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by johnny9fingers
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3029
Views: 561841

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

I purchased a X301 from RealBlackStuff. The machine was better than described (in my opinion), well packed and shipping quickly. An all around excellent experience. I would buy from him again without hesitation, and recommend him to all as an excellent fellow to deal with.

John
by johnny9fingers
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: X301, SU9400, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD with W7
Replies: 4
Views: 1445

Re: FS: X301, SU9400, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD with W7 **REDUCED**

Hello, I am interested in the X301. I'm looking for a machine for my daughter to use for school, and can't justify spending $600 to $800 for what she would be using it for. Primarily writing papers and downloading assignments and class notes.
Could I see some pictures of the machine?
Thank you.
by johnny9fingers
Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: YOUR FIRST COMPUTER?
Replies: 48
Views: 8966

Re: YOUR FIRST COMPUTER?

The first computer I saw and had hands on access to was my Dad's Tandy 1000 SX. We had dumb terminals in my office, so not sure if that qualifies. My first was a ThinkPad T30, I really miss that little machine. Since then It's been T60, T61, R51, all purchased from members of this forum. Then a bran...
by johnny9fingers
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)
Replies: 216
Views: 38623

Re: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)

Puppy wrote:
hhhd1 wrote:it looks like you'd have better experience buying a random consumer grade laptop from Asus or Dell.
Or Acer.
Or HP
by johnny9fingers
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Any REAL major differences between similar spec'd business class machines?
Replies: 9
Views: 2671

Re: Any REAL major differences between similar spec'd business class machines?

Just in case anyone was curious, I'm going with the P40 Yoga. In my opinion, a crappy Thinkpad keyboard is still better than anyone else's, the added oomph of discrete graphics, and the ability to write on the screen were the big factors. And, as I said earlier, I have a fond spot for ThinkPads, and...
by johnny9fingers
Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Any REAL major differences between similar spec'd business class machines?
Replies: 9
Views: 2671

Re: Any REAL major differences between similar spec'd business class machines?

Well, here are the finalists, now I have to make a decision between 3 nice machines..... I wish I able to see them in person before a purchase.... THINKPAD P40 YOGA Differences from base model: win 10 Pro, WQHD, FP reader $1619.10 Intel Core i7-6500U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.10GHz) Windows 10 P...
by johnny9fingers
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Any REAL major differences between similar spec'd business class machines?
Replies: 9
Views: 2671

Re: Any REAL major differences between similar spec'd business class machines?

Sometimes I wish there was someone out there who would say, just get the X1 Yoga and enjoy... And while I'll probably get one of the X1 machines or the P40 Yoga, I can't help but keep looking into The HP EliteBooks, there's something about them that intrigues me.....
by johnny9fingers
Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Any REAL major differences between similar spec'd business class machines?
Replies: 9
Views: 2671

Re: Any REAL major differences between similar spec'd business class machines?

Since I posted this inquiry I've continued to research machines. Combined with this research and my history with ThinkPads I'll end up buying either a X1 Yoga, new X1 Carbon or the P40 Yoga. Part of this decision is a comfort level I have with ThinkPads. I liked my T530, loved my T61, and adored my ...
by johnny9fingers
Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Any REAL major differences between similar spec'd business class machines?
Replies: 9
Views: 2671

Any REAL major differences between similar spec'd business class machines?

I'm in the market for a new laptop. My daughters have taken my T530 & Latitude e7450 to college. After weeks of comparison I settled on the HP EliteBook 850 G3 with 1920x1080 Touch Screen, descrete graphics, 512 SSD, 16 GB ram. I'll be using the machine learning to code, producing a Pod Cast, and so...
by johnny9fingers
Sun Nov 29, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: CLOSED: FS or FT: Thinkpad recovery disc .iso images: From A22p to W540.
Replies: 23
Views: 7414

Re: FS or FT: Thinkpad recovery disc .iso images T400/500, W500, T43/p, X120e, X201T, X200/T,X301, etc

Hello, If you find a recovery disc for a T530, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, I would be interested in making a purchase. The product key is legible on the machine.

Sincerely,

John
by johnny9fingers
Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 270933

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

bgx wrote:sure P50/P70 are the same form factor as X220/X240 right? :)
Ha ha, not even close. But with great power comes great size and weight ; )
and between you me and the lamp post I'll take power over lightweight every time....
by johnny9fingers
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 270933

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

There is quite lot of stuffs that goes into designing the ThinkPad Retro apart from the external aesthetics. If Lenovo wants to release the ThinkPad Retro in the next cycle, they have to use an existing motherboard that is already tested and certified. Otherwise, to do a new motherboard (and new sc...
by johnny9fingers
Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 270933

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

This may or may not have anything to do with the Retro Project, but here it is anyway.... This was posted on Twitter by @lenovo press 10:22 AM central time, and I quote, "Press hint: Big moves next week from #Lenovo. We #innovate to create the best products for you, your #family and your #home." Pro...
by johnny9fingers
Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is there a current laptop that you are VERY excited about?
Replies: 90
Views: 13430

Re: Is there a current laptop that you are VERY excited abou

Well, Lenovo is such a tease! :oops:
I thought they would post their new machines when sale set to end yesterday expired. Now it's been extended to the 28th. I suppose we won't see the new machines until February.... I really want to get a look at the x250.....
John
by johnny9fingers
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: It seems like everyone is moving to tablets...
Replies: 89
Views: 15250

Re: It seems like everyone is moving to tablets...

