[ltp] Re: Buying a New Thinkpad

Stefan Monnier linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 03 May 2011 22:17:14 -0300

>      The only 17" screens are on the monster "portable workstation"
> W series.  Besides those, the next biggest screens are the 15.6" 16x9
> screens on the t520s.  These seem to be only available in 1920x1080,
> not 1920x1200 for some reason.

Check out the aspect ratio: 1920x1200 is 16:10, whereas 1920x1080 is
16:9.  I'm in no hurry to get a 16:8 screen but unless I die young, it
seems like I won't be able to avoid it.

> my hardware for a long time - I bought my t43p new in 2005 and am just
> now retiring it in 2011.  Based on this, it makes sense to spend a
> little extra up front on buffing up the CPU and memory.  It ends up

CPU, maybe.  RAM, no: it's (much) cheaper to upgrade later on.
Just keep on eye on the price for your RAM modules and when they
plateau, upgrade all you can.