Update: 11 years later, here are the replacements I currently use.

It’s been 3 years that I’ve been using the Lenovo x301. The ONLY issue I’ve had, is the TrackPoint caps. They don’t last that long. Or maybe 3 years is a bit long.

Anyway, I really love this laptop, and although I use both the TrackPoint and Trackpad, it’s safe to say that I use the TrackPoint most. I know, a lot of users HATE the TrackPoint, but I cannot live without it. I’ve been using Lenovo/IBM ThinkPads for almost a decade.

Last week I found these quality replacement caps on Amazon (pictured above) for only a buck. (before shipping and sadly not Prime eligible). I decided to purchase them specifically because of the reviews, and can now confirm they are good quality! Of course, you can spend a bit more and purchase the TrackPoint direct from Lenovo.


For my T60 (which I have the port replicator) I ordered the above Bluetooth wireless ThinkPad keyboard, with… you know it… a TrackPoint!

Also read: 
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— ThinkPad Laptops and Linux Guide (2024)
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