X230(t) Owner's Thread

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  1. NecessaryEvil

    NecessaryEvil Notebook Evangelist

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    It honestly doesn't take long to get used to it. Just think of it this way: if you'd gone with a Mac, you'd still have the FN key on the outside.
     
  2. Ryuuga

    Ryuuga Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks to all your help, I have finally ordered a X230 (regular) off lenovo. Should be here in a week or two.

    One thing I wanna ask is, I got a good CPU config but I kept the HDD and only 4GB ram because I thought Id would be cheaper to buy 3rd party upgrades.
    So, what are good compatible ram and SSD to get?
    I found this ram Amazon.com: Crucial Technology 16GB (2 X 8GB) 204-Pin SODIMM, DDR3 1600 PC3-12800 Memory Module Kit CT2KIT102464BF160B: Computers & Accessories

    It seems pretty cheap but is this a good ram? Is there anything cheaper or better?
    Also, I'm not familiar with SSDs what is a good brand to get that is cheap too? I need at least 256GB.


    Thanks guys, I'm really excited for this laptop. It cost me a little more than I would've liked but at least its ALOT cheaper than a Sony Vaio Pro and alot more powerful.
    The resell value might not be so good but I expect this to last me many years.
     
  3. skinnie

    skinnie Notebook Enthusiast

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    Crucial is fine.
    Anything with lifetime warranty will do : crucial, kingston,etc
    For ssd I prefer samsung ones or intel.
     
  4. Zero000

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    For the RAM I'd recommend 16 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L ( 1.35V). Crucial is a decent brand. Remember that RAM is overpriced now. Last year 16 GB of quality DDR3 1.35 V RAM was going for around $50 on sale.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148730

    For the SSD get a Samsung 840 PRO.
     
  5. Zero000

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    Yea , the X230t is a horrible tablet. I can't blame you for almost never using as a tablet.
     
  6. Ryuuga

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    The Cruical Ballistix one is slightly faster because of the lower CAS latency.

    Since both of them seem to be 1.35 V modules , the power consumption should be about the same (I'm assuming that almost the same current will be used as well).
     
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    If I went with a Mac , I'd be able to get back most of the money I spent if I decided to sell it.
     
  9. Zero000

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    Wait , you had an Elitebook with the DreamColor screen and sold it?!

    The X230t uses the worst IPS screen I've ever seen. It even has image retention (Lenovo never bothered to fix that).
     
  10. ZaZ

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    There's no denying the DC LCD is gorgeous, but it's heavy and doesn't offer touch like the X230t. I've had my X220i for two plus years and have never seen any ghosting.
     
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