[ltp] T440s configuration (buying) experiences

Takis Diakoumis linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:39:10 +1100


i bought a T440s and am running Debian on it now.

pertinent bits from the order:

ProcessorIntel Core i7-4600U on MB
Hard drive500GB HDD 7200rpm
Total memory12GB PC3-12800 4GBBS+8GB1D
Storage Adapter16GB M.2_SSD Single Win8.1
Display PanelT440s 14.0FHD WWAN
WiFi wireless LAN adaptersIntel 7260 BT ABGN

overall an awesome machine. i do however prefer the old thinkpad
keyboards and the massive trackpad click still feels awkward. its my
fourth thinkpad.

no major issues at all. the screen is just beautiful and crisp.

suspend is fine. wireless fine. sound fine... all fine.

i don't really move around much so my usage is not a good battery life gauge.

only current issue right now (and it could be me) but a recent update
rendered the display brightness zero when booting into gdm3 and then
gnome with a second screen attached. its fine alone. this is still a
problem and i added a startup script for post gdm login and into gnome
to bounce the brightness up.

not using the ssd for anything right now.

hope this helps a little.


On 13 November 2014 09:53, Carles Pina i Estany <carles@pina.cat> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm going to purchase my T440s soon and before I check the boxes I
> thought to ask for some experiences of people that I trust.
> I'm configuring it in the shop.lenovo.com...
> a) Storage: I'm thinking of buying 1TB Hard Disk Drive and 16GB M.2
> Solid State Drive Single
> My current Debian uses a / partition with only 13GB (/home partition I
> use 385G).
> I'm sure that I can fit my system in 16GB (I can always move a few
> things to the hard disk).
> Any experience with this configuration? I can have the /boot in the HDD
> and then almost all the system in SSD (but /home in HDD)
> b) Wireless: I'm thinking of getting the Intel Dual Band Wireless 7260AN
> instead of the thinkpad Wireless 2 x 2. Just because seems better, but
> any real experience with some of them? Works well using Linux? (Debian)
> c) I'm tempted to not buy any Front Battery and buy at some point in the
> future. But perhaps the "ThinkPad Battery 3 cell Li-Polymer (23.2Whr)
> Front" is only gbp32 and I should buy because it's a good deal? (I'll
> look at this soon)
> Is the IPS the glossy one and HD+ the non-glossy one? Any opinions?
> Thank you!
> Regards,
> --
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