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by Summilux
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:04 pm
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: 12
Views: 446

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

Wow, that's an article from 2018. I'd have expected journalists to wake up to this reality, like, 10 years ago - when it was still time.
by Summilux
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:48 pm
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: 12
Views: 446

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

Here’s a suggestion: Lenovo can come up with a limited production run or something to test the waters. Maybe a special edition emphasizing the retro squarish display that is limited to 5000 devices and is sold at a premium. Oh wait... Yeah, about that... remember what happened the last time a lapto...
by Summilux
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 54
Views: 3926

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

Puppy wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:41 am
Huawei unveils Matebook X Pro laptop with a stunning truly bezel-free display
https://mspoweruser.com/huawei-unveils- ... e-display/
Touchscreen, so most probably not matte.
by Summilux
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Report: Dell is considering selling itself to VMWare
Replies: 6
Views: 470

Re: Report: Dell is considering selling itself to VMWare

Dell laptops are an obvious no go for me due to their chiclet keyboards and lack of good trackpoint, but I appreciate what they've been doing in the display department - dem thin bezels are actually useful to maximise the screen real estate. Got myself an U2417H monitor lately, good bang for the buc...
by Summilux
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Dogfish mSATA ???
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Re: Dogfish mSATA ???

Never heard about this brand. But my advice is : don't cheap out on storage devices. Buy from a proven, reliable brand.
by Summilux
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo started to make their own SSDs
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Re: Lenovo started to make their own SSDs

I don't expect anything from Lenovo anymore.
by Summilux
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo CES 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 3412

Re: Lenovo CES 2018

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:33 am
Still crappy 6-row keyboard, still crappy 16:9 screen, still no interest.
Amen :bow:
by Summilux
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!
Replies: 35
Views: 1999

Re: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!

If your best example of a "legacy feature" that people miss, and the absence of which makes the Thinkpad 25 a bad machine is "status lights", then all I can say is - enjoy living in your fantasy that someone, somewhere is going to build / crowdsource / drop out of the blue sky "the machine of your ...
by Summilux
Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!
Replies: 35
Views: 1999

Re: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!

"In the legacy sense"? What does it even mean? If all the discussions on this forum (including this very thread) taught me anything, it is that everyone defines this "legacy" differently from others... Which retains the main characteristics of classic models. Like, status lights. I think most peopl...
by Summilux
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!
Replies: 35
Views: 1999

Re: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!

Get a life. The Thinkpad 25 is a fine machine in the technical sense. The problem is its limited availability and (at this point) no plans of continuation. Life has precisely taught me that the T470-25 was a horrible machine in the legacy sense. But this has been discussed to death already on the T...
by Summilux
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!
Replies: 35
Views: 1999

Re: Anyone else ditching the Thinkpad?!

That's what I'm thinking too OP. Random Microsoft 3:2 tablet (problem is, these come with a glossy screen) + Thinkpad USB keyboard. Or ideally : crowdfunded Thinkpad alternative. If/when it comes to life. In any case, I don't want to deal with Thinkpad-trashing Lenovo ever again. The only exception ...
by Summilux
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo’s upcoming non-ThinkPad business laptop leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 1016

Re: Lenovo’s upcoming non-ThinkPad business laptop leaked

I agree with Puppy. Most people haven't been comfortable with the trackpoint. In this day and age where touching the computer screen is seen as an input, I very much doubt there are many trackpoint users left. They (we) are a dying breed. One more reason for us to go our own way and finally crowdfun...
by Summilux
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 64
Views: 3869

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

A 'real' Thinkpad Classic that all can agree on ... • the 'proper' keyboard. • a really good screen. • a chassis that doesn't have acres of space around the screen. I think that's the minimum, and although there'd be grumbling about other features (status lights, aspect ratio etc etc), this is the ...
by Summilux
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Spyworld Revealed: almost every Intel CPU runs MINIX
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: Spyworld Revealed: almost every Intel CPU runs MINIX

[censored]. I had no idea this embedded OS inside Intel CPUs could be so resourceful and resistant. That's indeed scary :eek:
by Summilux
Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Lenovo to acquire controlling stake of Fujitsu’s PC business
Replies: 0
Views: 326

Lenovo to acquire controlling stake of Fujitsu’s PC business

Stumbled upon this : Lenovo, Fujitsu, and the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) on Thursday announced plans to form a PC joint venture. Lenovo will own a 51% stake in the new venture – giving them the controlling stake of what is becoming of Fujitsu's PC business – while Fujitsu and DBJ will smaller s...
by Summilux
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: I need to vent about the 940MX
Replies: 16
Views: 1227

Re: I need to vent about the 940MX

Take solace in the fact that as a buyer, you've encouraged to release more classic-ish laptops. Because Lenovo only understands the market through sales. Thus you sacrificed your money for the greater good.

