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by Summilux
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Re: Panasonic's new SV-series
Replies: 2
Views: 213

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: 4731

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: 56
Views: 6051

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: 648

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: 648

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: 477

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: 648

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: 12
Views: 688

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: 1
Views: 392

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: 1686

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: 19
Views: 2753

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.
by Summilux
Sun May 06, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Laptops: Butchered in vain
Replies: 27
Views: 2119

Re: Laptops: Butchered in vain

Lenovo butchered my Thinkpads :twisted:
by Summilux
Sun May 06, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: lenovo near to being dumped
Replies: 15
Views: 1281

Re: lenovo near to being dumped

portsample wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:24 pm
Maybe Intel will pick up the brand? If Intel is going into the drone market, why not laptops?
Sadly they've just killed their smart glasses project. If they shut off their entry into a promising space, I'm afraid they'd be even less inclined to invest in the endangered laptop market.
by Summilux
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: lenovo near to being dumped
Replies: 15
Views: 1281

Re: lenovo near to being dumped

:bow: Finally my death wish will come true :twisted:
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: 19
Views: 1686

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: 19
Views: 1686

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: 56
Views: 6051

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: 1080

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: 1115

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: 1672

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: 38
Views: 4731

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: 2663

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: 2663

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: 2663

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: 2663

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: 1322

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: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 68
Views: 5736

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: 1170

Re: Spyworld Revealed: almost every Intel CPU runs MINIX

darn. I had no idea this embedded OS inside Intel CPUs could be so resourceful and resistant. That's indeed scary :eek:

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