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 Post subject: Thinkpads
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:56 am 
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I got a guy from India on the rig wanting a thinkpad. Looking at X60's, X61's, T60, T61, T400's (he wants the smaller around 14" ones). Is there any of those models I should avoid? I have kept up with them some but not enough to know if any of them have had any long term problems. I have never really messed with R series so I don't know if they would be worth getting either.

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 Post subject: Re: Thinkpads
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:08 pm 
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T400 should be avoided, as it's the first big change in the series, since Lenovo got them, and they didn't get things quite right.
X61 is a very nice machine (I played with one), T61 also.
However, it may be better to ask on http://forum.thinkpads.com, there are some nice & knowledgeable people over there. Or just browse their respective sections.

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 Post subject: Re: Thinkpads
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:24 pm 
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We sold THOUSANDS of T60s at proton... they are great units!

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 Post subject: Re: Thinkpads
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:36 pm 
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Situation has probably been solved, but here is my two cents. T61 models w/Nvidia GPUs should be avoided. They are prone to GPU failure due to improper soldering of the GPU legs to the PCB. Depends on what his usage will be as to which of the other models would be best.

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 Post subject: Re: Thinkpads
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:04 pm 
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Yea, I got it solved but thanks anyway.

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