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by ZaZ
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon 7th gen choice
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: X1 Carbon 7th gen choice

Do they still only offer 1-year, non-upgradable warranties on their outlet units? I thought they relaxed that a few years back, though my degree of certainty about said statement is probably less than 25%. I solve this problem by purchasing with Citibank credit card. Most Citibank cards give an aut...
by ZaZ
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: X1 Carbon 7th gen choice
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: X1 Carbon 7th gen choice

Only applications that need more processing power and can take advantage of the extra cores will benefit from bumping up to a quad. There's not many of those on your list. If you're happy with the T460s that's a pretty good argument to wait if you don't want to spend the money. You could look at las...
by ZaZ
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Any street motorcyclists?
Replies: 36
Views: 10268

Re: Any street motorcyclists?

The riders course would be a good place to learn how to ride.
by ZaZ
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looking to get a "new" Thinkpad
Replies: 21
Views: 2007

Re: Looking to get a "new" Thinkpad

Weboh wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:29 am
they leave things out they expect you to know
Like perhaps knowing how to use Google? :D

This may be of interest.
by ZaZ
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Any street motorcyclists?
Replies: 36
Views: 10268

Re: Any street motorcyclists?

I used to have motorcycles, but am now riding a Honda scooter:

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by ZaZ
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: Purchase Help: X1 Carbon (6 Gen) vs T490/T490s?
Replies: 8
Views: 1733

Re: Purchase Help for (tech unsavvy) Law Student

The difference in CPUs won't make a lick of difference, given the usage. I think the most significant difference is the weight, where the X1C has the advantage, though not hugely so.
by ZaZ
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Buying a W520 in 2019?
Replies: 14
Views: 1452

Re: Buying a W520 in 2019?

theterminator93 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:24 pm
Worth mentioning is the fact that the mSATA slot is limited to SATA-II speed, whereas the Ultrabay and 2.5" SATA bay are SATA-III.
Only running tasks that place a heavy load on the controller would there be any discernible difference.
by ZaZ
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: Buying a W520 in 2019?
Replies: 14
Views: 1452

Re: Buying a W520 in 2019?

You'd probably help your cause if you said something about your intended usage and budget.
by ZaZ
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: substitute p8400 with a better cpu...
Replies: 3
Views: 1348

Re: substitute p8400 with a better cpu...

Which machine do you have?
by ZaZ
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Lenovo T450s mouse problem
Replies: 7
Views: 1475

Re: Lenovo T450s mouse problem

Perhaps you could try Linux, which you don't need to install. It may tell you if it's the hardware or software.
by ZaZ
Sat May 11, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: what SSD do you run?
Replies: 30
Views: 2827

Re: what SSD do you run?

I have a 120GB Mushkin M.2 SSD in my HP along with a 2TB Seagate platter drive. I'd like to get a 2TB SSD for the main bay of my notebook. Not for the performance, but because a SSD would be more quiet as I only use it for storage. The least expensive new 2TB SSD I've seen is $180, which is too expe...
by ZaZ
Sat May 11, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 SSD too small
Replies: 10
Views: 803

Re: W530 SSD too small

A 1TB M.2 SSD from a reputable brand is probably $100-125. If you add the M.2 SSD to increase storage and keep your current SSD, you won't have to re-install the OS.
by ZaZ
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: T480 guts into T25
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

Re: T480 guts into T25

That's the T25 I would have wanted to buy.
by ZaZ
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 25462

Re: Lenovo CES 2019

dr_st wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:07 am
I am comfortable with 100% scaling at 14" FHD; would be more comfortable with 125%, but keep it at 100% to avoid blurriness issues when going between different external screen setups.
The only computer I have with more than one screen is my desktop, which has two identical LCDs.
by ZaZ
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 25462

Re: Lenovo CES 2019

That was at native resolution. Eventually, I bumped it up to 125 scaling to make it easier on the eyes, but that kind of made it like 1600x900 screen.
by ZaZ
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2019
Replies: 75
Views: 25462

Re: Lenovo CES 2019

While I can use a 14" 1080 screen at native resolution for a while, fatigue sets in pretty quick. I like the 17" FHD screen I had, but 6.5 pounds is too heavy for a portable notebook in 2019. I'm hoping FHD on a 15" strikes a nice balance.
by ZaZ
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Dell to release a new XPS 15 model with a 4K OLED panel in March
Replies: 17
Views: 7124

Re: Dell to release a new XPS 15 model with a 4K OLED panel in March

Will they have better luck than Lenovo with OLED? The OLEDs did not last long in ThinkPads, they quickly developed tearing and other problems needing multiple replacements, they all suffer from it, to a scale like the historical T410s vertical bands problem. As always with new technology, it offers...
by ZaZ
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?
Replies: 37
Views: 8740

Re: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?

I liked the UXGA screens. The one portrait mode was just above my line of sight, which made it easy to use. My biggest issue with them was the dimming. Had they been LED screens, I'd probably still be using them and saved myself $425. Previous to getting the UXGAs, my monitor was a 19" tube running ...
by ZaZ
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?
Replies: 37
Views: 8740

Re: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?

Since like 2006, I've had a pair of Dell 20” UXGA monitors atop my desktop. I run one in portrait mode or 1200x1600, which is good for internet and office, but they had seemed to have dimmed a bit since I bought them in 2012 due to the bulb technology in them. I happened to find a pair of Dell 25” W...
by ZaZ
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: LG Gram 17 - 16:10 display
Replies: 16
Views: 6569

Re: LG Gram 17 - 16:10 display

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:34 am
If it had a trackpoint...I might have considered getting it.
Yes, I'd love to have a trackpoint for my 17" notebook. I'm not into paying much more than $500 for a notebook these days, so the Gram would be out for me, but sub three pounds on a 17" notebook is pretty amazing.
by ZaZ
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: USB recovery media to DVD??
Replies: 4
Views: 835

Re: USB recovery media to DVD??

Alternatively, you can download a Windows 10 disc from Microsoft and do it the old fashioned way, presuming you've got an optical drive. Then just run Windows Update. It's more time consuming, but you could pick the stuff your like and leave off the stuff you don't.
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: 1971

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: 13
Views: 2119

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 / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: New X1 Carbon Specs
Replies: 5
Views: 1245

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: 2663

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: 1521

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: 689

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: 3163

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: 3066

Re: L520 black screen

I don't have the specifics on the L520, but it should be in the Hardware Maintenance Manual.

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