Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 22:55

At Saturday 10 October 2020 finally I purchased Lenovo ThinkPad that I wanted for a long time. It replaces my old laptops Asus and Acer which are already unusable for all my works especially here at Ubuntu Buzz. Now I have a decent computer to write Ubuntu articles I love here. As an avid Ubuntu user, of course I tested it immediately with 20.04 and it made me so happy everything runs faster and better. I feel it is perfect. It is a T430 from 2012 with Intel Core i5 and four GB memory and 320 GB hard disk drive plus its trademark red trackpad and everything else. I found it new by price Rp2,5 millions or roughly $169 so I think I’m lucky. I now can recommend ThinkPad to everyone especially those who want laptop to run GNU/Linux and Free Software. To share my happiness with you, below I listed details of my ThinkPad with important notes.

My Thinkpad Summary

It is dream comes true laptop to me. Its design looks cool. It works perfectly with latest Ubuntu and Kubuntu LTS. It works very well with latest Trisquel Etiona too but the wifi does not work along with the bluetooth. The display is just like what I want a fine non shining one so now I can photograph my display just fine. The important part is my ThinkPad does not have NVIDIA Geforce nor ATi Radeon which makes me very happy I feel free from troubles. It lasts for 3.5 hours according to my test at its first days which is very good for me.


  • Processor: Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Hard disk drive: 320GB
  • Video card: Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Booting firmware: UEFI and BIOS Legacy 
  • Ethernet: Intel Gigabit
  • Wifi: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205
  • MMC/SD card port: yes 
  • Bluetooth: yes
  • CDROM: DVD+-RW Ultrabay
  • USB port: 2x version 3.0, 2x version 2.0
  • VGA port: 1x 
  • PCMCIA: 1x
  • HDMI port: -
  • Battery: SANYO Lithium ion, +/- 3.5 hours
  • Charger: Lenovo 65W 20V



That's all. I wish everybody got good laptop. I wish I could deliver better works with my Thinkpad. May everybody be healthy and fine.

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