Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2017 22:37 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

A couple years ago, Lenovo announced its plans to build a "retro" ThinkPad that would resurrect design elements of ThinkPads past as an homage to the brand's long history.

That ThinkPad is now real. Check out the ThinkPad 25, sold to commemorate 25 years of ThinkPads.

I'm just going to leave this here for you lovely ThinkPad people. This isn't for me, but I'm not here to ruin your party.

Do clean up after yourselves.

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RE: Comment by judgen
by BlueofRainbow on Fri 6th Oct 2017 03:50 UTC in reply to "Comment by judgen"
BlueofRainbow
Member since:
2009-01-06

I also concur, this 25th anniversary edition should not have a touchpad. The touchpad often gets in the way of resting ones' thumb on the palm rest when using the trackpoint.

A 4:3 screen would have been more "retro". However, web content is increasingly optimized for a widescreen format so probably better this way.

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RE[2]: Comment by judgen
by leech on Fri 6th Oct 2017 04:47 in reply to "RE: Comment by judgen"
leech Member since:
2006-01-10

Yeah, we have the 'clit' so why would we want the touchpad! Frankly, I hate touchpads. Every single one. "Try the Apple one" They say. Nope, still sucks.

Now I do use a Logitech T650 on my Atari Falcon, which is brilliant, mainly because 1) Ball mice suck. 2) Atari mouse has always been.. uniquely clicky. 3) no space for another mouse on my desktop, so makes it easy to use my Falcon.

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RE[3]: Comment by judgen
by zima on Sat 7th Oct 2017 19:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by judgen"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Fun fact: research suggests that touchpads are faster than Trackpoint ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointing_stick#Ergonomics )

So why so many Trackpoint users swear by it? Personally, I suspect it's an effect similar to https://9p.io/wiki/plan9/mouse_vs._keyboard/index.html - Trackpoint feels faster because it's more cognitivelly loading / obscures the passage of time.

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