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Hooch Tan
09-30-2010, 06:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.netbooknews.com/10764/lenovo-announces-thinkpad-edge-11-notebook-reviewed-video-update/' target='_blank'>http://www.netbooknews.com/10764/le...d-video-update/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"This time around the ThinkPad Edge 11 sports new AMD Nile single and dual core processors as well as Intel&rsquo;s Core i3 / i5 processors. Sounds good? not if you&rsquo;re in the US &ndash; Lenovo has no plans to release this stateside, you&rsquo;ll have to do with the ThinkPad X100e. Prices start at $450 for the AMD version and $550 for the Intel version. It&rsquo;ll come in black glossy, black matte or red and should be available from today somewhere in the world."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1285857194.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>When I think ThinkPad, I think high-quality, business class laptops.&nbsp; I have had my share of ThinkPads, and every single one has been a rock solid trooper.&nbsp; What is probably more pleasing to me is to see that the TrackPoint is far from dead.&nbsp; Short of an external mouse, it is my favourite pointing device on laptops, multi-touch trackpads be damned.&nbsp; But what is it with this trend towards having glossy screens?&nbsp; I have no desire to see myself whenever I use my laptop.&nbsp; It can be far too embarassing to see my own mug when I want to computer.&nbsp; Who here actually enjoys glossy over matte?</p>

Jason Dunn
09-30-2010, 06:36 PM
I concur on the matte screen issue - glossy screens should go into a cave and die somewhere. I really dislike them, but they seem to be everywhere... :mad:

09-30-2010, 06:42 PM
I love the pointing device on Thinkpads and wish other laptops had them. They be especially useful on netbooks, but unfortunately Lenovo doesn't include it with Ideapads (at least not the one I owned). And I agree about glossy screens - let them die, die, die! Amazingly, my netbook has a matte screen, which I'm totally grateful for.

Lee Yuan Sheng
10-01-2010, 12:36 AM
That's the reason to only buy Thinkpads with a 7 row keyboard. :P

10-01-2010, 05:13 PM
What was the reason to introduce glossy screens? I do not like them as well and all the people I asked about dislike the concept too.......
Maybe some divine inspired focus group stated that they were better?

Jason Dunn
10-01-2010, 05:14 PM
What was the reason to introduce glossy screens? I do not like them as well and all the people I asked about dislike the concept too.

I think it's mostly to do with how nice glossy screens look in the store - they make images "pop" via high contrast. People see them and think "Wow, that looks nice and shiny!". :rolleyes: