[GLLUG] Seemingly Simple Question

JLMS jjllmmss at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 4 12:49:26 UTC 2015

I'm afraid I have to join the me too parade supporting Lenovo laptops.

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T400 as my main computer, has been on all the time
for the best part of 2 years, no issues so far.

Even bluetooth headphones worked straight away (using Fedora whatever
version I had when I installed it), I aded a no brand DVD writer to rip
music and my backlog of DVDs (to watch on my tablet) and all is working

I think you either got a single bad computer or perhaps that model was a
bad glitch in the ThinkPad's illustrious LInux history.

On 4 November 2015 at 08:06, Paul Hewlett <phewlett76 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> Paul
> 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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