ThinkPad 3.0GHz: can anybody verify?

Gary Kline kline at
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!"


> Steve

 Gary Kline  kline at  Public Service Unix

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