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11-22-2012

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Re: New ThinkPad Yoga released!!

2013-09-12, 6:58 AM

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For me the Screw is a hint, that there wont be a hotswappable battery...
Hope this was just a preproduction model...otherwise I'll have to wait until they release the Helix 2, somewhere next Year :(

Mmmm... I can't wait any longer. I've been looking for a new laptop since spring 2010 when my T61 had its 3 years anniversary. But then there weren't any laptop that fullfield all my requirements. Mostly because I demand a trackpoint.... and almost no company except Lenovo and HP build computers with trackpoint. And when Win 8 Beta got announced I decided to put in "convertable tablet" into my requirements... So since then I've been waiting... and waiting... and waiting... 3 year over due.... so now I decided to skip a couple of those requirements.

 

My requrement list used to be 12.5 - 14.1" screen, at least 1080p, at least up to 16GB RAM, trackpoint, touchscreen, convertable, built in LTE, at leat 256GB SSD disk, at leat 8 hours battery time when coding, WiDi support (or miracast), at least an i5 CPU....

 

seems like I'll just have to skip the 16GB RAM and built in LTE or wait yet another year. DAMIT Lenovo... why can't you just build something that fullfill all my requirements. :(

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09-11-2013

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Re: New ThinkPad Yoga released!!

2013-09-12, 7:02 AM
I'm pretty sure that the Helix will have all...Exzept the 16GB RAM and it's a bit smaller...but then you have to wait another 6 Month :D
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Re: New ThinkPad Yoga released!!

2013-09-12, 7:10 AM

I'll rather have 12.5" screen without LTE than 11.6" screen with LTE... since that will be the only differences between the ThinkPad Yoga and the Helix 2 if the Helix 2 only will support 8GB RAM....

 

... but then again... we don't really have a clue about what specifications Helix 2 will have when or if it is announced.... do we? :)

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Re: New ThinkPad Yoga released!!

2013-09-12, 7:24 AM
AND battery life ! I'm pretty sure, that with haswell helix 2 will easily reach 9-10h of serious work!
So back to the starting Point: PLEASE lenovo let there be an Option like getting an additional battery instead of the harddrive or hotswappable battery!
To be productive and mobile you Need more then 6h of light work...not everyone in the Enterprise stays in the Office all the time! (Hd-Playback is cheating, because with haswell power consumption became a Lot lower at this...)
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Re: New ThinkPad Yoga released!!

2013-09-13, 13:18 PM

Ok, probably got a final information :

http://youtu.be/pFJYXIdVmDE

@4:18 

The interviewer asks and the Lenovo Manager says: NO CHANGABLE BATTERY ...

 

Ok ... so I think I'll go for a stylus powered bay trail tablet until they release the new Helix and then sell the tablet ...

...6hours battery life in times when a lighter macbook air sports more then 11hours :P

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Re: New ThinkPad Yoga released!!

2013-09-14, 13:51 PM

This is a nice product BUT:

 

no rj-45?

no hdd led activity?

no removable battery?

 

 

Thx but this is a no no for me.

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Re: New ThinkPad Yoga released!!

2013-09-14, 14:57 PM

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This is a nice product BUT:

 

no rj-45?

no hdd led activity?

no removable battery?

 

 

Thx but this is a no no for me.


Lots of people don't care about that stuff.

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09-20-2013

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Re: New ThinkPad Yoga released!!

2013-09-20, 14:51 PM

 


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Cool tech with the keyboard locking and all, but Lenovo missed the mark with this one.  

 

Since Sammy's Ativ Q is probably vaporware at this point, I've been looking for alternatives, and this is the only other thing coming down the pike with a Wacom digitizer and a reasonably high resolution. However, it's only 12.5" (to the Yoga 2 and Ativ Q's 13.3") and doesn't run 3200x1800.

 

You were so close, Lenovo.  So close.  Put the digitizer in the Yoga 2, and you win. Put Yoga 2's screen in this Thinkpad, and you win. But you did neither.

 

At least you still (as far as I know) use Wacom instead of N-Trig like Sony's Vaio Flip lineup...

 


 

 

My thoughts exactly!

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09-24-2013

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Re: New ThinkPad Yoga released!!

2013-09-25, 12:47 PM

I'm in the market for new laptop, light and ultraportable 12'', quite powerfull so I can work on it (web development running win host + 1-3 linux vm's) , tablet mode big plus for using on sofa and during travel. So was waiting for x240t (tablet edition).

Reading about x240 I decided that tablet version will be good enough, didn't like the U processors, Intel4400 GPU instead of 5000 and 12GB RAM, but screen, battery, size and connectivity were great and I was happy with my choice to wait for x240t.

But than I've read that x230t was last tablet edition and the new closest thing is thinkpad yoga. Seemed great at first but the more specs came out the less I liked it:

 

- so-so battery life and no extended battery option like in x240

- rather heavy 

- max RAM 8GB - that was almost deal-breaker for me

- one link dock instead of regular docks - whouldn't mind if it had at least 1x display port, but it has one hdmi only! (with no specs published), which may mean only 1 external display with max 1080p

- and than i had closer look on a spec and thinkpad yoga itself has hdmi, not display port! 

 

Why Lenovo? Why don't you keep consumer HDMI in consumer models and use DisplayPort in your business line? To get rid of the clutter and because new laptop won't be my main workstation anymore I am moving from dual monitor setup to one 27'' 2560x1444 screen. 

 

Because of cool tablet mode, updated screen and digitizer I was very forgiving about shortcomings of this model, but if I won't be able to use large screen with it that will be deal breaker and will probably go with ZBook 14 which is everything t440s should be, and probably built like a tank - have  elitebook 8440w for over 3 years now, droped it few times and even had medium speed motorcycle accident with it in a back pack and it's still working great.

 

I did some research and there is hope: looks like newest intel drivers for Intel 4400 do output higer res via hdmi, and monitors like ViewSonic VP2770 will accept 1444p from hdmi (although in 8bit instead of 10bit), I hope that dock won't cap it at 1080p.

 

I understand that in order to use thinkpad build quality and yoga form Lenovo had to cut down the x240 - RAM slots, CPU, probably battery, but I really struggle to understand why they went with hdmi out in both dock and laptop. HP just doesn't make such design errors in their Elitebook / Zbook line.

 

 

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05-27-2013

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Re: New ThinkPad Yoga released!!

2013-10-25, 16:17 PM

Don't worry yourself so much. 

All of your concerns will melt away once you receive the device and its touch screen and stylus fail to work concurently for more than 15-minutes; cough*the-lenovo-helix*cough.

 

But again, don't worry.

5-months after the device is leased, Lenovo will publish a patch which refuses to install on any of the machines it was intended for..

 

Lenovo Helix Touch Screen Malfunctioning

Touch screen and pen/stylus stop working - Helix

Lenovo Helix Touch Screen Malfunctioning 

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