[ltp] Best replacement for X61s
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:01:39 +0000
> On 07/25/2016 10:49 AM, Uwe Brauer wrote:
> 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.
Hm I have done an analysis concerning start up, hibernating, shooting
down on the machine, plus start up and performance of RAM hungry
applications and the difference is considerable.
I have not done the same for vanilla
>From the command line, although me impression is that it is faster.
I have not run this test since I use latex only within emacs, in any
case running latex requires some editor, and for that editor the
difference will be noticeable, which makes me repeat: a SSD is a huge
> 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 machine.
Well this I understand, some time ago the bios batteries was dying and
the replacement was so expensive that I swore to myself, next time I buy
a second hand machine in Amazon.
> Same here.
> And I guess there's no way to fit one of the old keyboards into a
> new one? Has anyone tried/heard of that?
I asked a year ago in some list where there were also some IBM
technicians around and the answer was: forget it.