General Keyboad Consensus + T460 vs T13

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General Keyboad Consensus + T460 vs T13

#1 Post by x220love » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:23 am

Hi,
I am just having a major dilemma over Thinkpad13 vs T460.
My previous machine was a X220 and I am not sure which machine I should go for.
A bit of details about my work/background.
I spend more time on the road/cafes and less time in an office environment. My primary job is doing admin tasks, a bit of scripting/coding and emailing.

I am not sure which machine I should go for. I have a T460 which I brought considering that I have been a long time Thinkpad and should stick to the main Thinkpad line. But at the same time I am starting to wonder if this was the correct decision given that Lenovo has changed the Thinkpad line so much.
Maybe I should have gone for something much cheaper like a Thinkpad13 which has a better keyboard and forget all the extras.

Appreciate if someone could give some good inputs here. I have been pondering over this for the last 48hours. Please help.
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Re: General Keyboad Consensus + T460 vs T13

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:36 am

My suggestion:
get a nice X230, then do a few mods on that, such as an FHD IPS screen and the classic X220 keyboard.
That should do you for a few more years!

OR:
just do the FHD IPS screen mod on your current X220.

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Re: General Keyboad Consensus + T460 vs T13

#3 Post by x220love » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:45 am

Hi,
Thanks for your feedback.
That's going to require a fair amount of dexterity which I don't think I have.
Also I rather use something that just works out of the box. I would really like to do as you recommend but I don't think I am so skilled.
The keyboard layout on the T460 is also disappointing. The buttoms INS,PGUP,PGDN, etc are all messed up but that's how Lenovo wants it.

Anyways I am just trying to keep my option between the T460 and the 13.

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Re: General Keyboad Consensus + T460 vs T13

#4 Post by x220love » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:04 pm

Ok. I want to end this entire debate. So I am going to put some numbers here. And lets finalize it here.
My vendor has accepted to exchange the machine.
I am considering to exchange my T460 in for Thinkpad13. My vendor has agreed to accept the return.


Lenovo ThinkPad 13, Intel i5-6200U CPU, 8GB DDR4-2133 (Two ram slots), 256GB SSD, no ODD, 13” FHD (1920x1080) IPS, Intel HD graphics 520, Internal 42Wh battery, Intel 8260 AC, BT, FRP, HDMI, 720p Webcam, 3xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB Type C, Win 7 Pro 64 (W10P Lic), 3 yrs Carry-in Warranty
(Free ThinkPlus Warranty Upgrade from Three Year Carry In to Three Year Priority Commit Onsite same business day (SBD) - 5WS0M95017)
PRICE: US$1,100

My current device configuration are as follows:-
T460 = i5-6200u, 8GB RAM, 500gb HDD, 1920x1080, Win7, 3Y Warranty
PRICE: US$1,085.00 (approx)

Does this price point / exchange sound good?

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Re: General Keyboad Consensus + T460 vs T13

#5 Post by exTPfan » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:49 pm

x220love wrote: The keyboard layout on the T460 is also disappointing. The buttoms INS,PGUP,PGDN, etc are all messed up but that's how Lenovo wants it.
The keyboard layouts on the T460 and the Thinkpad 13 look the same to me. Both are the new standard Lenovo layout.
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