[ltp] Best replacement for X61s
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:18:49 +0200
On 07/25/2016 10:49 AM, Uwe Brauer wrote:
>>>> "Arno" == Arno Trautmann <Arno.Trautmann@gmx.de> writes:
> > Hi all,
> > my machine is getting old and I'd like to replace it. The casing
> > clear signs of nearly 10 years everyday use and being carried
> > and the processor also starts to feels slow.
> I have the same machine (and the same problem), have you considered to
> use a SSD, I did this, and it felt like a big leap into the feature.
> The speed of most operations doubled or tripled.
Yes, sure. But I am really limited by the CPU power. My main use is
acually LaTeX, and although this is using a huge number of small files
(perfect for SSD), those are all cached and I don't expect a big
increase in speed for TeXing.
Plus, the fan is dying, there's a (small) crack in the housing and the
screen is getting loose. Nothing that cannot be fixed, but alltogether
too much work for an old machine. Of course I'll keep it as a secondary
> > So I'm looking for a new machine. Unfortunately, all new thinkpads
> > have this annoying macbook-style keyboards instead of the nice old
> > ones with the cone-shaped keys. This is one of the reasons I'm
> > here for some advice:
> I face the same problem, even more annoying than the shape of the
> keyboard is its distribution and the fact that a lot of keys a missing,
> since I have bound a lot of functions to these keys, I feel lost with
> the new layout.
> > What do you think would be the best replacement? Most important
> > for me are the compactness (~12"), robustness and, if somehow
> > possible, the same keyboard style. Doesn't have to be a new machine,
> > used is fine – but I'm not sure which was the last model with a nice
> > keyboard. Also, I don't care about high-res screens or media stuff
> > etc.
> I think the last ones with a traditional good Thinkpad keyboards are the
> 201 series.
And I guess there's no way to fit one of the old keyboards into a new
one? Has anyone tried/heard of that?
Thank you guys for the quick answers!