Linux Computers

Linux runs great on new computers and classic computers. A six to ten year old computer running Linux is a great for general use. I’ve been rescuing classic computers, upgrading them, and loading Linux. I’m offering these computers as way to help people get into Linux. I purchase these computers from third parties (eBay, Letgo…), test them, upgrade components and use them. Every computer has been in my hands and is here because it works.

  1. ThinkPad T420 with i5, 8GB Ram 120GB SSD
  2. ThinkPad X230 with i5, 8GB RAM 110GB SSD

1. ThinkPad T420 14″

Specs

i5-2520M (4) @ 3.200Ghz
14″ 1366×768 display
8 GB RAM
120GB SSD
Power cord and battery included.

Condition

Used. Usual wear marks for a computer this age. All features are working. Less than usual wear on the trackpad it’s age.

History

I purchased this T420 on eBay and upgraded to an SSD and purchased a power cord. When my daughter’s newly purchased HP failed and needed to be shipped out for repair, this T420 stepped up for a month. I installed Windows 10 and she used until her computer was repaired, and she continued using it for while longer. This 2011 computer performed as well as the 2019 HP budget laptop. She loved the keyboard.

Price

$145 plus shipping. I will install a fresh distro of your choice before shipping.

2. Thinkpad X230 12.5″

Specs

i5-3320M (4) @ 3.300Ghz
12.5″ 1366×768 display
8GB RAM
110GB SSD
Power cord and battery included

Condition

Used. Usual wear marks for a computer this age. There are a few cracks the plastic case, which do not impact the usage. All features appear to be working. I love the size of the laptop and the keyboard, it’s light and portable. I’ve ordered a new Hard Drive Cover+Caddy. I don’t love the track pad, it’s not smooth. This is my first X230, I don’t know if that’s typical of the model or it’s this particular machine.

History

I purchased this X230 on eBay and upgraded to an SSD and purchased a power cord. I’ve been using it to test new distros and and doing office work at Starbucks in the morning.

Price

$145 plus shipping. I will install a fresh distro of your choice before shipping.