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06-13-2012

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Re: W540 Wish List

2012-06-30, 10:03 AM

SSDee - yes Lenovo is not the only and I would probably change it if w540 would not be really good.

I'm sticking with thinkpads mainly because they're comfortable (keyboard is really great in w510), they're not overheating and the aterials they are mode of are good.

I had some years ago hp laptop workstation. It was always hot and the palstic it was made of was so "slippy". The keyboard was not so good to. In company, which I'm working in we have the top level dell laptop workstations - and to be honest - the keyboard and overall feeling is simply bad. 

Every laptop could have better or worser hardware, so vendors should take care about hardware that is not common and helps a lot - display (retina), new fast flash drives, good keyboard (THE TYPING is important, not the look), good materials that are comfortable for yours fingers and event that the laptop is black - it really helps especially when youre working in dark rooms.

 

Additional, but maybe it is not common wish, I would love to see possibility of purchasing new laptop with blank keyboard (even if I have to pay more), really!

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06-25-2012

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Re: W540 Wish List

2012-06-30, 15:24 PM

Hi

thank you for publishing this post.

I am not a CAD designer. I need a portable virtualization server. so I need my money for buying More memory moudles, high speed SSDs, batteries, the dock and etc instead of expensive descrete Graphic. I saw we can customize T530 without descrete graphic.

I wish W540(or maybe W530) without Descrete Graphic adapter.

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W530: i7-3820QM Quadro1000M 1920x1080 Display 32GB RAM (1600MHz) - 2x240GB SSDs (RAID 0)
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Re: W540 Wish List

2012-07-14, 13:14 PM

Nice you still have hope for the Thinkpad brand with such a contructive post, but when I recognized the W530 and compared to other innovative brands I lost all my hope.

 

JM2C

Thomas

 

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Re: W540 Wish List

2012-07-14, 22:41 PM

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Nice you still have hope for the Thinkpad brand with such a contructive post, but when I recognized the W530 and compared to other innovative brands I lost all my hope.


Which laptop did you compare it to? 

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W520 4270CTO i7-2820QM Quadro2000M 1920x1080 Display 16GB RAM 2x240GB Intel 510 SSDs (RAID 0) - BIOS 1.42 - PCMark7:4,568
Samsung Series 9 15-inch NP900X4C-A03US - PCMark7: 4674
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12-31-2011

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Re: W540 Wish List

2012-07-14, 22:51 PM

I wish it either comes with a PCI-E 3.0 x 1 based Super ExpressCard slot or a Thunderbolt link...

I assume Haswell will support PCI-E 3.0 by default.

 

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Re: W540 Wish List

2012-07-14, 23:44 PM

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wrote:

Nice you still have hope for the Thinkpad brand with such a contructive post, but when I recognized the W530 and compared to other innovative brands I lost all my hope.


Which laptop did you compare it to? 


As the original author said: MacBook Retina is one. Sony VAIO S, Samsung Series 9, nearly all prodcuers are more innovative than Lenovo nowadays. What is new in a W530 compared to a W520: worse keyboard, bigger power brick.

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06-10-2012

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Re: W540 Wish List

2012-07-15, 3:59 AM
Lenovo certainly makes less flashy and eye-catching notebooks, to be sure. If that is your definition of "innovative", then I suppose you're right.

What's new in W530 from W520? different keyboard - better for me because I really like the backlit feature, worse for some traditionalists who lost function keys they frequently used, updated internals, mini DisplayPort 1.2, no eSATA, better battery life, better audio.

What would I like to see in the next generation? All USB 3.0 ports. There's no need for USB 2.0 ports since USB 3.0 is backwards compatible. Also, I think the ports could be more evenly spaced out for better connection options. Currently, most of the USB ports are in the front on the left.
Thinkpad W530, i7-3720QM, 1920x1080 screen, 32GB RAM, dual SSDs (Samsung 830, Crucial M4 mSATA), Quadro K2000M, 9-cell battery, DVD burner, backlit keyboard, Bluetooth, Intel 6300 wireless card
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03-13-2009

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Re: W540 Wish List

2012-07-15, 5:31 AM

Seriously agree. I've been disappointed with my W520 vs W500 since the day it arrived. Just replaced the W520 with a Retina Macbook Pro because I just can't take the super-bulk of not only the W520, but the power-brick as well. Retina Macbook Pro is faster,  thinner, lighter, better battery life, smaller power brick, and thankfully 16:10. Pretty much the only thing I lost that I care about was the trackpoint and the rounded front edge. (that sharp aluminim front edge can hurt if you rest on it)

 

Here is my "W530u" wishlist...

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/First-non-thinkpad-in-15-years-where-is-the-W530u/td-p/798289

 

..and my new Retina Macbook Pro ontop of my outgoing W520... the power brick space/weight savings is just as significant. 

 

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Re: W540 Wish List

2012-07-15, 9:25 AM

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Seriously agree. I've been disappointed with my W520 vs W500 since the day it arrived. Just replaced the W520 with a Retina Macbook Pro because I just can't take the super-bulk of not only the W520, but the power-brick as well.


The power brick is really the worst piece of design ever seen, not to talk about size and weight but even the plug is so loose that I have to replug it when moved. I am no expert in this, but when you compare it to a screen which has to power three times more pixels it is amazing how small the power adapter is.

 

Thomas

 

Disclaimer: I don't want to bash Lenovo and I am really sad about this development at all. So hopefully Lenove will ship a good laptop once again, but in the moment I am going for a MacBook. Never could imagine this in a life full of Thinkpads on my side.

 

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03-13-2009

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Re: W540 Wish List

2012-07-15, 13:44 PM
I'm in the same boat. Fell in love with the trackpoint and thinkpad keyboards back in 1994 and habe been buying thinkpads ever since. I've owned too many to remember, including w520, w500, x61T, t42, t40, x62... I've even standardized on the thinkpad keyboard for my desktops. My closet has a stack of 10 usb travel keyboards because I love them and plan to keep using them forever.

I've always felt thinkpads lagged the state of the art.. particularly the MBP. I've suffered through for the touchpoint and keyboard, but with the w5xx series its just become ridiculous. Current models are ao big, bulky, amd behind the times they should be sent back to the 90s.
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