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Thinkpad 30th Anniversary

#1 Post by H-Atkinson » Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:37 am

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Leak-Leno ... 758.0.html

Looks like the T25 is going to remain unique, for better or worse. Back to the re-badged prosumer model strategy for the 30AE.

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Re: Thinkpad 30th Anniversary

#2 Post by MikalE » Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:05 am

Hard pass. What good is it without the original 7 row keyboard?
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#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:59 am

Not to mention the awful rip-off price of well over $4,000.-
They aim for a max. of 9,999 units.
Count me out, LeNONO!
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Re: Thinkpad 30th Anniversary

#4 Post by theterminator93 » Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:55 pm

Nope. X1 isn't my speed anyway.

Looks like my T480 FrankenPad is going to have to last me a long time!!
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Re: Thinkpad 30th Anniversary

#5 Post by axur-delmeria » Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:03 am

Low-effort cash grab. :x

I really need to stock up on any Trackpoint keyboard I can get my hands on... :D
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#6 Post by dr_st » Sat Oct 01, 2022 2:15 am

axur-delmeria wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:03 am
Low-effort cash grab. :x
That's what they said about the Thinkpad 25 too. This one is even lower effort. It's nothing but a different logo sticker and packaging. :lol:
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Re: Thinkpad 30th Anniversary

#7 Post by axur-delmeria » Sat Oct 01, 2022 3:30 am

dr_st wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 2:15 am
That's what they said about the Thinkpad 25 too. This one is even lower effort. It's nothing but a different logo sticker and packaging. :lol:
Let me rephrase it then: no-effort cash grab! :lol:
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Re: Thinkpad 30th Anniversary

#8 Post by H-Atkinson » Thu Oct 27, 2022 10:33 am

dr_st wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 2:15 am
axur-delmeria wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:03 am
Low-effort cash grab. :x
That's what they said about the Thinkpad 25 too. This one is even lower effort. It's nothing but a different logo sticker and packaging. :lol:
T25 was called low effort for other reasons. I'd personally describe it as wasted potential more than low-effort, but people called it low-effort since they offered 1 config (2 if you count WWAN cards as a "config difference," which I don't). I'm still perplexed that they spent the money to develop an entirely new 7-row keyboard only to use it in 1 model. The 7-row had nothing in common with any other Lenovo keyboards. Keycaps were completely new, scissors were modified from the **70 boards, domes were unique, and electrically it remains unique. The trackpoint is physically different from any other trackpoint despite being electrically identical to the **70/80 offering. They did all of this, just to make a single bodge-job of a T470 palmrest to stick it into. It would have been very little effort to put the same keyboard into a whole host of other models. But that never happened.

This thing is low-effort because its an X1 Carbon with some silkscreened branding and a fancy box. Its not wasted potential, its just a cashgrab.

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Re: Thinkpad 30th Anniversary

#9 Post by dr_st » Thu Oct 27, 2022 12:18 pm

H-Atkinson wrote:
Thu Oct 27, 2022 10:33 am
It would have been very little effort to put the same keyboard into a whole host of other models.
That's exactly what I suggested. Apparently that wasn't convincing. :|
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