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Including a new ThinkPad X1 Carbon that's arguably the best laptop of CES 2017.

We must have blinked when it happened, but at some point, PCs became sexier than Macs. Said trend is certainly evident at CES 2017, where the latest laptops and all-in-ones offer striking designs that look good and feel great. The pick of the bunch, in our estimation, is the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which retains a familiar feel but is thinner, lighter and smaller, while packing updated innards, greater battery life and all the ports you'd expect. Mike Ripp talks us through the machine as well as others in Lenovo's refreshed 2017 range.

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Refreshed spyware too I hope; screw Lenovo.
Vigil
Refreshed spyware too I hope; screw Lenovo.

I quote like my Lenovo ideapad, I just did what I do with all manufacturer installed OS's, nuke and reinstall.
Vigil
Refreshed spyware too I hope; screw Lenovo.
It was only ever Lenovo's consumer stuff which had the spyware.
The business line ThinkPads were not affected.
However..
Percy1983
I quote like my Lenovo ideapad, I just did what I do with all manufacturer installed OS's, nuke and reinstall.
… Lenovo had two major spyware controversies: Superfish was software and the far more sinister one 'Lenovo Service Engine (LSE) a rootkit in the BIOS which a clean install would not solve.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/lenovo-rootkit-ensured-its-software-could-not-be-deleted/
kompukare
Vigil
Refreshed spyware too I hope; screw Lenovo.
It was only ever Lenovo's consumer stuff which had the spyware.
The business line ThinkPads were not affected.
However..
Percy1983
I quote like my Lenovo ideapad, I just did what I do with all manufacturer installed OS's, nuke and reinstall.
… Lenovo had two major spyware controversies: Superfish was software and the far more sinister one 'Lenovo Service Engine (LSE) a rootkit in the BIOS which a clean install would not solve.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/lenovo-rootkit-ensured-its-software-could-not-be-deleted/

Interesting stuff, as it is my model isn't affected hence I haven't had any issues but will say I bought without knowledge of these previous issues, if I did I would have still bought as its a great piece of kit and would have of course made sure I did the necessary to remove said features.
Percy1983
Interesting stuff, as it is my model isn't affected hence I haven't had any issues but will say I bought without knowledge of these previous issues, if I did I would have still bought as its a great piece of kit and would have of course made sure I did the necessary to remove said features.
Can't find it now, but I think there was at the very least a proof-of-concept about a rootkit being able to be flashed into a BIOS. I think one of the BIOS firms released a security update to prevent something like that but it's always possible some hackers will perfect something similar someday.