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by Summilux
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: modern laptops with "trackpoint"
Replies: 26
Views: 9947

Re: modern laptops with "trackpoint"

I don't think anyone forced you to buy anything, unless someone was holding a gun to your head and made you buy a laptop. Its your own choice which device you buy and you chose to buy a worse device because of your own hatred. It is self-imposed suffering. I had to buy a worse device because of Len...
by Summilux
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: modern laptops with "trackpoint"
Replies: 26
Views: 9947

Re: modern laptops with "trackpoint"

I truly hope that your Dell experience works out better than mine did, but it's not sounding that promising. Cheers. It's predictably bad. But I wouldn't have been really happier with a Lenovo anyway. (Good for you if it improved your experience at work, that's certainly important. Though I suspect...
by Summilux
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: modern laptops with "trackpoint"
Replies: 26
Views: 9947

Re: modern laptops with "trackpoint"

So I've just taken hold of the Latitude 5400 which I had ordered a few days ago. Here are my fresh first impressions from unpacking it and running it for a dozen minutes. It comes with Win 10, which is annoying as heck. Microsoft is really forcing down a lot of things through your throat. Their desi...
by Summilux
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: modern laptops with "trackpoint"
Replies: 26
Views: 9947

Re: modern laptops with "trackpoint"

Okay, I've just ordered the Latitude 5400. I should receive it next week. It'll be my first Dell and I sure hope it won't suffer from the same coil whine as the XPS series :o Because of that potential issue, plus the subpar screen/keyboard/trackpoint, I took the middle range route. Had it been a Mod...
by Summilux
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: modern laptops with "trackpoint"
Replies: 26
Views: 9947

Re: modern laptops with "trackpoint"

Okay, I'm upping this thread as I'm close to biting the bullet and getting the Dell Latitude 7490 (the smaller 7390 would have suited me better, but there's no trackpoint option AFAIK). My X220 is messed up and the fan was dead for a few months before miraculously reviving tonight (but not after a "...
by Summilux
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkpad Yoga 7" version
Replies: 6
Views: 788

Re: Thinkpad Yoga 7" version

Even if it had a real trackpoint, it still wouldn't have a real keyboard...
by Summilux
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 72
Views: 15952

Re: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?

Puppy wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:08 am
Unfortunately the detachable keyboard is terrrible.
But that's exactly the point ! Since it's detachable, you don't have to put up with this disgrace of a keyboard :idea:
by Summilux
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Just a story of reliability
Replies: 5
Views: 2033

Re: Just a story of reliability

My X220 is starting to fall apart. The plastics on the frame are of really bad quality compared to my T60. Thinkpads might be monsters, but Lenovopads sure ain't.
by Summilux
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P51s won't boot up anymore
Replies: 6
Views: 2139

Re: P51s won't boot up anymore

Today I tried all those steps again and it booted up one time, sent me to bios screen to set the date and time and then ran for a minute or two and shutdown again. I again tried the reset button, it booted up again and then shutdown after 15 seconds or so. I haven't been able to get it to boot back...
by Summilux
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Microsoft with real Windows Classic for 10
Replies: 14
Views: 2931

Re: Microsoft with real Windows Classic for 10

I guess at this point your best bet is to back React OS :|
by Summilux
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords 'You shall not pass!'
Replies: 31
Views: 3325

Re: New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords 'You shall not pass!'

I agree that this is not unique to NZ. It's a trend that ALL government are doing. What's most disturbing for me is how easily the sheep, me included, have accepted less and less and less freedom and privacy every year. Shhh. It's for your own safety, citizen. Now keep your mouth shut and your head...
by Summilux
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkpad4by3's evil TP challenge.
Replies: 10
Views: 1349

Re: Thinkpad4by3's evil TP challenge.

Easy ! Look at this 6-row, island keyboard : it's not a Thinkpad 8)
by Summilux
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Microsoft Core OS is ready for circular screens
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

Re: Microsoft Core OS is ready for circular screens

Well IIRC that "Core" OS is a light Windows, so quite obviously it's aimed at the so-called "smartwatches" ; which happen to sport circular screens.
by Summilux
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio
Replies: 28
Views: 13910

Re: A decent laptop with 3:2 aspect ratio

WarhawkCZ wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:47 am
Just for sake of my curiosity, which are the cheap knock-offs?
Chuwi : http://en.chuwi.com/html/Perfect/
by Summilux
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes again
Replies: 24
Views: 8249

