Are Thinkpads still that tough? Stand on yours to prove it!

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  1. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Notebook Consultant

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    Is it just me or does the T440s screen flex when you apply pressure to the bottom of it?
     
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    It wouldn't surprise me; my W520 does the same thing if I press my finger on it and give it a decent amount of force.

    Though I can't see how it'd impact the durability of the laptop unless you deliberately target that weakness (or are extremely unlucky).
     
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    AFAIK the bottom of the screen bezel and the space behind the keyboard under the screen have always been soft spots, which doesn;t bother me much since that's one of the least exposed/vulnerable parts of the machine.
     
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    I might be just me, but when I took apart my T61 for a mainboard change, I thought the magnesium alloy roll cage was quite flimsy. It felt kind of brittle in my hand.
     
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    I'm pretty sure it's supposed to work in combination with other case components, but generally it is indeed supposed to be the hardest part that wouldn't get distorted, to keep electronics straight while the plastic absorbs the impact by bending/cracking/shattering. So if you're saying it was easily bending or breaking then it's not supposed to do that at all, but if it just felt brittle and flimsy then those sensations can be quite misleading - when I was in the club building airplanes we had some composite parts that were so light and felt like you could break them with two fingers, but alas you couldn't do that with two hands.
     
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    Me too (75 kg on the T440s):
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    Well, if you look closely, you can see on the second one "Freitag, 10. Januar" on the lockscreen. :D

    I guess I don´t know where they are - there has been no snow here in Germany this "winter" (if you can call it this way) yet - I have heard in America the conditions are a bit different... ;) (its like "Niagara-falls-frozen" cold). But thats off topic...
     
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    So who's going to be the first to roll a car up onto four thinkpads?
     
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