[ltp] Anyone played with an X240 yet?
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:02:04 +0000
At 11:39 12/02/2014, you wrote:
>>From: Martin Steigerwald <Martin@lichtvoll.de>
>>Subject: Re: [ltp] Anyone played with an X240 yet?
>>Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:45:28 +0100
>>Am Dienstag, 11. Februar 2014, 15:12:45 schrieb Dmitry Mikhailov:
>>>On 02/11/2014 02:52 PM, Florian Reitmeir wrote:
>>>you can't keep your finger on the trackpoint buttons. Damn, why didn'=
>>>they make a sensor keyboard. Who-hoo, one large reconfigurable touchp=
>>>even larger than on Mac's.
>>>I'm really really dissappointed. Sorry guys.
>>>I'd like to know how to keep my 4:3 "T62" Frankenpad even longer.
>>If I were Lenovo I monitor a mailing list like this one for customer fe=
>>They=B4d get it honestly and unfiltered. :)
>I went to the store to play with the new breed of thinkpads. I
>expected not to like the new touchpad, but I wanted to see if they
>Well, my disgust was immediate and my hatred only grew as I used it
>more. To describe it as a downgrade might make others think they
>took something professional and made it consumer grade -- so that
>does not go far enough, for they have made it in to a toy.
>The entire touchpad moves as you click on any button, so the
>kinetics of it feel really wrong, kind of like the original
>touchscreen blackberry phones did when you had to press that whole
>screen to activate a button. On my current mouse config I have
>left+right simultaneous presses emulate a true middle button since I
>used the middle for scroll, this no longer seems
>possible as the entire right side of the pad rises as you click the
>left button. I wonder if you can even disable the trackpad
>functions in X while keeping the button functions active (I can't
>stand pads, to me the point of buying a thinkpad is the
>trackpoint). But I suppose that doesn't even matter because the
>buttons themselves are so terrible that there's no chance I'd buy a
>thinkpad with the new layout. It is actually beyond terrible, it
>is a slap in the face to long time users.
>I had been waiting for 2 years since my T61 broke to have a laptop
>that had USB3 and a real high res screen in a small form factor. I
>was already pissed about the keyboard. Really Lenovo, my X24 had
>the best keyboard and you all have made it continuously worse. I
>remmember IBM reps advertising how the arrow keys were physically
>separated so you could feel them. First you all put those useless
>back/forward keys in there. That was not the end of the world since
>I would immediately just remove the springs under them and regain my
>separation. But I can't live without pgup/pgdn, so now I'm stuck
>with the crappy layout. And now you've gone and put prtscrn in the
>bottom row? Please fire the engineer who did that. I'm ok with the
>chicklets but the removing of the extra row? how can you even
>pretend that's an improvement?
>I went online and bought a bunch of the older USB thinkpad keyboards
>and am going to have to carry a different platform to actually do
>computing, probably a tablet (anyone know of any strong haswell
>tablets out there for linux?). It is like losing a friend, Lenovo
>has essentially abandoned me. Sure the trackpoint is still there,
>but it is neutered with the new buttons.
I thought the usb Thinkpad keyboards did not recognise multiple keys
pressed at the same time?
Has that changed?
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