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 […]

ThinkPad Stack Professional Kit Revie...

ThinkPad Stack Professional Kit Review

Box Contents ThinkPad Stack Bluetooth Speaker 10,000 mAh Power Bank Wireless Router 1 TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive Standard USB 3.0 to Micro USB 3.0 Type B Cable Standard USB 2.0 to Micro USB 2.0 Type B Cable Aux-in Cable Pouch Lenovo 10 W AC Adapter Warranty and User Guide Installation Access Point When I […]

Cannot establish remote desktop conne...

Cannot establish remote desktop connection

If you have already connected with the server or remote desktop endpoint you are trying to connect to. You might find it quite troublesome to try to connect to the server or remote desktop again. Because ‘Remote Desktop Connections’ doesn’t allow you to delete an existing connection or saved connection using the user interface or […]

SQL Server stuck in restoring state.

SQL Server stuck in restoring state.

If Microsoft SQL Server is stuck in restoring state. What you have to do is try to get it up and running again. What you probably have tried is: Bring the server offline and then bring it online again. But you will get a message that the server is inaccessible in restoring state. What you […]

ThinkVision LT1423p Review

ThinkVision LT1423p Review

At the end of 2014, I purchased a ThinkVision LT1421 for use in my education as a software engineer. I desperately needed a second monitor for my daily programming as all our assignments where given in a PDF-document. But since the ThinkVision LT1423p was too expensive for me as a student at that time, I […]

ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard Review

ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard Review

Specifications Keys 84/85/89 keys (Varies by country) Cable length 1.5m (4.92 feet) Cable connector USB2.0 (Wired version) Bluetooth (Wireless version) Keyboard specifications (excl. cable) Length: 305.5 mm (12 in) Width: 164 mm (6.54 in) Height: 13.5 mm (0.52 in) Weight: 450 g (0.99 lb) Packaged dimensions Length: 341 mm (13.4 in) Width: 201 mm (7.9 […]

Code Coverage in .NET with multiple u...

Code Coverage in .NET with multiple users

If you want to do code coverage with multiple users, you might have noticed that it is not easy to attach multiple processes and different users to the vsperfcmd sampling process. A very useful technique that has been supported in Visual Studio for a long time is merging the code coverage results. But you should […]

Lenovo teases new ThinkPads in the wo...


As the year has already passed its zenith, the new Skylake CPUs come closer and closer. Naturally, the time of speculation and announcements is now beginning again. :-) As we did discover already in my last article about Skylake (see here: Intel Skylake Roadmap leak), Skylake is coming in different flavors, as all Intel Core […]

Top 10 most influential ThinkPads


This post marks a start of a new mini-series of posts written by me “Top 10”. In these posts, I will rank the top 10 ThinkPads in a certain category. This time, I want to name the most influential ThinkPads until now, the ThinkPads that helped the brand grow the most. So its not about the […]

ThinkPad X240 review


Some time ago, I decided to renew my ThinkPad “fleet”.  As I travel a lot, I needed a new ultraportable to replace my old X301. Unfortunately, the X301 has several disadvantages like the missing docking port, the abysmal screen, the low performance or the mediocre battery life. First, I thought about getting a T440s or […]

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. […]

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