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Get to play with a P73

#1 Post by tfflivemb2 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:27 pm

My scope of work seems to be changing, as the company I work for (Managed Services) is deploying a ton of Win10 machines to replace old Win7 machines, pending the abandonment of 7 by Microsoft early next year.

Anyway, I get to prep and deploy a brand new P73 tomorrow, and I am looking forward to playing with it. I may take a picture or two, before applying asset tags and other identifying information...

EDIT: Changed to P73 from P75
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Re: Get to play with a P75

#2 Post by MikalE » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:06 pm

Let us know the specs and when they go 'off-lease'.
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Re: Get to play with a P75

#3 Post by Tasurinchi » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:39 am

P75? :eek:

Not P72 or P73?
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Re: Get to play with a P75

#4 Post by TPFanatic » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:04 am

Did P74 go the way of Windows 9?
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Re: Get to play with a P75

#5 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:07 pm

Tasurinchi wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:39 am
P75? :eek:

Not P72 or P73?
I mean he could always be talking about the IBM P75, a 486 transportable from the early 90s. :lol:
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Re: Get to play with a P75

#6 Post by tfflivemb2 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:45 pm

Paperwork/ticket was incorrect. Its a P73. And its mehhh

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#7 Post by TPFanatic » Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:55 pm

P73 brought back wireless status indicator alongside drive activity indicator. Unfortunately they are white and not green.
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Re: Get to play with a P75

#8 Post by Tasurinchi » Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:24 am

tfflivemb2 wrote:
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Paperwork/ticket was incorrect. Its a P73. And its mehhh
Why? I thought those were powerful high end systems...
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#9 Post by tfflivemb2 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:54 am

It may be powerful, but it feels so plain. I'm not feeling the "Thinkpad" feel. I mean its got the red trackpoint and touchpad keys, badging and the red thinklight.

As I'm typing this, looking at a T400, I'm thinking....maybe its because its so large (17" screen) that the wristpad bezel is wide open...making it feel bare.

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Re: Get to play with a P75

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#11 Post by H-Atkinson » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:03 pm

My P53 feels about as good as my T60s an T61s. Certainly better than my W510/20/30s did, and probably on par with my T440p and W541. Overall the replacement unit (1st one got RMAed for a bunch of issues) is really great.

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#12 Post by TPFanatic » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:11 pm

The speaker styling is one of the biggest false advertising flops on the P70 series, see the true location of the "stereo" speakers: https://i.imgur.com/prkBsOj.png
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Re: Get to play with a P73

#13 Post by Glitchy » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:41 pm

I agree on that feeling and im tend to lean towards the size of the laptop ( i own P71 ) but im enjoying more and more every time im using my laptop.
P.S. is it angle of how you took picture of your P73 or TouchPad and all palmrest area is bigger and taller then P71 ?
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Re: Get to play with a P75

#14 Post by Radioguy » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:28 pm

TPFanatic wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:11 pm
The speaker styling is one of the biggest false advertising flops on the P70 series, see the true location of the "stereo" speakers: https://i.imgur.com/prkBsOj.png
Goddarn it. True on the P53 too. I'm incensed by that fake grill flush all the way to the left...right next to the Dolby logo too. What nerve.

Well, before that, I was most annoyed by the lack of dock connector on the bottom. Oh yes, I know about the Thunderbolt 3 dock, but, the added plus of a true dock was the tilt-up quality I remember from my old 760 days. That, and the cooling clearance offered...which is even more important on a model like this with bottom facing vents. That there's no true dock also takes away from that ThinkPad feel.
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#15 Post by kitor » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:37 am

TPFanatic wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:11 pm
The speaker styling is one of the biggest false advertising flops on the P70 series, see the true location of the "stereo" speakers: https://i.imgur.com/prkBsOj.png
Yes, that was the biggest disappointment when I received P73 - at first I thought one of speakers was broken.

After that I realized CPU is soldered in. Somehow I took socket as granted, since a year ago I sold Dell M6700 where I even replaced GPU to 980M...

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#16 Post by Tasurinchi » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:25 am

kitor wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:37 am
After that I realized CPU is soldered in. Somehow I took socket as granted, since a year ago I sold Dell M6700 where I even replaced GPU to 980M...
Intel stopped producing socketed mobile CPU's around 2015 IIRC. Since the xx50 generation all CPU's are soldered.

The last ThinkPads with socketed CPU's were the T440p/T540p/W540/W541
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