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by ansible212
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: IBM or Lenovo Desktops/Workstations/ThinkStations only
Topic: Lenovo Preferred Pro Keyboard vI vs II vs something else?
Replies: 9
Views: 5246

Re: Lenovo Preferred Pro Keyboard vI vs II vs something else?

I have the Preferred Pro II and it's a very nice keyboard.

I have no experience of the previous version, however, and so cannot comment on whether it is better or worse.
by ansible212
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo started to make their own SSDs
Replies: 4
Views: 5242

Re: Lenovo started to make their own SSDs

My X1 Carbon gen 5 purchased in September 2017 came with this SSD (my intention was to upgrade it with a Samsung 960 Pro which I haven't done as yet as I like to sweat my assets)
by ansible212
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon 5th Gen, two DisplayPort 4K monitors @ 60Hz and power
Replies: 3
Views: 4056

Re: X1 Carbon 5th Gen, two DisplayPort 4K monitors @ 60Hz and power

Lack of ports is not something that the X1 Carbon 5th Gen is typically criticised for...
by ansible212
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 274447

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

systemBuilder wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:33 am
The T470 scores 91% on notebookcheck, one of the highest scores of all time, open your eyes. I bet this machine would score 92%.
T25 only scored 89%
by ansible212
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 274447

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

And dont tell me 16/9 is better to fit 2 document next to each other. I could do exactly the same on 16/10, but with more vertical space on both document! I don't disagree with that statement. Luckily, I use two 16:10 24" FHD monitors, although I will probably replace them with a single 32" 4K scre...
by ansible212
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 274447

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

As soon as details started to appear about the T25 I decided that it wasn't for me... I had been waiting to see what it was like before biting the bullet and going over to the dark side (so to speak) and buying an X1 Carbon 5th Generation which apart from the sub-optimal keyboard layout better suits...
by ansible212
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 274447

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Original post linked to by Gizmodo has many additional photos:

http://winfuture.de/news,99749.html
by ansible212
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 274447

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Pure conjecture, but surely a the motherboard designed to fit into a shallower 16:9 chassis would easily be accommodated in a chassis designed for taller 16:10, 4:3 or screens?
by ansible212
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 274447

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Here is the link to the TUV accreditation: https://www.certipedia.com/certificates/50384780?locale=en It appears to be limited to Energy Star compliance. The model number of ThinkPad 25 (by process of elimination from the above appears to be 20K7 (i.e. only model not in current PSREF). Being optimis...
by ansible212
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 on windows 10 - no external monitor detected
Replies: 12
Views: 4753

Re: X220 on windows 10 - no external monitor detected

Weird. Windows update hasn't updated the display driver on my X220.
by ansible212
Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 on windows 10 - no external monitor detected
Replies: 12
Views: 4753

Re: X220 on windows 10 - no external monitor detected

FYI, I've never had any problems running two monitors connected to my X220 via the Series 3 docking station (one via DisplayPort, the other via DVI) on Windows 10 (currently clean install, but previously updated over Win 7) using the Microsoft provided drivers (9.17.10.4229 installed).
by ansible212
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: [X220] Installing Intel AC 7260
Replies: 7
Views: 5886

Re: [X220] Installing Intel AC 7260

I believe it is the same card (i.e. would only be able to confirm 100% if I looked inside the laptop, however I can confirm that I ordered the 7260HMW card).

I'm using the 1.39 BIOS (whitelisted).
by ansible212
Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: [X220] Installing Intel AC 7260
Replies: 7
Views: 5886

Re: [X220] Installing Intel AC 7260

Same here - works fine (have posted about it in the past).

Bluetooth that comes with the card is more problematic (but appears to be a fairly common issue across the board).
by ansible212
Sat May 28, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: x220 upgrading to win 10
Replies: 27
Views: 48885

Re: x220 upgrading to win 10

All necessary drivers beside card reader are implemented in W10 installation files and Windows Update repository so you do not have to worry about that. For the card reader you can use W7 drivers available at Lenovos support pages. I do have W10 installed on my x220 for few months already and I hav...
by ansible212
Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Futureproofing X220
Replies: 14
Views: 6995

Re: Futureproofing X220

Clean install of Windows 10, whereas the 830 configuration was an upgrade. 850 Pro supports Samsung's RAPID mode and potentially has more space over provisioned compared to the 830. (Subjectively faster with or without RAPID mode turned on - Crystal Disk Mark scores were certainly higher than they w...
by ansible212
Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Futureproofing X220
Replies: 14
Views: 6995

Re: Futureproofing X220

My 8GB i7 X220 is going strong. I've upgraded the wireless to AC, but not sure if that was worth the hassle and have recently swapped a Samsung 256GB 830 SSD (which I also fitted) for an 850 Pro. That was definitely worth the upgrade and has subjectively, at least, improved the performance no end. W...
by ansible212
Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Question about routers...
Replies: 33
Views: 5550

Re: Question about routers...

