[xubuntu-users] ThinkPad E450 Laptop

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Aug 6 10:26:53 UTC 2015

On Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:52:42 +0930
Andreas Junius <andreas.junius at gmail.com>
> Hi all,
> I'm on the hunt for a new laptop. I found the Lenovo ThinkPad E450 quite 
> interesting. Did anyone install xubuntu on that model and is able to 
> share their experience? Main question: does it work? And what is your 
> experience with the mouse trackpad?

I don't have this laptop but I had an earlier, smaller model in the
same price range (a Thinkpad x121e). I can only tell you three things of

- the keyboard had an excellent touch, especially for a laptop that
  small (perhaps less impressive for the E450's size)

- the trackpad was very bad but the trackpoint (the tiny red "joystick"
  in the middle of the keyboard) is an excellent replacement, so I just
  disabled the trackpad to avoid undesired cursor moves when touching it

- beware of screen quality; the LCD display's contrast ratio on the
  x121e was really awful, to the point that it hurt my eyes after a few
  hours of use (I mean work, not watching movies); reviews for the E450
  seem to suggest that the screen isn't very good either...

These days, if I am to shop again for a laptop I definitely put
screen quality into my priority criteria. Many laptops nowadays come
with IPS technology displays which give very good contrast and viewing
angles, which is definitely important if you don't want to tire your
eyes too much.

(as a data point, I currently have a Asus Zenbook with Xubuntu
installed, though my primary work machine is a desktop computer)



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