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. Certain donations are also helpful as I cannot purchase everything I’d like to or viewers would like me to film. 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

Jan
16

Lenovo provides two new e-ink devices at CES 2023

As many of you will know if you follow me on Twitter, I am a huge fan of e-ink displays and technology. There are huge savings in terms of battery life running these panels and their readability in intense sunlight is well known. At CES 2023, Lenovo showcased two devices sporting the technology. This is […]

Jan
08

Choosing Between: The Yoga Book 9i vs the ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 Gen 1

Foldables and Dual Screens CES 2023 saw the introduction of the Lenovo Yoga Book 9i which has got a lot of people talking. There is clear DNA being shared between it and the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold 16 Gen 1. In fact, one of the patents that I thought would end up belonging to the […]

Jan
05

Thoughts on the ThinkPhone

Motorola, who has been owned by Lenovo for quite a while now, announced the ThinkPhone at CES 2023 and while it has garnered a lot of excitement, it is specifically targeted at corporate customers and Motorola has no plains to sell it to general consumers. This might potentially make it hard for the average person […]

Dec
31

2022: A Year In Review

2022 has been a very busy year for the channel with nearly 100 videos published. This year saw the beginning of many new projects, some that I have yet to announce and the continuation and expansion of others. To help celebrate, here are my Top Picks for each month of 2022. January 2022 The year […]

Oct
22

The ThinkPads that weren’t Black

ThinkPad enthusiasts will likely know that at the very beginning of the history of ThinkPad, black was not the only colour used for these iconic machines. As hard as it might be to believe there do exist Beige/Pebble Gray ThinkPads, it is a strange sight to behold. You can tell by looking at it that […]

Oct
18

Lenovo introduces rolling screens, could they beat foldables?

Lenovo Tech World 2022 opened today with a flurry of announcements, keynotes and teasers. One of which that caught my eye is the rolling screen technology seen in the short YouTube video below: Besides looking cool, the practical applications this has for phones and mobile devices intrigue me. This is actually because I’m not entirely […]

Oct
02

Lenovo exploring more new modular components for laptops

While I was hunting around for new and interesting patents, I of course found the dual screen patent I posted earlier. This was exciting since it could mark the return of the style of laptop we haven’t seen since the W700ds and W701ds. It could also mark a departure from an over-focus on thin and […]

Oct
02

The Return of the Pull Out Screen (The W701ds Lives Again?)

The ThinkPad with two screens might live again in the discovery of a new patent application for a dual-screen laptop. The ThinkPad W700DS and W701DS are insane systems to behold for two reasons: They are one of the largest, working production ThinkPads out there. They have a pull-out screen for extra productivity. You can see […]