English Community

Linux Operating SystemsOther Linux Discussions
All Forum Topics
Options

8 Posts

05-11-2012

Boston, MA

5 Signins

77 Page Views

  • Posts: 8
  • Registered: ‎05-11-2012
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Views: 77
  • Message 1 of 3

Replacement for W520/W530 Recommendation

2014-05-21, 5:24 AM
Since the W540 is such a poorly designed laptop, any recommendations for what to buy next?

 

Must be a hardware solid, ISV grade or RedHat Linux, capable laptop.  No MS-Windows only drivers required for normal functioning of hardware, thank you very much!

 

Signed - A previously avid W and T model owner.

 

Many Thanks, Tech Linux Dudes!!!

 

Reply
Options

8 Posts

05-11-2012

Boston, MA

5 Signins

77 Page Views

  • Posts: 8
  • Registered: ‎05-11-2012
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Views: 77
  • Message 2 of 3

Re: Replacement for W520/W530 Recommendation

2014-05-28, 14:30 PM

It seems that a reply was deleted.

Reply
Options

242 Posts

06-06-2011

United States of America

183 Signins

2209 Page Views

  • Posts: 242
  • Registered: ‎06-06-2011
  • Location: United States of America
  • Views: 2209
  • Message 3 of 3

Re: Replacement for W520/W530 Recommendation

2014-06-14, 10:18 AM

Your post doesn't indicate what about the W540 you find poorly designed, or what you liked/disliked about the W520/W530, or what prompts upgrading.  I cannot say that the newer Thinkpads are lower-quality than previous Thinkpads.  They are certainly more complex and capable, and user expectations are much higher, that is certain.

 

If I were to replace my W530 today and wanted a laptop, I would buy another W530.  Otherwise I would buy a Thinkstation D30 or C30 and whatever Thinkpad was handy and portable.  The portable Thinkpad could be a Helix, A T-series, or X230t, or even the X131, since I would do the heavy lifting with the Thinkstation.

 

I won't upgrade to the W540, despite the upgrades in capability, because I want a centered keyboard.  I leave my numberpad to my external keyboards.

 

 

-JV474

Reply
Forum Home

Community Guidelines

Please review our Guidelines before posting.

Learn More

Check out current deals!

Go Shop
X

Save

X

Delete

X

No, I don’t want to share ideas Yes, I agree to these terms