Best 15.4 (or larger) *used* TP with numpad

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Best 15.4 (or larger) *used* TP with numpad

#1 Post by glossywhite » Thu May 18, 2017 4:33 pm

Hello friends.

My friend seeks a refurb ThinkPad that has 15.4 screen with a keyboard that has a dedicated numpad. Ideas? The budget is around £200-£250 max, thank you.

PS: I was asked to also mention that it needs to be UK QWERTY, thanks. :)

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Re: Best 15.4 (or larger) *used* TP with numpad

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu May 18, 2017 9:06 pm

Well my friend your only option is a 17" w70x machine if you want a numpad. Always could get a a31 with an ultrabay numpad but i dont think you want a pentium 4 :-). I do have one but it still is a trusty worker so I wont give that away. If you dont want a numpad, a t61p-t530 is a great range to look at. You can get all of the above machines for around 150-300 USD on ebay.
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Re: Best 15.4 (or larger) *used* TP with numpad

#3 Post by glossywhite » Thu May 18, 2017 10:20 pm

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 9:06 pm
Well my friend your only option is a 17" w70x machine if you want a numpad. Always could get a a31 with an ultrabay numpad but i dont think you want a pentium 4 :-). I do have one but it still is a trusty worker so I wont give that away. **If you dont want a numpad, a t61p-t530 is a great range to look at. You can get all of the above machines for around 150-300 USD on ebay.
** They do, hence the enquiry ;)

thank you, I'll look into the W70x range. God bless you :)

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Re: Best 15.4 (or larger) *used* TP with numpad

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri May 19, 2017 5:17 am

Also look into Lenovo non-ThinkPad lines, such as Ideapad, Edge and Essentials.
A number of those have glossy screens though.
And avoid any laptops with an AMD CPU, they generally run very hot.
AMD-laptops usually have a model number ending with 5, such as E475.
Intel-laptops usually have a model number ending with 0, such as E470.
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Re: Best 15.4 (or larger) *used* TP with numpad

#5 Post by Kasm279 » Fri May 19, 2017 9:27 am

The Dell Latitude E6520 and E6530 are both 15.6" machines with number pads, and can be found in that price range usually.
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Re: Best 15.4 (or larger) *used* TP with numpad

#6 Post by TPFanatic » Fri May 19, 2017 2:38 pm

Every Thinkpad with the classic keyboard also has the obscure "integrated-numpad".
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Re: Best 15.4 (or larger) *used* TP with numpad

#7 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri May 19, 2017 3:47 pm

If that was the case minuswell just bring a external numpad or better yet, a ibm pc122 :-)) JK.

But on a serious note, the classic intergrated numpad is a joke.
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Re: Best 15.4 (or larger) *used* TP with numpad

#8 Post by MikalE » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:52 pm

That's about the most worthless thing I've ever seen on a Thinkpad.

Does anyone really use that unless you're an accountant on the go?
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Re: Best 15.4 (or larger) *used* TP with numpad

#9 Post by dr_st » Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:27 pm

I use the numpad directional keys when I play video games with the keyboard.

But the Thinkpad keyboards being very poor 2KROs (a lot of 3-key combinations jam), it's moot, because I would hardly ever use a Thinkpad keyboard to play games. :)
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Re: Best 15.4 (or larger) *used* TP with numpad

#10 Post by TPFanatic » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:45 pm

Windows' "Mouse Keys" program demands a numberpad and for that purpose the integrated numpad is useful.
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