ThinkPad 3.0GHz: can anybody verify?
kline at thought.org
Thu Sep 4 18:17:26 UTC 2008
On Wed, Sep 03, 2008 at 11:00:19PM -0400, Steve Bertrand wrote:
> Gary Kline wrote:
> > Folks,
> > I'm looking at a 3GHz ThinkPad w/out any OS. It's got
> > at most 512M memory and only 40G drive. The guy I'm going to
> > have upgrade this l'top thinks it will take a 160GB drive easily.
> > Also that the RAM might max out at just 2GB.
> > Any fellow TP-people onlist who know if my friend is right?
> If you specify the model of the laptop, a quick Google or search on IBM
> (Lenovo) website will inform you what the maximum upgrade path on
> hardware is on the box.
So if this 3GHz was an X-41 or a T-41, there'll be someplace
online with the exact specs? Or is there more to the model
designation. I have tried to find some specs on upgrade when I
had my 600E. Found nothing.
> With the resources the manufacturers put out freely regarding
> documentation, I say that if you have someone who *thinks* the ThinkPad
> will take certain hardware, you need to walk away, and pay someone
> different who knows how to find out _for sure_ what hardware the box can
> take, and who will be confident in saying and showing why if asked.
> Once you have a confident hardware tech, then you will be
> confident/comfortable spending your money there...
GVood point! I'll find what what this guy's quals are. No sense
in blowing $400-500 out the window, then going "Oh, S**t!"
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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