Thinkpad: Finally managed to score the one thing that was missing in my collection.

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:18 p.m.

Finally managed to score the one thing that was missing in my collection. The very top of my ThinkPad bucket list. All roads from here are downhill from now on.

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:18 p.m.

>hacker-ish electro music plays
"I'm in!"

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:18 p.m.

Oh, and for those who are interested, I will be running Windows 7 on it.

period correct - just right. I'm installing XP SP3 the first time in ages - on a Z61m (Titanium lid)

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:18 p.m.

W500ds 😛 pretty rare machine! Have fun with it! Really an obscure machine!

W701ds.

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:18 p.m.

That's a great machine, I've got a W700 and i still use it daily, I'm actually writing on it right now. the 17" 16:10 is really nice and it's a great secondary machine, The W701DS is on my list, if i ever get one i will upgrade it to 32GB ram and the Extreme edition I7.

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:18 p.m.

Dream machine.

Absolutely.

did you get it from a collector?

No. Apparently this was a batch of machines I managed to pick from.

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:18 p.m.

W701DS?

Yessir.


I have the same and i maxxed it out (32gb 2133 ram, i7 xtrem etc). Still a completely usable machine. Enjoy 👌🏼

nice, what specs does it have and are you planning to get any upgrades for it?

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:18 p.m.

Super workstation

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:18 p.m.

lol, you get the battery-less one from the House of Reps?

It wouldn't matter though, because I'm completely stripping it when it arrives and installing new parts and upgrades.

If it came from Hawaii, it's an ex-house of representatives machine. Be wary - I could never get mine to boot with a 940xm, only the 920.

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:18 p.m.

How do you score the build quality/ rigidity of the machine compare to Thinkpads of that era like T400,T500, X200?

Well, the first 17" after the W701 Lenovo made was the P70, which I have and it's better built than the W series.

It's literally two inches thick, the thing feels like a tank. Opening the machine feels like opening a car door - it's amazing.

I cannot wait to finally experience the heft of this thing!

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:18 p.m.

Nice!

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:18 p.m.

Does the keyboard sit securely within the chassis?

What do you mean?

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:18 p.m.

I'm waiting for one with a digitizer. I suspect it'll be a few more years yet, if at all! We'll done...

I was thinking about that, but I decided against it this time around.

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:18 p.m.

is this a T60




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