Reading this article about the Thinkpad X62 mod.
Really interesting stuff, including battery saving tips that can be applied to any GNU/Linux laptop.
Does anyone know if the motherboard made for this machine has a whitelist that prevents using a non-intel wireless chip? I'm seriously looking at this to replace my X200 because all new laptops suck.
I meant X220, not X200. I might see what I can do about upgrading that one (i5 -> i7, 4 -> 16G RAM, a higher res display if possible?). I have but 2 complaints with the X220: 16:9 resolution (less of an issue the higher the screen res is), and terrible trackpad. I use the trackpoint and mouse buttons, and wish the trackpad could be removed entirely.
I guess a cpu upgrade is impossible because the chip is soldered to the motherboard. :(