08-20-2012 10:07 PM
08-21-2012 12:25 AM
I don't have an X230, but I regularly switch between the keyboards on my X120e (an even smaller 11.6" notebook which has the newer style keyboard), X220 and W510 without problem.
08-21-2012 06:56 AM - edited 08-21-2012 07:38 AM
Also can i install an ssd without havin to replace the original hdd? Or is that something id have to give up?
No, you won't have to give up anything, however, you will need the Thinkpad Ultrabase Series 3 if you want a second drive (SSD) while keeping the original. You can replace the HDD with an SSD in the X230 but require the Ultrabase above in order to add a second drive.
Hope that helps you decide!
08-21-2012 07:17 PM - edited 08-21-2012 07:21 PM
thanks goretsky . thisll help me give a sense of how the keyboard will feel
thanks reded12, but i wont be buying that. seems like a bulky solution. im kinda of aiming for portability because im using this for school and business trips
@lead_org, wwan is for the sim card right? all i need is wifi for this laptop, how do i choose to get msata?
08-21-2012 08:42 PM
08-21-2012 10:28 PM
08-22-2012 06:56 AM
I agree with lead_org, an mSATA is a great idea on expanding your laptops ability.
The WWAN slot is located under the keyboard and palmrest as stated above.
The WWAN and mSATA are interchangeable.
The mSATA has been used as cache for the computer or as the Operating system holder. This leaves the HDD free for what you may need.
There are many posts here on the forums about mSATAs. Some here even have an mSATA with the OS and a partition for cache. Definitely make the computer faster.
The only thing I am unsure of is that when the mSATA is in the computer I don't know if you can save anything to the mSATA as a hard drive.
Hope this helps,