Reply to post: I've gone from the A21 to the T42P to the W701 to the P71 (last year)

CADs and boffins get some ThinkPad love

elDog

I've gone from the A21 to the T42P to the W701 to the P71 (last year)

My general criteria for an upgrade is a better than 2-to-1 improvement in memory, storage capacity, screen resolution, and speed. Usually I get around 3-to-1. These have all been solid machines, travel a little bit but are also remoted-into.

Every time a new model comes out it has a different keyboard layout. In my 20 years of ThnkPad usage I get accustomed to a certain fingering. The P71 layout is the most problematic and I have to keep hunding for the Delete key.

I've slowly moved all my laptops (including a bunch of R models) to Linux (Mint) with great outcomes.

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