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06-23-2013

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Re: ThinkPad Compact Keyboard Review

2013-10-08, 2:22 AM

I'm comparing it with the X1 Carbon with Precision keyboard. 

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12-02-2007

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Re: ThinkPad Compact Keyboard Review

2013-12-14, 21:06 PM
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I don't work for Lenovo
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08-20-2014

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Re: ThinkPad Compact Keyboard Review

2014-08-20, 12:57 PM

I have the bluetooth variant and using it on Windows 7.

 

BT range is quite good, mine works great from at least 5m away. You just need to make sure your Bluetooth receiver is powerful enough. My ASUS motherboard's built-in bluetooth just would not do. I had to get a descent bluetooth receiver instead.

 

Battery is really good.

 

One major issue is the nasty drift in the cursor when using your trackpoint. Often my cursor keeps on crossing half the screen after I released the trackpoint. It seems to be acceleration related so it's most likely a driver issue I which they could fix. Lenovo staff reading that please push for a driver update ASAP, it's been like that for a year already.

 

One other terrible thing on Windows 7 at least is that you can't disable or customize the On Screen Display from mouse settings dialog. Notably when CAPS-LOCK is on it always displays some OSD icon. I guess you could disable it all together by renaming that OSD.EXE from the driver installation directory. Instead of disabling it altogether I changed the PNG it's using for icon to be fully transparent. Thus I don't have any CAPSLOCK ON icon anymore. You will find the OSD images in the following directory:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\ThinkPad Compact Keyboard with TrackPoint driver\res

 

 

 

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08-20-2014

Germany

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Re: ThinkPad Compact Keyboard Review

2016-03-29, 17:04 PM

Looks like my TrackPoint was broken. I ordered a new keyboard and it does not have any drift.

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04-02-2019

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Re: ThinkPad Compact Keyboard Review

2019-04-02, 9:20 AM

The bluetooth version it's useless. I regret the purchase since with this money I could have got a nice compact mechanical. I even got it from the States so I can get the qwerty version. 

For work (banking env with windows 7) the keyboard would go to sleep very fast and take some time to recover. Trackpoint is laggy and even if I lock my fnkeys on my work laptop (lenovo T470) I would still need to hold down fn to access the F keys (really annoying when you have old applications that relly on input via F keys). Oh.. you cannot swap fn with ctrl like I have with the laptop.

For docking station use it's useless since swapping the laptops requires repairing.

Key material and typing are totally different from my work and personal laptop (T480)

I am a Thinkpad fanboy but this keyboard .. its garbage and does not worth 100 euros (including shipping from overseas). 

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