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01-29-2009

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T510, FHD, Time to Move On?

2010-03-05, 14:33 PM

I've been a loyal fan of the Thinkpads for years (T20, R50e, T40, T42 flexview, T43 flexview, T60 flexview, T400 LED) but maybe it's time to call it a day.

 

Before Lenovo took over sales and support of the IBM Thinkpads, the premium you paid could be justified in the outstanding build quality, service and support.  Now, I don't feel it - I won't go into a long explanation since many who read this will understand the hardware and support issues that have plagued Thinkpads over the past few years.

 

I've been waiting since the introduction of the T510's to order a FHD/LED version of this laptop.  Never have I seen less than a 4 week delay and now the option has been pulled off entirely.  I know, I know - supply issues.  Two months after introduction, they are having supply issues with this screen?  Why? 

 

Have they not read the posts at this site begging for a high resolution, high quality screen??  Has it come as a "surprise" that there is a strong demand for this option?  Or, have they picked a terrible supplier?

 

My 15 year old son has been buying Acer laptops over the past few years with no trouble and at a significantly lower price than my Thinkpads.  He has his eye a new one for just over $1,000 CAD - it has the FHD high resolution screen (albeit glossy).  The review at http://www.notebookcheck.net/ gave this Acer an 85% and the Lenovo T510 an 86%.  If he gets it (which is available right now at Staples) I will take a close look and consider "standardizing" our home on Acers.  Especially since all my current T60/T400 batteries and docking stations do not work with the new Thinkpad series.

 

I don't mind paying more - but, I expect more for that premium.  And I doubt I'm alone in this view.  Does Lenovo understand it's current customer base?

 

I've almost had enough.

 

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Re: T510, FHD, Time to Move On?

2010-03-05, 17:23 PM

Yeah their supply issue on that panel sucks. Assuming that you still have an outstanding order, I think it helps if you call in and make them put in a priority request, whatever that mean. They also will give you a small refund to compensate for your time. My order was placed on 1/26, shipped 3/3 (est shipping was 4/8)

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01-06-2009

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Re: T510, FHD, Time to Move On?

2010-03-08, 0:48 AM

There are probably a number of reasons why the FHD is back ordered.

 

- Obviously there is a supply issue

- There is a high demand; since Lenovo cant seem to put but one decent LED screen on their laptops, nobody wants the lower resolution screens, mainly because the brightness is too low and the viewing angles are poor.  So the FHD would be the only option.  How apple and and other manufacturers are able to throw great screens on their laptops so much easier is beyond me.  Although, most screens are similar, Lenovo just for some reason has lower brightness ranges on their's.  Mac book pro's for example, you can see the screen clearly from all angles accept from underneath, thats where they generally dimm out.  But dimming out only from one angle is pretty good.

- Businesses are most likely going to be served first, because businesses will not have the kind of patience a customer will have.  They cannot afford it.

 

It's nothing personal, they are just doing business and obviously having troubles at it.  If they could sell their laptops faster, believe me they would, because that means more revenue.   Too me it is worth the wait.  I am just not satisfied for anything but a thinkpad.

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Re: T510, FHD, Time to Move On?

2010-03-08, 1:35 AM

They pulled the FHD options on the 510 series.

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12-16-2008

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Re: T510, FHD, Time to Move On?

2010-03-08, 14:43 PM

For good?  Or for now?

Thinkpad T500 - Intel Core2 P8400 (2.26GHz), 4 gigs of ram, 160GB/7200rpm hard drive, ATI 3650 GPU, WSXGA+ panel
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FHD Option?

2010-05-17, 15:45 PM

Open Question to anyone who has any information (hopefully a Lenovo employee):

 

Is Lenovo ever bringing back the FHD option for either the T510 or W510?

 

I cannot find a definitive answer regardless of which Board I search or who I talk to at Lenovo.

 

The W701's are just too big and expensive for my needs.

 

If FHD is finished as an option, I will need to look elsewhere regardless of my affection for Thinkpads. 

