My lappy has bitten the dust, and I’m in the market for a laptop. I’m thinking about going Thinkpad.

I only plan on this being for web browsing, text editing, coding, etc. Any gaming is done on my desktop.

What would be a good Thinkpad model? I do t mind getting an older/refurbished one. Haven’t been on the laptop market in nearly 8 years, so I don’t know what to look for anymore

  • @TheAnonymouseJoker
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    43 months ago

    ThinkPad never has had problems with Linux compatibility. You will get better (best) aftersales and better (best) third party parts availability, since it is “mainstream” and a business user brand.

    Boutique Linux laptop shops just cannot compete on that.

    • @flashgnash@lemm.ee
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      12 months ago

      I’ve actually had a few issues with Linux on my ThinkPad, have struggled endlessly with the fingerprint reader and Nvidia on Wayland is a bit of a pain still

      • @TheAnonymouseJoker
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        12 months ago

        Is the FP reader Synaptic? It has no issues. I have not yet heard of a different FP reader on ThinkPads.

        • @flashgnash@lemm.ee
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          12 months ago

          It rings a bell

          I managed to get it working on Ubuntu once and then never again

          I think I might’ve screwed it up by trying to get it working dual booted

          • @TheAnonymouseJoker
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            12 months ago

            Maybe check added repositories for needing to add a separate one, or try using YAST?