Re: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 explodes again

Oh shi- !
Solid state batteries can't come soon enough. And Samsung would be wise to invest billions to speed up the commercialisation of the techno.
by Summilux
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Toshiba sells its laptop business to Sharp
Replies: 22
Views: 3294

Re: Toshiba sells its laptop business to Sharp

I actually think this is just part of a Japanese trend of declining sales and innovation - Not only Fujitsu, Toshiba and Sony but Sharp themselves haven't been doing that well either with their TVs. Or Panasonic and Pioneer TVs when was the last time you saw one of those? Or Sony's phones. A lot of...
by Summilux
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Re: Panasonic's new SV-series
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Re: Panasonic's new SV-series

Thanks for the link. I see there's also a 3:2 detachable tablet model : https://panasonic.jp/cns/pc/products/xz6l/ It says the tablet has an "anti-reflection protection film". Man, I might buy that half-tablet thingy and pair it with a regular Thinkpad USB keyboard. Not sure how long the battery wou...
by Summilux
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 8033

Re: Lenovo CES 2018

That's interes-
- centered island style keyboard
kthxbye
by Summilux
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 72
Views: 15952

Re: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?

Microsoft unveils 10-inch Surface Go for 399$

Now that it's cheap enough to warrant enduring a non-matte screen, I'll prolly get one. (The resolution is fine btw)

And then maybe a Dell once they release their 3:2 models, even though their XPS series is plagued with coil whine.
by Summilux
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Thoughts on convertible laptops ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

Re: Thoughts on convertible laptops ?

Thank you for the additional inputs guys :)

The particular Yoga mentionned above is interesting and relatively cheap, but :
1) It's Lenovo-made
2) It doesn't feature a real keyboard, which will be an issue for intensive typing

So far I'm leaning towards an Asus ZenBook Flip.
by Summilux
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Thoughts on convertible laptops ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

Re: Thoughts on convertible laptops ?

Thank you for your feedbacks guys. I mentionned the tablet because she'd use it for watching movies at home, especially in her bed. That's the only use she'd have for it. She wouldn't use her table on the go, outside her home. My mother wouldn't have a need for a stylus either. Opening one's TP scre...
by Summilux
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinklight on the Lenovo K21
Replies: 6
Views: 1386

Re: Thinklight on the Lenovo K21

TPFanatic wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:36 pm
The Thinkpad line has been deliberately Macbookified! No Thinklight, no removal batteries for the X280 and Carbon, gigantic clickpads - but they can put real Thinkpad features on this.
Amen. Lenovo being Lenovo again : i.e. doing everything wrong.
by Summilux
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Thoughts on convertible laptops ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

Thoughts on convertible laptops ?

My mother is going to need a new laptop. She's mainly doing web browsing and typing, so she doesn't need anything powerful. (Keyboard isn't much of a concern to her, exit the need for a normal Thinkpad keyboard then :twisted: ). She also uses it to watch moview on Youtube when she's in her bed. For ...
by Summilux
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Toshiba sells its laptop business to Sharp
Replies: 22
Views: 3294

Toshiba sells its laptop business to Sharp

Toshiba wants to sell its laptop business and it has found a buyer. Sharp, a subsidiary of the huge ODM Foxconn, will buy the business for a comparably low price. Sharp, the buyer of the business unit and itself a subsidiary of the Taiwanese company Foxconn, pays a comparably low sum for the busine...
by Summilux
Wed May 23, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Has Lenovo finally realized the keyboard layout is so crippled (.80 series)?
Replies: 2
Views: 2620

Re: Has Lenovo finally realized the keyboard layout is so crippled (.80 series)?

Software fix of a hardware (*) problem :roll:

(*) Includes both the keyboard layout and the managers' brains.
by Summilux
Thu May 17, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo’s ThinkPad team would like to move to 3:2 right now but are having trouble finding suppliers
Replies: 19
Views: 4295

Re: Lenovo’s ThinkPad team would like to move to 3:2 right now but are having trouble finding suppliers

Meanwhile, MS announces a 50" 4K 3:2 screen for next year . https://i.imgur.com/ZsZ2BLN.png I wonder how they did this :roll: If even Lenovo has trouble finding regular 3:2 screen suppliers, there's absolutely no way MS can pull an XXL 3:2 panel out of its hat ! It must be vapourware, there's no oth...
by Summilux
Tue May 15, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Thinkpad AMD-Ryzen
Topic: New ThinkPad series : A series (A285 and A485)
Replies: 23
Views: 8562

Re: New ThinkPad series : A series (A285 and A485)

Would love to buy a Ryzen-powered Thinkpad... were it fitted with a proper screen and keyboard. Sigh.

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