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by TPFanatic
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Tips on buying a T420/T420s/or T430?
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Tips on buying a T420/T420s/or T430?

T420s runs hot in my experience, because it's so thin. Normal T420 has a superior heatsink and runs cooler, and you can even fit an i7 quad core in it for more power. T420 also has better battery life options, but it is a bit bulky / heavy. T420s is lighter in comparison but I would not describe it ...
by TPFanatic
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: OS on USB 3.0 SSD via Expresscard ???
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: OS on USB 3.0 SSD via Expresscard ???

The Thinkpad doesn't see the expresscard as a bootable device. There are real Expresscard flash storage devices but you can't boot from them, storage only. Nor do I think Windows would want to boot off what it sees as a removable device including through USB.
by TPFanatic
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: MSFN Site Going Offline 12 August 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 374

Re: MSFN Site Going Offline 12 August 2017

Ads are stupid and web developers shouldn't make sites they can't pay for except joining the Googlearchy. Heh. Ads allow you and me to get lots of content for free, because someone else is paying for it. And we don't even have to watch them most of the time! :) I don't understand how my viewing or ...
by TPFanatic
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: MSFN Site Going Offline 12 August 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 374

Re: MSFN Site Going Offline 12 August 2017

Ads are stupid and web developers shouldn't make sites they can't pay for except joining the Googlearchy.
by TPFanatic
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 18
Views: 426

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

Is 1920x1280 really more usable than 1920x1200? It's like saying 1280x800 is more usable than 1366x768. How is a difference of 80 pixels noticeable especially on a 12" screen? I guess I need to see it for myself. Hey, look at 1440x900 vs 1400x1050. 100 pixels doesnt seem like alot until you realize...
by TPFanatic
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 18
Views: 426

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

Is 1920x1280 really more usable than 1920x1200? It's like saying 1280x800 is more usable than 1366x768. How is a difference of 80 pixels noticeable especially on a 12" screen? I guess I need to see it for myself.
by TPFanatic
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Can a T500 motherboard go in a T60 if I do the following?
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Can a T500 motherboard go in a T60 if I do the following?

I did it to my Z60m that was at least that was already 15.4". Some 2.5" SSDs, if you open them up, the internal PCB is half the length of the actual casing. The guy who did the R500 in 15" R60 Frankenpad mod did that for his drive. Honestly you're better putting an R500 inside the T60 than a T500, b...
by TPFanatic
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: SL series
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: SL series

He is offering 27 for $300 Do you know what model of SL they are, the SL300, SL400, SL500, or SL410, SL510? Former three are 16:10, 1066 mhz C2D, DDR2, latter two are 16:9, still 1066 mhz C2D, DDR3. Probably running with original RAM, other specs. Do they already have drives? Sounds like a good dea...
by TPFanatic
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: SL series
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: SL series

I agree they are not so bad, at least they have Trackpoints. But a fleet of R500, R400, even R61 would be better laptops because they are also very cheap now, they use the same keyboard as Z60-W500, upper palmrest bezel is shared between R500/R61, R400's lid is the same as T400, I think parts are ch...
by TPFanatic
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: SL series
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: SL series

I would not call R50 rugged or reliable, since they use the same motherboards as T40 that are sensitive to southbridge and GPU detachment. SL series uses cheaper plastics for sure and they are larger than necessary for laptops of their era. SL510 and SL410 have low res screens, the previous SL*00 mo...
by TPFanatic
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157122

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I enjoy WUXGA too but on my T500. I've never seen a higher DPI than 147 DPI except some 4K Ideapad at Best Buy so I don't know if I would be comfy with 12" WUXGA.
by TPFanatic
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 92
Views: 20579

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Against The Current
Alex Goot
Bad Seed Rising
Kayla Loren
Last Dinosaurs
SAINTE
Tonight Alive
We Are The In Crowd
Yellowcard
by TPFanatic
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Reasons why the 14" screen got terrible options.
Replies: 59
Views: 1923

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

So, after all these years you still haven't figured out how to take advantage of touchscreen to increase productivity and avoid repetitive strain injury? Maybe too old to learn? I agree, touchscreen is redundant when you already have 3 better navigation interfaces: keyboard, touchpad, and trackpoin...
by TPFanatic
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Are series xx40 and newer really that bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Are series xx40 and newer really that bad?

The problem is that they are gray and Thinkpads are supposed to be black.
by TPFanatic
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Can someone explain the xx20 series keyboard?
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Can someone explain the xx20 series keyboard?

