07-31-2012 09:53 AM
07-31-2012 11:19 AM - edited 07-31-2012 11:21 AM
You guys dug up such an old thread. I want to say great job. These things are worth bringing back to attention.
It's really disappointing to see this problem never got addressed properly. I also had one of the early X220T models with horrible digitizer accuracy (I don't know if it was fixed later on, but I assume it wasn't), and posted a youtube video comparing with X61T. I know Lenovo launched a digitizer firmware update, but that didn't do a thing.
I then went with Samsung Series 7 Slate which had much better digitizer accuracy, but because some other problems, I had to return that. Now I'm back with X230T, and the digitizer works much better than how the X220T did, but nothing to get excited about. It's still not as good as Samsung Series 7 Slate which wasn't perfect either, and certainly not as good as X61T which was almost perfect. I wish they had done a better job on X230T. But since it looks like they are trying to lower the build cost, they probably have no intention to fix anything.
I returned my first X230T because it wobbles while sitting on only three legs of the four. Also the keyboard tray's upper corners rubs the screen, grinding it leaving marks. Another problem I found yesterday was that the lid was warped on the left side. Crazy, isn't it?
It's too early for tablet PCs to be mainstream. If they kept the real price (not the inflated price) at ~ $2000 and increased the quality accordingly , the X230t could have been my favorite laptop.
If someone wants a cheap tablet to play with , there are plenty on the market that use a RISC CPU. Most of use who buy real tablet PCs expect quality and performance.
07-31-2012 12:21 PM
I can't believe they didn't fix it.
I own the x220t and i suffer this issue, but I never imagined the x230t will have it too. Come on, they didn't fix if but they have the time to change the keyboard instead, wich worked perfectly and was great... -_-??
Now I do think Lenovo is laughing at their costumers
07-31-2012 12:25 PM - edited 07-31-2012 01:15 PM
I kind of like the new keyboard, especially because I finally have backlit keys. hehe.
Yeah, it is a bummer that they didn't really fix it good enough. X230T's digitizer does work bit better than the X220T.
07-31-2012 12:56 PM
Ok, it works better... but it should be fixed up already. People is paying a lot of money for these laptops.
About the keyboard, it's up to the user, but I feel much more confident hitting the keys in the clasic one. The Macbook pro keyboard (as my only example of chiclet keyboard) doesn't feel confident to me.. but that is just me
12-16-2012 12:04 PM
Hi, I own a x230t and I have the exact same problem that is described in this 65 pages long thread. Here is the solution I found:
When in landscape mode, if the battery is on top, the pen input is going to be very bad close to the edges, even if I calibrate. But, if I turn the laptop 180 degrees (the battery is now at the bottom) and recalibrate in that position,the problem is gone. I would say that the pen input went from 6/10 to 9/10 in terms of accuracy.
It might not be the best solution, but it works for me. And since I have the 6 cell battery, I have to put something under the tablet to lift the top a bit. Hope this helps someone.