From: Paul Khoury (pkhoury_at_mindspring.com)
Date: Fri Apr 02 1999 - 09:47:00 EST
On Wed, 31 Mar 1999 09:44:45 -0800, Jonathan Berry wrote:
>They discontinued the 701 with ungodly haste, but sooner or
>later some computer will fit the same form factor.
>The semi-official reason for the 701's demise was the need for
>more surface area to dissipate the Pentium's heat (701 was 75
>MHz 486 at best). I wonder if the latest advancements in low
>voltage could change that equation.
Well, look at the Toshiba Libretto. If they did it, then IBM should be able to do
so as well...
>The other semi-official reason was that LCD screens were
>getting bigger so that the butterfly keyboard was no longer
>needed. There's certainly a price / performance tradeoff
>there, but in my opinion, a high QUALITY screen such as the
>701's is more important than raw real estate. After all,
>you're never looking at more than a tiny part of the screen at
>one time anyway.
Honestly, I admit, the 701's LCD was probably one of the best dual scan screens
I've seen, but for Active Matrix, I've seen (and am seeing) better...
>In article <4.1.19990330110211.00a66540_at_rcf.usc.edu>, you wrote:
>:At 06:39 AM 3/30/99 -0800, you wrote:
>:>Withdrawn Product Replacement Product Type
>:>ThinkPad 560Z ThinkPad 600E 2645
>: The entire 560 series is *dead* now? The 600's are hardly a
>:replacement--they're bigger by a full inch in depth, thicker, and a pound
>:heavier. Don't get me wrong, I love my 600, but as good as it is, the 560
>:was much slicker. I only have the 600 because I wanted a CD & some
>:modularity (well, that and my 560 suffered an early death when it met the
>:kitchen floor at high-speed).
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