[ltp] Choice of ThinkPad T61

Christoph Schmees linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Tue, 21 May 2013 16:13:35 +0200

On 21.05.2013 15:41, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> I've a choice of two T61's:
>    T7300 (7659) with Intel GMA X3100 graphics
>    T7500 (7663) with nVidia Quadro graphics
> Am I right in thinking the first would be best with Linux?
> Any and all advice gratefully received.

Linux or not: I would avoid T6x with NVidia. They are renowned 
for failures. AFAIK the NVidia design error was corrected August 
2008 (or was it 2009?), anyway shortly before production ended. 
*Not all* device suffer from that error, but from the outside you 
cannot see. With the Intel graphics you are safe, also linux wise 
(no prorietary driver required).