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Message 21 of 44 (1,753 Views)

Re: W530 Release Date

http://news.lenovo.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=1594

 

Says "The above referenced laptops will be available starting in early June."  Including the W530.

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Message 22 of 44 (1,729 Views)

Re: W530 Release Date

Yeah, that would make sense with the June 5th date that was cited in one of their leaked presentations

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Message 23 of 44 (1,685 Views)

Re: W530 Release Date

Is the cluster of keys on the top above the backspace going to be their on these new laptops? It seems like the mock up picture gets ride of these. I use my home and end keys allll the time. 

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Message 24 of 44 (1,634 Views)

Re: W530 Release Date

No, they've replaced the award-winning, 7-row classic keyboard with a 6-row chiclet keyboard.

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Message 25 of 44 (1,629 Views)

Re: W530 Release Date

If you look at the twitter pic it looks like they are there.

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Message 26 of 44 (1,625 Views)

Re: W530 Release Date


JaneL wrote:
No, they've replaced the award-winning, 7-row classic keyboard with a 6-row chiclet keyboard.


LOL.  Subtle but effective.

 

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Message 27 of 44 (1,570 Views)

Re: W530 Release Date


JaneL schrieb:
No, they've replaced the award-winning, 7-row classic keyboard with a 6-row chiclet keyboard.


No, I would say:  "No, they've replaced the award-winning, 7-row classic keyboard with the award-winning 6-row chiclet keyboard." Smiley Very Happy

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Message 28 of 44 (1,350 Views)

Re: W530 Release Date

Here's the official Lenovo W530 product page:

 

http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/laptop/thinkpad/w-series/w530/

 

With 15 photos of the W530 from various angles.  Including closeups of the new keyboard.

 

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Message 29 of 44 (1,328 Views)

Re: W530 Release Date

Well, it also seems that the eSata/USB port is no longer. I suppose that having 3 USB 3.0 ports is better, but the eSata will only be available with the docking solution.


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Message 30 of 44 (1,315 Views)

Re: W530 Release Date

Dropping eSATAp sucks.

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