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by w0qj
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Thinkpad - General HARDWARE/SOFTWARE questions
Topic: Please keep the headphone jack (No USB-C audio please)
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Please keep the headphone jack (No USB-C audio please)

Hope Lenovo/ThinkPad is listening... Please keep the headphone jack; it's working perfectly. ie: No USB-C audio please! - - - - - - - - - - Smartphones are (trying) to ditch the headphone jack, and trying to replace it with USB-C "audio jack". It's a big mess; many different manufacturers' USB-C "au...
by w0qj
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: Thinkpad P1 cooling system
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: Thinkpad P1 cooling system

Don't speak Korean, but here's a tidbit on the ThinkPad P1 cooling system: www.engineering.com/Hardware/ArticleID/17502/A-First-Look-ThinkPads-P1-Mobile-Workstation.aspx <It's got photos of it at the bottom of this article.> "Production units (coming end of this month) have had a design change to al...
by w0qj
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: Using Windows 7 key on Windows 10 and still using Windows 7?
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: Using Windows 7 key on Windows 10 and still using Windows 7?

A number of our computers (X1C3, X230, T410) had its Windows 7 did a free upgrade to Windows 10. We then did Windows 7 Product Recovery for all above machines, which worked (meaning: the computer then ran with Windows 7, works with Windows Update too). That was almost two years ago (yikes!). We rece...
by w0qj
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: WWAN Card compatibility
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

Re: WWAN Card compatibility

WiFi = WLAN for all intensive purposes www.thebestwirelessinternet.com/what-is-wifi.html WWAN = Mobile Broadband Basically this is just a cell phone (mobile phone) connection on your computer that does data transmission only; therefore you must ensure that you have a WWAN antennae on your machine be...
by w0qj
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: New X1 Carbon Specs
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: New X1 Carbon Specs

kevinc, a warm welcome to the Thinkpads Forums! You are referring to the X1 Carbon Generation 6 (2018) with 14" LCD touchscreen option. It got a fully complement of ports and a long battery life (Ethernet on an optional dongle). It's a GREAT computer! As for your question: ~Personally, I've never us...
by w0qj
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: X1 Extreme Introduction--a 15" version of X1 Carbon
Replies: 6
Views: 384

X1 Extreme Introduction--a 15" version of X1 Carbon

X1 Extreme Introduction--a 15" version of X1 Carbon Wish for a larger 15" LCD screen version of X1 Carbon? Welcome to the X1 Extreme! www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X1-Extreme-launching-with-rare-GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-Max-Q-graphics.316548.0.html ~LCD Screen Option #1: 4K IPS, 400 nits brightne...
by w0qj
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: USB-c charging, what wattage/voltage is needed?
Replies: 16
Views: 5890

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

Personally, I'll stick with Lenovo/ThinkPad USB-C chargers, to the point of suggesting to buy a few more (expensive) chargers. ie: one at home, one at office, one for carrying around in my backpack, etc. Not too long ago, USB-C chargers of different manufacturers are a hit-and-miss; meaning that inc...
by w0qj
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version 15" Workstation Laptop
Replies: 33
Views: 1259

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

Agree. I recently read a journalist's (biased) review on a ThinkPad, and said that it's a good unit, but got a "dated" look due to the TrackPoint. The point is this: good designs don't change! I personally used ThinkPad on trains, taxi, bus, ferry, etc. to reply work emails (unit connected to intern...
by w0qj
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: Thinner version of Mobile Workstation Laptop -- P1
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Thinner version of Mobile Workstation Laptop -- P1

Let's discuss the P1 (thinner) Mobile Workstation Laptop on another forum here:

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewforum.ph ... 0b3ff3f8d7
by w0qj
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Can TP25 drive an external 2k or 4k monitor/TV via its HDMI ?
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Can TP25 drive an external 2k or 4k monitor/TV via its HDMI ?

A quick question for those lucky enough to own the TP25...

Can TP25 drive an external 2k or 4k monitor/TV via its HDMI ?

