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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#91 Post by archer6 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:37 pm

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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#92 Post by beGi » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:10 am

Here it is, Thinkpad netbook prototype (reserve edition?)...

http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/11/lenovos-vaio-p/

Notice trackpoint (i guess) in upper right corner...

But it looks quite wide...
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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#93 Post by Marin85 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:38 am

That thing looks rather like caricature of the nowadays so popular and beloved wide screen laptops...
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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#94 Post by archer6 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:06 pm

As the article suggests it does indeed look similar to the VAIO-P recently released by Sony. A machine that in typical Sony fashion is sold for a very high price. Just my personal opinion, but it looks like the designers had more power to style it to their liking than the engineers had to build it for functionality. What an odd form factor?

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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#95 Post by OldManClayton » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:08 pm

:| I'm not fond of widescreens or the Vaio P. I think it's the ugliest netbook out there...

Let's hope this isn't the final thinkpad netbook. :cry: The keyboard doesn't look thinkpaddy... None of it does! :cry:

Nah, it can't be a thinkpad. The trackpoint isn't red! :eek:
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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#96 Post by ssd_thinkpad » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:11 pm

The folding keyboard is mentioned in lenovo blogs, hope that something like that will come out.

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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#97 Post by archer6 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:30 pm

ssd_thinkpad wrote:The folding keyboard is mentioned in lenovo blogs, hope that something like that will come out.
I agree, this is a terrific opportunity for Lenovo to do something creative. Recently I read where they are about to release an IdeaPad S20 Netbook (I forgot to capture the link) however little else in the way of info was provided. Time will tell, and it will be interesting to see what it's like.

Finally I must say that for the price (under $200 with eCoupon), I've been very impressed with my S10 and it's terrific build quality, choice of high quality materials and very solid keyboard. I highly endorse this machine.

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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#98 Post by OldManClayton » Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:11 pm

There's one of the many sites that reported the new "S20"
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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#99 Post by TheRedFox » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:21 pm

I dislike that lenovo p series thing. too much wide screen, too small of a screen, not black enough. not a real thinkpad!
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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#100 Post by beGi » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:05 am

TheRedFox wrote:I dislike that lenovo p series thing. too much wide screen, too small of a screen, not black enough. not a real thinkpad!
Indeed... And it's called Pocket Yoga :roll:

Some images here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenovophot ... otostream/

It looks like netbook/tablet...

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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#101 Post by OldManClayton » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:33 am

It's cool, but it's not a thinkpad. ;) This is definitely interesting, but not quite what I was wanting. I'll keep holding out.
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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#102 Post by hausman » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:51 am

Also featured on David Hill's Design Matters blog.
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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#103 Post by OldManClayton » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:58 am

So they designed it two years ago, huh? :wink: Before the VAIO P...
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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#104 Post by archer6 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:02 pm

After seeing the images on Flickr, I find it even less inspiring.....precisely the way I feel about the VAIO P. Of course this is coming from a die hard ThinkPad loyalist.... :)
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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#105 Post by OldManClayton » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:08 pm

Ah, but remember it's not a thinkpad! ;) It's ok, but I find that whole uber-widescreen too-small-to-use thing unappealing.
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Lenovo unveils Pocket Yoga touchscreen ultraportable

#106 Post by BigWarpGuy » Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:52 pm

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http://www.liliputing.com/2009/03/lenov ... table.html
It resembles the Psion (in some ways).


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Re: Lenovo unveils Pocket Yoga touchscreen ultraportable

#107 Post by ssd_thinkpad » Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:46 pm

BigWarpGuy wrote:http://www.liliputing.com/2009/03/lenov ... table.html It resembles the Psion (in some ways).
quote: "Update: It turns out this was a concept design that Lenovo put out two years ago. It never went into production."

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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#108 Post by t140568 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:27 am

beGi wrote:Here it is, Thinkpad netbook prototype (reserve edition?)...

http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/11/lenovos-vaio-p/

Notice trackpoint (i guess) in upper right corner...

