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Retro ThinkPad Would Revive Original IBM Design
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Ron_Hodges
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Ron_Hodges,
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8/12/2015 | 10:06:33 AM
Naaa, I would take a fully loaded P-70
Now THAT is a laptop!  I love the fact they build them tough enough to meet MilSpec. 
asksqn
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asksqn,
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6/29/2015 | 8:08:07 PM
Newer Is Not Always Better
Provided that I can wipe clean the Windows HDD and partition it to install several different Linux distros, I'm OK with a regurgitation of a former product.
H@mmy
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[email protected],
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6/28/2015 | 4:49:45 AM
Re: I forgot I wanted this!
I would definitely go for this. This may be the distinguishing mark for Lenovo and may invite old users again towards it.
CabinC026
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6/27/2015 | 4:37:08 PM
Re: Retro Thinkpad
Actually, IBM no longer makes laptops. The article states Lenovo. I miss my 770's physical volume dial.
Marietta GaaO847
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Marietta GaaO847,
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6/27/2015 | 4:00:48 PM
Re: Retro Thinkpad
I would take one if the componets are as rugged and long lasting as the first one.

Not just for aesthetics.
TimP653
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6/27/2015 | 3:28:21 PM
I forgot I wanted this!
It's been about 5 years since 16:9 screens (AKA: HDTV like panels) became the most common and affordable option available to us and I forogt I even wanted a 16:10 aspect ratio screen! I lucked out and obtained a 24 inch 1920x1200 LCD panel for my desktop about 5 years ago and it works great.  The great thing about 16:10 is that it gives some more screen realestate up and down which alllows for two side-by-side 8.5x11inch papers to be viewed digitally quite effectively;  whereas with 16:9 ratio screens would not do this without wasting more screen realestate, 16:9 is great for most HD movies but not the best for document work.

I'd welcome this retro Thinkpad, I love Thinkpads and I'd embrace a Thinkpad with today's technology but with a design and implementation that emobdies the best of new and old.  I'd especially like an old style keyboard, rather than the chicklet style keyboards we are all becoming forcibly accustomed to.
JakobS797
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6/27/2015 | 3:15:56 PM
Retro Thinkpad
It sounds very much like IBM. A giant leap back to the stone age. The next step would probably be a return to CTR. And then, clay tablets and sharp sticks, which actually were better than what CTR produced.


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