Retro (IBM style) Lenovo Thinkpad confirmed for October 2017

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  1. Fluffyfurball

    Fluffyfurball Notebook Consultant

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    Well I bought my P51 direct from Lenovo USA from a Third World country, no 'upcharge' required.
     
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    pdagal Notebook Evangelist

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    Lenovo's thinking is that most won't ever pay full retail. For example, in the US, it's $1900 list, but was launched with a 20% off 25th anniversary sale, making the price around $1500, not too far off from a similarly configured T470. Given them telling me this at the launch event, I suspect, like several other ThinkPads, that some sort of discount will be running on their site for much of the time it's offered.
     
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  3. Mobius 1

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    For those people who don't know how to order online and get it shipped to them.

    ;)
     
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  4. KLF

    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    I was interested for a while, then I realized that the keyboard could not be swapped (at least easily) to t470 or even older machines.
    That damn power button.

    If it were interchangeable for example to my t450s... oh my... :p
     
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  5. Mobius 1

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    You know it's not exactly the old keyboard right, it's a new unit that has backlit keys and shorter in height.
     
  6. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    @KLF
    See this video I posted previously from Lenovo, they go over the keyboard and how it's not going to fit previous / current models, it's a "one off". See @ 18:00 for retro component interchange question answer.

    Lenovo Unboxed: ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
    Official Lenovo Channel

     
  7. KLF

    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    I just liked the old layout better. If only Fn and Ctrl buttons were physically switchable.

    Yea, it was also obvious from the pictures once I compared then more closely.
     
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  8. Mobius 1

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    One of the "features" of the ThinkPad keyboard that I still see as weird on my X1 Carbon.



    I really wonder what's the reasoning to swap the FN and CTRL keys.
     
  9. KLF

    KLF NBR Super Modernator Super Moderator

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    With Fn on the left, you could blindly press top right and bottom left to activate Thinklight in the old models.

    That's the only excuse I've ever heard.
     
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    But then again you can make the FN key wildly contoured (ie: trackpad nub) from the rest of the keyboard so there's a physical feel.

    Just 2cents :|
     
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