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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Like INW3RComps on Facebook


I am moving all current listings from this site over to a publicly visible Facebook page.  I am trying to consolidate so there is not as much wasted time double and triple posting the same item to multiple sites.  This blogspot with remain for historical purposes.


Saturday, June 28, 2014


Good morning.  Trying to expand my audience a little bit by opening up a webstore on WebStore.com.  It is an auction site without listing fees, it does have embedded advertisements on the website though to make up for the lack of fees.  I will likely be listing some of my items there as well as here on this blog, E-bay, and Craigslist.  The URL for the new webstore is:


Hope to see you there.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lenovo ThinkPad T430 2.6 i5 4GB 500GB Warranty. 400.00

-Manufactured, September 2013
-Intel HD Graphics 4000
-2.60 GHz Intel Core i5-3230M Hyper-threading Dual core (4 virtual cores)
-4GB DDR3-1600MHz (16GB Max)
-5000GB HDD
-Dual Windows license, Windows 8 Pro and Windows 7 Pro
-Currently Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, factory refresh and fully updated.
-Authentic Lenovo power supply
-Current Lenovo Warranty until Nov 23, 2014



Wednesday, June 25, 2014

SOLD Lenovo ThinkPad T420 2.5 i5 4GB 128GB SSD Warranty. 450.00

-Intel HD Graphics 3000
-14.0" HD+ (1600 x 900) (230 NITS)
-2.50 GHz Intel Core i5-2520M Dual core
-4GB DDR3-1333MHz (16GB Max)
-128GB SSD
-Web Cam
-Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, factory refresh and fully updated. COA
-Factory Restore Disks
-9 Cell extended Battery
-Authentic Lenovo power supply
-Current Lenovo Warranty until April 23, 2016



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ubuntu LTS 14.04 (released 4/17/2014)

Every two years, in April, Ubuntu releases a fresh long term support distro which will be supported for 5 years.  The latest release is 14.04.  Derivative distros, such as Xubuntu, also release on the same schedule (though Xubuntu only offers 3 years of support versus 5 for the regular distro.)

I have been running Xubuntu 14.04 on my primary laptop, a loaded T61 motherboard living within a T60 chassis, since about a week before the official release.  It is running superb.  Everything is working as it was in 12.04, I just have another 3 years before I need to worry about running any major updates again.

So, how do you update your system from 12.04 to 14.04?  Well, there are a couple of ways to go about it.  I will point you to a blog post which will describe the most "pain free" method of updating your system to the latest long term support version.  Be sure you have a good Internet connection and do not need use of your system for a bit.  Follow the instructions on the linked post and enjoy your new system.  Feel free to contact me if you have any issues or concerns.

How to Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day - and a quick update

Good morning.  Just a quick update.  I have not been keeping this blog updated with new stock as well as I would have liked.  Several of the machines here are no longer in stock.  Craigslist is probably the best place to see what is currently available.

My Craigslist listings

I also am going to start to transition more into non-standard machines, top spec'd examples, and custom high-end configurations that were not available directly from the factory.

Thank you for checking up on my blog.  Let's keep these solid, well built machines running for a long time to come.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


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PayPal.  I have been considering accepting PayPal payments for a while now.  I think I am going to start accepting it as a form of payment.  I will need to add a slight cost of about 5% to cover the additional costs (only for PayPal purchases).  I will use the email address of inw3rcomps@gmail.com to accept payments this way.  For the time being this will be a case by case basis, just ask.  Eventually, I may add a payment system to this site.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

An i7 retrofit of that 10 year old laptop? Yes!

ThinkPad T4x series users will soon be able to have a 4:3 display machine sporting an Intel i7 CPU.  More to follow shortly....

Saturday, September 21, 2013

This laptop has been sold.  I do have another with slightly different specs.  Contact me if interested.

SOLD Lenovo ThinkPad T60 laptop (2007-46U) 130.00 SOLD

-14.1" 4:3 screen display.
-ATI Radeon Mobility X1300
-1.83GHz Intel® Core Duo processor T2400
-2GB Micron PC2-5300
-200GB Sata II HDD


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Day #3.

So, today is May 8.  This blog has been around for 3 days now.  Not much has changed since Sunday morning.  I do have a few more machines that will be listed near-term.  I also hope to blog about laptop care and upkeep as well as discuss various open-source software solutions, particularly using GNU/Linux as a primary operating system.  Hope to have more for you soon...