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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎10-01-2011
Location: Australia
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Re: E420s switchable graphics with opengl

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Just my two cents. I don't have any issues with openGL like some other users as I don't use any use any programs that utilise it. However, I am concerned with the complete failure to keep drivers updated. This has always been something I've hated when it came to PCs, and PC gaming on laptops specifically, manufacturer specific drivers. I bought an E520 on the basis of ThinkPad's reputation, regardless of the IBM/Lenovo change. The driver for the AMD 6630m found in my machine, and E420 machines, is now FOUR, almost FIVE, versions behind. This is causing issues with a lot of newer games out there. Now, while I understand ThinkPads are business orientated computers, that still doesn't justify such slow driver support.

 

Other users have mentioned that other manufacturers seem to have kept their drivers updated. While I am impressed with my ThinkPad's optimised performance and all, I may just go back to ASUS for my next laptop purchase if this is the sort of driver support for ThinkPads, which is shame because I've been really impressed with my E520.  

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Punch Card
Posts: 53
Registered: ‎09-01-2011
Location: Australia
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HURRY UP LENOVO

bump...

Token Ring
Posts: 98
Registered: ‎06-17-2011
Location: Poland
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Re: HURRY UP LENOVO

2 weeks since that famous "Google Earth works fine" reply.

No word from any lenovo rep after that, again, are you kidding me?

Lenovo Staff
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Registered: ‎07-11-2010
Location: Malaysia

E420s switchable graphics with opengl

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@All,

Sorry as I was away for the past 2 weeks. Based on the case update from engineering, the team has replicated the issue and has been escalated to development to fix this issue.

//JameZ

 

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Punch Card
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Registered: ‎06-02-2011
Location: Australia
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RE: E420s switchable graphics with opengl

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Good to hear JameZ. Smiley Happy

Please keep us posted on any development.

 

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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎09-30-2011
Location: United Kingdom
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Re: RE: E420s switchable graphics with opengl

Do you have any sort of timeline as to when we might see a fix?

 

Are we talking days, weeks, or months?

Punch Card
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Re: RE: E420s switchable graphics with opengl

Yeah, what's the ETA?

I'm thinking months.....

Punch Card
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Registered: ‎02-13-2011
Location: Newcastle, Australia
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E420s switchable graphics with opengl


That's very good to hear, I'm happy to wait a couple of months till it's released, atleast they replicated the issue. Cheers.

Lenovo Staff
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Re: E420s switchable graphics with opengl

No ETA given by the team yet. Will post once I have it.

//JameZ

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Registered: ‎09-27-2011
Location: UK
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Re: E420s switchable graphics with opengl

Cheers