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by lead_org
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 46
Views: 1823

Re: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it

My thinking was to actually get Lenovo design a 12 inches 3:2 machine with butterfly keyboard. We can use the same design for ULV quad core and dual core model. David was open to the suggestion, i am sure i can pitch the idea to the ThinkPad management if people are serious about it. A modern day 70...
by lead_org
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 180347

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

So the news i got 2 weeks or so ago is that the Retro project is stuck at the 16:10 screen stage. Apparently, Apple has an exclusive on IPS 16:10 screen in the 13.3 inches size. They are working with the screen supplier to see whether producing additional 16:10 screens are possible at a reasonable c...
by lead_org
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 180347

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Lenovo is working on the LCD supply issue right now. I guess we will know more next month.
by lead_org
Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 180347

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

So a little update for you all, Lenovo still working very hard on the ThinkPad Retro project. A team of Taiwanese diehard ThinkPadders will visit Lenovo Yokohama next week, and they will be briefed on all things ThinkPad (and some details on Retro). Apparently, right now the bottleneck for Retro pro...
by lead_org
Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 + dual 4k via dock
Replies: 25
Views: 60994

Re: W530 + dual 4k via dock

well, i guess when you are using the dual 4K, you are bound to the desk. So you can just switch to discrete GPU in BIOS menu, and then change back when you need it when you are using it as laptop.
by lead_org
Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: maximal resolution of internal mini hdmi port
Replies: 4
Views: 2313

Re: maximal resolution of internal mini hdmi port

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lead_org/14672900007

this is something i prepared earlier. I have two ThinkPad Yoga S1 and ThinkVision Pro2840m. As you can see, the mini HDMI port on the ThinkPad Yoga S1 can support 4k@30 hz.
by lead_org
Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:22 am
Forum: ThinkPad Yoga
Topic: maximal resolution of internal mini hdmi port
Replies: 4
Views: 2313

Re: maximal resolution of internal mini hdmi port

the mini HDMI on the ThinkPad Yoga can support UHD, but at only 30 hz.
by lead_org
Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 180347

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

From your comments I understand that Lenovo does not have the technical expertise to do create a Classic Thinkpad ready at hand. I remember, for some Chinese hobbyist engineers at 51nb.com it was possible to create a new motherboard for the T50, but the "professional" multi-million-budget company i...
by lead_org
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad W530/W540/W550 Series
Topic: W530 + dual 4k via dock
Replies: 25
Views: 60994

Re: W530 + dual 4k via dock

So i have just tested the W530 with the 2 x Lenovo ThinkVIsion UHD monitors that i got. In order to get the system to run the external UHD monitors at the native resolution and at 60 hz. You have to switch the system to Nivida Discrete mode in the BIOS setting. The Nvidia Optimus (which runs through...
by lead_org
Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:15 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 180347

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

There is quite lot of stuffs that goes into designing the ThinkPad Retro apart from the external aesthetics. If Lenovo wants to release the ThinkPad Retro in the next cycle, they have to use an existing motherboard that is already tested and certified. Otherwise, to do a new motherboard (and new scr...
by lead_org
Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 180347

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Sorry, haven't been back for a while to update you guys on the project. As far as i know, Lenovo is not abandoning the project. Three of the VP in the PC/ThinkPad business unit recently went to China and Japan (usually they don't go overseas together), and i know one of them was presenting to the CE...
by lead_org
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:22 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Any EliteBook love here?
Replies: 17
Views: 2889

Re: Any EliteBook love here?

@ajkula66,

You do not do any real work when you are on Apple products, you just stare at it and marvel at the Apple logo. So crappy keyboard is okay, since you won't be typing anything.
by lead_org
Sun Sep 13, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Any EliteBook love here?
Replies: 17
Views: 2889

Re: Any EliteBook love here?

never a fan of the elitebook keyboard. I am of a fan of Apple Macbook Air/Pro when i don't use ThinkPad. :)

Maybe i should start a thread asking whether there are any Apple fans out there.
by lead_org
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 180347

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I spoke to David and Luis about the project, they said they haven't finished analysing and doing the necessary business case behind the option variations.

