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CAN NOT PUKE
Nov 25, 2017

DIDNT WEAR A HAT


the keyboard is so bad. What the heck were they thinking? The keys barely go in when you press. This means theres no good laptops anymore. holy crap

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slave to my cravings
Mar 1, 2007

Got my mind on doritos and doritos on my mind.

I agree

LordoftheScheisse
Jan 16, 2016


Are these still the same models that the space key spontaneously pops off of? That they finally acknowledged was a problem after like 2 years? lol

slave to my cravings
Mar 1, 2007

Got my mind on doritos and doritos on my mind.

LordoftheScheisse posted:

Are these still the same models that the space key spontaneously pops off of? That they finally acknowledged was a problem after like 2 years? lol

Thatís a feature you are using it incorrectly

The Dennis System
Aug 4, 2014

Nothing in Jurassic World is natural, we have always filled gaps in the genome with the DNA of other animals. And if the genetic code was pure, many of them would look quite different. But you didn't ask for reality, you asked for more teeth.


Buy a $400 Chromebook OP.

HugeGrossBurrito
Mar 20, 2018

It's also wet on the bottom.


you deserve this for not wearing the hat op

ferroque
Oct 27, 2007

aaaaaAAAAAAAAA


are you telling me i can't run silverligjt on this piece of junk

Tom Gorman
Apr 30, 2004

Out here, everything hurts

are there still laptops with the little nub in the middle of the keyboard I can sensually rub like it was a nipple?

SwissCM
Apr 23, 2003

Fight the system by not tipping waiters! Not by refusing to eat out!

Tom Gorman posted:

are there still laptops with the little nub in the middle of the keyboard I can sensually rub like it was a nipple?

Many lenovo laptops still have clitmice

karma_coma
Apr 18, 2003

Bud Light Mola Ram

Clapping Larry

Its the greatest laptop ever made if you are a developer w/ high limit credit cards

Rasta_Al
Jul 14, 2001

she had tiny Italian boobs.
Well that's my story.


Fun Shoe

At least Steve Jorbs had a vision and the chutzpah to ensure poo poo was quality. poo poo human being... definitely.

Rad-daddio
Apr 25, 2017

-You know you wanna-


All laptops suck, and if you buy a laptop for gaming like I had to(need to be portable for work stuff also) then you are a failson to gaming and should turn in your cheeto chopsticks.

NihilismNow
Aug 31, 2003


SwissCM posted:

Many lenovo laptops still have clitmice

Also still in use on some HP's (zbook range).
Which are better laptops than macbooks, get this they actually have ports and they don't wait 3 years to refresh the range.

Indy
Mar 29, 2005

Hey guys, what's up?

Lol if you use a MacBook, why?

Pawn 17
Dec 17, 2000

> access main security grid
access: PERMISSION DENIED.





Grimey Drawer

2011 was the last year macbooks were good since you could still change all the parts out and upgrade stuff.

a hole-y ghost
May 10, 2010



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kihGm4KfY7k#t=25s

buglord
Jul 31, 2010

Imagine growing a flower



Buglord

My 2013 MacBook Pro is still as quick and nice as the day I bought it which is something I adore about it. But also a family member bought it for me for college so I didnít really buy it. If it broke today Iím not sure Iíd replace it because I realized Iím significantly more productive on a windows desktop with a bigger monitor.

Iíd probably get a mid range chrome book if I was just going to use it for word processing and typical media consumption again.

etalian
Mar 20, 2006


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUaJ8pDlxi8

Uncle at Nintendo
Dec 31, 2000
Probation
Can't post for 29 days!


A friend texted me the other day that he was going to purchase one of the new MacBooks, but he found they removed the HD recovery port, meaning all your data is gone if your motherboard ever dies (and the motherboards on MacBooks aren't known for, uh, not dying). So he swore off MacBooks permanently. I told him to get a ThinkPad, T series and he's going to.

