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by Puppy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo says goodbye to the PC
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Lenovo says goodbye to the PC

Ibthink wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:38 pm
YY may soon leave Lenovo. His decision to invest in Motorola and the IBM Server business have proven gigantic failures
Well, it is Lenovo turn to start a damage control after such (misleading ?) statement of a Lenovo representative.
by Puppy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo says goodbye to the PC
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Lenovo says goodbye to the PC

I would say so but it indicates even more compromises and quality decline is coming anyway, quote: I am not interested in the number one or two in the classic PC market," says Group Chief Yang Yuanqing. " It has no future , we must be the number one in the new markets." He means datacenter, supercom...
by Puppy
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo says goodbye to the PC
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Lenovo says goodbye to the PC

http://www.zeit.de/digital/internet/2017-06/lenovo-thinkpad-konzern-umbau/komplettansicht (german content) The world's largest manufacturer of PCs and the iconic ThinkPads wants to focus entirely on supercomputer and data center. The radical turnaround was necessary, they said. (automatically transl...
by Puppy
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Retro ThinkPad is.. alive!(?)
Replies: 29
Views: 793

Re: Retro ThinkPad is.. alive!(?)

pianowizard wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:15 am
The vast majority of consumers are going to find the Retro Thinkpad ugly and old school.
The vast majority of consumers have no own opinion. If Lenovo pushed hard ads and other (a)social fluff about it (which won't happen, of course), they'd find it cool.
by Puppy
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1261
Views: 148319

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

not saying this is not Lenovos fault, but the key problem is that normal ThinkPads don´t target individual buyers, at all. Individual buyers are just the bonus. They target corporate. So the corporate customers specifically asked to change 7-row keyboard to 6-row one, otherwise they'll stop buying ...
by Puppy
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1261
Views: 148319

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

No one else but Lenovo can do it, because they own this brand. Exactly ! That's why there is no reasonable reason to not make the design process transparent including some essential information like screen aspect ratio. Instead of it, Lenovo still acts like a stubborn kid. Missed opportunity to be ...
by Puppy
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1261
Views: 148319

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

You think that David Hill didn´t want to tell the fans more? This project is his pet-project. Unfortunately, he is not the one who calls the shots on such things. I would expect he made the conditions clear before the project started. Otherwise I'd rather leave such lousy company instead of looking...
by Puppy
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1261
Views: 148319

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Summilux wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:31 am
Lie, lie, blatant lie. The Classic Thinkpad was supposed to undergo a very open design process, D. Hill himself told us this.
Is there any reliable (archived) source of this statement ?
by Puppy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1261
Views: 148319

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

dr_st wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:37 am
As more and more content is created with widescreens in mind
Have you noticed transition from dynamic-width web design to fixed-with one ? Most of current web sites are actually widescreen unfriendly (Amazon or this phpBB forum are few excpetions only).
by Puppy
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1261
Views: 148319

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

pianowizard wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:17 am
But now that 16:9 laptops have exceeded 1920x1080, I no longer miss 1920x1200.
The form factor still looks odd, similar to Sigma dp0 Quattro camera. Too wide without providing any benefit.
by Puppy
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo shows off an absurd laptop concept with a flexible screen
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Lenovo shows off an absurd laptop concept with a flexible screen

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/6/20/15842654/lenovo-laptop-concept-flexible-display bendable laptop with a flexible display; a built-in keyboard; and even the signature ThinkPad pointing stick, or mouse nub — whatever you want to call it. With this concept, most of the interaction woul...
by Puppy
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 206
Views: 169486

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Jun 19 - attacks in Paris and London
Jun 20 - attack in Brusel http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40349654
Jun 25 - Newcastle

The frequency is getting high ...
by Puppy
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)
Replies: 215
Views: 24014

Re: Looks like a new W7xx (edit: 17" P70, and P50 replacing W541) is coming out? (small pics)

Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (Xeon, 4K) Workstation Review
https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-Th ... 212.0.html

Display parameters:
Contrast: 881:1
Minimum brigthness: 3.8 cd/m²
99.5% sRGB
Screen flickering / PWM not detected
by Puppy
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 206
Views: 169486

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Step to another level :( Islam acts as 'license to kill' in Germany http://www.bild.de/regional/berlin/urte ... .bild.html

That's fully on topic: EU is already in danger.
by Puppy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Win10Pro, SSD hardware encryption. How do I enable it?
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Win10Pro, SSD hardware encryption. How do I enable it?

Note that all modern SSDs use hardware encryption by default with random generated stored key you don't know about. This helps to erase the drive easily just by rewriting the key by another random one. Using good old SATA HDD password feature in BIOS you can protect the key that makes overall good a...
by Puppy
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPads with SIM slots
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: ThinkPads with SIM slots

AFAIK most of T and X series have them but selected subset only is WWAN ready (have built-in antennas). You can use PSREF to get exact models.
by Puppy
Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1261
Views: 148319

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

dr_st wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:19 pm
USB has an inherently different design.
USB 3.1 SuperSpeed only is close to LAN by speed but there is serious limitation of maximum cable length compared to Ethernet. USB is still more a "bus" than "network" and has other issues like CPU utilization. So no, it can't solve it.
by Puppy
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1261
Views: 148319

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Summilux wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:30 am
or the Asus B8230UA
Terrible keyboard, especially the super-small cursor up/down keys :roll:
by Puppy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1261
Views: 148319

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

There is no replacement for LAN and never will be. Wi-Fi is unreliable and slow crap unless you're alone with your router on a desert island. It also does not work for some setups like virtual brigded network adapter.
by Puppy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1261
Views: 148319

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

dr_st wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:22 pm
I would still feel it's a unique enough model for me to want to own.
Let's wait how far from the unique it will be. Another issue for me can be insane pricing.
by Puppy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1261
Views: 148319

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

You probably meant 7-row. Yep :oops: During last two years I use desktop setup again more and more (X220 in dock with 4:3 monitor) so the Retro machine was more alike I "want" rather than "need" that. Having (low-res = low-quality) 16:9 display I'd probably skip it and build small desktop PC. There...
by Puppy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1261
Views: 148319

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

If the Retro project outcome will be just T470 (including no WQHD screen option ?) with 7-row keyboard and no other improvements like missing status LED indicators, I am wondering whom such product actually targets ? It is too far from original promise/hope for individuals who wanted classic ThinkPa...
by Puppy
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 206
Views: 169486

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Paris today. What city tomorrow ?
by Puppy
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Prototype notebook with 3:2 LCD
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Prototype notebook with 3:2 LCD

Omineca wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:38 pm
Since they're making 3:2 panels, it would be nice to see a 14" or 15" ThinkPad with one.
There must be a secret deal among big laptop vendors to not do that. The only 3:2 laptops are made by Microsoft and Huawei right now but both have terrible keyboards.
by Puppy
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Remote security exploit in all 2008+ Intel platforms
Replies: 15
Views: 641

Re: Remote security exploit in all 2008+ Intel platforms

shawross wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:07 pm
The T400 is not listed so you can assume it is not affected by the " Remote security exploit ".
It is rather too old to be verified for this bug.
by Puppy
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1261
Views: 148319

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Someone here reports that his T470p has already died three times (third replacement). Wondering whether it is just typical Lenovo beta-grade BIOS already known from P50 (first few months machines died after some specific steps with docking etc) or hardware design or quality issue :(
by Puppy
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 206
Views: 169486

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Wow. That's some serious views based on totally junk evidence. I'll leave ya to it... Sure, we have to accept it and live with that :roll: Now it is called "incident". Global Peace Index 2017 compare the result with list of the most islamic countries and you might get the answer. For some people it...

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