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by gma
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What computer have you had for the longest? When did you get it?
Replies: 52
Views: 7376

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

My parents bought me a computer to take to university, back in 1992. It's an unbranded mini tower, made by Danesoft (a small local company). It started out as a 386SX, probably with 250MB hard drive. They later got me a maths co-processor (which seriously speeded up the CAD and maths software I was ...
by gma
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: To T25 or Frankenpad?
Replies: 21
Views: 3098

Re: To T25 or Frankenpad?

Better yet - a 24" WUXGA. Same vertical space, more horizontal space, and if you insist on 4:3, you can always letterbox it (just find a good monitor that supports letterboxing). I love my DELL U2410. :D Interesting thought. I used to have an Ultrasharp U2713MH (27 inches, 2560x1440). I didn't love...
by gma
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: To T25 or Frankenpad?
Replies: 21
Views: 3098

Re: To T25 or Frankenpad?

I've been having exactly the same dilemma (and am also leaving Macs behind). I decided to explore the frankenpad route, as an experiment prior to deciding whether or not I really needed a T470, an X1 or a T25. I found a couple of UXGA T60p's going cheap online, so picked them up. Yesterday I got a s...
by gma
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: ThinkPad T23 Arrival
Replies: 60
Views: 11339

Re: ThinkPad T23 Arrival

You can adapt pretty much any of the antennas on ebay into the T23. Fit one under the keyboard and the other under the hinge cover or on top of the LED using the aperture where the webcam connector is. Thanks to those who answered that. I think I'll pick one up on eBay and get tinkering... Alternat...
by gma
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: ThinkPad T23 Arrival
Replies: 60
Views: 11339

Re: ThinkPad T23 Arrival

And if I could a related question – are antennas fairly easy to come by?

I've looked on ebay (UK) and while I can see antennas for other ThinkPad models, there's nothing for the T23. I wonder if I antennas from any other models would be compatible with the T23?

Cheers.
by gma
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Which ThinkPad had the highest spec 4:3 screen?
Replies: 8
Views: 5041

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

That's some superb info folks, thanks. I'm off to do some research… :-)
by gma
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Which ThinkPad had the highest spec 4:3 screen?
Replies: 8
Views: 5041

Which ThinkPad had the highest spec 4:3 screen?

Hi. I got my T23 out of storage recently, and have been rather taken with its 4:3 screen (which will come as no surprise, I'm sure). I'd forgotten what I'd been missing.

It got me wondering – did IBM/Lenovo ever release a laptop with a higher resolution 4:3 display? The T23 is 1024x768…

Thanks.
by gma
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro
Topic: ThinkPad T23 Arrival
Replies: 60
Views: 11339

Re: ThinkPad T23 Arrival

It's very interesting to read this. @sdfox – your T23 looks to be in superb condition. Nice find. I bought a second hand T23 around 2004. It came with 256MB of RAM (I added 512 more) and a 30GB disk. It was my first laptop, and I used it (with Linux) until late 2007 when I bought a Macbook Pro. I've...

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