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by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: THE FINAL KEYBOARD Verdict
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

Re: THE FINAL KEYBOARD Verdict

What is the function of keys left and right of space on Japanese keyboards? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Language_input_keys#Keys_for_Japanese_Keyboards has information. But not enough. To convert or not to convert that is the Q. And I've always used Enter key for non-convert (choose the one selec...
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Which model had a dim TLight, vertical USB port on the right side...
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: Which model had a dim TLight, vertical USB port on the right side...

Thanks for the replies, I cannot recall the colour - only that it was dim. Obviously it wasn't so white when seen reflected off the keyboard, but the LED itself could have been white. So the model could have been T400 or T/R61 all with Vista. Thanks!
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Whether T420 at above AUD$100 is valuable 7 yrs on?
Replies: 22
Views: 1135

Re: Whether T420 at above AUD$100 is valuable 7 yrs on?

How expensive is shipping to Australia? I bought T400 lid from USA to Europe and the shipping cost around 20$. I recommend T420s though it runs hot as it can be upgraded to FHD. Now that I switched to Intel only it runs cooler than nVidia only - haven't bothered with Bumblebee - the 420s is my Linu...
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: The Secret for ThinkPad’s Success
Replies: 0
Views: 460

The Secret for ThinkPad’s Success

Is IBM TP successful because it was for businessmen and IBM was a successful, profitable, long-living business with Watson and Think as key terms? Yes. Do all would-be business people like TP? Mostly. Noah Glass of Twitter did have the entire Twitter ‘on his IBM laptop’ according to Nick Bilton in H...
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Toshiba sells its laptop business to Sharp
Replies: 22
Views: 1728

Re: Toshiba sells its laptop business to Sharp

Webarchive is kept secreted indeed. I used to wonder why images stopped displaying at times. Thank you!
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Pictures of your ThinkPad & desk setup
Topic: a T430 with a classic keyboard and FHD IPS mod
Replies: 20
Views: 2589

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

Yes, a nice mod which is unfortunately not easy in AU...
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkpad / Device for College
Replies: 22
Views: 2733

Re: Thinkpad / Device for College

X220 make sense if you strongly prefer the 7-row keyboard layout only. Note that Windows 10 are not supported by Intel on X220 CPU/GPU generation (X230 is the oldest supported generation), you'll get Microsoft generic drivers only. I tried the Windows 10 upgrade on X220 right before the free offer ...
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Thinkpad / Device for College
Replies: 22
Views: 2733

Re: Thinkpad / Device for College

The question, then, is Yoga 260, X1 Yoga, or X220 / X1 Carbon, it seems. X220 make sense if you strongly prefer the 7-row keyboard layout only. Note that Windows 10 are not supported by Intel on X220 CPU/GPU generation (X230 is the oldest supported generation), you'll get Microsoft generic drivers ...
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads
Replies: 35
Views: 4416

Re: Original List Prices of IBM (and some Lenovo) era ThinkPads

What did you guys really learn? That laptops got more expensive for the same specs?
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: T480s keyboards reported to have cheap plastic feel
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

Re: T480s keyboards reported to have cheap plastic feel

Get Let's Note from Panasonic - it's 80% Mg!
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Help! My T420 is breaking keyboards.
Replies: 8
Views: 1511

Re: Help! My T420 is breaking keyboards.

Lovely, one more reason why T420 and old stuff are BAD for new users.
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: THE FINAL KEYBOARD Verdict
Replies: 9
Views: 1004

Re: THE FINAL KEYBOARD Verdict

https://www.google.com/search?q=%E7%8B%AC%E8%87%AA%E3%81%AE%E3%83%AA%E3%83%BC%E3%83%95%E5%9E%8B%E6%A7%8B%E9%80%A0%E3%81%AE%E3%82%AD%E3%83%BC%E3%83%9C%E3%83%BC%E3%83%89&client=firefox-b&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjO_YiO_P3cAhWbdd4KHY0vAAcQ_AUICigB&biw=1366&bih=670#imgrc=4Jqd6D-NTgIN_M: Thos...
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: I wonder which is toughest... TP, Let's Note, or Sony VAIO
Replies: 3
Views: 616

I wonder which is toughest... TP, Let's Note, or Sony VAIO

A while back I saw YT vids of Toshiba's factory/testing lab (they unlisted the lab ones soon after) where all the equipment was shown - including one where motherboards are heated and checked for circuit cracks. But as for hinge testing and all that, Panasonic hasn't shown us much. Sony did show som...
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Toshiba sells its laptop business to Sharp
Replies: 22
Views: 1728

