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by dfumento
Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-ThinkPad Lenovo Laptops
Topic: U300s 13.3" "Mac Air" like, X301 like
Replies: 0
Views: 10816

U300s 13.3" "Mac Air" like, X301 like

The U300s is like the Mac Air 2011 13.3" or the X301 with a faster processor but for the fatal error of only using a 1366x766 16:9 panel instead of the Mac Air and X301 which both use the 1440x900 16:10 panel. The 1440x900 is far more desirable and it is baffling why Lenovo chose the lower resolutio...
by dfumento
Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: X201s 1440x900, 8GB, 160GB SSD, extra 9-cell, USB to DVI adp
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

Re: X201s 1440x900, 8GB, 160GB SSD, extra 9-cell, USB to DVI adp

Indeed, warranty expires in 2012. Fixed. Thanks...
by dfumento
Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: X201s 1440x900, 8GB, 160GB SSD, extra 9-cell, USB to DVI adp
Replies: 3
Views: 1015

X201s 1440x900, 8GB, 160GB SSD, extra 9-cell, USB to DVI adp

Thinkpad X201s with 8 GB RAM and 160 GB Intel X25-M SSD 2nd Generation (this is the most reliable SSD). Warranty expires 3/21/12 but is extendable with Lenovo if done before expiration date. Purchased late March 2011 and keyboard was replaced a couple of months ago. This is a 1440 x 900 display comp...
by dfumento
Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Mac Air 2011 trackpad vs. trackpoint
Replies: 11
Views: 3333

Mac Air 2011 trackpad vs. trackpoint

I'm curious if people have compared using the Mac Air 2011 Trackpad compared with using a Trackpoint. I have an X201s and may go to a Mac Air 2011 with dual boot for Windows (the new Air comes with up to 256 GB SSD). I can't for the life of me understand why Lenovo did not produce a similar machine,...
by dfumento
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New SSD... Do i have a problem?
Replies: 8
Views: 1500

Re: New SSD... Do i have a problem?

For future reference Intel is now shipping the SSD 320 series which is their third generation drive replacing the X25-M. Check it out in google.com/products
by dfumento
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Unexpected Win 7 SP1 Startup Time Issue
Replies: 14
Views: 4782

Re: Unexpected Win 7 SP1 Startup Time Issue

At this point best to do a fresh install which you can do with an integrated SP1 image. That is what I did.
by dfumento
Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3019
Views: 543431

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

I purchased an X201s from Steve Mugiri. It was purchased from Toronto, CA and arrived in New York, NY in two days on a Saturday by inexpensive express shipping. A frustration I have with some ebay sellers is that even with spending greater than $1000 as I was doing I could not get phone numbers. Ste...
by dfumento
Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Intel X25-M 120GB problems !!
Replies: 8
Views: 1502

Re: Intel X25-M 120GB problems !!

I had trouble with cloning to my SSD and gave up. It was a big waste of time.

Best to just build system from scratch.

I have an extra copy of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 which I purchased before getting a Thinkpad which came with Windows 7 if you wish to purchase it.
by dfumento
Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X201s
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: WTB: X201s

x201s with the 1440 x 900 high resolution display. Thanks...
by dfumento
Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X201s
Replies: 2
Views: 365

WTB: X201s

Desire X201s. Thanks. dfumento at gmail dot com
by dfumento
Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) download available
Replies: 17
Views: 11699

Re: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) download available

System update doesn't yet work for SP1 since SP1 has not been officially released but this is a fix until then. Note the suggestion that you only have to install the part relevent to your version: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2011/02/14/fix-thinkvantage-system-update-error-after-installing-windows-...
by dfumento
Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201s laptop bag SF Bags Vertigo Replacement?
Replies: 1
Views: 2020

X201s laptop bag SF Bags Vertigo Replacement?

I had this perfect laptop bag for a 12" laptop, the Waterfield Designs Vertigo. http://www.sfbags.com/products/vertigo/vertigo.htm Well, the bag got stolen and I ordered a replacement but they no longer make the size for the 12" laptops :-( The size that fits which is the size they sent me (the Medi...
by dfumento
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windows 7 64 bit -- Is it a no brainer on a Core 2 Duo?
Replies: 23
Views: 9969

Re: Windows 7 64 bit -- Is it a no brainer on a Core 2 Duo?

Not certain you can purchase the 64-bit recovery disks. My machine came with 32-bit Windows 7 Pro and I installed my own version of Ultimate 64-bit fresh (but I also have SSD and it is important to do fresh install on SSD for alignment reasons). Just a couple of days ago I did the Win 7 Ultimate x64...
by dfumento
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) download available
Replies: 17
Views: 11699

Re: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) download available

I have been using the SP1 RTM on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 for 3 days and works fine. ***NOTE: The Microsoft original untouched ISO image with SP1 has been leaked: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2011/01/25/download-windows-7-sp1-iso-original-untouch-integrated-image/ I'd recommend doing: 1. Backup your ...
by dfumento
Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: 410 vs 410S etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 3750

Re: 410 vs 410S etc.

