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Re: New 2014 X1 Carbon owner very unhappy.

2014-10-25, 16:03 PM

@Anthomas, thanks for your post.

 

Your link is broken. Here's the correct link:
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/SOLVED-How-I-resolved-my-X1-2014-frustrations-AKA-quot-Why/m-p/1770141

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Re: New 2014 X1 Carbon owner very unhappy.

2014-10-26, 7:10 AM
@RichardW, very good to know thanks. updated my links
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Re: New 2014 X1 Carbon owner feedback

2014-11-05, 14:30 PM

After years of using Thinkpads (with classic keys), I switched to MacBook Air keyboard and I got used to it faster than I thought.  

 

The MacBook Air and the X1 Carbon keyboard look similar to me ...

 

  • position of the delete key
  • the spacing of the keys
  • shape of the buttons
  • missing insert key

Plus, adapting to change is a good excersise.

 

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Re: New 2014 X1 Carbon owner very unhappy.

2014-11-06, 6:19 AM

Mine is working fine.Hope it will work fine. http//androidgamesfun.com

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Re: New 2014 X1 Carbon owner feedback

2014-11-08, 1:44 AM

If I wanted a Mac Style keyboard, I would get a Mac.

 
Lenovo had a few hardcore followings.  But they are slowly losing all of them simply because they are trying to hard to copy Apple. Instead of sticking to what got them the fanbase.  They decide to copy Apple.

That's not going to work.  People who buy Apple products aren't buying it because of the Keyboard, the lack of track buttons.  They simply buy Apple for the name.  


We on the otherhand, buy things not just for the name, but for the functions.

 
A lot of the newer Lenovo prodcuts are looking and felling cheaper and cheaper.  Getting rid of the Status LED's, etc etc.  C'mon Lenovo.

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Re: New 2014 X1 Carbon owner feedback

2014-11-08, 13:23 PM

 


wrote:

People who buy Apple products [...] simply buy Apple for the name.  


We on the otherhand, buy things not just for the name, but for the functions.


 

Just want to point out that Apple is not just the "name".  

 

This is my opinion on the two brands...


If you look at Apple products and you are not seeing the buttons and functions you are used to, it doesn't mean it doesn't work right.

 

For me, MacBook air works perfectly and flawlessly, very responsive, etc on Windows, and it was not even made for Windows, where Lenovo (my W520) is laggy, unresponsive, drivers crash, trackpoint settings reset by themselfs, I constantly need to enable the trackpoint click function, fingerprint sensor stops working and needs reboothing, power settings are unreliable and reset themselfs, when I want to log back in, I need to wait 3-4 seconds for fingerprint sensor to lit up. F1 enters bios just sometimes, you need to do several restars and shutdowns to enter bios. etc.
The slogan "For those who do" didn't work for me :)

I know there are solutions for all these, but why do I need to deal with that, the MacBook air simply works.

 

In the end is about gettings things done with ease and no headakes.

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Re: New 2014 X1 Carbon owner feedback

2014-11-11, 22:57 PM

AdrianTNT, I must agree completely re: Mac.  

 

2 weeks ago I started a new job, where I had to use a Mac, for the first time.  In those 2 weeks I was able to rewire my mindset into using Command+? for hotkeys (eg "ALT+C" to copy instead of "CTRL+C").  

 

Most importantly however, I was able to finally "let go" of the Trackpoint in 2 weeks.  

 

On OSX the touchpads come default with an incredibly powerful array of multi-touch gestures.  They more than make up for the missing trackpoint.  (Examples include: Switch tabs, switch apps, switch desktops, precision zoom in/out, scroll horizontally, launch custom app, all depending on how many fingers used and which way each one moves, all available at the same time)

 

Ultimately, I realized how limited I was by restricting myself to Trackpoints ONLY.  

 

There is absolutely no reason that ANYONE should have ever been THIS frustrated by a $2000 purchase (X1 Carbon 2014).  Like many of you guys, I'm sick and tired of ranting and trying to come up with workarounds for someone else's design mistakes.

 

Bottom line I'm selling my Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2014.  I'm buying something that has (gasp) a dedicated left mouse button, and F1-F12 function keys that I don't accidentally hit every single day.  

 

 

 

wrote:

 

I know there are solutions for all these, but why do I need to deal with that, the MacBook air simply works.

 In the end is about gettings things done with ease and no headakes.


 

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Re: New 2014 X1 Carbon owner feedback

2014-11-12, 0:02 AM

That's interesting. The points that you mentioned are actually the reasons why I still haven't jumped ship. To me, a mouse is a mouse and I don't want any extra features more than that. So the muti-touch/gestures are big no-nos for me. On top of that, I hate scatching my fingers on a touchpad.

In the end, it all comes down to what they will offer in the 2015 models. If they don't bring back the physical mouse buttons, then you'll see one fewer Thinkpad user next year.

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Re: New 2014 X1 Carbon owner feedback

2014-11-12, 0:55 AM

@hyeung: Maybe you don't like gestures because on PC they hardly ever worked right, on Mac you might like them. It just feels right.

 

What I would like from future Thinkpads is ... more reliable settings, responsiveness (no delays of any kind), accurate and smooth scroll. Maybe they should be more demanding in their testing and development.
They should make it feel easy to use, responsive and reliable and accept no BS from the development teams. 
I heard that is how Steve Jobs worked with his employees: "- This is crap, you can do it better". :)

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Re: New 2014 X1 Carbon owner very unhappy.

2014-11-12, 1:13 AM

I still haven't found the answer to this simple question:

 

If I re-program the Home/End key to be Caps Lock key, which the new X1 Carbon offers as an option, where are my new Home/End keys then? Do they simply not exist anymore? What's the point of allowing the re-programming to begin with if so??

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