[ltp] Next step up from an old R61... with led backlight

David Griffith linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sun, 6 Apr 2014 23:53:44 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 7 Apr 2014, Ted Frater wrote:

> On 07/04/14 02:14, Nate Bargmann wrote:
>> * On 2014 06 Apr 16:22 -0500, Bert Haskins wrote:
>>> What would be a newer equivalent of the older T61, R61?
>>> Big bright screen with led backlight, fast, quiet, and dependable.
>>> Lugability is not important as I have lots of devices to cover that.
>> I am very pleased with the T410 I picked up a bit over a year ago.
>> Fast, very quiet, great screen.  The only "issue" is needing to install
>> the "non-free" Intel wireless driver in Debian.  Mine is a 2522-WUZ, if
>> that helps.
> I read this forum but havnt posted for some time.
> because I was using a Dell Latitude D800,  Actually a good working machine 
> but poor & cheap build quality in com with a Thinkpad and it wouldnt run mint 
> cinnamon.
> Having used the A21P with win 98  s/w prior to that, and a 390X with Dos 
> 6.22 and win 3.11 before that!! There still here and working !!
> Had to  move on like wise as the poster, and found here in the uk a nice ex 
> corp Thinkpad (Lenovo) T61P with the WUXGA screen in order to get the core2 
> duo processor  etc . This  is to run
> Linux mint cinnamon  after  using an early version of Ubuntu for 6 yrs. 
> Needless to say I cant do s/ware,  so my son does that for  me.
> Getting used to mint.
> Have  read a lot on the unreliability of the Nvidia chip in these, because of 
> the high temp they run at. Seems that with mint the cooling fan doesnt come 
> on very often in 2 d work.
> Any suggestions on how i can monitor processor and v chip temps in mint?.
> Appreciate and guidance.
> Ted

I recently replaced my T42 with a used T420 with dual graphics.  I think I 
paid $400.

David Griffith

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