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by sanjuro
Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 vs Initial X1 Carbon
Replies: 19
Views: 8456

Re: X301 vs Initial X1 Carbon

I tried to follow but gave up after a while. Amount of useful content drops off exponentially. At this time have very little expectation but who knows.
by sanjuro
Sat Jul 16, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 LCD AFFS mod
Replies: 6
Views: 3157

Re: X301 LCD AFFS mod

You can buy it here: http://forum.51nb.com/thread-1520405-1-1.html Thank for the info but life to too busy and I haven't gotten around to modding my X301. My wife is using my X301 now so I'll have to get another one. Can't understand the Chinese at 51nb.com. It would be easiest if they start sellin...
by sanjuro
Sat May 07, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 LCD AFFS mod
Replies: 6
Views: 3157

Re: X301 LCD AFFS mod

That's pretty complete but doesn't list from whom you bought the AFFS panel. May be you can pm that info you don't want to be the agent for the panel modder in China.
by sanjuro
Sat May 07, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 LCD AFFS mod
Replies: 6
Views: 3157

X301 LCD AFFS mod

Been away from the forum for a while… so I want to ask if there is any new development in modding the display of X301. I want to get a better display that is easier on my eyes. It can be a good holdover solution at least until the retro-thinkpad becomes a reality. Thanks! I think that there are few ...
by sanjuro
Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:04 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon (X1Cx)/X1Cx-Tablet and newer
Topic: ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Replies: 79
Views: 26177

Re: ThinkPad X1 Carbon

What I like about Carbon is this 14" screen in 13" frame thing. Keyboard issues aside, screen size bothers me the most in X230. A 13" 1600x900 in there would've been perfect. This may be a beating a dead horse, but Lenovo should have kept 16:10 instead of 16:9 for LCD aspect ratios. Not the most co...
by sanjuro
Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: New article about the ThinkPad changes
Replies: 9
Views: 2089

Re: New article about the ThinkPad changes

It is possible that what David Hill writes can be appreciated by designers. As a thinkpad user, it comes across as rationalization to protect himself from his corporate masters and criticisms from unhappy users - at least those users who think that we are stuck with a (once highly regarded) product ...
by sanjuro
Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon (X1Cx)/X1Cx-Tablet and newer
Topic: ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Replies: 79
Views: 26177

Re: ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Think I will pass on X1 carbon. Quite happy with macbook air. Miss the black and selectric keyboard from X300 but MBA will do fine.
by sanjuro
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Chiclet 6-row keyboards coming to Thinkpads - your opinions?
Replies: 114
Views: 22093

Re: Chiclet 6-row keyboards coming to Thinkpads - your opinions?

it's a lost cause. going mac all the way...

most of my thinkpads are in storage or not being used
by sanjuro
Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:42 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: T430 Chicklet Keys
Replies: 112
Views: 22835

Re: T430 Chicklet Keys

Is it just me or is there something weird with the screen dimensions on that picture of the w530? Looks like the horizontal:vertical aspect ratio has increased to something like 19:6. But it's just the tilt of the screen and angle the photo was taken. But that'd be odd for Lenovo to switch only one...
by sanjuro
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: T430 Chicklet Keys
Replies: 112
Views: 22835

Re: T430 Chicklet Keys

The day they change all the Thinkpads to Chiclet Keyboards, is the day I go Apple. There is something noble about being oldschool. If Thinkpads leave the oldschool behind, then it's beginning of the end. You may think that you can "escape" by going Apple, but I would say that the beginnng of the en...
by sanjuro
Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: T430 Chicklet Keys
Replies: 112
Views: 22835

Re: T430 Chicklet Keys

Which is terrible and completely unusable for any meaningful amount of typing. :cry: I feel your pain but computing for the masses in few years will not resemble what we have today. Keyboard ergonomics will be deemphasized over time as voice dictation/commands become incorporated to mainline OS's. ...
by sanjuro
Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: OSX on a Thinkpad T400?
Replies: 12
Views: 228601

Re: OSX on a Thinkpad T400?

SmoothRunnings wrote: Whats multibeast?
It is a boot installer package for osx developed by tonymac. much easier than using usb boot drive.
by sanjuro
Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X300 - is X1 or X220 the right and worthy successor?
Replies: 11
Views: 3457

Re: X300 - is X1 or X220 the right and worthy successor?

We'll have to wait for the ivy bridge to see if the X3s make a comeback. Ivy bridge release is soon (may in 3 months) so waiting makes some sense. There is also rumors of 20th year anniversary model of thinkpad during fall 2012. It may be interesting to wait for the anniversary model and see if som...
by sanjuro
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: OSX on a Thinkpad T400?
Replies: 12
Views: 228601

Re: OSX on a Thinkpad T400?

You can try multibeast from tonymac which supports 10.7
by sanjuro
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: T430 Chicklet Keys
Replies: 112
Views: 22835

Re: T430 Chicklet Keys

As far as technical reasons, one of the potential ones I could think of would be if the overall height of the keyboard was decreased, thereby freeing up a bit of space internally under where the top row/flange would go. Not a lot, granted, but given the trend for ultra-thin notebooks I can see why ...
by sanjuro
Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: OSX on a Thinkpad T400?
Replies: 12
Views: 228601

Re: OSX on a Thinkpad T400?

