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by lophiomys
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: ThinkPad R, A, G and Z Series
Topic: A31p - a decade later (LONG)
Replies: 178
Views: 46696

Re: A31p - a decade later (LONG)

It could serve as a bullet proof vest.
;)
by lophiomys
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!

I think T25-Retard is very appropriate.
YMMD
by lophiomys
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!

lets call it MP25 ... for MarketingPad 25 .
by lophiomys
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!

That remains to be seen, since the PWM was not present on the T470 that was tested by Notebookcheck, yet showed up its ugly face on the T25. Might be an issue for some people, but it isn´t a bug as much as it is a difference between different display panels. Some use PWM, some don´t. That is barley...
by lophiomys
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!

Sorry the review at Notebookcheck revealed that the FHD only screen has PWM flicker. They were surprised by that, yes. It may be panel-dependent? In their T470 review they did not notice PWM, and AFAIK, there are two different FHD IPS options for T470 and T25. They also mentioned that at a 1000Hz f...
by lophiomys
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!

... ==> For the first time in YEARS, thinkpads are getting BETTER ! ! ! ... Sorry the review at Notebookcheck revealed that the FHD only screen has PWM flicker. Is this your definition of "better" in 2017? Alone combining the high price of the T25 with a poor screen is a showstopper, despite the go...
by lophiomys
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!

Do you know how many IPS 1920 x 1200 panels exist between 12.2 inches and 15.4 inches in size? ZERO. There were NEVER any made. ... Do you know how many eDP IPS 16:10 2560 x 1600 panels exist between 13.4 inches and 14.9 inches in size? ZERO. There were NEVER any made. ... So this big coroporation ...
by lophiomys
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP! (*LARGE PICS*)

I would be happy to participate in crowd funding for a classic Thinkpad.

For the poorly equipped T25 I would have to consider to spend even as much as 1000,- EUR.
by lophiomys
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Probably Lenovo did not actually "decide it", most likely Lenovo have lost the ability to achieve the high demands set by long-standing Thinkpad customers and by the brand name "Thinkpad" itself. Qualified engineers missing? (They all left for 51nb?) Suppliers unwilling to deliver? (e.g. matte high ...
by lophiomys
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

... One: the industry standard is 16:9. Getting a different ratio panel is extremely hard unless it was an Xseries machine. It would not be hard, at most it would be a little bit more expensive to source a 4:3 or 3:2 high DPI IPS LCD. It has been produced in the past, is still in use in airliners A...
by lophiomys
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I'm afraid I might not have the funds available for this by next month so just wondering if there is any hope down the line. I think there is hope, but my guess would be that it all depends how many of the ThinkPad 25 will be sold. IMO this incarnation of the Thinkpad 25 is doomed to fail. Except f...
by lophiomys
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I am looking foward to see the Docking Station!
by lophiomys
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Strictly Lenovo would not have to provide Support and Warranty, because if it would be a reasonably Classic Thinkpad, I'd buy three spares right away. In addition to consider, what about the current level of quality of support and warranty by Lenovo in real life? Personally I have given up on servic...
by lophiomys
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

We ARE part of the "prosumer premium market", and we many are clearly communicating that we want a Classic Thinkpad. (cf. participants at the polls on Lenovo Blogs in the past) Besides a workable and up to date screen / format this would also include + reliability, service and repairability, which i...
by lophiomys
Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

re: "Lenovo would want to be the biggest..." That is why I am wondering, why Lenovo is neglecting the pro-sumer niche at premium prices with dedicated intent. After all Lenovo has actually bought the Thinkpad brand. Probably Lenovo lost the engineering capabilities (in hardware and software) and the...
by lophiomys
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

By keeping the prospect customers in the dark about the specifications and price of 25th. Anniversary Thinkpad, they risk to loose quite a bit of money. Good CRM looks different. Waiting for something diffuse, which the paying customer does not/cannot understand, is very bad. Remembering the last an...
by lophiomys
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo punished for SuperFish RootKit in USA
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: Lenovo punished for SuperFish RootKit in USA

