Images like that have no place in a journalistic article in my opinion. It turns it into a full ad.
This might have been intentional.
The transition is too hard though, and the screen illumination is ridiculous.
Only problem: Windows 10. I‘m slowly getting there setting it up with WSL to be nearly as productive as with MacOS, but so far the hardware makes up for it.
I think the modern ThinkPad keyboards are nice, but when I got myself the T25 I have to say it has the pinnacle of laptop keyboards. I really wish they'd release a laptop with the classic keyboard every couple of years; it'll be very hard for me to replace this. The feel of the keys is nice and soft, there's lots of key travel, it's very hard to write typos and the PgUp/PgDwn keys are in a perfect location.
You can install google `messages` for android based sms now, and KDE connect lets you do the same without google involved, well, assuming you use android :)
IMO the nub isn't more accurate or anything like that, 95% of the value is simply the position next to home-row.
Adjust the sensitivity upwards and it requires virtually no force at all.
I do most things with the keyboard with both hands on the home row. This is great, but there are still applications and some websites where I need to use the mouse. For those things, it's great to not have to move my hands to use a mouse -- it's the reason I really like the TrackPoint.
Once your hand is there though, the trackpad is better. Though you can extend that to; once your hand is on a real mouse, the real mouse is even better. But that's even farther away. And whipping your hand back and forth between mouse and keyboard is really annoying, at least to me.
And there on the 2012 era smaller trackpads. Probably easier on the new ones that are twice the size.
I haven't met a PC trackpad I like though.
+ hands stay on homerow while using mouse, so I can switch from keys to mouse to keys very fast and without losing my place.
+ Don't need extra space for a physical mouse
+ Easy to use at certain angles
- Not easy to use at other certain angles
its been about 4 months of using nothing but a trackpad and even though its really good im fairly certain I'll be sticking with trackpoints from here on out.
one thing that's really starting to bug me lately is the accidental clicks from your palm hitting the edge of the trackpad. I don't know how people manage with those new macbooks with the oversized trackpads
Have new MacBook, never had this problem. Mabye they're detecting accidental inputs?
The other reason for selling it was two failures of the awful keyboard in six months - I wanted shot before the warranty ended.
> - Not easy to use at other certain angles
Any tips on what the correct angle is? Every few month for the past 3 years I've been trying to get used to the trackpoint on my lenovo. I never stick with it longer than an hour. It's just so much slower than the trackpad. Am I doing something wrong?
Protip: Lenovo makes different styles of nubs that you can buy. "Soft Rim" is easiest to use IMO ( amazing grip), followed by the "Classic Dome" (great grip but rubs off easily).
I used to have trackpoint send the cursor across the screen pretty efficiently when pressed harder, while keeping it quite reasonably accurate when pressed gently.
The same applies to mice, but the threshold(s) for a trackpoint differ(s) from mouse's, so it pays to tweak it until you're comfortable.
Makes using 3D software on a laptop much easier, and also allows using X11's "middle-click to paste".
I've been idly thinking of getting a new laptop, and it's been disappointing to see how few have a true middle mouse button.
The x1 has what feels like a full sized keyboard in a lightweight package, lightweight like a macbook air but with a nice mechanical keyboard. The dell feels like a netbook that found some big boy pants. It's keyboard is atrocious/typing feels cramped.
Certainly in the Gnome Terminal on Ubuntu I've been relieved to find out that C-c is still SIGINT and you can get copy using Ctrl-Shift-c. Ctrl-Shit-v to insert.
The Command key is for sending commands.
35 years on, and Apple is still the only company that got this right.
On my personal laptop, the Mod4 key is just for me to use for customization.
Of course, in an ideal world, windows would be "spatial", remembering their position and size so they always opened exactly how you left them, so managing them with your mouse would be no big deal, and even more efficient and human-centric than whatever tiling WM Linux users think is cool today. But these days not even Apple wants to commit to that. Nevertheless, the paradigm of a universal set of commands that all applications respond to is central to the Mac user experience, and the window-management shortcuts Mac OS provides are part of this. You're just so used to a difficult-to-use OS where "window manager" is a separate concept that you have difficulty understanding the simplicity of how the Mac does things.
As far as I’ve been able to tell, you have to install third party software like Better Touch Tool or Spectacles if you want keyboard shortcuts for window management other than a full screen toggle.
Almost all of the window management functions of macOS are mouse driven and hidden behind slow animations.
Personally I find the experience awkward. I don’t like taking my hands off the keyboard just to snap a window to the side of the screen or move it to another display.
Compare that to Gnome where super-left snaps to the left instantly. Super-up toggles full screen and shift-super-up moves the window to the next screen instantly. All without the slow as molasses animations.
Posting from GNOME 3, where all my out-of-band shortcuts are on Super just as on a Mac. (Setting it up did take me a whole five minutes, granted.)
I can’t believe that macOS lacks keyboard shortcuts for window management in Split View.
What setup do you use with your X1?
Interesting to see the reviews on screen. The display has been usually the weak point on the more powerful Lenovos, but hopefully this is not the case here.
Up to 64GB DDR4 2666MHz
*Up to 32GB for ECC
I am telling this because the 64GB upper limit is likely to be due to current ram stick size availability. This also happened with the X220/T420 series, that were sold as supporting up to 8GB ram but only because there were no 8GB memory sticks.
When such sticks became available, those model supported them, and it was possible to have a ThinkPad X220 with 16GB of ram (I had one).
So the same might happen with the P1
Had to get my personal X1 fixed while on a business trip in a company meeting room and another personal X1 in a hotel room while on vacation.
Interestingly, however, Lenovo’s own info page on the P1 (https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-p/Thi...) makes no mention of Ubuntu or Red Hat options. It only list the usual flavors of Windows.
The recent trend seems to be if you want laptop reliability, you only select from the business-class product lines of the major OEMs, or Apple.
I currently use T440s which I bought immediately after it became available in 2013 and I wish it broke so I had a pretext to buy a new one, but the sucker will not die.
I had to hack firmware to get LTE modem to work and the screen probably aged and is not as bright as it was. Other than that everything works perfectly.
Other than that all of our T series laptops are great, the new L470s are great, desktops are great, etc.
My employer has a couple thousand X1. No direct insight into stats but it seems fine from what I can tell. Haven't heard anyone complain in a while actually. (Unlike when we had Dell Inspirions - those were lemons). I'd give the X270 a miss too.
The lack of full sized eth port is a little annoying on the x1s. Beyond that no complaints.
Please remember that this is the same Lenovo that had issues with installing spyware to muzzle change from their own customers.
I was 10+ years Thinkpad user, bought T480s (over 2.5k euros) that had failing keyboard. I sent it back, and after 6 weeks got the same keyboard, only the key 9 is now collapsed, and as a bonus I can not enter BIOS anymore: computer just happily reboots now.
I believe that this will be studied in schools as a lesson on good brands being destroyed for short term profits.
The lack of swapping and replacing is also an economical dread because people feel bad whenever a thing fails.
Before that, my Lenovo X230t tablet went through three motherboards before finally stabilizing (bad clock, then bad displayport, then total failure) so yeah, I try to stick with what I have as long as possible, and buy at least one year of warranty to fix the near inevitable defects...
I also hope this has the option of a 4K non-touch screen (rather than a choice of 4K touch or 1080p non-touch), and that it's possible to get the 4K with integrated graphics.
Anecdotal, I know, but 87/30 is a much bigger ratio than 135/100.
I prefer the 30W charger because it is smaller and easier to carry.
I would not pay $2000+ for a laptop that turns off while I am using it. Particularly so for a "workstation" one.
That doesn't mean that people who want to use other 100W USB-C chargers should be denied this convenience...
