Well, i had and have thinkpads in use and like them. Usually i got them in used but still very mint quality. Now i decided to get a new one and since i am a student i found one that actually had a competitive price that i could afford.
Then i was a bit disappointed. The display casing is open (has a gap) at the top of the casing at the edge and the backlight did shine through that gap.
So i returned that one and now i just recieved another one but that also looks almost worse than a used thinkpad. It looks as if was used, cleaned, still dirty and yet it was sold as a new device. Is this the declining thinkpad quality i heard of or is it just bad luck?
The display also does not look that solid and is kind of loose on that one. Did anyone experience that with his thinkpad? The devices were built 2011/11 and 2011/12 so they are 'state of the art'.
I am very disappointed by the lenovo quality. Since 2 devices in a row can't be a coincidence.
Any advice? Can you check your display and tell me if you see similar quality issues? I also checked some thinkpads of other students and they seem to have 'normal' quality..
I will return that one also.
I have never heard of a brand new computer that was dirty out of the box. Where are you buying these things from? Do they have the white sticker over the Lenovo tape on the box?
All of the T520's and W520s's that I have seen have been top notch build quality other than the creaky palm rest thing. Two bad ones in a row would be quite a lottery to hit. I think you might have something fishy there. Can you put photos on photobucket for us to see?