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by Latios
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Engadget: The inside story of Lenovo's ThinkPad redesign
Replies: 23
Views: 3324

Re: Engadget: The inside story of Lenovo's ThinkPad redesign

This is a delicate moment. I'd be interested to see what they have to say on the matter and what the counted user feedback actually was. Lenovo appears to be selling it purely for the look now. On a grander scale, compared to the traditional ThinkPad style, I'd be calling this thing Dr. Frankenstein...
by Latios
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: SSD (7mm slim form) storage that is compatible with an X220
Replies: 6
Views: 2451

Re: SSD (7mm slim form) storage that is compatible with an X220

As far as I know, any SSD with a 7mm body should fit with the caddy like any normal 7mm hard drive. Just be careful with things like some of the Intel SSDs. The 520 that I put in my X220t had a 7mm body but came out of the box with a 9.5mm bracket attached. It says on the sticker that removing screw...
by Latios
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Chipped X220t overlay
Replies: 0
Views: 672

Chipped X220t overlay

I had a run in with a sharp object of the metallic kind (sparing the story now :| ) and the overlay on my X220 tablet seems to have a small chip in it, about half the size of an eraser head. It's the multi touch one and would anybody know where it would be possible to easily obtain a new overlay (or...
by Latios
Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad Edge
Topic: 2013 Edges announced
Replies: 4
Views: 2977

2013 Edges announced

http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/06/lenovo-thinkpad-edge-e431-e531-onelink-dock/ It's edge centered (lol) but I figured it should go here because it has implications for the rest of the line More important than speeds and feeds, though, the company is ushering in a redesigned trackpad, one that gets ...
by Latios
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?
Replies: 292
Views: 107362

Re: If you've ≥5 computers, do you use them all or feel guilty?

My "Mini 10" and X61t are starting to see some neglect now. Most of my time out seems to be spent on my X220t, while at home I'm glued to my desktop. I just want to start hoarding ThinkPads but there's other things I need to put my money towards first. I guess really what's holding me back from the ...
by Latios
Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Help! Need new Thinkpad
Replies: 23
Views: 2339

Re: Help! Need new Thinkpad

If you're bent on getting something new and really want the nice old keyboard, I think the T510 or T520 would work out beautifully and be on an affordable side of the playing field now. The only challenge there is hunting down one with a HD+ or above display and Intel WiFi card 8)
by Latios
Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Did you get Windows 8 on the launch day (Oct 26th)?
Replies: 21
Views: 3134

Re: Did you get Windows 8 on the launch day (Oct 26th)?

I had plans to. Wish they sold a full install digital download though. I'm just too lazy to go out and buy an OEM disc, then find an ISO to put the RTM on my X220 tablet. Might just clone my 7 install and upgrade one but I'm too lazy for that as well :roll:
by Latios
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: How to tell if X220 has IPS screen, in general?
Replies: 14
Views: 9022

Re: How to tell if X220 has IPS screen, in general?

You should be able to check the configuration on the lenovo support site by entering your model/config number as long as the suffix isn't CTO into the box there. For example, the one provided in the OP seems to be an i3, 4GB from the factory and non IPS.
by Latios
Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad X1 Helix (11.6" FHD IPS)
Replies: 90
Views: 21957

Re: ThinkPad X1 Helix (11.6" FHD IPS)

Props to them on the display(finally, now let's see it go to the rest). But there's at least an AR coating on it right?
Here's hoping it at least comes with a digitiser which the Twist sorely missed out on
Thumbs down on that trackpoint indeed. I can't imagine what they're going to do next :cry:
by Latios
Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Please NO! - first 21:9 LCD ultrabook
Replies: 32
Views: 5952

Re: Please NO! - first 21:9 LCD ultrabook

Why the heck did we abandon 4:3? The LCD industry wanting to cheap out a little(a lenovo blog cited that it was cheaper for manufacturers to cut such an aspect ratio on their lines) and the presumably the entertainment industry wanting to push it down and say that it's better for consumption, which...
by Latios
Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: 7.7" tablet with AMOLED display
Replies: 1
Views: 918

Re: 7.7" tablet with AMOLED display

Seems much akin to the Galaxy Tab 7.7(in display anyway). I guess one of the issues as the review says is brightness; AMOLED and outdoors don't exactly coin well. There was a Samsung laptop back in 2010 with an AMOLED display(albeit a transparent one). The sheer impracticality(even next to other lap...
by Latios
Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:47 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad turns 20
Replies: 9
Views: 2970

Re: ThinkPad turns 20

Right now, it seems the last bastion of TP design, beyond the color black, is that little drop of red. I think it needs a pat on the back...or the head. There was a point where Lenovo played by writing a blog post about killing off the TrackPoint. It was of course met with harsh criticism and never...
by Latios
Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: My first Thinkpad, but not my first IBM.
Replies: 5
Views: 3071

Re: My first Thinkpad, but not my first IBM.

