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by ssd_thinkpad
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Is there a current laptop that you are VERY excited about?
Replies: 90
Views: 11784

Re: Is there a current laptop that you are VERY excited abou

After a year I am still very excited about my T440s. If you touch it, you feel some kind of rubberized surface which is a bit similar to the old ibm models that were manufacted a decade ago and cost a fortune. The display is outstanding, as is the keyboard. It fell down multiple times, just once it ...
by ssd_thinkpad
Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s stick/touchpad not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1580

Re: T440s stick/touchpad not working

The problem is the hardware.

I wanted to have an idea what I should replace first. I already replaced the keyboard, but that was not the issue. The stick still does not work after a few seconds, and the touchpad also does not work after a few seconds of usage.
by ssd_thinkpad
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s stick/touchpad not working
Replies: 3
Views: 1580

T440s stick/touchpad not working

After booting fresh windows 8.1 my touchpad/sticks works for a half minute, then both are unresponsive.

My usb mouse always works.

I replaced my keyboard bit the problem remains.

What part should i replace?
by ssd_thinkpad
Wed May 21, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s First Impressions
Replies: 84
Views: 32378

Re: T440s First Impressions

I ordered the WWAN card and the install was very smooth. I did not buy a sim card for the internet, though. I agree one should only open this notebook with a plastic opening tool. I broke most (if not all) of the latches during multiple disassembling sessions. Without a plastic tool I wonder how one...
by ssd_thinkpad
Wed May 21, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Touchpad not working 80% of the time
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: Touchpad not working 80% of the time

Well I destroyed it when I disassembled my device mutliple times, so I will just order it from my company. I just wanted another opinion whether it is most likely the touchpad hardware itself and not a software problem or so. Thanks for your answer!!! I also use most of the time the mouse, so i am n...
by ssd_thinkpad
Wed May 21, 2014 4:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Touchpad not working 80% of the time
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Touchpad not working 80% of the time

Most of the time my touchpad is not working. When I logon, sometimes the touchpad IS working, then I can use it for like 5-10 minutes. After that the touchpad is not responding anymore. It is most likely this is because I disassembled my notebook several times. I bought a new keyboard, but I still h...
by ssd_thinkpad
Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T4x Series
Topic: Nostalgia for the good old days
Replies: 4
Views: 1812

Re: Nostalgia for the good old days

I like your story, I do have some nice memories about that time, too. Thanks to TP Fan Control I can warm my T440s at least a bit up to 48 celsius.
by ssd_thinkpad
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s First Impressions
Replies: 84
Views: 32378

Re: T440s First Impressions

The T440s FHD display uses a VA technology from my understanding. It is superior to TN like IPS. The technology is a bit different, but you may get the idea. What I like about the display is it does not flicker. The vast majority of all displays (including IPS displays) flicker. The flicker problem ...
by ssd_thinkpad
Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Torn Between The X240 & T440s: Thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

Re: Torn Between The X240 & T440s: Thoughts?

For an all in one machine I would go with the T440s. I bought a x220 before and returned it as the palm rest was too small, and the display was also too small for my uses. The 14 inch FHD display is fine as is the weight and the superior build quality.
by ssd_thinkpad
Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: 13.3 vs 12.5 multi-touch screen?
Replies: 1
Views: 1504

Re: 13.3 vs 12.5 multi-touch screen?

In general I prefer larger displays. Both my former T520 and my current T440s (which uses better display technology) have the same FHD resolution, and surprisingly I like the smaller 14 inch display more. I used the x220 for a short period of time and the display was too small for me.
by ssd_thinkpad
Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:56 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo ThinkPad buying advice please!
Replies: 48
Views: 5861

Re: Lenovo ThinkPad buying advice please!

A31 wrote:Budget: Up to ~£650
Buying time: When I have the money, but before September 2014.
At that time you will get the T440s for your budget.
by ssd_thinkpad
Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo ThinkPad buying advice please!
Replies: 48
Views: 5861

Re: Lenovo ThinkPad buying advice please!

If you buy next year you can get a nice t440s with 14 inch FHD.
by ssd_thinkpad
Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W540 Will Be A Monster!!
Replies: 10
Views: 6533

Re: W540 Will Be A Monster!!

Yes, the guys in the US live a cheap life :D In europe we pay so much more for everything. For the M4800: I would check it out in person, Lenovos never failed to surprise me on their build quality. When working on other notebooks - and that includes also the most expensive model lines - I noticed hu...
by ssd_thinkpad
Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]
Replies: 157
Views: 332066

Re: Don't throw away your T4x, The new mobo is coming![Lots PIC]

Are there good batteries out there (new) for the T40 series?
by ssd_thinkpad
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Confused about X series differences
Replies: 25
Views: 2120

Re: Confused about X series differences

pianowizard wrote:The footprint dimensions of the X1 Carbon are 331mm by 226mm (13.03" x 8.9").
The T440s has exactly the same footprint.
by ssd_thinkpad
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Help me choose - T400, T500, or W500?
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Re: Help me choose - T400, T500, or W500?

