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THINKPAD CUSTOMER FEEDBACK, WHY I PREFER THINKPADS

2009-08-16, 15:55 PM

I could not find a link to submit this to Lenovo Customer Feedback.   I hope that the Thinkpad designers and marketers will take note these suggestions.    Thanks. 

 

I have owned six Thinkpads, and now I own my first Thinkpads made by Lenovo.   I am writing to give feedback regarding what features are important.

 

The primary reason that I select Thinkpad is for the Red Track Point.  I see that some Lenovo models do not have a Red Track Point.   Please be aware, if Lenovo discontinues offering the Track Point, I would be forced to look for another manufacturer.

 

Currently, I use two x61s.  I am disappointed that you made the ALT and CNTL keys smaller in order to squeeze in the WINDOWS key and the APPLICATION key.  

 

I favor making the ALT and CNTL keys as big as they were on previous models, and I favor eliminating the WINDOWS key and the APPLICATION key as redundant.  

 

Making the ALT  and CNTL keys smaller is a mistake because these keys are used frequently and are very important.    Making them so small leads to typing mistakes.

 The  WINDOWS and APPLICATION keys are really not necessary.   CNTL-ESC is equivalent to the WINDOWS key.   The APPLICATION key is just simply redundant.  

Note from Moderator:  Please don't post the same message in multiple boards/threads as it splinters the discussion.  Duplicate(s) removed.


 

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Re: THINKPAD CUSTOMER FEEDBACK, WHY I PREFER THINKPADS

2009-08-16, 16:15 PM

Welcome to the forum!

 

Have you checked out LenovoBlogs?  In particular, the one called Design Matters is written by the head of design himself, David Hill.  There are several entries re keyboard design there, and you can choose one of them to add your comments.


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Re: THINKPAD CUSTOMER FEEDBACK, WHY I PREFER THINKPADS

2009-08-16, 16:24 PM
well you would happy to know that the X200 have large key, nearly as large as those in the regular T, W, R series laptop. 
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Re: THINKPAD CUSTOMER FEEDBACK, WHY I PREFER THINKPADS

2009-08-19, 15:23 PM

" The WINDOWS and APPLICATION keys are really not necessary. CNTL-ESC is equivalent to the WINDOWS key. The APPLICATION key is just simply redundant. "

 

Now I never use the 'Application' key (in fact I had to look it up and find out what it is) - but I use the Windows key many times a day. It works as a shortcut key for explorer, to the 'run' box and to lock the screen. Cntrl-Esc opens the menu but I haven't found a way to get the other functions.

 

Perhaps we could drop the Alt key (or combine its function with the Win key)?  :-)

 

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Re: THINKPAD CUSTOMER FEEDBACK, WHY I PREFER THINKPADS

2009-08-20, 2:39 AM

in win Vista win + tab allows the fancy windows flying experience... 

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Re: THINKPAD CUSTOMER FEEDBACK, WHY I PREFER THINKPADS

2009-08-20, 5:04 AM

wrote:

in win Vista win + tab allows the fancy windows flying experience... 


And in Windows 7 .....
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Re: THINKPAD CUSTOMER FEEDBACK, WHY I PREFER THINKPADS

2009-08-20, 5:28 AM

when lenovo put those keys in the X60, X61, the alt and ctrl was nigh unusable, but in full sized laptop keyboard this is not as bad. 

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