 

 

 

Thanks.

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05-17-2010

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WUXGA / FHD LED Screens for T510 or W510 - Past, Present, Future - Expected Dates?

2010-05-17, 15:47 PM

WRT http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=86914

 

I have not been able find any of the T510s with FHD in the Tabook?
Were they only available for short while on the Lenovo site for the CTOs?
 

 

Aren't there any FHD T510 BEST-SELLERS in the Tabook?
Or was that FHD available on T510 CTO only for short while in february?

 

I went through the Tabook and found the "Best Seller" W510 models with the Touch & Non touch FHD. 
I only found FHD in W510 Best Seller in Tabook

 

Question now is, does anyone have any sources / updates on when these are / can / will / should be expected? 

Can I / should I/ do I have to call Lenovo (Sales line or some other dept) to get the best update? 
I'd really appreciate some insight here. I can wait, but my dad needs a clear picture on this.. so either he waits for a bit.. or might have to go for HD+ and miss the FHD. 
NClens wrote:
Unfortunately, Lenovo is having massive supply issues
archer6 wrote:
As of today, I'm finding this to be an industry wide problem. While some laptop makers that sell far less volume than Lenovo still have some HD+, the FHD panels are indeed in short supply. I'm told that May will be the month the supplies flow out to Lenovo and others again.

 

Question now is, does anyone have any sources / updates on when these are / can / will / should be expected? 
Can I / should I/ do I have to call Lenovo (Sales line or some other dept) to get the best update? 

 

I'd really appreciate some insight here. I can wait, but my dad needs a clear picture on this.. so either he waits for a bit.. or might have to go for HD+ and miss the FHD. 

 

NClens wrote:Unfortunately, Lenovo is having massive supply issues


archer6 wrote:As of today, I'm finding this to be an industry wide problem. While some laptop makers that sell far less volume than Lenovo still have some HD+, the FHD panels are indeed in short supply. I'm told that May will be the month the supplies flow out to Lenovo and others again.

 

 

I did look it up - The Tabook only has W510's with WUXGA FHD display, no T510s. How is that?

 

Thinkpads:
T61 8892-02U: 14.1"SXGA+/2.2C2D/4G/XP|Adv Mini Dock|30" Gateway XHD3000 WQXGA via Dual-link DVI
X61T 7767-96U: 12.1"SXGA+/1.6C2D/3G/Vista|Ultrabase
W510 4319-2PU: 15.6"FHD/i7-720QM/4G/Win7Pro64 (for dad)
T43 1875-DLU: 14.1"XGA/1.7PM-740/1G/XP
Dell:
Inspiron 9300: 17"WUXGA/NVidiaGeForce6800/2.2PM/2G/XP (old)
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01-18-2010

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Re: T510, FHD, Time to Move On?

2010-05-18, 16:08 PM

Are you serious, there is NO problem with brightness, the viewing angles are great. It's not IPS, however it's better than the older thinkpad IPS screens, your having a laugh.  I've compared it with Macs as well, really I think you are Mac fan boi.  The only thing is that it's abit blue, whihc can be fixed easy.

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Re: T510, FHD, Time to Move On?

2010-06-01, 14:53 PM

Finally called Lenovo myself to enquire as to the availability of this option.

 

The rep (although polite) appeared to have answered this question many times by the slight coldness of her response - drumroll please.........end of June.  Maybe I should have asked which year since we are now nearly 5 months post launch of this series.

 

So there it is - start holding your breathe everyone who's waiting, we're almost there.  Don't go buying any alternative - only 4 weeks to go (or 56 weeks).

 

 

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Re: T510, FHD, Time to Move On?

2010-06-21, 12:30 PM

Well my one finanly arrived in the UK today. 

 

The screen is somthing else.  Compared to my T510 I get viewing all the way to the top and strong colour beyond anything.  If I had to say-it's an IPS and the best laptop screen ever made by anyone. 

 

This thing is built for Video  editing for sure.

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