Posts Tagged ‘Thinkpad-T43’

Intel Centrino Suckage

I noticed this a few months ago, but never gave it much thought until recently. My Laptop has a Intel 2915 A/B/G Wireless Card, more commonly known as the wireless portion of the Centrino package. It’s pretty decent in regards to power consumption, and performance is typically not to bad. But I’m growing rather tired […]

New Keyboard

I said the other day, I asked IBM support for a new keyboard because I felt the one that shipped was of lower quality (to which many Thinkpad users agree). Yesterday, a 14″ keyboard arrived. I called them, they acknowledged the error, and sent me a 15″ keyboard (my laptop has a 15″ display, so […]

Ubuntu Live Trial

On Monday, I decided to see if Ubuntu’s Live CD was good enough to work for the week. I put the CD in, rebooted, and said “no Windows until Friday”. Surprisingly, it recognized all the hardware in my Thinkpad T43 (at least all that I cared enough about to notice), and actually did a good […]

New Laptop

I’ve now had about about 48hrs with the new laptop. Just a few thoughts (in no paticular order): On the plus side Well built as typical of IBM. Nothing if squeaky, flimsy. It feels very solid, despite being so thin. The 9 Cell battery sticks out the back a little (about an inch). And provides […]

It’s alive

The laptop story is finally over. Yesterday, a shiny new Thinkpad T43 arrived. I gave it a few hours yesterday and it performed well, no signs of any problems. I’ve got some extra RAM on order to help things out even further. Executive Relations did come through, despite some supply issues limiting their abilities. They […]