[ltp] Replacement thinkpads

Edward Frater linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:35:33 +0100

Hi All,
  Im going to come in here as Ive followed this thread with interest.
Well , my take on this is as follows, IBM in the past as well as Lenovo 
will have had all the tooling made for a production run of any model you 
can mention, which they would have put on the shelf should they decide 
to continue a model.
  Im a productioin engineer  l/we dont just bin the tooling when we plan 
to upgrade!! to a so called new improved product. As well as all the 
documentation and lists of outside suppliers for components not made in 
house thats on file.

  So for lets take  say Lenovo, there perfectly capable to getting out 
the tooling for the keyboards that folk want, as well as getting screens 
made by the screen suppliers who also will have the tooling put on a 
shelf. So their statement that its going to be too expensive or what 
ever just doesnt carry any weight.
  There all perfectly capable of manufacturing for less than they 
originally cost..

The same goes for much other electronics , mobile phones are the worst 
IF like me youve big hands, and need  primarily a communucation device 
by voice and text, that got a week long battery life , a decent keyboard 
like the Nokia communicator 9210I, not later models,  you cant buy one. 
altho all the hand set makers can make anything they want. However form 
follows fashion not function.
  I can afford what i want but if its not there the money stays in my