[GLLUG] Seemingly Simple Question

Paul Hewlett phewlett76 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 08:06:38 UTC 2015

I have a thinkpad w530 at work and it is probably the worst laptop for
Linux(Ubuntu) that I have ever used. Rebooting is only successful about
half the time.

For my personal use I bought a dell xps15 after reading that dell installed
Ubuntu for internal use... Everything works and I have had no trouble with
it at all.

I would never use lenovo for Linux ... But YMMV

On 2 Nov 2015 10:58 pm, <lists at boywithwings.co.uk> wrote:

> Heya all,
> I'm planning to get a Thinkpad, possibly after Christmas as my old i5
> Macbook Pro is getting a bit rickety.
> I'm thinking either a T410 or X220. The main goal would be a tough laptop
> that I could use for DJing and Music Production. Unfortunately this means I
> would have to run Windows on it (URGH UNCLEAN) to run some of the music
> software I rely. I would probably dual boot with Ubuntu Studio.
> Those two Thinkpads are a great choice as they have Firewire 400, which I
> need for my current audio interface. All very legacy.
> My question is mainly, which one do people recommend for my use case? I do
> a lot of lugging equipment around the UK (and Europe), so that would push
> me towards the X220.
> I've seen the more expensive X220 occasionally for sale with a i7 but the
> T410 with only an i5. My Macbook has a dual core i5 with 8GB of RAM and 1TB
> hybrid drive and has a similar form factor to the cheaper T410. Would there
> be a big performance gap between the i7 X220 and the i5 T410? I will go for
> an SSD in either and a good trackpad is a must.
> If anyone has any thoughts, preferences or suggestions, they'd be most
> appreciated!
> Leo
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