Apple Touch Bar = Lenovo Adaptive Keyboard?

NT1440

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Uh oh. Apple... looks like someone else beat you to it... a couple years ago...

Speaking from someone that's STILL dealing with that POS lenovo design, these are CLEARLY not the same thing.

The lenovo cycles between two icons in each slot on the touch bar, and it triggers them all the time whether you touch it or not. I've replaced 30+ of these machines this year because of how ****** Lenovo's implementation is, confirmed by the fact that they've replaced it with physical keys in the two generations since.

They failed because of how terribly unreliable and glitchy they were.

Anyone with an ounce of critical thinking ability can tell that they are two entirely different things.
 
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justin216

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The Lenovo implementation was very limited and buggy, and isn't really the same thing as what Apple implemented. It would be like Apple added a touchbar that only did a couple commands system-wide, and randomly activated things.
 

Ries

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The Lenovo implementation was very limited and buggy, and isn't really the same thing as what Apple implemented. It would be like Apple added a touchbar that only did a couple commands system-wide, and randomly activated things.
Given the choice, I would take the physical keys over the bar, nothing beats real tactile feedback and physical separation. Make it a option (-400$) on the next 15" and up the resolution on the screen to 3360x2100 and they have a sale.
 

Kendo

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Given the choice, I would take the physical keys over the bar, nothing beats real tactile feedback and physical separation.
People said the same thing about the Blackberry and other smartphones prior to iPhone and look where they are now.
 

Ries

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People said the same thing about the Blackberry and other smartphones prior to iPhone and look where they are now.
Stuck with a crappy on screen display keyboard? They didn't go because they where bad, they went because the room was needed for a better screen experience. The iPad's got keyboards now, wanna guess why?
 
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