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by jdrou
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: True/False Arrandale questions
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: True/False Arrandale questions

True and false. X201 is also available with i7. (My X201 came with i7-620M.) I'm going to take a guess regarding your second question. You may be thinking that i7=quad-core which is not always the case in mobile processors. i7 just means higher-tier than i5. 1st gen mobile quad-cores are 'Clarkfield...
by jdrou
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: What is the purpose of the light in the top bezel of the ThinkPad T400?
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: What is the purpose of the light in the top bezel of the ThinkPad T400?

To be fair, sometimes the light is so dim it barely lights up the kbd. It was sort of ahead of its time; we've got brighter LEDs available now. I've been saying for years that pretty much anything that has a battery should have an LED light of some sort, given the battery is generally the largest &...
by jdrou
Thu May 31, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: why is sk 8855 USB keyboard so special?
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: why is sk 8855 USB keyboard so special?

Not sure what the difference is but I know Amazon currently has sk-8845 available for about $79. Looks like same basic design.
by jdrou
Thu May 17, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: T61 14.1" Charging takes +3hours on 65W. What is the maximum modern charger ?
Replies: 5
Views: 771

Re: T61 14.1" Charging takes +3hours on 65W. What is the maximum modern charger ?

Thanks. I think bigger W is more future proof and usable. Does the T61 laptop limit the usable wattage to max.90W and excess W is kind of "reserve" ? Is there a list of different charger variations ? For example in ebay there are different variations for 90W newer and older designs. The 'newer' 90W...
by jdrou
Mon May 14, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: SOLVED!: Windoze (7) Switch Networking/Sharing PROBLEM ***
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: SOLVED!: Windoze (7) Switch Networking/Sharing PROBLEM ***

Personally I've never used the "Homegroup" feature.
I always set my home network type as "work" instead of "home" in Windows 7 and managed shares/permissions myself.
Note MS has apparently removed Homegroup in latest version of Windows 10.
by jdrou
Mon May 07, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Any known issues with SSD m.2 drives with T480?
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Re: Any known issues with SSD m.2 drives with T480?

gailcp1009 wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 4:33 am
I suggest you buy a Toshiba KBG30ZMT512G, it is the original M.2 SSD of T480.
Do you have a source for buying that? AFAICS it's not available through any normal channels.
by jdrou
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Certified X200/X201 2x4GB Memory Sticks
Replies: 26
Views: 12519

Re: Certified X200/X201 2x4GB Memory Sticks

While this is true, my understanding of computer architecture is real RAM communication is not done necessarily through the FSB of the CPU, as opposed to the Northbridge Chipset controller on the motherboard (for Intel systems, I believe any AMD system is indeed CPU FSB limited). Does this still me...
by jdrou
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: 9 cell battery 47++ : difference between sony and sanyo
Replies: 13
Views: 1676

Re: 9 cell battery 47++ : difference between sony and sanyo

Panasonic (bought by Sanyo) Other way around: "On December 21, 2009, Panasonic completed a 400 billion yen ($4.5 billion) acquisition of a 50.2% stake in Sanyo, making Sanyo a subsidiary of Panasonic.[3][4] In 2011, Sanyo became a wholly owned subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation." Hence Sanyo's exc...
by jdrou
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: lenovo near to being dumped
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: lenovo near to being dumped

As far as I can tell, this is all about the threat of US sanctions and penalties on Chinese companies for alleged violations of US law --- first ZTE, now Huawei, next ??? Except that if you look at history Lenovo stock has been pretty weak for a couple of years already; the halo effect of the ZTE b...
by jdrou
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: lenovo near to being dumped
Replies: 15
Views: 1065

Re: lenovo near to being dumped

Assuming the HK market is similar to US markets, being de-listed from the exchange doesn't mean they'd be out of business nor even that their stock couldn't be traded.
by jdrou
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: What's the latest Thinkpad model that officially supports Win7 32Bit version?
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: What's the latest Thinkpad model that officially supports Win7 32Bit version?

While USB 3.0 drivers is probably an issue it also seems to be true that most UEFI firmware only supports 64-bit OS. If the BIOS doesn't allow you to revert to legacy mode you won't be able to install 32-bit OS. In legacy mode you'd still run into the USB driver issue though if the system has no USB...
by jdrou
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Any known issues with SSD m.2 drives with T480?
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Re: Any known issues with SSD m.2 drives with T480?

There were new NVMe M.2 42mm SSDs announced from Toshiba (RC100) and SanDisk/WD (SN520) this year but I haven't found them available for sale anywhere yet.
by jdrou
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: USB3 via WWAN slot of X61s
Replies: 11
Views: 1432

Re: USB3 via WWAN slot of X61s

Note that dealextreme carries what appears to be the same card but only refers to USB 2.0 : http://www.dx.com/p/mpcie1u-n01-mini-pci-e-to-usb-2-0-adapter-348962#.WreQXWWPXFJ Also on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/MonkeyJack-Adapter-Support-Reader-Bluetooth/dp/B074QKBRP7 which specifically says "Not ...
by jdrou
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Dell D420 vs. X6x
Replies: 11
Views: 3637

Re: Dell D420 vs. X6x

what about x60s/x61s? Don't they use the same ULV CPU like D420? s-versions and tablet versions used LV processors (15W/17W TDP vs. 9W/10W for ULV) except for one X60T submodel did use ULV Core Solo according to ThinkWiki. If you can get some sort of SSD that would probably make much more impact th...
by jdrou
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: Dell D420 vs. X6x
Replies: 11
Views: 3637

