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Punch Card
Posts: 42
Registered: ‎12-14-2007
Location: USa
Views: 5,321
Message 11 of 50

Re: Hello from the SL team!

hey tome,


you need to take of the last forword slash for the link to work (after the last number "7)"

Paper Tape
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎07-19-2008
Location: Malaysia
Views: 5,295
Message 12 of 50

Re: Hello from the SL team!

Thank you very much to you Brandon and the SL team for posting those gorgeous pictures of the machine in flickr. I am sure it will give us the customers and potential customers a better and clearer view on SL Thinkpad. Thank you very much and i have downloaded all of them. Thank you.
Paper Tape
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎07-25-2008
Location: RTP, NC
Views: 5,265
Message 13 of 50

Re: Hello from the SL team!

Hi, SL team, and it's great to see that there is now a business quality laptop with high-quality media options as well. I did have a few questions after reading through and looking at the flickr photoset... I saw some SL backs with a yellow power cord adapter (like I have on my T60) and some without... what is the difference? Also a question regarding the back... will a T60 9 cell extended battery fit the SL?

I'm looking at getting an SL500 for my T60 replacement... what sort of features will I lose? I asked a Lenovo Chat agent if the SL500 had the ThinkLight and she responded in the affirmative but after checking the flickr photoset, I can't find it... it's not there, is it? I am quite excited about getting an SL but again, I'd like to know what sort of stuff hasn't survived the jump from T-series to SL.

I do know that it's a snazzy design exercise and for that I applaud you... I'm looking forward to having mine soon!

Message Edited by aguptaweb on 07-25-2008 07:09 AM
Token Ring
Posts: 332
Registered: ‎01-20-2008
Location: Canada
Views: 5,116
Message 14 of 50

Re: Hello from the SL team!

@Brandon_Lenovo wrote:


I will soon be starting a blog that's focused on small business, and I invite those of you who are small business owners to visit it when it comes online and share your thoughts with me. I hope to serve as a resource and sounding board, not just for PC-related news, but about small business in general. I am very excited about it, and I look forward to chatting with you there!


 Your new blog sounds exciting! Please keep us posted on it!




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Punch Card
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎05-19-2008
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Views: 5,067
Message 15 of 50

Re: Hello from the SL team!

I am a Designer myself and i have a very picky and sensitive eye. After watching the photos and spec. of the new SL class i fall in love with it. i love the new SEXY BLACK front and it stand out so much from all previous Thinkpad. NOT that i mean all other thinkpad should change their front to glossy black. i think they should stay where they are. But this new SL class looks so different and i am so excited of it. But if Lenovo can change the inside to the same Sexy black then the machine will have the unity and simplicity. Second, i love the new Front led logo. and i like how you explain it as a human heart. After all, i think it is a exciting new Thinkpad and i wish Lenovo will make a homerun again.
Former Employee
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎07-18-2008
Location: RTP, NC
Views: 4,947
Message 16 of 50

Re: Hello from the SL team!

Hey Aguptaweb,

     Interoperability of batteries was something we focused on when we designed the ThinkPad SL, and the 6 and 9 cell batteries are interchangeable with the batteries on Montevina-based T and R series.Your 9 cell T60 battery will not fit the ThinkPad SL.

     Unfortunately, there is no ThinkLight on the ThinkPad SL. I am happy that you like the new design, since it's a *HIGHLY* subjective topic. I will be the main blogger on our soon-to-come SMB blog and the first posting focuses on the design elements of the ThinkPad SL. I hope that you'll visit it once it's up and that it'll answer many of the questions you have about the new system.




Posts: 23
Registered: ‎06-29-2008
Location: Germany
Views: 4,938
Message 17 of 50

Re: Hello from the SL team!

Hi Brandon!


welcome on board! I'm really disappointed that all the new ThinkPads have a widescreen displays. I want FlexView ThinkPads back! All other displays are just really, really bad. I buying ThinkPads since I can remember, but when you guys keep putting these cheap, low quality displays into these notebooks then I have no choice than to look somewhere else.




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Posts: 3,956
Registered: ‎11-20-2007
Location: US
Views: 4,869
Message 18 of 50

Re: Hello from the SL team!

Brandon_Lenovo wrote:

I will be the main blogger on our soon-to-come SMB blog and the first posting focuses on the design elements of the ThinkPad SL.


Great!  It will be interesting to hear the rationale behind the keyboard layout choice.


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Paper Tape
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎08-07-2008
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Views: 4,816
Message 19 of 50

Re: Hello from the SL team!

Brandon, do you anticipate having VibrantView for your 15.4" displays? Also, 1920x1200 resolution? Would I be able to configure it in the future? Thank you.
Fanfold Paper
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎09-13-2008
Location: California
Views: 4,087
Message 20 of 50

Re: Hello from the SL team!

At the moment I have a T42p and am looking forward to purchasing a SL500.  My T42p has held out wonderfully and the technical support was great.  I hope that this is true of the new units.  Will the top show fingerprints that much as some reviews have indicated.  I understand that the plastic is ABG and that is supposed to be good.  Also I would like the higher resolution too.  Is it that difficult to use the USB ports.  I have small cables that can work anyway.  Can the unit come with 64bit and will there be 7200 rpm.

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