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by KentT
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 195
Views: 113508

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Spinning some Tanya Tucker and "San Antonio Stroll" in my bedroom studio on 45 RPM on my Technics SP-25/Audio-Technica ATP 16-T/Ortofon Omega combo with a McIntosh MX 114 tuner/preamplifier and my McIntosh MC 2505-2 power amplifier driving my Dynaco A-25 loudspeakers. My office!
by KentT
Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: ThinkPad T510 upgrade -- next steps after SSD and RAM?
Replies: 18
Views: 5609

Re: ThinkPad T510 upgrade -- next steps after SSD and RAM?

Also, if budget is a concern, a W 510 would be a great alternate choice. And still can handle a lot of RAM, 16 GB if I recall correctly.
by KentT
Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Are new cheap laptops really that bad?
Replies: 37
Views: 10000

Re: Are new cheap laptops really that bad?

The consumer grade laptops of today, to put it nicely, are horribly built junk. Delicate, flimsy hinges, made of of low quality material. I'll take an old T 410/510 or T420/520 over any HP Envy or Pavilion, any Toshiba, any Dell Inspiron, Acer anything, or anything from Asus. My 5 year old T 510 and...
by KentT
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/T410/T420 and T500/T510/T520 Series
Topic: T510/T520 in 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 4318

Re: T510/T520 in 2016

A T 510 presently is my main laptop. And I am very happy with mine doing similar computing needs as you envision. A W 510 would be icing on the cake, offer you a better GPU and offer you more RAM limit. Why not for the price? In nice condition, a bargain.
by KentT
Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Who else also hasn't acquired a single computer in over a year?
Replies: 11
Views: 3133

Re: Who else also hasn't acquired a single computer in over a year?

Indeed. Have not had a new PC in a long time. I did acquire a lovely used PC, my now beloved Lenovo ThinkPad T510, swapped a used Acer UltraBook and $70 cash for this superb laptop.
by KentT
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is Windows 7 the Last True Windows?
Replies: 77
Views: 15275

Re: Is Windows 7 the Last True Windows?

The telemetry and forced automatic upgrades are reasons why I will never run Windows 10 until those are completely eliminated for all versions of Windows 10.
by KentT
Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Macbook Had Champagne Spilled On It. Ideas?
Replies: 11
Views: 5403

Re: Macbook Had Champagne Spilled On It. Ideas?

It is likely the Logic Board. And not cheap to fix. And not ThinkPad quality either. Apple= proprietary and not service friendly either.
by KentT
Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is Windows 7 the Last True Windows?
Replies: 77
Views: 15275

Re: Is Windows 7 the Last True Windows?

I would agree. The last true classic, efficient, productivity oriented Windows made. Metro is trying to be too much to too many users. It is Tablet and Smartphone oriented (serves those users fine). Metro is unusable and inefficient for desktop and laptop users who do not use touchscreens or Metro)....
by KentT
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Best ThinkPad for all times?
Replies: 61
Views: 61952

Re: Best ThinkPad for all times?

T/X 61 (last great 16:10 classic) X 220 (Great really rugged ultraportable with awesome battery life and great speed) T/W 510 (one of the last classic ThinkPad keyboards, great 15" design, well built and solid, the T 510 is my first personal ThinkPad) These are notable favorites of mine. My first in...
by KentT
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What music are you listening to right now?
Replies: 195
Views: 113508

Re: What music are you listening to right now?

Listening to Roger Williams in a Latin Mood/Amor on Kapp Stereo LP, spinning it on my Technics SP-25 broadcast turntable with an Audio-Technica ATP 16-T 12" transcription tonearm with an Ortofon Omega cartridge in a custom plinth, and using my McIntosh MC 2505-2 power amplifier, and my McIntosh MX 1...
by KentT
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: YOUR FIRST COMPUTER?
Replies: 48
Views: 11266

Re: YOUR FIRST COMPUTER?

First computer seen, DEC PDP-8 (I was admin too, donation from ORNL to the special needs school I attended) First computer owned, Hot rodded PC XT clone (had 3.5" floppy drive and 360k floppy drive, 12 MHZ NEC licensed Intel 8086 overclocked) First Laptop computer, 1997 NEC Versa 6230 (Voc Rehab Ass...
by KentT
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Anyone use a standing desk?
Replies: 6
Views: 2460

Re: Anyone use a standing desk?

I use the opposite much of the time, since I am a wheelchair user much of the time. Laptop mount when in working mode. I am a broadcast engineer and electronic serviceman, and ThinkPad fanatic. And can attest to their ruggedness.
by KentT
Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: THINK Note pad refills
Replies: 8
Views: 6405

Re: THINK Note pad refills

Love this site. Very nice items. A Think shirt or two and a few accessories would be nice. And a Think laptop case is something they need to offer.
by KentT
Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Time for a New Business Laptop
Replies: 64
Views: 9989

Re: Time for a New Business Laptop

This last post is a very good reason. Too many of our students and youth do not know the experience of a fine classic IBM keyboard layout. I have and have loved the IBM keyboards since the first time my motor impaired fingers ever saw a Selectric Keyboard way back in 1971. And no other keyboard ever...
by KentT
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Is it time to leave Lenovo? Why stay loyal?
Replies: 31
Views: 8425

Re: Is it time to leave Lenovo? Why stay loyal?

For personal use, I buy used business class laptops. Normally they are Lenovo ThinkPads or Dell Latitude models, with some HP EliteBooks occasionally. I tend to be 4-5 years old on laptop choices. Budget, ease of repairs and maintenance, and ease of obtaining parts and accessories key. I need durabl...
by KentT
Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: When did you first start using the trackpoint and why?
Replies: 43
Views: 13701

Re: When did you first start using the trackpoint and why?

While I have used both the touchpad and Trackpoint, I find the latter more productive in working life. I also find the ThinkPad keyboard the finest in laptops. I began using the Trackpoint as far back as 1997.
by KentT
Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Any love for Latitudes?
Replies: 61
Views: 11823

Re: Any love for Latitudes?

Yes, I like better model Latitudes from the E5000 line upwards and the best of the older models. My other laptop is a Latitude E 5510. And it has been durable and dependable. My example survived being dumped at the town dump, a neighbor rescued it for me. It needed cleaning, a keyboard, and more RAM...

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