Re: Dell D$20 vs. X6x

Compared with X60 (same generation) D420 would have lower CPU performance because of ULV processor and it uses a 1.8" PATA drive which limits your storage options. 1.8" spinning drives are normally only 4200rpm. X60 uses far more common 2.5" SATA drives. X61 would be even more powerful with 64-bit C...
by jdrou
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: I've been ADVENTUROUS and bought an unknown X60t!
Replies: 19
Views: 4307

Re: I've been silly and bought an unknown X60t

Regarding the thread title, not 'silly' but 'adventurous'.
by jdrou
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My Internet Connection *PIC*
Replies: 158
Views: 33281

Re: My Internet Connection *PIC*

Yeah, some of those terms are annoying.
I don't understand why carriers don't want you using large amounts of data when you're paying by the GB. As long as the network is not congested it seems like they should encourage heavy use.
by jdrou
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN
Replies: 12
Views: 3992

Re: Micro$haft is $hafting W7-users, AGAIN

Err... at least 2 of our Win7 computers still cannot use Windows Update (stopped around the time of OP's post above)... "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer." (We have double-checked and confirm that we did not...
by jdrou
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My Internet Connection *PIC*
Replies: 158
Views: 33281

Re: My Internet Connection *PIC*

As far as I know, you can't get a data plan (mobile hotspot, not smartphone) from anyone that's pay-as-you-use-it. As I mentioned earlier in this thread (2+ years ago) there is Internet-on-the-Go (http://www.internet-go.com/ ) which works similar to TracFone; you buy X GB of data for a fixed cost a...
by jdrou
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Samsung SSD for T500
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

Re: Samsung SSD for T500

thinkpadcollection wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:18 pm
What more, I'm not happy about M.2 128GB SSD 2242 length prices
Yes unfortunately this formfactor seems to be ignored by the tier-1 manufacturers so the few companies that do make them can charge a lot more (and the smaller drives tend to be more expensive per GB too).
by jdrou
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X2/X3/X4x Series incl. X41 Tablet
Topic: Why can't Windows 10 be installed on an X41 Tablet?
Replies: 10
Views: 1045

Re: Why can't Windows 10 be installed on an X41 Tablet?

I will not risk doing 10 on 1st Gen i-core as well (no mouse except for external mouse). I've had no problems with trackpoint on my X201 or internal pointing devices on Precision M6500 with Windows 10. I don't use them heavily though so if it's an intermittent issue I might have just not noticed. I...
by jdrou
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Thoughts on the T440 and T450 quality
Replies: 46
Views: 48895

Re: Thoughts on the T440 and T450 quality

T440/T450 as well as X240/X250 Series are members of an 'elite' group that can have THREE storage drives ! Wonder if that also applies to T440p? Might buy one just to test it. That would make T440p a 4-drive unit comparable to Precision M6800 (except lower drive capacities). (Note my MSI GT72 can t...
by jdrou
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Thoughts on the x240?
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Re: Thoughts on the x240?

Haswell is the first mobile CPU to significantly increase the battery life. Ivy Bridge and previous CPUs - you were lucky if you got 6 hours of battery life on a laptop. Post- Haswell the battery life runs north of double digits now. We all have Haswell to thank for that. If you're referring to the...
by jdrou
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X240 Slic for W7 seems possible
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: X240 Slic for W7 seems possible

Kind of surprised it doesn't have SLIC 2.1 in BIOS already since Win 7 was still available as an option on the -x40 series. Certainly my T440p has it; I ordered it with Win 7 but I don't think that usually matters.
by jdrou
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: FYI? Non-booting USB 3.0 Flash drives on T60 planars
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: FYI? Non-booting USB 3.0 Flash drives on T60 planars

Not sure if this related or a separate issue... On machines with USB 3.0: Boot USB drives (e.g. Windows 7 Install) don't run correctly if you put load them up using a USB 3.0 port - it runs but then complains about missing drivers, and the drivers won't install even if you point to the correct dire...
by jdrou
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: "Krack" WIFI Security flaw Found
Replies: 12
Views: 1259

Re: "Krack" WIFI Security flaw Found

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:10 am
And there is more: RSA Encryption has also become "crackable"
Or at least RSA as implemented using Infineon TPM chips.
by jdrou
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary
Replies: 48
Views: 4405

Re: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary

I have a dream ... The new Microsoft Suface Book 2 width 3:2 display und 15" with a Thinkpad keyboard ... https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/17/16481628/microsoft-surface-book-2-price-release-date-specs-availability-processor Would be my dream come true ... Leaving aside the keyboard, Surface Pro/Sur...
by jdrou
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: 500 series Sata-II fix?
Replies: 12
Views: 1823

Re: 500 series Sata-II fix?

Read the full thread that post was in:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T ... d-p/234741

The drives that were shipped with T400/T500 generation were only SATA I. The system supports SATA II speed.
by jdrou
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 212965

Re: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!

Ibthink wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:28 pm
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:21 pm
Nobody complained too much when LG did this
How come everyone complains about this with Dells XPS 13? Literally one of the biggest complaints about that machine.
I thought the complaint about XPS 13 was that the webcam is way over on the left side less than an inch from the edge.
by jdrou
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: 500 series Sata-II fix?
Replies: 12
Views: 1823

Re: 500 series Sata-II fix?

The *61 series had a SATA II controller which was limited to SATA I speed in BIOS. Pretty sure newer models are not throttled like that. How are you testing? Actual benchmarking with an SSD or just a report that says 'UDMA5'? Just to make sure, is the SATA controller set to AHCI mode in BIOS? UDMA5 ...

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