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For IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad laptop enthusiasts.
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When buying a used ThinkPad, remember to check that the BIOS is not locked with a supervisor's password.
When buying a new ThinkPad, consider taking the IPS screen option if possible, as it doesn't cost much. Not only will it have better brightness, colour, contrast and viewing angles - you will most probably more than make up the investment when selling it. Corporate bulk purchasers don't usually go for it. (Comparison video)
The only tools you need for servicing a ThinkPad are a set of small screwdrivers and a nylon spudger (for taking the screen bezel off), and possibly a pair of tweezers. A can of compressed air may be useful too, and a bottle of isopropyl alcohol and cotton buds are good for cleaning, but not on the screen.
Lenovo Photo Library (including lots of wallpapers)
IRC Channel (##ibmthinkpad on Freenode)