Re: Toshiba sells its laptop business to Sharp

RIP Fujitsu, Toshiba, Sony VAIO PCs... And Lenovo still dominates... Kaching, I will write about why Lenovo can succeed when it's NOT a Legend and not New. I wonder which is toughest...
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Toshiba sells its laptop business to Sharp
Replies: 22
Views: 1728

Re: Toshiba sells its laptop business to Sharp

If anybody (perish the thought) should be in need of such a disreputable repair manual, go to the above link, (read that well-written blog), then page down to the very end, to Peter 's comment. Found that comment shortly after my last post, currently hoarding the PDFs. There's quite a lot of them. ...
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Toshiba sells its laptop business to Sharp
Replies: 22
Views: 1728

Re: Toshiba sells its laptop business to Sharp

I liked one 12" Portege 4:3 12" model that boss had at the place I worked. The Satellites are my 2nd most hated laptop line after the Macbooks. Really hated when friends asked me to repair them. Agreed - and my favourites? Sony VAIO and TP. As well as Let's Note, FMV, NEC LAVIE, and plenty of JP br...
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: A Full Analysis of TP 25 and its effects
Replies: 3
Views: 565

A Full Analysis of TP 25 and its effects

The mechanism as I see it is: TP Fans gave input to create TP 25, Lenovo released the cool PC as an 'epitome' of 25 years, and I was lulled into a false sense of 'maybe newer TPs are pretty boring after all' and 'traditional KBs look way easier and familiar to type on'. For the newer generation of f...
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Whether T420 at above AUD$100 is valuable 7 yrs on?
Replies: 22
Views: 1135

Re: Whether T420 at above AUD$100 is valuable 7 yrs on?

Yeah, well - I see but it happens that all the sellers here in AU want a far higher price than even $170 USD. So it's kind of pointless to haggle with them. I'm still thinking about T420. I prefer more efficient machines - usually I'll have a few old and a few new machines around, and I always pick ...
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Whether T420 at above AUD$100 is valuable 7 yrs on?
Replies: 22
Views: 1135

Re: Whether T420 at above AUD$100 is valuable 7 yrs on?

Truly, regarding haggling prices, time is the fundamental issue. If no one else offers prices higher than yours, and the seller decides to comply, then you've won. If not, forget 2nd hand! Truly Lenovo should sell more TP 25 KBs. Or not. Or just be finished with this brand. This brand was only good ...
by Yukikaze
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Whether T420 at above AUD$100 is valuable 7 yrs on?
Replies: 22
Views: 1135

Re: Whether T420 at above AUD$100 is valuable 7 yrs on?

Hmm, both T420 and 30 have already been discharged from corporate use - maybe around 2016? so they're really hard to come by in AU. Additionally, I'm not going to buy off eBay - the only site we have here. Gumtree has a few - T420 is what I'm looking at right now, but the seller needs some persuadi...
by Yukikaze
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: Whether T420 at above AUD$100 is valuable 7 yrs on?
Replies: 22
Views: 1135

Re: Whether T420 at above AUD$100 is valuable 7 yrs on?

Hmm, both T420 and 30 have already been discharged from corporate use - maybe around 2016? so they're really hard to come by in AU. Additionally, I'm not going to buy off eBay - the only site we have here. Gumtree has a few - T420 is what I'm looking at right now, but the seller needs some persuadin...
by Yukikaze
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Serious Computrace Warning!
Replies: 27
Views: 10348

Re: Serious Computrace Warning!

Very interesting - wouldn't this software be imitated and lead to attacks?
by Yukikaze
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How many ThinkPads is too many?!
Replies: 35
Views: 7087

Re: How many ThinkPads is too many?!

When each PC takes 1 year to take out of the shelf and power on!
by Yukikaze
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: How does "AspectRatio" affect ... being a "laptop" ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1355

Re: How does "AspectRatio" affect ... being a "laptop" ???

Thus trendy 4K screens etc are best? When will they bring in VA screens cheaply rather than TN?
by Yukikaze
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: ThinkPad Theme Sounds for OS
Replies: 6
Views: 1411

Re: ThinkPad Theme Sounds for OS

Looks like TP sounds from IBM era are lost - a bit like VAIO BIOS sound - nobody really found where it was hidden?
by Yukikaze
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: ThinkPad P1/P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version 15" Workstation Laptop
Replies: 33
Views: 1819

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

This thread should be read by all tech people. Thoroughly reflects the current lifestyles/trends/tech that are happening...btw has the TP25 been restocked again lately?
by Yukikaze
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T6x Series
Topic: Should I keep the 65w or 90w power source?
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

Re: Should I keep the 65w or 90w power source?

I see, but for modern laptops 65W is enough. Docks may be ok with 90W

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