You may have better luck with installation of 10.6 using multibeast with retail 10.6.

checkout http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index ... /Portables and see notes regarding T400.
by sanjuro
Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: Is there a 'best' Thinkpad for OSX?
Replies: 8
Views: 12118

Re: Is there a 'best' Thinkpad for OSX?

Not sure but you can browse the hardware compatibility list found at http://wiki.osx86project.org. You can check out the board for X60/X61, which seems to offer a decent set-up for osx86. But these don't have webcam unless you get an external USB webcam. I had a decent set up with X300 but couldn't ...
by sanjuro
Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Gaming Graphics, Battery Life on X220T vs. next generation.
Replies: 8
Views: 1660

Re: Gaming Graphics, Battery Life on X220T vs. next generation.

My dream replacement machine would have 100% better battery life than my X201T, less weight, and 1920 x 1080 screen resolution, and faster graphics. I think that you may have to wait a long time for all four to happen. With Ivy Bridge, you will definitely get faster graphics but probably at the sam...
by sanjuro
Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X220 first thoughts, not so much amazed
Replies: 10
Views: 2267

Re: X220 first thoughts, not so much amazed

I agree that X220 isn't so amazing but if you want the selectric styled keyboard with ~3lb weight, X220 is the only game. If and when the selectric keyboards are gone, then there is no reason to buy thinkpads at that point.
by sanjuro
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: New model after x220
Replies: 9
Views: 3066

Re: New model after x220

New model release will follow Ivy Bridge CPU release in April and mostly will involve CPU upgrades. May be USB3 and/or Thunderbolt. Probably no switching to double resolution LCD.
by sanjuro
Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: OS-X Questions
Topic: OSX on Thinkpad X1
Replies: 10
Views: 7284

Re: OSX on Thinkpad X1

Your problem is that there is no drivers for Intel HD graphics in X1. Thinkpads with discrete graphics - often NVIDIA's NVS graphics - have a better luck with installation of Mac Os X with fully accelerated graphics, i.e. working QE/CI at full resolution. Try googling Tonymac and insanelymac sites f...
by sanjuro
Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Release date T430S?
Replies: 18
Views: 5323

Re: Release date T430S?

It could be 2Q 2012 since some Ivy Bridge mobile processors will be released in April 2012. So it can be early as May 2012 depending on which CPU will go inside T430s.
by sanjuro
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: T430 Chicklet Keys
Replies: 112
Views: 22835

Re: T430 Chicklet Keys

prepare for the X1 keyboard to takeover. I agree that chichlet keyboard is inevitable. Lenovo is last to maintain selectric-style keyboard, but it makes their computer look dated. They are the last holdovers among big notebook builders. So they are bound to switch over completely at some point. It ...
by sanjuro
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: T 430U has anyone played w one yet?
Replies: 10
Views: 3570

Re: T 430U has anyone played w one yet?

T430u will be released 3rd quarter of 2012. It will be 5-6 month wait.

T430 may appear sooner when Intel releases Ivy Bridge cpu in 2nd quarter 2012.
by sanjuro
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: 14.1 LCD replacement options
Replies: 6
Views: 2686

Re: 14.1 LCD replacement options

I don't think that you have much of an option for 14.1" LCD replacement. Supposedly ones made by Samsung were better for T400 and T410 so I would look for one of those. Don't think you have IPS or AFFS option in 14.1". Samsung also makes nice (for TN that is) 15" panel with 1680x1050 resolution for ...
by sanjuro
Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: T 430U has anyone played w one yet?
Replies: 10
Views: 3570

Re: T 430U has anyone played w one yet?

There are some videos of T430u on youtube. The release version will have island (chiclet) styled keyboard and matte display.

Looks very much like X300/X301 except it has that thinkpad edge styled keyboard in the prototype.
by sanjuro
Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: T 430U has anyone played w one yet?
Replies: 10
Views: 3570

Re: T 430U has anyone played w one yet?

display still sucks... be willing to pay $200 extra for 1440x900 or 1680x1050 IPS display
by sanjuro
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: T430 Chicklet Keys
Replies: 112
Views: 22835

Re: T430 Chicklet Keys

It's probably inevitable that chiclet keyboard will take over both mainstream T- and X-series. Not too many PC notebook builders left with selectric-styled keyboard for notebook.
by sanjuro
Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: X301 screen mods
Replies: 28
Views: 11128

Re: X301 screen mods

There aren't too many substitutes for the 13" LCD in X300/301. Check here: http://lcdtech.no-ip.info/en/data/lcd.p ... aptops.htm

It may be interesting to see if 14" LCD from T4x0 or T4x0s but that may be difficult. Not aware of IPS or AFFS substitute for X300/301.
by sanjuro
Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:57 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Where to go from X61T
Replies: 18
Views: 4993

Re: Where to go from X61T

Ultrabook with rumored 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 resolution:

http://vr-zone.com/articles/from-idf-re ... 13689.html

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