(My X1C4 daily driver cannot drive a 4k TV, but that was no surprise...)
by w0qj
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version 15" Workstation Laptop
Replies: 33
Views: 1259

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

Here are more pictures of P1. We especially appreciate that the AC Adapter (power brick) is slim/thin, considering it's 135W rated ;) www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-P1-now-official-is-the-manufacturer-s-thinnest-mobile-workstation-yet.321360.0.html Cannot wait until NotebookCheck.net publishe...
by w0qj
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: Is this how this is supposed to work? X1 carbon 6th gen
Replies: 4
Views: 353

Re: Is this how this is supposed to work? X1 carbon 6th gen

A very warm welcome to the forums! The Fn key placement was decided by IBM, before the other PC makers even existed ;) The ThinkPad laptops follow this tradition! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fn_key "...ThinkPad computers with the Fn key as the lowest-left, making Control the second-from-left on the...
by w0qj
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: Thinner version of Mobile Workstation Laptop -- P1
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Thinner version of Mobile Workstation Laptop -- P1

The new P1 (15" slim Workstation Laptop) could be compared somewhat to the thin 14" X1 Carbon.

http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=126850
by w0qj
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: ThinkPad P50/P70 and later Series
Topic: P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version 15" Workstation Laptop
Replies: 33
Views: 1259

P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version 15" Workstation Laptop

P1 Introduction--a (much) thinner version 15" Workstation Laptop www.eweek.com/pc-hardware/lenovo-introduces-thinkpad-p1-its-thinnest-lightest-laptop-to-date The all-new ThinkPad P1 includes a 15.6-inch Full HD display (1920 x 1080 resolution) or an optional 4K UHD touch-screen display (3840 x 2160 ...
by w0qj
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: Review: X1 Carbon Tablet Generation 3 (circa 2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Review: X1 Carbon Tablet Generation 3 (circa 2018)

Here's a review on X1 Carbon Tablet Generation 3 (circa 2018): www.pcworld.com/article/3283644/tablet-pc/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-tablet-review-smart-upgrades-make-this-a-worthy-pricey-choice.html "...the tablet landed face down from waist height, spurred us to confirm that yes, it uses Corning’s Gorilla ...
by w0qj
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Dolby Advanced Audio
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: Dolby Advanced Audio

You can also use Lenovo/ThinkPad Software Update program for easy scan/downloading of ThinkPad specific software for your machine!

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/tvsu-update
by w0qj
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: ThinkPad T430/T530 and later Series
Topic: Reccomendations for a new laptop - T430, worth in 2018?
Replies: 13
Views: 2150

Re: Reccomendations for a new laptop - T430, worth in 2018?

Did you know that you can go into the BIOS to switch the [Fn] and [Ctrl] button functions around? Just boot into BIOS, and the option is buried in there for you to switch! ...what I don't like that much is the position of the Fn key (I normally have ctrl there and sometimes I have difficulties to ma...
by w0qj
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: ThinkPad T400/410/420 and T500/510/520 Series
Topic: What is the purpose of the light in the top bezel of the ThinkPad T400?
Replies: 9
Views: 1553

Re: What is the purpose of the light in the top bezel of the ThinkPad T400?

We actually prefer the ThinkLight !

ThinkLight can illuminate a piece of paper that is beside your computer,
allowing you to work in otherwise compete darkness.
Actually tried to do office work in such situations, and it works!

The illuminated keys cannot do this.
by w0qj
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: X1 Carbon 4 - warranty issues with Lenovo
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: X1 Carbon 4 - warranty issues with Lenovo

Yeah, agree with dr_st, need to check if it's a problem with service provider (and not Lenovo itself). Never encountered such warranty issues with our Lenovo representative. In our region, we can confirm that Lenovo likes to use service providers for: ~Service provider for carry-in repairs ~Another ...
by w0qj
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: WWAN Card compatibility
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

Re: WWAN Card compatibility

Don't know much about X230 Tablet, but make sure that your X230 Tablet LCD already include the WWAN antenna built-in. Otherwise you may end up with a WWAN card installed but no antenna! Hi guys!. I was search a wwan card for mi X230Tablet and i found a gobi 4k for only 17€. But is a HP FRU... Is com...
by w0qj
Thu May 17, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: LTE Option X1C 6th Gen (2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Re: LTE Option X1C 6th Gen (2018)

