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by ZaZ
Tue May 29, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Unusually high CPU and RAM usage
Replies: 3
Views: 181

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: 277

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: 12
Views: 829

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: 2530

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: 659

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: 714

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: 6
Views: 1052

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: 2271

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: 3120

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: 957

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: 563

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: 2393

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: 1426

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: 18
Views: 4150

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: 3909

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: 1577

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: 1577

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: 765

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.
by ZaZ
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: To T25 or Frankenpad?
Replies: 21
Views: 1549

Re: To T25 or Frankenpad?

Given that the T60 is now 10+ years old, I'd say go for the T25. Or better yet, get the lighter T470s, which offers the much improved WQHD screen.
by ZaZ
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: [T470s] How to get configuration with 8gb ram soldered?
Replies: 2
Views: 685

Re: [T470s] How to get configuration with 8gb ram soldered?

I think the only way is if you have some soldering skills.
by ZaZ
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Which ThinkPad had the highest spec 4:3 screen?
Replies: 8
Views: 3936

Re: Which ThinkPad had the highest spec 4:3 screen?

From the factory, that would be the T61 or the R61, which was available in Europe, but not the US. There are motherboards available that upgrade the T60 or X6x to newer faster CPUs and more memory, see here.
by ZaZ
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: T series Vs L series
Replies: 8
Views: 1730

Re: T series Vs L series

know the L series isn't as tough as the T series If you have a mishap with one or the other, it's probably just bad luck more than anything else. I don't see what a T450 or L450 would offer you over the T440s or T440p you've got now, other than trackpoint buttons, but that's fixable if you're incli...
by ZaZ
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Your favorite post classic T-series?
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: Your favorite post classic T-series?

I thought the T450s had the best blend of features. It could do a M.2 SSD and a hard drive, which the T460s could not do, but didn't have the no trackpoint buttons problem like the T440s. The newer ones are a bit lighter, but more expensive too. I always thought the ThinkLight was a better idea than...
by ZaZ
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Fastest, smallest Thinkpad
Replies: 6
Views: 3674

Re: Fastest, smallest Thinkpad

seedmuse wrote:
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:28 pm
Is there a smaller, lighter Thinkpad that you might recommend?
What are you looking to spend? Some of the newer ThinkPads like the X1 Carbon and T470s will just as thin and light as the X2x0 ThinkPads.
by ZaZ
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: Which processor (i7 7500 vs i7 7600) should I choose?
Replies: 9
Views: 2083

Re: Which processor (i7 7500 vs i7 7600) should I choose?

Given that you're not stressing the CPU much at all, I'd buy whatever is cheaper, which would be the i7-7500u in this case.
by ZaZ
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 54
Views: 4999

Re: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?

1920x1280 is a superb resolution, noticeably more useful than 1920x1200 and MUCH better than 1920x1080. Count me in the I don't think it makes much of a difference camp and I'd rather have a better screen than more pixels. I wouldn't say a glare producing touch screen is my idea of better, though t...
by ZaZ
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Question about the T500 vs T520
Replies: 13
Views: 1725

Re: Question about the T500 vs T520

Is there any major improvements to make passing on buying the T500 a good idea I think that depends on your goal, which you didn't say much about. If your goal is to spend the least amount of money, then you'll probably do better with a T500, which is still a pretty good notebook as long as you're ...
by ZaZ
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Windows 7
Topic: i7 Seventh generation won't run Win7?
Replies: 20
Views: 4787

Re: i7 Seventh generation won't run Win7?

I don't think you'd be barred from installing it, but I believe there will be no support from Microsoft to run Windows 7 or 8.1 on Kaby Lake and newer hardware, which means no Windows Update. Then there's the issue of drivers too. If Microsoft isn't supporting it, are you going to be able to get dri...

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