[ltp] Noisy T41p and T40p??

Joel Ebel linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 02 Dec 2003 08:12:44 -0500

Oh... the noise may be related to the faster spinning hard drive in the 
p models.  I have a T40, and it's one of the quietest laptops I've ever 
used, but it's only got a 4200 RPM drive.  The T40p has a 5400 rpm 
drive, which may be noisier.  I doubt the T41p is any more than the T40p 


Joel Ebel wrote:

> The different graphics cards is not new.  My T40 has a Radeon 9000.  I 
> believe that the 9000's go with the 1400x1050 screen, where the 7500's 
> go with the 1024x768 screen, regardless of whether you have a T40 or 
> T41.  An additional difference in the T41 is the hard drive shock 
> detection and auto-parking.  However, I believe this requires a driver 
> not available for linux, so you can't take advantage of it.  So the only 
> usable difference I know of is the RAM speed.
> Joel
> Greg Meyer wrote:
>> On Tuesday 02 December 2003 07:21 am, Werner Becker wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>>   I'm planing to buy a T41p though I read in a computer magazine a
>>> note that several T41p user have complained that the T41p is much more
>>> noisy (e.g. fan?) than previous T-models.  Are there users on this list
>>> who have a T41p and can comment on this?  What's about the T40p which is
>>> not 'that brand new' and not much different in performance compared with
>>> the T41p I suppose??
>>> Thanks in advance for all comments,
>> Ithink the main differences are a step-up in graphics chips from the 
>> 7500 to the 9000 and an increase in memory speed from 266 (PC2100) to 
>> 333 (PC2700).