Re: what to buy? I have tested a HP zBook and was not completely disappointed. Also the new Gamer-Laptops a worth some testing, from the top of my head, e.g MSI and Razer Blade My preferred method: Use a SATA-modded T43p or a T60 Frankenpad as typing machines to control a powerful Linux server in th...
by lophiomys
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo punished for SuperFish RootKit in USA
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Re: Lenovo punished for SuperFish RootKit in USA

... Also, there is no need to punish Lenovo for Superfish, 32(!) State Attorneys in the USA saw a good reason to punisch Lenovo for Superfish and the betrayal of their customers trust: i.e. "... allegations the technology company violated state consumer protection laws" ... And on top of that, Leno...
by lophiomys
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo punished for SuperFish RootKit in USA
Replies: 11
Views: 2060

Lenovo punished for SuperFish RootKit in USA

see Attorney General Announces $3.5 Million Multi-State Settlement with Lenovo over Hacker-Vulnerable Software http://nj.gov/oag/newsreleases17/pr20170905a.html on Golem.de in German: https://www.golem.de/news/adware-lenovo-zahlt-millionenstrafe-wegen-superfish-1709-129903.html ... One of the commen...
by lophiomys
Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo A275: move over Intel Management Engine, AMD DASH is here...
Replies: 25
Views: 4574

Re: Lenovo A275: move over Intel Management Engine, AMD DASH is here...

Does anyone know when Lenovo sneaked this one in: The Lenovo Limited Warranty applies only to Lenovo hardware products purchased for your own use, and does not transfer upon resale. I do not know the exact answer to your question, but I have seen similar wordings with digital pianos from Kawai. Tha...
by lophiomys
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo A275: move over Intel Management Engine, AMD DASH is here...
Replies: 25
Views: 4574

Re: Lenovo A275: move over Intel Management Engine, AMD DASH is here...

Very same thought as dr_st on XML. :x

And, yes. That life was very short lived and ended with a single and properly encrypted CDATA section.
;)
by lophiomys
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10
Replies: 72
Views: 8482

Re: And another reason to avoid Micro$haft's W10

By coincidence I just migrated one T60 T5500 from Linux Mint KDE (a LTS release from 2016)
to Manjaro 17.0 KDE and I am absolutely happy.
Manjaro 17 is fast and absolutely hassle free so far.
Its tested rolling release model gives me a good balance between quick software patches and stability.
HTH
by lophiomys
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Ibthink wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:09 am
The machine he is holding on that picture is the X1 Yoga Gen 2, not ThinkPad Retro.
Thank God, that this is not the Retro.
by lophiomys
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

From what I do observe in my work environment, - I know I am repeating myself - I think the pro-users and CEO/CTOs demonstrating the use of good Classic Thinkpads are indeed a factor. Especially if you quantify their advertising effect and good word of mouth (not existing today for Thinkpads.) In th...
by lophiomys
Sat Jun 24, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Right, IbThink. (A very rare thing that I would agree to one of your arguments.) The other way round: Especially for Lenovo - the former IBM PC/Laptop division -, it would have been easy to build such a "custom designed laptop": because they have the engineers, they have the facilities, they have th...
by lophiomys
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Pet project here - David Hill, good guy, there. The paying premium customers do not care how inefficient Lenovo is organizing their internal work process. Waiting for 10 years for a "Classic Thinkpad" with workhorse qualities and reliable support service, whilst the Customer Relationship Management ...
by lophiomys
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

While there's life, there's Hope!

(Just to phrase this proverb in an optimistic way ;)
by lophiomys
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

IMO a Thinkpad is either "classic", or it is not: From the long and proven tradition of Thinkpad classic means: + 7-row keyboard with trackpoint (non chicklet, by NMB) + 4:3 screen form factor, with high DPI and non-glare + clam shell + docking connector + ThinkLight + repairable + exchangeable batt...
by lophiomys
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: How to speed up the Retro Thinkpad Project
Replies: 36
Views: 40287

Re: How to speed up the Retro Thinkpad Project

There is a petition for the Retro Thinkpad on change.org :

https://www.change.org/p/david-hill-thinkpad-retro
by lophiomys
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 263921

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

There is no indication that there are any qualified engineers left over at Lenovo.
They all moved to 51nb working with HOPE.

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