ThinkPad 8 Review


It was time to do a review of the used ThinkPad 8 I purchased a few months ago. Specifications MTM 20BN000UGE CPU Intel Atom Z3770 (2MB Cache, up to 2.39GHz) Graphics Intel HD Graphics RAM 2GB LPDDR3 1066 Storage eMMC 4.51, 64GB Display 1920×1200 IPS with multi-touch WLAN Broadcom 802.11abgn Wireless SDIO Adapter WWAN / (Available in other configurations) […]

ThinkPad W550s Review


In our more recent “Why we love ThinkPads” article, I already announced that I had replaced my T440s with a new machine – the W550s. My T440s has served me well for the 1.5 years of usage, but it was time for me to move on. You may ask “Why the W550s, why not the […]

Yoga 3 Pro Review


History I remember when I purchased my first Yoga, the Yoga 13. It was a very well-built convertible I dragged around where-ever I went: train stations, college, bath room, pubs, … Then I got myself the Yoga 2 Pro. The Yoga 2 Pro wasn’t so great. It had its flaws, but also its improvements compared […]

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 3 Review


I am very fortunate to able to obtain a ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 3 (Broadwell) for review on I have to say, whoa, i mean whoa with multiple exclamation marks. This new X1 Carbon is simply amazing, and i mean amazing with a capital A. This new X1 Carbon is simply the best 14 inches laptop […]

Dell Latitude E7440 vs ThinkPad T450s

Dell Latitude E7440 vs ThinkPad T450s

Here is a comparison of the ThinkPad T450s and Latitude E7440 which are more or less in the same class of laptops being both 14″ ultrabooks. ThinkPad T450s Dell Latitude E7440 Superior build quality (MILSPEC): The casing material of the Latitude E7440 is easily affected by smudges. The whole case feels slippery and dirty fast. […]

Retro ThinkPad to survey phase

Retro ThinkPad to survey phase

David Hill has replied to his blog article. It appears to be that the article was a huge success and exceeded all expectations. When I was the first to publish my review of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 3 at January 5 2015, I did not generate as much traffic as the retro ThinkPad announcement […]

Concept Retro ThinkPad


David Hill has just written an article, which is supposedly a concept of the classic ThinkPad. Many ThinkPad fans have been waiting years for this, and now David Hill is expecting feedback and support to bring his classic design back to life. Now you can expect the following features: Design borrowed from ThinkPad X300 Undoubtetly, the […]

Windows 10 – Start menu transpa...

Windows 10 – Start menu transparency

By default, transparency is enabled for the taskbar and start menu in Windows 10. This severely decreases battery life. It can be identified by high CPU usage by mdm.exe or high GPU usage when idle. In my opinion, transparency does not contribute to improving the user experience. When I am working, I want to focus on what […]

How to hide updates in Windows 10?

How to hide updates in Windows 10?

If you have installed Windows 10, you may have noticed it tends to install the latest drivers for your system. However, if your OEM or the manufacturer of your laptop has supplied customized drivers, you want to avoid newer drivers from Microsoft. Because these newer drivers are unsupported and will break functionality. For example, the […]

ThinkPad W541 vs ThinkPad W550s

ThinkPad W541 vs ThinkPad W550s

If you are reading this, you are probably trying to choose between the ThinkPad w541 which is capable of using quad core Haswell processors or the ThinkPad W550s which uses low voltage dual core processors from Intel with a newer Maxwell graphics card, the Quadro K620M. The Lenovo ThinkPad W541 is a rebranded ThinkPad W540. […]

Nokia Lumia 930 Review

Display under a microscope

My first Windows Phone was a Lumia 625, which I purchased to try the Windows Phone platform. After being a happy user of that phone and my growing requirements, I purchased a used Lumia 1020. But I sold the Lumia 1020 few months later due to the Lumia 930 receiving Lumia Denim update and the […]

Lenovo releases Windows 10 drivers fo...

Lenovo releases Windows 10 drivers for select ThinkPads

Lenovo has yesterday released beta drivers for Windows 10 for select ThinkPads. It is possible that some bugs may be encountered when installing these drivers. These drivers do not show up in TVSU yet. Early supported models: ThinkPad 8 ThinkPad 10 ThinkPad 11e ThinkPad Helix ThinkPad L440 ThinkPad L540 ThinkPad S440 ThinkPad S540 ThinkPad T430 ThinkPad […]

Efficiently reading sensors

Efficiently reading sensors

The Microsoft Band has support for many sensors, however it may cause you a headache to figure out how to read all the sensors efficiently depending on your needs. Accelerometer Contact Distance Gyroscope HeartRate Pedometer SkinTemperature UltraViolet However some of these sensors only have to be scanned once. For example ‘Pedometer’ has a property named […]

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