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GenX
02-24-2011, 21:33
Want to get this machine and use linux exclusively. Plan on going with centrino n1000 for wireless and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 5700MHD - AMT . Optimus is evidently not ever going to be supported for linux. Any reason not get the n1000 for wireless? Want to be able to use it with auditing tools. Same with graphics,will it play nicely with everything linux? Any other pitfalls I should consider? I know the 420/520 t series are coming out, but I'm thinking the previous will be a better buy. Open to all suggestions, because I know I'll get professional advice here.:supergrin:

Linux3
02-25-2011, 07:12
I looked at the config. Pretty sweet!
I have a T400 running Fedora 14 and it just works.
I don't see any reason to think you'll have a problem. Thinkpads are THE most supported laptops by the Linux community as they are the gold standard.
I too would get the Intel wireless. The Thinkpad wifi is usually Broadcom and I am not a fan.

I opted for the WXGA+ display. It's only $30.00 more and the 1440X900 display is very crisp.

It's just too bad we had to waste our money on pre-installed Windows.

A rant here: Sure the reported figures for Linux use is low. Here is an example of a system that will get a check mark in the Windows column but will run Linux. Linux is way, way more common that the guestiments.

GenX
02-25-2011, 07:56
Do you know the specifics of the ultrabay? Can I install a 2nd hdd without extra hardware? What is the difference on the screen options?

zackwatt
02-25-2011, 09:25
I have two ThinkPads and I love 'em!

I just bought a new X201 and I got Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (3x3 AGN), it was the best after I did some research.

Linux3
02-25-2011, 13:16
Do you know the specifics of the ultrabay? Can I install a 2nd hdd without extra hardware? What is the difference on the screen options?
You can get a second battery or HDD, yes.
From the Lenovo site:
WXGA: Widescreen XGA
Resolution: 1280x720,1280800, 1280x768
WXGA+: Widescreen Extended Graphics Array Plus
Resolution: 1440x900

I think the standard is 1280X800 so 1440X900 is not a huge difference but for $30.00 it's worth every penny.

GenX
02-27-2011, 16:23
Well, I'm hoping that the closer it gets for the new models to drop, so will the price of the old ones.