Bye Thinkpad X220, Hello Thinkpad X230

TP X220

With company’s campaign to deploy Windows 8, had to say goodbye to “not-that-old” laptop. My TP X220

Only has been 16 months, but brought good memories of using Thinkpad….(Well this one was not that great though had some issues with TPM chip, part of my fault but display was unstable)

Anyhow, among various options of new devices, I made a bold movement to stay with extension of current one X230 not any touch enabled devices because of CPU & Memory specifications.



X230 is not technically different than X220 similar processor  (upgraded) with all other same form factors while the upgrade is obviously in keyboard. Finally, Thinkpad is moving away from “easily pullable” butons and keyboad has some nice features like light up from keyboard (by Fn+ Space).


The challenge for me is adjusting on change of keyboard layouts. By moving the power button to right, the new keyboard gave up 2 lines of keys for Function line keys (forced to single line)

*  pageup/down button moved down to arrow button

* Home End Insert Delete button location has changed -driving me crazy 🙂







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