Coincidentally, I just received my Thinkpad T25 (25th Anniversary Edition) laptop to replace my 9 year old T420, and a few things struck me as pretty amazing when I took off the back cover to upgrade the RAM from 16GB to 32GB. Not only does this laptop have an external battery (something that is getting more rare by the day), but it has an internal battery as well. On top of that, the internal battery is extremely easy to replace. Suck it, Crapple.

Here's some pics from when I opened it to double the RAM:






The desk is in my garage so no, I don't care that it's scratched.

So not only are both batteries incredibly easy to replace, but there's space and ports for TWO hard drives, a spot for an extra stick of RAM (remember when you could upgrade RAM?), 3 USB ports, full-sized HDMI and RJ-45, thunderbolt, memory card reader, and more. I can even choose a classic-style dock where I just plop it down on the $35 dock I got off eBay instead of buying some $300 thunderbolt bullshit that I have to plug in like a jackass every time.

If the motherboard ever dies, I can actually retrieve my data. The keyboard does not die from a spec of dust; in fact this keyboard is the classic-style "switch" and not the Chiclet bullshit. If EITHER of the TWO batteries ever die, the laptop does not get thrown in the trash.

Oh and best of all........A MATTE loving SCREEN. Even though it's a touchscreen, they still knew nobody wants that glossy trash that used to be exclusive to poo poo-tier laptops in the mid 2000s.

And yet it somehow manages to do all of this while still having great battery life, and while remaining thin and light (like me). The trackpad is great for gestures and scrolling, and as always, the trackpoint nub is the greatest mouse pointer known to man.

My final thought of the day; the T470 and T480 are almost identical except they have Chiclet keyboards, so if the keyboard isn't a big deal to you, you can go with those over the 25th Anniversary Edition. Because the T series Thinkpads aren't made by sadomasochists in Cupertino, you can do all of the things mentioned above re: actually owning the hardware you buy.

Thinkpad. Supremacy.

kazr
Jan 28, 2005

There's no sense in nonsense
Especially when the heat's hot

Uncle at Nintendo posted:

A friend texted me the other day that he was going to purchase one of the new MacBooks, but he found they removed the HD recovery port, meaning all your data is gone if your motherboard ever dies (and the motherboards on MacBooks aren't known for, uh, not dying). So he swore off MacBooks permanently. I told him to get a ThinkPad, T series and he's going to.

Coincidentally, I just received my Thinkpad T25 (25th Anniversary Edition) laptop to replace my 9 year old T420, and a few things struck me as pretty amazing when I took off the back cover to upgrade the RAM from 16GB to 32GB. Not only does this laptop have an external battery (something that is getting more rare by the day), but it has an internal battery as well. On top of that, the internal battery is extremely easy to replace. Suck it, Crapple.

Here's some pics from when I opened it to double the RAM:






The desk is in my garage so no, I don't care that it's scratched.

So not only are both batteries incredibly easy to replace, but there's space and ports for TWO hard drives, a spot for an extra stick of RAM (remember when you could upgrade RAM?), 3 USB ports, full-sized HDMI and RJ-45, thunderbolt, memory card reader, and more. I can even choose a classic-style dock where I just plop it down on the $35 dock I got off eBay instead of buying some $300 thunderbolt bullshit that I have to plug in like a jackass every time.

If the motherboard ever dies, I can actually retrieve my data. The keyboard does not die from a spec of dust; in fact this keyboard is the classic-style "switch" and not the Chiclet bullshit. If EITHER of the TWO batteries ever die, the laptop does not get thrown in the trash.

Oh and best of all........A MATTE loving SCREEN. Even though it's a touchscreen, they still knew nobody wants that glossy trash that used to be exclusive to poo poo-tier laptops in the mid 2000s.

And yet it somehow manages to do all of this while still having great battery life, and while remaining thin and light (like me). The trackpad is great for gestures and scrolling, and as always, the trackpoint nub is the greatest mouse pointer known to man.

