@hund I'm wondering if the new thinkpads are as good as the old (I don't have a plan B for my computers).

@jalvarez It depends on what you define as the older ones. It probably varies from user to user as well. :)

@hund X1 carbon (2nd gen.), T450s and T460; not that old. I'm pretty happy with those.

For instance, I'm not sure if X1 9th. Gen. is as robust as its predecessors.


@jalvarez I'm not too worried about the quality on newer ones, I'm more worried about repairability and new parts. :)


Due to the push for ultrathinness most of new thinkpads have more in common with single board computers, nearly everything is soldered. That was a big consideration with getting the e14 instead of the t or x models

The downside is that the e14 is not 'certified' for Linux by Lenovo (not really an issue though) https://wiki.x220.co.uk/lenovo_certified


@hund Well, for me, the robustness of something implies reparability (unless it is so robust that it never breaks :P)

Nowadays, the perfect combo (for some manufacturers) is design products to fail right after the warranty expires and make them impossible to repair.

If all manufacturers follow that trend in the future, it worries me.

@jalvarez It's absolutely a trend for a lot of companies, but we're also seeing a surprisingly large trend of the complete opposite as well. Consumers are only getting smarter and more educated. :)

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