[ltp] New ThinkPad
Sun, 19 Jun 2011 10:55:35 +0100
On 19/06/11 04:43, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Jun 2011, James Knott wrote:
>> Micha Feigin wrote:
>>> I hate the 16:9 as well. Great for movies (as they are in 16:9
>>> ratio these days), but horrible for text (seems like we're going
>>> back to one line terminals in the not so far future the way
>>> screens are going).
>> As I mentioned in another note, I have a 16:9 monitor, which
>> replaced a 4:3 one. I find it's much better, as I can have two
>> documents side by side etc. BTW, I also have a cable box plugged
>> into it, so I can use it to watch HD TV .
> It is not the 16:9. It is the vertical resolution you will have to
> tolerate in a 16:9 _laptop_ if you don't want to carry something that
> feels like a plank around.
> 16:9 is quite good when you have a 25" display in the first place. In a
> laptop, it is just idiotic. If you want any proof, look closely at the new
> ThinkPad X1.
I always think of them as "shortscreens" because an "X inch diagonal"
"widescreen" has fewer pixels, and less area than the same "X inch" 4:3
The best possible upgrade seems to be this:
- Start with a T60p (4:3)
- Upgrade the screen to 2048x1532 @ 15.1"
- Max out the RAM, change to Wifi-n
- Upgrade CPU to fastest Core 2 duo (64-bit).
- If you want 8 GB of RAM, change the motherboard to that from a T61.
- Add USB 3.0 via PCMCIA.