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Lenovo ThinkPad X270 Review by MobileTechReview

Question: Lenovo ThinkPad X270 Review by MobileTechReview

First decent review of the X270. All looking good.Lenovo ThinkPad X270 Review by MobileTechReviewhttps://youtu.be/PxGL1vIX_dw"Lisa Gade reviews the Lenovo ThinkPad X270, the refresh of Lenovo?s smallest traditional business laptop. The X270 replaces the X260 in Lenovo?s 12.5? Ultrabook lineup, and it?s been refreshed with Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake dual core, 15 watt CPUs and Intel HD 620 graphics. It gains a USB-C port and for a portable this small, it packs a lot of ports including Ethernet, HDMI and a dock connector. The 2.9 lb. /1.3kg notebook has Lenovo?s usual excellent backlit keyboard, an MS Precision trackpad, optional LTE 4G and a fingerprint scanner.The Bridge battery system is back with an internal 23 WHr battery and your choice of 3 removable batteries, the largest of which is 72 WHr and allows for extremely long runtimes. The machine is available with a 1366 x 768 TN panel or a 1920 x 1080 IPS display (both are matte and non-touch). Pricing starts around $800, depending on current Lenovo specials."

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Hello, We have a problem with 2 laptops (ThinkPad X270) that "freeze" on the LENOVO logo when using Lenovo Ultra Dock with monitor Dell UZ2715H.Display Dell is plugged by Display port ports and one USB 3.0 (9 pin - used for display integrated webcam) connected to ThinkPad dock.When notebook turned ON with connected USB 3.0, computer freeze on LENOVO logo (To interrupt normal startup, press Enter) and work only when USB 3.0 disconected, or turned OFF and again Turned ON. Firmware on Dock is 2.33.000 Any suggestion? 

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad Ultra (Pro) Dock + ThinkPad X270 (20K6) + Dell UZ2715H

I am just going to guess that computer is trying to boot via USB, so you might try changing the boot order in the BIOS so that Windows Boot Manager or the HD is first.  

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Hello , I just bought a lenovo Thinkpad X270 with a 256GB SSD M2 PCle-NVMe hard disk . they were supposed to upgrade it to 512GB SSD M2 PCle- NVMe but they didn't have time to do it before i had to pick it up. So now what can i do ? 256GB is too small, can i install a second SSD disk on the lenovo X270 or should i change the original one to a bigger one ? But in this case how to do with the windows 10 which is pre install in it ? thanks for your information. regards, lionel  

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Hello, is there possibility to setup fingerprint reader on Linux, particulary on latest Fedora Linux? Thanks a lot!Jindra

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I have written a in-use review for my blog regarding my 3 years old ThinkPad T61. I think people considering buing this nice business machine second hand (or perhaps is interrested in seeing what 3 years wear and tear does to this machine) could have some interest in reading this  Lenovo ThinkPad T61 in-use review I'm thinking about upgrading this computer to a SSD drive now, perhaps any SSD would do - or should i go for the Intel X25-M (a bit expensive)? Any advice? 

Answer:In-use review - Lenovo ThinkPad T61

Screen: 14.1-inch SXGA+ 1400 x 1050 (do you have a 14.1 inch standard aspect ratio laptop? your speaker location on the machine indicates that it is a 15.4 inch T61, and the 9 cell battery size relative to the machine is also indicative of that)Processor: 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 (4MB L2 Cache,800MHz FSB)Hard Drive: 500GB hard drive 5200RPM  WD Scorpio blue (not standard) Memory: 2GB x 2, 4GB Total (4GB Max) <-- 8 gig is the actual max capacity.Optical Drive: DVD+-R Double layer / DVD+-RW DriveExternal Ports and Slots: Three USB 2.0, one ExpressCard slot, VGA, headphone / line-out, microphone-in, modem, 1Gb Ethernet, FirewireWireless: WiFi (Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG), Bluetooth 2.0 w/ EDRGraphics: Dedicated nVidia NVS 140M (256MB) <-- it should be 128 mb for a NVS 140MOperating System: Windows XP Pro9-cell Li-Ion battery (10.8V, 7.8AH)Dimensions: (WxDxH): 33.55cm x 23.7cm x 2.76-3.19cmWeight: Approx 2,5 kg.http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4028 <--- this is what 14.1 inch standard aspect ratio T61 looks like.http://www.thinkcomputers.org/reviews/lenovo_t61p/16.jpg <--- this is what 15.4 inch and 14.1 inch widescreen T61 looks like.http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3889 <---- this is what 15.4 inch T61 looks like in detail. 

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Hey, I've had about a week to work and play with the Thinkpad P40 Yoga. If you have any questions about the device that aren't in my review, go ahead and post them in this thread. My Review:http://arthurhwalker.tumblr.com/post/141188794998/lenovo-thinkpad-p40-yoga-review

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga P40 - Review

Very nice review! Thanks for sharing!! 
 
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I recently acquired the ThinkPad Edge E430 to play around with and review, if anyone is looking to buy this as a budget system alternative to the T420/T430 and has questions on how it compares feel free to ask questions.  I also used the ThinkPad E420 so know how it compares to that system -- it is very much similar with a few minor changes.  Anyway, short review below or check out my  The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 is a 14.0? screen notebook targeted at small business buyers or really anyone that?s on a budget but still wants a laptop with good build quality. The E430 starts at a very reasonable price of $549 when configured with an Intel Core i3 2nd generation processor. At the current time the latest 3rd generation of Intel Core i3 and i5 processors are not available, though we expect that will change in the coming months. However, for most small business or home office users, there?s no real need for the latest and greatest technology. Rather, what you?ll be looking for is a durable and reliable work horse that?s got at least some portability factor.Let?s go over the ThinkPad E430 specs as configured for this review unit:- Screen: 14.0? 1366 x 768- Processor: Intel Core i3-2350 2.30GHz- Memory: 4GB RAM- OS: Windows 7 Premium 64-bit- Graphics: Intel HD 3000- Storage: 320GB HD 7200RPM- Battery: 6-cell Li-Ion- Optical Drive: DVD Burner- Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n- Weight: 4.74lbs- Dimensions: 13.36" x 9.21" x 1.12-1.33"- Ports: 2 USB 2.0 (1 ... Read more

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad E430 Short Review

How does it compare to the V series? And some reviewers gave the E420 a terrible review. How is this E430?

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We've received our Lenovo ThinkPad X220 review unit with the IPS display (lovely!), 2.5GHz Core i5 second gen and the 6 cell + 19 cell slice battery combo. Really fantastic machine! Here's our video review: http://www.mobiletechreview.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=40140  [email protected] 

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad X220 video review

Now if they'll just offer IPS screens on the 14 and 15" T and W series ThinkPads.

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http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/25/lenovos-all-business-thinkpad-sl510-gets-reviewed/





*** Lenovo SL 300 P8600 3GB memory and 160 GB HD******WIndows XP pro SP3***

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 "Lenovo ThinkPad W530 User Review"  was posted on notebookreview.com:http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=6532&p=2 Unfortunately, the performance benchmarks for the W530 in this review are overall lower than the Dell Precision M4600http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=6400&p=3 and the MacBook Pro Retina 2012http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=6495&p=2 Note that the W530 tested has a 32GB SanDisk mSATA SSD, whereas the Dell was configured with a 128GB Samsung PM810 mSATA SSD and the MacBook Pro a 256GB SSD.Hint to Lenovo: Offer a SATA III SSD option for the W530 and send a unit so configured to the reviewers.





_______________________________________________________________________W520 4270CTO i7-2820QM Quadro2000M 1920x1080 Display 16GB RAM 2x240GB Intel 510 SSDs (RAID 0) - BIOS 1.42 - PCMark7:4,568Samsung Series 9 15-inch NP900X4C-A03US - PCMark7: 4674

Answer:Lenovo ThinkPad W530 User Review (notebookreview.com):

The Dell was using the mSata port (SATA-II) speeds and the CrystalMark scores basically indicated that as well. Nice to see that the Samsung PM810 (was it a PM830? ) was in the system as the OS drive. I've received simliar scores using the Crucial M4 mSata 256GB SSD which performs similar to the Samsung 830 SSD The MacBookPro was using the Samsung 830 256GB SSD so no surprises there. The W530 does offer several Intel SSDs that are SATA-III compliant, but not at the same capacity as the Samsung 256gb or 512gb SSDs

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Hi, I am thinking to buy a thinkpad x270 with 3 yrs IWS because I am traveling a lot to China and Hong Kong.I am wondering how do I get the IWS when I place my order on line and if the IWS will be accepted in China and Hong Kong. Thanks.

