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So, after postponing the deadline for about 1.5 years, I finally had to switch my laptop at work.
So far, I had an HP Elitebook 2540p, which is by far the best laptop I have ever had. lighweight, powerful, robust, could handle docking/undocking and hibernating several hundred times before crashing, survived about 6 hours without power even after 3 years of intensive use, could handle all my funny experimentations with networking (switching from home network to work network to wireless to VPN to home ...), could even get by with some fancy external power supply if I forgot mine at home or in a meeting room. To cut a long story short, you now understand why I resisted the necessity of the scheduled maintenance change policy of my company.

Eventually, got a lenovo as a replacement. Starts with a big minus (which is a killer when I look for private laptops) : the fn key on the bottom left, instead of the ctrl key. When you constantly have to swtich between desktop and laptop, this is a PITA. Why on earth would someone put that more than useless key in such a critical place ???? You elephanting keyboard designers ever used a laptop in the past ?
[EDIT] There is a BIOS option to swap the keys. It works, but... a BIOS option ? Isn't that just a sign that this is an unfeature ?

Second one : proprietary rectangular connector for the power supply ? why ? WHY ? Why did you have the need of going from easy-to-plug half-universal round connectors to something rectangular !!! DO you guys ever used a usb port ? And turned the usb connector several times upside down until it finally fits in the hole ? Now imagine that with the power supply ? How many times will it survive it being put upside down ???
A fun fact: The power converter 220V->12V has been reduced in size and weight, but it seems that they run out of place to write all the logos and warnings on it, so they are all just packed in random places (sorry, no time to put a picture to illustrate what I mean)... This looks the same as a lego car for which I'd asked my 4-year-old daughter to put the stickers on it by herself...

So already two negative points, and I haven't switched the thing on... Bloody monday...

*Going for google to see how to switch fn and ctrl key Sigh | :sigh: *

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