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T590 Sharp Edges

2019-09-26, 12:52 PM

I received my brand new 4k T590 a week or so ago, it looks nice, it works ok but I'm finding it really uncomfortable to use. 


The front edges of the wrist-rest area are sharp - not burred, nor broken but sharp.  The plastic slab into which the trackpad is embedded and upon which you rest your hands actually "overhangs" the plastic base of the laptop by a mm or so, making a small but distinct lip across the front of the machine.  Sadly, the profile of that lip is straight, not sculpted down as in previous models - this makes it noticably sharp and tends to dig into your wrist and palms when typing, especially the left palm when using the mouse.  The front of my old(er) T580 doesn't suffer from this, its front edge is sculpted down and is silky smooth, as if it was designed with the knowlege that palms and wrists would come into contact with it...


Has anyone else experienced this?  I'm wondering if this is an ergonomic failure across the model type or do you think it's just specific to my particular machine? 



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Re: T590 Sharp Edges

2019-09-26, 13:34 PM

From what I can see, even the T470s and T480s did not have that nice downward sculpted edge, but the T470/T570 and T480/T580 did.


Sadly the T490/T590 have sacrificed that lovely sculpted edge to the same sharp-edged styling that the X1 has had for a long time.


I wonder where the trend to thermally challenged, sharp-edged and dongle-needy machines will end! :-)

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