08-09-2011 07:10 AM - edited 08-09-2011 07:39 AM
18bravo wrote:I gotta say, so far, I'm happy with the X220 except for the Trackpad...although I really do so wish they would have stuffed these internals (and a higher resolution IPS display into a X301...I really miss having that DVD drive/burner)
So why not the T420s?
I find I use an optical drive less and less often, and it's nice not to always carry around the extra bulk and weight, but when I do need one for the X220, I use a slim external Panasonic UJ-890A. If you want to burn Blu-ray, the Panasonic UJ-240 fits in the same slim case.
08-09-2011 07:24 AM - edited 08-09-2011 07:56 AM
TrackPad issue? upgraded to UltraNav driver to 184.108.40.206 yet?
Hi JameZ, yes I have the 220.127.116.11 drivers. The problem is that I normally rest my thumb on the left button. With this "one piece" track pad design, it makes using it impossible because it randomly thinks I'm doing a multi-touch gesture so I get random zooms, pointer jumps, etc. The two finger scrolling, flat out, doesn't work. I've tried various finger spacing and it's consistantly inconsistant to put it nicely. Doing a one finger "edge" scroll gives me the same results and forget about doing a horizontal edge scroll. [SNIP]
I personally prefer the TrackPoint to any TouchPad, but the TouchPad on the X220 works well for me. Have you tried adjusting TouchPad Settings? There are a wealth of configuration options, including Sensitivity of many gestures, and Smart Check can help to avoid accidental gestures.
08-09-2011 08:45 AM
08-09-2011 11:53 AM - edited 08-12-2011 11:42 AM
Sorry guys for driving this thread off topic..I just wanted to make a few quick replies and then maybe any additional comments should be sent via PM to keep the thread clean unless the admits don't mind..In which case I don't mind continuing to talk about the X220 beyond the throttling issue.
I have heard of the Synaptic drivers and I will try them. Two finger scroll doesn't work "well" to put it lightly..Trust me, I tried. I've also played with all the settings and while they work ok while adjusting the settings (in the "try out" areas), in reality, it doesn't work nearly as well.
I didn't get a T-series because I need it to be extra small and powerful. I do multi-month/multi-country backpack traveling occassionally and every ounce counts. So a extra inch here, and inch there adds to my already heavy pack load. I have even considered running Bootcamp/Win7 on the new i5 Macbook Airs (I don't care for OSX even though I'm a former Mac guy) since the Air not having a optical drive is no longer a disadvantage (compared to the X220) and the Air is ridiculously small. I also already have a small optical drive but again, it's one of those things that I may not want to pack because I'd rather have something else in my pack. With my X301, it was all built-in and tidy. No extra cables, etc.
I use a standard brick 90W PS at home/work and my travel PS is the newer/smaller 90W travel PS so the 2nd SODIMM should be no problem. Hopefully, Lenovo will have a fix out soon and we can put this "problem that never should have been" to rest.
UPDATE: So I finally received my RAM...got a killer deal, 2x 4GB (8GB) Mushkin PC3-10666 for $33.50 shipped! (Newegg Shellshocker deal...finally something other than a cheap wristwatch or a shaver) and re-ran WEI. This time, my RAM score was 7.5. Definitely worth the $33.50 and now I have a spare 4GB PC3-10666 SODIMM to boot.
08-21-2011 07:26 AM
Any official reply from lenovo ?
Official reply from Lenovo here.
08-22-2011 12:07 PM
There will be a BIOS which the team be releasing to fix this issue, estimated end of August if all no issues are found during testing stage.
For reference, here is what I'm getting with the 1.19 BIOS with Power Manager set to Maximum Performance on the 65W Adapter. It's a painful irony that I'm getting less graphics performance with the i7 than other customers are getting with the i5! (Let me know if you'd like any help testing the new BIOS.)
08-22-2011 12:11 PM
It's a painful irony that I'm getting less graphics performance with the i7 than other customers are getting with the i5!
i5 also affected with this problem not only i7. at least i5-2520.