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by pianowizard
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230-X280 / X390 Series
Topic: Which Cellular service?
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

Re: Which Cellular service?

A year or two ago I tried Mint Mobile for my Microsoft Surface 3 and was happy with it: https://www.mintmobile.com/
by pianowizard
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election
Replies: 478
Views: 32444

Re: OK, now we descend into the STOLEN election

gosh, this thread is getting hot under the collar.. so here is a link: https://populist.press/head-of-dominion-security-eric-coomer-showing-how-to-fix-votes-already-cast/ be sure to click the red "click here" link under the video.. ALSO, it was reported, i forget where, PA maybe, there were 1.8 mil...
by pianowizard
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Couldn't go to a better person!
Replies: 198
Views: 25911

Re: Couldn't go to a better person!

Hmmmmmm... I didn't hear loser or sucker in that clip. In that clip, Trump said this about McCain and POWs in general: "And I supported him for president! I raised a million dollars for him. That's a lot of money! I supported him. He lost. He let us down. But he lost. So I never liked him much afte...
by pianowizard
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Couldn't go to a better person!
Replies: 198
Views: 25911

Re: Couldn't go to a better person!

Another untrue allegation that has already been debunked. Someone's head is in their 4th point of contact. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=541Cg2Jnb8s I also never bothered to vote in any election. I thought it really didn't make any difference. You were sort of correct. Due to the Electoral Colleg...
by pianowizard
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: x1 with 49 inch wide monitor
Replies: 22
Views: 2275

Re: x1 with 49 inch wide monitor

https://ibb.co/TW5XLNX https://ibb.co/S7yr1rg According to these two photos, the X1 does support 3840x1080 and is sending this resolution to the monitor, but the monitor somehow compresses the image. Try playing with settings on the monitor. Look for the option that says "1:1" under "screen size" o...
by pianowizard
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: 16:10 returns to ThinkPads: The X1 Nano
Replies: 44
Views: 5407

Re: 16:10 returns to ThinkPads: The X1 Nano

A 17 inch 16:10 screen is the same height as a 15 inch 4:3 screen (9 inches). If Lenovo produces a 2kg such laptop, it may finally be time to retire my T601 laptops. Yep, that's why the 1.35 kg (2.98 lb) LG Gram 17 series with 17" 2560x1600 remains the most interesting laptop IMO, especially the ne...
by pianowizard
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]
Replies: 60
Views: 28773

Re: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]

This $600 One Mix 1S+ Windows 10 convertible laptop just came out. It has 7" 1920x1200 touchscreen, Intel Core-m3, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1 USB-C, 1 USB 3.0, 1 micro HDMI, 1 microSD reader, WiFi but no WWAN, and weighs 1.1 lb. More info here: https://liliputing.com/2020/06/one-mix-1s-is-a-7-inch-mini-l...
by pianowizard
Sun May 24, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?
Replies: 306
Views: 173727

Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

Just found a Dell OptiPlex GX280 (mini tower midnight grey) locally in Toronto for just C$20...Due to the uniqueness of the cases used for these midnight grey flavours, even that thing going on eBay for hundreds of bucks these days Darn it, I discarded one in perfect working and cosmetic condition ...
by pianowizard
Thu May 14, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: POLL: What's your favorite resolution for desktop monitors?
Replies: 42
Views: 16167

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

I have a 32" (31.5" viewable) 3840x2160 monitor at home and I agree that this resolution is much more suitable for the two 40" (39.5" viewable) monitors that I have at work. My first 4K/UHD monitor was 28" and hated it so much I sold it after just a month. The biggest problem was not the high DPI, b...
by pianowizard
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?
Replies: 152
Views: 45859

Re: Corona-COVID-19 virus statistics and HOW is it affecting you.. what are you doing..?

