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grinder July 3, 2011 08:47 PM

New Lappy
 
Specking out a new laptop for a client, stumbled upon ThinkPad holiday sale.

Couldn't resist the urge to get a business class sandy-bridge for under $700 bucks

Lenovo - Laptop computers - ThinkPad Edge E420

enaberif July 3, 2011 08:48 PM

I will not recommend Lenovo to anyone due to their shitty ass warranty service.

grinder July 23, 2011 08:23 AM

I've had many T series and this is not one of them! I knew I wasn't getting a port replicator port on the bottom (understood), but I didn't think I'd be missing a HDD activity light, battery indicator LED and wifi indicator LED either.

Bonuses:

- Weighs less than a T series but feels just as sturdy
- matte finish screen
- lacks the bloat-ware installed on the T series (Surprisingly clean!)
- Newer chicklet style keyboard still worthy of the name ThinkPad
- intel HD video easily handles Sid Meier's Civ V ;)

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- my biggest concern is the function keys on the laptop. They default to (brightness, sound, wifi) and only work as a real FUNCTION key (i.e. F4) when you press the Fn key on the bottom left (beside Shift and Ctrl). This is turning into a major pain when I'm in SQL Studio Manager running queries and trying to program stored procedures.

jcmaz July 23, 2011 09:40 AM

Thank you Grinder, you post is reassuring :)

grinder July 25, 2011 07:33 PM

update: BIOS has a function key default setting... thank god!!!!!

Andy July 25, 2011 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grinder (Post 535923)
update: BIOS has a function key default setting... thank god!!!!!

I wish my IdeaPad Y560 had the same option ... I`ll never understand what they were thinking when they put the function key in the bottom left. It is incredibly annoying.

I can live with it ... and it`s much better than that retarded bilingual keyboard with the half shift key, but damn is it annoying.

jcmaz July 25, 2011 10:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grinder (Post 535923)
update: BIOS has a function key default setting... thank god!!!!!

Does that mean I can change the FN key to CTRL?

grinder July 25, 2011 11:10 PM

this blog entry sums up the same settings I see on my Edge E420 nicely

Hands-On: Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 with Fn-Ctrl BIOS key swap | ThinkPads.com

jcmaz July 25, 2011 11:25 PM

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH GRINDER!!!!

+ over 9000!!!


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