Second-hand thinkpad x301 owner's thread.

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by Bronsky, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. turqoisegirl08

    turqoisegirl08 Notebook Evangelist

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    Those T410 and T420 sound like dead weight! I'll relieve you of em! :p :D
     
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    defizr Notebook Enthusiast

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    I think I'll stick with the X301 as it has a DVD drive in it. Now to find one going cheap :)
     
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  3. ajkula66

    ajkula66 Courage and Consequence

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    These machines were close to $3K when new, so even if you pay a couple of hundred quid for a well-kept example you'll do fine IMO.
     
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    defizr Notebook Enthusiast

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    Snagged one off Ebay for £155. Running Linux but I have a spare copy of W7 if I'm not happy. Only problem is I'm going to have to wait until next week before it arrives :)
     
  5. fb1996

    fb1996 Notebook Geek

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    I should propably stop to buy them after buying my second X301 a few days ago...
     
  6. defizr

    defizr Notebook Enthusiast

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    Now that I have one on it's way are there any mods that are worth doing? Is there a sticky somewhere that I can read? It's a standard X301 with 128GB SSD and 4GB of memory. If I got a caddy off Ebay could I stick the Kingston V200 128GB SSD in the DVD bay? Thanks.
     
  7. ajkula66

    ajkula66 Courage and Consequence

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    I'd replace the original SSD with something newer/faster instead of sticking another SSD (Kingston is a pretty horrible one BTW) in the UltraBay. Max out the RAM and enjoy.


     
  8. defizr

    defizr Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks. I already have the Kingston SSD in my notebook so I'm not buying new. I thought the original SSD was a 1.8" one? Do they still make make 1.8" SSDs that would be suitable replacements for the original that comes in the X301? No point in increasing the RAM as the spare W7 I have is a 32 bit version.
     
  9. ajkula66

    ajkula66 Courage and Consequence

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    There are still quite a few 1.8" SSDs around, such as Micron P400e. Even an Intel 320 would be an upgrade from the current Samsung or Toshiba one.

    If you have a W7 license, it can be used for both 32 and 64 bit install...
     
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    defizr Notebook Enthusiast

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    Cheers. I'll have a look round for them. The W7 I have is a student upgrade and is 32 bit only.
     
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