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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
In college I picked up a Lenovo W500 laptop and well now I built my first real desktop and I dont know what to do with it.

W500 15inch
Core 2 Duo T9400 @ 2.53ghz
ATI Radeon HD 3650
4 GB DDR3
80GB 7200RPM HDD

The thing runs decently (not in comparisant to my desktop), but the battery is **** and doesnt last more than 10mins without being plugged in..

Is it worth investing any money into it? It still got a year or so left on its full warranty.. Maybe I can break it for a new one?

Just taking recommendation idk what to do with it honestly..
Edited by JMattes - 7/18/11 at 5:46pm
post #2 of 11
Fold with it

Or buy a new battery for a few dollars and sell it
post #3 of 11
If it has a warranty, why not just warranty the battery?
I'd throw a linux distro on it and get your feet wet
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Warranty doesnt cover battery.. Ill look into getting another but I dont think there cheap..

Whats fold?

and linux distro?

Dont know what you guys are talking about lol
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post #6 of 11
You could learn how to network, Such as configuring remote desktop, and creating shared folder's on desktop then accessing them with your laptop. I dunno.....


Cheer's
post #7 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Photograph View Post
Check out your thread. Killer job! Dunno if I wanted to do all that work tho. Lol alittle lazy.

Anyone wanna give me a guess on worth? Its in great condition except the wear on the battery.
post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMattes View Post
Check out your thread. Killer job! Dunno if I wanted to do all that work tho. Lol alittle lazy.

Anyone wanna give me a guess on worth? Its in great condition except the wear on the battery.
Thanks man, I still have lots of work to do to get it finished.

As for an estimate: It's likely worth around $375-425 depending on the cosmetic condition of the machine.
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post #9 of 11
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Thanks man, I still have lots of work to do to get it finished.

As for an estimate: It's likely worth around $375-425 depending on the cosmetic condition of the machine.
Cant wait to see a finished product!

Thanks for the estimate. Its in near perfect conidtion with 2 pixels out but you cant notice. No physical or cosmetic damage except a light 1/8" long scratch on the screen. Hinge has alil play wouldnt say its more than a half inch..

Dont have the rep to get on the sales forums.. any recommendation?
post #10 of 11
you can try to sell it through ebay, fb, or craigslist.
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