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T43p SATA Guide (There are pictures, it's 2020)

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Re: T43p SATA Guide (There are pictures, it's 2020)

#181 Post by Bibin » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:19 pm

It has been almost a decade since the OP. I no longer have any Pentium M ThinkPads, even though I like the physical design of the unit. I'm genuinely curious by what everyone means when they say they "use" these machines. Is it for compatibility with fringe / old hardware that needs that LPT port (yet can't just use literally any of the many solutions for this)? Work that depends very little on the specifics of the machine (holing up in the woods and writing a novel? Using an ancient copy of Cubase for music production?)

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Re: T43p SATA Guide (There are pictures, it's 2020)

#182 Post by TPFanatic » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:04 am

I can think of getting every last value from what used to be a very expensive machine, bought new.
lenovo T420 i5 2520m 16GB QHD w/ eGPU GTX 960
lenovos T520 i7 2720qm 8GB FHD, T420s i5 3320m 8GB QHD, T430 i5 3320m 8GB FHD, T430 i5 3320m 8GB FHD w/ Optimus, S1 Yoga i7 4600u 8GB FHD
IBM X601 Tablet L7500 8GB SXGA+
Enable 2 finger scroll on old Synaptics touchpads.

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Re: T43p SATA Guide (There are pictures, it's 2020)

#183 Post by Bibin » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:15 am

When I posted about this modification, it was a machine available for less than $100. It would be a bit sad if someone is using something old primarily to spite their own purchase.

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Re: T43p SATA Guide (There are pictures, it's 2020)

#184 Post by lophiomys » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:08 am

Thanks to ajkula66 and RealBlackStuff :bow:
I use a T43p SATAmod UXGA every day for code development and as a typewriter.
That is for the keyboards (the matching external one too)
and the 4:3 screen at 133DPI and a case with the great haptics. This is unsurpassed!

The old CPU of the T43p is telling you directly, if some program or application is bloated code.
Real number crunching is done on secondary machines.

The closest thing I got, is a rubberized Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming (aka early Alienware) with a matte 282DPI 16:9 screen.
But 16:9 with thick screen bezels is an abomination. No Trackstick. And the keyboard haptics are not as good.

Cheers from the land with the Explosive Trees,
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Thinkpads with 15inch 4:3 UXGA 133DPI IPS/Flexview: 2x T43p SATA Mod., 3x T42p (dying by Flexing), 2x T60p (1xATI, 1xIntel/new BoeHydis);
R51 SXGA+; X31; X41T; X41 Sata Mod; all Made in China; 570E, 701C; MBP15c3UB non-glossy mid09 / formerly 600X, 760E

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