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It seems that Lenovo has released today first infos of upcoming models including X270: http://www.anandtech.com/show/10940/lenovo-updates-the-thinkpad-lineup-new-models-welcome-changes I have been postponing laptop purchase because I want one with QHD or better resolution, thunderbolt3 and ability to charge with standard USB type-C charger. Now it seems that for some reason that I cannot understand Lenovo has still decided not to include QHD or QHD+ resolutions to quite many of the upcoming models, including X270, Yoga 370, Thinkpad 13 and T470. It is now already 4.5 years ago from the moment when Apple Released Macbook Pro retina with QHD equivalent resolution. In addition some of the articles claim that the new USB type-C port in X270 will NOT have thunderbolt3 availability. And it is like 5.5 years since Apple included thunderbolt. I really think we should start noise from this. If there will not be a serious portable workstation like X270 with QHD or better resolution and enough USB-slots (at least 3+1) and thunderbolt support I am seriously considering to switch away from Lenovo (e.g. Dell XPS 13). I know that some people prefer FullHD (e.g. for longer battery life) so there could be an option for both. I want QHD because 1. If you want to have two web browsers side by side without horizontal scroll bars you will need minimun QHD, 2. Because you can actually start to see details in pdf books without zooming 3. Because you can have large amou... Read more

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Hello ,
 
I just bought a lenovo Thinkpad X270 with a 256GB SSD M2 PCle-NVMe hard disk . they were supposed to upgrade it to 512GB SSD M2 PCle- NVMe but they didn't have time to do it before i had to pick it up.
 
So now what can i do ? 256GB is too small, can i install a second SSD disk on the lenovo X270 or should i change the original one to a bigger one ? But in this case how to do with the windows 10 which is pre install in it ?
 
thanks for your information.
 
regards,
 
lionel  
 
Moderator edit: Added detail to subject

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Hi everyone, I dont understand why but my thinkpad X270 won't pass the Lenovo start screen if he are in the docking station with the usb from the lenovo monitor LT2323zwc who are connected to it.  When i remove the usb cable of the monitore, the laptop boot normaly ... The usb of the monitor are for use the usb 4 usb port who are on the monitor. I have try to update bios and everything but nothing change.  

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Are there any photos available of the three options for the rear battery on the X270? The Lenovo ordering page lists the option, but gives no clue of the size or weight involved.  Any information will be gratefully received.

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HiI am trying to build an x270 from a bootable ISO. I click Custom install but get no drives found at the "where do you want to install windows" stage. The full message is "load driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation" I guess this is due to the SSD driver missing but not sure how to find the correct driver, whether or not I need to inject it into the ISO, or even how to do it. Anyone done this before please!!! Thanks

Answer:Thinkpad x270 HD SSD not detected during rebuild

What operating system are you trying to install?  What is the source of the ISO?  What is the MT-M of the laptop?
 
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Just purhcased the Thinkpad X270 and really loves it! However I can't find the shortcut key to turn off LCD display. Some previous Thinkpad user suggestion like FN+F3 , FN+F7 didn't work in this laptop. I know there are some 3rd party EXE tools could turn the screen off however I don't want to rely on them because of security. Anyone know the magic key combo for X270? Thanks!

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Hi, I just bought new ThinkPad X270 and when I plug in the charger, it says (Plugged in, not charging). I have changed the battery as well as charging adapter and the power cable but no use. Sometimes it charges the laptop but most of times it doesnt. Why is this happening and what is the solution. Regards,MHBaig

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Hello there!, I upgraded to x270 win 10/64 from x250 win 7, but after get the latest drivers and aplications from Lenovo for my x270 I can not find the baterry options to control desirable levels for charging available on my last x250. I have 2 bateries and want to change these options in order to preserve baterry duration, some one of you could help me with this please?thanks.

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I recently purchased a ThinkPad X270 with the 1920x1080 IPS non-touch display.  After only a very short time using it, I noticed that the display starting jumping and flickering very badly at random times.  The BIOS and all of the drivers were updated to what the Lenovo Companion tool recommended.  I captured some video of the behavior here: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AjP8R5t89zq2oXvMKmnuV_6l0fic I was hoping that this was just a bad individual unit.  I contacted support and explained the problem, and they set me up with a replacement.  Well, the replacement arrived yesterday and it's doing the exact same thing.  Videos of the new one exhibiting the problem are here: https://1drv.ms/f/s!AjP8R5t89zq2oXzhuWwFO34fh-s7 I've started the refund process for the new one because at this point, I suspect it is either a driver problem, a design problem, or a supply chain problem with the LCD panel.  I'm not sure what model I will ultimately upgrade to from my beloved x230 but unfortunately, I'm sure it's not the x270.

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Hi I bought a Thinkpad X270 two days ago (MTM 20HM0007MY). I thought it had two batteries installed, one internal and one 6 cell external cylindrical battery. However, when I go to my power options it says Battery 1 Not Present:                I am rather confused. Should there not be an internal battery as well? Thanks Montakim

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Hi, I just bought new ThinkPad X270 and when I plug in the charger, it says (Plugged in, not charging). I have changed the battery as well as charging adapter and the power cable but no use. Sometimes it charges the laptop but most of times it doesnt. Why is this happening and what is the solution. Regards,MHBaig

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Good morning..Buy a ThinkPad X270 Type of machine model: 20HNCTR1WWand I want to put the wwam card I have a wwan card Sierra Wireless Airprime 4G LTE WWAN Module EM7455 Lenovo PN: SW10H24567Header Code: S1NNFRU PN: 00JT547EC # 243581 and I want to know if I can use it on my laptop. if it is not compatible. is so kind to tell me that wwan cards are compatible for my laptop thank you very much... 

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Good morning..
Buy a ThinkPad X270
 
Serial number: PC******
Type of machine model: 20HNCTR1WW
and I want to put the wwam card
 
I have a wwan card Sierra Wireless Airprime 4G LTE WWAN Module EM7455
 
Lenovo PN: SW10H24567
Header Code: S1NN
FRU PN: 00JT547
EC # 243581
 
and I want to know if I can use it on my laptop.
 
if it is not compatible. is so kind to tell me that wwan cards are compatible for my laptop
 
thank you very much...
 
Moderator note: serial number removed to prevent abuse.

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Hi, first time posting and I'd like to report a serious issue rendering the new X270 critically unstable. There's an issue with the SSD after it enters low power D3 state. After it happens, the drive (or controller) refuses to wake up. Entering D3 seems to be due to relative inactivity. Also, upgrading BIOS to 1.09 doesn't help. I can get this couple of times a day so it makes the X270 unreliable for work. This is triggering regardless of having power adapter plugged in or unplugged and it seems only related to the drive going to sleep. One time I got BSOD on Windows was when I was copying files between two external HDDs (so the internal drive wasn't busy). On Windows this results with BSOD saying it can't save core dump because of memory or drive error. Linux is little more informative about what happens and the system doesn't die straight away because it caches quite a lot of the data read from the drive (that excessive caching is also why the drive is likely to go to sleep more often). For last couple of days I was running with dmesg -wH in the background. The drive always fails the same way: [Mar21 01:31] nvme 0000:04:00.0: controller is down; will reset: CSTS=0xffffffff, PCI_STATUS=0xffff
[ +0.040507] nvme 0000:04:00.0: Refused to change power state, currently in D3
[ +0.000298] nvme nvme0: Removing after probe failure status: -19
[ +0.000025] nvme0n1: detected capacity change from 256060514304 to 0
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Hi  I am testing Lenovo X270 20K5 on Windows 7 and Windows 10, and I can hear the fan quite often.  I updated the Lenovo PM device to the latest version 1.67.12.24Changed on the Bios the Adaptive Thermal Management > Scheme for AC > from Max Performance to BalancedBut the Fan is still very noisy. Any ideas what can help ?  ThanksGuillo 

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Hi I have purchased an additional external battery. On my battery monitor it shows Battey 1 and Battery 2 I believe it's referring to the actual battery and the external battery When I charge with the AC mains it says 50% charging. When I remove the AC charger it shows both batteries 100% charged Sorry it may be a stupid question but I am confused why it says 50% charge when I use the AC charger when both batteries are 100% charged Thank you   

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My Lenovo X270 Won't turn on, it doesn't power on, the only thinks that it doing is blink 3 times the power led when you plug the power cord. Any idea about what could be the problem...?Thaks in advance

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Dear, I am an IT guy at a MNC and I ordered three X270 in Auguest from a Lenovo re-tailer.after I received them from the vendor, I noticed that I could hear loud fan noise that was usual compared to x250, 260 and even x270 that I purchased a few month ago while I was configuring outlook,. The 3 laptops have been making almost the same level of noise while it's running just windows.  I did not install anything and I ordered them with win 10 pro and outlook was installed as default. Users keep complaining about it cause they used to use x250 but it didn't make the noise like this. the bios update did not make a difference so I could help them so far. Today, I received a X270 that I ordered a few weeks ago from a different vendor and it's definitely making fan noise but it's a bit quieter than the above 3 laptops.  I searched about this issue in this forum and found nothing helpful so I am going to call Lenovo Service Center to send an engineer to compare the fan noise. If you guys have any suggestions, please let me know. I will also keep posted. 

