Does anyone have the elusive G50?

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Does anyone have the elusive G50?

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:11 am

Never seen one, but for who has it, is it a cool machine like the other G-series? How does it compare to a R60/T60?
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Re: Does anyone have the elusive G50?

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:38 am

IBM G50 here: a CRT monitor from the past: https://www.cnet.com/products/ibm-g50-c ... ies/specs/
IBM Thinkpad G50: a laptop exclusively made for Japan: http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/auc- ... 639eee001/

Lenovo G50: you don't wanna know: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-G5 ... 602.0.html

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Re: Does anyone have the elusive G50?

#3 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:40 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:IBM G50: a CRT monitor from the past: https://www.cnet.com/products/ibm-g50-c ... ies/specs/

Lenovo G50: you don't wanna know: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-G5 ... 602.0.html
Sorry if I was unclear, I meant the IBM(Lenovo?) Thinkpad G50, successor to the Thinkpad G41.
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Re: Does anyone have the elusive G50?

#4 Post by ajkula66 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:05 am

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:40 am

Sorry if I was unclear, I meant the IBM(Lenovo?) Thinkpad G50, successor to the Thinkpad G41.
I've never seen one in real life.

My understanding is that it sports what is essentially an Intel-based T60 board with a G4x power circuit (!!!!!) and an XGA panel. Sold only in the Far East, and for a very limited period of time.
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Re: Does anyone have the elusive G50?

#5 Post by fourthree » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:18 pm

ajkula66 wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:05 am
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:40 am

Sorry if I was unclear, I meant the IBM(Lenovo?) Thinkpad G50, successor to the Thinkpad G41.
I've never seen one in real life.

My understanding is that it sports what is essentially an Intel-based T60 board with a G4x power circuit (!!!!!) and an XGA panel. Sold only in the Far East, and for a very limited period of time.
G4x power circuit? What's special about that?
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Re: Does anyone have the elusive G50?

#6 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:20 pm

fourthree wrote:
ajkula66 wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:05 am
I've never seen one in real life.

My understanding is that it sports what is essentially an Intel-based T60 board with a G4x power circuit (!!!!!) and an XGA panel. Sold only in the Far East, and for a very limited period of time.
G4x power circuit? What's special about that?
Im not sure either, maybe pumping 70 watts into a Core Duo?
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Re: Does anyone have the elusive G50?

#7 Post by ajkula66 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:25 pm

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:20 pm
fourthree wrote: G4x power circuit? What's special about that?
Im not sure either, maybe pumping 70 watts into a Core Duo?
The fact that G50 uses the same awkward AC adapter as the G40/41 models is what I'm referring to. Not the 65W/90W units that one would find in this era.
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Re: Does anyone have the elusive G50?

#8 Post by dr_st » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:27 am

ajkula66 wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:25 pm
The fact that G50 uses the same awkward AC adapter as the G40/41 models is what I'm referring to. Not the 65W/90W units that one would find in this era.
Nah, it used the new 20V PSUs.

http://item.rakuten.co.jp/auc-marblepc/0639eee001/
https://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@ ... 761707.jpg

It's a dual-core Thinkpad with onboard parallel and PS/2 ports, though!
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Re: Does anyone have the elusive G50?

#9 Post by ajkula66 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:35 am

dr_st wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:27 am

Nah, it used the new 20V PSUs.
I stand corrected, then.
It's a dual-core Thinkpad with onboard parallel and PS/2 ports, though!
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Re: Does anyone have the elusive G50?

#10 Post by ac12 » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:32 pm

From the link that RBS gave, the G50 appears to have a 2GB max RAM.
That is as limiting as the G40.
So XP may be as far as you can go.

Win7-32bit, maybe ???
RAM: MS specs Win7-32bit at 1GB min RAM.
- So at 2GB, you have 2x the min RAM requirement.
But video ?
- DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

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