Saturday, July 14, 2012
Bought Lenovo Thinkpad x220 (with core i5, tn-film display, no ips configurations where available for less than $2000), installed xubuntu. Everything works out of the box, had to tune hdd power management: hdparm -B 254 /dev/sda to extend hdd's live. Also installed hdapsd for active shock protection and tp-smapi-dkms. Really good device for work and hobby.