Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Jan 2010 11:37 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems It's funny how while software changes so fast, and many hardware components evolve at ridiculously fast paces (processors, memory, hard drives), the keyboard has remained largely unchanged over the years - until recently, that is. Even Lenovo has now buckled under the pressure, switching to a chiclet-style keyboard for ThinkPads - while also removing the SysReq key.
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Not On All Thinkpads
by bh445 on Thu 14th Jan 2010 19:14 UTC
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Only the ThinkPad EDGE and X100s have this new keyboard. All the other ThinkPads, including the new T410, T410s, T510, and W510 have the standard keyboards with first-level function keys and SysRq. Although the EDGE and X100s are not netbooks, they are ultraportables. How many netbooks and ultraportables have full size keyboards? Maybe they shouldn't have been called ThinkPads and then this story would never have made the news. The point is that the EDGE and X100s are not meant to replace the classic ThinkPad line, they instead extend (and dilute?) it. The T410, T410s and T510 are the true successors to the T40's and T60's.

It's time for OSNews to get back to real reporting and stop summarizing Wikipedia and worrying about CamelCase.

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