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by OldManClayton
Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Prices confuzzling on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 1611

Re: Prices confuzzling on eBay

Upgrading to an 8-cell battery would be far more expensive than upgrading RAM and HDD, right? (Well, maybe not HDD... but I'm trying to balance things here) This one caught my eye. I saw another that had 3GB of RAM and a 120GB HDD, (here) but I'm sure this one is probably a good idea, especially con...
by OldManClayton
Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: FS: $10.00 T4* CD-RW/DVD Drives
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

Re: FS: $10.00 T4* CD-RW/DVD Drives

Are there external cases that fit these drives? :D
by OldManClayton
Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What if Lenovo was to make a ThinkPad branded netbook?
Replies: 138
Views: 14393

Re: Thinkpad netbook

Sure you should use it, but some resolutions are too high for the space they're given. Straining your eyes is different from using your high-acuity vision. I wasn't speaking particularly about the netbook that was being talked about, that may not be too bad. I can see wanting something higher than 1...
by OldManClayton
Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:57 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What if Lenovo was to make a ThinkPad branded netbook?
Replies: 138
Views: 14393

Re: Thinkpad netbook

I don't understand why people like uber-high resolutions on such small screens. O_o Even if you have good eyes now, looking at something so cramped will make it so you don't in the future.
by OldManClayton
Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Non-ThinkPad Lenovo Laptops
Topic: S10 now $299
Replies: 12
Views: 3017

Re: S10 now $299

http://www.s10lenovo.com has some people who have installed Bluetooth internally. Check it out! :D
by OldManClayton
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Prices confuzzling on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 1611

Re: Prices confuzzling on eBay

I think that for the new tablets in the outlet, getting one with multitouch might not be that much cheaper than buying one on ebay, if at all... I don't know. Keeping an eye out. :)
by OldManClayton
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF Feeler Possible Trade for a 15" R60
Replies: 8
Views: 1487

Re: LF Feeler Possible Trade for a 15" R60

Wait, hold on.. What are you trading? Are you wanting to trade your R60 for a better R60?

Pardon my ignorance, just a bit confused. :D
by OldManClayton
Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Prices confuzzling on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 1611

Re: Prices confuzzling on eBay

Well, it's just that every single computer I have ever owned has been used, and I'd like to have a completely new one for once. (Granted, this model is a year old. It's what I can afford in this class of thinkpad. :P) I'd rather any scratches and dings on my thinkpad come from my use of it. :D It so...
by OldManClayton
Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Prices confuzzling on eBay
Replies: 12
Views: 1611

Prices confuzzling on eBay

Alrighty, let me see if I can get this down. Lenovo's site has apparently dropped the multitouch option for the x61t, and the price just went up, so I've decided to just buy a new sealed one from ebay. There are a number of unopened ones that range from $850 to $930 that I'm interested in, but I'm h...
by OldManClayton
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: 2 hours left interesting auction on ebay on 2 X41T
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: 2 hours left interesting auction on ebay on 2 X41T

I looked in their store. Apparently there are a couple other identical sales.

...

Bah, I need to buy an x61. But it was fun to think about buying them. :lol:
by OldManClayton
Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Non-ThinkPad Lenovo Laptops
Topic: S10 now $299
Replies: 12
Views: 3017

Re: S10 now $299

I know you can download Veriface for existing S10's, they've been talking about it apparently working even in XP over at s10lenovo.com. But I don't know about the splashtop. I'd assume it's possible.
by OldManClayton
Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:19 am
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: 2 hours left interesting auction on ebay on 2 X41T
Replies: 4
Views: 1246

Re: 2 hours left interesting auction on ebay on 2 X41T

WOW. I'm tempted to buy those, what a deal.
by OldManClayton
Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: LF: X6 Tablet ultrabase Trade for your X6 ultrabase
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: LF: X6 Tablet ultrabase Trade for your X6 ultrabase

Well poo. Now I wish I had picked up that X6 ultrabase on craigslist for $75 so I could trade with you in anticipation of my eventual X61 Tablet Gettage. :?
by OldManClayton
Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Sony Vaio P Series
Replies: 15
Views: 2231

Re: Sony Vaio P Series

It's also like saying buying a Kia Amanti without a Mercedes engine is better than buying an old beater. :wink: Could have been better, but it's still good as it is. The S10 still has the other solid Lenovo features.
by OldManClayton
Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: touch screens and protectors
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: touch screens and protectors