Once they have anything more concrete to present, David will present the conclusive finding in a blog post.
by lead_org
Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Any love for Latitudes?
Replies: 61
Views: 6154

Re: Any love for Latitudes?

we are, but doing wiki and supporting a needed database is quite a huge job. Sometimes it is better if the Dell employees can contribute resources to support these great cause. Doing it alone isn't really that fun.
by lead_org
Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Any love for Latitudes?
Replies: 61
Views: 6154

Re: Any love for Latitudes?

asking for Dell wiki and contributors in ThinkPad forum. ;)

I think you should really commit this question to the Dell's own support forum, you will find many people there and see if Dell employees are equally committed to the idea. I am sure having more information is better than less.
by lead_org
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: COLLECTING VINTAGE THINKPADS: HOBBY, MENTAL DISORDER OR BOTH?
Replies: 34
Views: 8897

Re: COLLECTING VINTAGE THINKPADS: HOBBY, MENTAL DISORDER OR BOTH?

All in all I think collecting Thinkpads is a hobby that's friendlier to the wallet than many other hobbies. For instance enthusiast cars and car tuning. Some of my friends burn $100K on cars, while others build $20K engines in normal cars and take them to the track and sometimes blow them up. I use...
by lead_org
Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: X230 and 1080p YT videos
Replies: 5
Views: 1980

Re: X230 and 1080p YT videos

The X230 handles YouTube 1080p at 60 fps just fine.
by lead_org
Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 180347

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

4:3 screens are available, but the cost of using them is around 500 USD per panel at the time of manufacturing, and for warranty purpose Lenovo need also to keep a few in inventory. Lenovo has keep the price of the ThinkPad Retro reasonable and not make it another ThinkPad Reserve edition.
by lead_org
Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: COLLECTING VINTAGE THINKPADS: HOBBY, MENTAL DISORDER OR BOTH?
Replies: 34
Views: 8897

Re: COLLECTING VINTAGE THINKPADS: HOBBY, MENTAL DISORDER OR BOTH?

Luckily i am not burning much cash on ThinkPads anymore.
by lead_org
Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Legacy Hardware
Topic: COLLECTING VINTAGE THINKPADS: HOBBY, MENTAL DISORDER OR BOTH?
Replies: 34
Views: 8897

Re: COLLECTING VINTAGE THINKPADS: HOBBY, MENTAL DISORDER OR BOTH?

i had the ThinkPad collecting fever before, i don't know why i am attracted to ThinkPad in particular (i collected Apple laptops and Phone/iPads for a while too). I guess i am attracted to ThinkPad, because there is a clear design story behind each machine, another reason why i liked ThinkPad is the...
by lead_org
Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 180347

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Lenovo can add anything you want on the retro thinkpad, provided that enough people are interested in the same features.
by lead_org
Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:57 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 180347

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

i got a message saying the blog is released on Monday.
by lead_org
Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 180347

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

i had look at the blog that is about to be released. The result looks very interesting, in terms of what people prefer about the hinges and the logo.
by lead_org
Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:53 pm
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: 216
Views: 26460

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

http://www.anandtech.com/show/9503/lenovo-launches-new-p50-and-p70-mobile-workstations-with-first-mobile-xeon-chips Interesting design. Seems like lenovo brought back some of the older designs cues from the older thinkpads. Indicator lights (although hdd only) and badging is now what it used to be ...
by lead_org
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:06 pm
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: 216
Views: 26460

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

Most of the workstation class machines are purchased by large enterprises, and they don't really need the upgradability. They do however need reliability and dependability, since many of the workstations are used in harsh environments such as hot desert, freezing tundra and on oil rigs or exploratio...
by lead_org
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 180347

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Spoke to David briefly about the current status on the ThinkPad Retro, he said all the data has been closely looked at by the ThinkPad business unit. There will also be a new blog coming this week that should summarizes the collected data from the survey(s), and explain what Lenovo will be doing nex...
by lead_org
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:21 pm
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: 216
Views: 26460

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

The P50 doesn't need to be thick, it has two separate cooling fan, which will help to dissipate the heat faster than a single fan system.

Also, If Lenovo ever releases something like T440p and call it a P40, then it will be interesting.

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