I just got payed after a big job and the time has come to finally replace my z61p. I have been a happy Thinkpad customer for 15 years, but I really want a 17 inch workstation.
All info I can find on the interwebs is the sad news that the w520 will not get a big brother... And it makes me sad indeed.
I have written about it in more detail at my English speaking blog
. (My normal friends do not participate on Thinkpad forums.)
Right now I am chosing between 2 evils: An HP EliteBook 8760w, but I distrust HP to make as good a Trackpoint and keyboard as Lenovo does, or an w520 - which still is not 17 inch.
If there was a reliable rumour that there will be a new 17 inch workstation Thinkpad released this fall, I would save my money for a few months and get it. So any rumors, anyone?
Or an authoritative "no", confirming 100 % that all hope is lost...
(BTW, I will run Linux, not Windows on my next laptop, just as i do on my z61p).