My final thought of the day; the T470 and T480 are almost identical except they have Chiclet keyboards, so if the keyboard isn't a big deal to you, you can go with those over the 25th Anniversary Edition. Because the T series Thinkpads aren't made by sadomasochists in Cupertino, you can do all of the things mentioned above re: actually owning the hardware you buy.

Thinkpad. Supremacy.

Mods? Can we get the gay nerd shilling to make Apple look better by comparison out of here?

bitmap
Aug 8, 2006

its two in the afternoon and thirty four degrees

Fun Shoe


The real rear end workhorse in an ocean of bullshit

Remulak
Jun 8, 2001

The four most over-rated things in life are champagne, lobster, anal sex and picnics. Oh, and that stupid children's book 'The Little Prince,' ugh.


Yams Fan

Aha, I did the MacBook pro to Lenovo swap too, 'pro' should mean MORE possibilities for connectors, ram, storage, etc. Plus Bash / Ubuntu on Windows 10 Is close enough to get work done, something that was not true of cygwin.

Blast of Confetti
Apr 21, 2008

Wave your hands in the air!


Uncle at Nintendo posted:

A friend texted me the other day that he was going to purchase one of the new MacBooks, but he found they removed the HD recovery port, meaning all your data is gone if your motherboard ever dies (and the motherboards on MacBooks aren't known for, uh, not dying). So he swore off MacBooks permanently. I told him to get a ThinkPad, T series and he's going to.

Coincidentally, I just received my Thinkpad T25 (25th Anniversary Edition) laptop to replace my 9 year old T420, and a few things struck me as pretty amazing when I took off the back cover to upgrade the RAM from 16GB to 32GB. Not only does this laptop have an external battery (something that is getting more rare by the day), but it has an internal battery as well. On top of that, the internal battery is extremely easy to replace. Suck it, Crapple.

Here's some pics from when I opened it to double the RAM:






The desk is in my garage so no, I don't care that it's scratched.

So not only are both batteries incredibly easy to replace, but there's space and ports for TWO hard drives, a spot for an extra stick of RAM (remember when you could upgrade RAM?), 3 USB ports, full-sized HDMI and RJ-45, thunderbolt, memory card reader, and more. I can even choose a classic-style dock where I just plop it down on the $35 dock I got off eBay instead of buying some $300 thunderbolt bullshit that I have to plug in like a jackass every time.

If the motherboard ever dies, I can actually retrieve my data. The keyboard does not die from a spec of dust; in fact this keyboard is the classic-style "switch" and not the Chiclet bullshit. If EITHER of the TWO batteries ever die, the laptop does not get thrown in the trash.

Oh and best of all........A MATTE loving SCREEN. Even though it's a touchscreen, they still knew nobody wants that glossy trash that used to be exclusive to poo poo-tier laptops in the mid 2000s.

And yet it somehow manages to do all of this while still having great battery life, and while remaining thin and light (like me). The trackpad is great for gestures and scrolling, and as always, the trackpoint nub is the greatest mouse pointer known to man.

My final thought of the day; the T470 and T480 are almost identical except they have Chiclet keyboards, so if the keyboard isn't a big deal to you, you can go with those over the 25th Anniversary Edition. Because the T series Thinkpads aren't made by sadomasochists in Cupertino, you can do all of the things mentioned above re: actually owning the hardware you buy.

Thinkpad. Supremacy.

eh, nah

Mozi
Apr 4, 2004

The door blew shut but here's the deal
Dreams are lies, it's the dreaming that's real


Nap Ghost

I got a brand new MacBook Pro and I agree with the op

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013

If you have a tiny dog you should be arrested and the dog placed on a tiny dog rocket and fired into the sun!!!

Ramrod XTreme

Uncle at Nintendo posted:

A friend texted me the other day that he was going to purchase one of the new MacBooks, but he found they removed the HD recovery port, meaning all your data is gone if your motherboard ever dies (and the motherboards on MacBooks aren't known for, uh, not dying). So he swore off MacBooks permanently. I told him to get a ThinkPad, T series and he's going to.

