Take a look at our
ThinkPads.com HOME PAGE
For those who might want to contribute to the blog, start here: Editors Alley Topic
Then contact Bill with a Private Message

Can someone explain the xx20 series keyboard?

General Questions, Rumors, Real news & More
Post Reply
Message
Author
Thinkpad4by3
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder
Posts: 1801
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:25 am
Location: N. Bellmore, ny

Can someone explain the xx20 series keyboard?

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:34 pm

The T6x keyboard has a small escape and small delete, which makes the top row have 15 keys from left to right.

The xx20 is the exact same width but there are 16 keys from left to right.

What was shortened to make this fit or is this a TARDIS where it's bigger on the inside?
Thinkpad4by3's Law of the Universe.

The efficiency of two screens equally sized with equal numbers if pixels are equal. The time spent by a 4:3 user complaining about 16:9 is proportional to the inefficiency working with a 16:9 display, therefore the amount of useful work extracted is equal.

TPFanatic
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder
Posts: 1078
Joined: Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:29 pm
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Re: Can someone explain the xx20 series keyboard?

#2 Post by TPFanatic » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:07 am

The bar with the dedicated buttons Mute,Volume,Think,Power was shortened a little and moved left, they moved the Insert key left to create an 8-key cluster starting with F9, and the gaps between the Fn-key clusters were shortened too.

See these images of comparison:
T410
T61

It's a great keyboard but I prefer the T61 keyboard especially in a nice big laptop like R500 or T500.
lenovo X230 i5 3320m IPS 8GB
lenovo T430 i5 3320m FHD 8GB
lenovo T500 P9700 WUXGA 8GB


Enable 2 finger scroll on any Synaptics touchpads with registry: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=122612

CASPER
Freshman Member
Posts: 79
Joined: Tue Nov 10, 2015 2:22 am
Location: Bobrowiec, PL

Re: Can someone explain the xx20 series keyboard?

#3 Post by CASPER » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:23 pm

Are keyboards from series xx00 and xx20 interchangeable ?

Thinkpad4by3
ThinkPadder
ThinkPadder
Posts: 1801
Joined: Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:25 am
Location: N. Bellmore, ny

Re: Can someone explain the xx20 series keyboard?

#4 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:28 pm

Only the T400s. The X200 & X300 uses its own special keyboard. The T400/T500/R500/W500/W700 use the T6x keyboard.

On the contrary, all xx10 series machines use the xx20 keyboard but xx01 machines don't like X301, W701, X201.
Thinkpad4by3's Law of the Universe.

The efficiency of two screens equally sized with equal numbers if pixels are equal. The time spent by a 4:3 user complaining about 16:9 is proportional to the inefficiency working with a 16:9 display, therefore the amount of useful work extracted is equal.

TonyJZX
Senior Member
Senior Member
Posts: 544
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:33 am

Re: Can someone explain the xx20 series keyboard?

#5 Post by TonyJZX » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:12 pm

always use the matched or equiv. SKU to be sure

IMO the final 410/420 edition kbd is the best ever however the 400 series is also pretty darn good since it has to roots in the T61 which is going way back

the 61-400 board is over 5yrs in production/use etc.?

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “GENERAL ThinkPad News/Comments & Questions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests