[GLLUG] Seemingly Simple Question

Leo Francisco lists at boywithwings.co.uk
Wed Nov 4 14:50:19 UTC 2015

That's weird I thought I saw one in pics had one. Looks like I'll have
to go for the T410 then. I have a trusty audio interface that I use for
live stuff that I plan to keep around for a while longer.

Thanks for the Links

On 04/11/15 08:48, T Menezes wrote:
> Hi Leo
> I have a Thinkpad X220 that I have been dual-booting into Ubuntu for
> the last 2 years (currently on 14.04 LTS). Ubuntu has always run out
> of the box with no driver issues ever. My laptop does not have an
> in-built Firewire port though.
> Take a look at http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ThinkWiki for information
> on Linux compatibility and set up examples.
> By the way, http://www.tier1online.com (no affiliation, just a happy
> customer) sell used Thinkpads in really good nick.
> TM
> On 2 November 2015 at 22:57, <lists at boywithwings.co.uk
> <mailto: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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