But it looks quite wide...
Looks like the ThinkPad Reserve Edition had a baby with the Lenovo Phone.
It also looks like a pick-pocket's paradise.
And, no, still not a ThinkPad.
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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#109 Post by ssd_thinkpad » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:40 am

Really wonder how you can use this extreme wideness screen. Open three browsers next to each other and really multitask on this small model?

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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#110 Post by Marin85 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 6:55 pm

ssd_thinkpad wrote:Really wonder how you can use this extreme wideness screen. Open three browsers next to each other and really multitask on this small model?
LOL, I guess so... It would be like three displays of some sci calculator placed next to each other...
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Re: Thinkpad netbook

#111 Post by felixgogo » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:10 am

Thinkpad Netbook - will it happen - or are we wishing for something that is not going to be?

I would prefer a ultraportable X70 or X100, 10 inch screen, but with thinkpad build quality and thinkpad features. Not a stripped down machine.

There's a gap in the market - as Lenovo is so quiet on this issue - I think Lenovo are working on something - here's hoping!
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What if Lenovo was to make a ThinkPad branded netbook?

#112 Post by JaneL » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:04 pm

That's the question David Hill is asking at LenovoBlogs tonight:

Think Netbook? Think Balance.
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Re: What if Lenovo was to make a ThinkPad branded netbook?

#113 Post by YW-Slayer » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:30 am

They already do, and they're called the SL-series. They're just not thin, small, and light. ;)

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Re: What if Lenovo was to make a ThinkPad branded netbook?

#114 Post by archer6 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:32 am

I'd buy one!
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Re: What if Lenovo was to make a ThinkPad branded netbook?

#115 Post by JaneL » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:48 am

YW-Slayer wrote:They already do, and they're called the SL-series. They're just not thin, small, and light. ;)
Those aren't ThinkPads. They're imposters... ;-)
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Re: What if Lenovo was to make a ThinkPad branded netbook?

#116 Post by YW-Slayer » Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:49 am

Exactly, just what a Thinkpad netbook should be. ;)

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Re: What if Lenovo was to make a ThinkPad branded netbook?

#117 Post by Marin85 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:31 pm

I think it would be nice. But putting ThinkPad brand name on a netbook would set some high requirements/expectations. I also hope they won´t implement that thick-bezel-design :eek:

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Re: What if Lenovo was to make a ThinkPad branded netbook?

#118 Post by tomh009 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:37 am

Marin85 wrote:I think it would be nice. But putting ThinkPad brand name on a netbook would set some high requirements/expectations. I also hope they won´t implement that thick-bezel-design :eek:
Bah humbug. After a week of using my X200s, I no longer notice the bezel. There are so many good things (including the full-size keyboard which dictates the presence of the bezel) about the the X200/X200s that the bezel issue is really molehill, not a mountain.

A proper X000 or X100 series, with the ThinkPad features and build quality, could be very nice indeed. But is there enough of a market for one, between the current X series and the low-cost netbooks?
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Re: What if Lenovo was to make a ThinkPad branded netbook?

#119 Post by archer6 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:20 pm

tomh009 wrote:Bah humbug. After a week of using my X200s, I no longer notice the bezel. <snip>
A proper X000 or X100 series, with the ThinkPad features and build quality, could be very nice indeed. But is there enough of a market for one, between the current X series and the low-cost netbooks?
I agree with you 100%. At first I was quite put off by the wider bezels and especially the offset display, and yet I challenged myself to just accept it. After the first hour or so on it, I don't even notice anymore.

As far as netbooks are concerned I must admit that I'm shocked at how much fun I'm having with my IdeaPad S10. I would love to see a ThinkPad netbook with an 11.1" display so as to position it between the S10 and the X60s I enjoy so much. Priced right and with a thin, clean design Lenovo would have a real winner on their hands. I truly believe there is plenty of demand in the market place. After all, by simply looking at the skyrocketing sales in that market segment, it's no secret that they are in high demand. Give us a TrackPoint and we are good to go.

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Re: What if Lenovo was to make a ThinkPad branded netbook?

#120 Post by YW-Slayer » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:47 am

My T42 is doing great as a netbook. I'm even running Ubuntu on it for kicks! :D

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