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Hello everyone,I have an X230 and I need to upgrade the laptop to something with an i7 and 32GB RAM.I am very happy with my X230, but I have to change it. From the product page is looks like the X260/X270 have only 1 SODIMM slot. So, my question is: Is there any other slot hidden? Or I am forced to find another laptop (or even worse to go to HP or DELL) for such a thing? I need a very light laptop because I travel a lot and the X series is just perfect.

Answer:Lenovo X260/X270 RAM options

X260 and X270 both 1 socket 16GB maxhttp://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X260/ThinkPad_X260_Platform_Specificatio... http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X270/ThinkPad_X270_Platform_Specificatio...

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Hello everyone,I have an X230 and I need to upgrade the laptop to something with an i7 and 32GB RAM.I am very happy with my X230, but I have to change it. From the product page is looks like the X260/X270 have only 1 SODIMM slot. So, my question is: Is there any other slot hidden? Or I am forced to find another laptop (or even worse to go to HP or DELL) for such a thing? I need a very light laptop because I travel a lot and the X series is just perfect.

Answer:Lenovo X260/X270 RAM options

X260 and X270 both 1 socket 16GB maxhttp://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X260/ThinkPad_X260_Platform_Specificatio... http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X270/ThinkPad_X270_Platform_Specificatio... You would need a T460/T560 to get the 32GB ram.

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Hello together, We want to install Windows 7 32 bit on a Lenovo X270 20HN0016GE. Questions:1. Is it possible to install Windows 7 32 bit on such new Lenovo notebooks?2. Which BIOS configurations we have to configure, that we could install Windows 7? We would be very thankful, if someone helps us. Yours faithfully,trapt

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Hello I have an issue with X270 (Windows 7) and Bitlocker.I have successfully imaged the computer with bitlocker and TPM has been set to discrete. The computers starts fine and bitlocker is enabled.The problem is that when the computer is started when in a Lenovo Dock the computer ask for Bitlocker ecovery key every time, when started from other docks (Targus) the computer starts without problems.We do not have this problems on other X models I hope somebody can point me in the right direction \MartinKJ

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I've been having an issue with my X270 laptop since I bought it. The laptop is running Windows 10. What happens is randomly (this can take weeks, or days) the trackpad and pointing stick completely stops working. The only solution is to uninstall the drivers and reinstall them using an external mouse. I've tried various versions of the drivers, including the latest, and it still continues to happen. Any solutions to fix this?

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While we wait for user reviews to start trickling in, it would be nice if Lenovo could ship a test device to the famous "Lisa from MobileTechReview" (I believe that's her full name). She gives the best even-handed reviews out there, and I'm sure I'm not the only one eager to hear what she thinks. 

Answer:So have you already sent a Helix 2 to Lisa from MobileTechReview?

Joe,
 
Thanks for the suggestion.  I'll pass this along to our media relations team that supplies the system out to media for reviews.
 
Best regards,
 
Mark

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Introduction The ThinkPad T450s is one of the best new ultrabooks. While it's not as thin as some, it's still quite compact, and much easier to service than thinner machines, and the Full HD IPS screen is a standout feature.This review is based on a production ThinkPad T450s, Machine Type 20BX, Product ID 20BXCTO1WW. Intel Core i7-5600U ProcessorWindows 8.1 Pro 6414.0" FHD (1920 x 1080)720p HD CameraIntel HD Graphics 55004 GB DDR3L - SDRAM 1600MHz BaseFingerprint Reader500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, 2.5"ThinkPad Battery 3 cell Li-Polymer (23.2Whr) FrontThinkPad Battery 3 cell Li-Polymer (23.2Whr) RearCountry Pack 45W AC adapter United States (2pin)Intel 7265 AC/B/G/N Dual Band Wireless + Bluetooth Version 4.0After receipt: 4 GB Samsung SO-DIMM was installedHard disk was replaced with 1 TB Samsung 850 EVO SSD.ConstructionQuality of T450s construction is not up to old ThinkPad standards, with some obvious cheapening, but is still pretty good. Annoyances include the difficulty of prying off the bottom cover (after removing 8 screws) to get to the inside, and fingerprint-revealing textured plastic instead of the old rubberized finish. But it's quite solid, no flexing, and quite compact.ConnectivityPort layout is reasonably good on both sides with nothing on the back. All USB ports are 3.0 with excellent performance. But Mini DisplayPort means you may have to buy and carry an easy-to-lose dongle. Wi-Fi performance (Intel 802.11ac 2x2) seems better than earlier gene... Read more

Answer:ThinkPad T450s Review

Belkin Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter is available at low cost from B&H.




Hope that helps,JohnThinkPad T420s [ i7-2640M | 16GB | 1TB SSD | 1600x900 | 802.11n | BT | Cam | FR | Win8.1Pro64 ]

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I want opinions. I want to buy a Thinkpad X1, 4 gb ram, not replaceable. I need to know the space on this one and the generation. Is the 1st, 2nd?Thanks

Answer:Thinkpad Carbon x1, 4gm ram review. I want one

If your buying off Lenovo it's 3rd Gen since 1 and 2 generation is no longer sold by Lenovo which I don't think.

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Please see my full T440s review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1GdvPLqjdQ

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OK, right now it is more of first thoughts but will post a more thorough review later.
The build quality seems nice and solid to me. No complaints other than a big notice on the back saying "Non Encyrption" which is rather obnoxious and I'm not sure why it is necessary. I thought there was supposed to be a fingerprint reader but I don't see it and am a little surprised as I bought the highest level that was detailed on their site. I need to do more investigation as I'm sure this was an oversite on my part. For some reason the TT2 keyboard and stand is still on backorder which is odd and I'm contacting them today to find out when that should ship. I am fine without it now though as I really plan to use this as a tablet in my workplace but the ke
The initial apps that I loaded all installed fine. Seemed a little slow but not sure how much of that was loading apps for first time or an indication of the processor. The digitzer pen worked well and I also really like using it to click on smaller items (especially in desktop mode). I am going to install office later today/tonight and put it through its paces with OneNote which is really why I bought this device. I will also do a more thorough review on it later tonight and hope that others that have this device will post their reviews and thoughts here as well.
Please let me know if you have any questions or would like me to test any specific app or functionality.

Answer:Thinkpad Tablet 2 - Review

Please please do a thorough review of Onenote performance on this. If I'm going to buy this tablet I would be looking mainly at running Onenote as well.

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http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2358981,00.asp
 
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T410 i620 4GB, Windows 7 x64

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Hi, I've reviewed thinkpad S1 Yoga in my website.I just want to know what do you think ?Let me know if u have advice or suggestion in my review

Answer:Thinkpad S1 Yoga Review

It seems alright, and nothing really worth mentioning is mentioned in the review.  You dont talk about battery life, how much load the computer can take (can it only stream netflix or can it downloaded a new movie from iTunes while playing a MMORPG), the use of the stylus. No mention of the touchpad or anything else that I cannot find by looking at the specs of the laptop

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A little gallery to go along with it: http://photobucket.com/t420s My ConfigType:  4170-CTOProcessor:  Intel Core i5-2540M Processor (2.6GHz, 3MB L3)       Operating system:  Windows 7 Home Premium 64 -> clean installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on UEFIDisplay type:  14.0 HD+ (1600 x 900) LED Backlit Antiglare Display        System graphics:  Integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000Total memory:  2 GB DDR3 - 1333MHz (1 DIMM) -> Upgraded to 8GB Samsung RAM ordered off AmazonPointing device:  UltraNav with TrackPoint & TouchPad plus Fingerprint reader       Camera:  720p HD Camera       Hard drive:  250 GB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm -> Upgraded to Intel 320 series 160GB SSDOptical device:  DVD Recordable       System expansion slots:  Express Card Slot & 4 in 1 Card Reader       Battery:  6 cell Li-Ion Battery - 66+ and ThinkPad Battery 42 (UltraBay Battery III)Power cord:  Country Pack North America with Line cord & 65W AC adapterWireless LAN adapters:  Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN) Awesome FeaturesExcellent ThinkPad keyboard and TrackPoint as usual, still the best in the industry even though they never really change all that much; I'm a regularTrackPoint user myself ... Read more

Answer:My ThinkPad T420s Review

As for your HDMI problem, just get a DisplayPort to HDMI adaptor, they even carry audio.

