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by Puppy
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo’s upcoming non-ThinkPad business laptop leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 1201

Re: Lenovo’s upcoming non-ThinkPad business laptop leaked

Ibthink wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:42 am
As the ThinkPad 2013 generation and the buttonless TrackPad showed, things are a little bit more complicated than that. There are still enough customers who want a TrackPoint, thankfully.
There were also a lot of them who wanted a real keyboard.
by Puppy
Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo’s upcoming non-ThinkPad business laptop leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 1201

Re: Lenovo’s upcoming non-ThinkPad business laptop leaked

Not sure whether Lenovo 3000 was targeted to (small) business. I think it was rather Edge that has trackpoint. As for removing trackpoint from ThinkPad, we already know Lenovo can do it, if it saves $1 and won't affect sales in total. The number of current ThinkPad corporate customers who prefer tra...
by Puppy
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Dell is charging $20 to let you disable Intel’s flawed Management Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1337

Re: Dell is charging $20 to let you disable Intel’s flawed Management Engine

It wouldn't be required if it weren't that buggy. So it is up to Intel to resolve the mess.
by Puppy
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Lenovo’s upcoming non-ThinkPad business laptop leaked
Replies: 15
Views: 1201

Lenovo’s upcoming non-ThinkPad business laptop leaked

https://mspoweruser.com/lenovos-upcoming-non-thinkpad-business-laptop-leaked/ According to the latest leak from WinFuture, it looks like Lenovo is planning to introduce a brand new series of laptops. The Lenovo V730 will be one of the first laptop in this series and it is a business laptop that blen...
by Puppy
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Dell is charging $20 to let you disable Intel’s flawed Management Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 1337

Dell is charging $20 to let you disable Intel’s flawed Management Engine

Extortion: Dell is charging $20 to let you disable Intel’s flawed Management Engine
https://mspoweruser.com/extortion-dell- ... nt-engine/

New trend to pay for buggy design?
by Puppy
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: Cheapest FHD IPS ThinkPad?
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Cheapest FHD IPS ThinkPad?

ThinkPad 13 2nd Gen, if you want a new one.
by Puppy
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Windows 10
Topic: W7 is still safer than W10...
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Re: W7 is still safer than W10...

ASLR is broken by third-party AV crap software most of the time.
by Puppy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: New EU Consumer Protection Law Contains a Vague Website Blocking Clause
Replies: 6
Views: 460

Re: New EU Consumer Protection Law Contains a Vague Website Blocking Clause

So the EU becomes totalitarian...by giving more power to national agencies? Moscow had also delegated power to individual communist bloc countries, still globally controlled. Sounds familiar? Maybe you should look at your own country and the problems you face. The Czech Republic just elected its ve...
by Puppy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: New EU Consumer Protection Law Contains a Vague Website Blocking Clause
Replies: 6
Views: 460

New EU Consumer Protection Law Contains a Vague Website Blocking Clause

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/government/new-eu-consumer-protection-law-contains-a-vague-website-blocking-clause/ The European Union (EU) has voted on Tuesday, November 14, to pass the new Consumer Protection Cooperation regulation, a new EU-wide applicable law that gives extra power to nati...
by Puppy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: The Dell XPS 15 9560 is all set to get an enticing refresh in 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 467

The Dell XPS 15 9560 is all set to get an enticing refresh in 2018

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Frank-Azor-drops-a-few-hints-about-the-XPS-15-9570-on-Twitter.263904.0.html The upcoming iteration of the Dell XPS 15 will finally have full speed 4-lane Thunderbolt 3 along with possibly a 5K display option according to Dell's VP Gaming and XPS, Frank Azor, who also co...
by Puppy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Question 'bout FTP
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Question 'bout FTP

Beware that FileZilla started to bundle malware/crapware into the installer some time ago, that's why I stopped to use it.
by Puppy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Dell Ditches Plans For 4K OLED Monitor Due to Color Drift
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Dell Ditches Plans For 4K OLED Monitor Due to Color Drift

Update of original article:

Despite all those high-end specs, there was said to be a problem with color drift at certain angles. But now Dell has begun shipping the display with a price tag of $3,500 too, which is $1,500 less than the originally stated price.

