What does Lenovo need to do to keep your business?

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  1. jayku

    jayku Notebook Guru

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    I'm on my third Thinkpad (T42->T60->T530). I'll probably look for a new machine in a year or so. While I like the better screen offerings of late, some of the other changes pretty much disqualify a future purchase. Mainly I need to see the discrete trackpad buttons come back... some of the CAD software I use is just too painful without discrete buttons. Real function keys are a must (for software development - I think the T-series still has these), I'd like to see the touchpad and keyboard centered (for the 5-series - I have no need for the numeric keypad extension). A 16:10 display would be great, but I can't see that happening.

    Basically, a 'thinner, lighter' version of the T530 with an IPS display and current CPU/GPU would be perfect.

    What do you want/need? Does Lenovo actually pay attention to these boards?

    - Jay
     
  2. Bluebird20

    Bluebird20 Notebook Consultant

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    Lenovo doesn't need to do anything. There will be other products to choose from if one doesn't like any of their products. Apple has a centered keyboard and 16:10 design. Dell's Latitudes and Precisions have discrete trackpad buttons, nice screens in some of them and simple to open, unlike some of the latest Thinkpads. HP's ZBooks are top of the line and feature nice designs but are costly. So if one doesn't limit him/herself to one brand or one product, there are other products to look at.
     
  3. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    Stop consumerizing ThinkPads. I would gladly pay 1500-3000 for a ThinkPad of _60/61 series build quality. I honestly want back the X tablet with the swivel hinge. The nonsense of the Yoga/Helix is not an X tablet.
     
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    Jarhead 恋の♡アカサタナ

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    Bring back the back/forward keys.

    Oh, and stop trying to make Thinkpads into non-Thinkpads. That's another good way to keep my business.
     
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  5. ajkula66

    ajkula66 Courage and Consequence

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    No they don't.
     
  6. 600X

    600X Endless bus ride

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    IMO lenovo is on the right track and I would like them to continue on that track. The quality of the current ThinkPads has greatly increased compared to the X220/T420/T520 disaster and I'm also happy to see that they are trying new innovative things. (like the adaptive bar)

    I also like the fact that they listen to customers. The integrated trackpoint buttons are widely disliked, which is why dedicated buttons will be returning with the next series. (confirmed by lenovo employees)

    Also, if the T1 and W1 rumors are even remotely true, then even 16:9 haters will be satisfied soon enough.

    At the moment, the only thing that really bothers me is 16:9, so if I ever buy a new ThinkPad again, it better have 3:2.
     
  7. pepper_john

    pepper_john Notebook Deity

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    The only change that I like to see if a detachable battery in thinkpad yoga. Actually I will get my fifth thinkpad T440p soon.
     
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    jayku Notebook Guru

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    Wow - first I've heard about the buttons coming back... great news.
     
  9. Bluebird20

    Bluebird20 Notebook Consultant

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    LOL @ "X220/T420/T520 disaster." Wow. Please explain how that entire line is a disaster and how the current line is much better. The next person might say the opposite so we don't know what is actual and what is based on one's own biases.

    They listen to their bottom line, not to the customers. If the sales keep on going up and up, would there be an incentive to dramatically change course? Maybe enough customers have complained so that's why they are changing. I wouldn't exactly call that "Listening to customers."
     
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  10. 600X

    600X Endless bus ride

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    As always this is just my opinion, but the X220/T420 series never convinced me. From small things like the cheap plastic used to the mediocre build quality or IMO ugly design, I was never happy with my X220 or T420. There are quite a number of things that I dislike about those ThinkPads, but I won't go into detail here. If anyone is interested in details just send me a PM.

    Even if that is the case, we still get what the majority wants anyway, which is a good thing nevertheless.
     
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