thinkpads.com Support Community Forum Index Bill Morrow's thinkpads.com Open Forum - The Original Thinkpad Support Forum
Follow ThinkpadsForum on Twitter
 Support this forum, shop at newmodeus.com
 Support the forum, shop at newmodeus.com
 The thinkpads support forum is now hosting legacy model ThinkPad driver and driver updates..
A link is provided in the MENUBAR just above for registered forum members only..

If you so wish:
Donate using PayPal

It is currently Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:35 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:45 pm 
Offline
Freshman Member

Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:41 am
Posts: 118
Location: New York, NY
Hey, so I've got 3 laptops and a ThinkPad tablet.

The T42 is staying as it is, never gave me an issue.

Then I have a 32GB ThinkPad Tablet that I just updated to ICS. It has the pen and I rarely use the thing so I was thinking of selling it. Not sure exactly how much I could get for it, but I'm presuming around $350 or so.

I have a 2007 MacBook, 2.16GHz Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM 120GB HD with Snow Leopard/Windows 7 dual boot. 13" 1280x800 res. Battery lasts around 2 hours. Don't need to have 3 laptops so I figure maybe I can sell it for around $300-350 as well, judging by the prices of similar 2007 MacBooks on eBay.

My main laptop is a 2009 MacBook Pro 17" 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo 8GB RAM 640GB HD with Lion/Windows 7 dual boot. 1920x1200 res, battery lasts 5-6 hours. Found similar ones on eBay going for $1300+

So I figure to sell all 3 of these devices and get either a new T or W series for video editing and Photoshopping. I LOVE my T42 but even my MBP slows me down with video editing. It's rather a pain. I use the Adobe suite and a bunch of free converters and editors.

The MBP spoiled me bad with its display. So for the T or W, I'd hope to go for a 1920x1080 res screen, at least a 3rd gen i7, probably stick with the 4GB RAM and buy 12 or 16GB myself since Lenovo charges an unbelievable amount for RAM.

Now I know for a fact that I want an SSD and an HD. I don't need an SSD bigger than 64GB really, but the HD must be at least 500GB and 7200RPM. Thoughts?

Moderator edit: Moved this thread from The Marketplace to this (more appropriate) forum.

_________________
T21: 750MHz PIII, 256mb RAM, XGA, S3 Savage IX8, 40GB HD, Windows 95/NT4
Dell Latitude D830: T7500, 3GB RAM, 128mb NVS135M, WUXGA+, 100GB HD, XP Pro
HP ENVY: i7 4700MQ, 16GB RAM, 2GB GT740M, FHD, 512GB Crucial MX100 SSD, 7-64
Build: i7 3770K, 16GB RAM, 2GB 7870, 256GB Samsung 840 SSD, 1TB HD, 7-64


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:36 am 
Offline
moderator
moderator

Joined: Fri May 13, 2005 1:33 pm
Posts: 4190
Location: Minnesota
oeuvre wrote:
Thoughts?


I might suggest if you're not planning on using WWAN, picking up a mSATA SSD. It's a small SSD that plugs into the miniPCI slot on the motherboard. Once installed, it's seen as another hard drive. The benefit of this setup is you can keep the platter drive in the main bay for storage where speed is not as important. If you wish to forgo the optical drive, you could opt to do 2x1TB with the modular caddy.

_________________
Latitude 14


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:41 am 
Offline
Freshman Member

Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:41 am
Posts: 118
Location: New York, NY
I don't need WWAN, but I was wondering what if I got an HD in the ultrabay and bought an SSD for the main bay, then getting an external USB DVD burner. Would that work too?

_________________
T21: 750MHz PIII, 256mb RAM, XGA, S3 Savage IX8, 40GB HD, Windows 95/NT4
Dell Latitude D830: T7500, 3GB RAM, 128mb NVS135M, WUXGA+, 100GB HD, XP Pro
HP ENVY: i7 4700MQ, 16GB RAM, 2GB GT740M, FHD, 512GB Crucial MX100 SSD, 7-64
Build: i7 3770K, 16GB RAM, 2GB 7870, 256GB Samsung 840 SSD, 1TB HD, 7-64


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:50 am 
Offline
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: Sat Jun 19, 2004 8:40 pm
Posts: 834
Location: Pine Grove, PA
Yes, that would work as well and it's effectively what I did with my T420 in my signature. I already had the external DVD drive (portable, 12.6 ounces, powered off usb only) from my X61.

_________________
Thinkpad T420 | Core i-5 2520M | 16gb RAM | 120gb Intel 520 SSD + 750gb 7200 RPM | 6300 N | Ubuntu 12.04 x64
Desktop: AMD FX-8350 (8 cores) | 32gb ECC RAM | 240gb Intel 530 SSD + 1tb 7200 RPM | Ubuntu 14.04 x64 | HP ZR24w
Previous Thinkpads: A21m, R40, X61, T410


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group