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by ZaZ
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X200s and Celeron M??
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: X200s and Celeron M??

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:22 pm
why would Lenovo put such junk in the X200s(the higher end machine?)
Cause some customers want the lowest price, so using a Celeron helps shave money off the price.
by ZaZ
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Old member looking for new laptop
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: Old member looking for new laptop

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:20 pm
I saw a T470 but it isn't built as well at the T450.
I'm curious how you determined this by looking at it?
by ZaZ
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: New X1 Carbon Specs
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: New X1 Carbon Specs

kevinc wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:28 pm
Is a touch screen really useful on a laptop?
I think you can answer yes or no to this and be right. It just depends on your preferences.
by ZaZ
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: New IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R60
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: New IBM Lenovo ThinkPad R60

Don't forget to add the touch padless palm rest from the R60e for an even better aesthetic:

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by ZaZ
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T470s touch screen replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: T470s touch screen replacement

Laptop screen is probably going to sell you a compatible screen, not a genuine Lenovo part, so I'd stay away from them. I'd post here in the marketplace forum that you're looking for a screen. It's been a while since I've done a screen replacement, but off the top of my head, I'm not sure going to a...
by ZaZ
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Need replacement X230 keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Need replacement X230 keyboard

Did you look on eBay?
by ZaZ
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Tablet worth it in this day and age?
Replies: 19
Views: 1079

Re: X230 Tablet worth it in this day and age?

swallman wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:21 pm
I really liked the size and performance of the X230 but really wanted to get a tablet format device
Your and my definition of worth may vary, perhaps widely, but I think that's an answer to your question.
by ZaZ
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: L520 black screen
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: L520 black screen

I don't have the specifics on the L520, but it should be in the Hardware Maintenance Manual.
by ZaZ
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: L520 black screen
Replies: 6
Views: 924

Re: L520 black screen

Re-seating the cable doesn't cost anything and wasn't in your list of everything you tried. I would hook it to an external screen to see if that flies before spending money on a new screen.
by ZaZ
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Is the 1440x900 TN's viewing angle as bad as the 1280x800 ones in an X201?
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

Re: Is the 1440x900 TN's viewing angle as bad as the 1280x800 ones in an X201?

If I recall correctly, the X201 used LED LCDs(they switched to LED midway through the X200 run), so if you plan to do the more popular AFFS mod, you'll need to swap in a cable and inverter from the X200 that used the CFFL screen being that AFFS Hydis screen uses a CFFL bulb for backlighting. I have ...
by ZaZ
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Where to buy laptop hard drives?
Replies: 4
Views: 1041

Re: Where to buy laptop hard drives?

What's wrong with eBay? You'll probably pay less there and you've essentially got a 45 day warranty. If the drive fails in the first 45 days, you can dispute and the chances you'll lose is almost zero. If lasts that long, the chances you'll have a problem down the road are pretty low.
by ZaZ
Tue May 29, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Unusually high CPU and RAM usage
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Unusually high CPU and RAM usage

Have you looked in Task Manager to see what the offending programs are?
by ZaZ
Thu May 24, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Any tips on protecting battery usage when plugged in 99% of the time?
Replies: 4
Views: 546

Re: Any tips on protecting battery usage when plugged in 99% of the time?

br0adband wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 1:55 am
can anyone identify the functionality of these keys, the F11 and F12, on this W541?
Page 21 of the W541 user guide will reveal all.
by ZaZ
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Reccomendations for a new laptop - T430, worth in 2018?
Replies: 13
Views: 2496

Re: Reccomendations for a new laptop - T430, worth in 2018?

The T series is unusual in that it uses soldered memory, but the soldered CPU is pretty typical these days, particularly in the thin and light segment.
by ZaZ
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Best External Keyboard
Replies: 33
Views: 3980

Re: Best External Keyboard

Doesn't seem to be a center scroll button on the Unicomps, which makes them HPs. :D I've had two of the newer chiclet style bluetooth keyboards. I thought they were pretty good, though I only type 35WPM or less. My only issue them is when I added an external HD that was poorly shielded, it messed up...
by ZaZ
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: memory upgrade for x230
Replies: 17
Views: 1463

Re: memory upgrade for x230

PRAGUEGUY wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:42 pm
So can I just replace one of the slots? can it bring benefits, and will the two memory chips "coexist" properly?
Barring a defect, they should.
by ZaZ
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220t no backlight
Replies: 2
Views: 968

Re: X220t no backlight

Trying it on an external screen(if possible), re-seating the connections and/or boot it to Linux to see if it works would be no cost options.
by ZaZ
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Stick with my T420 & T430?
Replies: 20
Views: 1975

Re: Stick with my T420 & T430?

