Thinkpad X220: I bought another X220 for a friend that cost me approx $100.

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

I bought another X220 for a friend that cost me approx $100.
i5-2450M, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, no SSD. Now working on hardware testing with Hikari PE V9.0 (Preview 4).

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

Congratulations! I bought three supervisor-password-locked almost-mint ThinkPad X220 Tablets with i5/8GB RAM/HDD for $50 each last year. I unlocked their supervisor passwords. I gave two of them to my mother and my brother after replacing HDD with SSD.

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

It looks brand new!

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

"for a friend"

That "friend" is not me. I'm already satisfied with my T495.

Only joking. My point being that many ThinkPad owners can't resist buying more than one....

However I've abandoned my W530 and replaced it with a ThinkCentre mini PC.

I'm just at that stage, I need professional help

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

Wanna same one.

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

Hey man where did you buy it from. I need one

Me too !

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

eBay is full of them. Throw on a Linux OS and you're in business.

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

I got an x230 recently, and am torn about the keyboard swap mod - even the thinkpad chiclet keyboards are better than most. What do you think of the x220 keyboard?

I really don't think modern 6 row keyboards are worthless comparing from 7 row classic keyboards, as my current daily driver is T495.

it depends if you’ve used the Classic Thinkpad keyboard before.

I've got a T61p that I still use for word processing, and I think that is about the best keyboard I've ever used on a laptop. BUT... The x230 is pretty good for a chiclet board, and has a backlight.

I decided to stick with the 6-row keyboard on my x230. The keys have a good feel and the X230 does not have a thinklight, so the backlight on the 6-row keyboard is handy and nice to look at if you ever work in low-light environments.

On the other hand the button placement is less convenient on the chiclet keyboard, It is much more difficult to use the function, home, end and insert keys by feel and I often hit the wrong key. On the 7-row keyboard they are all organised in groups of four so if you memorise their relative positions it's much easier to locate them by feel.

Overall I would say the 7-row keyboard is superior if you're a heavy user and can make do without a backlight, but I can't justify the effort to make the swap.

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

Sounds familliar. Is this the project of someone named Hikari Calyx?

That's me lol

oh, what a surprise! Lol. I just knew about Hikari (rather, you) because of your video about the tool for upgrading Lumias to Windows 10 Mobile. That helped me a lot. Now, I am enjoying using my Lumias better.

here they are by the way, running Windows 10 Mobile for 2 years now. Nokia Lumia 1020, 920, 535 and Acer Jade Primo. Thanks a bunch.

Good to know, but I stopped using 950 XL myself.

yeah, but since there are some devs who continued adding support for this, I might as well continue using it until they declare it obsolete.

I have an old Lumia 1020 lying around somewhere. I may have to look into upgrading the OS. Sounds like a good project 🙂👍

you should try it so that you can add a new lease of life to this device. It's a Nokia Lumia 1020 by the way, with the Nokia Imaging apps intact and working. Running Windows 10 Mobile build 1511 using Hikari Calyx tool.

thanks for the info - will definitely be giving this a go.
Hopefully the battery still holds a charge - it hasn't been used for a good few years! 😬🥴

wish you luck, brother.
Avid collector here by the way.

that's a nice boxed collection! 😍

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

I miss my x220 so so so much

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

Good price

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

nice

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

Looks almost new! Cheers!
If you can, replace the hdd, an ssd will improve it dramatically

there are a few companies in china that make new mainboards for them!

I read about 51nb, are incredible

I was very tempted and part of me wishes I did. I ended up buying a framework

obviously I know that, just don't have spare SSD on hand.

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

I want that old keys design for my x230.

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

Nice price. Looks like it’s in pretty good condition too.

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

Someone who sells or sends to Mexico, I love IBM thinkpad

, compré mi x230 en eBay el año pasado y la importé a El Salvador con una persona que hace encomiendas; antes de eso, traje una t430 por medio de Aerocasillas; creo que ellos tmb tienen servicio en MX.

alguna página o como encontrarlos

Te comparto de nuevo: las compré en eBay.

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

Nice !

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

A real thinkpad

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Oct. 3, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

That's great >:)




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