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by bgx
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Thinkpad X6x Series incl. X6x Tablet
Topic: x60s: lost a memory channel!
Replies: 2
Views: 516

x60s: lost a memory channel!

Hi, I have used this x60s for 6 years, 2sd hand. It is 11 years old. Today, something weird happend. XP got a BSOD. Ok, fine, i reboot. Cannot reboot. Screen stays black and machine does not boot when i press the button: 1 seconds all the green leds turn on, then the on green light stays on but it i...
by bgx
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157354

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

non 16/9. I want to believe. please make it happen.
by bgx
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157354

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I agree that part of our criticisms during years helped make the retro thinkpad. However, they were constructive critiscisms: bring back this, that, etc. Now, i read a lot of criticism which is: the retro will fail, failed, i wont buy it, etc. Why? What does that give you? Nothing! Try to be cautiou...
by bgx
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157354

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I agree 100% with ibthink. Stop the rant. Info is nice, but what we want is real product. That will hapen only in october, we have known that for 1 year at least. All your complains is totally useless. You can have impact. Buy the product. Make it a success. Then we can hope for 7 row option on all ...
by bgx
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157354

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

the bottom line is:
do you want big plastic bezel around ur screen, or do you want actual pixels you can use for something?

I hate the T470 bezel.
with a 14.1 16:10, this would be much nicer (less bezel, more screen, everybody wins).
by bgx
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157354

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

that's of course assuming a T470 base. if they keep only a T470 mainboard but allow to change the rest,we could have other format than 16:9 - 16:10, but that would make it bigger than wanted. But they could also use a X270 mainboard, or a thinkpad 13 mainboard. thinkpad 13 board with 14.1 3:2, that'...
by bgx
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157354

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

another reason to get 16/10 instead of 16/9 is that a T470 with 16/10 would have very small bezel, while the current 16/9 in the T470 makes the bezel very big. I prefer to have pixel than hugly plastic. They cant fit 3:2 or 4:3 in a T470, or there would be big bezel on the side, which is not desirab...
by bgx
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157354

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

that's a nice post. He just confirm things, and tell us we wont be dispointed (well, some people always expecting the moon will be disapointed, but there were 0 chance to make them happy anyway). 16/10 vs 16/9. I wish I could buy 4/3 or 3/2. But i got the message: 4:3 is not going to happen. 3:2 I t...
by bgx
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157354

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

22hours 20 min till end of countdown of https://rgbthink.com/ (weird timing ending at a XX:34 minutes i think) not that long. Let us see. I am eager to see what we will have, afraid to be disapointed but hopeful also. T470 + 7row keyboard + 16/10 i preorder. if it is 16:9, i dont think i would buy it.
by bgx
Thu May 25, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157354

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

anyway, can we have any hope for non 16/9 Thinkpad LAPTOP in 2017?
by bgx
Thu May 25, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157354

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

cheaper than TP, sure
but in what is it better?

keyboard seems worse.
no trackpoint....
fabric does not seem better.
16/9.
If i wnat that, i can buy a X1C. More expansive, but seem better to me.
by bgx
Sat May 20, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157354

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

cant we fit a 16:10 14" (or 14.1") in the bezel? http://www.displaywars.com/14-inch-16x9-vs-14,1-inch-16x10 that would be more interesting, it is almost the same width, but u have more vertical space(and less wasted bezel around). 13.3" 16:10 would make a T470 machine look sily: even more bezel than...
by bgx
Fri May 19, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157354

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

https://www.51nb.com/xinwen/hangyedongtai/2017-05-12/83292.html no reaction yet? So what seems confirm is T470 base with 7row keyboard. Seems in line with what some people in the confidence shared (not much - but something like it would be based on a current design). Unclear about the screen. If it ...
by bgx
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157354

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

ever heard of:

https://panasonic.jp/cns/pc/products/sz6h/

?

12", 16:10, 1920:1200 resolution, <1kg.

which the next thinkpad classic will be around hte same lines...

who makes the panel?
by bgx
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157354

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

The same with a good trackpoint and I could be interested as a stop gap solution waiting for something to happen on the lenovo side.
by bgx
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Battery capacity charts - updated January 2017 (*PICS*)
Replies: 27
Views: 2138

Re: Battery capacity charts - updated January 2017 (*PICS*)

exactly, dont blame the thermometer (cycle 100%->7%), blame the disease :).
by bgx
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Battery capacity charts - updated January 2017 (*PICS*)
Replies: 27
Views: 2138

Re: Battery capacity charts - updated January 2017 (*PICS*)

several deep cycle: 100% -> 7%. that is actually not a problem. under 5% is a problem, but 100%-> 7% is actually good for your battery. Problem 1 is staying at 100% (most of the case) problem 2 is getting <5%. the rest is not very important. Concerning their algo, i get it, but i prefer to have the ...
by bgx
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Battery capacity charts - updated January 2017 (*PICS*)
Replies: 27
Views: 2138

