[sf-lug] laptop upgrade recommendation

Kenneth Dombrowski kenneth at ylayali.net
Tue Feb 2 06:58:36 PST 2010

thank you, ron, for that contact info & recommendation

i am on the east coast, so i mostly lurk here, but a good source of
thinkpads is great to have

lately i prefer the lenovo x61, which is 3/4 the size of my t42, but
those prices are incredible.. i think i paid ~1500 for my t42 5 or so
years ago, refurbished from ibm

On 10-02-01 18:41 -0800, ron wellman wrote:
> I can report that the gentleman in San Jose who sold me the IBM T42 this
> morning appears to be a keeper. He buys thinkpads wholesale in lot
> quantities and works on them as a hobby. He has serviced and sold a hundred
> since october. He has the following T42 options available:
> 1.5 MHz, 1 Gig memory for 200
> 1.7 MHz, 1 Gig memory, 40 G hdd for 240
> 1.7 MHz, 1 Gig memory 80 G hdd for 260
> for 1.5 Gig memory add 20 dollars
> He warrantees the laptops for 30 days.
> There are no DVD read and write built-in drives for the Txx laptops. It's a
> CD-rw and DVD read drive.
> His contact information is novastmm at gmail.com and his name is Stanley.

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