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Blue Screen Again
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎10-19-2009
Location: Canada

T500 first impressions and questions

I just received my computer this afternoon and I have been playing with it for the last couple

of hours. I thought I would share my first impressions:

 

Like I have been told, the build quality seems solid and quite impressive.

 

I am surprised by how much I like the simple, dated appearance of the notebook. The

off center screen isn't something that I find noticeable. And although I don't like how much

the 9 cell battery sticks out the back, it is one of those things where the performance

is worth the price. All in all, I feel that the appearance is very discreet.

 

I don't like that there are only 3 USB ports, but I knew what I was getting into. I didn't realize

how close together they are and I hope that I don't run into problems when I need to plug

multiple items in.

 

Thus far, the system runs extremely quiet and quite cool.

 

The startup/shutdown is much slower than I thought it would be (windows vista, SSD,GHz)

but I haven't really tried to optimize it because I am waiting for the arrival of my windows 7

disk. I just anticipated a faster and more responsive boot/load/etc time with the build

specs I chose.

 

I do not find that there is any noticeable flex in my keyboard. I obviously haven't used it much,

but so far so good. I was surprised by how small the touchpad area is, but I hope that is something

I get used to and something that is balanced out by the touchpoint technology.

 

I haven't tried to watch or listen to anything yet so I don't really know how I feel about that

aspect.

 

I still haven't figured out many of the intricacies and options presumably because I come

from using XP (which I regret not downgrading to) and am also not used to business class

laptops.

 

I was wondering what the best way to get the gunk left behind after the removal of the windows vista sticks offer?

 

Am I correct in assuming that I can use the fingerprint reader as my master password for firefox?

If so, is there an easy to follow guide that someone can link me to? I have tried to look it up, but

haven't encountered anything that has been too helpful. I am not extremely proficient when it comes

to setting up these types of things.

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Serial Port
Posts: 98
Registered: ‎05-31-2009
Location: Barcelona
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Re: T500 first impressions and questions

How do you like the display in comparison to other premium manufacturers?

Blue Screen Again
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎10-19-2009
Location: Canada
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Re: T500 first impressions and questions

You may have noticed my other post about the display. I am overwhelmingly disappointed.

I brought it to a non-discerning friend for a second opinion and after watching a short

amount of video and looking at a couple of pictures side by side with other computers

she seconded the extreme lack of quality.

 

One of the video clips involved a lady with blond hair and my friend noted that on the t500

her hair appeared almost white because of the lack of colour

HDMI
Posts: 188
Registered: ‎07-31-2009
Location: greece
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Re: T500 first impressions and questions

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what model do you have? write the xxx xxxx 7 digit code you find at the bottom                            i have the af9-2055 and the display is great

Blue Screen Again
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎10-19-2009
Location: Canada
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Re: T500 first impressions and questions

Mine is 2081CTO

Retired Guru
Posts: 367
Registered: ‎02-12-2009
Location: Austin, TX
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Re: T500 first impressions and questions

 

I know that I also responded to your other posting on this matter, but especially during video playback you can improve the colors quite a bit using the video drivers options.

AtticusJames wrote:

You may have noticed my other post about the display. I am overwhelmingly disappointed.

I brought it to a non-discerning friend for a second opinion and after watching a short

amount of video and looking at a couple of pictures side by side with other computers

she seconded the extreme lack of quality.

 

One of the video clips involved a lady with blond hair and my friend noted that on the t500

her hair appeared almost white because of the lack of colour


 

 

Thinkpad T500-2081 CTO | T9400 2.53GHz | 8 GB RAM | ATI HD3650 + Intel GM45 | 15.4" LED WXGA+ | Windows 8 | ATI Catalyst 13.1 (non-switchable)
Thinkpad 390x | PII 333 | 256mb ram | NeoMagic 256AV | SVGA LCD | OS/2 v4.52