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#1 Post by bmstrong » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:00 pm

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I need something that I can run multiple Linux distributions on and plays 720 video via VLC flawlessly. Not worried about condition as long as she works. Drop a PM with any offers or suggestions. The budget is tight this year unfortunately.
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Re: WTB: Budget Thinkpad $250 And Under

#2 Post by DRobinson » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:34 pm

It sounds as though you are looking for large drive space and ram. I might suggest a T400 or R400 with a big drive and 8GB ram. You may be able to squeeze into an early (i5) t410 machine for that price, but not sure how much ram and HD you could get into for that price. Are you running the distros simultaneously with KVM or virtual machine or a multi-boot system with just one running at a time?
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Re: WTB: Budget Thinkpad $250 And Under

#3 Post by bmstrong » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:51 am

DRobinson wrote:It sounds as though you are looking for large drive space and ram. I might suggest a T400 or R400 with a big drive and 8GB ram. You may be able to squeeze into an early (i5) t410 machine for that price, but not sure how much ram and HD you could get into for that price. Are you running the distros simultaneously with KVM or virtual machine or a multi-boot system with just one running at a time?
Multi-boot. I'm less concerned with drive space since I really don't have a ton of files. What matters is grabbing the best machine for my buck. I like your i5 idea. Ram I can always upgrade later.

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Re: WTB: Budget Thinkpad $250 And Under

#4 Post by MaximaSV2009 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:39 pm

bmstrong wrote:
DRobinson wrote:It sounds as though you are looking for large drive space and ram. I might suggest a T400 or R400 with a big drive and 8GB ram. You may be able to squeeze into an early (i5) t410 machine for that price, but not sure how much ram and HD you could get into for that price. Are you running the distros simultaneously with KVM or virtual machine or a multi-boot system with just one running at a time?
Multi-boot. I'm less concerned with drive space since I really don't have a ton of files. What matters is grabbing the best machine for my buck. I like your i5 idea. Ram I can always upgrade later.

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Re: WTB: Budget Thinkpad $250 And Under

#5 Post by 28CarsLater » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:59 pm

I agree on the 400, a T400/T500 can be had for reasonable money and with whatever is left you can max out the memory.
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Re: WTB: Budget Thinkpad $250 And Under

#6 Post by NorrisCell » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:08 pm

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Re: WTB: Budget Thinkpad $250 And Under

#7 Post by Easy Wind » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:01 am

I have a T410 for sale. Type 2537-N71. If you want/need for info, shoot me a PM
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Re: WTB: Budget Thinkpad $250 And Under

#8 Post by Jakves » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:28 am

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