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#1651 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:19 am

And if you have too much money, you can buy them now! ('only' $1899 in USA, but €2.379 in Europe)
https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/t ... 2TP2TTTP25

And here is the joke:

Commemorative Features (WOW...)

- 7-row classic keyboard (now with backlighting)
- Blue Enter key with blue accents on sub-keys
- Special edition ThinkPad 25 logo
- Special ThinkPad 25 packaging

I'm absolutely flabbergasted by their Specials! :??:

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#1652 Post by shawross » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:25 am

16:9 = Half baked I am afraid.

That's why David hill walked.
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#1653 Post by Puppy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:27 am

According this

There are only 5000 produced in total and 625 for the European market. :D
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#1654 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:45 am

Puppy wrote:According this

There are only 5000 produced in total and 625 for the European market. :D
About 5625 more than they should have made.
Probably should be Thinkpad16by10.

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#1655 Post by shawross » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:49 am

Thinkpad Lip service comes to mind

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#1656 Post by Puppy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:57 am

Now the whole story looks like a Monty Python sketch.
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#1657 Post by ajkula66 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:09 am

Puppy wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:57 am
Now the whole story looks like a Monty Python sketch.
With "retro" taking the role of The Black Knight....
...Knowledge is a deadly friend when no one sets the rules...(King Crimson)

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#1658 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:19 am

In this thread, so far 56 pages of comments, suggestions, hopes, curses, disappointments, lies, crazy ideas and what not.
And all that for just a modded keyboard on a little over 5,000 laptops?
Big NONO for LeNONO!

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#1659 Post by shawross » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:23 am

In "Retro"spect I am amazed it didn't get a chiclet 6 row actually.
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#1660 Post by theterminator93 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:38 am

Well, perhaps like a fool, I just placed my order for one. :oops:

In the end, it may be the last chance we ever see to get the classic keyboard. That alone is worth it to me, despite the terrible disappointments in other desired features. We'll see how this goes... :roll:
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#1661 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:42 am

Come to Think of it, do we really NEED a 7-row keyboard?
Good ol' IBM Selectric did a great job!
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#1662 Post by Puppy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:48 am

From the past: The passion for the concept and survey participation rate continues to amaze me and others at Lenovo. On average each survey has had approximately 13,000 respondents.

That's why they've made 5,000 boxes only?
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#1663 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:48 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:Come to Think of it, do we really NEED a 7-row keyboard?
Good ol' IBM Selectric did a great job!
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Did the selectric typewriter run Windows and require 50 million different key combos?

I will give it the advantage that it never crashed due to poor nVidia drivers or run out of power and lose my entire document.
Probably should be Thinkpad16by10.

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#1664 Post by dr_st » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:59 am

Pretty sure Lenovo will produce more if these sell like hot cakes. Given the response of the enthusiasts here, I am not sure they will sell so well. But who knows? I need one for my work. I will see how to get one ASAP, and if possible with a localized keyboard. However, given what we get, and given the price, I would not buy one for personal use.

LaptopMag has a review:
https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/lapto ... hinkpad-25
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#1665 Post by Puppy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:06 am

dr_st wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:59 am
Given the response of the enthusiasts here, I am not sure they will.
The configuration is wrong at all. No WQHD, forced touchscreen, crappy nVidia videochip, outdated CPU generation, forced LTE WWAN and no availability of US version in rest of countries. The review https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-Th ... 454.0.html has a long Cons list.
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#1666 Post by hoichi » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:07 am

I wonder if you’re gonna be able to get a non-touch display for this (thus making the whole setup even more expensive).

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#1667 Post by Puppy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:08 am

hoichi wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:07 am
I wonder if you’re gonna be able to get a non-touch display for this (thus making the whole setup even more expensive).
No, there are no configuration options.
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#1668 Post by hoichi » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:15 am

Puppy wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:08 am
No, there are no configuration options.
I meant as an aftermarket option. Like buying a non-touch AUO panel.

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#1669 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:18 am

Puppy wrote:
hoichi wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:07 am
I wonder if you’re gonna be able to get a non-touch display for this (thus making the whole setup even more expensive).
No, there are no configuration options.
Wow, isnt it so nice that I have more configuration options on my 755CDV out of the factory than the Retro does IN THE FACTORY!
Probably should be Thinkpad16by10.

