03-04-2008 09:21 PM
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09-17-2008 02:11 PM
Glad to know I'm not crazy...I'm having simlar issues with my keyboard. At first i thought that it was just my own fault, but now I have been paying close attention to my typing the past few days. I've noticed that non-registering hits still occur when i purposely type very slowly to make sure that it's not me. I've also tried altering how I type, and still it happens. Wyth described it perfectly when he said:
"The key depresses, clicks, feels like any regular keystroke, but it just doesn't register."
At times, I've tried typing much harder so that the keyboard makes a "thudding" sound, and still some letters don't get through.
What's annoying is that it doesn't occur too frequently, and when it does, it seems to happen almost at random (it's not always the same letters that don't register). Therefor, I feel like service will tell me that I'm imagining things.
Anyhow, I will call support this evening and see what they suggest.
09-17-2008 05:41 PM
...and all this time I thought it was just me! It's unfortunate we are all having problems with the keyboard like this. I have been typing for the last 40+ years and consider myself a somewhat good typist. It is totally random. There is no rhyme nor reason as to what keys will actually work. I also tried typing slowly and still had keys not work. Just typing this short reply I had to go back and type in a few missing characters!
12-26-2008 11:24 AM
I've purchased Y510.
It is best with multimedia features, one touch recovery, programmable button.
good graphic performance.
border less screen is great.
one hitch is that the screen is getting hurt by the hard intel vista and nvidia stickers just below the keypad.
They make marks on my screen I love the stickers but I will be happy if they dont hurt my screen.
02-18-2009 02:38 AM
05-27-2009 01:29 PM - edited 05-27-2009 01:36 PM
05-27-2009 03:11 PM - edited 05-27-2009 03:17 PM
To be honest, this will be the last Lenovo I get. For all kinds of reasons, I use linux; so does my wife, and so do my parents and brother. (They're not geeks, they're average everyday users.)
When I got my Y510, not long after it was released, Linux ran on the machine much better than Vista could. There were just a few things to work out, and with the help of the Linux community, we who used Linux on these machines got it running very well.
But it seems that any support Lenovo used to provide for Linux is fast disappearing. They're not offering Linux options for average end-users, although I believe it's still available for business machines. Search for Linux off their web page, and you're soon lost. That's one thing, but the recent comments by Matt Kohut, Lenovo's Worldwide Competitive Analyst, was the determining factor for me. On his blog and in recent interviews, he's been actively hostile, or at least nasty, toward Linux while telling his audience how much they're going to love Windows 7 -- which he admits Lenovo is developing tools for because Windows 7 still has some shortcomings.
I won't lay it alll out here; in an ubuntuforums thread of Lenovo Linux users, there's a collection of his statements berating Linux and praising Windows on one hand, while admitting Windows still has shortcomings that Lenovo needs to overcome on the other. I'm not a Windows hater, I don't look for opportunities to talk smack about Microsoft, I use it in a virtual machine; I'm just am better off with Linux.
But I don't see why Kohut needs to go after the OS or its users; if he truly believes Windows is that much better than Linux, there really wouldn't be a need to attack an OS with only 2% of the market. A simple disclaimer on the front page of his blog would do. But when someone spends time trying to build up his champion by cutting down the opposition, that doesn't show a lot of confidence in his champion. And I'm not interested in supporting a company who is actively hostile to the way I use technology. I'd feel the same way if I were using Windows and a hardware company insisted its users use a particular browser or office suite or media player while slamming the browser, office suite or media player I use. It's alienating and unnecessary.
I don't know if Kohut or Lenovo is trying to drive Linux users toward Windows 7, but they've succeeded in driving a few of us away from Lenovo.