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Coming soon  Erik Hammarlund

Answer:THINKPAD T510 FIRST LOOK REVIEW!!!!

http://hammarlundlaw.com/posts/33

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So i was given a ThinkPad Yoga review unit couple of days ago for testing, and here is a brief review for anyone whom is interested or considering purchasing this machine.
 
Specs
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lead_org/10818745923/in/photostream/
 
i5-4200u 1.6 ghz (2.6 ghz Turbo) w Intel HD 4600 graphics card
4 gigs dual channel DDR3 (soldered on and non upgradeable)
1 TB WD Blue 5400 RPM hdd SATAIII (2.5 inch and 7 mm) + 16 gigs M.2
1366 x 768 HD IPS LG-Philips LCD
10 points multitouch (no pen digitiser)
8 cells battery w 48.65 Wh capacity (internal)
2 x USB 3.0 port (one always on)
Audio/Mic Combo Port
SD Card Reader (connected through PCIE)
MiniHDMI (no VGA or Displayport onboard)
Intel® Wireless-N 7260 2 x 2 11 BGN+BT (2.4 ghz only)
45 watts power adapter
 
General Impression
Having owned an IdeaPad Yoga 13 for about 2 months, i have to say that i like the whole Yoga range and the idea of the flippable screen that can be transformed from a normal laptop to a tablet in an instant. I have shown the new ThinkPad Yoga to many people, and most people are impressed with the innovative hinge design. I am personally happy that i don't need to carry around a laptop and tablet PC all the time.
 
Build Quality
The overall build quality of the ThinkPad Yoga is pretty good, the body chassi of the laptop is made entirely of magensium alloy (both base case and the supporting structure of palmrest). While the screen case looks to be mainly made of the Carbon ... Read more

Answer:ThinkPad Yoga Review

many thanks for your very helpful review - so the battery is not replaceable "on the go", but it could be replaced by a technician, is that correct?

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Just wanted to give a heads up about a review of the W530 that's written by a user who owns the W520, so it's heavy on comparisons which is kind of helpful if you're familiar with that machine.  I'll quote the whole review below sans all the images to prevent bandwidth warnings!   Also truncated and removed some sections to get under the 20,000 character count limit Full review with images is here: http://www.laptopreviews.com/lenovo-thinkpad-w530-review-2012-07  Just like last calendar year, Lenovo is ahead of Dell and HP in releasing a workstation equipped with the latest and greatest Intel Core processors and nVidia Kepler professional graphics. Starting at $1,299 on Lenovo.com (which is the same starting price as the W520 when it was introduced), the Lenovo Thinkpad W530 can be configured with processors ranging from the Intel Core i5-3320M to i7-3610QM to the top-end i7-3290XM, supports up to 32GB RAM and 270 nit 95% color gamut FHD display for demanding business customers. The W530 is like the W520 in many ways as a professional workstation laptop.  The Thinkpad W530 under review comes with the following specs:Processor: Intel Core i7-3520M (2.9GHz, TurboBoost to 3.6GHz, 4MB L3 cache)Graphics: nVidia Quadro K1000MMemory: 8GB RAM DDR3-1600MHzDisplay: 15.6? 1600 x 900 resolution, matte finishOS: Windows 7 ProfessionalStorage: 500GB 7200RPMBattery: 6-cell Li-Ion, 57WhrWireless: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205Ports: Gigabit Ethe... Read more

Answer:ThinkPad W530 Review

FYI, my K1000M/1100M W530 came with a 170w power brick. Nice write-up!





Thinkpad W530: i7-3720QM, K1000M, FHD Screen, 16 GB PC12800, 240GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD

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I received my Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga today. I have had a Dell XPS 12 (ivy), Acer S7, Samsung ATIV 9, Dell XPS 15 (Haswell) so any comparisons would be in terms of these.Overall Build Quality: Undetermined - There was an oil like substance on the a number of the keys and the finish on the outside had a number of rough 'extras' in the finish I had to rub off.Keyboard: Very nice while I haven't had too much time with it the travel and feedback is very good.Display: Undetermined - The high resolutions screens are more of a gimmick to me but 1080 is a requirement. The display is very bright and colors are fairly good. The anti-glare protection film does give the display a grainy off color look. I also had dead pixels on the screen. Trackpad: Better than Dell and Acer and more accurate than Samsung but I like the feel of the Samsung betterSpeakers: BadFan / Noise / Heat: I did some updates and program installations and the notebook got very hot. While installing updates and applications the fan constantly spun but the noise was not bad, like Sony. There was definitely a lot of heat from the right side of the keyboard and the back of the notebook at the fan vents was uncomfortable to touch. Will have to see how it is during normal usage.Weight: It is heavier than it looks but the smaller size does make it a nice form factor.CPU Speed: Great (i7 CPU)Wireless: Strong signal but seemed to be slow transfer speed (Intel AC)Touch / Digitizer: Seemed to be functional to me but I am in IT not... Read more

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga: First Impression / Review

Could you comment on the pen's edge precision and outdoor visisbility of the screen?Best regards! /Voz

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I decided to get the Thinkpad Tablet 2 and ordered it, the keyboard and the sleeve. It is starting to ship slowly and figured I'd post reviews and updates as items arrive. The listed ship dates are: Sleeve: 1/3/13; TT2 Keyboard with Stand: 1/9/13; TT2 Tablet: 1/13/13. Hopefully they stick to the schedule or ship early as I'm going nuts waiting!
The first part, the sleeve, arrived today...
It has a great leather feel (even though I'm sure it is not real leather) and the red lining inside definitely gives it a high end feel and would be nice to the screen of the device (perhaps may help eliminate fingerprints???). It is separated into two compartments which are nicely sized. As the sleeve was delivered to my work I was able to take the Surface that we have and see how it fit (as they are both 10.1 devices figured it would give a good idea) and it fit very much like a glove. I think the Tablet 2 will go in it nicely. The word Lenovo is embossed in the "leather" and is done very gracefully and unobtrusively. There is also a nice little pocket that I guess is for a credit card or driver's license or something like that.
This is, in my opinion, a very high end product and well worth the $39.99.

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Overview
 
There are many reviews of IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro on the web, however this is slightly different, as i am reviewing it from a ThinkPad user perspective. I have recently acquired a ThinkPad Yoga for review, and it has been my main work machine for the last 3 weeks. Prior to that i had the IdeaPad Yoga 13, which i used quite extensively for about 2 months, but in the end i sold it to a friend whom wanted the machine. Yesterday, i received an IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro, which i have to say has a fantastic build quality, and the screen is just gorgeous.
 
Build Quality
 
The build quality of the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro is simply amazing. There is no creaking in any part of the chassis body, and there is absolutely no flexing in and around the keyboard or palmrest area. Even though the screen casing is not made of magnesium or aluminium really can stand up to punishment. I could literally lift the entire weight of the laptop by holding onto the edge the Yoga 2 Pro's screen, and there was only minimal torsional bending. I have done a similar test on the ThinkPad Yoga screen, and there was lot more torsional bending (there were also lot more creaking sound). Also, the way that the Gorilla glass is used on the IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro added tremendous amount of structural ridigity to the screen, which the ThinkPad Yoga lacked.
 
Surface Finish
 
The IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro uses a rubberised surface finish to increase grip on top and bottom of the chassis. While the p... Read more

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I'm the lucky recipient of an early ThinkPad X230, it's a review I got yesterday and have had about 24 hours to mess with now (well, I did sleep, so make that 16).  Happy to answer any questions, I'll copy and paste below much of what I wrote in the preview on LaptopReviews.com minus some of the images and video to be bandwidth friendly.   Earlier this week Lenovo announced the ThinkPad X230, a 12.5? screen ultraportable targeted at business buyers. While the X230 won?t go on sale via Lenovo.com until June 2012 (keep an eye on this X230 product page for availablility) we were lucky enough to receive an early review sample to try out. As most of you familiar with the ThinkPad brand know, change is generally slow from one generation to the next to keep the enterprise buying folks from getting all worked up. One thing that certainly almost never changed much was the keyboard. Until now that is.  The X230 and the rest of the ThinkPad line have adopted a new keyboard styling that uses an island style key layout and drops down to six rows of keys from seven. There are a few other changes and added features, the keyboard backlighting being my personal favorite, but for the most part the X230 is just an evolution of the X220 design wise and of course has updated internal components to boost performance.Keyboard Comparison with X220Let?s jump right to the part a lot of people are interested in hearing about -- the keyboard.  Again, a video helps to ... Read more

Answer:ThinkPad X230 in Hand, First Thoughts Review

can you remove the keyboard and have a look at the keyboard connector?

