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Re: W530 Keyboard disaster

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ThorsHammer wrote:

Chatbox wrote:

Lenovo is trying to limit any negative wordings from appearing in thread titles in forum...

 

Trying to hide it from potential new buyers.


Yea, I know.  I saw another thread about Lenovo stealing some dudes money got changed, too.  I don't really mind it much if the title reflects the content.  But this thread should not have been merges with a thread about a photo.  Discussing the keyboard is very different.

 

 


This is a little OT, but so is the discussion...

 

@ThorsHammer: as andyP pointed out, you replied to idelossa's post.  That post was titled W530 Keyboard disaster, so that's what showed up as the title to your post.  idelossa was replying to Jeremy0's post also titled W530 keyboard disaster.

 

Presumably Jeremy0 titled that post W530 Keyboard...  When posting a reply, you can change the title to your post.  If others reply to that post, it defaults to the title of the post to which they reply.

 

Near as I can tell, no thread got merged.  A member posting a reply changed their title, and others replied to that.

 

I don't thinks there's a consiparacy involved Smiley Happy

 

[edit] Missisng quote.

 

[more edit] As ThorsHammer points out below, my presumption above is incorrect.  I'm leaving in place so I don't get accused of selective editing...

 

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Re: W530 Keyboard disaster

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zoltanthegypsy wrote:
This is a little OT, but so is the discussion...

 

@ThorsHammer: as andyP pointed out, you replied to idelossa's post.  That post was titled W530 Keyboard disaster, so that's what showed up as the title to your post.  idelossa was replying to Jeremy0's post also titled W530 keyboard disaster.

 

Presumably Jeremy0 titled that post W530 Keyboard...  When posting a reply, you can change the title to your post.  If others reply to that post, it defaults to the title of the post to which they reply.

 

Near as I can tell, no thread got merged.  A member posting a reply changed their title, and others replied to that.

 

I don't thinks there's a consiparacy involved Smiley Happy

 

[edit] Missisng quote.

 

Regards,

Z.


Sorry but that is incorret.  First of all, I know the difference between a post title and a thread title.  The point of contention here is the thread title that shows up in the forum, not all of the individual post titles.

 

Two threads were indeed merged.  One of them is clearly visible at http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/W530-Keyboard-disaster/td-p/753587 and had a thread title of "W530 Keyboard disaster!"

 

Now that they are merged, the resulting thread title is "w530 photo".

 

The title "w530 photo" is a terrible title if the goal was to combine W530 general purpose discussion threads.

 

Looked more like a PR tactic.

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Re: W530 Keyboard disaster

I stand corrected.  Thanks.

 

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Re: w530 photo

Yea, I knew it had the Chiclet keyboard when I bought it. I really didn't care at that point.

Now that I have done more research on ThinkPads, I just don't think that a computer that lacks durability deserves the trustworthy "ThinkPad" logo to be on it.

They could have at least added the roll cage. I can literally push the back of the monitor and see the liquid moving around. Also, whenever I'm typing (and have my palms on the bottom by the track pad) if I apply any pressure, I can hear the plastic squeaking (it sounds like it is not attached very good).

Although, I do love the large trackpad (that does not have bumps all over it), lol.

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Re: w530 photo

rollcage is expensive. Edge is a value line laptop. It basically has all the software system as a classic thinkpad, and supported using the same infrastructure. But structurally, it is not going to be as tough as regular classic ThinkPad.

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Re: w530 photo

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Now I know. At first I thought it was like other ThinkPads, but with a stylish appearance.

Lenovo should seriously consider creating a ThinPad Edge model with the rollcage, and other classic ThinkPad durability features. They should even try making it an ultrabook. I would like that. Smiley Happy

 

EDIT: And as for the whole "editing posts" thing, I can assure you that most companies would do things like this.

 

ANOTHER EDIT: I just talked with a Lenovo sales representative via website chat, and Lenovo is keeping the Chiclet keyboard for the final release.

 

THIRD EDIT:  I just talked with another representative, and he said the reason the W530 will have the Chiclet keyboard is because of the backlit keys.  They appearantly have had a lot of requests for this.   The ThinkPad W520 should also go off of the site for purchase basically the same time the new one comes out.  At first I thought it was just someon being stupid whenever they changed the keyboard, but it is appearntly for the lights, so I'm more understanding now.


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Re: w530 photo

I've heard that explanation several times now and it makes no sense to me.  There is no reason you can't backlight the current keyboard.

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Re: w530 photo

Lighting got nothing to do with the layout. The reason a lot of people complaining is the layout! 

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Re: w530 photo

Maybe they couldn't light the classic keyboard because the keys are beveled.  I don't know why they had to change the layout around, but I mainly care about the beveled keys and the blue enter key.


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Re: w530 photo

I don't know about a backlit keyboard.  I love the Thinklight.  When I'm sitting in a dark room with my laptop it's nice to be able to see a bit more than just the keys.  It's like a little night light or something, very useful.

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