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Old 04-27-2009, 04:23 PM   #21
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:07 PM   #22
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saves you some coin buying a new anchor for your boat too. 6.3 lbs! your nuts are going to be little flat pancakes.
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:56 PM   #23
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My first laptop was a Compaq portable. This sucker is smokin fast with its IBM 4.77 MHz processor and 128k of memory. It has dual 5 1/4" floppies, a 40k Hardcard (hardrive), and a Bitrate modem. And it only weighs in at a measly 28 pounds. Plus it will will run as long as your generator has gas in it. When I get Megasquirt I will use this machine to tune the Miata. As I know no one will even attempt to steal it, let alone be able to pick it up.

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Sav you know you want one just like it
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was it five thousand dollars or so?
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:46 PM   #26
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Looks like it only does 802.11b. I need g.

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Rising from the dead. I absolutely loved the T400 I bought five (!!) years ago, but it's starting to show its age. Internal components are OK, I've upgraded what needed to be upgraded and fixed it a few times (new screen hinges, doing the cooling fan tomorrow), but the case itself is starting to come apart. Anyone have recent (within 12mos) experience with a Thinkpad that should make me look elsewhere, or should I just replace this with a new version of the same thing? Same budget, same requirements.

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Old 04-09-2014, 01:31 PM   #28
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We use Lenovos exclusively where I work. X201, X220, X230, and most recently the X240. All are good, the X230 was the pinnacle in the line IMO but not sure you can get those anymore. The T series is of course going to be larger, heavier, have a CD drive. The components still seem very quality to me, and the Lenovo warranties are very good.
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I just bought my 5th Toshiba Satellite L355-S7905 / L355-S7915. Bought the 1st one new and the next 4 used off Ebay. Fast enough for email, surfing, etc. I pay anywhere between $40 and $100 for them. Volume control is a thumb wheel on the front of the case. 17" screen. I use a freeware program to change my RT-CTRL to DEL. Two are running XP, two are running Win 8.1, one is running Mint (just installed it - can't give you much of a review on it).
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Finally pulled the trigger on a new T440. Intel i5, 120gb SSD, 12gb RAM, 1600x900 screen, and Windows 7-64. New machine is two full pounds lighter than the old (!) and it's not even the thin/lightweight model. Cyber Monday deal, same price as the last one, ~$875+tax. See you all again in ~6 years.
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