Hello ‘Real’ TrackPoint buttons

Apparently, the new ThinkPad Helix 2 will feature real trackpoint buttons, and not the hybrid TrackPoint and TrackPad buttons that we have seen in the ThinkPad Helix. This is a great piece of news, as the hybrid TrackPoint buttons were never that great. I had a hard time getting used to the hybrid TrackPoint buttons …

ThinkPad 8 Tablet, a tablet that DOes MORE

I have being using the ThinkPad 8 Tablet for almost 2 months now, and i have to say that it has being the best Windows 8 tablet that i have ever used so far. I love the build quality and the small size. Basically it is about the same size as my iPad Mini, and …

Carpet Screen issue on ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 2

If you are experiencing garbled or messy display, where the pictures are scrambled in a checkerboard manner, and that your laptop no longer responds to keyboard or trackpoint/trackpad input. Then you should call Lenovo Service, and most likely you would need to get your motherboard replaced by Service.  

Diagnose Touch Screen Issue in Lenovo laptop

If you have a Lenovo laptop with touchscreen, and your screen touch doesn’t work in the windows OS environment. There are several ways to diagnose whether this is a hardware or software issue. The most easiest method to diagnose the hardware issue, is to actually boot into the BIOS menu and test the touchscreen feature in that environment. If …

Changing the amount of pre-allocated vram memory

If you have an integrated Intel GPU on the ThinkPad T440/T440p/T440s/X240/X1 Carbon/ThinkPad Yoga, etc (anything with Haswell CPU), you have the option to change the pre-allocated memory for your video card. Unlike the dynamic video memory, where your graphics card dynamically allocate and deallocate the system ram for graphics use depending on the situation. The pre-allocated …

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 2 WWAN card upgrade

If you are getting a WWAN card for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 2, make sure you have the WWAN antenna installed in the machine already. Otherwise, you would have to get the WWAN and WIFI antenna kit and install it yourself, which involves disassembling the whole machine. The best way to check if you have the …

Turning off screen of IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

For some reason Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro has included some key design elements that is missing in the current ThinkPad. One of the useful feature that the Yoga 2 Pro has, and that the ThinkPad does not, is the Function row shortcut key for switching off the internal LCD without having to close the screen …

HDMI ports on ThinkVision Pro2840m

There are two full sized HDMI ports on the back of the ThinkVision Pro2840m monitor: HDMI 1.4 port on the monitor supports 4K resolution MHL port is a HDMI 1.3 port, which doesn’t support 4K resolution So if you want to use 4K resolution on the ThinkVision Pro2840m, make sure you have a laptop or desktop …