Anyone using a Thinkpad R51 1.5ghz around ? Any Feedback ?

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Anyone using a Thinkpad R51 1.5ghz around ? Any Feedback ?

Post by amo » Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:30 pm

just to talk of something else..... I'll get one on monday.

pilcrow
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your R51

Post by pilcrow » Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:08 pm

Hello Amo:

I was just reading your discussions from last summer regarding your Thinkpad R51. I just ordered one myself. It's primarily for office-related stuff, butt I will also use it to run Live.

I was wondering how your experience has been with the machine so far. Are you happy with your R51 purchase? Is it running Live OK?


Thanks,

P

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Post by amo » Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:14 pm

Hi pilcrow,

Yes I'm using my R51 with live and it runs perfectly fine. I'm very happy with that computer, just does what I expect it to do, gooood machine. I upgraded the memory to 1,5 Go though, and got the ultrabay thing to put an additionnal internal hard drive, which is a 60 Go 7200 RPM.
So far, it's really great.

Enjoy,

amo
Live 5.0.3 - IBM Thinkpad R51 1.5ghz Centrino - 1,5 Go RAM - 7200 RPM 2nd HDD intern - RME Multiface - Windows XP Pro SP2

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Post by nexus-6 » Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:52 pm

hi
i am using a thinkpad t40p and a t41p with live 4,1 and it works great,the only time i got a little problem is when i try to use reaktor 4 as a vst in live,but my plan is to have my vsts on the t40p and live on t41p and then sync them togeter,but i still need some things before i can do that

but i love my thinkpads(they are not the fastest,but they work)

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Post by pilcrow » Wed Mar 02, 2005 7:44 pm

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I've used a Thinkpad in the past for work, and I really love their build quality. I'm looking forward to trying Live on the new R51 (last time I checked the UPS tracking site, my machine was on a plane in Hong Kong...it's like waiting to have a baby or something).

I'll probably look into that harddrive upgrade, as you suggested, Amo.

Do either of you--Nexus-6 or Amo--know of any active and helpful usergroups for Thinkpad owners? I know there are lots out there, but I thought if you guys had any recommendations, I'd check them out..

Thanks again,

P

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Post by Chris Ochre » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:50 pm

http://forum.thinkpads.com/ seems quite a good thinkpad community

i've got a r40 that's just passed its first birthday which i'm very pleased with (apart from the screen, which although great resolution-wise, is a little unevenly lit and washed out compared to todays panels (my samsung 193P really puts it to shame), but they've been updated since.)

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Post by pilcrow » Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:37 pm

Thanks, Chris. That forum looks good.
I appreciate it.

P

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Post by nexus-6 » Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:06 pm

hi
i havent seen that forum,cool i will check it when i have the time,i havent tjecked for forums on the net,i just used musicxp to set my laptop up to audio,and even if my t40p and t41p isent the fastest and best it works really ok
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