We are not alone

I made a funny observation today, I was browsing the Lenovo blog and got sucked into the comments on the announcement of the Lenovo T431. In the blogpost the company was bragging about the new placement of the logo among other changes they made to the original design.
The comments speak for themselves as they hush the marketing mumbojumbo by complaining about the same issues we’re discussing on this website.

A masterpiece, really ? Do you watch the competition ?

– IPS/PLS display … No ?
– Reasonable selection of display resolution option, FHD at least for 14″… No ?

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

Lenovo will release a new ultrabook that qualifies for our LW900 category. It’s the X1 Carbon, a real Thinkpad but with some considerations. The display is glossy (yuck), it does however have a pointing stick on the keyboard, and personally I love that little stick. The display is 1600×900, which is enough to qualify.
The laptop has en ultra fast charging battery price is yet to be known.
Lenovo X1 Carbon

Choosing a laptop

Today we go shopping for a new laptop on different websites of famous laptop brands. We try to find laptops with acceptable screen resolutions as quick as possible. This is much, much harder than we first thought when we accepted the challenge and it took us hours to find out that there are no WUXGA laptops produced anymore.

Why aren’t we there yet?

We live in 2012. Notebooks and laptops have been around since the nineties. At first they kept pace with desktop computer screens. The evolution brought us 640×480, 800×600 and 1024×768 screens. And we were all happy, then there was out of nothing the first laptop with 1280×1024 pixels. I owned one of those laptops. It was a strange resolution, 4:3.5 but who cared, I got myself some height, and height is all that matters when you’re coding for a living. When i put my font on 9 points I was able to view 100 lines of code without scrolling. I… continue reading