04-16-2012 04:20 AM - last edited on 05-31-2012 09:03 AM by erik
new keyboard ((
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04-16-2012 06:56 AM - edited 04-16-2012 07:04 AM
I've never really used a "chicklet" style keyboard so I can't say which I prefer. Although the ThinkLight or whatever it's called I think does offer some advantages over a backlight (if that where they're going with this), as it lights up more than just the keyboard. But I'm more concerned with the loss of the stacked Home/End and PgUP/PgDn keys. While they're changing the keyboard though, couldn't they make the arrow keys regular sized keys? That's my biggest problem with ThinkPad keyboards.
04-16-2012 07:50 AM
I have been using x100e for 3 months. I wouldn't say chicklet keyboard on x100e is bad, but it is not even close to the legendary thinkpad keyboard. Thinklight is one of the feature I use everyday on my thinkpad. Sad to see how lenovo is ruining thinkpad over the years.
04-16-2012 05:03 PM
04-16-2012 06:34 PM
Considering the W530 pic has been on the server for several days now, it does seem official. If the picture wasn't a production model, I assume they would take it down.
It seems strange to me they would go the chiclet route on the W530. I guess we'll have to wait and see if the thermals have been changed and the chassis is significantly thinner. If they didn't change, I don't see the point.
04-19-2012 12:05 AM
new keyboard ((
IIRC some of the new ThinkPads that Lenovo showed at CES had the chicklet keyboard and Lenovo said that keyboard would not be in the final release.
04-20-2012 12:04 PM - edited 04-20-2012 12:07 PM