After researching the W530 I'm left wondering if the Ivy Bridge based Thinkpads will suffer from the same CPU whine that has plagued the last few generations of Intel chipsets? Well, that, and what in the world they were thinking when they destroyed a perfectly good keyboard, but that's another discussion entirely. I have a W520 that I love, but the CPU whine while on battery is maddening! I disable deeper sleep when I can, but there are times that I can't give up the battery life. I guess I'm particularly sensitive to higher frequency noise and it simply drives me crazy! If the problem is solved with Ivy Bridge and I can convince myself that, as far as annoyances go, CPU whine > chiclet keys, I may try to sell the 520 and get a 530. I wish I could find a W530 in a brick & mortar store to actually see this new keyboard design. Having never seen a W520 in a store I'm not holding my breath
Anyone have any familiarity with other machines on this platform?
Oh, and first post
. Long time reader!