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Lenovo ThinkPad T420s Annoyances

I've been using my Core i7 T420s for over six months now. This is supposedly a premium machine, with premium construction, premium design and premium components. That's not really the case though. Here is a list of annoyances that I have with this machine.

The only battery indicator LED light is on the back of the screen, so you only see it when the lid is closed. When you're using the laptop, the only way to know the battery state is from your operating system indicators. Which is fine, except for when you're in full-screen applications (movies, games, virtual machines), in which case you have no idea. You can configure warning bells and stuff, but if your speakers are mute (as in an office), you're basically on your own. I've lost count of the number of times my battery drained and computer forced itself into hibernation with zero warning. This is a note to all laptop manufacturers, PUT A FREAKING BATTERY INDICATOR ON THE FRONT OF THE SCREEN!!! I'm sure th…