Hmm... seems like quite a bit of trouble. Maybe I'm crazy, but I don't think it's the digitizer. I can tell by the way the scratches catch the pen and the way it registers... It's hard to explain. It probably is the digitizer. :\ Thanks for the reply! :) I'll post here if I decide to buy an extra un...
by OldManClayton
Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Non-ThinkPad Lenovo Laptops
Topic: S10 now $299
Replies: 12
Views: 3017

Re: S10 now $299

Wow, they keep dropping the price!
by OldManClayton
Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: touch screens and protectors
Replies: 2
Views: 477

touch screens and protectors

COMPLETELY unrelated to thinkpads, but this place has the most helpful and knowledgeable people I know. :D I have an old Toshiba e740 Pocket PC that someone gave me ages ago. I used the stuffings out of it writing journal entries, and it's sat on my desk charging for about a year or two now. I'd lik...
by OldManClayton
Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo site tax
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Lenovo site tax

Thanks a bunch! :D
by OldManClayton
Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What if Lenovo was to make a ThinkPad branded netbook?
Replies: 138
Views: 14393

Re: Thinkpad netbook

A widely accepted opinion? Everyone has a different view of what a netbook's limits in size should be... but isn't by definition of the name, a netbook something that's just smaller and lower-powered? Logically the size cutoff can't be all that large, but we're not talking that large here. Why exact...
by OldManClayton
Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo site tax
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Lenovo site tax

Is there any way to tell how much tax (and shipping) will be when buying a thinkpad from Lenovo's site? I seem to remember being able to see the final price before committing to buy when I bought my sister's s10, but it would be extremely bad if I were to accidentally charge the account at the momen...
by OldManClayton
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What if Lenovo was to make a ThinkPad branded netbook?
Replies: 138
Views: 14393

Re: Thinkpad netbook

Indeed. The only definite thing seems to be the Intel Atom or VIA nano, which is what goes a long way toward making the low prices that characterize netbooks. :) Although generally anything over a 12" screen would be contested as a netbook, there's nothing that says a netbook has to be itty bitty. A...
by OldManClayton
Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What if Lenovo was to make a ThinkPad branded netbook?
Replies: 138
Views: 14393

Re: Thinkpad netbook

Ok, but that doesn't say anything about the definite limits of a netbook's specs... O_o
by OldManClayton
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What if Lenovo was to make a ThinkPad branded netbook?
Replies: 138
Views: 14393

Re: Thinkpad netbook

It's semantics on both sides. :) I wouldn't say that there's a common consensus with definite (or even close to definite) boundaries yet, at least not among people who are really computer knowledgeable. Ordinary Joe would probably call anything small a netbook nowadays, because of the popularity of ...
by OldManClayton
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Forum X41 Project donation (PIC)
Replies: 18
Views: 2259

Re: Forum X41 Project donation (PIC)

Thank YOU, Matt! :D Be safe and enjoy your thinkpad!
by OldManClayton
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: What is best OS for a Thinkpad 600E?
Replies: 7
Views: 2215

Re: What is best OS for a Thinkpad 600E?

Windows 2000 is what I've got now-- but I had XP installed on mine at one time. :D It didn't seem too slow back then, but that was before I'd used a 1Ghz+ computer as reference. :lol:

Linux hates my 600e. :?
by OldManClayton
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: Replace 600 mobo with... what?
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Re: Replace 600 mobo with... what?

I have a 600 from a forum member with a 600e mobo in it, so I know that it fits. No experience with 600X's... I'd offer to send it to you, but I have two parts units and I can't remember which one had the bad mobo... I'm getting a keyboard error on both of them since I don't have one, but as far as ...
by OldManClayton
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: 600E DVD Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1330

Re: 600E DVD Question

I have a 600e and changed out the CD drive for a DVD drive long ago. This machine is a 366Mhz with negligible amounts of RAM ( :lol: ) and plays DVD's fine. I can't remember if VLC player was the best for DVD's, but it runs large AVI files easy-peasy lemon-squeezy. This solid little booger isn't too...
by OldManClayton
Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: ThinkPad 600X Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Re: ThinkPad 600X Replacement

What Lenovo ought to do is remake the 600X with modern innards...

Sorry, off-topic. :oops:
by OldManClayton
Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: What if Lenovo was to make a ThinkPad branded netbook?
Replies: 138
Views: 14393

Re: Thinkpad netbook

The use of the term "netbook" is really subjective. I don't really prefer the word, I just used it as a reference. What I meant was a mini-thinkpad. Some true "netbooks" are so small that they aren't usable and seem pointless to me. :lol: Something just a smidge under the X61 would probably be the b...

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