Yeah, our region's Lenovo/ThinkPad also missing the Mobile Broadband (WWAN) option. It's almost as if they are out of parts for this options...very strange. (In our region, we usually have the Mobile Broadband (WWAN) option available). http://www3.lenovo.com/hk/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x-series/...
by w0qj
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: T25 appears to be sold-out in US lenovo web store
Replies: 18
Views: 2235

Re: T25 appears to be sold-out in US lenovo web store

Believe it or not, T25 is still being sold here in our region--both in retail stores and Lenovo website itself !
Guess the T25 is alive and well !

http://www3.lenovo.com/hk/en/laptops/th ... 2TP2TTTP25
by w0qj
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: X1 Carbon Generation 6 (circa 2018) review, and compared to T480, X280, X1 Yoga
Replies: 0
Views: 3216

X1 Carbon Generation 6 (circa 2018) review, and compared to T480, X280, X1 Yoga

X1 Carbon Generation 6 (aka X1C6, circa 2018) review, and compared to T480, X280, and X1 Yoga (2018).
Enjoy ;)

www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X ... 682.0.html

Edit: This X1C6 generation comes with a touch screen yet again!
by w0qj
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: X1 Carbon 3rd gen damaged screen.
Replies: 4
Views: 956

Re: X1 Carbon 3rd gen damaged screen.

I know for a fact that the touch screen version of X1 Carbon Generation 3 has a thicker LCD cover (the portion you flip up for LCD is thicker).

I myself have the non-touch version of X1C3 with QHD 2560x1440 IPS panel.

Never opened it up though, still under our (extended) 5-year warranty...
by w0qj
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: If you have W10 and want ANTISPYware, read this
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: If you have W10 and want ANTISPYware, read this

Amen!

For this same reason, we will be using Win7 until support ends in 2020...
RealBlackStuff wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:30 am
...I'm not using it, since I have no W10, but others might be interested...
by w0qj
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: Which processor (i7 7500 vs i7 7600) should I choose?
Replies: 9
Views: 2527

Re: Which processor (i7 7500 vs i7 7600) should I choose?

X1 Carbon Generation 2 (X1C2) = circa 2014
Just to ensure that everyone is on the same page ;)
jaspen-meyer wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:45 pm
Why a new x1 carbon? Used x1carbon from 2014 are 230 GBP on ebay.co.uk. When watching movies and browsing the web you could hardly tell the difference between that machine and the 1000 GBP i7-7500u.
by w0qj
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: In defense of the Thinkpad 25
Replies: 27
Views: 2910

Re: In defense of the Thinkpad 25

To be fair, Lenovo/ThinkPad did make a serious effort for Thinkpad 25. At least the traditional 7-row keyboard had key backlight, so they did some redesigning... ==>For the record, if ThinkPad someday launches 16:10 LCD and 7-row traditional keyboard, we would buy multiple units of ThinkPads, and to...
by w0qj
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpad 25 First Impressions (PICS)
Replies: 9
Views: 1734

Re: Thinkpad 25 First Impressions (PICS)

Yes, we exclusively use 2.5" HDD for backup, and that is very useful, thank you!! A Y-cable for additional USB power input to power up the eSATA connection, ingenious ;) Are you backup drives 2.5" or 3.5"? If 2.5" you can use something like www.ebay.com/itm/2-5-Inch-Hard-Disk-Drive-SATA-22Pin-to-eSA...
by w0qj
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Thinkpad 25 First Impressions (PICS)
Replies: 9
Views: 1734

Re: Thinkpad 25 First Impressions (PICS)

Well, think on the bright side! Understand that you have replaced your T410 with your ThinkPad 25. We are still using our T410, and it was a major pain to do massive Gigabytes of data backup via USB 2.0 slow connection. It was painful. (Went away for a few hours for USB 2.0 backup, then came back to...

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