Wait for the 410s refresh (follow-on model) to start shipping and see if the specs are more to your liking. Newer refresh Lenovo models were announced in early Jan. Then either get the 410s refresh or save money getting the 410s.
by dfumento
Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: x200t UPGRADE time... Your thoughts
Replies: 15
Views: 6668

Re: x200t UPGRADE time... Your thoughts

New version SSDs (25 nm from older 34 nm) were just released by Micron (and soon Intel) at CES 2011. I'd expect the prices to drop soon just as they did when the 50 nm was replaced with the 34 nm. I would do a fresh install on the SSD and play it safe. No point in taking chances. If you haven't purc...
by dfumento
Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Has anyone owned an X201 without any problems?
Replies: 12
Views: 6573

Re: Has anyone owned an X201 without any problems?

I would wait for the "refresh" coming out soon (see a recent posting in www.thinkpads.com ). Alternatively wait for the refresh to come out and then purchase the X201 when the prices drop. I have had both the X200s and the X201s and they are really solid. There had been a problem in the X201s that c...
by dfumento
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Power Usage Meter, Turn off Flash?
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Power Usage Meter, Turn off Flash?

I run the task manager in minimized mode to show roughly how much CPU I am using, but I'd like something more specific that would tell me the current draw (like in the battery tab of the Power Manager). When the power draw is high, I go to task manager and notice the browser (e.g. internet explorer)...
by dfumento
Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201s w/SSD Windows Experience Index
Replies: 7
Views: 2222

Re: X201s w/SSD Windows Experience Index (updated SP1 RC)

Since running the Windows Experience Index test in June I've updated my system to 8 GB RAM and it now runs Windows 7 x64 SP1 RC. The new numbers are much better than the old ones! Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU L 640 @ 2.13GHz 6.5 Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB 6.5 Graphics Intel(R) HD Graphics 4.1 Gaming...
by dfumento
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: Windows 7 SP1 RC released
Replies: 0
Views: 4558

Windows 7 SP1 RC released

Microsoft has released the Windows 7 SP1 RC (service pack 1 release candidate). This is going to be the last release before the RTM (release to manufacturering the final release). No new features for Win 7 client, but R2008 R2 has some new features. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9193280/Mic...
by dfumento
Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Any sign of a new 13" ThinkPad?
Replies: 30
Views: 5479

Re: Any sign of a new 13" ThinkPad?

You can replace the optical drive in the T410s with a 3 cell battery which will increase the time from about 4 hours to 6 hours.. [You can do this with the T410 as well, so the 410s still doesn't have an advantage over the 410 in terms of battery life - which was my point. The point I was making is...
by dfumento
Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: New Lenovo Policy on Broken Plastic
Replies: 16
Views: 5885

Re: New Lenovo Policy on Broken Plastic

I think the X200s and X201s are more fragile than the X61s. 3 year accident coverage (for USA only) is about $170 as I recall.
by dfumento
Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Any sign of a new 13" ThinkPad?
Replies: 30
Views: 5479

Re: Any sign of a new 13" ThinkPad?

The t410s doesn't have the same win over the t410 that the x201s has over the x201 in terms of battery life, in part due to the inability to configure it with a 9 cell (x301 suffers from this as well). You can replace the optical drive in the T410s with a 3 cell battery which will increase the time...
by dfumento
Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201s on sale, X201/X201s details
Replies: 5
Views: 2247

X201s on sale, X201/X201s details

$1360 for an X201s. This unit has basically everything including a 3 year warranty (recommended warranty). It does not include accident protection which for 3 years is another $170 or so. http://www.jr.com/lenovo/pe/LEN_514328U/ other places may have the discount as well. The units, like netbooks, d...
by dfumento
Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 vs x200 vs X61s
Replies: 15
Views: 10087

Re: X201 vs x200 vs X61s

As a previous owner of X61s and X200s current owner of X201s, the X61s is definately more durable than the later models. I'd go for the X200 if the money is that important (recall that if you're using the unit for five years, the price difference per year is not that much, esp. on a daily basis [$10...
by dfumento
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: lenovo does not sell x201s anymore?
Replies: 8
Views: 1700

Re: lenovo does not sell x201s anymore?

Do a google search for 5143-28U which is the X201s type that I have which is a good value with a 3 year warranty. You should find it for around $1500.

If you're interested, you should be able to pick up a Intel X25-M 160 GB (150 usable) SSD for a little over $300 on ebay.
by dfumento
Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: 2x 4GB RAM for X200s
Replies: 57
Views: 10129

Re: 2x 4GB RAM for X200s

I use G.Skill 4 GB modules which I purchased from newegg.com (PC-8500 is the fastest module for the processor) for $100 each.
by dfumento
Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201s Topseller 5143-28U now in stock
Replies: 17
Views: 3630

Re: X201s Topseller 5143-28U now in stock

What is your source? There are still plenty to purchase.
by dfumento
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T400s or x200?
Replies: 11
Views: 3456

Re: T400s or x200?

I would definately go with the X200. There is always a way to zoom the browser (at least IE8) and Word, etc. I do have external DVI monitors at home/work. I don't use the X200 base which is bulky for travel. Rather I use: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-72682.html the USB to DVI adap...

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