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    Default Laptop with native LPT e.g. Thinkpad T40

    I need a laptop with a native LPT port to run some software, I had bought a PCI LPT card but itís not working so I need to rule out the interface.

    I found this on Thinkpad wiki which lists models that have parallel, ideally a Thinkpad T40, T42, T42 or T43 series:
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    Iíve found a couple online but they have issues or are being sold as vintage, doesnít have to be a Thinkpad but I just thought these would probably be the most common models still kicking about.

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    Default Re: Laptop with native LPT e.g. Thinkpad T40

    Do you need the port to be in the laptop? Might find docking stations that add lpt capability.

    Thanks to Over Carl

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    Default Re: Laptop with native LPT e.g. Thinkpad T40

    Quote Originally Posted by Over Carl View Post
    Do you need the port to be in the laptop? Might find docking stations that add lpt capability.
    I wondered about that myself as the old Thinkpad docking stations have them but I’m not sure if this still counts as native. Also would like it to be all in one so it takes up less space if poss but that can be a plan b! I’ll search ebay for more models from the wiki link too.


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    Default Re: Laptop with native LPT e.g. Thinkpad T40

    I have a Compaq 6910 with separate docking station that has the ports on
    all the Compaq range around that model number are capable of using the same docking system

    although the 6910 has a dedicated graphix card it might be more expensive than the other lesser models

    £70 quid
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    Mine has windows 10 installed on it also

    the docking station is £8
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    Default Re: Laptop with native LPT e.g. Thinkpad T40

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey View Post
    I have a Compaq 6910 with separate docking station that has the ports on
    all the Compaq range around that model number are capable of using the same docking system

    although the 6910 has a dedicated graphix card it might be more expensive than the other lesser models

    £70 quid
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Mine has windows 10 installed on it also

    the docking station is £8
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Cheers, will add that to the list!


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    Default Re: Laptop with native LPT e.g. Thinkpad T40

    Just picked up a T40 for £35 and will try to get an IDE to mSATA adapter in there too. Cheers for the replies


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    Default Re: Laptop with native LPT e.g. Thinkpad T40

    Quote Originally Posted by evilsatan View Post
    Just picked up a T40 for £35 and will try to get an IDE to mSATA adapter in there too. Cheers for the replies
    I loved my IBM T40 back in the day. Really miss the nipple ....

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    Default Re: Laptop with native LPT e.g. Thinkpad T40

    Quote Originally Posted by JonEp View Post
    I loved my IBM T40 back in the day. Really miss the nipple ....
    Since buying my first thinkpad on here (T410) I have stuck with them, I had a T430s, T460s and now have a T480s. I was tempted by a Carbon X1 but need more IO ports and half-considered an XPS or Microsoft Surface but ended up with the T480s. Even my T410 is still going strong, my dad uses it!


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