Coincidentally, I just received my Thinkpad T25 (25th Anniversary Edition) laptop to replace my 9 year old T420, and a few things struck me as pretty amazing when I took off the back cover to upgrade the RAM from 16GB to 32GB. Not only does this laptop have an external battery (something that is getting more rare by the day), but it has an internal battery as well. On top of that, the internal battery is extremely easy to replace. Suck it, Crapple.

Here's some pics from when I opened it to double the RAM:






The desk is in my garage so no, I don't care that it's scratched.

So not only are both batteries incredibly easy to replace, but there's space and ports for TWO hard drives, a spot for an extra stick of RAM (remember when you could upgrade RAM?), 3 USB ports, full-sized HDMI and RJ-45, thunderbolt, memory card reader, and more. I can even choose a classic-style dock where I just plop it down on the $35 dock I got off eBay instead of buying some $300 thunderbolt bullshit that I have to plug in like a jackass every time.

If the motherboard ever dies, I can actually retrieve my data. The keyboard does not die from a spec of dust; in fact this keyboard is the classic-style "switch" and not the Chiclet bullshit. If EITHER of the TWO batteries ever die, the laptop does not get thrown in the trash.

Oh and best of all........A MATTE loving SCREEN. Even though it's a touchscreen, they still knew nobody wants that glossy trash that used to be exclusive to poo poo-tier laptops in the mid 2000s.

And yet it somehow manages to do all of this while still having great battery life, and while remaining thin and light (like me). The trackpad is great for gestures and scrolling, and as always, the trackpoint nub is the greatest mouse pointer known to man.

My final thought of the day; the T470 and T480 are almost identical except they have Chiclet keyboards, so if the keyboard isn't a big deal to you, you can go with those over the 25th Anniversary Edition. Because the T series Thinkpads aren't made by sadomasochists in Cupertino, you can do all of the things mentioned above re: actually owning the hardware you buy.

Thinkpad. Supremacy.

I work for ... let's say more than a decent sized business and we're a Lenovo shop. 90% of my users have laptops, with the T420/430 going obsolete a few years ago. I do light repairing, imaging, and supporting of the current stuff.

Let me just say that based on my years of experience and your write up:
"Heh. Hehe. Hehehe!"

Captain Yossarian
Feb 24, 2011

All new" Rings of Fire"


HugeGrossBurrito posted:

you deserve this for not wearing the hat op

BV
Oct 23, 2005

NO ITS FUNNY. FUCK YOU. TIA


Big Beef City posted:

I work for ... let's say more than a decent sized business and we're a Lenovo shop. 90% of my users have laptops, with the T420/430 going obsolete a few years ago. I do light repairing, imaging, and supporting of the current stuff.

Let me just say that based on my years of experience and your write up:
"Heh. Hehe. Hehehe!"

Does this mean you agree or disagree?

etalian
Mar 20, 2006


SwissCM posted:

Many lenovo laptops still have clitmice

lol

Sancho
Jul 18, 2003



Windows Subsystem for Linux is not that bad these days. The T series also make good hackintoshes if you want to go full retard

Balliver Shagnasty
Feb 22, 2011



The T420/T430 is the GOAT

runupon cracker
Jan 13, 2006

Excalibur? More like "Needle"


Grimey Drawer

Big Beef City posted:

I work for ... let's say more than a decent sized business and we're a Lenovo shop. 90% of my users have laptops, with the T420/430 going obsolete a few years ago. I do light repairing, imaging, and supporting of the current stuff.

Let me just say that based on my years of experience and your write up:
"Heh. Hehe. Hehehe!"

Theyíre so bad we started calling them Lenogos

The Walrus
Jul 9, 2002



Balliver Shagnasty posted:

The T420/T430 is the GOAT

gently caress that thing, so so many hours of my life wasted to the computer hanging while excel calculates or autosaves.

