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Thinkpad T400 Thoughts?

2020-08-01, 7:58 AM

Hey everyone, I was looking around on eBay today and came across a Lenovo Thinkpad T400 for $40 shipped and was wondering if it was a good deal or not.

Specs wise it's rocking a Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.53GHz and 4GB of RAM. The screen looks to be in good shape and the casing is in acceptable shape. The hard drive caddy and AC adapter are not included but those shouldn't be hard to get.

I'm wondering if anyone here either has or had the laptop and could give their opinions on it. I'm aware that it is not high performance, I'm just looking for something with a full sized keyboard and that can play YouTube videos.

Thank you! happymod

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Re:Thinkpad T400 Thoughts?

2020-08-01, 11:28 AM

Welcome to the forum.


The T400 should be able to play YouTube videos, do light web browsing, email, etc. 


Keep in mind- 

  1. You may have problems with Windows 10. You're probably better to consider Linux.
  2. If this system comes without a HDD I'd consider using a SSD. Even a 64GB or 128GB will be enough. Prices for such small SSDs are low and the performance increase is worth it.


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