Best Laptop to buy for Freebsd Without OS?

Craig Butler craig001 at
Sat Feb 19 05:13:58 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-02-19 at 04:28 +0000, John Levine wrote:
> >	At one point, Thinkpads - particularly the T4x series - were
> >_the_ recommended used laptop.  While it's been a while since i
> >looked into this formally, my grapevine says the quality went
> >downhill quickly after Lenovo bought IBM's pc hardware division.
> I'm typing this on my Lenovo X200 running 8.1. For the most part it
> works quite well and the quality seems similar to my previous IBM X40.
> The worst annoyance is that the sound volume is quite low, and I
> haven't yet figured out what to tweak to fix that.  It has bluetooth
> and a fingerprint reader, neither of which I've set up, mostly out of
> lack of interest.
> R's,
> John
Lenovo destroyed thinkpad in the t410i range;
* stupid flimsy/flexi keyboard with massive delete and escape keys
(why ???)
* gobi 2000 3g connectivity, cant get it working on anything none M$
* cut the number of leds, power led no longer turns orange or flashes,
no caps/scroll/num leds (again why ???)
* stupid windows 7 stickers.

Overall not impressed...

/Craig B

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