[GTALUG] Lenovo Thinkpad T410

Lennart Sorensen lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Thu Jan 29 17:13:30 UTC 2015

On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 03:21:41AM -0500, D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
> The T-series is appreciated in the Linux world.  (The W series is like
> T, with a bit more capability).

Certainly some W models can take a lot more ram than a T model, but that
seems it might not be the case in the future.  Not sure, given so far
only the slim version of the W550 (W550s) has been shown, and it is not
looking good as far as a lot of W5xx fans are concerned.  Seems most
W5xx users think slim is irrelevant compared to functional and trading
features for light weight and slim is not something they are willing
to do.  The difference between needing a 170W and a 65W power supply
gives some idea how much was stripped out in the slim version.  The real
W550 is apparently not happening until later this year when the next
generation of mobile core i7s are ready.

> If you are paying a store to do this, you are spending real money.
> You might as well pay a bit more and get at least a T420 (in my
> opinion).  A T430 is even better but I think that many are unhappy
> with the T440's trackpad (I may be misremembering).

Yeah people are not happy with the T440.

> I'm more familiar with the T5x0 models, but they are very similar.
> I care a lot about the screen resolution, and there are choices.
> CPUs matter too.  In notebooks, I prefer recent CPUs for their lower
> power consumption.

T4xx and T5xx are essentially the same except screen size.

> But of course I don't know what you value.
> There are a lot of resources about Linux on Thinkpads on the net.
> One source for old thinkpads is IBM itself.  Sometimes there are good
> deals, sometimes not:
> <http://www-304.ibm.com/shop/americas/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/default/CategoryDisplay?categoryId=2576396&storeId=1083996950&catalogId=-124&langId=124>
> Right now, I consider these prices high.

Len Sorensen

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