If you read my blog you probably know that I am a big ThinkPad fan. Lenovo has continued the classic IBM lineup and now there is a ThinkPad for almost any taste. My current favorite is the Lenovo ThinkPad T470. This 14″ beauty is nearly perfect for work and travel. However, from the factory it does suffer from a (fixable) issue that seems to plague many modern ThinkPads… terrible sound! Specifically, the sound is extremely echo prone… After listening to
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The new 2016/2017 MacBook Pro is a fine looking piece of machinery. It packs a legitimately high-end display into a svelte package and it also offer excellent battery life. For a graphic designer or individual that deals with an exclusively Apple ecosystem it is a splendid update to a historically solid line of machnes. However, for an attorney and IT professional dealing with legacy applications and a variety of real world situations, there are some major drawbacks to Apple’s mobile workstation.
My X220 ThinkPad has finally started getting long in the tooth. Therefore, a replacement is in order. 🙂 After perusing all the latest and greatest laptops of 2016 (XPS 13, XPS 15, ASUS, HP, etc.) I settled on the Lenovo X230 ThinkPad. An incremental upgrade for sure, but one that has left me satisfied and feeling like I am good for another year or two at the least. The price was right and the upgrade-ability of these models is superb.
Q.Which X220 USB port is the USB 3.0 compatible? A. It is the ‘blue’* one, the rearmost USB port located on the left side of the laptop near the fan exhaust vent. You can see a photo of the port here: The other two ‘black’ ports are regular USB 2.0 ports. *Please note only the i7 X220’s have a USB 3.0 port, the i3 and i5 models do not 🙁 If you have an X220 i3 or i5 model and
Quantity Part number Description Item price Line total 1 20AQCTO1WW ThinkPad T440s $1,374.00 $1,374.00 Processor 4th Gen Intel Core i5-4200U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 2.60GHz) Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 Operating System Language Windows 7 Professional 64 English Display T440s 14.0 FHD WWAN Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4400 Memory 4 GB DDR3L – SDRAM 1600MHz Base Keyboard Keyboard Backlit – US English Fingerprint Reader Fingerprint Reader, dock Hard drive 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm Micro Hard Drive
The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga is available with a backlit keyboard, here are photos of mine: However, Lenovo makes the “on” button for the keyboard backlight a little hard to find… you have to press the Fn key + the Spacebar key to turn enable/disable the backlight. 🙂 Overall, a very nice machine with a rather cool keyboard! PS here are some other Lenovo laptops that use the same keyboard shortcut!!!
I am getting ready to test the max external display resolution for my ThinkPad Yoga and my wife’s Yoga 2 Pro (the new version of the Yoga 13). I will test the OneLink dock as well. 🙂 Reports indicate that 2560×1600 and 2560×1440 are possible. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Idea-Windows-based-Tablets-and/Lenovo-Yoga-13-max-resolution-for-external-monitor/td-p/1248815 https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Idea-Android-based-Tablets/External-Monitor-at-2560-x-1440/td-p/1063879 http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/Thinkpad-Yoga-Insufficient-external-display-resolution-over-the/td-p/1334903
If you have a Lenovo X240, X230, or X220 laptop and would like to connect it to a display using HDMI, you will need an adapter. Thankfully the adapters are very easy to use and are quite inexpensive (<$15). Here are the appropriate adapters for each laptop: Lenovo ThinkPad X240 and X230 Mini-DisplayPort to HDMI adapter: Gold Plated Premium Mini DisplayPort (or Thunderbolt) to HDMI Male to Male Cable, Black 6 fthttp://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00APLJ58M?ie=UTF8&tag=pixensity-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00APLJ58MCable Matters Mini DisplayPort | ThunderboltTM to HDMI® cable