Chinese enthusiasts are serving global Thinkpad fans by making modern motherboards that fit in classic chassis from the Golden Age of the Thinkpad

After Lenovo bought out IBM's Thinkpad business, they began to tinker with the classic and famously immutable laptop designs: in small ways at first, and then in much larger ones. I buy a new Thinkpad every year (I promised myself a new laptop every year as a dividend from the savings when I stopped smoking) and the first decade's worth were practically perfect: they ran various GNU/Linux flavors without a hitch, the hard-drives were swappable in two minutes by removing a single screw, and the keyboard could be replaced without any tools in less than a minute. Read the rest

Lenovo's 25th anniversary Thinkpad corrects years' worth of wrong turns

I am a die-hard Thinkpad user: they have the best warranty service of any laptop, by orders of magnitude, they're rugged enough to survive book tours, and it's very easy to install GNU/Linux on them (which is a good thing, given Lenovo's penchant for preinstalling spyware on the stock OS). Read the rest

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 reviewed

Brett Howse says the ultra-thin model from Lenovo—up to 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD with a 14" 1440-line display, i7 CPU opion and several USB ports—is "likely the fastest ultrabook yet." At $2000 as tested, it better be. Read the rest