Does this laptop have a CFL or LED backlight? I was thinking since this laptop will be quite old will the screen have yellowed?
Any other advice or stuff to beware of when buying a used ThinkPad? I read the ThinkPad buying guide and I plan to check if I can go into the BIOS and see if computrace is turned off.
I am also located in Toronto, Canada. How much should I typically pay for one? I see some numbers of craigslist/Kijiji, are they accurate or will I have better prices here on this forum? I assume shipping is not worth it? Only local deals?
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Flash/YouTube taxes the X61, I would suspect the same, my guess is that an X201 with an 3rd best i5 or better would be good for you, but it is all guesstimates.
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my X200t (Core 2 duo L9400@1,86 GHz) can reproduce 1080p @ 50 fps from my camcorder without problems on its LCD screen (1280x800), but I haven't tried it with an external FHD screen.
X220 IPS, i7 16Gb RAM 250Gb SSD+2Tb HD
X61 T8100, 8Gb RAM, Middleton BIOS, 480 Gb SSD, sxga+
W520 i7 quad, FHD, 32Gb, 512 SSD+2Tb HD
W701 24Gb RAM, WUXGA, 240 Gb SSD+1Tb HD,
X61t, X200t, W500, T43p UXGA, R50p UXGA, T60p UXGA
600, X21, X24, X30, X41, A30p UXGA
I bought my x201 for $100 on eBay, and it had everything except a hard drive and AC adapter. I was able to contact computrace which was able to remove the tracking that was turned on, and re-use my hard drive and ac adapter from my x60. I am really happy with it, although I miss the battery life of my x60 with the 8-cell since this one only lasts about 90 minutes.
Basically an x201 is a big improvement performance wise from the x200, and not much more expensive on the used market IMHO.
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In all areas but one this holds true.ryan1212 wrote:
Basically an x201 is a big improvement performance wise from the x200
That one area is called battery life.
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