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T43p on eBay for 20$

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:08 am

I'm not sure if I'm going to get this but I found a T43p in rough condition but a good 15" UXGA Flexview for $20.

Is that a good deal for one?
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Re: T43p on eBay for 20$

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:10 am

If it is indeed a Flexview UXGA and its quality is good, then yes, it's a bargain.

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Re: T43p on eBay for 20$

#3 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:10 am

It sure is flexview

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Re: T43p on eBay for 20$

#4 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:11 am

2668ce6 I think

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Re: T43p on eBay for 20$

#5 Post by kfzhu1229 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:19 pm

I am afraid if that is a scam or something because $20 for UXGA display itself is a very solid deal
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Re: T43p on eBay for 20$

#6 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:10 pm

No, its not, its someone who doesn't know the actual value. There is a picture of it with XP booting with normal colors. The person labeled it by the model number, not T43p.
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Re: T43p on eBay for 20$

#7 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:25 pm

I'd say: grab it, if you are after a T43p

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Re: T43p on eBay for 20$

#8 Post by brchan » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:28 pm

If the buyer has a 99-100% rating and posts clear pics, it is probably unlikely to be a scam. Could just be a guy who wants to get rid of a bunch of stuff without the patience to sell higher. Anyway, $20 isn't much money lost even if it doesn't happen to come perfect.
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T43p $20 Flexview eBay Link

#9 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:39 pm

I was thinking about it and I just don't want another laptop right now so I'm putting this up for someone else to have this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ibm-thinkpad-26 ... 2425994327

Just for future reference, I just want to know if you think it is a scam or a bargain.

Also: I don't know or have any connection to this seller.
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Re: T43p $20 Flexview eBay Link

#10 Post by pianowizard » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:09 am

Did you notice that shipping was another $16, and no HDD was included, and the battery didn't work, and it didn't come with a charger? Not such a good deal IMO. Would have been an okay deal if it had been a T60p.
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Re: T43p on eBay for 20$

#11 Post by shawross » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:36 pm

Besides the the condition being relatively unknown it still is a single core machine. The Achilles Heal. IMO
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Re: RE: Re: T43p on eBay for 20$

#12 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:35 pm

shawross wrote:Besides the the condition being relatively unknown it still is a single core machine. The Achilles Heal. IMO
I really wasnt too focused on the actual machine,more the IPS UXGA display.

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Re: T43p on eBay for 20$

#13 Post by Unknown_K » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:00 pm

I have a T43p in the collection, the 1600x1200 screen is nice. Don't think anybody wanted this for a main machine, there are better deals for $36 around.
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Re: T43p on eBay for 20$

#14 Post by kfzhu1229 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:03 am

Well that doesn't hold true in Canada. For $40 you can only get something like base spec small form OptiPlex 755 or something. If you add up the cost of a monitor, upgrades, etc. you get the point
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Re: T43p on eBay for 20$

#15 Post by exTPfan » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:07 pm

A good deal for $36. Screen shows signs of age but is in good condition except for a few small spots. Keyboard is NMB and works well (shiny keys); 2GB memory; has some minor scuffs but cosmetically is in good condition. Only serious defect is that the fan is very noisy and needs replacing.
shawross wrote:Besides the the condition being relatively unknown it still is a single core machine. The Achilles Heal. IMO
Not if the only program you use that causes a measurable delay is not multithreaded. For compiling TeX documents, "compilation times scale nearly linearly with the CPU clock". For example, compiling a 500 page document on a T43p (XP SSD 2.26GHz) takes 19 seconds and 14 seconds on a T450s (Win 7, SSD, i5 5300U, 2.3-2.9GHz). Using a 48-core AMD server with 32 GB of RAM and ultra-fast SCSI disks doesn't help.
https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions ... erformance

Comparison: T43p (2005) vs T560 (2016).
Screen: T43p has a bigger taller screen (108 sq in vs 104 sq in; 9 in vs 7.6in).
Keyboard: T43p has classic 7 row keyboard; T560 has a 6 row keyboard.
Weight: T43p is 5 lb 7 oz (without DVD); T560 is 5 lb (no DVD).

For writing mathematics documents, the T43p is the clear winner.

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Re: T43p on eBay for 20$

#16 Post by kfzhu1229 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:25 pm

How is the screen? Is it yellowed or pinked other than the dots you mentioned?
Well T43p is a great transitioning laptop. It works with Windows NT 4.0 - Windows 10 Creators Update. I mainly use it for the comfortness of its keyboard, screen, build quality, speakers etc. My A30p is even better for those, thus I kept it fully upgraded as well. But T43p comes more handy in terms of more modern stuff.
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