Yes, a good keyboard is important. The Surface Pro keyboard has had mixed reviews and I wouldn't want to spend over $1000 unless it was proven high quality.

A traditional laptop still fills the bill for me...
by johnny9fingers
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: It seems like everyone is moving to tablets...
Replies: 89
Views: 15250

Re: It seems like everyone is moving to tablets...

The Dell Venue 8 7000 looks interesting. It has Intels Real Sense 3D camera and a micr sd slot. And the MS Surface Pro 3 calims to have enough power to repalce your laptop. It has at least one usb port and takes either sd or micr sd, can't remember. But the tablet market continues to make advances. ...
by johnny9fingers
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is there a current laptop that you are VERY excited about?
Replies: 90
Views: 13430

Re: Is there a current laptop that you are VERY excited abou

The Getac looks like the Dell Latitude rugged series, the low end running around $1600.00 http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/latitude-5404-laptop/pd?p=latitude-5404-laptop&view=pdetails&isredir=true The new Latitude 12 E7250, or 14 E7450 look nice as does the XPS 13. I'm also waiting to see the X250...
by johnny9fingers
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is there a Dell fourm like thinkpads.com?
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Is there a Dell fourm like thinkpads.com?

I see quite a few folks here have Dell machines and got to wondering if there is a Dell forum similar to thinkpads.com.
by johnny9fingers
Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is there a current laptop that you are VERY excited about?
Replies: 90
Views: 13430

Re: Is there a current laptop that you are VERY excited abou

The Getac looks like the Dell Latitude rugged series, the low end running around $1600.00

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/latit ... redir=true

The new Latitude 12 E7250, or 14 E7450 look nice as does the XPS 13.
by johnny9fingers
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p or System 76 Galago Ultra Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 2552

Re: T440p or System 76 Galago Ultra Pro

Well, now I think I'll wait for the next generation T and X series machines as it sounds like they may be available the end of this month or early February so I'll wait to see them. In the mean time I'll install a second hard drive in the optical bay on my T530 and load Ubuntu or Arch. Now I have to...
by johnny9fingers
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Is it difficult to remove Windows and Load Ubuntu?
Replies: 10
Views: 3412

Re: Is it difficult to remove Windows and Load Ubuntu?

I was planning to install a second Hard Drive in the optical drive bay of my T530, and will load Ubuntu or Arch. Now I just have to decide between an Intel or Samsung SSD.
by johnny9fingers
Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p or System 76 Galago Ultra Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 2552

Re: T440p or System 76 Galago Ultra Pro

Thanks for the tips & info BlazF and ThinkRob. If I can't wait a few months for the next offerings from Lenovo as jdrou suggested, I will probably get the T440P with an i7-4700 MQ processor, FHD 1920x1080 screen, and 256 GB SSD....
Thanks again everyone, this is a great site.....
John
by johnny9fingers
Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p or System 76 Galago Ultra Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 2552

Re: T440p or System 76 Galago Ultra Pro

I've heard people sometimes run into problems getting things to work on a Windows machine running Linux. It sounds like there are workarounds but they can be a pain and may not always work. That's why I was looking into the System 76 machine.....
by johnny9fingers
Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Is it difficult to remove Windows and Load Ubuntu?
Replies: 10
Views: 3412

Is it difficult to remove Windows and Load Ubuntu?

I haven't done anything like this before and was wondering how difficult it is to totally remove Windows and install another OS like Ubuntu. Are there problems down the road that pop up after doing this?

Thanks John
by johnny9fingers
Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p or System 76 Galago Ultra Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 2552

Re: T440p or System 76 Galago Ultra Pro

Thanks for the replies. I love my T530, and sometimes think a bad Thinkpad (is there such a thing?) is better than the best of almost any other machine. I think when all is said and done I'll get another Thinkpad, but am also considering the X240 and may take your advice and wait to see what the nex...
by johnny9fingers
Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p or System 76 Galago Ultra Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 2552

T440p or System 76 Galago Ultra Pro

I'm torn between getting a T440P and a System 76 Galago Ultra Pro. The Galago seems to have pretty good specs, 4th Gen Intel® Core i7-4760HQ – 2.0GHz Quad-Core, 14.1″ 1920×1080 IPS, Matte Finish screen, Intel® Iris Pro 5200 – 128 MB eDRAM, 16 GB Dual Channel DDR3 @ 1600 MHz RAM, Storage 1× mSATA, 1×...
by johnny9fingers
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T530 adding a 2nd hard drive question.
Replies: 10
Views: 7534

Re: T530 adding a 2nd hard drive question.

Thanks for the tips and advice folks, here's what I plan to do. I currently have a 320GB HD so I'm going to replace it with the Samsung 840 Pro 256GB. First I'll put the Samsung SSD in the ultrabay and clone the existing HD onto it using either Ghost or Acronis True Image. Do you folks have a prefer...
by johnny9fingers
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T530 adding a 2nd hard drive question.
Replies: 10
Views: 7534

Re: T530 adding a 2nd hard drive question.

If I decide to install either a SSD or move the existing HD to the ultra bay currently used by the DVD R/W, I would need something like the NewmodeUS SSD Caddy?

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