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This review is an analysis of the 14? second generation ThinkPad X1 Yoga.  The target audience is the mobile business professional who demands high performance coupled with usage flexibility, portability and long battery life.  Being a ThinkPad, it has the traditional, clean, black exterior look that has long been associated with ThinkPads.  Being a Yoga, the hinges are designed to allow 360° rotation.
 
The machine being reviewed is based on an Intel i7-7600U seventh-generation Kaby Lake 2.8 gHz CPU and comes with 8 GB of LPDDR3 memory.  It has a bright 14? IPS WQHD (2560X1440) screen with 10 touch points.  Graphics functions relied on the Intel HD Graphics 620 functions that are built into the CPU.  There were three ?normal? USB3 ports and two Thunderbolt 3 ports, one of which doubles as the power input connector.   There was also an audio combo jack and an HDMI port.   In addition, there is also a port that accepts an included dongle to provide native RJ-45 (Ethernet) support.  Networking is handled by an Intel Tri-band Wireless-AC 18265 adapter that combines WiGig (801.11 AD), WiFi 2 x 2 AC and Bluetooth® 4.2.  The machine came loaded with Windows 10 Professional.   For storage, the computer has a fast Samsung NVMe MZVPW256HEGL-000L7 256GB SSD.  The machine also has a front camera and a fingerprint reader.  On the rear, there is a slot for an SD card, and one for a SIM ca... Read more

Answer:Re: Sneak peek: ThinkPad X1 Yoga Generation 2 Review

Interesting how different our Miix 510 results were. I did notice you're running an older version of CrystalDiskMark. I'd be curious to see if the numbers are more consistent with the newer versions.

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I have a ThinkPad W520-4282. I want to use a ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 (170W) [pn 433830U] at work and a Lenovo USB 2.0 Port Replicator with Digital Video [0A33942] at home.I did not have to install any drivers for the Mini Dock and it worked just fine driving an external monitor. After installing the driver for the Port Replicator, I could no longer drive the external monitor when attached to the mini dock or the VGA+ video port on the ThinkPad.I played with a lot of things to fix the situation and nothing worked. I even uninstalled the driver for the Port Replicator and still could not drive an external monitor. In fact the laptop did not even recognize that an external monitor was attached.Later I found using the Device Manager that the NVIDIA Qadro 1000M display adapter was disabled, proabably during installation of the Port Replicator driver. Once I enabled that, I could drive an external monitor again.Can anyone tell me if this is normal? Will I be able to use the Port Replicator if I install the driver again?

Answer:Use ThinkPad W520, ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3 and Lenovo USB 2.0 Port Replicator together???

Hi, Flurry,     I use the Toshiba Dynadock with no such problems. They have a new, albiet much more expensive, USB 3 version out. Dynadock                                      ZZ

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I posted a similar question earlier and people referred me to the Yoga (much appreciated).  However, I was interested in the 2.6 lb carbon version with touch screen capabilities.  Asus has a Spin 7 model that is very good at 2.65lb, but I miss the red mouse toggle in the middle of the keyboard and Asus's track pad was designed too large....causing unintended tapping.  The Yoga, while nice, is heavier than I was looking for.  The 14 inch screen is about 3.3lb? the 12 inch at 3? I thought that some of the earlier Thinkpad Carbons had touch screen and was hoping they would make a return soon.  Thanks,

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So I got myself the Lenovo ThinkPad W510 the other day, specific model being "431929G", along with it I got myself a 9-cell battery instead of the included 6-cell as well as this additional "slice battery" solutions which you attach at the bottom of the computer using the docking port it seems? The box which this slice battery came in was marked model 57Y4545, the piece of battery inside however says FRU: 42T4739? I guess and hope it's the same thing?  It does attach to the bottom of my W510 without any issues whatsoever, I lock it in place so I get that green indicator which should mean it's supposed to function? But it doesn't.. ThinkVantage Power Manager do pick up the battery but it's just standing there at 12% battery with no activity? Even after the main 9-cell is fully charged it wont start to charge the slice battery? I did even remove the main 9-cell in order to see whether or not that would change anything, but it didn't? And if I remove the power cord when running only the slice battery the W510 will just drop dead? So it's not charging, neither is it providing my W510 with any more battery life? It just sits the with 12% battery with no activity whatsoever, no charging or usage at all?

Answer:ThinkPad Battery 27++ (9cell) 57Y4545 wont work with my Lenovo ThinkPad W510?

Are you sure you're running the latest power manager? I.e., have you updated all the system drivers, os drivers, bios, etc.?

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When I dock the computer and press the power button on the dock it doesn't recognize my monitor as the main screen. I have to hit a key (Windows 10) and put in my password hoping that it's doing that and then the screen comes up. If I reboot after that ... THEN.... it recognizes my screen as the main monitor. How do I fix this? The only time this happens is when I use it off the dock and then put it back on. If it stays on the dock all the time it does just fine. Any fixes for this? Thanks...

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Hallo! Verkacktes Windows 10 Creators Update, seit der Installation des Creators Updates auf meiner Thinkpad P70 Workstation hakt, ruckelt und hat meine Thinkpad Bluetooth Laser Mouse Aussetzer. Sämtliche neuen Treiber von Lenovo und auch Treiber die Windows Update gezogen hat, bzw. Treiber direkt von der Intel Homepage für das Intel 8260 Bluetooth bringen keine Lösung. Ein Auswechseln der Batterien hilft auch nichts. Also vermute ich, dass einfach eine frühere Treiberversion des Bluetooths für das Thinkpad P70 die Probleme des Ruckeln am Thinkpad P70 lösen. Wo bekomme ich die Lenovo Treiber für das Bluetooth am P70 für Win 10 64 bit her?Auf der Lenovo Treiberseite sind nur mehr die aktuellen verfügbar. Bitte um Hilfe.

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Bluetooth Laser Mouse hakt und ruckelt seit Creators Update am Thinkpad P70 ...

I got the same problem.... But first let me translate this for everybody here.  My P70 (or in my case P71) has a problem to keep the connection estimated between the Lenovo mouse and my Laptop. Got the current driver installed.  The German guy above me got the same issue after the creators update.   I set everything Bluetooth related in Device Manager up to NOT let windows turn of the device to save power.  The mouse cuts out for 5 sec and comes back on. If you turn the mouse upside down during that time I noticed that the battery led toggles on and off. So it reboots. So I assume it's driver related to because it worked perfectly fine before on the L530 guys machine. 

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trying to decide between the T540P/T550 and W541/W550s..... it will be for school and would like to have a 5th gen i series CPU but that's not top priority as other specs are the deciding factor for me. ether one needs dedicated graphics and 16 or 32 gb of ram with windows 7 and a 3K display.... do I really need an i7 for graphics and computer service/IT? what do you recommend?

