10-28-2012 10:36 PM
I think the title pretty much sums it up. I see both sides on the forums, but I haven't seen an official answer from Lenovo. So can anyone say officially whether the battery is really meant to be loose or whether the "thermal expansion" explanation is just a post hoc rationalization?
I've seen a T510, an x220, and two T430s with the loose batter. The T61 I used didn't have it. I have a hard time believing that loose batteries are a deliberate design decision. It just feels cheap. I've never used a laptop with a loose battery that wasn't a Thinkpad. And I've used some pretty cheap laptops.
In my opinion, the new Dell Latitudes feel like much more solid machines. It's too bad their 14-inch displays have such poor contrast and viewing angles.
10-29-2012 12:30 AM