OS hell...

Okay I figured out what the problem was. When I first got my thinkpad I tried Acronis True image hard disk clone utility. What happened is that Acronis failed to complete disk cloning and left my external hard drive partitioned at 1.12GB and 54GB of unallocated space. How did I find out? The second ...
by mattbiernat
Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: x120e E-240 being shipped, what to upgrade?
Replies: 16
Views: 8861

Re: x120e E-240 being shipped, what to upgrade?

UPDATE: okay so while I still didn't manage to swap SSD into x120e, I did upgrade ram from 3GB to 6GB. Just the RAM in itself made a world of difference, especially for internet browsers.
by mattbiernat
Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: X300 vs X200 vs T61 - which one to keep?
Replies: 10
Views: 7948

Re: X300 vs X200 vs T61 - which one to keep?

yup my $1200 X300 has worst screen than my current $297 x120e. really a shame, as the poster above mentioned it's a great machine but it was ruined by its screen.
by mattbiernat
Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How to restore OS to factory settings?
Replies: 18
Views: 23384

Re: How to restore OS to factory settings?

The machine came preloaded with windows 7.
by mattbiernat
Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How to restore OS to factory settings?
Replies: 18
Views: 23384

Re: How to restore OS to factory settings?

*R&R was not designed to restore a system after a windows failure? *Acronis true Image - similar problem. I create a back up and boot media. I boot using USB, I insert external HDD and load my back up from there. Acornis completes restoration, then I boot my computer and I get DOS error stating that...
by mattbiernat
Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How to restore OS to factory settings?
Replies: 18
Views: 23384

Re: How to restore OS to factory settings?

Thanks Gom but none of the above are my issues: 1) I gave up on the SD cards and it's just a paperweight with a useless factory recovery. I have made a bootable USB drive but unfortunetly I cannot bypass one recovery disk per operating system rule.... 2) I used R&R to back up my windows operating sy...
by mattbiernat
Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How to restore OS to factory settings?
Replies: 18
Views: 23384

Installing new Hard Drive Round #2

Okay round #2 I downloaded R&R, made a back up to a USB Hard Disk. I've placed new SSD into my thinkpad, booted the computer using external USB, I loaded R&R and started my restore process. The restore subsequently fails at 4% and states that the target hard drive is too small and that it needs to b...
by mattbiernat
Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How to restore OS to factory settings?
Replies: 18
Views: 23384

Re: How to restore OS to factory settings?

okay here is what I did: 1. lenovo thinkvantage tools 2. factory recovery disks 3. inserted 16GB SD card so the system created a back up with original factory settings. here is the PROBLEM: - now I took out my hard drive and replaced with SSD. When computer booted, I clicked ENTER and Bios screen op...
by mattbiernat
Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How to restore OS to factory settings?
Replies: 18
Views: 23384

Re: How to restore OS to factory settings?

Okay let me rephrase my question. I created factory recovery disk using my 16GB SD card. How do I check if that card will restore my system to original factory settings? I want to make sure I got my original system backed up before I load Windows 8 on my laptop. I don't want to load Windows 8 and th...
by mattbiernat
Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How to restore OS to factory settings?
Replies: 18
Views: 23384

How to restore OS to factory settings?

Hi guys,
I have created factory restore disk on my 16GB SD card. How do I restore my computer from this card? I tried pressing F8 and then I did get restore option but it was only from the internal hard drive. Can someone walk me through this?
by mattbiernat
Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: lotus symphony 3.01
Replies: 13
Views: 2293

Re: lotus symphony 3.01

I don't really like open office. Too bad that IBM will no longer be developing lotus.
by mattbiernat
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xxe Series
Topic: What is the Thinkpad X120 normal operating temperature?
Replies: 3
Views: 3194

Re: What is the Thinkpad X120 normal operating temperature?

60C is more than fine. You could probably get a tpfancontrol app and increase the temp to 75 to decrease the fan noise.
by mattbiernat
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Thinkpadders: What Smartphone do you prefer?
Replies: 59
Views: 11354

Re: Thinkpadders: What Smartphone do you prefer?

I guess Im the only one who doesn't like Android. Im using iPhone 3GS but Im probably going to be moving into Windows Phone in 1 year (mostly because of apple's shady policies).
by mattbiernat
Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: lotus symphony 3.01
Replies: 13
Views: 2293

Re: lotus symphony 3.01

hmmm, the 90 day trial version of Notes didn't install into Lotus Symphony. It's okay thou, I don't think I will buy their client, it seems good but I don't email enough from my laptop to justify the $100 price. On the other stide, Im still impressed about their suite. I think IBM is making a huge m...
by mattbiernat
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: lotus symphony 3.01
Replies: 13
Views: 2293

Re: lotus symphony 3.01

Is it possible to get lotus notes integrated into the main lotus symphony suite? Or do they have to remain separate programs?

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