Some people don't like the touchpad buttons but I think it's fine. Solid laptop, I love it to bits.
Is that a Unicomp Model M in the background I see?
Got my boss' blessing to look for a new work PC. I had an old HP ProBook with an i3 and thought things would be a lot more convenient with a ThinkPad + docking station considering I sometimes bring it home to work from home. Ended up picking an E580 (i5 model) with USB-C docking station. Very happy, a real beast by comparison. Gonna be a lot more convenient to plug into work with one USB-C cable as opposed to every cable individually. The idea is this setup will be standard issue at the office.
No, it's just a Ducky One with white keycaps.
after taking apart my x220t, realized i had my monitor cable squished between the keyboard and a thin vertical wall thingy in the casing, which may have been the cause of the black lines filling up my screen all the time. I haven't had a chance to test it out again because I removed the hard drive. I was wondering if replacing the cable would be hard, because I'm thinking I did some irreparable damage to it.
it did give me an excuse to buy an x230 which i'm more than happy with, but I don't like the idea of the x220t collecting dust in my closet.
Could I potentially remove the screen altogether and use it as a desktop by hooking the wires up to an adapter? it'd be cool to use a nice display with the business end of a thinkpad.
I did a full screen replacement on my X220t and it's not the worst thing in the world. The cable is fully removable but you have to strip down the entire monitor assembly which is a royal pain. Once you're in you'll see where the cable connects. If you pull up the parts breakdown you can get the part number for that cable and order a new one.
A cool a thread for me
I can't speak for later models but the T430 has the exact same switches as the T420, and I actually prefer the shape of the keycaps.
Those keycaps are the precise reason I chose the T420 over the T430. I don't really care about the switches themselves, I just hate flat keyboards
if the computer ever dies on you make sure you save the keyboard because you swap out the kb from a t430 with the one you have now. I was planning on doing it with my x220/x230 but it's a bit more involved than I would like in my case, and the middle mouse button fell off on the old one. I don't have a preference for classic over chiclet anyway, i think the chiclet gets too much flak.
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