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Happy 20th anniversary ThinkPad

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/10/05

Wow, it feels like yesterday, but on the 5th of October 1992, the ThinkPad 700C saw the light.

My ThinkPad start was in 2000 with a ThinkPad A20p. After that, I almost exclusively used ThinkPad laptops ever since (with the exception of Apple specific equipment: I have been using MacBook Airs):

–jeroen

via ThinkPad – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

2 Responses to “Happy 20th anniversary ThinkPad”

  1. Petr Vones said

    Anniversary yes, but happy ? I also like(d) ThinkPads. Unfortunately Lenovo has decided to kill the proven 7-row keyboard layout in favor of more consumer and unifined 6-row one without any option. Moreover moving to completely useless 16:9 screen ratio (Apple can deliver 16:10, why not Lenovo ?) and substantial display quality decline (X220/X230 models are currently the only models with decent IPS panel) makes all these “non-classic ThinkPads” less attractive. Sad.

    I bought one of last X220 units just because the keyboard and display. I won’t buy any of these new ThinkPads unless Lenovo rethinks their opinion on proper keyboard layout.

    Even companies like Asus can introduce more interesting models, Zenbook UX32 has 13.3″ 1920×1080 IPS display. Lenovo has come with X1 Carbon but there is ugly TN panel again with low resolution 14″ 1600×900 only and no 4G/LTE support. That’s hopeless …

    If Lenovo wanted to build a real anniversary model this mod http://blog.lenovo.com/perspectives/mad-modding-project-x61sxga is very close to my vision of the Ultimate ThinkPad :-)

    • jpluimers said

      I hope they do better. The W701 machines have been the last ones I bought from them.
      They will require quite a change so I will buy again.

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