I've had my T30 getting close to two years now.. and I bought it used 1 year into it's life..
But a couple of things are eating away at me for using it.. I'm a pro computer user and I use this laptop primarily for business and my business is computer repair..
The things that are bugging me are mainly
- USB 2.0 (surprisingly this is important)
- Battery Life (I get 1 to 1 1/2 hours with two battery's)
- *****Expletives removed by Moderator***** proprietary mini-pci wifi card thingy can only go to 802.11b
- Burner doesn't read my DVD Burns..
- Warranty is up in 3 months..
My solution is getting a new one.. I assume a new t43 or some kind of quality manufactured laptop with your standard 3 year warranty is what I'll shoot for..
I know just about every thing but battery life can be upgraded with say PCMCIA cards or adapters but it's really annoying to have dongles sticking out while traveling.. but I don't know much about the internal upgrade options.. I have heard recently that I can fix the wifi card thing by hitting escape (I've seen the message as I've tried putting in 2 wrong type of G cars already.. but I'd think I've had tried escape when I tried this
) but this prompt to me is annoying in nature.. and I don't consider it a good thing to see when booting..
Any way just wondering if people can point out how I can upgrade/justify keep using this or if I should upgrade? I'm a little worried about the hard drive prompt I've read about in the t4x forums as that prompt I would find annoying.. (like the wifi one above) I put my own hard drive in this laptop and plan on keeping it if I dump it.. it's a Hitachi 60 Gb 7200 rpm probably with about 1+ years on the warranty left..