ThinkPad Yoga 15 (2015) Discussion Thread

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  1. Tea and crumpets

    Tea and crumpets Scribbler - Standard Member

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    According to German customer service the TPY 15 currently for sale on some sites (which takes a month to build/deliver) offers no pen support even though the description says otherwise.

    Admittedly it would be sensible to assume the current versions had no pen support but for all we knew the pen wasn't mentioned in the build as it doesn't exist as something you can purchase separately, even if the device was able to use it whenever it would be available. So... More waiting it is.
     
  2. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Given that they chose a technology that is much cheaper to implement, I suspect that every single Broadwell TP Yoga 14 and TP Yoga 15 will be 'pen ready'. I'm also prepared for the confusion when people try their old Wacom pen on the 15, and when it doesn't work claim that it doesn't have pen support.

    But then again.. apparently at least one TPY15 machine did not support AES pen.
     
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  3. Tea and crumpets

    Tea and crumpets Scribbler - Standard Member

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    So you're saying the customer support was wrong about the description on their site being wrong? Wouldn't surprise me if true. As excited as I am it's all a bit... Hazy.

    I was this close to buying the device a couple of weeks ago but primarily held off due to these concerns. I'd be fine with buying it early and grabbing a pen later, I think most people would be.
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    That's what I suspect, but it's probably wisest to wait. Option 2: buy a Yoga 15 and a Encore 2 Write, return both if the pen doesn't work, and return only the Write if the pen does work. :D
     
  5. Tea and crumpets

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    Heh, the notion had crossed my mind.
     
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    Hate to do this to you guys, but...

    Reading through the many complaints of fan noise on the 13" Yoga, I think it could be an area of concern for the 14" and 15" models when they finally ship.

    How good is Lenovo with fan noise in general?

    One would hope that a bigger machine could afford to install a nice big fan, (slower, quieter but with the same cooling effect as a small faster fan.)

    Would you still buy this thing if it sounds like the proverbial hairdryer?

    Heh. Proverbial. ("And ye shalt not selleth, nor make available to the caravans nor any retail outlet, even the ****ty ones, a laptop should it hum and buzz and discomfort the ears with noxious protestations likened unto the wife's hairdryer, for this is a sin!")
     
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    Or find that it doesn't have palm rejection as here:

    http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Serie...ure-of-the-ThinkPad-2-in-1/m-p/2035116#M25430
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Indeed, we might find evidence of broken users as well.
     
  9. Tea and crumpets

    Tea and crumpets Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Dodgy palm rejection I could live with. It's cumbersome but possible to turn off the touch screen whenever you want to, plus I don't mind wearing those finger guard/artist glove things.

    Loud fan noise is a problem though. I have an upgraded Toshiba Tecra M7 and that really does sound like a hair dryer, a 480p YouTube video is enough to set it off. I work in quiet areas so I expect to hear the whir and hum of the machine at work but it is uncomfortably loud. I couldn't hack that again.
     
  10. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies Administrator Super Moderator

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    Lenovo is quite good with thermal management from a noise perspective in my experience ...I've reviewed countless ones for NBR. As a matter of fact I'm typing this on a Yoga 14 (Haswell version). No fan whine or otherwise.
    I'm going to try and get a Yoga 15 for review.
     
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