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T540P/T440P vs Thinkpad W541/W550s

They are all good machines.  First thing I would say is that I would highly suggest sticking to the newer models that have physical trackpoint buttons above the touchpad instead of the large clickpad (e.g. the T540p).  Even if you only use the touchpad, the newer one is significantly better.  I have a T440s myself and actually replaced the original clickpad with the one from the newer model because the original was so terrible.You also need to think about whether you need a dedicated Quadro GPU or not.  This would be the main difference between the T and W series.  For heavy graphics work, the W series is the better option whereas the T series is designed for more business-oriented workloads.You then really have the slightly tricky decision for the CPU.  Currently Intel have not released full power Broadwell (5th gen) CPUs.  This means that the T550 and W550s have the 5th generation, low voltage CPUs.  While these are still good chips and will certainly improve battery life, they will be slightly less powerful than the full power counterparts and also don't have quad core options (they are all dual core with hyperthreading).  If you want a full power/quad core chip, you would need to then go for the W541, however this does mean you are getting a slightly older Haswell chip.  Whether this bothers you is really up to you.Whatever you do, also ensure that you get an IPS screen - The ThinkPad IPS screens are fantastic, the TN... Read more

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Hello DANIEL RUBINO,
I am second year master in computer science, after I have a bad experience with HP pavilion. and after I watched your videos review on xps 15 at your youtube channel
I bought xps1, in the next days I would like to buy ThinkPad T470P Configuration is:
Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
Memory: 16GB
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2GB GDRR5
Hard Disk: 256 GB PCIe-NVMe SSD drive, with OPAL 2.0 functionality
Q1. T470P VS XPS 15 which is the winner ? (XPS graphic is 4GB while the T470p is 2GB)
Q2. T470P and/or XPS: are they good machines for programmers and web developers (e.g. Python, Android Studio, SQL, Java, Machine learning, etc.)?
Q3. T470 VS XPS 15: Which of them is work better with Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS operating system ?
Please Daniel give me your advices
Yours Faithfully,
Heider Jeffer

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In short: the W530 is versatile, light for its size, entertaining, and fast. System purchased for: daily computing including web browsing, video conference calls, mail, AVCHD (Blu-Ray and camcorder output) display/editing. Full HD was a must. Core i7 was a must. Future expansion was a must. Why not Dell or HP? Available range of options for the base platform, price, past Lenovo experience, and positive forum discussions. The comparatively good price/performance evaluation provided in the laptopreviews.com write-up from July 2012. H/W Options: standard Quad Core CPU, 8 GB RAM, RAID option, Windows 8 Professional, FHD display, K1000M. Also: Mini Dock Plus Series 3. 3rd-party hardware accessories: SONET TEMPO "PRO" 1-port, 6 GB/s ExpressCard eSATA III for storage access, Panasonic/Matshi-ta UJ-260 12.7mm Blu-Ray burner installed with used DVD faceplate and rails. Cheap 12.7mm SATA disk sleds (no padding needed). Informal performance impressions - LED screen is somewhat visible in open sunlight, much better than non-LED displays.Text size is set to 125% for good reason: fonts can be difficult to read at arm's length.USB 3.0 read/write speeds: about 85-100 MB/s. eSATA read/write speeds: 120-135 MB/s.Can render a 10 minute FHD 1080i video in about 3-4 minutes.System can back itself up (35 GB) in 15 minutes with high compression.Pros: 4 cores x 2 threads = excellent performance.HD video is a good choice ... Read more

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Hello, i have an issue with my Thinkpad SL410. It hungs at thinkpad screen. Since that point nothing can be done.I tried the ThinkVantage key with no success. I read several articles about the same problems but in my problem the usb ports are in a excelent condition. I tried also to boot by removing the peripheal devices like ccd-rom, keyboard, card reader but with no success.Is there anything that can be done in order to make the system boot?

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in my opinion it's the worst ever.i bought this laptop a year and half ago ,last a few days ago it started to work once out 10 times i try to turn it on !i went to Lenovo maintenance in Jordan (that's where i live) and they told me i need new motherboard he told me it'll cost minimum 300 USD !!its better to buy new laptop .and as i started to look online a couple others had the same problemi don't know if it was factory problem or what !i am an old lenovo customer i still have lenovo thinkpad r51 which still works fine! and my new laptop is dead .i lost my faith in the brand .

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Hi..I ordered a new ThinkPad USB-C Dock. I have a lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon 1st generation and didnt realize that the interface cable between the dock and the laptop is USB-C. Is there a way( converter?) i can use the USB-C dock with my X1 carbon first generation? The X1 carbon has a slimport power adapter where as the cable from the dock to the laptop is USB-C. Appreciate your help. Thanks!  

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After seeing the attention and following the Lenovo Y480 received I couldn't resist getting the larger Y580 to see how it compares, here's my first look at that: http://www.laptopreviews.com/lenovo-ideapad-y580-first-thoughts-review-2012-06 For those that don't want to click over to see the review, the meat of the first look review is quoted below: The Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 just arrived to us today so we wanted to get some of our first thoughts out since there?s a lot of interest in this particular model due to its budget friendly price for a gaming laptop.  The Y580 we have in for review features an Intel Core i7-3610QM Quad Core processor, powerful Nvidia GTX 660M graphics, 8GB of RAM and large 1TB hard drive.  Believe it or not, the cost for all that was only $889 after discounts on Lenovo.com, an incredible price.   To keep costs down we configured just the 1366 x 768 resolution HD screen instead of the Full HD 1920 x 1080 screen, that higher resolution screen will be very appealing to some but it does boost the cost by around $200.  Since games perform better in terms of fps (frames per second) on a lower resolution 1366 x 768 screen some may be happy with just the base level and savings it bags.  First off, let?s take a look at a video we shot of the Y580 giving a tour around the laptop and some discussion of the design and features: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OZcJnOQsSo&feature=relmfu Lenovo Y5... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Y580 First Look Review

Thank you for posting this information here and on your web site.

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A few things (and please note that I am no techno geek). But I want to include things that helped me:- If you do searches online, and even talk to customer service reps, here and at stores, they tend to get the Yoga 2 Pro mixed up with the Yoga 2 13.- Reviews for the Yoga 2 13 are often for the one with lower end specs. I bought the one with upgraded specs.- For some reason the Lenovo Sales reps will tell you that the Yoga Pro is the only Yoga model with a backlit keyboard. This is not true! The Yoga 2 13 has a backlit keyboard - as does the yoga Thinkpad. Lenovo Backlit keyboards always have a little red "light" symbol on the space bar. And yes, this is a feature that I use all the time.- Wifi issues. Yes, I have had a few issues, but they were solved by going to Intel's website and updating the driver. When I tried updating it from the device list, I was told it was up to date, however it obviously was not. I have also read of another fix having to do with the bios, if the connection starts going out going in tablet mode, but have not needed to try this yet.- Speaking of modes...I use Tablet, Desktop and Tent mode all the time. I use stand mode too, but I like that tent keeps the keyboard clean. Really, I'm not sure how I functioned without a laptop that flips. My 3 year old can happily play ABC Mouse in tablet mode, my 12 year old son can watch YouTube videos, and I can fall asleep in bed watching Psych on Netflix in tent mode. I read books in tablet mode, which is qu... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 2 13 (NOT Pro) Review

Thanks for the review! I expect my Yoga 2 13 to be delivered on Monday. I would have had it last Thursday, but UPS sent it to Melborne, Australia. The one that is due on Monday is a replacement order.  Regards, Jim 

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Alright guys, I recently bought a Lenovo Thinkpad T410i and I was hoping if you guys could review my laptop. Basically, I needed a laptop that was portable (no more than 5.5 pounds) and very durable (I broke my last dell by dropping it ). However, I also needed it to be a solid laptop for watching all types of movies/tv shows and to do very light gaming (like WoW on acceptable settings). Here is the laptop I came up with:

ThinkPad T410 - 1 Year Depot Warranty
Intel Core i3-330M Processor (2.13GHz, 3MB L3, 1066MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64
14.1 WXGA TFT, w/ LED Backlight (WWAN antenna)
Intel HD Graphics
4 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM)
Camera, 2.0 MP
320 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
DVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer, Ultrabay Slim (Serial ATA)
9 cell 2.8Ah Li-Ion Battery - Dual Mode
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 (2x2 AGN)

The final price came to be $919 before tax and $985.63 after tax with free shipping

I guess I should also ask how well the Intel HD graphics will work running something like solid works. I don't think that I will be using it, but just in case.

Answer:Review my new Lenovo laptop

If you need a laptop to do specific things and be able to do specific things, you would be better off asking what type of laptop can you get to do such things than asking us to do a review on a laptop that more than likely, no one ever owned or heard off till you posted it.

We can find you a laptop that can do what you want, possibly for less money.

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Question: Lenovo Y480 Review

If anyone's interested in the new Y480 series and has questions, feel free to ask.  I just got the laptop from TigerDirect.com last week and posted a review of the Y480 today.  I'll paste the conclusion here for those that just skip to the end of reviews anyway  The IdeaPad Y480 is a worthy successor to the acclaimed Y70 and Y470p.   For the most part Lenovo has stuck to the winning formula of the Y470 ? that being producing a mobile 14? laptop that has all the performance of larger 15 ? 17? laptops while keeping the price under $1,000.  The new Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor is a nice improvement, offering around a 20% performance boost of similar previous generation Intel processors.  The Nvidia 640M LE graphics card is similar in performance to the AMD 7690M, but once Lenovo starts rolling about more configurations of the Y480 there should be more powerful options available, such as the Nvidia 650M.   Even with all that power packed into a small 14? chassis the heat and noise were a non-issue, Lenovo engineers should be commended for developing a cooling system that works well. As with anything, not everything is perfect about the Y480.  Some people will be disappointed not to see a higher resolution screen option, for now Lenovo is sticking to just a 1366 x 768 screen option.  The glossy screen and bezel will deter some more conservative buyers.  The Y480?s battery life has actually decreased... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Y480 Review

Has it got switchable graphics?

