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by exTPfan
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 72
Views: 1901

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

If Teddy Roosevelt were President, he would force MS to divest itself of Windows 7 and allow someone else to maintain it in order to break up the monopoly. And that's not half of what he would do the cable monopolies etc.
by exTPfan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 18
Views: 431

Re: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?

Waiting for a 3:2 laptop (not convertible) with a trackpoint.
by exTPfan
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Reasons why the 14" screen got terrible options.
Replies: 60
Views: 1984

Re: Reasons why the 14" screen got terrible options.

My impression (from my own experience and looking at the literature) is that 140dpi is optimal for someone with 20/20 vision viewing a screen at 22 inches. That means that 280dpi would be optimal for 20/10 vision with the screen at 22 inches, or for 20/20 vision viewing a tablet or phone at 11 inche...
by exTPfan
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: What yo do with old T4X Machines.
Replies: 22
Views: 1453

Re: What yo do with old T4X Machines.

Use it for your work --- then you are not tempted to waste your time browsing the web (too slow) especially if it's running XP (!!).
by exTPfan
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Replacement for my x201
Replies: 12
Views: 1266

Re: Replacement for my x201

The X220 is the last with the classic 7-row keyboard, and one of the last with a full-power cpu --- it's faster than many later laptops. The IPS screen is beautiful, but 16x9. You may not notice the lack of pixels unless your vision is better than 20/20. If your budget reaches that far, consider a T...
by exTPfan
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157166

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

A T470 with a 7-row keyboard would be better than a T470 with a 6-row keyboard, but its screen is smaller than the 13.3 inch screen on a Thinkpad 600e from year 2000 (83.75 in^2 vs 84.91 in^2). Not for serious stuff.
http://www.displaywars.com/14-inch-16x9 ... 3-inch-4x3
by exTPfan
Wed May 03, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157166

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Microsoft have finally announced a 3:2 Win 10 laptop. Looks great except for the keyboard. Perhaps this will encourage others to produce a 3:2 laptop.
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/05 ... -a-laptop/
by exTPfan
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: X1 Carbon (5th gen, 2017) : 8gb Ram or 16gb Ram , i5 or i7
Replies: 26
Views: 3919

Re: X1 Carbon (5th gen, 2017) : 8gb Ram or 16gb Ram , i5 or i7

cfds wrote:
exTPfan wrote: T470s is 3.01 lbs, not 3.49.
Been verifying at several different site's online and all claim the weight of a t470 at around 3.5lbs or 1.6kg...
T470s not T470.
by exTPfan
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: X1 Carbon (5th gen, 2017) : 8gb Ram or 16gb Ram , i5 or i7
Replies: 26
Views: 3919

Re: X1 Carbon (5th gen, 2017) : 8gb Ram or 16gb Ram , i5 or i7

Maybe the topic starter prefers a unnecessary thin laptop?
3.49lbs vs 2.5 lbs...I know what I prefer, the lighter the better for me!
T470s is 3.01 lbs, not 3.49.
by exTPfan
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: X1 Carbon (5th gen, 2017) : 8gb Ram or 16gb Ram , i5 or i7
Replies: 26
Views: 3919

Re: X1 Carbon (5th gen, 2017) : 8gb Ram or 16gb Ram , i5 or i7

the display is very good according Lenovo standards (Contrast 1308:1, 95% sRGB, minimum brightness 3 cd/m2, no PWM). The quality is better than the X1 Carbon FHD A caution, that applies to all Lenovo laptops: "It appears that author of the review received a t470s from Lenovo with a good quality AUO...
by exTPfan
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: T43p on eBay for 20$
Replies: 15
Views: 1699

Re: T43p on eBay for 20$

A good deal for $36. Screen shows signs of age but is in good condition except for a few small spots. Keyboard is NMB and works well (shiny keys); 2GB memory; has some minor scuffs but cosmetically is in good condition. Only serious defect is that the fan is very noisy and needs replacing. Besides t...
by exTPfan
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: Changing the keyboard only on an X1C gen 1
Replies: 15
Views: 758

Re: Changing the keyboard only on an X1C gen 1

The keyboard/bezel is one piece with a rectangular hole for the touchpad. You should be able to push the touchpad out.
by exTPfan
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Leaked xx80 series Thinkpads????? (LARGE!! and many pictures warning!)
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

Re: Leaked xx80 series Thinkpads????? (LARGE!! and many pictures warning!)

From their logo, it looks as though CIA's Engineering Development Group (EDG) is already using the xx80:
https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/ ... 00x493.png
by exTPfan
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: X6x SXGA+ Mod - is it reliable if done correctly?
Replies: 20
Views: 3370

Re: X6x SXGA+ Mod - is it reliable if done correctly?

They are reliable. I've bought two from forum members. Both had had considerable use before I bought them, but have worked reliably for me over an extended period.
by exTPfan
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo Is Seeking Interesting User Stories
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

Re: Lenovo Is Seeking Interesting User Stories

Sure, I'm doing "innovative, creative, and pathbreaking" stuff with my technology --- a 2007 era T60 with a T61 motherboard. I might do even more incredible stuff if someone would make a new computer with a decent keyboard and a tall screen. But sorry, I'm not interested in "a ton of free promotion ...
by exTPfan
Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: General Keyboad Consensus + T460 vs T13
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: General Keyboad Consensus + T460 vs T13

x220love wrote: The keyboard layout on the T460 is also disappointing. The buttoms INS,PGUP,PGDN, etc are all messed up but that's how Lenovo wants it.
The keyboard layouts on the T460 and the Thinkpad 13 look the same to me. Both are the new standard Lenovo layout.
by exTPfan
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157166

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I hope this isn't the future. The screen is still 16:9, and they further shrunk the keyboard from 6 1/2 rows to 6. There's just one issue I have with the keyboard: the right Shift key has been shrunk to fit the up-arrow key next to it. As a right-handed person who spends most of her day typing, this...
by exTPfan
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157166

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Indeed 4500x3000 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/surface ... tech-specs
Meanwhile, Apple has copied Thinkpad's worst experiment: touch panel in place of function keys.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Apple-MacB ... 476.0.html
by exTPfan
Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: The worst has happened: MS removing GroupPolicy options for Win10pro
Replies: 30
Views: 3239

Re: The worst has happened: MS removing GroupPolicy options for Win10pro

Netmarketshare is showing the following figures for desktop operating systems:
XP 9.1%; W7 48.3%; W8 9.6%; W10 22.5%.
by exTPfan
Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Best ThinkPad Crippled by A Flaw....
Replies: 46
Views: 94651

Re: Best ThinkPad Crippled by A Flaw....

While my choice also would be the X300/301, the versions of the X1 carbon without real function keys or trackpoint buttons should get a vote.
by exTPfan
Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Suggest a replacement for x61s
Replies: 10
Views: 2136

Re: Suggest a replacement for x61s

Nothing is as compact as the X61/X61s but the X1 carbons are no heavier and have a larger screen (84 sq in vs 70; 6.9 in tall vs 7.3).
The X220 has a smaller screen than an X61 (66.8 sq in vs 70.3; 6.1 in tall vs 7.3), but some are IPS, and they have very good keyboards, and are quite fast.
by exTPfan
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: 1gb DDR pc2700 sodimms
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: 1gb DDR pc2700 sodimms

You should know better than to peddle political propaganda on this site.
by exTPfan
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Is XP too unsafe to use?
Replies: 20
Views: 4428

Re: Is XP too unsafe to use?

Pale Moon is the browser to use with XP.
by exTPfan
Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Is XP too unsafe to use?
Replies: 20
Views: 4428

Re: Is XP too unsafe to use?

I mostly use XP on my work laptop, and have had no problems, but I'm fairly careful, back up frequently, have a clone of the whole hard drive, and run the free version of Malwarebytes every few days. Without the hassle of monthly backups or an antivirus program, it runs fast and free (touch wood).
by exTPfan
Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xx Series
Topic: PgUp/PgDn vs Page Forward/Page Back
Replies: 5
Views: 5448

Re: PgUp/PgDn vs Page Forward/Page Back

I don't think so. Apparently the Fn key behaves oddly: "Unfortunately holding down the fn key prevents any other key to be scanned by the OS. So I guess fn+s will never work the same way as alt+s works. " Other key combinations will work --- see the autokey documentation. https://autohotkey.com/docs...
by exTPfan
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1xx Series
Topic: PgUp/PgDn vs Page Forward/Page Back
Replies: 5
Views: 5448

Re: PgUp/PgDn vs Page Forward/Page Back

You can do this with an autohotkey script. For example, the following script will revert PgUp/PgDn to Browser_Back/Browser_Forward within any Mozilla based browser (but not elsewhere). The real problem is that the 6-row keyboard has too few keys, and so you will no longer have PgUp/PgDn. (Install au...
by exTPfan
Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T60p: New keyboard needed, but what part-number to buy?
Replies: 17
Views: 2346

Re: T60p: New keyboard needed, but what part-number to buy?

Chicony FRU 39T7178
ALPS FRU 39T7118
NMB FRU 39T0958
NMB > Alps > Chicony but all good.
by exTPfan
Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 4:3 ratio and the iPad
Replies: 42
Views: 3080

Re: 4:3 ratio and the iPad

Whenever anyone mentions 4:3 or 3:2 there are endless posts by people saying how much they like 16:9. Well, we know you like 16:9. However, there is no reason that anyone has been able to explain why laptops must come in only one shape. Nothing else does.

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