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Why does Lenovo cancel multitouch screen in T and W series?

2011-05-03, 5:10 AM

Hi all,

I am very curious about why Lenovo cancels multitouch screen in both T and W series. I believe this is a terrible decision. Multitouch machine is not only for fun! We need a multitouch laptop for work! Toys like iPad are all over the market, but they are not suitable for heavy programming. Suppose you are developing programs everyday and teach classes at school, definitely T410s was the best choice! I feel so disappointed when I realized T420s has no multitouch screen any more.

 

Does anyone know why this happens? Thanks.

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Re: Why does Lenovo cancel multitouch screen in T and W series?

2011-05-03, 5:32 AM
Probably a lack of demand. The percentage of users who need it is probably too small to justify the whole endeavour.

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Re: Why does Lenovo cancel multitouch screen in T and W series?

2011-05-03, 5:42 AM
I guess I am not in the majority. So sad....... I wish I could have a option.
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Re: Why does Lenovo cancel multitouch screen in T and W series?

2011-05-03, 23:16 PM

Get a T410s while they're still around?

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Re: Why does Lenovo cancel multitouch screen in T and W series?

2011-05-04, 4:33 AM
You could also try to find that panel since I'd assume that it would work in a T/Wx20 series if the dimensions were the same. On the other hand you might get stopped by the BIOS whitelist so you might need to wait until someone releases a modded BIOS to get rid of that "feature".
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Re: Why does Lenovo cancel multitouch screen in T and W series?

2011-05-10, 13:15 PM

Probably because a touch screen is useless for getting real work done. You are not going to program with a touch screen, in fact about the only thing they are good for on a laptop is getting your screen dirty. The iPad has a touch screen because it is a locked down, gimped out toy, that has no keyboard.

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