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When (if ever) does Lenovo bring out 16:10 laptops again?

#1 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu May 14, 2020 12:32 am

When (if ever) does Lenovo bring out 16:10 laptops again?
The competition can!
Dell goes all USB-C and 16:10 for its XPS lineup

Are you listening, Lenovo?

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Re: When (if ever) does Lenovo bring out 16:10 laptops again?

#2 Post by 600X » Thu May 14, 2020 2:17 pm

Lenovo will certainly bring out 16:10 screens again... but only after everyone else has. Lenovo hasn't been a leader for a long time. They are followers now.
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Re: When (if ever) does Lenovo bring out 16:10 laptops again?

#3 Post by w0qj » Fri May 15, 2020 9:40 am

We are willing to pay for 16:10 laptop screens!
Hope ThinkPad is listening...

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Re: When (if ever) does Lenovo bring out 16:10 laptops again?

#4 Post by lulujyc » Sun May 24, 2020 9:10 am

Lenovo started selling 16:10 laptops again last year in the Chinese market (The Xiaoxin 13 Pro Series), but it's made for individual customers who need a cheap, high performance MacBook Air substitute. Hope one day the entire Think lineup can also move back to 16:10 but that could be a very long wait :(
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Re: When (if ever) does Lenovo bring out 16:10 laptops again?

#5 Post by Ibthink » Sun May 24, 2020 12:22 pm

lulujyc wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 9:10 am
it has 16:10 LCD screen, and it brings you extra productivity (more vertical space = more productivity!).
Dell may use 16:10 in the XPS line now, but for different reasons than people may think. They don't use 16:10 because it is better for productivity, they use it because it eliminates the bottom bezel. It is purely for fashion reasons, not the better usability.

Case in point: Their actual work-laptops (Precision 7000, Latitude 5000 & 7000) all feature 16:9 screens. And that is why mainstream ThinkPads like the T series won't adopt 16:10 anytime soon, maybe ever.

The only line where 16:10 is realistic is the X1 lineup, because design is more important there (while cost efficiency is less of an issue) and the X1 more or less directly competes with the XPS.
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Re: When (if ever) does Lenovo bring out 16:10 laptops again?

#6 Post by exTPfan » Sun May 24, 2020 6:29 pm

Replacing the bottom bezel with screen directly improves productivity. You may be right that Dell is doing it for fashion, not productivity, but that seems very odd to me.
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Re: When (if ever) does Lenovo bring out 16:10 laptops again?

#7 Post by dr_st » Mon May 25, 2020 2:01 am

The productivity increase is minimal anyways. All those going on and on and on about how 8:5 is sooooo much better than 16:9, why not go all the way to 4:3? What makes one particular ratio special? A lot depends on the particular tasks, the individual habits, the screen resolution, etc.

If anything, the part where Ibthink describes Lenovo as a company more concerned with fashion, whose portfolio is driven by the choices of their competitors, and not by any real innovation, is completely realistic.
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Re: When (if ever) does Lenovo bring out 16:10 laptops again?

#8 Post by fatkatsupra1 » Wed May 27, 2020 6:59 pm

Would much rather see 3:2... love using my ipad pro... Would love a 14" touchscreen 3:2 with retro keyboard and no trackpad

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Re: When (if ever) does Lenovo bring out 16:10 laptops again?

#9 Post by exTPfan » Sat May 30, 2020 7:28 pm

Replacing the bottom bezel with screen to go to 16:10 increases the screen size by 11% while leaving everything else on the laptop the same --- that is a significant improvement. Of course I would prefer 4:3 --- see my signature --- but this thread is about 16:10.
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Re: When (if ever) does Lenovo bring out 16:10 laptops again?

#10 Post by Saucey » Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:00 am

X1 Tablet is 3:2, but the removable keyboard/base might not be my cup of tea.
It also has a kickstand in the rear, so it might be a pain to open/close.
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