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 Hello Lenovo Community!Recently, I bought a Lenovo T500. After much research and reading many user's opinions as possible (two of which that was really helpful was on this forum by MidnightSun and www.notebookreview.com) I chose the T500. In my research, I could not find many video reviews and was kind of disappointed (obviously, it was not a deal breaker.) I would have liked to have had more written reviews, video reviews and just in general more information. So, I want to do this review to help future researchers become informed consumers! If anyone has any questions or suggestions (e.g.. Of bloatware to remove or any tips) please chime in!  PrefaceBefore I begin my review, I want to say that I am in no way an expert at computers beyond the basics. I've never bought a laptop before, and my old computer (given to me) was a Gateway M465-e, a business oriented laptop. It came with 512 RAM, 1.6 Ghz, 15.4" screen and I really liked it. It lasted me 5.5 years (and still going) although the past few months, it has really taken a dip (hence the reason for buying a new one!) I will be comparing my experiences with the T500 with that Gateway. I will be using my computer for mainly working with spreadshett, word documents, surfing internet, media hub (especially for iTunes), and, OF COURSE, playing video games! Whoot for switchable graphics! SpecsIntel Core 2 Duo T9600 (2.8Ghz, 1066mhz 6MBL2)Windows Business Vista 6415" WSXGA+ TFT, CCFL BacklightATI Mobility Radeo... Read more

Answer:Lenovo T500 Brief Review

StrangeL0ve,welcome to lenovo user forums!  Your review is very extensive and makes good points on doing some reasearch from a user's perspective on buying a laptop.Nice!

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I have had the Y710 for about 4 months now. Here is what I think. 1) The computer is crap.2) There is a hum whenever brightness is decreased.3) The hinges are starting to squeak4) The Lenovo softare hogs to much memory5) The sound plus or minus the subwoofer is subpar to other computers. Experiencing crackling noises when playing audio. Sound driver has been updated to latest version per Realtek.6) FN + PgUp/PgDn(Home/End) keys very hard to use7) Lenovo support is non existent8) Did not come with an image of VISTA on DVD. Requested from Lenovo and received no response. Was told that without VISTA installed Lenovo will NOT look at the computer if the computer is experiencing problems.9) The drivers appear buggy. Problems with Windows XP freezing when resuming from Standby.10) When resuming from standby, screen returns to full brightness. Now onto the minor problems:1) Screen is too reflective2) Bios is buggy. Unplug the power cable and fan will turn on very loud.3) Inconsistent temperature management. Sometimes exceeds 70c without fan turning on.4) Touchpad scrollbar function self disables sometimes requiring a restart.5)  Fan sometimes make a grumbling sound such as the sound of a fan on an old power supply of a desktop. Suggestions for improvement: 1) Integegrate all Lenovo Software into a single control program.2) Fix the brightness issue so that the computer does not resume from standby at full brightness.3) Change policy for technicians to look at... Read more

Answer:Lenovo IdeaPad Review

strong agree with:6) FN + PgUp/PgDn(Home/End) keys very hard to use7) Lenovo support is non existent 

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Overall, 4* out of 5.  Elegant solution as a desktop/laptop workstation replacement with some fun swipe-y tablet-like functionality.  Lots of weird buggy issues that hopefully get resolved in the next generation.  Still, at this price, it's only modestly more expensive than an iPad with a lot more functionality.  That said, lots of competition coming out with Dell's XPS12, Samsung Series 7, etc...
 
HardwareScreen: Touchscreen is bright and responsive.  Despite other comments, I find the auto rotate works very well.  Slightly too glossy and reflective, but not really an issue if you turn up the brightness (reduces battery life though).  I just wish this screen came with an active digitizer.Keyboard: I was initially nervous about the new style of keyboard, but it works quite well.  Good travel and spacing.Battery: I swapped out the HDD with a Samsun 840 Pro.  I chose that SSD because it supposedly had one of the lowest power consumption of all the drives.  Re-installing the OS was simple and took less than half an hour.  Max battery life went from ~4 hours to ~5.5 hours.Touchpad/Trackpoint: Touchpad not quite as responsive as Apple products, but nice large surface and usable.  Trackpoint is still as awesome as always.Sound: Much louder than my X61T, but still sounds like a tin can.  Not the end of the world, and the Dolby equaliser helps, just don't think I'd watch a whole movie on it without headphones/spea... Read more

Answer:My Lenovo Twist Review

Hi,5.5hours with SSD? I also have that configuration, and there is no way to get past 4.5h, and there're tons of posts complaining abouth this.Lenovo offers >7 hours on specs, and It looks like a big lie.What power configuration are you using to achieve this?Regards,LUIS

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Question: Lenovo L440 review

I'm new to these forums and new to the Thinkpad world, this would be my first Lenovo. I found little reviews on the L440 or 540 models for that matter prior to purchasing so it was a bit of a blind purchase. So for those who are thinking of buying the Thinkpad L440 it is a great computer. I've only used it for a day but in short this is what I've summed up:   Pros: great build quality despite being all plastic it is strong (as I understand all thinkpad's are), no flex rigid keyboard. In my opinion it is light, not ultrabook light by any stretch but definetely not bulky/heavy, I got the HD+ 1600x900 screen-sharp, nice 16x9 format (for Excel etc, this is my work system), the text is sharp for a matte screen. Great keyboard, plenty of ports USB, VGA, display port (I'll probably buy a display port>HDMI adapter). Cons: Trackpad seems a bit finicky, I also have a tough time not having tradtional buttons but i'm sure with more use I'll get used to it. I prefer a mouse anyway, Hard Drive is heard spinning/loading (it is 7200rpm after all). Again it's not loud but noticeable, although i'll most likely swap an SDD in.  My build is the I5 4200M, 4gbs ram, HD+ screen, no DVD tray-replaced by optical drive, 6cell battery (can't comment on this, haven't had it long enough) and Windows 8.   That's about all I could think of for now with only a day of use. I love it, the build quality and ease of maintenance for future upgrades. Any questions? Feel free ... Read more

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Meet the new Always Connected Lenovo Miix 630 2-in-1 Detachable

Meet the new Miix 630, Lenovo?s latest Windows 10 S 2-in-1 detachable that gives you the power and productivity of a laptop with the always on, always connected mobility of a smartphone.1 With integrated 4G LTE, you don?t have to just rely on slow, public Wi-Fi hotspots.

The Miix 630 is built with Qualcomm?s innovative Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform and Windows 10 S, so you can get work done on the go. Its full-sized backlit keyboard with precision touchpad gives you a comfortable and convenient typing experience to compile reports, design presentations or crunch numbers. It?s also equipped with a Lenovo digital pen with 1,024 levels of sensitivity so you can draw, sketch or annotate with Windows Ink for a natural pen-on-paper experience.

Other features include:
Even with its keyboard, the Miix 630 is just 15.6mm (0.6 in) and featherlight weighing just 1.33kg (2.93 lbs).
Battery life of up to 20 hours2, letting you leave the power cord at home.
Fan-less design packs more power with efficient heat processing into a smaller Snapdragon 835 mobile chipset.
Infrared camera enables Windows Hello for faster and more secure log-in

Pricing and availability: The Miix 630 (keyboard and Lenovo digital pen included) starts at $799.99, expected to be available beginning in 2nd quarter 2018 on lenovo.com3 and will be compatible with select local carriers (prices may vary per market).

Eye-Popping Laptops fr... Read more

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I hope this is the correct place to post - did not see a E series in the ThinkPad Board... I am getting an error when trying to update to Lenovo System Update version 5.07.0065.I recently upgraded the computer form Windows 7 to Windows 10. Trying to make sure my drivers were up-to-date I ran across the newer version of the System Update app. When I tried to install, it gave me this error:The old version is now none existant in Programs and Features. Any ideas? All are appreciated!  Thanks.

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I hope this is the correct place to post - did not see a E series in the ThinkPad Board... I am getting an error when trying to update to Lenovo System Update version 5.07.0065.I recently upgraded the computer form Windows 7 to Windows 10. Trying to make sure my drivers were up-to-date I ran across the newer version of the System Update app. When I tried to install, it gave me this error:The old version is now none existant in Programs and Features. Any ideas? All are appreciated!  Thanks.

