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Searching for old Thinkpads is a royal pain now.

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:51 pm

Lenovo has used so many of IBMs old numbers it is becoming a pain to search for them.

Lenovo's victims:
220(JP)
230(JP)
240(Most annoying w/ 240X)
300
330(JP)
380
500
560
570
700
P70(not an Thinkpad but still makes the cut)

Ugh. Wouldn't be the worst thing lenovo ruined.
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The efficiency of two screens equally sized with equal numbers if pixels are equal. The time spent by a 4:3 user complaining about 16:9 is proportional to the inefficiency working with a 16:9 display, therefore the amount of useful work extracted is equal.

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#2 Post by dr_st » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:26 am

Yeah, they really should have asked your permission on this.
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#3 Post by Ibthink » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:24 am

At least the ThinkPad 600 seems kinda safe, I doubt Lenovo will release a 16" ThinkPad. :mrgreen:
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#4 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:35 am

dr_st wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:26 am
Yeah, they really should have asked your permission on this.

What were they thinking for not asking me?? In all seriousness, this isn't a BIG deal, just something I wanted to point out. I mostly use "IBM -lenovo" in my searches to get what I want.
Thinkpad4by3's Law of the Universe.

The efficiency of two screens equally sized with equal numbers if pixels are equal. The time spent by a 4:3 user complaining about 16:9 is proportional to the inefficiency working with a 16:9 display, therefore the amount of useful work extracted is equal.

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#5 Post by TPFanatic » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:15 pm

Ibthink wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:24 am
At least the ThinkPad 600 seems kinda safe, I doubt Lenovo will release a 16" ThinkPad. :mrgreen:
Wait till 600th anniversary.
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#6 Post by danikayser84 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:54 pm

On eBay searches I usually do stuff like "(ibm,lenovo,thinkpad) (t20,t21,t22,t23,2647,2648)" (no quotes) because sometimes pre-T6x machines may be erroneously listed as "Lenovo" instead of IBM as well and sometimes may not even include "ThinkPad"... also may be helpful to include MTMs in your search (for instance, T2x is also 2647 and 2648 as found on the bottom label)

I did get a cheap T23 that way once because it was listed under I believe "IBM Thinkpad 2647" instead of T23, and also a PowerBook 1400c because it was listed as M3571 instead of "1400c"
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#7 Post by madicetea » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:27 am

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Lenovo has used so many of IBMs old numbers it is becoming a pain to search for them.

Lenovo's victims:
220(JP)
230(JP)
240(Most annoying w/ 240X)
300
330(JP)
380
500
560
570
700
P70(not an Thinkpad but still makes the cut)

Ugh. Wouldn't be the worst thing lenovo ruined.
I live in Japan and look often for those models myself. One of the easiest things for me to do is to simply look through all entries, but it is a good thing I'm not on social media as often anymore - I've shifted how I use those few hours now ^_\
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#8 Post by Annecy » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:15 am

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:51 pm
"Lenovo has used so many of IBMs old numbers it is becoming a pain to search for them.
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#9 Post by madicetea » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:52 am

Annecy wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:15 am
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:51 pm
"Lenovo has used so many of IBMs old numbers it is becoming a pain to search for them.
~~~
"
Image
It's not a very large file, but my eyes can't see things that small anymore.

Is that this picture? [https://i.imgur.com/ZjNdzHJ.jpg]
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#10 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:56 am

Yes it is but the capion is first world problems.
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The efficiency of two screens equally sized with equal numbers if pixels are equal. The time spent by a 4:3 user complaining about 16:9 is proportional to the inefficiency working with a 16:9 display, therefore the amount of useful work extracted is equal.

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#11 Post by madicetea » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:04 am

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:56 am
Yes it is but the capion is first world problems.
Ah thank you very much. Indeed, we are complaining about things that many don't have the luxury to complain about :D
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Searching for: X250 IPS LCD HD Screen Unit, PC110 LCD and Battery

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#12 Post by Unknown_K » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:59 pm

The bigger problem is the supply of old laptops on ebay seems to have dried up compared to 5 years ago.
Collection: 310ED, 350C, 360C, 365C, 365XD, 380D, 380XD, 380Z, 390E, 390X, 560X, 600, 600E, 701C, 750CS, 755C, 755CD, 760C, 760CD, 760ED, 760EL, 760XD, 760XL, 765L, 765D, 770, 770E, 770Z, T21, T22, T23, T30, A20P, A21P, A22M, A30, A31, A31P, T40, T42, T43P, T60, T61, R32, R40, R52, T400

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#13 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:15 pm

That is quite true too.
Thinkpad4by3's Law of the Universe.

The efficiency of two screens equally sized with equal numbers if pixels are equal. The time spent by a 4:3 user complaining about 16:9 is proportional to the inefficiency working with a 16:9 display, therefore the amount of useful work extracted is equal.

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#14 Post by madicetea » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:34 am

Unknown_K wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:59 pm
The bigger problem is the supply of old laptops on ebay seems to have dried up compared to 5 years ago.
While true, many forum members still list in the Marketplace section of this forum. Perhaps you will still find some of the older builds listed there.

As inspired by RBS (see right below this for an example of a good salesman) I am trying to get rid of my Japanese OS and Keyboard 535 and 535X (the two in a set, see https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=125600). [I also have a 365XD, but I see you have this so it may interest you less - unless you want more Japanese OS and keyboard for your collection.] I noticed these are not listed in your signature, so feel free to PM if interested. [To be honest, I doubt they are particularly rare - but maybe I am wrong about this. As for me, I just want to open some space.]
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#15 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:52 am

Unknown_K wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:59 pm
The bigger problem is the supply of old laptops on ebay seems to have dried up compared to 5 years ago.
From your signature it looks like you are missing a few.
I can help you with some that are getting rare:
- X41T (tablet)
- X301
- R400
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#16 Post by zephray » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:00 am

Though lenovo didn't made something like W710 or W730, 710T and 730TE are almost impossible to find now.
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#17 Post by Unknown_K » Tue May 01, 2018 3:01 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:52 am
Unknown_K wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:59 pm
The bigger problem is the supply of old laptops on ebay seems to have dried up compared to 5 years ago.
From your signature it looks like you are missing a few.
I can help you with some that are getting rare:
- X41T (tablet)
- X301
- R400
Thanks, will let you know.

I bounce around between collecting old laptops, PCs, 68k/PPC Macs, and 8 bit home computers among other things.
Collection: 310ED, 350C, 360C, 365C, 365XD, 380D, 380XD, 380Z, 390E, 390X, 560X, 600, 600E, 701C, 750CS, 755C, 755CD, 760C, 760CD, 760ED, 760EL, 760XD, 760XL, 765L, 765D, 770, 770E, 770Z, T21, T22, T23, T30, A20P, A21P, A22M, A30, A31, A31P, T40, T42, T43P, T60, T61, R32, R40, R52, T400

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