SV: Re: SV: Re: [ltp] X1 firs/second generation, X230 or X240 new keyboard design

Tamas Papp
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:28:12 +0200

On Sat, Sep 20 2014, Bjørn Mork <> wrote:

> Why can't laptops focus on proper keyboards instead?  There is no lack
> of touch based devices.  They are nice toys.  But to me, and all(?)
> Thinkpad users I know, the primary reason to use a laptop instead of
> some "pad" is the keyboard.  The secondary reason is the mouse buttons.
> A laptop with neither is pretty pointless (pun intended).
> Heck, you can even get a touch screen on modern laptops if you really
> want the large touch area.  There is no reason to add a monster clickpad
> as well. What you cannot get today is a proper keyboard. Or mouse
> buttons. Why?

Hi Bjørn,

Fads like this come and go, so hopefully this will pass, too. In the
meantime, various vendors still make reasonable "business" laptops, eg I
have seen nice Dells, and I am sure there are others. I also lament the
loss of classic Thinkpad features, but if this trend persists with
Lenovo you should be able to find alternatives.