EXPLORING AND CELEBRATING DESIGN

ABOUT THE CHANNEL

Ever since I was little I’ve taken things apart. I didn’t always know how to put them back together, but I wanted to understand how they worked. Between this and a passion for technology, I am on a journey to understand our technology, computers and specifically laptops are changing and evolving.

Laptop Retrospective was a personal project that started in 2017 to explore these questions through the creation of a YouTube channel. Since starting the channel, I’ve had the opportunity to disassemble and examine nearly one hundred laptops and other technology, reviewing several other technology-related products. I’ve also had the chance to interview many key figures in the mobile computing and design industry. The journey continues!

 

 

WHAT I DO

Laptop Retrospective exists to:


DISCUSS

Discuss specific machines, devices and systems that I have had the opportunity to use.

EXPLORE

Explore past, present and future trends in the laptop, computer and tech industry.

SUGGEST

Provide suggestions and recommendations where possible.

CELEBRATE

Celebrate, critique and review technology.

SHARE

Interview the movers and shakers of the mobile computing world, past and present.

HOW TO HELP

Laptop Retrospective wasn’t created to make a profit. However, funds that are collected through commissions and ad revenue on YouTube go back into the channel. They help me upkeep filming equipment and occasionally buy items that I would like to use and share with you, the audience.

The best ways currently to support the channel are subscribing, liking and sharing the videos with people that will find them helpful. I’m always exploring new ideas on how to grow the channel and if you have an idea you’d like to share, you can always contact me via Twitter, the Contact Form, or of course, the YouTube comments on a video.

Lastly, if you have stories to share, I’d love to hear more so do not be afraid to reach out using the above methods.

RECENT ARTICLES

Mar
31

Hardened ThinkPad Concept

This post is a short accompanying piece to the recent video I released on the channel In that video, David Hill shared with me the design concept that Richard Sapper put together to create a rugged or hardened ThinkPad. ThinkPads were already known for being more durable than the competition, but what if that was […]

Feb
21

Market Share and Repairables (Guest Writer)

Chris Harjadi is a sophomore student studying cognitive science. The focus of his studies includes how computer science and psychology connect via virtual reality/”metaverse” applications, as well as learning about the philosophy and linguistics of computer systems. In the article below, Chris shares his thoughts on the relationship between making computers intuitive to use, thinness […]

Jan
08

The Pentaform Abacus Basic: The C64/ZX Spectrum of the next Age

With the Commodore 64 turning 40 years old this year, this company couldn’t have announced their product at a more appropriate time or venue as the C64 was also announced at CES. I’m talking about the Pentaform Abacus Basic, which is their answer to the question of how to give even more people access to […]

Jan
06

ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold: Is Bigger Better?

While I’ve never personally experienced a folding screen device yet, the behemoth 17″ ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold gives me pause. When it is folded up, it is essentially the size of a 12″ laptop and that to me is very close to the perfect size for me. But a device that folds out entirely to […]

Jan
05

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10: Still the Gold Standard

In a not at all surprising twist, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is getting another round of updates that should keep it the king of the pack in terms of ultraportable. Some  notable updates to this generation of X1 Carbon include: Up to 12th generation Intel® Core™ i7 vPro® U and P Series processors, up to […]

Jan
05

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 2: Fine Tuning

Lenovo has announced the next generation of ThinkPad X1 Nano with some tasteful updates: Intel vPro® with 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors up to 32GB LPDDR5 memory a larger capacity 49.6 Whr battery Up to Windows 11 Pro, Fedora, and Ubuntu Linux FHD webcam now standard Up to 2TB PCIe SSD Intel® Wi-Fi 6E […]

Jan
04

Lenovo brings ThinkPad Z series back at CES 2022, a ThinkPad for everyone?

Lenovo is bringing back the ThinkPad Z series this year at CES 2022. Back in the day, the ThinkPad Z series was the first of the ThinkPad line to use the 16:10 screen which was adopted on every other line afterwards. It was also the first time a ThinkPad featured the use of titanium. If […]

Jan
02

Prototypes of the TrackPoint Mouse,Dual TrackPoint Keyboard and other Cool TrackPoint Stuff

The TrackPoint is a polarizing way to interact with your computer. You either love it or hate it. Several journalists and technology writers have said that it seems out of place on a modern computer with TrackPads now being the norm. However, the TrackPad is not always as useful as the TrackPoint, especially in certain […]