The almighty Blue Enter key?

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The almighty Blue Enter key?

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:03 pm

Yeah, the blue enter is on every Thinkpad since the x30 and lost on the xx30. Where did it come from and where did it go?
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Re: The almighty Blue Enter key?

#2 Post by Ibthink » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:37 am

I think it was a design element introduced as a nod to IBMs company color blue. After all, IBM is "Big Blue".

Lenovo isn´t "Big Blue" and my guess is that they wanted to make the design look more modern. So they changed it back to black with the Tx30 models.
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Re: The almighty Blue Enter key?

#3 Post by shawross » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:58 pm

Lenovo are determined to make Thinkpads look more bland in my eyes. YMMV

They can also save maybe some cents per keyboard doing this.

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