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by ZaZ
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: modern laptops with "trackpoint"
Replies: 13
Views: 522

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: 522

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: 334

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: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: To T25 or Frankenpad?
Replies: 21
Views: 840

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: 288

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: 932

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: 585

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: 559

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: 1011

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: 5
Views: 603

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: 39
Views: 2043

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: 1200

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: 1264

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...
by ZaZ
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: SL series
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: SL series

The SL got a pretty good review over on Notebookcheck.net, which tends to be pretty thorough.
by ZaZ
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Are series xx40 and newer really that bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 629

Re: Are series xx40 and newer really that bad?

Better or worse depends on your goal. Are ThinkPads as durable when they used to cost $3,000? Probably not, but they cost a lot less too, meaning many more people can afford them, and almost every ThinkPad now has an IPS screen option, even the lowly E series. I'd say those were improvements over ol...
by ZaZ
Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X250 Possible to Replace 1080p display with 768?
Replies: 16
Views: 1061

Re: X250 Possible to Replace 1080p display with 768?

htc4668 wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:13 am
Should I attempt to swap the LCD panel out or just get the X260?
Having done LCD swaps, I'd vote for getting the X260. By the time you buy the screen, though the old one probably has some value, you're probably not saving much, so why go through the hassle?
by ZaZ
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Reasons why the 14" screen got terrible options.
Replies: 68
Views: 3125

Re: Reasons why the 14" screen got terrible options.

I run my 14" FHD screen at 125% DPI as it's more palatabible to the eyes. I can run in FHD mode for a while, but then the eyes start to hurt a bit. I'd rather be more comfortable than fit the most on my screen. I've always though 125 DPI was just about perfect for a notebook, which is a 14" SXGA+ IP...
by ZaZ
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X270 IPS screen terrible
Replies: 2
Views: 555

Re: X270 IPS screen terrible

How'd it look when running Windows? I'm not a Linux pro(or even an amateur), but I presume you've got an Intel GPU, which usually offer good Linux support.
by ZaZ
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Time for a new ThinkPad - can't decide
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Time for a new ThinkPad - can't decide

I think I reviewed the 1st Gen X1 Carbon. The screen is nice, think MacBook Air quality wise, but not IPS. The FHD screen on the T440s will be better, but then you've got the stick button issue. I don't think it's that hard to do if you've got the time and inclination. The T450s solves that problem,...
by ZaZ
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Post your desktop.
Replies: 733
Views: 284969

Re: Post your desktop.

Here's my Mac desktop:


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by ZaZ
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad/Ideapad Tablets & Convertibles
Topic: Case That Props up a Lenovo TAB3 8
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: Case That Props up a Lenovo TAB3 8

I think the printer will cost a lot more than a suitable case.
by ZaZ
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Regarding the t470s
Replies: 4
Views: 648

Re: Regarding the t470s

moijk wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:24 am
I'll be looking to replace the screen at one point
Why not just get it with the screen you want?
by ZaZ
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: ThinkPad Keyboard with OS X
Replies: 0
Views: 2054

ThinkPad Keyboard with OS X

I have a 2014 Mac Mini running macOS Sierra and recently, I've been using my ThinkPad Compact Bluetooth keyboard with the Mini. For the most part it works well, with one exception. When I'm in any browser, be it Safari, Firefox, Opera, etc., and the cursor is over a link, if I press the center butto...
by ZaZ
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: High CPU Usage
Replies: 11
Views: 1073

Re: High CPU Usage

p10_sri wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:23 am
On opening Task Manager and after keeping it open for 10-15 secs the CPU usage drops down considerably to 15-20%.
That first 10-15 seconds, what's using the CPU?
by ZaZ
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: The slimmest/lightest AC adapter for X220?
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: The slimmest/lightest AC adapter for X220?

paulwece wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:49 pm
I wonder if there are slimmer adapters than that.
41R4493 would be the slim combo travel adapter. It's slimmer and more versatile than the regular adapter, but not lighter.
by ZaZ
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?
Replies: 45
Views: 2428

Re: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?

It runs well for what I ask of it, so the marginal value of more memory is low. Plus, I believe I've only got two slots.
by ZaZ
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: install T42 DVD drive in a desktop PC?
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: install T42 DVD drive in a desktop PC?

This may be of interest.
by ZaZ
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad/Ideapad Tablets & Convertibles
Topic: Case That Props up a Lenovo TAB3 8
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Case That Props up a Lenovo TAB3 8

Someone asked me to take a look for a case that props up a Lenovo TAB3 8. Since the TAB3 8 is from 2015, there's not much specifically made for the TAB3 left. I was wondering if anyone had an idea for a case? Thanks for any help.
by ZaZ
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 72
Views: 2890

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

As long as you run a decent anitivirus software like Avast and do weekly scans with malware bytes you should be ok. I haven't used anti-virus since the early 2000s and always disable Windows Update, though I do use a firewall. I've never had a problem. I'd say Microsoft handed out their product the...

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