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Re: Thinkpadders Rejoice (*LARGE PICS*)

#1111 Post by TPFanatic » Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:49 am

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If this would find its way onto a mainstream laptop, how likely would it be a Lenovo?
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#1112 Post by micrex22 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:51 am

At this point I'm wondering if the title of this thread should be changed from 'Thinkpaddres Rejoice' to 'Lenovo will never make a modern T43'.

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#1113 Post by TPFanatic » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:06 pm

One can wish.
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Someone on reddit posted a leaked image of the T470 on a Chinese website and they screwed up the image sizing so it looked like the Retro Pipedreampad.
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#1114 Post by Puppy » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:11 pm

TPFanatic wrote:One can wish.
The broken keyboard layout is still there.
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#1115 Post by TPFanatic » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:35 pm

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We should make a "Who can design the best Retro Thinkpad" competition and the winner gets a free T42 or something.
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#1116 Post by dr_st » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:17 pm

TPFanatic wrote:We should make a "Who can design the best Retro Thinkpad" competition and the winner gets a free T42 or something.
Better an R40e. :mrgreen:
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#1117 Post by TonyJZX » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:55 am

That photoshop hurts my heart.

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#1118 Post by TPFanatic » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:24 am

That's why I don't work at Lenovo. :cry:
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#1119 Post by micrex22 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:27 am

TPFanatic wrote: We should make a "Who can design the best Retro Thinkpad" competition and the winner gets a free T42 or something.
That's a funny idea actually, someone should make a thread 'create the best Lenovo DreamPad' just to see the humorous spoofed retro thinkpad designs everyone can come up with :p

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#1120 Post by Puppy » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:45 am

micrex22 wrote:DreamPad
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#1121 Post by Summilux » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:30 pm

TPFanatic wrote: We should make a "Who can design the best Retro Thinkpad" competition and the winner gets a free T42 or something.
How about "Who can manufacture the best Retro Thinkpad" ? Let's pool money from around the world and get the winning team to produce it.
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#1122 Post by Puppy » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:26 am

Enthusiasts bring classic ThinkPad designs to the modern era
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Enthusiast ... 630.0.html
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#1123 Post by Summilux » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:41 pm

Oh boy, Hope's team is really delivering what the [self-censored] at Lenovo have been unable to even imagine.
Kudos to our brothers in Real Thinkpads.

The author of the article is quite clueless tho, at first I thought I had landed on some hipster website before realising it was Notebookcheck.
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#1124 Post by micrex22 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:02 pm

Summilux wrote:Oh boy, Hope's team is really delivering what the [self-censored] at Lenovo have been unable to even imagine.
Kudos to our brothers in Real Thinkpads.

The author of the article is quite clueless tho, at first I thought I had landed on some hipster website before realising it was Notebookcheck.
Interesting, I didn't think someone would use my trackpoint photo as a desktop background, but I guess I did make it 1400x1050 as an easter egg for myself as homage to the 14.1" T60p :P. I posted that up since everyone seems to have forgotten the fourth trackpoint cap that was offered ('cat's tongue' and 'eraser head' were the two originals prior to the trio that's sold today). I wonder if people think that's a ThinkPad instead of an UltraNav.

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#1125 Post by Puppy » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:18 am

Taken from Reddit ThinkPads discussion http://imgur.com/a/WJENn
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#1126 Post by micrex22 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:20 pm

Apparently Lenovo on their linkedin page just posted this fan mockup of a retro thinkpad
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#1127 Post by shawross » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:42 pm

It looks like it is sitting on a gurney which is the underlining message here.
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#1128 Post by Weboh » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:07 pm

No, I think the message is that's the quality we can expect. :wink:

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#1129 Post by RealBlackStuff » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:45 am

+1 ^

And of course Lenovo is doing their own thing with a (yet again) changed keyboard layout and a new trackpoint design/location!
I also expect them to be in cahoots with Micro$haft, there are at least TWO "Windows" keys!

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#1130 Post by dr_st » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:03 am

I love the location of the Numpad 2 (down arrow). Very intuitive!
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#1131 Post by Weboh » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:47 am

What computer are you talking about?

And we can count you out now? Not after the Yoga book? :)

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#1132 Post by zoltan87 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:39 am

I love the positivity of this thread lol. I wonder how many Lenovo engineers read around here and get completely depressed.

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#1133 Post by ajkula66 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:49 am

zoltan87 wrote:I love the positivity of this thread lol. I wonder how many Lenovo engineers read around here and get completely depressed.
One reaps what they sow.

Lenovo's engineers and designers have been making many of us severely depressed for the past five years at the very least.
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#1134 Post by lophiomys » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:31 pm

There is no indication that there are any qualified engineers left over at Lenovo.
They all moved to 51nb working with HOPE.
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#1135 Post by micrex22 » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:47 am

ajkula66 wrote:
zoltan87 wrote:I love the positivity of this thread lol. I wonder how many Lenovo engineers read around here and get completely depressed.
One reaps what they sow.

Lenovo's engineers and designers have been making many of us severely depressed for the past five years at the very least.
Maybe someone should petition IBM (not Lenovo) to make the "BluePad", which would use the T43 as a base design but with a more modern design, compact features, and hardcore IBM nitpicks such as no Microsoft (R) Windows (TM) keys or context keys. And the colour scheme would be blue instead of red.
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It won't ship with Windows 10 of course, since with the creative update all telemetry and other pesky services will be inserted inside critical processes (as per Jerry Barnacules' Microsoft leaked info).

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#1136 Post by evening_hunger » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:52 am

Interesting developments on the Chinese side, new 3:2 laptop coming out (ripoff of thinkpad logo by the way...). Perhaps M$ makes the new surface book more laptop-ish, and this is a foretaste based on stolen tech:)
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#1137 Post by w0qj » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:20 pm

Wow, it looks like a Windows version of MacBook to me... it actually looks pretty good!

and whether or not "Thinker" brand name is too similar to "Thinkpad", might be for for lawyers to decide...
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#1138 Post by TankPad » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:37 pm

It wouldn't be my style of laptop but it actually looks pretty good. With some decent processor options that could be a winner.
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#1139 Post by Puppy » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:28 pm

Is it the same Cube company known to provide zero support (read the discussion) for their products ?
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#1140 Post by pianowizard » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:58 pm

Nowadays, 1.4 kg (3.1 lbs) is a tad heavy for a 13.5-incher, though with this aspect ratio the screen actually has a slightly larger surface area than a 14.0" 16:9 screen. With more premium material it could weigh under 2.5 lbs, but of course it would no longer be so cheap.
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