Thinkpads and antiX/MX
The first Thinkpad was produced in 1992 by International Business Machines – IBM. About a decade later, this part of IBM’s business was taken over by Lenovo with the transfer being completed in 2005, although the business arrangment provided for IBM to continue the sale of Thinkpads for several more years. A table of Model Numbers and their year of first appearance is in Thinkwiki. Links from the Numbers in this table provide more information for most models.
AntiX and MX-Linux Compatibility
Overall, there is a large range of Thinkpad Models with differing performance and capabilities. To further complicate issues for a prospective user, there may be several hardware options for each model. For example, a Thinkpad T420 has seven possible CPU’s, a choice of two for each of Graphics Adapter, Display, WWAN adapter and several versions of battery and local wireless. Details for some of these options are available at Thinkwiki.
Some of these hardware options result in poor, even nil, peformance for AntiX and MX, this has been discussed on the MX Forum.
The table developed by user Hierax-ca includes a few Lenovo Ideapads used by Forum members: Thinkpad compatibility Table