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02-08-2012

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Re: A thinkpad is no longer a Thinkpad.

2012-05-12, 16:30 PM

My X220 has been solid as well. I did have the MB issue, but the replacement unit has been rock-solid.

No fan/screen/crack issue. I actually don't have too much complaints about the trackpad either. If I had to buy a new laptop today, I would still go for X220.

X220 | i5-2540 | 500GB HDD |64GB MyDigitalSSD mSATA SSD | 8GB RAM (upgraded from 4GB) | IPS | Webcam | Fingerprint reader | Bluetooth
*** Replaced by above for MB issue : X220 i5-2520 320GB 2GB TN Webcam
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07-22-2011

Canada

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Re: A thinkpad is no longer a Thinkpad.

2012-05-12, 17:04 PM

Here how's mine looks like after 9 months (most of the time spent in the the docking)...

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ThinkPad X220, I7 2620M, 8GB RAM, Intel 320 160GB SSD, IPS screen, USB 3.0, Bluethoot, Cam, Win 7 pro 64, BIOS: 1.17, Model: 4286-CTO, Fabrication date: 07/11
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07-22-2011

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Re: A thinkpad is no longer a Thinkpad.

2012-05-12, 17:04 PM
Anyway, I should get my HP Elitebook tuesday :)
ThinkPad X220, I7 2620M, 8GB RAM, Intel 320 160GB SSD, IPS screen, USB 3.0, Bluethoot, Cam, Win 7 pro 64, BIOS: 1.17, Model: 4286-CTO, Fabrication date: 07/11
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05-13-2012

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Re: A thinkpad is no longer a Thinkpad.

2012-05-13, 5:06 AM

I went to ThinkPads because I got tired of HP screwing me on the Elitebook series. HP is by far the worst company in the world to deal with. I actually ended up getting involved in a class action lawsuit with them over their handling of Nvidia GPU issues. They replaced my Elitebook after that, but I ended up having to take them to small claims court because they replaced it with a refurbished model that overheated within minutes of booting.

 

Pray you never have to have any interaction with their warranty department, you'll get the run around for a well over a year.

 

 

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11-28-2007

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Re: A thinkpad is no longer a Thinkpad.

2012-05-17, 10:59 AM

My first X220 keyboard had problem with middle trackpoint button the second day. I got new keyboard from Lenovo (different FRU, softer) but after few hours Backspace and Enter keys started to make loud squeaky noise (but works ok). Lenovo refuses to replace the second keyboard under warranty (as expected).

 

I've tried to reseat the keyboard but these squeaky or rather "scratchy" noises are still there, especially on key release. Maybe I just have a bad luck but the build quality is really different than used to be.

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ThinkPad (1992 - 2012): R51, X31, X220, Tablet 8.
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06-14-2011

New York

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Re: A thinkpad is no longer a Thinkpad.

2012-05-26, 14:24 PM

I totally echo your sentiments here.

 

After ditching the 16:10 screen and tight product control standards, now they've gotten rid of the keyboard as well.

 

Goodbye thinkpads. I'll stock up on the T410s and X301, which are sufficient for my needs (office work), and switch to macbook pros (rumours is that they have retina 16:10 screens!) if needed.

 

 

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05-30-2012

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Re: A thinkpad is no longer a Thinkpad.

2012-05-30, 2:54 AM

Well I am sure that Lenovo will review these posts. I currently own an Thinkpad X201 and previously an X61s. I have used the chicklet style keyboard on my friend's Thinkpad Edge and it's OK. But I still prefer the classic keyboard and, for me at least, in the past there was no need to "shop and compare" when buying a new laptop. I simply went to the Lenovo website and purchased the latest Thinkpad Classic. The biggest choice I had to make was whether to buy an X or T Series. Price was not an issue or should I say it the least of the factors I considered. With the change to the new chicklet keyboard, it seems I no longer have a choice and all bets are off. Basically, all laptops will now have chicklet keyboards. So the new T430 and X230 will simply be two of the laptops I will consider based on all factors. They may or may not come out on top. I will compare the Thinkpad  to the Probook, Elitebook, Dell, Fujitsu, Samsung and HP. Before it was a lock for the Thinkpad.   I think that this is the impact that the keyboard change will have. Die-hard Thinkpad fans will be back on the open market and we will see what happens. Lenovo has chosen to take the risk and undoubtedly, their marketing projections show that they will do well with the change. Lenovo has always been known to have the best keyboard on the market. Remember when Coca-Cola decided to ditch Classic Coke and go with New Coke to have something more like Pepsi? Either New Coke was a flop or it was a genius marketing ploy to create a buzz around Classic Coke. I wonder if this is a similar situation and if it is a wise marketing plan to ditch a best in class product feature to be more like Mac and the rest of the laptop world.

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