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by ThinkRob
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: FREE ThinkPad T41
Replies: 3
Views: 697

FS: FREE ThinkPad T41

I've got a 14" ThinkPad T41 that I'm giving away. It's in great cosmetic shape (8.5/10) with a great keyboard, palmrest, case, etc. but there's one problem: The screen is wonky. Sometimes you boot it and the screen is dead. Other times it works but everything's this weird and gray-ish kinda inverted...
by ThinkRob
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: FREE ThinkPad X40, X40 parts
Replies: 1
Views: 344

FS: FREE ThinkPad X40, X40 parts

I'm cleaning out my storage. I've got an X40 here in good cosmetic shape (7/10?). Powers to BIOS fine, but no drive and no drive door. Screen looks good, and keyboard works as best I can tell. No idea about other specs though. Also included: a spare keyboard. (Both the keyboard on the machine and th...
by ThinkRob
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X220 w/ IPS, rest of specs don't matter
Replies: 0
Views: 427

WTB: X220 w/ IPS, rest of specs don't matter

I'm Christmas shopping. If anyone has an X220 with an IPS display, I'm interested. I'm looking for one in excellent cosmetic condition with the IPS panel. Can't have any scratches or spots on the screen, but small scuffs/scratches on the case are acceptable. (But obviously the fewer the better...) A...
by ThinkRob
Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTT: ThinkPad X61s for X60(s)
Replies: 9
Views: 1254

Re: WTT: ThinkPad X61s for X60(s)

Is the Coreboot boot-time of a few seconds really THAT important? It is if you want to get into BIOS-level development. I have a couple ideas for projects that I'd like to implement on top of Coreboot (well... Coreboot/SeaBIOS, but still). So... yes. ;) I mentioned the whitelist, etc. because that ...
by ThinkRob
Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTT: ThinkPad X61s for X60(s)
Replies: 9
Views: 1254

Re: WTT: ThinkPad X61s for X60(s)

I'm in the market for an X61s and I'm not having a lot of luck finding one. I could probably track down an X60(s) for a swap. Any specifics you would prefer if possible? Well the UltraLight screen is ideal, but no, past that not really. Coreboot means I don't have to deal with the BIOS whitelist, s...
by ThinkRob
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Is it time to leave Lenovo? Why stay loyal?
Replies: 31
Views: 5518

Re: Is it time to leave Lenovo? Why stay loyal?

I would have to agree with the feel and touch of the new thinkpad keyboards. The island style one on my W530 has better feel than the one in a T420 I breifly owned, although it could have been due to a different keyboard manufacturer. However, it still did not match the feel or responsiveness as th...
by ThinkRob
Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTT: ThinkPad X61s for X60(s)
Replies: 9
Views: 1254

Re: WTT: ThinkPad X61s for X60(s)

TuuS wrote: It's hard to imagine why you'd want to go from a board with sata2, 64bit that supports 8gb ram to one that is sata1, 32bit and 3gb of ram, but if you want a board I may be able to find you one.
Working with coreboot. The X61/T61 chipset isn't supported.
by ThinkRob
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTT: ThinkPad X61s for X60(s)
Replies: 9
Views: 1254

WTT: ThinkPad X61s for X60(s)

Anyone want a free upgrade? I'm interested in trading a ThinkPad X61s for a ThinkPad X60/X60s. It's got the standard LV processor, 4GB of RAM, no drive (you can keep your drive too), and an Intel WLAN card (I can't remember what I put in there, but it's at least a 5100). IIRC it's also got the BIOS ...
by ThinkRob
Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Is it time to leave Lenovo? Why stay loyal?
Replies: 31
Views: 5518

Re: Is it time to leave Lenovo? Why stay loyal?

That looks like an amazing machine: good CPU selection, seems sturdy, 2 RAM slots, IPS 1920x1020, mouse stick and fairly easy access to components. The downside seems to be that it is using a non-standard harddisk (maybe mSATA?). Also, I didn't find a description online of how to replace the keyboa...
by ThinkRob
Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Is it time to leave Lenovo? Why stay loyal?
Replies: 31
Views: 5518

Re: Is it time to leave Lenovo? Why stay loyal?

Why stay loyal? Well, I'm not a big fan of brand loyalty in general. That said, I keep buying Lenovo notebooks for a couple reasons. Specifically, that there are only a couple manufacturers that make subnotebooks/ultralights with pointing sticks. Of those, only Toshiba and Lenovo manage to make some...
by ThinkRob
Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: x1 carbon 2014 Lid
Replies: 7
Views: 1875

Re: x1 carbon 2014 Lid

I can live with the little island type key tops but it is very difficult to live with the arrogance of Lenovo just moving keys around from where they have been for YEARS.. a hint for Lenovo would be to give the customer the option of this new disaster keyboard or the gen 1 X1 keyboard.. and further...
by ThinkRob
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430's WXGA++ vs R61's WXGA+
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Re: T430's WXGA++ vs R61's WXGA+

Well... there's variation between screen manufacturers, but in general I'd say that both laptops will have low-mid-range TN panels. i.e. OK for office work, etc. but useless for serious graphics work.
by ThinkRob
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440p or System 76 Galago Ultra Pro
Replies: 9
Views: 1514

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..... Perhaps, but the System 76 machines aren't designed ...
by ThinkRob
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Next Generation X Series *PICS*
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: Next Generation X Series *PICS*

- poo color instead of black one
In person the new color is more like a very dark grey. The early ThinkPads weren't exactly jet black either. I have a 750cs, and I would not describe the exterior case as black... more like, uh, a very dark grey.i
by ThinkRob
Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: Thinkpad X1 carbon 2014 vs T440s
Replies: 2
Views: 3106

Re: Thinkpad X1 carbon 2014 vs T440s

The clickpads aren't great on either, but the X1C's is (IMHO) much more tolerable due to the reduced travel.

