Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Mar 2006 19:52 UTC
IBM "BM's Thinkpads had a consistent reputation as a solid, reliable business-oriented laptop. With IBM divesting of its PC division to Lenovo, many have wondered what will happen to the ThinkPad lineup. Will the quality decrease? What about performance?" Ars reviews the Thinkpad X60, and concludes: "The X60 is a solid implementation of the new Core Duo platform. Lenovo hasn't lost the ThinkPad 'touch' yet, and is proceeding with development in the same way IBM has. And the new Core Duo platform brings dual-core performance to Centrino, while keeping the same low power usage."
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Was the X60 designed during IBM control, or under Lenovo management? The fact that it reached production under Lenovo doesn't answer that. I doubt that many people care who *made* it, what matters is who *designed* it.

My take on it is that it's too soon to tell what kind of job Lenovo is doing in keeping together the design team. The X60 was probably already in the pipeline before the change in management, so we might not see the Lenovo influence until the next model.

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