[talk] ThinkPad X270 ($429) -- good idea?

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Wed Sep 18 14:45:49 EDT 2019

N.J. Thomas:
> In the market for a cheap and small BSD laptop. Lenovo has the X270 on
> sale right now:
>     https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x/ThinkPad-X270/p/22TP2TX2700
> It's not fancy, but the $429 price-point is very nice.
> (They also have a netbook-sized 11" laptop called the 11e (Gen 5) which
> they market as a "student laptop" (I don't know what makes it "student"
> other than the size/price), but that's slightly more expensive ($560)
> and I don't know anyone running BSD on it, so I'll stay away from it.)
> Any reason not to get the X270? I'll only be using it to SSH and some
> light web browsing, so I don't need anything crazy powerful.

I think there's many people running BSDs on that.. check dmesgd.

I'm completely happy with all the x2?? series I've dealt with.  x230 is
my current and next laptop.  IIRC, lighter than the x240, and dirt cheap.

I do with the old x120e series with 11.4" screen was revised... I mean,
was there anything better than an x40?


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