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ajkula66
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What's the oldest ThinkPad you use on regular basis?

Plain ol' curiosity on my end...what's the oldest ThinkPad folks around here use on "regular" basis...

 

By "regular" I mean turn on at least a couple of times a week and use for an hour or two...

 

In my household that's the A31p in my signature which actually never gets turned off...:smileysurprised:

 

How about you?

 

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Mornsgrans
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My T22 still is in use as music player and recorder.

 

While i'm typing in these words, my T22 is capturing "Pink Floyd - The Wall" from my good old vinyl records bought in 1980.

Since i did it with the T22 a couple of years ago the first time, i was too lazy to try it with my Thinkpad 760XD or 770X today :smileywink:

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temp8127
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Re: What's the oldest ThinkPad you use on regular basis?

I have three working IBM Thinkpads: 600 (Windows 98), refurbished from IBM); A21m (Windows 2000, purchased new in March 2001); and TP 43p (Windows XP Prof., refurbished from IBM). They all have docks.

 

I use my A21m constantly, for all my serious and day-to-day computing - except for my annual tax return and my ITunes/IPod management, which require Windows XP.

 

I use my Thinkpad 600 for recording music from my old audiocassettes (so that I can convert them to MP3s or CDs) and sometimes as an e-reader. I also use it with an old camera and an old scanner that are incompatible with modern computers.

 

While my IBM-logo T43p is patiently waiting for the A21m to retire, it functions as my entertainment center. I use it as a TV, DVD player, ITunes/music player, and for burning CDs or DVDs. (As a computer, per se, I currently only use it to do my annual tax return.)

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Re: What's the oldest ThinkPad you use on regular basis?

i've got a 600 that I use for some school stuff, just simple word prossesing and internet research. 

 

all original parts including 4GB drive.

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Re: What's the oldest ThinkPad you use on regular basis?

The oldest one that's used daily is an a31. I also have some older ones but have nothing I need of them so they don't often get booted, but the a31 runs a dozen or more IRC and IM accounts, and I sometimes use it for browsing if I happen to be on it at the time.

 

This unit has been running 24/7 for over 10 years, and besides the fact that the letters are mostly worn off the keyboard, it still works as good as the day it arrived. It's on it's second harddrive and has had ram upgraded, but no other failures of any kind.

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Re: What's the oldest ThinkPad you use on regular basis?

Guys, you know what, i have to google the machines you all mentioned as im so out of it. *shy*

Anyway, you guys really have great stuffs! Maybe one day you can combine having an exihibition :smileytongue:

Thanks for sharing!!


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Re: What's the oldest ThinkPad you use on regular basis?

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Cleo_Lenovo schrieb:
Maybe one day you can combine having an exihibition :smileytongue:



I can do my own exhibition (just a couple of my collection - 42 total):

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/21/thinkpadschrank.jpg/

380ED, 2 x 760EL

770X, 240 (in sleeve)

390, 600

570, 570E, 570E (present from Mr. TPFanControl)

A20m, A31

A21p, A21p

A21m, A20m

R40 14"+15", R40 14", 701C

R51, R51

PS/Note 181, T22+T22

T41, T23

T23

The other half is missing on the picture since the didn't fit into my wardrobe :smileyvery-happy:

 

http://thinkpad-wiki.org/Bild:L40sx-14.jpg (my oldest one)

 

All notebooks are still working and their batteries are funcional.

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Re: What's the oldest ThinkPad you use on regular basis?

Hi George,

 

Nice thread.

 

I guess my oldest one is a G40.  I still use floppies to read eproms and this was perfect.  It's my office machine, it works great for that, plus my cats like to curl up next to it on cold days.  I have to clean out the fan about every three months. It heats my little office nicely and  I can warm my feet on the power brick on cold days.

 

The portable one is an x32, it used to go everywhere with me, but I find I am using the x41 tablet more and more. 

 

Dave

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Re: What's the oldest ThinkPad you use on regular basis?

My 770ED is still going strong with Windows 2000. IBM may not have had the bleeding edge technology but they build industrial strength Thinkpads.
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Re: What's the oldest ThinkPad you use on regular basis?

ThinkPad 600X (2645-5FU) P III 850MHz  dual boot 2000 pro / xpp

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