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by Ibthink
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: have T470p; any way to fit the 7-row keyboard from Thinkpad 25??
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: have T470p; any way to fit the 7-row keyboard from Thinkpad 25??

SwissFrank wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:58 am
have T470p; any way to fit the 7-row keyboard from Thinkpad 25??
No. The ThinkPad 25 is based on the T470, which has a completely different design – its incompatible.
by Ibthink
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version 15" Workstation Laptop
Replies: 33
Views: 1235

Re: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version Workstation Laptop

Journalist tech-talk is not the kind of data I mean. I wasn't talking about "tech-talk", I was talking about page-view numbers – these are hard numbers based on what people search for online. I wonder what your definition for "failure" is. If you want, I can tell you – but not here, I think the dis...
by Ibthink
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version 15" Workstation Laptop
Replies: 33
Views: 1235

Re: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version Workstation Laptop

In other words - you don't have any real data. Sorry, but I do. Because I work as a tech journalist and I can see which topics people are most interested in when it comes to laptops. And right now, devices like the XPS 15 are one of the most popular topics. Making almost bezel-less, powerful 15.6" ...
by Ibthink
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version 15" Workstation Laptop
Replies: 33
Views: 1235

Re: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version Workstation Laptop

2011 was the year when the NEC convertible laptop came out, meaning the 360° design was probably conceived in 2010, possibly even earlier. Kudos to Lenovo for recognizing that this was a good design before it caught on, but no, it wasn't Lenovo's idea. Read more carefully then, I wasn't referring t...
by Ibthink
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version 15" Workstation Laptop
Replies: 33
Views: 1235

Re: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version Workstation Laptop

NEC is a Lenovo subsidiary since 2011, their development teams are working closely together (which is why NEC often releases ThinkPads in Japan with some small design modifications and the NEC logo - and why Lenovo released NEC products worldwide in the past). I would be very interested in which NEC...
by Ibthink
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version 15" Workstation Laptop
Replies: 33
Views: 1235

Re: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version Workstation Laptop

They don't want a "save investment", they want NO investments, to save EVERY penny they can! Sure, but thats not how it works in the real world – they need to invest money in the development, because if they stop investing, the development also stops and their sales will drop as well (even if there...
by Ibthink
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version 15" Workstation Laptop
Replies: 33
Views: 1235

Re: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version Workstation Laptop

Was there actual any market pressure, or was it just in some executive's imagination? Yes, I think so. Dell released the Precision 5510 in 2015, HP announced the ZBook Studio in 2016 – and they followed both up with successor models, even additional convertible variants this year. This certainly se...
by Ibthink
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version 15" Workstation Laptop
Replies: 33
Views: 1235

Re: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version Workstation Laptop

There is no market pressure for that. Meanwhile, Dell had the Precision 5510/5520 and HP the ZBook Studio for more than 2 years now – and Lenovo had nothing to counter them. This is the gap. :wink: Unfortunately, Dell and HP have not recognized the potential to put out a machine with a 7 row keyboar...
by Ibthink
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version 15" Workstation Laptop
Replies: 33
Views: 1235

Re: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version Workstation Laptop

Maybe there's something like an A585 (a 15.x" version of the A485) with AMD Ryzen in the making for REAL users? I don't think that is the case, when Lenovo's ThinkPad roadmap was leaked a couple of months ago, there was nothing like that in there. But Lenovo apparently does plan a new model called ...
by Ibthink
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version 15" Workstation Laptop
Replies: 33
Views: 1235

Re: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version Workstation Laptop

Of course, vanity plays a big role in selling this one. Compare its design with the ThinkPad P52 – its not really made for the same customers. But the ThinkPad P1 does go beyond vanity, because it fills a gap in Lenovo's portfolio. That is, the ThinkPad P52 is pretty heavy – compared to the smaller ...
by Ibthink
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P52 / P72 rumors?
Replies: 7
Views: 1425

Re: P52 / P72 rumors?

garbage wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:05 am
Any news about a upcoming release of the P72? I need a 17 inch workstation in the upcoming weeks and really would like to have the choice of a hexacore...
Well, there is this: https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comme ... p/e2q8si0/
by Ibthink
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 292
Views: 183063

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

@Ibthink: no, things aren't so polarized, there are no clear good and bad ones. Everyone lies on purpose, just have different goals. I disagree. There are some obvious good sources of information and some obvious bad ones – and in between both extremes is a lot of grey area. RT is an example for a ...
by Ibthink
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 292
Views: 183063

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

Russia targets Sweden to destabilize the country ahead of their elections: https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/sweden-combating-russian-electoral-interference-by-paulina-neuding-2018-06 No coincidence that the Russia Today (RT) article quotes the statements of a politician from the Sweden D...
by Ibthink
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 292
Views: 183063

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

In short, everything that happens is EU fault A statement that fundamentally ignores reality. Its not the EUs responsibility to handle immigration, nor is it is responsibility to handle radicalization. All of that is the responsibility of the individual member states. You can't blame the EU for thi...
by Ibthink
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 292
Views: 183063

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

How comes there weren't so many of them five or more years ago? Knife attacks by genuine terrorists are pretty much a sign of desperation on their part – knifes are much worse at killing people than guns or bombs. Terrorists like IS and Al-Kaida would love to repeat something like 9/11, but they si...
by Ibthink
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 292
Views: 183063

