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tedster
Posted 2021-05-27 12:41 AM (#2182)
Subject: ThinkPad Thread.



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Every good forum needs a ThinkPad thread. Time I inflicted one on this one then!

Here's my R50e. One of the last IBM designed machines. I bought it new in the mid 00's. It was the cheapest one you could get! It showed! Sporting a measly Celeron M 1.4GHz and 256MB of RAM the Windows XP experience was less than stellar. No mind, I soon upgraded it to a 1.8GHz Pentium M and 2 gigs of RAM. That improved things nicely.

I still use it for the odd nostalgia session and it copes with low spec games very well. It still has its original CMOS and main batteries, although the latter is on its last legs.

I have a brand new (NOS) genuine keyboard on it, that I found on the 'bay for peanuts not long since.

It's a cracking little machine, still in perfect working order and just as usable today.



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spacedrone808
Posted 2021-05-29 6:55 AM (#2184 - in reply to #2182)
Subject: RE: ThinkPad Thread.



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Unreal is goood!
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tedster
Posted 2021-06-10 4:51 AM (#2201 - in reply to #2184)
Subject: Re: ThinkPad Thread.



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I have a PATA to SSD converter in the Thinkpad, it holds a 120GB M-SATA card. It just slots right into the HDD bay like it was a regular drive. It pretty much maxes out the bus on the machine.

It's a worthwhile upgrade, the lack of latency and the overall snappier feel makes for a much improved experience.





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