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by swallman
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Tablet worth it in this day and age?
Replies: 19
Views: 2295

Re: Similarity to the old way of doing things

It's the one with I5-3320M processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 160GB SSD. I really want to upgrade to 16GB of RAM but $$$ has been a little tight lol. Plus I want to add an mSata drive (really wanting to beef the whole thing up!). Plus get the keyboard replaced with a backlit version...
by swallman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Tablet worth it in this day and age?
Replies: 19
Views: 2295

Re: X230 Tablet worth it in this day and age?

Just updating my original post. I did end up purchasing a really nice X230 Tablet. Currently running CloudReady (Chrome OS) in a dual-boot scenario with Windows 10 (and also Windows 7 inside VirtualBox).

What a great little laptop!
by swallman
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Tablet worth it in this day and age?
Replies: 19
Views: 2295

Re: X230 Tablet worth it in this day and age?

Well, I have an X230T arriving tomorrow so hopefully I'm not too turned off by the bulk of it. Of course if I am, I'm sure I can sell it and there's plenty of X230's (non-tablet) out there. :)
by swallman
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230's on NewEgg.com
Replies: 2
Views: 843

X230's on NewEgg.com

I'm looking to pickup a refurb'd X230 and I see Newegg carries a number of them. Anyone have luck purchasing from them? How can you tell if you'll get an IPS panel or not? They don't seem to list serial or model numbers anywhere...
by swallman
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Tablet worth it in this day and age?
Replies: 19
Views: 2295

Re: X230 Tablet worth it in this day and age?

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. Thanks (I think lol)... I'm about 95% certain I'm getting an X230T - just waiting for my curre...
by swallman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: X230 Laptop
Replies: 0
Views: 327

WTB: X230 Laptop

Looking for a nice, clean X230. Not too picky about RAM/drives as I can easily upgrade those, but would want at least IPS screen and backlit keyboard. Just want it to be really clean. Thanks.
by swallman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders
Replies: 3009
Views: 536785

Re: Positive feedback for FAIR Traders

teamde78 wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:53 pm
Very good experience with user swallman for his Thinkpad X230. Shipped very quick and exactly as described. Thanks man!
No problem! Now if I could just find something to replace it LOL! Anyone got a nice X230 Tablet for sale? :)
by swallman
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Tablet worth it in this day and age?
Replies: 19
Views: 2295

X230 Tablet worth it in this day and age?

So I recently sold my X230 (non-tablet) and have been trying to find a replacement. I really liked the size and performance of the X230 but really wanted to get a tablet format device (mainly for when laying in bed surfing the web, watching media while riding the bus, etc.) I recently picked up a Yo...
by swallman
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Help convince me...TPY 370 vs Yoga 720
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: Help convince me...TPY 370 vs Yoga 720

Not that anyone on this forum cares lol, but I ended up purchasing a non-Thinkpad Lenovo Yoga 710 11.6" device. I know I'll probably miss the keyboard and trackpoint but this is really just a casual device for me - mainly will be used at home when relaxing on the sofa or when traveling/commuting to ...
by swallman
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: Help convince me...TPY 370 vs Yoga 720
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Help convince me...TPY 370 vs Yoga 720

I'm in the process of shopping for a 2-in-1 convertible to replace the X230 I just sold. Loved that laptop but really want something a bit lighter and ability to use as a tablet (when taking the bus, meetings etc.) I think I've narrowed it down to either the Thinkpad Yoga 370 (used/refurb'd), or a Y...
by swallman
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Yoga 370
Replies: 0
Views: 384

WTB: Yoga 370

Pretty much what the subject line says...looking for a Thinkpad Yoga 370. Thanks
by swallman
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: PWM in 370 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 570

PWM in 370 ?

So I've been reading a lot about PWM in many of the Thinkpad laptops. I'm assuming that PWM has been around for quite awhile and just really being talked about now? I'm considering a Yoga 370 and I know it's not the greatest (around 217 PWM below 50% brightness), but I had my X230 (IPS) for quite aw...
by swallman
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: 370 w/soldered RAM?
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: 370 w/soldered RAM?

This is the part number for the mobo

01HY157
by swallman
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: 370 w/soldered RAM?
Replies: 3
Views: 661

370 w/soldered RAM?

I'm looking at purchasing a used Yoga 370 (model # 20JJS22600). I'm trying to confirm if the RAM is soldered or not...I've looked at PSREF but that specific model doesn't seem to be listed. I do have the serial # if that would help?

