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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: 5
Views: 239

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: 152

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: 15
Views: 647

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: 2285

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: 1223

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: 1223

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: 2285

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: 2285

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: 92
Views: 4761

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: 92
Views: 4761

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: 92
Views: 4761

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: 46
Views: 1827

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: 4
Views: 681

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: 2285

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: 2285

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: 18
Views: 1632

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.
by Summilux
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 180528

Re: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!

Ibthink wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:28 pm
Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:21 pm
Nobody complained too much when LG did this
How come everyone complains about this with Dells XPS 13? Literally one of the biggest complaints about that machine.
Yeah, I've seen these complaints in the reviews. That's pathetic. It's just a freaking webcam. What has the world come to.
by Summilux
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Marketplace - Forum Members only
Topic: HUGE RARE VINTAGE LAPTOP COLLECTION, MOSTLY THINKPADS
Replies: 53
Views: 9176

Re: HUGE RARE VINTAGE LAPTOP COLLECTION, MOSTLY THINKPADS

Just stumbled on your thread as I rarely visit this section. Sorry to hear about your health issues and the ensuing need to sell your collection. What a difficult thing to do :(
I hope you've at least collected a good amount of money by now.
by Summilux
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 46
Views: 1827

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

That's also what I was thinking. 3D printing could reduce the number of needed moulds. Making the files open-source could also ensure an eventual maintainability - even better than today. Instead of having to hunt for parts on Internet and computers to scavenge from, just print your part at home or ...
by Summilux
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 46
Views: 1827

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

12.5 widescreen can fit a full-size keyboard (X220 anyone?). The 701C was slightly less than 10 inches wide. It looks like the X220's full-size keyboard (28,5 cm) is slightly narrower than the entire width of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (29,2 cm) - 12,3" 3:2 screen and bezels included. Maybe that c...
by Summilux
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 46
Views: 1827

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 7...
by Summilux
Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 46
Views: 1827

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

Oh yeah, pretty simple, until you get a 1/2-1/2 split (or even better - 1/3-1/3-1/3) on some fundamental issue, like... oh, screen size. Then what do you do? Someone has to drive the project and make the decisions, and no matter what they choose, a whole lot will be unhappy. The problem with T470-2...
by Summilux
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 46
Views: 1827

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

I think I have said this before: What the Lenovo Management cares about is money. So, if the fans actually manage to collect enough money (which might be a few million US-dollars, so that will be difficult enough), maybe Lenovo would take it. There is no reason for them not to, money is money, no m...
by Summilux
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 180528

Re: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP! (*LARGE PICS*)

What "efforts"? Perhaps you mean "noise" and "hype". Lenovo made this noise, it is responsible for the hype it created itself. That way, while legitimate, will probably be much longer and more painful. In case of Lenovo - the technology, the knowledge, the connections and the legal groundwork is al...
by Summilux
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 46
Views: 1827

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

It can´t be a ThinkPad without any link to Lenovo. Thinkpad in spirit, Classicpad or Classic in name, so that trademark isn't an issue. There will never be a "Community ThinkPad", because actually designing a Notebook (that works well and isn´t a pile of ruble) is way too complicated and costly wit...
by Summilux
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 46
Views: 1827

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

axur-delmeria wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:30 am
Problem is, not every place has a 3D printer, right?
For the initial printing : there are industrial 3D printing machines which use can be contracted.

For the spare part printing : there are many on-demand printing services available right now. Even more and/or better as the years pass.
by Summilux
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 180528

Re: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!

If the Surface Book or MacBook Pro had a trackpoint I would have ditched Lenovo a long time ago. This, a thousand times. Although I do care about status lights (very cheap to implement btw), latches, etc. They listened to users Lenovo should be applauded for listening and for sticking their neck ou...
by Summilux
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: T25-Retro Discussion
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 46
Views: 1827

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

Here I'm assuming that the Crowdfunded Thinkpad is a community project, without any link to Lenovo. The display will have to be bought off-the-shelf. One way to bypass the mould limitation might be to 3D print as many parts as possible. From what I understand, it is now possible to get good quality ...

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