What does one do when one doesn’t like the current offerings from Lenovo
because they try to make you eat some Windows with all interesting models?
What does one also do when one doesn’t like other offers from “Linux-friendly”
vendors? Well, one does look over the Internet for about two months looking for
a solution until one hits oneself in the head: of course! Refurbished hardware!
In short, I got myself a X200 today, refurbished, with the docking station of
course, and I love it. I use Fedora 19 with Fluxbox on it and it’s great. Battery
life isn’t of course as legends say about the X-series, since it’s a refurb model,
but I’m not getting out anyway and if I do, I always have the docking station to rely
on. As far as I can see, this laptop has everything one needs, and everything seems
to work OOTB. Everything I’ve tested, in all honesty, that is. Maybe this will help
someone out there not waste two months looking for something that just ain’t
there anymore. And, with the risk of sounding old, they just don’t make them
like they used to. 🙂