Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2012 13:12 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "It'll be a full x86 device - Lenovo calls a 'joint effort' with Intel and Microsoft - that clocks in at 1.3 pounds with a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 display. It's billed to have 10-hour battery life, which would be impressive for a device only 9.8mm thick. The standard model is Wi-Fi-only, but there will also be carrier versions including one with AT&T's LTE connectivity." If you see a 1366x768 resolution on a 10.1" display, they blew it.
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RE: Haha
by M.Onty on Thu 9th Aug 2012 15:08 UTC in reply to "Haha"
M.Onty
Member since:
2009-10-23

... Now featuring trackpoint AND stylus.


It would hardly be a Thinkpad without the former, would it? I get the impression the red nipple is as much for brand recognition as actual functionality now.

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RE[2]: Haha
by gan17 on Thu 9th Aug 2012 15:22 in reply to "RE: Haha"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

I get the impression the red nipple is as much for brand recognition as actual functionality now.

The tablet's not on my radar, but I wouldn't even consider a laptop that didn't come with a Trackpoint clitoris.

Heck, I'd actually be willing to pay extra for a Thinkpad or Tecra that was Trackpoint-only, sans those putrid multitouch-touchpad things.

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RE[3]: Haha
by M.Onty on Thu 9th Aug 2012 15:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Haha"
M.Onty Member since:
2009-10-23

Agreed. I've got the Thinkpad x200 because it only came with the nipple, not a trackpad. I dislike duplication of function. Nothing against trackpads, they're better for general moseying around, graphical work &c, but if you code or write then the nipple is much more suitable.

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RE[3]: Haha
by kwanbis on Thu 9th Aug 2012 15:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Haha"
kwanbis Member since:
2005-07-06

Totally agree with you. Those who never used a trackpoint (at least for more than 1 day), do not understand how good they are.

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RE[3]: Haha
by earksiinni on Thu 9th Aug 2012 17:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Haha"
earksiinni Member since:
2009-03-27

Don't get me wrong. I love trackpoints and I'm no fan of touch (I still have a dumbphone and I have no intention of switching from my trusty keyboard-controlled tiling window manager anytime soon), but I do appreciate me some fine irony. The comment about the trackpoint being for marketing purposes is dead on--what kind of ThinkPad wouldn't have a trackpoint? Or for that matter a stylus--isn't that so typically IBM-esque?

Accordingly, what kind of ThinkPad really fits in with Microsoft's vision of Windows 8? None that I know of. And that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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RE[3]: Haha
by zima on Thu 16th Aug 2012 23:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Haha"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I wouldn't even consider a laptop that didn't come with a Trackpoint clitoris.

Heck, I'd actually be willing to pay extra for a Thinkpad or Tecra that was Trackpoint-only, sans those putrid multitouch-touchpad things.

You might want to reconsider your reasons for feeling that way... http://www.osnews.com/permalink?531357

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