In spite of the statewide lockdown, today I sold my Monoprice 10734 monitor (30" 2560x1600) via Craigslist. I wore gloves, a mask, and even lab safety glasses, and the buyer agreed to do the same. During the entire transaction we maintained a distance of at least 6 feet, and I asked the buyer to put...
by pianowizard
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?
Replies: 306
Views: 173727

Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

I have just three personal computers left: HP Pavilion x2 12-b096ms (12.0" 1920x1280, Core M3-6Y30, 3.14lb) Microsoft Surface 3 (10.8" 1920x1280, Atom x7-Z8700, 2.00lb) Dell OptiPlex 5040 SFF (Core i5-6600) Okay, I cheated a little bit, because I have many additional computers that I inherited from...
by pianowizard
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: NEC introduced 4:3 Color Accurate Desktop Monitor
Replies: 3
Views: 6012

Re: NEC introduced 4:3 Color Accurate Desktop Monitor

If you want a tall desktop monitor, why not just rotate a 16:10 or 16:9 monitor into portrait mode? I used to do that to several QHD monitors, making them 1440x2560, e.g. see https://www.thinkpads.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=70175&p=772649#p772649 . At some point I may rotate my 30" Monoprice mon...
by pianowizard
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10
Replies: 39
Views: 12927

Re: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10

The point is that while you are adjusting to an uncomfortably high DPI, your productivity is lower than normal. Actually that wasn't the case at all: I simply sat closer to the screen. My eyes probably got tired faster (though I don't recall), but I always take frequent breaks anyway, so whether my...
by pianowizard
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10
Replies: 39
Views: 12927

Re: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10

So the popular opinion is basically 1024x768 is more usable than ANY 16:9, so I am so much more productive on my 12 year old X60 with its GLORIOUS 8) square 8) no bezel 8) 150 nit XGA, and even my 20 year old Hitachi Visiondesk with its GLORIOUS 8) square 8) VGA 800x600 Great post! Yep that's exact...
by pianowizard
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10
Replies: 39
Views: 12927

Re: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10

For people with 20/20 vision, going beyond about 140 dpi with the laptop at normal distance doesn't help. You're thinking of visual acuity, which is the ability to resolve two closely spaced points or to visualize individual pixels; Apple explained this at great length when introducing "Retina" dis...
by pianowizard
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10
Replies: 39
Views: 12927

Re: Lenovo has *FINALLY* returned to 16:10

16:10 is MUCH better for productivity. We are still daily using our T410 with 14" 16:10 LCD screen, and it makes a BIG difference for working with MS Excel/Word/PowerPoint. I assume your T410 is 1440x900. How could that be better than 1920x1080 for MS Office applications? Is this because you have p...
by pianowizard
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]
Replies: 60
Views: 28773

Re: What's the lightest laptop that you travel with? [WARNING: 2 tiny pix]

This does look interesting. According to https://www.geekbuying.com/item/One-Netbook-One-Mix-3S-Yoga-Pocket-Laptop-i7-8500Y-16GB-512GB-Platinum-417215.html , it weighs 650 g, or 1.43 lb. The screen is possibly the exact same panel as the 1st gen Samsung Galaxy Tab S. I have trousers whose pockets mi...
by pianowizard
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?
Replies: 31
Views: 14429

Re: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?

I am gonna stick with Samsung. Before getting the Google Pixel I had been sticking with Samsung as well, mainly because I like its user interface. I bought the Google Pixel a month ago as I found a very good deal on eBay, and really like two things about it: 1) I have T-Mobile (GSM), AT&T (GSM) and...
by pianowizard
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1 / X1-Carbon / X1-Extreme and later Series
Topic: ThinkPad X1 Tablet 1. Gen - 128GB Micro-SDXC possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 2944

Re: ThinkPad X1 Tablet 1. Gen - 128GB Micro-SDXC possible?

I vaguely recall reading that if a device supports microSDXC, then it can use all microSDXC cards, of any capacity. Today I received the 1TB microSDXC card that I ordered on Black Friday, and it works flawlessly on my Microsoft Surface 3 which is a year older than your Thinkpad X1 tablet 1st gen. Th...
by pianowizard
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?
Replies: 31
Views: 14429

Re: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?

