Connector Trouble

My new IBM Lenovo Thinkpad X60 is a great machine – unless it comes to battery life which is signifcantly shorter compared to my old X30. The Dual Core obviously needs more power. But in most situations I can find a power outlet. In most situations.

But what happens if you forget your charger at home? No problem, you might think. The whole company uses Thinkpads, just grab another charger and you are saved. No. You are not! Today I realized: Lenovo changed the power connector!

If you are in trouble without your Nokia charger, no problem: you find one everywhere in this world. Like Nokia phones the Thinkpad notebooks used to have the same connector for years. Why the hell did Lenovo change this? The answer is probably “It´s a Lenovo, not an IBM“.