02-17-2012 08:04 PM - edited 02-17-2012 08:12 PM
Case and point...needs "Innovation".
Some people may not notice...but back when TP was in the IBM days...there was a fair bit of research projects on the side that went into the TP product line.
Lenovo, on its own...isn't really much more than an OEM parts assembler.
If Thinkpad was still under IBM... that would have got us somewhere (old article): http://technology.ezinemark.com/ibm-invests-in-battery-research-7d2cb997a5f4.html
02-18-2012 01:14 AM
Thanks for the information everyone. You are all so quick.
Anyways, if those issues are resolved, I think I may finally buy it.
I contemplated waiting for the W530 or whatever it will be called, and I have been doing this since September thinking it would be announced in January. I even asked opinions on waiting in another discussion in September of last year. As time keeps moving forward, there is no upcoming product announced and my current desktop ages more. If it is announced next month, that's unfortunate but if it doesn't come out until September, I don't think I would regret getting the W520. Anything is a big jump from my current technology.
Again, thank you everyone! Time to jump on the President's Day Weekend sale combined with an educational discount!
02-18-2012 08:53 AM
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02-18-2012 02:46 PM
I finally bought it, here it is, and with all the discounts and taxes - $1467.33
I am going to buy the docking station on Amazon for $60 cheaper...
Intel Core i7-2760QM Processor (2.40 GHz, 6MB L3)
Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display, Mobile Broadband Ready
NVIDIA Quadro 1000M Graphics with 2GB DDR3 Memory
8 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM)
500 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (3x3 AGN)
02-18-2012 05:59 PM - edited 02-18-2012 06:02 PM
You can't innovate against the laws of physics.
Plus, if there were any breakthroughs, I don't we'll be seeing them from Lenovo considering there are way more specialized research teams working on the very same ideas. NASA's probably a decade ahead in this research compared to mundane computer manufacturers.
Li-ion/li-poly is essentially the best we've got so far.
True, and that's not what I meant. Have I been mis-understood? No research in the world can go against the laws of physics. Reasearch and innovation are what provide the boundaries of knowledge. This is what limits us, and it's something that can be change by us - our level of knowledge.
It wasn't too long ago when magnetic storage density was thought to be at a limit. And it wasn't too long ago when silicon-based transistor fabrication was also thought to be at a limit.
"Li-ion/li-poly is essentially the best we've got so far." Unfortunately for us. But wasn't hydrogen full cell was supposed to be just around the corner? ...wait, Apple got there first http://inhabitat.com/patent-application-reveals-apple-is-researching-fuel-cells-for-macbooks/ (and I'm not an Apple fanboy at all, no iphone, no ipod, no mac)
And this is back in 2008: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2008/10/panasonic-promi/