The bar with the dedicated buttons Mute,Volume,Think,Power was shortened a little and moved left, they moved the Insert key left to create an 8-key cluster starting with F9, and the gaps between the Fn-key clusters were shortened too. See these images of comparison: T410 T61 It's a great keyboard bu...
by TPFanatic
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Reasons why the 14" screen got terrible options.
Replies: 59
Views: 1923

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

No, only the standard screen. I agree, touchscreen is redundant when you already have 3 better navigation interfaces: keyboard, touchpad, and trackpoint that are way better.
by TPFanatic
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Reasons why the 14" screen got terrible options.
Replies: 59
Views: 1923

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

I have a T410s up and running. I can share images of it compared to the normal T410 if anyone wants. This model is infamous for the Toshiba displays developing vertical lines / bands due to defects in the screens. The one I'm looking at works, but first thing noticed is its heavy blue/green color ti...
by TPFanatic
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Your dream keyboard?
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: Your dream keyboard?

by TPFanatic
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Reasons why the 14" screen got terrible options.
Replies: 59
Views: 1923

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

My phone is LG F6 4.5" 960x540 and web browsing is just painful with it and anything else by Android / Google. Phones should be for talking to people, not making ad money! Touchscreen devices are also proven unergonomic. I admit they can be useful, however.
by TPFanatic
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: AC adapter gallery
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

IBM "Thinkpad" 16V AC adapter

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Check this out, an IBM 16V barrel AC adapter with "Thinkpad" badge. The listing.
by TPFanatic
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Reasons why the 14" screen got terrible options.
Replies: 59
Views: 1923

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

Don't forget the worst viewing angles, contrast, and tendency to cause eye strain! I read a notebookreview thread from 2006 where they said, and I'm not sure how accurate this is, but that Lenovo wanted a 14" 1680x1050 made?? That would have been amazing if it existed. 1440x900 is so stupid a resolu...
by TPFanatic
Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Where does the P8800 stack up?
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Where does the P8800 stack up?

I honestly didn't know there was a P8800. I thought it stopped at P8700. So it's just a P9600 with half the L2 cache. I think you get a noticeable FPS boost in some intensive games going from 3MB to 6MB L2, with the boost being from unplayable to a little less unplayable. This was my experience comp...
by TPFanatic
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: T410 Days are far from over.
Replies: 19
Views: 1470

Re: T410 Days are far from over.

BTW, as a mostly irrelevant side-note, has anybody else noticed that there's a Lenovo badge inset into the lid on the T400 and T420 but not the T410? I did notice. All the **10 and **01 models are missing the badge, must be part of some minimalist phase they had going on. Funny thing is they create...
by TPFanatic
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years

dr_st wrote:
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:14 am
TPFanatic wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:36 pm
I use the Vista version of Paint even though I run Windows 7 since the ribbon UI sucks.
The Ribbon UI is amazing.
Maybe I suck. :oops:
by TPFanatic
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: Microsoft Paint to be killed off after 32 years

I use the Vista version of Paint even though I run Windows 7 since the ribbon UI sucks. Paint is great since it's fast, light, and simple. For artistic editing I use Gimp now.
by TPFanatic
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157122

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Either that picture or the concept from the Time Machine blog.
by TPFanatic
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: New AMD based ThinkPads are coming
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: New AMD based ThinkPads are coming

Why not keep the *XX5 naming scheme of the E-series, eg. E440 for Intel, E445 for AMD. The confusion is spreading.
by TPFanatic
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD! Any interest in like-new T500?
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: FS: Any interest in like-new T500?

You may want to check and list if they have the bluray optical drive. T500 is an amazing laptop and I wish you all the best in selling these! I myself won a bid sometime ago on another 2082-8ZU that turned out to be nearly mint except for some stickers, now that's my sister's laptop, and a sister la...
by TPFanatic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Tell me about your T420 cooling fan!
Replies: 17
Views: 742

Re: Tell me about your T420 cooling fan!

I haven't tested T420 with the single pipe heatsink. But in my experience with T410 laptops the two pipe version is 5-7C cooler under load than the one pipe.
by TPFanatic
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 72
Views: 1884

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

I used XP on T42p until mid-2015 without the "SP4" registry-induced patches, and stopped when I got my T500 with Windows 7. So I will use Windows 7, and this T500, well past 2020.

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