I had tried later Thinkpads and felt that Lenovo had made them worse instead of better. How so? At least with a newer ThinkPad you'll get the option of a better IPS screen, which were not an option in the T420/T430 era. I'd call that improved, but the T420 and T430 will work well as long as you're ...
by ZaZ
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: What is the 14 inch, and 15.x inch sibling of x230?
Replies: 30
Views: 3179

Re: What is the 14 inch, and 15.x inch sibling of x230?

So the X220 keyboard was the greatest and sadly missed ? That's subjective of course. I think my favorite ThinkPad keyboard was my 14" R60, but the screen on it was terrible, so you can't have it all I guess. A lot of long time ThinkPadders miss the old school keyboard. Not because it was a chiclet...
by ZaZ
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: What ThinkPad has these specs?
Replies: 6
Views: 3821

Re: What ThinkPad has these specs?

I believe it was the T440s.
by ZaZ
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My Thoughts on the Nintendo Switch after a few weeks
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: My Thoughts on the Nintendo Switch after a few weeks

I was in Walmark in May and walked by the game case. After I got about 10 feet past, I whipped around cause it was the first time I had seen a Switch. I got the last red/blue one too. I should have bought them all and flipped them on eBay, but I didn't want to be greedy. My thought was I'll try to s...
by ZaZ
Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: ThinkPad T570 -> buy or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: ThinkPad T570 -> buy or not?

does someone have an Advice? If you don't say anything about what you want or need, other than the need to hook it to your power bank/solar cell, it's kind of hard to help. If you like it, buy it. You can find negative things written about every product ever made. Perfection is likely to remain elu...
by ZaZ
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!
Replies: 35
Views: 2897

Re: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!

Ditching ThinkPads seems a bit harsh, I'd really like to have a trackpoint on my 17" ProBook, but the last two times I bought a notebook, ThinkPads weren't offering what I wanted. I would have bought a T440s in 2014, but the whole buttonless trackpoint scared me off a bit, so I bought the Dell equiv...
by ZaZ
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: R500 current equivalent?
Replies: 21
Views: 2030

Re: R500 current equivalent?

That said, I need to find a new machine, running Windows 7 because it won't change the look and feel and still run MS Paint, one of his favorite tools. This is going to be a problem as most new machines use Kaby Lake CPUs, which Microsoft has dictated will no longer get Windows 7 driver support. Yo...
by ZaZ
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Get a new Thinkpad?
Replies: 17
Views: 4940

Re: Get a new Thinkpad?

Boy2006 wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:25 am
f) Win7 compatible
Of course this excludes any new ThinkPads as Kaby Lake and newer models won't get Windows 7 driver support.
by ZaZ
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Giving up and getting a modern Thinkpad
Replies: 11
Views: 4219

Re: Giving up and getting a modern Thinkpad

But I despair at the thought of re-installing everything that I use on a new version of Windows and getting everything to work like this machine works for me. What, two weeks of full-time work? Suggestions about Windows version, which Thinkpad hardware, maybe some miraculous migration program? At s...
by ZaZ
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: modern laptops with "trackpoint"
Replies: 13
Views: 2665

Re: modern laptops with "trackpoint"

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:36 pm
Yep, and its awful, from first hand experience. The buttons feel like marshmallows, not buttons.
Of course that's an opinion, though I'd probably tend to agree as I prefer the soft rim, but they seemed to like it over at LaptopMag.
by ZaZ
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: modern laptops with "trackpoint"
Replies: 13
Views: 2665

Re: modern laptops with "trackpoint"

I believe some Toshiba Tecras offer a stick called AccuPoint.
by ZaZ
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T430s usb 3.0 dual DP dock and DP to Dual DP adapter, can I drive 4 monitors?
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Re: T430s usb 3.0 dual DP dock and DP to Dual DP adapter, can I drive 4 monitors?

The Lenovo USB 3.0 to DVI/VGA Monitor Adapter(0B47072) might be worth a look. Supposedly it supports up to six monitors if you've got enough USB 3.0 ports.

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