Sorry for my poor grammar I’ve try my best form 240x ,X31 to R61i Fanboy
Since Lenovo had been take over ThinkPad from IBM many things have been develop in design all of the time. Surely there are lot of good things such as.
Roll cage (skeleton cage which made of pure magnesium) for make it light and more strong you
Bigger TouchPad for easy touch and draw.
TrackPoint making user can move cursor more quickly you will have to lift your hand up from your keyboard.
Support internal 3G WWAN .
New Hinge design more smooth for open and close.
New keyboard layout in T400 – T420.
Webcam and Mic support of VOIP conference.
New Standard of heat sink much more quite and great heat transfer (This make me sure that you can always ThinkPad as “LapTop”)
Using Carbon fiber as lid cover for T (and X series right?) for make it lighter .
Polyurethane soft-touch coating had been integrated for easy to carry less slip.
New monitor Anti-glare IPS Panel. Is new additional option.
Still not abandon VGA-Port that using as Standard of Presentation Projector all over the world.
And a lot more things which make ThinkPad still being as Business notebook also in durability and friendly for people who has to use all day computing but this 1-2 year something in ThinkPad were changing. After arriving of ThinkPad Edge (2-3 Ago) this like canvass of market from ThinkPad classic by few thing were adding by Lenovo Egde Series have a good respond ( Well ,Its Cheaper than usal) so this is same thing were to replace in ThinkPad Classsic and in 2012 This is the last pieces that made “ThinkPad classic Series” were lost there charming by completely!
ThinkPad Classic Series in 2012 has a biggest revolution since 20 years of ThinkPad history aka,
Traditional Keyboard to AccuType keyboard (you can read more on กว่าจะมาเป็น ThinkPad X1 AccuType keyboard! (ThinkPad Keyboard V.2012)) and after some believed this ”Quite good Accpeting in Market” AccuType keyboard were replace ThinkPad in 2012 ( Actually many ThinkPad fanboys said Lenovo can sold because old Reputation that ThinkPad were good in IBM) But this 2013 Lenovo were completely Destroy ThinkPad Classic by ThinkPad T431s with
New keyboard layout (again) since takeover form IBM Think keyboard were change almost 10 times already. The lost of Traditional Keyboard this make old user Fan boy start looking for new brand name. Because AccuType Keyboard is not the worst but new position of Home/End, PgUp/PgDn button and also F1-12 is close together side by side . This make typing document harder and many button been using for Shortcut Key from old IBM Keyboard Standard. More than half who were bought ThinkPad because Great feel of keyboard Experience same keyboard layout of Desktop “No need” to learn “how to use” this keyboard that is very simple for user who has to switch between Laptop and Desktop PC and also Traditional Keyboard is super friendly for use other OS rather than MS windows but how on earth that Lenovo can figure that this world only for MS Windows. By changing “Pause/Insert/Break” to where hardly to use the more lost of attractive to Business user. If you has remember few years ago Lenovo: Design Blog has been told that many user were always use “Esc and Delete” so in T410 and T420 they have expand size of this button to Bigger but what a horrible last year Lenovo were reduce it for 6 rows of ของ AccuType Keyboard They just said this is just “Right time of Market?” Feel of AccuType Keyboard is not Bad BUT Plastic material and work-man craft were dreadful first feeling is “Puny and Cheap” from Traditional Keyboard this cause Flag Ship “X1 Carbon” were crappy in the eyes of Fanboys comparing to the cost to spend on.
TrackPoint which as a “symbol” of ThinkPad were low Profile by “ThinkPad Buttonless Trackpoint” after Rubbing กับ Buttonless Touchpad Thinkpad X220/X230 it word “SUCK!” were in there mind and this next thing gonna happen to 20 years symbolic Trackpoint which suck up ass Macbook TrackPad.
ThinkLight were Remove last few model of Thinklight were design to not just only luminance keyboard but also for document also we have to by small flashlight instead of use this!
Challenging in 2012 that even FanBoys might don’t know is “Rectangular Charger ” which were changing 2 times in 5 years since 10 years of Thinkpad series were using same design so you can cross using between every model new round shape and Rectangular. (on 2012 X1 Carbon and 2013 ) so you can no more borrow from your friend and no answer for Lenovo that will give a convertor plug or not?
Since Pure Black shade were replace to Black to Graphite Black by Polyurethane Soft-touch Coatings this make when you been using Thinkpad will no more unique as Ferrari stop selling his RED Ferrari car. Lenovo doesn’t care the complain from user that Polyurethane Soft-touch Coatings always peel off by time and hardly to keep clean this make it always look a like grand Pa treasure and less durability. Now latest model were making to look more family to other Consumer notebook
Well Not friendly keyboard ,TrackPoint that not answer to user,More crappy body shade that hard to keep clean but this is not end! Poor quality of Monitor now days even you look at Nokia lumia 920 mobile screen you will found better quality than ThinkPad T420 or ThinkPad T430 or even T431s which is latest model can’t even beat Samsung Glaxy 4 or any other mobile in this year. This is what Lenovo have to re-think about Full HD and IPS Panel is what Market want. Talking about mobility you can’t no more upgrade RAM because this were embed in mother board of only have one slot including some model you will change Battery. So Lenovo been kill there upgraded feature.
If Thinkpad Fanboys who bought because love in Keyboard and Trackpoint this is over and What to buy because “Pass Military spec tests” this is not increase 90% user experience after taking to some customer in this couple year they all feel “The work-man craft doesn’t make me feel this thing can pass Military spec tests” but there is more complain that this is easy to broken durability is just a boast of. It like never pass QC testing. The assemble were more and more bad. Oh wait still even worst on After sell service only in Thailand but in International scales also
All the thing above It’s the time for all Think fanboy to themselves once more
“Why to buy ThinkPad if it not even better than other”
Change is hard. But wrong change is a disaster !!!
Lenovo’s Mission complete. Last ThinkPad traces destroyed at all.
R.I.P. ThinkPad (1992 — 2011)
Congratulations Lenovo for removing everything that makes a ThinkPad a ThinkPad.