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Re: W540 Wish List

2013-11-02, 12:20 PM

I don´t know why so many people here are compaining about the W540, a model not even on the market yet, untested. I think it is much better than the W530, it has much more to offer. Also, in my experince with the T440s, the newest Lenovo designs are much better built (when it comes to build-quality) than the last gen chassis they used before.

 

Hopes for a return of the old 7row layout are and were pretty illusional.

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Re: W540 Wish List

2013-11-02, 16:56 PM

@ibmthink: You answered partly your own question. W540's specs are clear and testing won't change them.

About delusional 7-row: Agreed that wishful thinking may not be enough. However, if enough demand bubbles up, there's still chance. Never give up.

Net: This forum/thread is about providing feedback on what works and what doesn't. We must encourage users to speak up, both in praise of what's good and in constructive critique of what could be improved. Mitch

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Re: W540 Wish List

2013-11-02, 18:09 PM
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I don't work for Lenovo
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Re: W540 Wish List

2013-11-02, 22:33 PM

Is the new Sony Vaio Fit 15A a serious competitor? 

  • 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7-4500U (1.80GHz / 3.00GHz)
  • 15.5" over Full HD IPS touch display (2880 x 1620)
  • 16GB RAM, 1TB (5400rpm) + 16GB NAND flash HHD
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 735M w/ Optimus™ graphics (2GB)
  • Digitizer stylus, HDMI® out, USB 3.0, NFC

    Weight (Approx.) : 5.05 lbs. (with Internal Battery)

 

http://store.sony.com/vaio-fit-15a-flip-pc-zid27-SVF15N18PXB/cat-27-catid-All-Ultrabook-Flip

 

 

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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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Re: W540 Wish List

2013-11-02, 22:38 PM

No; no ISV certified drivers

 

HDMI is for the entertainment crowd, not for serious business.

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Re: W540 Wish List

2013-11-02, 22:55 PM

I'm pretty happy with my fully loaded W520.    I'm finding that it's a bit heavy to carry around now that I need to travel often with my new job.    I'm doing a lot of video editing though, so want a graphics card that will speed up the editing process.  

 

I didn't expect to like the Lenovo Helix, but I just went into the Microsoft Store here in San Francisco and wow did it feel nice.  The keyboard felt natural. (not too shallow at all)   It was the first touch pad that I've used and actually felt I could live with as well.  (track point is great as always)   So the Helix has an i7 but only Intel HD graphics.  I'm not sure what video editing woudl be like on it.

 

I use a 29" ultra wide AOC monitor at home. (2560 x 1080)  Display port works great.

 

So how would the Helix stack up against my fully loaded old W520?

 

I'm not sure I'm ready to continue the heavy weight tradition of the W540.     Will I regret or sacrifice all that much?

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Re: W540 Wish List

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Re: W540 Wish List

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Re: W540 Wish List

2013-11-03, 8:45 AM
* Quadro 2100 is better than GT735 (640 rebadged?) for CAD and 10b;
* TB, or even just DP, is a must for 4-8Mpix external monitors;

the rest seems a wash on either side
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Re: W540 Wish List

2013-11-03, 9:58 AM

@ibmthink:

Nobody is complaining about build quality. Indeed, how could they if they've never enough held one in their hands?

The specs and photos alone are more than enough to warrant complaint. Lenovo's continued forceful forceful removal of useful features for reviewers (who use the thing for ten minutes but have no clue what it's like to use it all day, everyday) to cream their pants over has malformed the ThinkPad into an unrecognizable and abhorrent piece of unusable junk.

Usable keyboards, status lights, smooth, centered and recessed trackpads with actual buttons, boxy understated designs ... THESE ARE FEATURES!! The scale of disconnect between Lenovo and their own customers is so profound, it would be hilarious if it wasn't so infuriating.

7-row keyboards are not a delusion, they're a demand. It's clear from Lenovo's condescending blog post about its demise, which is still gathering angry comments after 16 months, that swaths of previously-loyal ThinkPad buyers agree.

Lenovo's ThinkPad design peaked with the T60. Everything since has been downhill. It took until the *30 series for Lenovo to completely lose their marbles.


These things should be called the ThoughtlessPad by now.

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