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[3]: Time to contemplate
by tylerdurden on Fri 6th Oct 2017 14:13 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Time to contemplate"
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

It's always the same; some of old farts who don't really understand/grasp how exponential computing power growth works, bitching how "something went wrong."

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RE[4]: Time to contemplate
by No it isnt on Fri 6th Oct 2017 15:19 in reply to "RE[3]: Time to contemplate"
No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

They just don't remember. Software used to be terrible.

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ThomasFuhringer Member since:
2007-01-25

I would so much appreciate if this clever young gun could enlighten me how exponential computing power works. And while you are at it, maybe also explain what kind of point you are making with this comment.

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RE[5]: Time to contemplate
by tylerdurden on Fri 6th Oct 2017 19:08 in reply to "RE[4]: Time to contemplate"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Here's a quick overview with some pictures:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2015/04/14/10-ima...

The point is that you can do a hell of a lot more with a modern thinkpad, than with an old one. And the software has to do a hell of a lot more things than during windows 3 times. There's a lot of stuff going behind the scenes in the SW/HW combinations of modern systems to enable use cases that were a pipe dream 25 years ago.

Edited 2017-10-06 19:11 UTC

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RE[4]: Time to contemplate
by BlueofRainbow on Fri 6th Oct 2017 20:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Time to contemplate"
BlueofRainbow Member since:
2009-01-06

I guess that would be the main reason my comment ended up with a score of 0 (as of this writing).

Well - I was merely putting an emphasis on the responsiveness of the application/system to user inputs.

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