Thanks.
by swallman
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: X230 Thinkpad, Very Good Condition $250 + shipping
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: FS: X230 Thinkpad, Very Good Condition $250 + shipping

teamde78 wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:51 pm
any quick pics of the machine? I have been looking into a X230 for some time and like how you have 2 ssd's already installed.

Thanks!
Pics etc are posted here: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3049212522
by swallman
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: 260 or 370 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 858

260 or 370 ?

So I'm in the market to purchase a Thinkpad Yoga...I was looking at the 260 but stumbled on the 370. Looks like the 370 came out but is no longer being sold be Lenovo (although the 260 is still listed and for sale on their website). I'll be buying a used/refurbished model, either on eBay or someplac...
by swallman
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: X230 Thinkpad, Very Good Condition $250 + shipping
Replies: 3
Views: 760

SOLD: X230 Thinkpad, Very Good Condition $250 + shipping

Selling my Lenovo X230 Thinkpad - has 8GB RAM, (2) 128 GB drives (1 SSD, another installed in the mSATA PCI-e slot) 12.5" LCD IPS screen (1366x768) - excellent quality and viewing angles Intel Core i5-3360M CPU @ 2.80 GHz Windows 10 Professional 64-bit (latest version) 9 Cell battery - I currently g...
by swallman
Mon May 01, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Which mini dock?
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Re: Which mini dock?

Thanks...I've got the 9-cell and found pics of it on a mini-dock so I'm good.
by swallman
Mon May 01, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Which mini dock?
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Re: Which mini dock?

Does the mini dock fit/work with the extended battery?
by swallman
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Which mini dock?
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Which mini dock?

So I'm looking to get a mini dock for my X230 laptop...just wondering what model # I should be looking for? I see a number of them listed on ebay with various options (USB 3.0, dual DVI/Display-port, etc.)

Are they all basically compatible?

Thanks.
by swallman
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Love my X230!
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Love my X230!

Is it bad that I love the my new $175 X230 more than my company issued $1500+ Surface Book? No, my screen doesn't turn into a tablet (but I never use it for that anyways), and I hate the high resolution issues (I connect to tons of other servers all day long and when I switch from docked at my desk ...
by swallman
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: More X230 questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1117

More X230 questions

So I have my new to me X230 laptop...it didn't come with an OS but I was able to install Windows 10 and upgrade from 7 (using the provided key). So with a clean install, any suggestions on what Lenovo utilities add value (vs. basic Windows 10 stuff)? I've installed the Lenovo Service Bridge and Syst...
by swallman
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Keyboard Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2174

Re: X230 Keyboard Question

Actually I think I have it fixed...I just sort of monkeyed around with the key and suddenly it seemed to pop back into a level position and still working great.
by swallman
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Keyboard Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2174

Re: X230 Keyboard Question

I don't really have an issue with the entire row being higher than the rest of the keyboard. My biggest gripe is that the Esc key isn't level (left side of the key is higher than the right). Any way to level that out? Do the keys pop off easily?
by swallman
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 Keyboard Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2174

X230 Keyboard Question

I just purchased an X230 laptop off eBay (with IPS screen)...it's basically in excellent condition but one minor thing I noticed it the top row of keys (Esc, Function, etc.) seem to be slightly higher than the rest of the keys. The ESC key is especially bad, almost looks like its pushed up? The righ...
by swallman
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X230 IPS ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Re: X230 IPS ?

Ask them to run this program HWINFO or to go into BIOS, where you'll find the S/N on the first page. Thanks...it's a seller on Amazon so a bit harder to communicate with...I've sent them a message hoping I can get the serial #. Lenovo website does list IPS for the model I have but it says the parts...
by swallman
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X230 IPS ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

X230 IPS ?

I'm looking at purchasing a used XPS-230 from someone and they don't have the serial # but do have the model # of 2325-DN3

Is that enough to confirm that it has an IPS panel or do I need the exact serial #?

Thanks.
by swallman
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 Tablet vs X131E
Replies: 5
Views: 2069

Re: X201 Tablet vs X131E

This thing (X131e) has turned out to be better than I thought...I was able to drop a 128GB SSD mSATA drive into the slot where the WWAN card would go...so I now have Windows 10 installed and booting off that...
by swallman
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201 Tablet vs X131E
Replies: 5
Views: 2069

Re: X201 Tablet vs X131E

Sorry to disappoint everyone but I ended up going with the X131e. However, this is the Intel i3 chip which according to benchmarks is similar in performance to the i5 that was in the tablet. The X131e is a bit heavier but also comes with a larger (6-cell) battery (I know you can get a larger battery...

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