Posted by jpluimers on 2015/12/14
IBM/Lenovo stopped producing ThinkPad UltraNav keyboards with 7 rows of keys a while ago. It stopped me from buying ThinkPad machines (together with the screen issues), but I still use the external USB UltraNav keyboards which are harder and harder to get.
So here some SKU/FRU/PN/EAN that seem to have a horizontal enter key and US layout.
Full size (with touchpad and numeric keypad):
Compact (no touchpad, no numeric keypad, although some pictures are wrong and show touchpad+numpad):
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Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/13
Whereas Windows 7 was really fast, Windows 8.1 on my ThinkPad W701 is very slow in an erratic way.
Need to check out this:
Windows 8.1 proves to be extremely slow on their computers, with Microsoft yet to address the problem with a workaround or a patch.
According to some posts on Microsoft’s Community forums, this is mostly happening on Lenovo laptops and the fastest way to deal with performance issues is to uninstall the “Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework” from the device manager.
In addition, you need to access the BIOS menu and in the “Configuration” screen, make sure you disable the DPIF option to turn it off completely until Microsoft comes up with a fully-working fix.
via: How to Fix Windows 8.1 Slow Performance Issues.
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Posted by jpluimers on 2013/07/09
A decade ago, Lenovo had top-notch IPS displays with (back then high) DPI of 133 in some of their laptops called FlexView and FFS.
The IPS ThinkPad history is this: Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by jpluimers on 2013/04/11
Earlier this week, I posted abut ThinkPad W701: Win7 Ultimate x64 suddenly only saw 8GB RAM of 16GB (via: [H]ard|Forum).
One of the search results in my query indicated it would be possible to put 32GB in it.
That’s nice, as the official Lenovo ThinkPad W701 specs and Lenovo ThinkPad W701 2500 Overview & Specs – Laptops – CNET Reviews indicate it should max out with 16GB.
This Google search returns lots of results indicating people actually run it with 32GB RAM using 4x8GB memory modules:
ThinkPad W701 32GB RAM
via: ThinkPad W701 32GB RAM – Google Search.
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