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Thinklight on the Lenovo K21

#1 Post by TPFanatic » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:36 pm

So the new Lenovo K-series business laptop has a Thinklight.
https://imgur.com/gallery/HzHgHgf
https://old.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comme ... x260_pics/

It also shares removable batteries with 14" Thinkpads, and has touchpad buttons with red stripes. Not even the P series has those.

The keyboard looks bad but could it be substituted with a Thinkpad keyboard? :?:

The K20 had these things too: https://www3.lenovo.com/ph/en/laptops/l ... 8LG80K0464

The Thinkpad line has been deliberately Macbookified! No Thinklight, no removal batteries for the X280 and Carbon, gigantic clickpads - but they can put real Thinkpad features on this.
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Re: Thinklight on the Lenovo K21

#2 Post by Ibthink » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:48 am

From what I can gather, its a budget-line meant for Chinese business customers. It has those features because its cheap, as a ThinkLight costs less than a backlit keyboard and Lenovo often has touchpads with dedicated buttons on some budget-notebooks.
TPFanatic wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:36 pm
has touchpad buttons with red stripes. Not even the P series has those.
I don't think touchpad buttons with red stripes have ever been a thing on ThinkPads – correct me if I am wrong. The red stripes are always on the TrackPoint buttons.
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Re: Thinklight on the Lenovo K21

#3 Post by madicetea » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:50 pm

Ibthink wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:48 am
From what I can gather, its a budget-line meant for Chinese business customers. It has those features because its cheap, as a ThinkLight costs less than a backlit keyboard and Lenovo often has touchpads with dedicated buttons on some budget-notebooks.
TPFanatic wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:36 pm
has touchpad buttons with red stripes. Not even the P series has those.
I don't think touchpad buttons with red stripes have ever been a thing on ThinkPads – correct me if I am wrong. The red stripes are always on the TrackPoint buttons.
Touchpad buttons with stripes? Think I've seen that on my 240 and a few of my older IBM-1990-era Thinkpads.
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Re: Thinklight on the Lenovo K21

#4 Post by Ibthink » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:30 am

Icewobs wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Touchpad buttons with stripes? Think I've seen that on my 240 and a few of my older IBM-1990-era Thinkpads.
The ThinkPad 240 doesn't have a touchpad, nor do any of the other 1990s ThinkPads. The first ThinkPad with a touchpad was the ThinkPad T30.
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Re: Thinklight on the Lenovo K21

#5 Post by madicetea » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:30 am

Ibthink wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:30 am
Icewobs wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Touchpad buttons with stripes? Think I've seen that on my 240 and a few of my older IBM-1990-era Thinkpads.
The ThinkPad 240 doesn't have a touchpad, nor do any of the other 1990s ThinkPads. The first ThinkPad with a touchpad was the ThinkPad T30.
Sorry I was only thinking about the buttons.

You are right, touchpads are rare in the whole Lenovo line until the most recent computers.
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Re: Thinklight on the Lenovo K21

#6 Post by Summilux » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:27 pm

TPFanatic wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:36 pm
The Thinkpad line has been deliberately Macbookified! No Thinklight, no removal batteries for the X280 and Carbon, gigantic clickpads - but they can put real Thinkpad features on this.
Amen. Lenovo being Lenovo again : i.e. doing everything wrong.
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Re: Thinklight on the Lenovo K21

#7 Post by Whitieiii » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:29 pm

I'd love to have one.. a hybrid between the T430 and T450 with a socketed CPU and dedicated graphics like GTX 1060 is what I'd like....

Basically a T450p with a thinklight, backlight keyboard, removable dual batteries, and socketed quad core current gen i7 with a GTX 1060 or 1070 but that would never happen.. lol
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