03-11-2012 03:55 PM
ColonelONeill wrote:Lenovo needs less following, and more leading.
Depends on how close you follow the leader.
I think Lenovo should keep focusing on reliable, top notch equipment for "doers", and let other companies drive the evolution (and hype).
But it is a narrow space between hype and yesterdays technology.
Lenovo really needs to keep up.
If the marketing people of Lenovo cant see simple demands like display real estate as something that customers indeed will pay for, then there is not much hope.
Lenovo is already starting to smell like "yesterday".
03-12-2012 05:37 AM - edited 03-12-2012 05:39 AM
lets see whether Apple can keep its magic in another 2 or 3 years, i am already seeing the slow decline in innovation at Apple Inc with the release of the iPhone 4S and iPad 3 (which should really be a 2S). Tick Tock....
Also, none of these screen technologies that Apple use are proprietary, the technology has existed for sometimes already. The only reason they can implement many of these innovations in hardware, is the fact that they have the advantage of production volume and tighter vertical integration in the supply chain. If Lenovo can produce products at these numbers, then it could easily implement much of what Apple has put in, but the fact is Lenovo don't sell that many numbers of similarly configured machine.
I am curious why some people don't say things like hey Apple implement WWAN in your laptop or design a hinge that allows the screen to have 180 degrees of motion, why Blu-ray isn't available in your machines.. and how about moving the cold air intake away from where the hot air is exhausting from?
03-12-2012 05:53 AM - edited 03-12-2012 06:36 AM
"why Blu-ray isn't available in your machines"...this I can try to answer.
iTunes store, Apple TV....
Kinda like Sony back in the days of MD and ATRAC vs MP3.
03-12-2012 06:47 AM
03-12-2012 08:50 AM
The 2012 MacBook Pros are expected to have 2880x1800 pixel displays:
I hope that Lenovo can keep up ...
If the resolution of the screen is that high, the software is going to have to keep up. Everything will be so rediculously tiny. Windows 7 lets you increase the DPI/size of everything to 150%, I think we'd need a 200% option. I keep mine at 125% with the FHD screen. So with higher and higher resolutions I don't think you'd be getting much more on the screen, it'd just get clearer...maybe...programs would have to be designed to utilize the higher resolution. If you just stretch everything by increasing DPI then you're not really getting a clearer picture I don't think.
03-12-2012 10:03 AM - last edited on 04-26-2012 02:33 PM by topmahof
@Anekswe started this thread by comparing the W520 to the iPad, a bit of nonsense. Why not compare the Ford F-150 to the Smart Car?
The W520 is as utilitarian for many people, such as software developers, engineers, etc., as the F-150 is to people who actually use it to do a day's work, such as a construction crew, delivery service, or farmer. So if you are really a soccer mom, don't complain that the upholstery isn't soft enough for your tastes.
03-12-2012 10:18 AM
@Anekswe started this thread by comparing the W520 to the iPad, a bit of nonsense.
Why not compare the Ford F-150 to the Smart Car?
If the F-150 had cart wheels, it would make sense to compare it to any car at all, just to let Ford know why you are not buying their car.
03-12-2012 10:29 AM - edited 03-12-2012 10:31 AM
Just another example of where the industry is heading:
03-12-2012 11:13 AM - last edited on 04-26-2012 02:34 PM by topmahof
The Asus Zenbook isn't in the same category as the W520; closer than the iPad, but not in the same category.
If you want to compare, check out the Dell Precision line.
For my next review, I will demonstrate how the Laborghini has better styling the the W520... sigh.
I admit it. I prefer the Lamborghini. It's faster, and it doesn't just come in black.
03-12-2012 03:40 PM