01-13-2011 06:53 AM
Now that we're a few days out from CES, I thought I might give a few thoughts from what I saw and what I think we're going to see over the next year:
01-13-2011 07:39 AM
- I will blog more about this, but speaking for Lenovo specifically, if you want to see the future of ThinkPad, look at our ThinkPad Edge E420s/E220s platforms. These have many design attributes I predict will become the new ThinkPad look for all of our products.
That's pretty scary. And sad. "If it won't go, chrome it!", eh?
Time to hunt down another X301 to save for a rainy day.
I am not a Lenovo employee
01-15-2011 01:48 PM
chrome is such a "me too" feature. product designers in all markets are softening corners and adding chrome trim, making consumer electronics indistinguishable. the thinkpad has been unique for nearly twenty years and people appreciate the design for that reason.
bento boxes don't have chrome trim and neither should classic thinkpads. edge, maybe, but not classic models.
there's nothing wrong with continuing down the road less traveled. after all, more accidents are had on busy streets, not less-traveled ones.
01-15-2011 03:45 PM