06-23-2011 04:24 AM - edited 07-10-2011 01:51 PM
Hi, I have registered just to confirm that I am nor the only one who think the new ThinkPad T420s is a disappintment.
I have had nearly every single ThinkPad between my hands and have recently used the T410s and W520 extensively. The T410s is so much better than the T420s that I simply don't see myself ordering anymore T420s units. Just to highlight a few of the things that really really disappoints me:
1, The battery time is awfull, really awfull. Where I got 3,5 hour of battery time on the T410s I only have 2 hours on the T420s!
2, It's not possible to use Optimus with docking station...why even make it - if business can't use it? Isn't the T/W's targeted for business users anymore?
3, The screen is really dull and has a noticeable pixel/door effect - the T410s had neither.
4, The machine gets really hot and generates a lot of noise compared to -all- the other comparable machines aka T400/T410s/t420.
06-23-2011 06:09 AM
06-23-2011 06:10 AM
06-23-2011 12:22 PM
1, What can I possible do wrong? Clean install and all updates from System Update plus all standard settings = 2 hours
2, Well I'm not attached to a dock all the time... Then I could just as well buy a desktop/workstation. So the solution is to not use the Optimus solution but the discreet solution only (since integrated doesn't have the same output options).
3, I will try that. Think we have screen calibrator lying around somewhere.
06-23-2011 02:51 PM
06-23-2011 03:36 PM
Discrete only all the time is going to make you run down the battery much faster and is probably a major cause of your poor battery life.
06-24-2011 01:29 AM
Actually got one more issue.
The Ultrabay battery doesn't quite fit in the bay - it wopples inside when carrying the laptop around.
When I look at the side it got 1-1½ mm space to move up and down...
The T420s is without any doubt the worst ThinkPad I have ever used.
The problems found with this laptop are issues I would accept with a cheap Acer or Packard Bell but not a T-series laptop from Lenovo at a price of nearly 3000$.
06-24-2011 02:06 AM