Asus routers, such as the RT-AC68U, support six guest networks (!), three on the 2.4GHz band, and three on 5GHz, supporting WPA2 encryption (or none) and with either no limit or a time limit on access. Guest networks can also have access to the local network resources and can support MAC filtering.
by ansible212
Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420 docking stations
Replies: 3
Views: 1410

Re: T420 docking stations

USB 3.0 is only available if the laptop itself supports it (limiting its use to Ivy-bridge equipped ThinkPads, e.g. T430). My understanding is that the USB 3.0 port on the dock will behave as USB 2.0 on such laptops. You should be able to drive two monitors from the dock (e.g. DisplayPort and DVI si...
by ansible212
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Replacing my X201 with a new X250...few questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

Re: Replacing my X201 with a new X250...few questions

I've needed warranty service on both my X200s and X220. X200s: a friend spilled wine over it resulting in a dead keyboard (but could have been worse), and then a second time when I dropped it and cracked the screen. X220: turned it on after docking it one day and the USB 3.0 failed, resulting in a n...
by ansible212
Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Disappointed in Retro ThinkPad Survey 3
Replies: 13
Views: 5748

Re: Disappointed in Retro ThinkPad Survey 3

I agree about powerful, thin and light. What's your definition of powerful? If you go the quad core route you cannot really go thin and light at the same time if you want to cool the quad core down properly. You just cannot cheat physics in that way. The only other option is a 15W U-CPU still okay ...
by ansible212
Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Disappointed in Retro ThinkPad Survey 3
Replies: 13
Views: 5748

Re: Disappointed in Retro ThinkPad Survey 3

I agree about powerful, thin and light. I have just purchased a T430 for a friend on eBay (i5 with Intel SSD, absolutely mint condition, warranty until October 2016). However it's just too big. Give me an X-series any day (such as my i7 X220) - small enough to use on a train, in a cafe, or on your l...
by ansible212
Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10: Supported Lenovo machines
Replies: 16
Views: 7657

Re: Windows 10: Supported Lenovo machines

The only ThinkPad-related frustrations I've experienced are: The Lenovo Companion and Settings modern apps, which despite working for a while, now continually prompt to install the System Interface Foundation. I can live without either, although Fn+F6, for example, doesn't work without the Settings ...
by ansible212
Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 274447

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I mildly prefer the latches just because they ensure the lid stays closed no matter what (and the feeling of de-latching the lid). I could live with magnet latches though. I agree on the logo, the 'Pad' should have been in RGB. I prefer the magnetic catch on my X220 to the latch on my X200s, partly...
by ansible212
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: x220 upgrading to win 10
Replies: 27
Views: 48885

Re: x220 upgrading to win 10

I have upgraded my X220 (and indeed my X200s) from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and have experienced no problems. Generally impressed, in particular dual monitor support (somewhat trivial, I know, but sometimes it's the little things that count). All devices work as intended. Battery life appears to be ...
by ansible212
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Win10 and UEFI
Replies: 3
Views: 2056

Re: Win10 and UEFI

No problems experienced upgrading my X220 to Windows 10 (non-UEFI).

As and when I do a clean install, I will probably play around with UEFI, but at the moment everything works fine.
by ansible212
Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7)
Topic: Chrome browser hijack to www-search.net
Replies: 6
Views: 17968

Re: Chrome browser hijack to www-search.net

I've found ADWCleaner to be very effective in these situations:

http://download.cnet.com/AdwCleaner/300 ... 51221.html
by ansible212
Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Thinkpad X220 and USB3 on Series 3 Docks *PIC Warning*
Replies: 1
Views: 2740

Re: Thinkpad X220 and USB3 on Series 3 Docks *PIC Warning*

In the following post ansible212 posted some results showing that the USB3 port on the Series 3 Docks with USB3 functions as USB3 when used with a Thinkpad X220 i7 model: T520 & USB 3.0 This came as a surprise to many, myself included, as the USB3 controller on the X220 is a separate chip, and it w...
by ansible212
Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:56 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Adding 4G to X220 (or similar) in Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 7202

Re: Adding 4G to X220 (or similar) in Europe

I just knew there had to be a catch, and thank you for pointing it out... hadn't got as far as checking the form factor etc :(

The MC7710 uses three antennae, so I assume that is another challenge to overcome (of course I could just upgrade and stay with 3G, which is usually plenty fast enough).
by ansible212
Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Adding 4G to X220 (or similar) in Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 7202

Adding 4G to X220 (or similar) in Europe

Posting here as I expect the question applies to other models with 3G. I've been on contract with Vodafone since I purchased by X200s, initially because Access Connections was locked to Vodafone and subsequently as it continued to represent good value for money. With the reduction in price of 4G in ...

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