... or so goes the story pushed by a number of people. You might even have been amongst them.
by Summilux
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary
Replies: 48
Views: 3704

Re: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary

The SurfaceBook 2 keyboard is NOT a thinkpad keyboard.. Hence the enticing idea of replacing it with a Thinkpad keyboard. and the ports are lackluster and no removable battery. So no it can't replace a Thinkpad. But there hasen't been a real Thinkpad in a long time, so this would in effect be bette...
by Summilux
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Finally pictures of non-US T25-Retro keyboards
Replies: 20
Views: 1814

Re: Finally pictures of non-US T25-Retro keyboards

It is doubled, at least on Czech layout http://notebook.cz/clanky/recenze-notebook/2017/lenovo-thinkpad-t470s/p1240155.jpg The key is completely useless because [|], [\], [*], [&] are also on other keys where it is supposed to be. Lol you have keys with four characters on it ?! That's completely ne...
by Summilux
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Finally pictures of non-US T25-Retro keyboards
Replies: 20
Views: 1814

Re: Finally pictures of non-US T25-Retro keyboards

Puppy wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:08 pm
I've never understood why there is the useless [<] key between shortened left Shift and Z keys on European layouts.
Useless ? It's very useful for HTML !
by Summilux
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary
Replies: 48
Views: 3704

Re: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary

Does “some people” refer to a certain shil poster on the Reddit ThinkPad subforum? Because I’m fairly certain that is controlled opposition at this point, considering the party line copy/paste answers he has in defense of everything Lenovo does these days. Two or three of them, actually :lol: There...
by Summilux
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary
Replies: 48
Views: 3704

Re: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary

The new Microsoft Suface Book 2 width 3:2 display und 15" with a Thinkpad keyboard ... https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/17/16481628/microsoft-surface-book-2-price-release-date-specs-availability-processor Oh boy, oh boy... I just realised just how big this news is :eek: But the biggest new feature ...
by Summilux
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 7481

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

I think Lenovo did the best they could within the constraints they had ... but in the end every project is a balance of technical requirements, cost, and schedule. Lenovo did the WORST they could. Their only constraint were the penny-pinching brainless beancounters that seem to rule there. - Lots o...
by Summilux
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 7481

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

Why DID Lenovo go down the drain? A lot of people blame the IBM/Lenovo branding buy out but thinking about it, Lenovo kept the ThinkPad pride until recently, the real question is why. There are plenty of good and innovative models such as the T420 and the w700ds, and more! Even the highly praised t...
by Summilux
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 7481

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

That's beautiful ! :P
TheTorAnon12 wrote: This T25 s.hitshow just keeps getting better and better.

Did I order it? Will it ship? Will it arrive with all the parts? WHO KNOWS! Here at Lenovo we feel the journey to get the laptop is just as important as actually using the f.ucking thing.
by Summilux
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 64
Views: 3869

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

Yeah. Having the CPU soldered, okay. But the RAM and SSD should be user-replaceable.
by Summilux
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: TP25 vs. t430s-classic-keyboard-mod first impressions
Replies: 6
Views: 1630

Re: TP25 vs. t430s-classic-keyboard-mod first impressions

All in all I'm so disappointed at Lenovo. Instead of putting a lot of effort into designing a new backlit slightly thinner keyboard they could have designed a new chassis and just slap the old - still in production keyboard there. None of us fans would have cared if the system was 3mm thicker... An...
by Summilux
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary
Replies: 48
Views: 3704

Re: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary

Mechanical Thinkpad keyboards... seem like something that belongs on the P70. Actually might be pretty good. Ha ! But Cherry does make laptop-style keyboards : http://cherry.de/cid/compact_keyboards_CHERRY_KC_4000.htm?rdeLocaleAttr=en&WT.mc_id=# http://cherry.de/cid/compact_keyboards_CHERRY_KC_4020...
by Summilux
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary
Replies: 48
Views: 3704

Re: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary

It seems NMB and ALPS have stopped making keyboards altogether, what would we be left with in case we needed a supplier for the crowdfunding project ? Cherry ? :?
by Summilux
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: 51nb and other modded Thinkpads
Topic: Suggesting making keyboard converters?
Replies: 19
Views: 2149

Re: Suggesting making keyboard converters?

Your links are interesting iwait, it means the basic design is basically done. It might be enhanced with the addition of further connectors. And with a 3D-printed external chassis.

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