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802.11n
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Can't wait for the next round of Thinkstations - D30? C30? S30?

Is it just me, or are others on here anxious for the next round of Thinkstations to be released?

 

I tried to look at history to get a sense of when they'll be out and got the impression it could be sometime soon.

 

Dream machine: C30 or D30 -- either of which will be able to do all I would ask of them with room to spare.

 

I was just thinking about this.

-JohnV474

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Message 2 of 32 (1,861 Views)

Re: Can't wait for the next round of Thinkstations - D30? C30? S30?

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Given the recent discounts on these machines, and the fact that E30 is out, i think there will be new S30 or D30 coming out soon (this is my hypothesis).

Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

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Message 3 of 32 (1,827 Views)

Re: Can't wait for the next round of Thinkstations - D30? C30? S30?

E30 is really it's own beast since the E-series platform uses a different chipset than that used in the S, C, and D series.  So don't use E as a guide for when you'll see the next S, C, and D platforms.

 

The next platforms are in development, and they will be released at some point.  But that's about all I can say Smiley Happy  (sorry for the teaser).

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Message 4 of 32 (1,819 Views)

Re: Can't wait for the next round of Thinkstations - D30? C30? S30?

 

Johnv474,

 

Really glad to see posts like this in the forum - love to see customers eagarly anticipating our next release of systems!

 

You made my day! Smiley Wink

 

Mark

 

 

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Message 5 of 32 (1,794 Views)

Re: Can't wait for the next round of Thinkstations - D30? C30? S30?

so the workstation has a longer product life cycle than 18 months?
Regards,

Jin Li

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Message 6 of 32 (1,777 Views)

Re: Can't wait for the next round of Thinkstations - D30? C30? S30?

we might define product lifecycle differently.

 

E series is definitely on a different cadence though than the rest of the ThinkStation line due to it's chipset selection.

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Re: Can't wait for the next round of Thinkstations - D30? C30? S30?

cool, that is interesting to know.
Regards,

Jin Li

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802.11n
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Message 8 of 32 (1,664 Views)

Re: Can't wait for the next round of Thinkstations - D30? C30? S30?

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For those other masochists who similarly enjoy being tantalized, I offer the following minute detail blown completely out of proportion:

 

The "cover model" on the following PDF--created for Lenovo partner resellers--is referred to as the Thinkstation D30.  The PDF was released in May 2011, which is recent enough to contain the E30 also.  Here's the link: 

http://www2.partnerinfo.lenovo.com/us/en/pdf/Lenovo_ThinkStation_Catalog.pdf

 

Is this merely a typo? OR, is it the work of a "gruntled" employee who wanted to send a coded hint to the worthiest of adherents?  The answers to these queries are not clear, but the speculation is definitely unwarranted.  Can I zoom in enough to see what processor is inside??

 

(What is it that makes me so vulnerable to becoming giddy about release dates of the latest {favorite smartphone} and favorite Lenovo products?  Could I be in denial enough to believe either product  would actually make me look sexy to anyone outside of Mensa conventions? Who knows?!   I'd consider discussing all of this with a shrink--but I'm saving up for my first Thinkstation!  ... I wonder what I will name her?)

 

Definitely up past my bedtime,

-JV474

 

 

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Message 9 of 32 (1,660 Views)

Re: Can't wait for the next round of Thinkstations - D30? C30? S30?

definitely a typo.   someone confused E30 with D20 and melded them together.   sorry. Smiley Very Happy

 

the info is correct on the D20 page.

 

marketing materials are at times created by designers who don't know an SFF-8087 socket from a serial port or a quadro from a quad-core.   that's just how it is. Smiley Wink

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Message 10 of 32 (1,650 Views)

Re: Can't wait for the next round of Thinkstations - D30? C30? S30?

so E30 and D20 got married....
Regards,

Jin Li

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