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I recieved my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e a couple of days ago and it came with a lot of bloatware, or at least what I thought was. I started uninstalling a lot and everything seemed to work fine. I restarted it, but when it came back, I noticed the touch screen would not work. I went into the Device Manager and realized that one of my I2C drivers had the triangle with the exclamation was on one of them. After trial and error, I realized that disabling and re-enabling the driver would allow my touch screen to work. After a restart, however, I was back to square one. My wife bought her the same Lenovo Yoga and I have been compairing the two. I just noticed that I am missing the I2C controllers in the System Devices in the Device Manager as well. I have tried booting from an installation from hers and even copying the drivers and System32 folder to no avail. If anybody has any solutions, please help. I have tried everything I knew and everything I could find. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11e missing I2C driver. Drivers from lenovo website not working.

Hello and welcome,
 
What happens when you install the i2c driver for your machine?  Before doing so please verify the machine type (20D9, 20DA) as there's another machine type option available.  Downloads found by using SUPPORT above and entering Yoga 11e.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-Yoga-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-...
 
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On my Lenovo 20FQ...With Windows 10 64 bit Redstone 2  build 1703 with latest updates...Original Samsung NVMe Ver.2.2 drivers can not be installed...for theThinkPad 1TB m.2 2280 SSD PCIe NVMe, 00UP414 Samsung PM961only the  Windows NVMe Standard drivers are accepted...who can help..Thanks in advance...

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Machine: T520 bought Feb. 2012O.S. W~7 Pro 64-bit I want to wipe the harddrive, buy a Lenovo W~7 PRO installation DVD, and do a completely clean installation. Lenovo User Guide (.pdf) Ch. 8, Adv'd Config, Installing Windows 7, p. 295 (212 of 298) says:Start Thinkpad setup, then choose UEFI versus Legacy, then insert the installation DVD. This obviously does not apply when the harddrive has already been wiped (necessary to 100% eliminate all traces of irreversible damage caused by a virus, including the re-installation partition (Q-drive). When an intallation DVD is purchased from Lenovo, is not the first step to insert the DVD ?!! Then presumably there is an installation wizard resulting in a restored O.S. ?!! If not, please tell me what surprises are in store, and where I can find a reliable written resource to consult !!! Thank-you.  













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Answer:Clean install from a Lenovo installa. dvd: UEFI vs Legacy + Thinkpad setup acc. to Lenovo user Guide

Hi,
 
By Start Thinkpad setup presumably the manual means go to BIOS and configure for UEFI.
 
Strange wording indeed.
 
Z.

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There are 2 different arrangement, but have the same problem.The first: The system consist of: A Lenovo E550 laptopLenovo ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock2 Asus MonitorThe Second: The system consist of: A Lenovo E540 LaptopLenovo ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock2 ViewSonic Monitor The problem: Once in a while, but for sure everyday, The Screen of both monitors disappeared suddenly (without warning); If we disconnect the laptop from the OneLink Pro Dock, then, the laptop works well or OK again. What should i do to fix the problem? Should I download a certain video driver? Thanks,tjie

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Hi,My lenovo thinkpad e460 is stuck or Hang at Lenovo logo screen. Unable to go in BIOS or no keystroke is working. It is just still stucked.What should I do?

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Purchased a brand new ThinkPad Yoga 14 Ultrabook, I have it one week.  I called Lenovo for support on the pen and touch screen driver and they want $70 before they will help.  Reps said that this issues has been resollved but that  I need to pay ANOTHER $70, on a machine that just came out of the box, if I want to know what it is. Disappointed to say the least!  If there's a Lenovo rep that wants to make this better, I'd appreciate it. 

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The lenovo thinkpad s1 graphics drivers are so old... its so annoying. i am using intel latest may release for intel hd graphics 4400 and it has better performance and quality even though it uses 1gb ram than the lenovo 2014 july update which has 2gb!! lenovo.... somebody pls incorporate the new drivers into the old one.... could that be so hard?? u guys need to carry your customers along.....why edit the graphic cards when u dont plan to ugrade the drivers.. 4400 is still one of intels high graphics cards and they are updating...lenovo are just interested in making people buy laptops and not upgrading them...that super laaaaaaame!!!!!!!!

Answer:PLEASE LENOVO PLS PLS PLS!!! UPDATE YOUR GRAPHICS DRIVERS FOR LENOVO THINKPAD S1 YOGA

I don't see why you want to update your graphics drivers. If it works, it works. If there aren't any bugs there is nothing to worry about. And as far as gaming performance goes, it is still going to be slow and barely going to make a difference.If the generic drivers from Intel, Nvidia or AMD work use those. But make sure that brightness keys etc work correctly.

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Hi, My Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430 is listed in the "supported W8" systems, http://shop.lenovo.com/gbweb/gb/en/learn/products/ee8/index.html But what is "Lenovo Enhanced Experience 8"? Should be some software available? Should be something available? So far, I got my hands over some drivers (card reader, hotkey, active protection system) and little more. Should something else be installed in the notebook to improve it's performance?





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Hi!, Lenovo thinkpad t440s have a docking station. Connect to a monitor via VGA and the resolution is low. Your monitor supports 1980 but only supports dock 1280. Any idea how to fix it? Photo to docking station:http://s22.postimg.org/cts7as0m9/1209150939.jpg

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Hi, I got  Intel Pentium Dual-Core Laptop , ThinkPad - Lenovo R61i series.Product ID : 8932A32Type : 8932-A32S/N - L3 I need battery charger(adaptor) for this laptop.Can anybody tell me is this following battery charger is compatible with my Laptop , ThinkPad and Lenovo 65W AC Adapter - with India Line Cord : 40Y7703 Thanks in advance,Madhura.K

Answer:Compatibility of Charger with the lenovo laptop R61i (Lenovo -ThinkPad)

Hi and welcome to the forum!Yes it's compatible and will work:- http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-62473Hope this helps. 





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Hey gang, I wrote a review on the Lenovo Yoga Home 500. It's a pretty keen device!Check out my review here:http://arthurhwalker.tumblr.com/post/141634887458/lenovo-yoga-home-500-review Let me know of you have any questions!  

Answer:Lenovo Yoga Home 500 Review

Kudos! Great review, Arthur! I'm looking to replace my old C340, I'm between the Yoga Home, ThinkCentre X1, and the A series. Thanks for this review.



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Hi All,3 weeks ago I was between the Yoga 900 with 16 GB ram and the X360 Spectre with only 8 GB. Then I was shure to buy the right notebook with the Yoga 900. Positive-Design-Flexibility-Touchscreen feedback Negative-Mouse/Touchpad (the two finger option as right click never worked, and the right click itself is only via usb mouse or via touch possible, the touchpad of my yoga does not work from beginning)-the screen flares sometimes after opening the notebook-the reaction after reopening the notebook is very slow and sometime fast enough-the battery life could be better But NO right click...!!!! Has anyone the same issue? I have reinstalled the drivers, i have checked and unchecked every option - really dissatisfying. I am an IT professionall and I don't get the problem - now I have to finish first my study (1 month to go), afterwards I will send my yoga to Lenovo! Cheers  

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 900 - after 3 weeks review

Try this, worked for me http://www.andreafortuna.org/microsoft/2015/08/05/windows-10-right-click-two-fingers-tap/

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Hello i am gonna Review my new lenovo Ideapad Z710!!! laptop  Pros: 1)Very good high quality parts feels highly  durable and reliable           2)This laptop doesn't heat up at all!!! there is a large heatsink pipe to processor and the nvidia           chipset!!great cooling design by lenovo           3)very easy upgrade for the end user = just remove 3 screws on the back of the laptop we can access ram,hdd,cpu even cmos battery that's fantastic!!!!           4)backlit keyboard            5)screen picture quality is great with FHD (1920x1080)           6)this laptop produces great sound designed by JBL!!! thanks to JBL           7)i can able to play far cry 3,bio schock with medium to high setting without any problems!!! (obviously any laptop can heat up in this situtation play games with cooling pad not a bad idea)          8)720P web camera picture quality is great!!!! cons: 1)keyboard feels plasticky there is no screw holding for the keyboard (it may come out easily we use more pressure)          2)touchpad sometimes doesn't respond to my clicks but after updating drivers it is OK now!!! issues i faced with this laptop is i can't able to turn ON the laptop when it is on cold boot from battery ... Read more

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I have been trying to find any sort of review on Lenovo's Z570, 6GB/750GB. This has SandyBridge i5 + GeForce 450M. Has anyone got one / opinion/ review?

Answer:Has anyone used the Lenovo Z570 / user review

Just to update. The new version has received a positive review in another publication. Would still like to hear from anyone who actually has one.

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