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=ThinkPad G series=
 
=ThinkPad G series=
 
{{NOTE|This category is not about the '''Lenovo G series''', which is part of the Lenovo 3000 Value Line.}}
 
{{NOTE|This category is not about the '''Lenovo G series''', which is part of the Lenovo 3000 Value Line.}}
The G series was developed as a very configurable budget machine line in mind, allowing for a wide variety of configurations that could be either slow and cheap, or fast and expensive. To achieve this, the G series used the desktop [[Intel Pentium 4|Pentium 4]] line, as they were mostly much cheaper than their mobile [[Intel Mobile Pentium 4|Pentium 4]] equivalent. However, the disadvantage of the desktop Pentium 4 line had to be accounted for in its design. This would result in a machine that was very thick and heavy, due to the cooling requirements needed by the desktop Pentium 4.
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The G series was developed as a budget desktop replacement machine line, which was oddly unique in a way that it used desktop processors in place of mobile processors. It also retained the floppy disk drive, unlike other ThinkPads which no longer included them internally. This excluded the A series, as it was the only ThinkPad that kept the internal floppy disk drive.
  
The G series eventually used Intel's mobile offerings, which gave them slightly better battery life. Unfortunately, it was not enough to keep the G series from being discontinued afterwards, due to the unattractive weight and size.
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However, the G series was eventually forced to use Intel's mobile processors from the G41 onward. This was due to the increasing heat dissipation of the desktop NetBurst-based processors of that era, which would have required a re-design of the heatsink, and a bigger power adapter to boot.
 
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The G series was also the last ThinkPad line-up to feature a floppy drive, an optical drive, and a hard drive altogether in one package.
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Latest revision as of 20:20, 8 October 2019

ThinkPad G series

NOTE!
This category is not about the Lenovo G series, which is part of the Lenovo 3000 Value Line.

The G series was developed as a budget desktop replacement machine line, which was oddly unique in a way that it used desktop processors in place of mobile processors. It also retained the floppy disk drive, unlike other ThinkPads which no longer included them internally. This excluded the A series, as it was the only ThinkPad that kept the internal floppy disk drive.

However, the G series was eventually forced to use Intel's mobile processors from the G41 onward. This was due to the increasing heat dissipation of the desktop NetBurst-based processors of that era, which would have required a re-design of the heatsink, and a bigger power adapter to boot.

Subcategories

This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.

Pages in category "G Series"

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