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stasik
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Registered: ‎08-10-2010
Location: Moscow, Russia
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W530 photo - keyboard has changed

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http://www.lenovo.com/images/products/nps/laptops/W530.png

 

new keyboard :smileysad:((

 

Stas.

 

 

 

(mod edit: changed title of post to better match thread subject)

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biznatch
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Registered: ‎03-30-2011
Location: Canada
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Re: w530 photo

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I've never really used a "chicklet" style keyboard so I can't say which I prefer.  Although the ThinkLight or whatever it's called I think does offer some advantages over a backlight (if that where they're going with this), as it lights up more than just the keyboard.  But I'm more concerned with the loss of the stacked Home/End and PgUP/PgDn keys.  While they're changing the keyboard though, couldn't they make the arrow keys regular sized keys?  That's my biggest problem with ThinkPad keyboards.

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Rocknrolla
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎09-28-2010
Location: Danmark

Re: w530 photo

I have been using x100e for 3 months. I wouldn't say chicklet keyboard on x100e is bad, but it is not even close to the legendary thinkpad keyboard. Thinklight is one of the feature I use everyday on my thinkpad.  Sad to see how lenovo is ruining thinkpad over the years.

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ThorsHammer
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Re: w530 photo


stasik wrote:

http://www.lenovo.com/images/products/nps/laptops/W530.png

 

new keyboard :smileysad:((

 

Stas.

 

 


Has anyone confirmed this is actually the new W530 that is coming with the Ivy Bridge wave? 

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ColonelONeill
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Location: Toronto
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Re: w530 photo

Watch Lenovo be trolling everyone.
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ThorsHammer
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Re: w530 photo

Considering the W530 pic has been on the server for several days now, it does seem official. If the picture wasn't a production model, I assume they would take it down.

 

It seems strange to me they would go the chiclet route on the W530. I guess we'll have to wait and see if the thermals have been changed and the chassis is significantly thinner.  If they didn't change, I don't see the point.

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biznatch
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Re: w530 photo

More details: http://www.laptopreviews.com/upcoming-lenovo-thinkpad-t430-t530-x230-and-w530-get-ptcrb-approval-201...
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JDay
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Location: Sacramento, CA
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Re: w530 photo


stasik wrote:

http://www.lenovo.com/images/products/nps/laptops/W530.png

 

new keyboard :smileysad:((

 

Stas.

 

 


IIRC some of the new ThinkPads that Lenovo showed at CES had the chicklet keyboard and Lenovo said that keyboard would not be in the final release.

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Rocknrolla
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Registered: ‎09-28-2010
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Re: w530 photo

But why would they make pictures with a chicklet keyboard  instead of leaving the traditional one  if the chicklet is not the final release?

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pertierr
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Registered: ‎04-20-2012
Location: USA

Re: w530 photo

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I'm sorry but whoever made the decision to change the keyboard to a chiclet on their W series is either crazy/ignorant/stupid or any combination of these. The Thinkpad keyboard is one of the KEY reasons to get a W Thinkpad. How delusional does an executive need to be to make the decision to anandon a key selling point in a product?

I will jump ship and buy Dell if I don't get the classic Thinkpad keyboard, and I'm not alone.

That enter key better be blue. Who buys a brand and guts it? smart.