Just something to consider...
by ThinkRob
Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1C
Topic: Anyone every try off-brand replacement hinges? Thoughts?
Replies: 2
Views: 4207

Re: Anyone every try off-brand replacement hinges? Thoughts?

there are probably a thousand leaks in the supply chain from manufacturer to Lenovo.. They're not necessarily leaks. In some cases, they're "seconds" -- parts that didn't pass some form of QC or acceptance testing. In other cases it's just a case of "they ordered 15K, we built 16K and are selling t...
by ThinkRob
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [WTB] ThinkPad X1 Carbon First Generation
Replies: 0
Views: 542

[WTB] ThinkPad X1 Carbon First Generation

Pretty much what's in the title.

I want a ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It needs to be the first-generation one (the one with dedicated TrackPoint buttons.)

Let me know what you have, what condition it's in, and what you want for it.

Thanks!
-Rob
by ThinkRob
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: ThinkPad R31 *PICS*
Replies: 4
Views: 816

Re: FS: ThinkPad R31 *PICS*

That's a 600X, not an R31...
by ThinkRob
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: SSD for T430
Replies: 15
Views: 4769

Re: SSD for T430

For most uses, it's the latency, not the throughput where SSDs shine, so whether it's SATA II or III makes little practical difference. That and the performance under heavy concurrent workloads. Also, if you have the cash I'd go for the 840 Pro instead of the Evo. The Pro series has *much* better l...
by ThinkRob
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s First Impressions
Replies: 84
Views: 31022

Re: T440s First Impressions

Is the speed difference THAT much? The two are so far apart in terms of performance I'm struggling to think of a good comparison. It's like asking whether a jet is THAT much faster than walking... The big win for SSDs is that they tend to do well under heavy concurrent loads. In terms of sequential...
by ThinkRob
Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [WTB] - ThinkPad T430 w/ 1600x900 screen
Replies: 1
Views: 556

[WTB] - ThinkPad T430 w/ 1600x900 screen

I'm looking for a ThinkPad T430 with an HD+ screen.

I don't need a hard drive. I don't need a power adapter. I don't need any RAM.

Let me know what you have and what you want for it!

Thanks,
-Rob
by ThinkRob
Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkpad W550s and W541 is released.
Replies: 15
Views: 5456

Re: Thinkpad W550s and W541 is released.

Lenovo actually listened to its customers for once! Now if only they will bring back the standard keyboard, or at least a 7 row chiclet keyboard... Lenovo solicits and receives a ton of customer and prospective customer feedback. It's just that getting feedback from the web peanut gallery isn't the...
by ThinkRob
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Better battery for X200s/X200
Replies: 8
Views: 1762

Re: Better battery for X200s/X200

I've had good luck with Anker aftermarket batteries. They're a little better put-together than most of the generic eBay rubbish, and they're available on Amazon with Prime shipping.

AFAIK they only have a 6-cell for the X200(s)/X201(s), but that was good enough for me.
by ThinkRob
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X200/X201 hybrid
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

X200/X201 hybrid

So I'm back to using ThinkPads, and my current one is... Well I couldn't find one that was what I wanted, so I made one. I wanted the LED-backlit WXGA+ display from the X200s. I wanted a ULV processor. I did want a Core i7. I wanted 8+ GB of RAM. I wanted more (larger!) WWAN/WLAN antennas. And I wan...
by ThinkRob
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: [WTB] X200s, LED-backlit
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: [WTB] X200s, LED-backlit

Found. Locking.
by ThinkRob
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230s on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 1143

X230s on eBay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/201009912893

Even more fun: the model/serial don't seem to be recognized by any of the IBM or Lenovo US support systems...

So... uh... don't buy it if you want US warranty coverage? :D

Still... at least it has a ULV chip!
by ThinkRob
Thu Jan 02, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 "Assembled in USA"
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

Re: X230 "Assembled in USA"

Don't kid yourself: the facility in NC has been there for years, handling custom orders for government and "important" customers. I think it actually is a different line. They have indeed done US assembly for those customers as you stated, but the recent press releases do refer to a new production ...
by ThinkRob
Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Google pixel to use 15:10 (3:2) aspect ratio
Replies: 25
Views: 3698

Re: Google pixel to use 15:10 (3:2) aspect ratio

Someone needs to clone this machine and make it run x86/x64 software. But I wouldn't want a cheap chinese knockoff. No sir. I'd want the same materials, attention to detail and a superb level of craftsmanship as well. Why? It already does. Wipe the toy OS, install a real Linux distro and that's tha...
by ThinkRob
Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: My ThinkPad T540p review
Replies: 19
Views: 11396

Re: My ThinkPad T540p review

Since the CapsLock key will be removed with the next ThinkPad redesign, the removal of the LED seems to be just the first step in this direction. We can only hope. Actually, on second thought, as useless as Caps Lock is, having a nice large key which can be remapped to the correct key for that loca...
by ThinkRob
Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Happy new year 2014!
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: Happy new year 2014!

Happy New Year. Soon. Or happy new year already.

Whenever 2014 starts for you, have fun. :D

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