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

There seems to be an interesting statistic-backed correlation between such form of "craziness" (actually I found it completely bizzare to even name it like that) and adherents of Islam, don't you think? Maybe it is time to put it on the list of mental disorders. Similar to alcoholism, not all peopl...
by Ibthink
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: EU seems to be in danger...
Replies: 292
Views: 183063

Re: EU seems to be in danger...

coolcat37 wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:18 am
The balkanization of Europe my friends. Divide et impera.
Trying to abuse the crimes of a crazy person (because it actually was not a terrorist attack with all the information there is right now!) to justify your crude worldview – disgusting.
by Ibthink
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Which was your favorite TP numbering scheme?
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Which was your favorite TP numbering scheme?

I can't really decide if I like the IBM XTRA two-digit number scheme better or Lenovo's updated version of that with three digits. I prefer both over IBMs original numbering scheme, which is rather archaic (ironically, Lenovo uses something similar for its newer IdeaPads with IdeaPad 300, 500 and 70...
by Ibthink
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P52 / P72 rumors?
Replies: 7
Views: 1425

Re: P52 / P72 rumors?

Oh, now its available.^^ When I looked, no models were available for order.
by Ibthink
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P52 / P72 rumors?
Replies: 7
Views: 1425

Re: P52 / P72 rumors?

Maybe you accidentally looked at the P52s? The P52 is not available yet on lenovo.com: https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/t ... 2WS2WPWP52
by Ibthink
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P52 / P72 rumors?
Replies: 7
Views: 1425

Re: P52 / P72 rumors?

The P72 isn't out yet, but the ThinkPad P52 was announced not long ago: https://www.notebookcheck.net/ThinkPad- ... 564.0.html
by Ibthink
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinklight on the Lenovo K21
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Thinklight on the Lenovo K21

Icewobs wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Touchpad buttons with stripes? Think I've seen that on my 240 and a few of my older IBM-1990-era Thinkpads.
The ThinkPad 240 doesn't have a touchpad, nor do any of the other 1990s ThinkPads. The first ThinkPad with a touchpad was the ThinkPad T30.
by Ibthink
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinklight on the Lenovo K21
Replies: 6
Views: 564

Re: Thinklight on the Lenovo K21

From what I can gather, its a budget-line meant for Chinese business customers. It has those features because its cheap, as a ThinkLight costs less than a backlit keyboard and Lenovo often has touchpads with dedicated buttons on some budget-notebooks. has touchpad buttons with red stripes. Not even ...
by Ibthink
Tue May 15, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Thinkpad AMD-Ryzen
Topic: New ThinkPad series : A series (A285 and A485)
Replies: 21
Views: 3789

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

They should not even be a new series. There are historically E530 - E535, E540 - E545, E550 - E555. They are just T and X series clones and should be named as such: T485 and X285. Well, its not the first time that Lenovo does it like that. After all, the W series was – with the notable exception of...
by Ibthink
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: lenovo near to being dumped
Replies: 15
Views: 1392

Re: lenovo near to being dumped

The most likely outcome is Lenovo spinning off its un-successful Smartphone business, not bankruptcy for the whole company or an acquisition by another. Lenovo PCs make money. Lenovo Smartphones burn money. They are using the PC profits to cover their Smartphone losses. This can't go on forever. It ...
by Ibthink
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:50 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: 1897

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

Self_Propelled_Crane wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:48 am
3:2 is practically the same as 4:3 right?
No. 3:2 / 15:10 is actually closer to 16:10 than to 4:3 / 16:12.
by Ibthink
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Microsoft is putting Windows on the back burner
Replies: 15
Views: 1437

Re: Microsoft is putting Windows on the back burner

On many PCs, the Advanced Boot menu can also be accessed by pressing F11 on boot. Otherwise, it can be accessed by using a recovery/install disk or it automatically boots into this menu, if Windows doesn't boot correctly.
by Ibthink
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Microsoft is putting Windows on the back burner
Replies: 15
Views: 1437

Re: Microsoft is putting Windows on the back burner

Take, for example, trying to enter safe mode in Windows 10. You have to hard shutdown the computer during its booting stage twice then go through its automatic troubleshooting to finally get to a Safe Mode menu. This can take upwards of 5 minutes. Needlessly complicated. You can access safe-mode ve...
by Ibthink
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Microsoft is putting Windows on the back burner
Replies: 15
Views: 1437

Re: Microsoft is putting Windows on the back burner

Microsoft, as almost all companies, follows the money. Their new "Cloud & AI first" strategy has resonated with the stock market, so they are focusing on that stuff. That doesn't mean that they will stop developing Windows, they won't just drop it like Windows Mobile. Its more like "managing decline".
by Ibthink
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Is this P50 worth the price?
Replies: 9
Views: 1061

Re: Is this P50 worth the price?

Think about a W550s. It is basically the same machine, one generation older and 300$ cheaper. Having owned both the W550s and the P50, I disagree. Those are very, very different machines. The P50 is a true mobile workstation, while the W550s is a T series Ultrabook with a Quadro GPU inside. Compare...

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