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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 12:54 am 
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Found some pictures of 2012 ThinkPads on The Verge:

http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/15/30210 ... os#3361387

Full article:
http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/15/30210 ... e-cpus-and

Some observations:
* X230 supposed to keep the IPS option - great!
* X230 has a miniDP, X230T has a full DisplayPort.
* Dock connector still there on X - good.
* L530 has a ridiculously wide LCD bezel.
* Touchpads still have the texture.
* 4G option for X230.

I just hope for high-res display options on X230. Looks like Apple is working on Retina for MacBooks which might win me over.

Your thoughts?

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 1:55 am 
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Thunderbolt only on the T430s it seems.

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 3:09 am 
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yak wrote:
Your thoughts?

While I like higher resolution screens, the 146 pixel density on a 12.5" HD+ LCD would give me pause. I have no plans to upgrade in the near future, but you never know.

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 6:14 am 
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A refresh without much, if any, surprise, not that it's a bad thing per se. Anyway, the major difference is the upgrade from Sandy to Ivy.

Wish they could trim the thickness and weight further for the X-series though.

The new X1 Carbon sounds quite interesting though.

Cheers.

P.S. How do one utilize the Print Screen, Screen Lock and Pause keys on the new keyboard...?


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 6:57 am 
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loyukfai wrote:
How do one utilize the Print Screen, Screen Lock and Pause keys on the new keyboard...?


If it's like any previous chiclet keyboards found on Edge, etc.:

PrintScreen is between right Alt and right Ctrl.
Fn+B= break
Fn+P= pause
Fn+S= sysrq
Fn+C= ScrLK
Fn+I= insert

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 5:35 pm 
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Whoa, looks like X230 indeed gets a 1600x900 display option!

http://blog.laptopmag.com/lenovo-unveil ... hd-screens

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The new ThinkPad X230 promises to improve on this historic legacy by offering up to 24 hours of endurance, an even-lighter 3 pound chassis and an improved keyboard with optional backlight. Even better, the 300-nit screen will now be available in with an optional 1600 x 900 resolution.

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 6:08 pm 
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yak wrote:
Whoa, looks like X230 indeed gets a 1600x900 display option!

http://blog.laptopmag.com/lenovo-unveil ... hd-screens


Will it be an IPS one, though?

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 6:22 pm 
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ajkula66 wrote:
Will it be an IPS one, though?

Good question.

I remain sceptical about the high-res option, let alone about TN vs IPS.

The press release says:
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The new ThinkPad X, T, W, and L Series models include a platform of innovations that respond to key business needs. (...) For a clear and rich audio-visual experience, the laptops include Dolby audio and super-bright 300 NIT HD+ panels.

I'm affraid they meant that *some of them* get that 300 NIT HD+ screen as an option, not all of them.

Then it says:
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A road warrior’s dream weighing less than three pounds, the ThinkPad X230 laptop features a super-bright 12.5-inch, 300 nit IPS wide-viewing display.

Note that it doesn't say "HD+" here but it doesn't say "HD" either. Sigh.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 7:05 pm 
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I can't stop staring at that bezel... :?

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