The SXGA+ Display on both T500 and W500 is very good. It is much better than the lower resolution display. Keep that in mind when buying your notebook.
by ssd_thinkpad
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Confused about X series differences
Replies: 25
Views: 2120

Re: Confused about X series differences

I have 12 GB on the only available T440s I could buy but I have no idea how I would even need more than 4GB. I always use my mouse on my thinkpad whenever possible, I am much more productive with it. FHD on the smaller 14 inch display works surprisingly well, I did not change DPI, everything looks v...
by ssd_thinkpad
Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Confused about X series differences
Replies: 25
Views: 2120

Re: Confused about X series differences

A 14 inch 16:9 display is comparable to a 12 inch 4:3 display if you mostly care about the vertical height. I meant lenovo could market the T440s also as an X440s, as a 14 inch x-series release. The x series had following characteristics: no optical drive, build to be small. If you need the smallest...
by ssd_thinkpad
Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Confused about X series differences
Replies: 25
Views: 2120

Re: Confused about X series differences

The T60 was upgreadable to a UXGA IPS display, I still use it occasionaly on the Intel GPU T60 and do like that very much. IPS does not mean it will be a good screen. A screen consists of backlight and the panel. There are lots of good panels build into the thinkpad (TN panels, but they can be very ...
by ssd_thinkpad
Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:23 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Death of the ThinkPad, an Analysis
Replies: 15
Views: 3096

Re: Death of the ThinkPad, an Analysis

My T440s has a docking connector and lenovo targets it as the premium T440 series model (FHD VA display, lightweight, mostly similar functionality: two battery system, same keyboard, expensive build).
by ssd_thinkpad
Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s First Impressions
Replies: 84
Views: 32378

Re: T440s First Impressions

It is fair to compare the x301 to a T340s with 13 inch TN lower resolution display and its docking connector removed. TN displays are usually lighter than IPS, VA displays, and the more pixels, usually the heavier are displays, too. If you like, you can compare the x301 display with the display of t...
by ssd_thinkpad
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s First Impressions
Replies: 84
Views: 32378

Re: T440s First Impressions

The x301 was the best of the best at that time, I will not argue about that. And it felt very lightweight. Was it a successful product for Lenovo? Like the (in)official competitor Macbook Air from Apple? I weighted the T440s here, because I want to provide as much information as possible. Without th...
by ssd_thinkpad
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s First Impressions
Replies: 84
Views: 32378

Re: T440s First Impressions

I weighted it without external battery1.432 kilograms which is
3.157 pounds. With M.2 hdd you could safe more than 70g I guess.
by ssd_thinkpad
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W520 vs W530
Replies: 12
Views: 6582

Re: W520 vs W530

Ibthink wrote:
I haven't figure out how to do that without pressing the activation FN button as FN+F5 (for reloading a page) - the F keys are used for sound, backlight and other thinkpad functions.
Press FN + Esc and the F-key functions will be switched. 8)
This is an amazing function. Thanks!
by ssd_thinkpad
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:37 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: David Hill returns to blog
Replies: 23
Views: 3534

Re: David Hill returns to blog

Lenovo brought back flexview displays. Having used other brands including apple, hp, sony, panasonic I very much prefer Lenovos. For me the most important thing on a computer are good input and output devices, and the new IPS models with the legendary keyboard (yes, the island style keyboard is very...
by ssd_thinkpad
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W520 vs W530
Replies: 12
Views: 6582

Re: W520 vs W530

I am currently typing on a T440s and the keyboard is not flexing at all. From my experience it is the best keyboard on a notebook, it comes second to my desktop cherry keyboard. I did use a 600 series for some time abut I do not really remember the typing experience (it was good, though). The keys a...
by ssd_thinkpad
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s First Impressions
Replies: 84
Views: 32378

Re: T440s First Impressions

I see the T440s more as an industrial notebook where they focused on the basic needs: best keyboard, best display, best battery life, sturdy, easy to service(*). * For the computer guy at the company, not the average user as the opening of the machine is not intuitive. Once you got away with the lat...
by ssd_thinkpad
Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s First Impressions
Replies: 84
Views: 32378

Re: T440s First Impressions

As it is, I feel that for better or worse the T440s is probably in my future, since it's about as good as Lenovo has done with a relatively light and more fully featured notebook, since the X301, and at some point I'm going to need the processor upgrade. I think you nailed it with this. The T440s f...
by ssd_thinkpad
Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s Power LED blinking while notebook is in use
Replies: 0
Views: 1097

T440s Power LED blinking while notebook is in use

The outer side red Th(i)nkpad LED is not blinking, it just shines. Do you have any idea why is that? It's running on battery, first battery holds 100%, the other 80%.
by ssd_thinkpad
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T440s First Impressions
Replies: 84
Views: 32378

Re: T440s First Impressions

Mikemex, thanks for your reply. The 600x was actually my first notebook! I bought it used for very cheap money, but I was very surprised about its build quality. I sold it later, but maybe it is still in use, somewhere. With inflation taking into consideration, actually a consumer today would pay fo...

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