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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:35 am 
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So i was given news by Lenovo that something great is going to be announced tomorrow on blog.lenovo.com at around 8 am Thursday EST. I think this is something that many of us diehard ThinkPadders have been waiting for.

#RetroThinkPad

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:39 am 
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Judging by the hashtag at the end of your post... you now have my full, undivided attention... :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:29 am 
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I'm all ears....

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Also, make sure we let the author know about what we feel about retro ThinkPad design, by commenting in that article after it is released. Lenovo is really listening this time.

This project is nearly 6 months in the making.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:25 am 
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lead_org wrote:
.. Lenovo is really listening this time.


Sound promising, lets hope.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:05 pm 
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Hmmmm a 4:3 or 3:2 IPS ThinkPad?
Or maybe motherboard kits?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:35 pm 
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I'd buy a 4:3 or 3:2 thinkpad as long as it could take 16gb RAM in a heartbeat. Please please please make it happen Lenovo. Don't make the "20th anniversary thinkpad". Ugh.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:29 pm 
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Lets hope ...

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Caps Lock LED?

I just happened by a big box store the other day and there was some consumer grade Lenovo (I think it was called the "Flex" and it had a caps lock LED. So, why did they take it off their workstation and business notebooks?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:37 pm 
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Little bit more than 12 hours to go before the blog goes live on blog.lenovo.com

#RetroThinkPad

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:14 pm 
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I will be absolutely thrilled if they base the design off of the T4* series or even T60. It would look like a sleeper for sure. I don't think it will be inexpensive, though, and I expect a >= $2000 price tag for the base model.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:46 pm 
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This it?
http://www.tpuser.idv.tw/wp/?p=2673

...although a T61 or T4x mobo drop-in would be the cat's pyjamas.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:14 am 
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Less than 7 hours to go, before the new ThinkPad Design Initiative is unveiled on blog.lenovo.com

#RetroThinkPad

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:54 am 
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Like I said in the other thread, I am excited to see what's unveiled here. And I'm happy to contribute in making some positive comments on this.

Hoping I will see an unit with a design heritage from the older models, but placed within the boundaries and framework of 2015's technology.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:03 am 
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3 hours to go before the #RetroThinkPad is unveiled on blog.lenovo.com

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:20 am 
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C´mon, quickly, dying with eagerness...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:45 am 
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T minus 80 minutes before #retroThinkPad article on blog.lenovo.com goes live.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:49 am 
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The true question is: Will George start buying ThinkPads again? :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:11 am 
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And voila: It is out.

This is definitely a project I will support in anyway I can, and also buy when (Rather if) it ever becomes available. 16:10 was the aspect ratio that I and some other users once deemed as the optimal compromise for a RetroPad like this. For the keyboard there isn't much to complain about, while for the details I would assume newest possible architecture and an IPS panel.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:11 am 
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http://blog.lenovo.com/en/blog/retro-th ... e-machine/

The blog is live

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:13 am 
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OK, so it's just more talk. Nothing to get excited about.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:16 am 
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I'll copy my post from there, here...


All I can say is.... YES!!

I've stuck with all my "retro" ThinkPads (no newer than the **20 series) with non-chiclet/island style, 7 row keyboards and classic, non-button-free trackpoints... just hoping to see something like this revive the classic design features which many feel are what made ThinkPad stand out from the crowd. My own list of "must haves" includes the 7-row (preferably non-island or chiclet style) keyboard, trackpoint system with at least three buttons (if not five), and a display with at least 1000 vertical pixels, IPS and FHD or higher greatly desired. Other features, like the classic rubberized finish, replaceable battery, upgradeable components, modular bays and status lights/dedicated function buttons are all also "taken for granted" items I would feel lost without on a ThinkPad.

I can guarantee I'll be in the market for a new ThinkPad if one like this is released to complement, not necessarily replace, the current ThinkPad lineup. It would be the first new ThinkPad I've bought since the T61 era.

exTPfan wrote:
OK, so it's just more talk. Nothing to get excited about.


And IF they actually do something about it this time around, you'll have nothing to complain about if you didn't give any input...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:37 am 
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Nice. Wondering that 16:10 panel options are there.

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Lenovo is still dumb enough to not give the new blog-post a proper name.
Their chosen title: ThinkPad Time Machine? really does NOT hit the spot...
Why not just call it: RetroThinkpad as was announced everywhere?

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lead_org wrote:
So i was given news by Lenovo that something great is going to be announced tomorrow on blog.lenovo.com


There is a blog, but no announcement. Looks like you received misinformation again!

I am disappointed that Lenovo seems to be considering authentically "classic" features, which rules out 3:2 because this ratio was never used on any Thinkpad.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:15 am 
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exTPfan wrote:
OK, so it's just more talk. Nothing to get excited about.


Actually, David Hill is pretty forward with the design proposals he puts on his blog and the feedback he gets (case in point removing the pesky touchpad on the UltraNav). In case you weren't aware, he headed the industrial design at IBM and continues to do design work at Lenovo.


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lead_org wrote:
So i was given news by Lenovo that something great is going to be announced tomorrow on blog.lenovo.com


There is a blog, but no announcement. Looks like you received misinformation again!

I am disappointed that Lenovo seems to be considering authentically "classic" features, which rules out 3:2 because this ratio was never used on any Thinkpad.


Actually, i got the article early. Bill Morrow actually saw the article too. So there is no misinformation. There is no point nitpicking here. The fact that this announcement was even made was a monumental step (lot of people put lot of energy into lobbying for this to happen), there is no other companies that would even want to revisit their 'classic' design.

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lead_org wrote:
There is no point nitpicking here. The fact that this announcement was even made was a monumental step (lot of people put lot of energy into lobbying for this to happen), there is no other companies that would even want to revisit their 'classic' design.


Where is the announcement?

Yes, I've read the blog and gave my initial feedback. No, I didn't see anything that would qualify as an announcement, even remotely.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:33 am 
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The concept looks like an X300 with a T420 keyboard minus the web browsing keys and a T440 touchpad. Am I the only one who still uses those web browsing keys :?:

I'm not too thrilled over the multicolored Thinkpad logo-- too fruity. If I remember correctly, it was the IBM logo that was multicolored, while Thinkpad was silver.

Two Thinklights? Really? :?

While reading the comments, one username caught my attention: HOPE of 51nb.com. :o

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I am disappointed that Lenovo seems to be considering authentically "classic" features, which rules out 3:2 because this ratio was never used on any Thinkpad.

While I haven't encountered any device with a 3:2 screen, I have to say that it looks like a good compromise between 16:10 and 4:3.

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there is no other companies that would even want to revisit their 'classic' design.

Yeah, force Apple to release a new fruity toilet seat iBook! :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:42 am 
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HOPE from 51nb.com helped me quite a bit in this blog launch. The Chinese Thinkpadders disliked the hinge style of this ThinkPad, everything else is okay. What are your thoughts?

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