Thinkpad X100e - Yay or nay?

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  1. perfectionseeker

    perfectionseeker Notebook Evangelist

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    Zaz yes you do sound mean ! I have not been able to locate the matte version of that AFFS screen on Ebay only the glossy one ending in -110 and I need the - 120 Boe Hydis matte screen. And for your info ... repeated quite a few times, Samsung has great matte screens on their netbooks. Unfortunately the max size is 11.6 inches. Yes have been looking believe me ! Or don't LOL.
     
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    Well, I've never seen the Samsung in question. If it's a TN panel I can't imaging it'd be close to the AFFS in terms of image quality. Perhaps if it's a PVA panel. The 120 screen is available on eBay here. Ships worldwide.
     
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    Zaz I read that the 120 screen in question is great but when stripped off the layers (digitizer) etc. it becomes more fragile. Basically I need about 7 hours of battery life, since I am often in regions in the world where maybe you get 1 or 2 hours of electricity a day, so I need to be able to work 5-6 hours on laptop, or watch a few movies when stuck somewhere. Also I travel light hence my obsession with weight. If the tablet were as light as an X200 I would have bought it in the first place. But since I go to off the map places I do need a screen that will not give up on me because it has been rendered too fragile. To sit at my desk at home no problem ! And I think a Tablet with a 6-cell battery only really lasts 4 hours ... was there any T400 that was ever released with a really good screen? as in a Flexview type? I cannot find one. I am searching the outlet store as well, but it's a bit complicated living in Europe.
     
  4. erik

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    where did you read this?   having worked with dozens of tablet displays myself, it makes absolutely no sense.   in fact, i'm confident enough to say that what you read is flat-out incorrect.

    first, the digitizer is on the back, not the front.   the digitizer is an electronic RFID matrix attached to the back of the panel used to sense either the pen or the interference from your finger.   second, removing the writing surface (which everyone always mistakes for a digitizer even though it's just a piece of polycarbonate or tempered glass, depending on the model) reveals nothing more than the same LCD construction as what would be found in any other notebook.

    tablet displays are made from existing notebooks displays.   if one wanted to get creative, it would be possible to create a tablet display from parts.   one could even make a touchscreen notebook with the right LVDS cable and BIOS.

    the only difference between the -120 and -110/-100 panels are the matte and glossy LCD surfaces.   you're welcome to call hydis and confirm this.   if construction of the models were vastly different, the part number would be different, not the revision number.
     
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    on another note, this thread is supposed to be about the X100e.   let's get back on topic, shall we? ;)
     
  6. useroflaptops

    useroflaptops Notebook Evangelist

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    I just used one and it is pretty nice. Keyboard suprizingly good (but 'real' thinkpads should keep the old style of course). In my opinion it beats out the competition like what acer and asus has to offer at that size. I hope the next iteration is an even smaller form factor to go into real netbook category.
     
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