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07-08-2015

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 15 Active Pen

2015-07-08, 9:07 AM

Hi guys, my two pennies:

I wrote to the lenovo italian facebook page saying I noticed the active pen has appeared and asking if the wacom active pen is actually present, and they confirmed.

Their answer, translated:
"Hi pier, I confirm the active pen is present on the product Thinkpad Yoga 15. See you soon!"

It's their pr staff, though. Last time I asked them they told there would have been a public announcement about pen availabilty, and it still hasn't happened, afaik.

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07-14-2015

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 15 Active Pen

2015-07-14, 20:32 PM

I was checking out the product specifications reference sheet for the Yoga 15 found here and I noticed that the Active Pen feature is for "WE only". Maybe someone can disagree, but the sheet shows that this was the version from January 2015 when the product was announced. Do you guys think this means there were/are no plans for a US version with a pen from the beginning?

 

edit: If you go back to March's PSREF (v. 470), the "WE only" is gone. In April (v. 471), it's added.

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06-06-2015

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 15 Active Pen

2015-07-14, 23:42 PM

Interesting thing I just found: pcmag.com just put up a new review of the Thinkpad Yoga 12, and they say "The screen supports both 10-finger touch and input from the included digitizer pen": http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2487423,00.asp

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06-10-2015

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 15 Active Pen

2015-07-15, 6:15 AM

I just hope "helmuth" hasn't forgotten about us and will share a few words about the product when he receives it.

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07-15-2015

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 15 Active Pen

2015-07-15, 18:42 PM

It's really strange that this laptop hasnt shown up in the US yet after being announced in January. I'm sure plenty of people have talked to support, and they mentioned that it will appear state side but the way the release is being handled is not great. 

 

The good thing is that certain places in Europe already have it, so maybe it'll make it to other parts of the world. It wouldn't make sense NOT to release the TPY 15 w/pen in the US, because that would leave a lot of money on the table. 

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07-24-2015

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 15 Active Pen

2015-07-24, 3:24 AM

Why wouldn't someone from lenovo be active in these forums and let us know what's up? I have a feeling the US will not get the Active Pen in this model.  I wonder if you can order one from Europe?  

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07-14-2015

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 15 Active Pen

2015-07-24, 3:41 AM

I talked to a sales rep today and she essentially said that there currently aren't any plans to release a Thinkpad Yoga 15 with Active Pen support in the US. I didn't press too hard, so it could just be that she doesn't have the information to say yes or no, so "no current plans" is true from her perspective. Sorry I didn't take any screen caps, wasn't thinking about it until I was walking away from my computer.

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03-02-2014

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 15 Active Pen

2015-07-24, 14:57 PM

It's unfortunate that Lenovo has failed to address the Active Pen for the US by now. If it's a production issue, they should simply explain there is a delay rather than stonewall - otherwise just plain and clearly state what their production intentions are. Expecting that consumers will continue to hang on without clear cut answers just makes the situation unamendable. Heck, Lenovo hasn't put either the 14"s or the 15"s on the market for Canada. Given how long this has been ongoing, Lenovo should be doing something with PR - like lighting a fire under their butts. 

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07-15-2015

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 15 Active Pen

2015-07-24, 18:06 PM

wrote:

It's unfortunate that Lenovo has failed to address the Active Pen for the US by now. If it's a production issue, they should simply explain there is a delay rather than stonewall - otherwise just plain and clearly state what their production intentions are. Expecting that consumers will continue to hang on without clear cut answers just makes the situation unamendable. Heck, Lenovo hasn't put either the 14"s or the 15"s on the market for Canada. Given how long this has been ongoing, Lenovo should be doing something with PR - like lighting a fire under their butts. 


I think you nailed it with that particular sentence. If anything, maybe they'll announce the digitizer on the TPY15 when windows 10 is released. Though one thing is for certain, and that is that I've never seen a more confusing product offering from a manufacturer. As a consumer I had to do lots of research to find out that a certain unicorn Thinkpad Yoga 14 at Best Buy has a wacom digitizer. It's not listed as a feature on Lenovo's site, or the Best Buy site. To make it perfectly clear to Lenovo: You will lose customers unless you start communicating well. 

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02-16-2014

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 15 Active Pen

2015-07-29, 10:12 AM
Lenovo: "As soon as we have I will let you know "

They never "let me know". But i saw just before my vacation that the 15" yoga thinkpad with pen support was finally available in Norway... woho!

I was about to travel so thought I'd wait til i got home to order (so that fed ex dont loose my order again)

But now when I'm back it's not there at all in the store..

what happend? Was it a really exclusive collectors edition with a limmited stock that they just didn't say anything about... or is it coming back?

I'm about to give up this company. Anyone know of a similar product from a rival complany like HP or Dell or something?
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