x220t owners

Discussion in 'Lenovo (IBM)' started by darthhen, Apr 26, 2011.

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  1. darthhen

    darthhen Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Well, I'm going to try to sell mine on Craigslist. Old laptops sitting around should belong in somebody's home to do real work. :D
     
  2. lovelaptops

    lovelaptops My friends call me Jeff Senior Member

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    The prices of the tablet have really crept up from the early announcements. We're back at the price points for the X201t pre-October 2010. Kinda disappointing when the original announcements said the X220 would be $1,299 with just about everything and the tablet would add only about $300. Admittedly, it's a great machine with insane battery life, but is it worth double what the X201T was selling for in its last couple of months? (And that one had the 16:10 aspect ratio with a BOE Hydis AFFS+ screen.) Btw, just curious, but why are you paying Lenovo for their overpriced RAM instead of taking the minimum and getting 8GB from Newegg for, like, $75?

    Yes, I even commented on the X220T thread on NBR about why people weren't posting to TPCR instead and the responses were: "it's dead over there - no one posting at all!" Sad to see this. Talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory: the world is going to tablets, and the pre-eminent tablet forum goes dark :( What's wrong with this picture? Where's the spirit from the salad days of the TM2 ("what a great/phenoenal/terrible/worst ever/not quite so bad tablet!") and the HP Slate ("wish I could ge one/wish I could get one/wish I could get one...[repeat, with feeling!] ?
     
  3. darthhen

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    I wonder the samething myself, that's why I started this thread. I wonder if it is because the X220 launched first, then all the X220T folks was just eyeing those threads at NBR. Maybe if the X220T launched a month later, than there would be less X220T at NBR's forum. Just a guess....???

    Anyways, I just checked my order status, still says estimated shipping of May 18.
     
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    All I know is there's something to be said for the instant gratification of a retail purchase. And to make it worse I got me sleeve delivered so I have to look at it's emptiness every time I pass it.
     
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    Yea...this buying online and waiting thing sucks.
     
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    While we wait....On other boards, I've come across posts about putting a screen protector on their tablets. I have one on my Galaxy Tab and phone but niether are pen capable. Some believe it helps cut down on glare.

    Personally I'm not worried about glare but wouldn't a screen protector on a pen tablet interfere with the use of the pen and wouldn't it leave indentations in the protector? Seems to me it would.
     
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    IMO you should get a screen protector as it will protect your $1000+ investment... a screen protector will not get in the way of pen input what so ever, an the protector should not scratch/ wear away from normal use with the pen (at most, after a long long time of use you might get feint micro wear lines that can only be seen when the screen is off, and reflecting light just right); but the protector will get scratched up/ damaged by sharp/ hard objects (but it is meant to take this abuse instead of the screen; which IMO is great because when it is getting too damaged you can then either get a new screen protector, or just use it bare-screened -all of this would be great for the re-sell value of it as you can honestly claim 100% screen condition). Just get a decent quality screen protector and it will serve you quite well (and likely save your screen's integrity at some point; the cheap protectors out there will scratch from using the pen itself), generally people get protectors from Exim or Photodon (but some also buy from other manufacturers; look over this thread, they list a few http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/hp-slate-500/37818-screen-protector-caution.html)


    Now, a screen protector will interfere with the sensitivity of touch input, but how much it does depends on the specific screen protector; and that would only come into play if you have the touch screen option.
     
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  8. Taikero

    Taikero Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Are the screens on Lenovo tablets made of glass, or plastic (excepting the Gorilla Glass version, of course)? If it's glass, I don't think I'll bother with the protector. I used to use them on my mobile devices, however my iPhones have never gotten a single scratch. While the old plastic screens on stylus input devices used to scratch quite easily (like Palm PDAs), I don't think it's as much of a problem with glass. I'd probably prefer to put the money into the accidental protection warranty so I could get the screen replaced if it really became an issue.
     
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    The pen only is Gorilla Glass; the Pen & Touch is Infinity Glass (but the touch layer is fused to this glass layer, and has a small protective film on top of the touch layer -this is what will slowly wear away a bit on the touch screen version)

    But Like I said a protector is cheap ($15) and it will take the brunt of any accidents you might have with it (something someone threw, accidentally swinging something into the screen, dropping something on it, or accidentally dragging something across the screen) and keeps you from having a permanently damaged screen (though I guess ADP would work)
     
  10. strife502

    strife502 Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Not an x220t question specifically, but I'm busy configuring one online to buy this weekend, and I was wondering about the difference between the i5-2520M and i7-2620M, performance- and power consumption-wise.

    I'm ordering in Japan, and if the price goes over a certain amount the discount increases, so essentially a 200 000 Yen machine and a 185 000 Yen machine both end up costing 160 000, so the i7 option ends up costing only a bit more.

    That being said, I doubt I'll need the extra power (is there even that much? Comparing them here it seems minimal.) And if it's going to have a negative impact on the battery life I'd rather for the i5 option.
     
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