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by Self_Propelled_Crane
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Re: Panasonic's new SV-series
Replies: 2
Views: 811

Re: Panasonic's new SV-series

https://panasonic.jp/cns/pc/products/sv7l/

This was also on reddit and I felt I had to share it for some discussion. Does anyone have experience with Panasonic's let's note laptops (like build quality, keyboard, trackpad, ease of part replacement, is the ram module(s) soldered?, etc)
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201s, to buy or not?
Replies: 17
Views: 2939

Re: X201s, to buy or not?

X201s is very rare, and $212 is actually a good price if the shape is good as well. If this system is for M$ of any kind, and you're not into gaming or CAD design it will do very good when equipped w/SSD. It's IMO the best 12" 16:10 system. I7 version runs hot. As for the display, there is nothing ...
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X201s, to buy or not?
Replies: 17
Views: 2939

X201s, to buy or not?

I saw an X201s in a "Items-From-Japan" (Intel i5, 1440x900 screen resolution, 8 gb of RAM, 120 gb HDD, OS looks like Win7) surplus store yesterday. Was thinking of getting it, but I wanted your opinions first. Is it still worth it in 2018? What are it's pros and cons? What can it do and not do compa...
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: What OS do you use/recommend for T61
Replies: 16
Views: 2796

Re: What OS do you use/recommend for T61

I've been watching the youtube channel distrotube, and I like what I see in the linux distros Anti X and Q4OS (low RAM usage, among others).

By the way, how is the T61 with Intel GPU when watching youtube, can it do 1080p with no problems, or is it limited to 720p?
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Where are those TP 25 keyboards going?
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Re: Where are those TP 25 keyboards going?

I'm tempted to get one myself (I'll get the UK layout though), so when the warranties on the Thinkpad T25 expires and they flood the secondary market, I'll be ready. XD
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Mon May 28, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: T70 pushing 100 degrees under full load
Replies: 12
Views: 2546

Re: T70 pushing 100 degrees under full load

How how is the T70 when idle, or when doing things like browsing/typing in an office program (MS Word, etc)?
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Tue May 22, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD FS: T60p 15" Frankenpad
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: FS: T60p 15" Frankenpad

PM sent regarding the Frankenpad.
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Mon May 21, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Thinkpad AMD-Ryzen
Topic: New ThinkPad series : A series (A285 and A485)
Replies: 23
Views: 7669

Re: New ThinkPad series : A series (A285 and A485)

Not to rain on the parade or anything, but aren't AMD laptops kinda run hot ("AMD turned my laptop into a toaster" is the common refrain)? I hear that complaint from almost all my peers who have AMD-based laptops.
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Mon May 21, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Frankenpad value?
Replies: 6
Views: 1734

Re: Frankenpad value?

PM sent =)
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Sat May 19, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420/420s is has spectre/meltdown fix
Replies: 4
Views: 2421

Re: T420/420s is has spectre/meltdown fix

Hi. My new roommate happens to own a T420s. After downloading the file, what's the next step? Does he just click the file and the BIOS will update itself? First, check the BIOS settings. IIRC some models have an option to allow BIOS flashing. Disconnect from the Internet, then temporarily disable a...
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Sat May 19, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T420/420s is has spectre/meltdown fix
Replies: 4
Views: 2421

Re: T420/420s is has spectre/meltdown fix

Hi. My new roommate happens to own a T420s. After downloading the file, what's the next step? Does he just click the file and the BIOS will update itself?
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Mon May 14, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Where to look for used Thinkpads in Singapore, Hongkong, and Taiwan?
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Where to look for used Thinkpads in Singapore, Hongkong, and Taiwan?

I did a double check on the SG Carousell, the only 15.0-inch Thinkpad T60 being sold there has a screen resolution of 1024x768, while the rest are batteries or docks for said Thinkpad series. :cry:

I guess I'll keep looking. XD
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 77
Views: 9648

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

What's a good distro for T60/T61/Frankenpad-type (or core 2 duo era period) machines? Basically one that works 100% out of the box and is lightweight yet functional?
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Linux Questions
Topic: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...
Replies: 77
Views: 9648

Re: Time for a "what distro are you running" thread...

How about Ubuntu MATE? The Youtube channel "AA Computers and Technology" always seems to run that in the Thinkpad videos he has. I wonder why though.
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 54681

Re: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018

I don't think I have the luxury of time to set everything up (I've heard Archlinux doesn't come out of the box ready to work ASAP and that I have to spend time using the command line terminal) just to go to Archlinux's desktop then click display properties. I just want to determine the screen resolu...
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 54681

Re: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:58 pm
Archlinux USB works too.
Isn't Archlinux for experts? I've only used (as in used for word processing and email) Linux Mint and the vanilla Ubuntu distros, and that was on a university library PC. XD
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 54681

Re: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018

Just in case I come to this situation: I find a 15.0-inch T60 with the HDD removed. How will I check the screen resolution? I've read some solutions on reddit, and I want to clarify 1. Linux on USB? (How to do this? Also, what distro has drivers for the T60's GPU so it can display the max resolution...
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: [price drop] T601p 4:3 ultimate build
Replies: 9
Views: 1894

Re: FS: T601p 4:3 ultimate build

It's like this, besides what axur-delmeria said, Philippine Customs Bureau will make the customs/duties calculations without you seeing it (literally in a back room and you're not allowed to see the calculations, no transparency here) - hence the possibility of getting cheated. Also, PH Customs some...
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 54681

Re: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018

Update: found a 15-inch, 4:3 T60p chassis, but the seller said it doesn't have a Battery, RAM modules, Hard Drive (and therefore no OS), and power cord. How do I check the screen resolution if I don't have a spare HDD on hand (can I check via the BIOS)? Also, does the battery of a 4:3, 14-inch T60p ...
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: SOLD: [price drop] T601p 4:3 ultimate build
Replies: 9
Views: 1894

Re: FS: T601p 4:3 ultimate build

If only I was in Poland right now, I'd buy the Frankenpad in a heartbeat. Haha. XD
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 54681

Re: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018

What do I use the expansion slots (in particular the express card) for in the T60/T60p/T601 Frankenpad? Can I plug-and-play a USB 3.0 adapter and it'll work fine?

(Also, why is it so hard to find a UXGA Thinkpad T60/T60p?)
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Where to look for used Thinkpads in Singapore, Hongkong, and Taiwan?
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Where to look for used Thinkpads in Singapore, Hongkong, and Taiwan?

I might go to Singapore, Hong Kong or Taiwan within the summer vacation on official business, but I'll also take time to look for used Thinkpads (T60 and T60p in particular). Can anyone suggest locations where I can search for 2nd-hand Thinkpads in these places?
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo wants to release a new 15-inch ThinkPad without a numpad
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: Lenovo wants to release a new 15-inch ThinkPad without a numpad

I hope with the advancements in technology they can just make a modern iteration of the 15.0-inch sized T60 or T60p w/ 4:3 aspect ratio, full HD screen that isn't dim, UK-style 7-row keyboard, thinklight, screen latch system, and all the input/output ports we could ever want. XD
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: WTB: Thinkpad T60 or T60p - 15.0" IPS display with 1600x1200 resolution (UXGA)
Replies: 4
Views: 1899

WTB: Thinkpad T60 or T60p - 15.0" IPS display with 1600x1200 resolution (UXGA)

-Situation: I want to do a Frankenpad conversion using the T60 chassis, but since most local sellers in the Philippines are selling 14.0-inch T60/T60p units falsely advertised as 15-inch units, I thought I'd ask here now to ease my search. -Payment method: If you're (the seller) here in the Philippi...
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 54681

Re: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018

A random question, when IBM/Lenovo says: "this is a 15-inch T60/T60p", does it mean the unit/chassis as a whole is 15 inches long when measured across the diagonal, but the actually screen might be diagonally slightly smaller than 15.0 inches even if the bezel is relatively thin? Let's say I'm looki...
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: Frankenpad T601
Replies: 14
Views: 3660

Re: FS: Frankenpad T601

Is the screen an LED-backlit one, or is this CCFL?
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018
Replies: 77
Views: 54681

Re: Please give advice on purchasing a used IBM Thinkpad T60p in 2018

And then I realized most R61 units here in the Philippines are either useless, or the widescreen type. *sigh* Here we go again. But the links posted above were informative. Thanks =)
by Self_Propelled_Crane
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: "Shipping Impossible: 'Wrong Side of the Pond'" [Non-US users?]
Replies: 15
Views: 2126

Re: "Shipping Impossible: 'Wrong Side of the Pond'" [Non-US users?]

I'm just p'd off that the Customs Bureau here in the Philippines tends to steal stuff/put excessive duties and/or taxes so that you'll give up on claiming your item(s). That's the main reason I can't get anything via eBay, etc. (Basically anything from overseas) *sigh* ^ IIRC if the value of the pa...

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