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Thinkpad Reserve Edition Ripoff? *PICS*

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Thinkpad Reserve Edition Ripoff? *PICS*

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:21 pm

Don't tell me this doesn't look like a total ripoff of the X61s Reserve Edition.

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Re: Thinkpad Reserve Edition Ripoff?

#2 Post by dr_st » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:40 am

Perhaps I could tell you, with bigger/more detailed pictures. But then it would violate the standing rules of the forum. :lol:
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Re: Thinkpad Reserve Edition Ripoff?

#3 Post by axur-delmeria » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:33 am

dr_st wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:40 am
Perhaps I could tell you, with bigger/more detailed pictures. But then it would violate the standing rules of the forum. :lol:
You Just need to post them as links instead of inline images. :D

Ars Technica has an article about it: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/10 ... le-around/

From the looks of it, it's not a cover; the leather is an integral part of the laptop. :o
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Re: Thinkpad Reserve Edition Ripoff? *PICS*

#4 Post by dr_st » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:53 am

The problem with leather is that most implementations tend to age horribly and end up looking like crap; maintaining and restoring it is harder than with more commonly used materials like plastic and aluminium.
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Re: Thinkpad Reserve Edition Ripoff? *PICS*

#5 Post by Ibthink » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:34 am

What I personally find more interesting about this device than the leather is the way the display rotates into a tablet (as seen in this video). Thats a great design and it reminds me a little bit about the old "ThinkPad Houdini" concept. So, kudos to HP for being innovative. Too bad that they did not realize the potential of a 3:2 screen in this one, because for a tablet-laptop hybrid, this aspect ratio would have been ideal and there is a lot of bezel beneath that display...
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Re: Thinkpad Reserve Edition Ripoff?

#6 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:36 am

dr_st wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:40 am
Perhaps I could tell you, with bigger/more detailed pictures. But then it would violate the standing rules of the forum. :lol:
They're imgurs autoresized pics.

Big ones here:
http://imgur.com/a/zaJDHy1
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Re: Thinkpad Reserve Edition Ripoff? *PICS*

#7 Post by Saucey » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:49 pm

I'd say its just HP trying to compete against Microsoft Surface that have Alcantara finish as an option. They are upping the ante by making it all leather.

Its a neat double take for some when you have it closed on a desk.
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