If Lenovo did it though...
I just had my Dad over with his IBM laptop and it had the most unusual proprietary connector I've every seen. Worst thing is he had brought an IBM charger, just not the right one, it was the old style round-one they had that that worked with everything for years.
Dell, HP, etc., can’t copy Apple fast enough... including Apple’s blunders.
Still, pretty minor complaint. My main complaint is the 16:9 screen. Why is it that only Apple can put 16:10 screens in laptops...
A 3:2 screen would be better yet. The Microsoft Surface has (had?) a 3:2 screen, but it came with too many tradeoffs to seriously consider it.
Also, gaming rigs and mobile workstations have differences in how the hardware functions. I don't have an intimate explanation, but gaming laptops are not meant for virtualization. If you have a gaming rig and mobile workstation with the exact same specs, the workstation will host VMs smoothly while the gaming laptop VMs will be slow and clunky.
Microsoft Surface Book comes with a 1060 option
Lenovo: "here, have a Xeon in your razor blade"
Microsoft and Google got the message and put 3:2 aspect screens into their notebooks. However the servicability ratings for the Surface Book and the Chromebook Pixel are terrible. Also the lack a trackpoint pointing device (and the keyboards are sub par); I usually disable the touchpad on my laptops, so having a trackpoint is a must.
Lenovo does have mobile computers with a 3:2 aspect screen. But those are tablets, with the keyboard being an accessory. If Lenovo took that 3:2 screen and put it into a clam-shell design notebook computer it's an instant buy. The notebook computer I currently use as my day-to-day device is closing in on being 10 years of age: The display bezel is broken, the hinges worn out, yet only recently I bought a new battery, because quite frankly, in the past 5 years, there was not a single hardware offer that ticked all the "must" boxes I want to be checked for the next notebook computer I buy.
Like Dells, for example, whose fans never stop event when you're just browsing. At leas the ones I've seen. Does anybody know a performant laptop that can compete with macs in terms of quietness?
Lenovo build quality is excellent he and MBPs have thermal issues...
Could someone who knows their chipsets please hazard a guess?
I particularly like the ECC dimms available as I'm the weird guy who worries about bit flips :-). In general (caveat the Lenovo spyware stories) looks like a good candidate to replace my MBP2015.
The Nvidia tax is really annoying. Once you get to up a certain CPU (i7 or Xeon), Lenovo forces you to buy Nvidia. I just want a good powerful laptop without Nvidia.
If Apple had continued the same design philosophy from the 2006 Macbook Pro and put it in the 2018 Macbook Pro, it would have as many ports as this Thinkpad and probably even more.
I'm kind of embarrassed to be asking this because I feel like I should know this.
If you don't want that carbon though, I'll buy it off ya if it's a gen5.
So are MacBooks. Designed in California, sure, but they’re made in China.
At a minimum, I would be very suspicious of anything pre-installed on a Lenovo laptop and that includes the ones that ship with Ubuntu.
So, while tangentially relevant, it is like bashing samsung washing machines for touchwiz on samsung phones.
those aren't really the same. in lenovo's case was breaching the consumer's trust, whereas in your example, it's purely a design decision.
Executive management bears at least some responsibility in something as egregious as that - the fish rots from the head, as the expression goes.
I wouldn't consider a MacBook competition for one of these, because a MacBook doesn't cleanly run Linux. Maybe something from Purism?
This is a very real concern. How can we be sure that they aren't doing this again? A security audit is not part of the review.
(on the assumption the main risk is Windows crapware installed at the end of manufacturing rather than low-level firmware backdoors)
Any particular reason why? Apple always seemed quite anti-user to me with "you are holding it wrong", walled gardens, incompatible ports,...
So whilst Apple have been putting anti-tracking features in their products 
Lenovo have been putting putting rootkits on their laptops  in theirs.
Personally I think I'm going to move to a Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu.