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by chx1975
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thunderbolt dock gen 2 (40AN0230EU)
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

Re: Thunderbolt dock gen 2 (40AN0230EU)

I haven't tested that in a while but my memories is that the HDMI port is the one that cuts off if you connect something to the dock not the USB C port so yes that should work.
by chx1975
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thunderbolt dock gen 2 (40AN0230EU)
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

Re: Thunderbolt dock gen 2 (40AN0230EU)

Everything docks can be found at https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/wiki/newdocks tl;dr: yeah it works but using a Thunderbolt dock with a T series laptop is a waste of money in almost all cases because of the Alpine Ridge LP chip. The difference between a 20 dollar USB C dock and a 200 dollar Thunde...
by chx1975
Fri May 03, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: T25 with Quad-Core CPU and UHD LCD Panel
Replies: 12
Views: 1701

Re: T25 with Quad-Core CPU and UHD LCD Panel

That imgur thing was put together by me when looking for hardware hackers to make me one of these FrankenPads. I would pay for the work. No need for liquid metal :)
by chx1975
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: A Full Analysis of TP 25 and its effects
Replies: 3
Views: 1337

Re: A Full Analysis of TP 25 and its effects

Regarding repair: that's Lenovo's problem, not mine. I have five year NBD ADP warranty.
by chx1975
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: a T430 with a classic keyboard and FHD IPS mod
Replies: 20
Views: 6152

Re: a T430 with a classic keyboard and FHD IPS mod

This is a fantastic mod. Are you willing to make more of this and sell them? Just asking, I am fine with the TP25. (just a small footnote: if you want to beat the TP25 in its own game you need the i7 iGP T430s because that has Thunderbolt 1. At that point, the TP25 important advantages dwindle down ...
by chx1975
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: T25 Frankenpad?
Replies: 19
Views: 6095

Re: T25 Frankenpad?

Does replacing the screen void the warranty?
by chx1975
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpad 25 First Impressions (PICS)
Replies: 9
Views: 3401

Re: Thinkpad 25 First Impressions (PICS)

Very nice review. My first impression: you need to change the TrackPoint speed! Gosh, I was so disappointed at first at the sluggish TrackPoint of my new, expensive, probably-will-spend-a-decade-with-it laptop but it turns out that was just because I kept Windows 10 and the initial speed is terrible...
by chx1975
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: T25 Keyboard raised?
Replies: 5
Views: 2074

Re: T25 Keyboard raised?

Yeah mine doesn't look uneven at all.
by chx1975
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: USB-c charging, what wattage/voltage is needed?
Replies: 17
Views: 16556

Re: USB-c charging, what wattage/voltage is needed?

It has to be able to negotiate pairs of voltage and currents - 5V, 9V, 15V, 20V Has to? Nope. Look at the Nintendo Switch forums, tons of chargers are not compatible because they do not deliver 15V. Power Delivery is a very flexible standard and the charger tells the system what it does and what it...
by chx1975
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: I need to vent about the 940MX
Replies: 16
Views: 4107

Re: I need to vent about the 940MX

I did see a post elsewhere on Reddit that the Intel GPU is connected to all of the external display ports. I don't have an USB-C display adapter but I can try the HDMI and report back. Please. This would be the news of the decade :) (just to stick to overblowing it :D ) because then yes, the whole ...
by chx1975
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: I need to vent about the 940MX
Replies: 16
Views: 4107

Re: I need to vent about the 940MX

There is not a lot of choice to go up from the T420s full HD I hold. I wish it were better but it is what it is.

Frankly if they released the eGPU w/ the 1050 Ti they teased at IFA with the Yoga 920 I would live with the rest but they didn't.
by chx1975
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: I need to vent about the 940MX
Replies: 16
Views: 4107

I need to vent about the 940MX

How incredibly stupid was to include that, really, it doesn't provide any positive value (maybe it's part of the retro feeling to include a video card which equals in performance to high end desktop cards from ten years ago?) but it does provide a lot of negative value: Heavier Hotter Needs a 65W ch...
by chx1975
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 16779

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

It did run out yesterday at first you could get to the cart and complained there later you couldn't even get to the cart https://photos.app.goo.gl/ASH7muddxiK5op892 Today it's back because they cancelled a ton of discount orders , reddit is full of it and yes , mine as well. I reordered real darn qu...
by chx1975
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Time to crowdfund the real ThinkPad: let's see how badly we want it
Replies: 73
Views: 11449

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

nitrocaster wrote:
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:34 am
Yes, 51nb can kinda make the mobo. Without HMMs. And without support. And without 3-year warranty.
And without the docking capability. And more likely than not, without Thunderbolt.
by chx1975
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 16779

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

I ordered; I am not home; I won't see it until January; I still ordered. I am stoked! Especially by theterminator93's report of the keyboard! Care to tell us whether it came with a WWAN card? Is it really single module 16GB? Finally, do you have a 45W charger at hand and could you try whether it kee...
by chx1975
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T470 Two Displayports?
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Re: T470 Two Displayports?

They've been separate for all models starting from T410 generation. Well, the dock up to T430 passthrough DP ports so the question wouldn't even arise -- things got this complicated because the Ultra is an MST hub instead of having two independent DisplayPort. If they regressed with the dock why no...
by chx1975
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T470 Two Displayports?
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

T470 Two Displayports?

Is it possible to use a USB C-to-DisplayPort adapter and the DisplayPort connector on the Pro Dock at the same time ? I called tech support and was transferred back and forth and noone knows. And no, the Ultra dock is no solution, it's an MST hub. It's painfully obvious the docking connector only ha...
by chx1975
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 270664

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

If it would be 5000 there wouldn't be a single one left by now. No way.
by chx1975
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 270664

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

The status LEDs are a nice to have. There are no "classic" status LED (Wi-Fi, BT, Drive activity etc). He means CapsLock etc. It is explained here . I am aware. What I meant is that the status LED feature is merely a nice to have. It's not something to weep over. But classic keyboard with 32GB and ...
by chx1975
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 270664

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Your URL is wrong. I am curious where you read that. Sorry, fixed one: http://www.jonashendrickx.com/2017/10/05/lenovo-retro-thinkpad/ That's wild. How does he know? And should we weep? I have a TP25 incoming, dual PackedPixels already landed in my airbnb in London where I will pick them up in thre...
by chx1975
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 270664

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Puppy wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:27 am
According this

There are only 5000 produced in total and 625 for the European market. :D
Your URL is wrong. I am curious where you read that.
by chx1975
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 270664

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

So guess your definition of an Old School ThinkPadder is the (7-row) Classic Keyboard. (OK, the legendary build quality is still in all ThinkPads!) Look at an X1. Compare. You can't exchange the hard drive, the memory, there is no docking connector. These are what makes a ThinkPad a ThinkPad. And s...
by chx1975
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 270664

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I think there is hope, but my guess would be that it all depends how many of the ThinkPad 25 will be sold. IMO this incarnation of the Thinkpad 25 is doomed to fail. Except for the nearly "classic" keyboard, what are the anniversary features? Nothing. Many of us don't need anything else , though. S...
by chx1975
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 270664

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

I had a chat with ibthink on reddit in June about how Dell has the GTX 1050 in the XPS 15 and we are going to shafted by the 940MX. (And how I am wrong because the XPS 15 is not the business modell.) At IFA https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/08/30/how-to-watch-microsofts-keynote-at-ifa...
by chx1975
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 270664

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Here's an idea -- wish they did it this time as well -- instead of guessing what price point we would accept run a crowdsourcing campaign. Talos ran one for $7000 workstations with a 3.7M goal and that was a noname company. High numbers are definitely not unheard of. Lenovo might be in for a surpris...
by chx1975
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod
Replies: 356
Views: 108094

Re: Installing classic keyboard into X230 with EC firmware mod

One thing that have left me speechless in 2015 July and any sane company would do some serious soul searching over it: the word cloud in http://blog.lenovo.com/en/blog/retro-thinkpad-survey-keyboard has "please" as one of the most frequent words. Only thinkpad and "keyboard" are larger. Notably "scr...
by chx1975
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 270664

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

It won't cost much to try swapping the keyboards, we might have a good surprise for once ? It has been stated multiple times it's a different palmrest and if you consider it carefully, it must be: a seven row keyboard out of necessity takes more space than a six row :) and also there's a different ...
by chx1975
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 270664

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

Let me put this another way: had there been a poll asking people to choose between 14" 16:9 and 12" 3:2 or even 12" 16:10, people would have preferred 12" 3:2 (or 12" 16:10), AND YOU KNOW THAT . No way. A decade ago I used to work on a Samsung Q30 aka Dell X1 and 12" is just not enough. (You people...
by chx1975
Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 270664

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

There is something to be said knowing that if your compiter just flat out dies, someone will come to fix if for free. Oh! Is that an option for Canada too? Edit: so I see. I can order someone to come and fix it for five years even screen cracks :eek: 40 cents a day. I think I can budget 40 cents a ...
by chx1975
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpadders, do NOT Rejoice, WEEP and/or DESPAIR!
Replies: 1797
Views: 270664

Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

All we then would probably need is a keyboard-cable adapter and people who like the 'regular' T470 could put on a decent keyboard as well. And 3D-print the T25 palmrest, cuz I guess they will hardly be sold separately. If that's the case, who needs a T25? That adapter might be challenging although ...

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