Re: Battery capacity charts - updated January 2017 (*PICS*)

Concerning manufacturing vs first use: very old battery would reach 0% charge (which hurts it a lot) and stay there for a very long time (which hurts it as well I guess). But you wont get the charge level penalty of battery abused at 100%. For different manufacturer, I wonder whether some (Pana, Son...
by bgx
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Battery capacity charts - updated January 2017 (*PICS*)
Replies: 27
Views: 2138

Re: Battery capacity charts - updated January 2017 (*PICS*)

Just to clarify. I am not the chemistry PhD guy. I talked to one, and he showed me some data. He posted it on some webpage, but this is 10+ years ago, so i have to say that i totally lost the link and the data. Hopefully, shall not be so hard to find again. As i recall, the capacity loss decreased s...
by bgx
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Battery capacity charts - updated January 2017 (*PICS*)
Replies: 27
Views: 2138

Re: Battery capacity charts - updated January 2017 (*PICS*)

Something else you can see, your very old sanyo battery(per manufactured date) is not as bad the the slightly younger sanyo battery.

they follow more their first use, rather than their manufactured date. Again, that's because using it means usually keeping it at 100% most of the time.
by bgx
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Battery capacity charts - updated January 2017 (*PICS*)
Replies: 27
Views: 2138

Re: Battery capacity charts - updated January 2017 (*PICS*)

ouch yes i [censored] up the diagram. did it during a talk, so was a bit in a hurry. what i tell you come from a guy with a PhD in chemistry working on liion battery cell. It s pretty solid. And as i said, i confirmed it by following the principles and seeing what it gives. 1st year of x40 i didnt k...
by bgx
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Battery capacity charts - updated January 2017 (*PICS*)
Replies: 27
Views: 2138

Re: Battery capacity charts - updated January 2017 (*PICS*)

"It is said that battery life degrades less when stored partially charged. I suspect this is true, because the batteries (marked with *) that were out of use recently seem to be doing a little better than the others. However, it is not a night and day difference, and you should still expect them to ...
by bgx
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Battery capacity charts - updated January 2017 (*PICS*)
Replies: 27
Views: 2138

Re: Battery capacity charts - updated January 2017 (*PICS*)

You need to know that Li-ion battery discharge is very related to the temperature and charge level. at 28C and 100% charge, you would lose around 20% per year. at 80%, it would be much lower, 8% if i recall, etc. Of course, there are other rules, as less temperature = less capacity loss. Also heavy ...
by bgx
Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo announces ThinkPad T470 and other 2017 models
Replies: 68
Views: 9702

Re: Lenovo announces ThinkPad T470 and other 2017 models

Is it possible that they will show something about Retro thinkpad at CES but even you are not aware of it because they really want to keep the secret? Because to be frank, at least for the 28th annoncement, there were nothing to keep secret about (although for once, it was well kept, like the unfamo...
by bgx
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo announces ThinkPad T470 and other 2017 models
Replies: 68
Views: 9702

Re: Lenovo announces ThinkPad T470 and other 2017 models

that's sad. but thanks for not having our hope being blown up in one week. I read too much in your reddit post :). Still expecting for some nice bits on 3rd of january. Will we have to wait for October or is there a chance we get something orderable earlier? Luckily, i just ordered a fan for my x60s...
by bgx
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo announces ThinkPad T470 and other 2017 models
Replies: 68
Views: 9702

Re: Lenovo announces ThinkPad T470 and other 2017 models

We know bezel has been well reduced on the X1C 2017. It s good but does not make the X1C the ultimate laptop. the firsr batch was not really surprising. So far: USB C everywhere, TB3 on some model, backlit keyboard on TP13, but nothing else. No 16/10, no OLED, no 7 row option available in today s an...
by bgx
Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How to speed up the Retro Thinkpad Project
Replies: 32
Views: 35637

Re: How to speed up the Retro Thinkpad Project

I just had a thought on the matter. Why not start a new project like the X330, but instead of using a larger 16:9 screen, do it with a 3:2 screen. That's the number 1 item people want in the retro thinkpad. Why not do it "ourselves" (well ask ppl at nb51 to do it ;))? which screen/machine would work...
by bgx
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157354

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

They did show the thinknpad 13 and X1C OLED at CES this year while you could not buy one before much later in the year. Couldnt they do it for the TP classic too? they should have some mechanical design to show, even if not final. I wouldencourage them to do so (if the project is still alive) to mak...
by bgx
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157354

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

why not "innovate" with 21:9 aspect ratio?

even more useless 1024:439 resolution!
by bgx
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)
Replies: 1323
Views: 157354

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Well, well implemented, it could be nice. Three things could improve it: 1) physical keys transparent, with a screen below to change the functions. 2) not taking off any useful keys, ie, give in above the function keys, not instead. 3) a good OS/programs support and customizable in any way you want....

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