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The panel does not use PWM to control the luminance.
WOW, has Lenovo finally noticed the display quality issue or they couldn't get cheaper crappy display only ?
Then there's the CPU throttling once it reaches 75°C, and the fact that the CPU isn't running on full speed on battery at all. Lost for words here as well.
I just keep shaking my head in disbelief how on earth Lenovo managed to mess the T470s up so badly. I was really looking forward to it but am now utterly disappointed to be honest.
T470s is an update of the T460s. This means they use basically the same chassis design with a few modification, the Thunderbolt 3/USB C port instead of mDP is one of these modifications. But this also means that this port has to be positioned somewhere, and if you don´t want to redesign the whole system (which is not what Lenovo wanted to do here), it could not be placed near the back of the system. If you look at systems like the T470 or T570, systems that were completely new designed, these systems have the USB C port more to the back at the left side.
Quite frankly I'm rather disappointed with Lenovo's current lineup - each one requires a compromise one way or another. The T470 is only available with a FHD display and no WQHD option. The T470s has the most stupid USB-C port placement imaginable as well as thermal isues. The X1C doesn't have a docking port at the bottom and its RAM soldered onto the motherboard (and, from the looks of it, also thermal issues). The X270 has been all but abandoned by Lenovo.
I was ready and willing to spend $2000 on a new Thinkpad that would last me upwards of five years. And maybe it's just me but somehow I'm don't really want to spend that amount of money on something that is a compromise to begin with.
I've been into Thinkpads for well over a decade, and I don't recall any generation where there were no compromises required.mj0 wrote:Quite frankly I'm rather disappointed with Lenovo's current lineup - each one requires a compromise one way or another.
Collectibles: T430s (IPS FHD + Classic Keyboard), X32 (IPS Screen)
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Turns out you're wrong about that, the T470s comes with a USB-C charger by default. At least according to notebookcheck.net:Ibthink wrote:The USB C port is not the main charging port, the T470s comes with a slim-tip charging-port at the back of the left side. If you order a T470s, you will get it with a slim-tip charger, charging via USB C is optional.
Thus one has to either order the slim-tip charger as an optional extra or live with the stupendeously braindead position of the laptop's charging port...The Mini-DisplayPort was replaced by a modern USB-C port (Gen.2) including Thunderbolt 3 support with the full 40 Gbps. The port also supports power delivery (2.0) and video output via DisplayPort 1.2a. Our test model is also shipped with a corresponding 65-watt USB-C power adapter. However, the location at the center of the right side is a problem. You cannot use an external mouse on the right side and the cable is annoying here in general – it would have been much better towards the rear.
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