I am talking about the S9+, which had the biggest screen as a mainstream phone when I purchased it By "mainstream" I was really referring to any phone made by Samsung, LG, Apple, Lenovo, Asus, Huawei etc. that can be acquired in North America reasonably easily. When defined this way, the S9+ was fa...
by pianowizard
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Why I don't bother with a Smartphone
Replies: 22
Views: 10219

Re: Why I don't bother with a Smartphone

I have a new recommendation for those of you seeking a cheap phone plan: Tello (https://tello.com/buy/custom_plans) The nicest thing about Tello is that after using up the 4G LTE data you've purchased for each 30-day period, you get unlimited 2G data for the rest of the 30 days. 2G is acceptable for...
by pianowizard
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?
Replies: 31
Views: 14429

Re: How many people on this forum own a Galaxy S9/S9+?

I thought of this thread about 2 months ago when I was playing with a Samsung S9 in a Sprint store. As mentioned earlier, my primary phone has been the Samsung Tab S2 with 8.0" 2048x1536 screen, which is even larger than the iPad Mini. It's still my favorite phone of all time, but I was considering ...
by pianowizard
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?
Replies: 306
Views: 173727

Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

This morning I sold my HP 8300 Elite minitower, as it has recently been replaced by an HP Z440 Workstation that belongs to my university. As a result I have just three personal computers left: HP Pavilion x2 12-b096ms (12.0" 1920x1280, Core M3-6Y30, 3.14lb) Microsoft Surface 3 (10.8" 1920x1280, Atom...
by pianowizard
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: LG Gram 17 - 16:10 display
Replies: 21
Views: 16700

Re: LG Gram 17 - 16:10 display

Puppy wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:31 am
terribly low resolution 1920x1200 only.
I agree it's a pity. At 5.27 lbs it's also a little heavy by 2019 standards, although this still makes it the lightest 17" 1920x1200 laptop ever, beating the 6.6-lb late 2011 Apple MacBook Pro by a fairly wide margin.
by pianowizard
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A-Series V.S. G-Series
Replies: 19
Views: 8222

Re: A-Series V.S. G-Series

ajkula66 wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:50 am
Now all the images are blurred by Photobucket... :roll: ...one more reason for you to do your own comparison... :)
Wow, I hadn't known about the blurring until you mentioned it! I too have a thread full of G41 photos: viewtopic.php?t=64360
by pianowizard
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A-Series V.S. G-Series
Replies: 19
Views: 8222

Re: A-Series V.S. G-Series

Back in 2008 I had a G41, specifically the 2886-79U with 3.3GHz Pentium 4 and 15" SXGA+. It was a joy to use: the chassis was extremely sturdy, the non-IPS screen was surprisingly okay, and even with just 1GB of PC2700 RAM it ran Vista Home Premium quite smoothly. It might have been my first laptop ...
by pianowizard
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 17.3" QHD (2560x1440) is finally available!
Replies: 0
Views: 8414

17.3" QHD (2560x1440) is finally available!

I recently learned that the latest Alienware 17 laptop has a 17.3" 2560x1440 option, corresponding to 169.8 DPI: https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-laptops/alienware-17-gaming-laptop/spd/alienware-17-laptop I still prefer the LG Gram 17's 17.0" 2560x1600, whose 177.6 DPI is also low enough that I ...
by pianowizard
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Windows 10 Now Require a Minimum of 32GB Storage Space -- April 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 4670

Re: Windows 10 Now Require a Minimum of 32GB Storage Space -- April 2019

They have to use external HDDs to shuffle documents in and out because the free space is too small. Just add a microSDXC card. 512GB ones are now under $100, for example: https://www.amazon.com/Lexar-High-Performance-512GB-microSDXC-UHS-I/dp/B07KBQQ82D/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=512GB+microSDXC&qid=155973...

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