It does not look like success :(
by Puppy
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Interview with David Hill
Replies: 28
Views: 2086

Re: Interview with David Hill

Ibthink wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:12 am
The surveys were used to see how such a concept could be translated into a product and how many people were even interested.
I can't remember an option in these surveys along "Do you want very limited edition of T470 with 7-row keyboard and touchscreen available in 13 countries?"
by Puppy
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Dell Ditches Plans For 4K OLED Monitor Due to Color Drift
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Dell Ditches Plans For 4K OLED Monitor Due to Color Drift

It looks like OLED technology can be improved to deliver decent results but the price is still terrible https://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/cat-monit ... dmonitors/
by Puppy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Ordered X270
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Re: Ordered X270

That's why I spent extra for the multitouch + IPS hoping that at least their tablet display will be of higher quality (I actually have no intention of using touchscreen on a laptop). Touch displays have usually worse quality. Your issue is the panel vendor lottery Lenovo plays with customers. Backl...
by Puppy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: ThinkPad X1/X1-Carbon
Topic: Carbon X1 5th gen WQHD display
Replies: 5
Views: 1578

Re: Carbon X1 5th gen WQHD display

I was using X250 12.5" 1920x1080 (176 PPI) with 100% zoom (Visual Studio code editor) for a while and it is just fine. The 2560x1440 14"has almost the same pixel density (209 PPI) while 14" 1920x1080 is too low.
by Puppy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: ThinkPad X230 and later Series
Topic: Ordered X270
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Re: Ordered X270

IPS bleeding is typical for cheap display components Lenovo always prefer. No, you can't get decent display from Lenovo except few expensive models like P51 4K or T470s/X1Carbon WQHD, if you win the display vendor lottery . Low cost brands like Acer or MSI typically have better display quality than ...
by Puppy
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 54
Views: 4986

Re: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?

Chuwi LapBook 12.3 (Celeron, 2K IPS) Laptop Review

Yes, it is cheap chinese underpowered laptop for 300 Euro. But the display parameters are still impressive. As one comments says: Wow, 300 euro notebook has better display than almost any T-series Lenovo.
by Puppy
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Finally pictures of non-US T25-Retro keyboards
Replies: 20
Views: 1995

Re: Finally pictures of non-US T25-Retro keyboards

Summilux wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:36 pm
Useless ? It's very useful for HTML !
It is doubled, at least on Czech layout http://notebook.cz/clanky/recenze-noteb ... 240155.jpg The key is completely useless because [|], [\], [*], [&] are also on other keys where it is supposed to be.
by Puppy
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: Finally pictures of non-US T25-Retro keyboards
Replies: 20
Views: 1995

Re: Finally pictures of non-US T25-Retro keyboards

I've never understood why there is the useless [<] key between shortened left Shift and Z keys on European layouts.
by Puppy
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: My experience with IPS panels, from T60 through x220/230 until the T460
Replies: 12
Views: 1859

Re: My experience with IPS panels, from T60 through x220/230 until the T460

Some 14" WQHD and 15" 4K (except P50) ones are the only decent panels, others are cheapest crap Lenovo prefers. White spots is typical Lenovo quality issue, especially on X1 Carbon.

Basically if you want a decent display you have to pick different brand than Lenovo :(
by Puppy
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: "Krack" WIFI Security flaw Found
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: "Krack" WIFI Security flaw Found

shawross wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:37 pm
How many routers and devices out there will never get updated? How quickly will Companies provide these updates?
Most of routers won't get any update of course (because it is not Microsoft kernel based) and the only way would be to buy a new one. Similar to majority of Android devices.
by Puppy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary
Replies: 48
Views: 4131

Re: New Thinkpad T25 - Anniversary

There is long thread about it :-) Short version, Lenovo can't make any innovation because is stuck by selling crap components in high volumes. Forget ThinkPad, there is no future if you want anything else than a generic laptop using cheapest mass volume components available. Even those B-grade 3:2 d...
by Puppy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions
Topic: "Krack" WIFI Security flaw Found
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: "Krack" WIFI Security flaw Found

As usually, Windows is the only fully patched secure OS leaving others behind.
by Puppy
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 54
Views: 4986

Re: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?

TPM version 2.0. Windows 10 Home. Ordered from Amazon. Hmm ... that means additional cost of upgrade to Pro :| For me, it was about having the nicest screen possible. That isn't something I can get on a new ThinkPad anymore. I am also tired of "Lenovo can not" while others can. The more people buy ...
by Puppy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic Stuff
Topic: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?
Replies: 54
Views: 4986

Re: Have you joined the 3:2 club yet?

Space grey, 256gb i5. I see. 256 GB is a bit low. It is also overpriced in EU as usually, more than 30% up compared to US price :( Just more questions. According reviews there supposed to be Windows 10 Pro version while Amazon specs have (probably wrong) Windows 10 Home. Does it have TPM? The specs...
by Puppy
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Thinkpad T25-Retro
Topic: So Who Actually Ordered?
Replies: 95
Views: 8167

Re: So Who Actually Ordered?

dr_st wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:11 am
It remains to be seen whether Lenovo actually intends to manufacture these parts (and perhaps, offer the Thinkpad 25 in additional locales), or whether these are just 'reserved' with no particular plans attached.
I don't think Lenovo want to do anything above those 5000 boxes.

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