See if you can put a QXGA Flexview in there :D
Also, I'm jealous of that Model M Spacesaver
No idea what the typewriter there is though
by Latios
Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad turns 20
Replies: 9
Views: 2970

Re: ThinkPad turns 20

I guess I can see where you guys are pointing. Lenovo seems rather hell bent on their path down this road of alienating us. I was at least expecting them to offer optional keyboards when the pictures first surfaced in April :cry: Prior to introduction of *30 series, I would've said that Lenovo has m...
by Latios
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: ThinkPad turns 20
Replies: 9
Views: 2970

ThinkPad turns 20

It is October 5th, 20 years after the ThinkPad came to fruition(and 4 years before I was born :D ). Looks like things have come a long way since then, so here's to 20 years in celebration and memory There's been a blog post with an interesting summary of ThinkPad facts written http://blog.lenovo.com...
by Latios
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo to begin making some ThinkPads in the USA
Replies: 17
Views: 2976

Re: Lenovo to begin making some ThinkPads in the USA

It does indeed seem like an odd move for where Lenovo is based, though they did have a somewhat noticeable presence in the US. Maybe it's like the Japan announcement to line up with the 20th birthday coming up in two days. Some good publicity.
How about a plant in Australia too :D
by Latios
Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Difference between T430 and L430
Replies: 1
Views: 7507

Re: Difference between T430 and L430

Outside of specs, from then on it's the "ThinkPad bits" that differ between them. The L series has been pushed into the lower end due to its lack of rollcage, lid latches and Ultrabay and if I recall correctly, different construction materials(ABS instead of CFRP). How much these really matter is fo...
by Latios
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Old timer "sandwich"
Replies: 2
Views: 2111

Re: Old timer "sandwich"

The way the base and dock can be stacked on each other is interesting. It sucks that the later iterations can't stack, especially with the slice battery and Ultrabase being around on the X220/30 and both shaped to cover the whole base of the machine. Though I imagine someone would want to try and ab...
by Latios
Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad W500/510/520 and W7x0 Series
Topic: AC adapters for W510
Replies: 3
Views: 859

Re: AC adapters for W510

As far as I'm aware, the 90w power brick will work with the W510, though you will get throttling i.e. not full speed
this is in contrast to the case of trying to use the 90w with a W520 where it won't like it at all :(
by Latios
Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: ThinkPad tablet convertible FAQs/hints/tips
Replies: 7
Views: 4164

Re: ThinkPad X220t tablet FAQs/hints/tips

Just a question. Though it applies to other X series tablets as well Is there a way for the system to disable the trackpoint when it enters tablet mode? The machine can certainly recognise it's in tablet mode. It'd be nice to have a way to have it turn off so the back of the display touching it does...
by Latios
Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: How many ThinkPads do you own?
Replies: 109
Views: 17859

Re: How many ThinkPads do you own?

Just the ones in the sig. and a T500 that keeps running away when it's around
I'm jealous of most of you guys who have a lot of the older ones, especially awesome things like the TransNote

We should all band together and construct a castle made of ThinkPads :D
by Latios
Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: T500 Sanyo battery full charge capacity drops after 3 cycles
Replies: 6
Views: 1320

Re: T500 Sanyo battery full charge capacity drops after 3 cycles

That shouldn't be happening at all. Might be worth doing a gauge reset to see. Otherwise, yeah, return it
What's the production date on it?
by Latios
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: A Little Story: My 6-Years Experience with ThinkPads...
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

Re: A Little Story: My 6-Years Experience with ThinkPads...

Seeing what pops up on eBay, ThinkPads seem to be leased for somewhere around 3 years. Bundles of X200s, T400s and T500s seem to be rolling around here in Australia at least and running in the $200-350 range. I'd assume there are companies that will continue buying business oriented machines, though...
by Latios
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: QXGA vs. UXGA - several *very large* pictures warning
Replies: 7
Views: 4872

Re: QXGA vs. UXGA - several *very large* pictures warning

ooh that's amazing.
If I ever had the chance, I'd put it next to the 15" XGA T60 to see the difference

And I think I'd have a hard time deciding. But at the end of the day the QXGA because of how awesome it'd be :o
by Latios
Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: Thinkpad T61 - then and now
Replies: 14
Views: 6642

Re: Thinkpad T61

He looks like he needs a little cleaning and straightening up of that sticker :D
by Latios
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Possible Fan Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1248

Re: Possible Fan Issues

You might want to find a way to check temperatures as well Speedfan should be able to work in addition to giving you temperatures and I'd consider it trustworthy software. If the fan has indeed failed, getting it serviced soon might be a good idea too. Even if it does seem strange to be failing so s...
by Latios
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: What are your 4 best works of art?
Replies: 5
Views: 2149

Re: What are your 4 best works of art?

Wonderful works. I wish I could draw on these two X series tablets. Alas, I can only scribble then I try to draw something :(
by Latios
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: ThinkPad X200/201/220 and X300/301 Series
Topic: Questionable Thinkpad purchased on EBay
Replies: 13
Views: 2196

Re: Questionable Thinkpad purchased on EBay

What a strange specimen :? Though the real X220 doesn't have that sort of bezel and yeah the numbers don't exist in lenovo's support or warranty databases either(with the product number not being in lenovo's form either). It's entirely possible that it's some sort of pre production or a factory flop...
by Latios
Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: wrong power supply killed my graphics=> blue screen of death
Replies: 2
Views: 2422

Re: wrong power supply killed my graphics=> blue screen of death

I thought all the lenovo power bricks were able to take 100-240v 50-60Hz in as per the label on the bottom. Unless the pins were swapped, though there should've been failsafes in place. The lenovo ThinkPad power supplies are generally supposed to be cross compatible as well with the same 20v output(...
by Latios
Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: ThinkPad SL and L Series until L420/L520
Topic: SL400 - Worst laptop ever bought
Replies: 9
Views: 19315

Re: SL400 - Worst laptop ever bought

You will be able to use the charge since it's the same yellow tip 20v. Concerning batteries, the ThinkPad Battery 41/+/++ will not be usable in the T400 or T410. It should however be usable in the NON widescreen 14" T61, T/R/W500 and T60 as per http://support.lenovo.com/en_GB/product-and-parts/detai...

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