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T23 still soilders on!

T20-T23 Series and T30 specific matters only. NOT for T25-Retro.
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T23 still soilders on!

#1 Post by fefrie » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:00 am

I just got a T42 It's ok, but it's fan is noisy. I did the TPfan control, but that just turns off a fan to what is a hot processor in comparison to the T23.

I recently upgraded from Opera 9.6 to 10.10.

All I can say is wow! It is so much faster and zippier. Google reader runs fast, youtube runs pretty quick.

I got the t42 for a good price, so instead of becoming my primary laptop, it will become a work laptop, and the t23 will continue to soldier on as my primary home surfing laptop.

The keyboard really is much better on the t23 I think.
IBM Thinkpad T23 1.13 2647-9LU 640MB Ram 40GB hard drive SOLD!
T42 SXGA 1.7 64mb xp

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Re: T23 still soilders on!

#2 Post by Paul Pennington » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:31 pm

A T42 should run circles around a T23 (I have both, also). Did you do a fresh recovery of XP, or does it still have the former owner's system on it? Tell us which model you have from the sticker on the bottom, all 7 digits please.
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Re: T23 still soilders on!

#3 Post by archer6 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:59 pm

I agree, as I also have the two of them. While I've always enjoyed the T23, the T42 should really run well by comparison. In fact it's my second favorite after my T60/60p models. The last of the really great 15" 4:3 IPS / Flexview displays.
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Re: T23 still soilders on!

#4 Post by fefrie » Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:58 pm

Product: ThinkPad T23 2647-9LU [change]


Operating system: All [change]


Original description: PIII-M 1.13GHz (512KB), 128MB RAM, 48.0GB HDD, 14.1 SXGA+(1400x1050) TFT LCD, 8x-3.3x DVD, 802.11b wireless, Modem, Ethernet, IBM Secure Chip, TV out, Li-Ion battery, Win2000

It's got 1gb of memory on it.

Product: ThinkPad T42 2373-8UU [change]


Operating system: All [change]


Original description: P M 735, 256MB RAM, 40GB 5400rpm HDD, 14.1 XGA(1024x768) TFT LCD, 32MB ATI Radeon 7500, Wireless upgradeable(MPCI), Modem(CDC), 1Gb Ethernet(LOM), UltraNav, Secure Chip, 6 cell Li-Ion battery, WinXP Pro

It's got 1.25GB of memory on it.

I made a serious error with the t23 running a poor script which slowed the surfing speed on it. Now that Ive upgraded to opera 10.10 and ditched a whole bunch of bloat from upgrades, it really does work as fast as the t42 for standard everyday surfing and word processing.
IBM Thinkpad T23 1.13 2647-9LU 640MB Ram 40GB hard drive SOLD!
T42 SXGA 1.7 64mb xp

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