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[Lenovo] Twist to be discontinued; Release dates for Haswell-refreshed Thinkpads/Ideapads revealed

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I was on chat this morning with Lenovo asking them when the thinkpad Twist was going to be refreshed with Haswell, and the short answer is: It's not.





What do you guys make of this? I'm beyond irritated at most of the OEMs. Haswell was supposed to be the single biggest boost to battery life ever in a single generation. And yet Laptop manufacturers have just let them sllooowwwwly roll out.

Anyways, if you're considering a Lenovo, keep these dates in mind. Also, "Tami S" got a little sassy with me...
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Awww
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Been waiting for a Haswell Macbook Retina and have only just been disappointed.
   
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Lenovo customer service and the individual reps in my experience have been mostly (not all but unfortunately most of them) very disappointing and frustrating. This "sass" you experienced by Tami S was condescending, rude -- especially when she's saying "I don't think that..." and "I do not believe that..." in the same breath; those are Not definitive statements of authority, and I don't mind honest guesswork but it's absurd to provide guesswork while spewing haughtiness. At *least* you were given dates for when the various models will roll out. I'm in full agreement that the delay in providing Haswell-refreshed devices is very disappointing, and will probably send me looking for my next machine elsewhere as waiting until December and January is not in my timeline.
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Been waiting for a Haswell Macbook Retina and have only just been disappointed.

Oct 22
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They do this with the AMD stuff too. Thinkpad E145 with the quad looks like my dream portable device and it's completely unconfirmed for US release and the foreign websites have just been saying "coming soon" for months.

I don't think AMD or Intel are working with manufacturers anymore, so they both just release something and wait for the OEMs to build it. It's just conjecture but it's really starting to irk me too when AMD or Intel announces something that you're looking forward to, only to wait 4 months and not yet see a product that uses it.

The thing that annoys me the most is that if you could actually build your own laptop or tablet you wouldn't have to wait for OEMs to put something together for you.

The whole "end of desktop get ready for tablets" thing is going to have a lot of us really, really unhappy.
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