[ltp] newer ThinkPads are crap (was: Re: Too many choices!)

Ujjwal Sharma ryzokuken at disroot.org
Fri May 22 12:31:49 CEST 2020

I run Arch on the newest X1 Carbon (with a 10th gen i7 CPU) and don't
really agree with you. This one sacrifices a little on the ability to be
opened up and have each part swapped out, but is pretty lightweight and
I don't think I'd use a Chromebook over this, ever.

On 5/22/20 1:40 PM, Phil Shotton wrote:
> I agree, spent most of my professional life using Thinkpads running
> Linux, and still using a T520 occasionally, but now my workhorse of
> choice is a Google PixelBook. Chrome OS is slick, fast and does most of
> what I want, and now Chromebooks can run Linux (and Android) apps I do
> all my development work on it - with 7 hours of battery life. Brilliant
> machines. The only major issue is that there's no USB serial port
> support in the Linux container so I can't flash Arduino from my Chromebook.
> I have a modern Lenovo Thinkpad running WIndows 10 for when I absolutely
> have to (fortunately not very often) and it's not a patch on the
> Chromebook, and nothing like as good as the IBM ones.
> hth
> Phil
> On Fri, 22 May 2020 at 08:17, Christoph Schmees <cjws at gmx.net
> <mailto:cjws at gmx.net>> wrote:
>     Am 14.05.20 um 22:10 schrieb Marius Gedminas:
>     > On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 06:11:34PM +0300, Marius Gedminas wrote:
>     >> I also like my current X390, but it has some downsides:
>     non-upgradeable
>     >> RAM, no easily-replaceable SDD/HDD tray,
>     >
>     > And I forgot the biggest downside: no replaceable battery!
>     well, it seems that it is time for my 2¢.
>     Until the xx20 series (X220, T420 and 520, designed by IBM) the
>     ThinkPads were great. The xx30 series were mere acceptable; since
>     xx40 series (designed by Lenovo) I am through with Thinkpad.
>     My wife still happily runs a X201 - what a fabulous machine, albeit
>     a bit old.
>     I for one run and carry my good old X220 (8G RAM, M.2 SSD + 1 TB HD,
>     new WiFi) and love it (except the screen resolution only HD). Both
>     machines run Linux-Mint.
>     If my X220 or the X201 of my wife should pass away some day, it will
>     be replaced most probably by a comparable machine from HP or Dell.
>     hth, Christoph
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