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#1670 Post by dr_st » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:19 am

Puppy wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:06 am
The configuration is wrong at all. No WQHD, forced touchscreen, crappy nVidia videochip, outdated CPU generation, forced LTE WWAN and no availability of US version in rest of countries.
I wouldn't say that the configuration is wrong. What's wrong is that there is only one configuration. Some people will prefer FHD, some will prefer QHD. Some will prefer Intel GPU, some will prefer nVidia. Some will prefer a touchscreen, some will not, etc. You cannot cater to everyone with a single configuration. That's my biggest complaint.
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#1671 Post by Puppy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:36 am

dr_st wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:19 am
What's wrong is that there is only one configuration.
Yes, that's what I meant. They also made special motherboard so there is no excuse for missing WQHD option.
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#1672 Post by kfzhu1229 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:42 am

Puppy wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:27 am
According this

There are only 5000 produced in total and 625 for the European market. :D
Oh well if it's limited, I ain't spending any hassle of getting it. it ain't any better than my T530 with i7-3720QM aside from battery life. Even at that, i have yet a few years to spend with my T43p over my T530 until casual applications start dropping x86 support.
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#1673 Post by cacophony » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:28 am

Well that's disappointing.

Given that they had to completely redesign the keyboard to fit the T470, why don't they offer it as an alternative keyboard for all T470 purchases?
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#1674 Post by Puppy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:45 am

cacophony wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:28 am
Given that they had to completely redesign the keyboard to fit the T470, why don't they offer it as an alternative keyboard for all T470 purchases?
Motherboard is also different.
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#1675 Post by chx1975 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:08 pm

Puppy wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:27 am
According this

There are only 5000 produced in total and 625 for the European market. :D
Your URL is wrong. I am curious where you read that.

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#1676 Post by Puppy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:22 pm

chx1975 wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:08 pm
Your URL is wrong. I am curious where you read that.
Sorry, fixed one: http://www.jonashendrickx.com/2017/10/0 ... -thinkpad/
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#1677 Post by plympton » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:30 pm

So who's going to figue out how to order the parts and retrofit a T470 first? Sure as heck doesn't warrant getting it for the pamphlet...

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#1678 Post by chx1975 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:31 pm

Puppy wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:22 pm
chx1975 wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:08 pm
Your URL is wrong. I am curious where you read that.
Sorry, fixed one: http://www.jonashendrickx.com/2017/10/0 ... -thinkpad/
That's wild. How does he know?

And should we weep? I have a TP25 incoming, dual PackedPixels already landed in my airbnb in London where I will pick them up in three weeks, a 2242 512GB SSD has been ordered as well and if I see a number of confirmations of the 16GB being single module I will grab a second module too (I won't meet my TP25 before January, I am overseas, a friend of my mine will pick it up and safeguard from the hordes wanting one once it ran out). I am overjoyed how cheap the T25 is while ticking all my boxes. My PackedPixels will bring the screenspace, no worries there. The status LEDs are a nice to have. But classic keyboard with 32GB and TB3? DANCE! If the mobile Thunderbolt 3 graphics dock promised for the Yoga 920 happens, my little powerhouse is complete.

Yes, I wanted five year on site warranty but I can live with three.

Yes, I wanted four lanes Thunderbolt 3 but I can live with two.

No weeping.

As for retrofitting, people said the motherboard is diff with diff connectors. Ain't going to happen.

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#1679 Post by Puppy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:38 pm

chx1975 wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:31 pm
The status LEDs are a nice to have.
There are no "classic" status LED (Wi-Fi, BT, Drive activity etc). He means CapsLock etc. It is explained here .
chx1975 wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:31 pm
But classic keyboard with 32GB and TB3? DANCE!
Subaverage screen, no WQHD screen option, outdated 7th gen CPU (October 2017), crappy nVidia drivers, questionable support (spare parts) ... no, I am not going to buy that.
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#1680 Post by chx1975 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:55 pm

Puppy wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:38 pm
chx1975 wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:31 pm
The status LEDs are a nice to have.
There are no "classic" status LED (Wi-Fi, BT, Drive activity etc). He means CapsLock etc. It is explained here .

I am aware. What I meant is that the status LED feature is merely a nice to have. It's not something to weep over.
chx1975 wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:31 pm
But classic keyboard with 32GB and TB3? DANCE!
Subaverage screen, no WQHD screen option, outdated 7th gen CPU (October 2017), crappy nVidia drivers, questionable support (spare parts) ... no, I am not going to buy that.
I never wanted a screen larger than FHD at 14". The CPU is what is, the deadline was set literally 25 years ago, it is a shame we missed the 8th generation-Pascal bandwagon but -- oh well.

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