The Walrus
Jul 9, 2002



What's that you say? A major corporation shouldn't be doing most of their work in 30mb excel binary files while using twelve year old hardware? Yes you are probably correct.

RabbitWizard
Oct 21, 2008



Muldoon

HugeGrossBurrito posted:

you deserve this for not wearing the hat op

CMD
Oct 20, 2014

If I ever say im gay, just know, I mean it.

Lipstick Apathy

Uncle at Nintendo posted:

A friend texted me the other day that he was going to purchase one of the new MacBooks, but he found they removed the HD recovery port, meaning all your data is gone if your motherboard ever dies (and the motherboards on MacBooks aren't known for, uh, not dying). So he swore off MacBooks permanently. I told him to get a ThinkPad, T series and he's going to.

Coincidentally, I just received my Thinkpad T25 (25th Anniversary Edition) laptop to replace my 9 year old T420, and a few things struck me as pretty amazing when I took off the back cover to upgrade the RAM from 16GB to 32GB. Not only does this laptop have an external battery (something that is getting more rare by the day), but it has an internal battery as well. On top of that, the internal battery is extremely easy to replace. Suck it, Crapple.

Here's some pics from when I opened it to double the RAM:






The desk is in my garage so no, I don't care that it's scratched.

So not only are both batteries incredibly easy to replace, but there's space and ports for TWO hard drives, a spot for an extra stick of RAM (remember when you could upgrade RAM?), 3 USB ports, full-sized HDMI and RJ-45, thunderbolt, memory card reader, and more. I can even choose a classic-style dock where I just plop it down on the $35 dock I got off eBay instead of buying some $300 thunderbolt bullshit that I have to plug in like a jackass every time.

If the motherboard ever dies, I can actually retrieve my data. The keyboard does not die from a spec of dust; in fact this keyboard is the classic-style "switch" and not the Chiclet bullshit. If EITHER of the TWO batteries ever die, the laptop does not get thrown in the trash.

Oh and best of all........A MATTE loving SCREEN. Even though it's a touchscreen, they still knew nobody wants that glossy trash that used to be exclusive to poo poo-tier laptops in the mid 2000s.

And yet it somehow manages to do all of this while still having great battery life, and while remaining thin and light (like me). The trackpad is great for gestures and scrolling, and as always, the trackpoint nub is the greatest mouse pointer known to man.

My final thought of the day; the T470 and T480 are almost identical except they have Chiclet keyboards, so if the keyboard isn't a big deal to you, you can go with those over the 25th Anniversary Edition. Because the T series Thinkpads aren't made by sadomasochists in Cupertino, you can do all of the things mentioned above re: actually owning the hardware you buy.

Thinkpad. Supremacy.

Holy poo poo man...ITS JUST A COMPUTER!

Skeleton Ape
Dec 21, 2008

The most richly flavored of all drunkards.

The Walrus posted:

What's that you say? A major corporation shouldn't be doing most of their work in 30mb excel binary files while using twelve year old hardware? Yes you are probably correct.

Pft. Yeah let me know when this stops happening

Skeleton Ape
Dec 21, 2008

The most richly flavored of all drunkards.

I got a Dell... something or other at work recently. It has a bunch of full size ports, a clit mouse, card slots, matte screen, etc., and it came with a dock so I can plop it down on my desk and instantly be connected to my monitors and a real keyboard/mouse. It's OK.

schmug
May 20, 2007



SwissCM posted:

Many lenovo laptops still have clitmice

Not only does this $2000 POS that work got me have a clitmouse, its clitmouse has its own clitmouse buttons! Awww-yeah.



schmug fucked around with this message at Aug 11, 2018 around 14:23

Over There
Jun 28, 2013

BIRD CREW


They're good OP

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Skeleton Ape
Dec 21, 2008

The most richly flavored of all drunkards.

schmug posted:

Not only does this $2000 POS that work got me have a clitmouse, it's clitmouse has its own clitmouse buttons! Awww-yeah.





Lol, that might actually be the one I was just talking about

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