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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:56 am 
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Not sure if this is the right section but Lenovo is taking orders for the X1 Carbon now for shipping on 8-22.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/cont ... A2F965A301

I just ordered my maxed out X1 a few minutes ago.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:13 am 
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Yeah, but the morons that run the show at lenovo decided to only make 8GB of RAM available to the i5 CPU and not the i7. The i7 can only be ordered with 4GB of RAM.
I called to ask about this and they told me that they don't have any info on when or if it will be available.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:25 pm 
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it is unkind to call lenovo marketing "morons"..
they might well BE dumb or out of touch but morons..? i think not..

now, USUALLY such omissions are for very good reasons and if NOT they usually get corrected fairly quickly..

welcome to the forum.. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:28 pm 
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BillMorrow wrote:
it is unkind to call lenovo marketing "morons"..
they might well BE dumb or out of touch but morons..? i think not..

now, USUALLY such omissions are for very good reasons and if NOT they usually get corrected fairly quickly..

welcome to the forum.. :)



Well, I found on lenovo's forum that it is related to heat.
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-Th ... d-p/829183

I just did a google search to see the differences between the 2 CPU models.
http://compare-processors.com/core-i7-3 ... 427u/4969/

Other than just speed, they seem identical.

Actually, I have been a forum member for years, but I haven't visited in a while, and it seems like my account was cancelled.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:08 pm 
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NO accounts are deleted or deactivated except for very good cause, like spammers or very divisive members who would get a warning first..

please send me a PM with your old forum name and i'll find your account and get it going for you.. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:39 pm 
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Read this on Engadget today...
>>Again, there's a three-year warranty here, which is a nice bit of reassurance<<
Lenovo web site looks like a 1 year warranty??
Anyone know the true warranty??
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:15 pm 
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fjs08 wrote:
Read this on Engadget today...
>>Again, there's a three-year warranty here, which is a nice bit of reassurance<<
Lenovo web site looks like a 1 year warranty??
Anyone know the true warranty??


Different configurations carry different warranties. The "true warranty" is whatever the system comes with. For the CTO models that's whatever you configure at the time of purchase.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:25 am 
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[/quote]Actually, I have been a forum member for years, but I haven't visited in a while, and it seems like my account was cancelled.[/quote]

I can vouch that few if any accounts are cancelled as mine is still good and I have been a "bad boy" before! This place rocks when it comes down to patience!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:47 am 
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This may be a dumb question, but I noticed there is no camera for the X1. Does that mean I won't be able to Skype type stuff, or that I just won't be able to take pictures???
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There is a 720p webcam on all models.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:12 pm 
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ya see here, 1600x900 is not what i would choose if given a choice.. much better than 1600x800 but still i would want something like 1600x1200 or at least 1600 (or so) x 1050 (at least)..
SOOOO, given no choice except go or no go my choice is no go until a reasonably sized display is available..
and hopefully some sort of IPS (flexview) display at that..

but other than that it looks like a nice thinkpad and i'd sure like to play with one..

things being like they are that is unlikely until maybe, i hope, next year..

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BillMorrow wrote:
but other than that it looks like a nice thinkpad and i'd sure like to play with one..

Typing this from the X1 and it's quite nice.

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Are you going to do a review on the X1C?

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Yes, but I've got the HP Envy m6 in the queue first.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:53 am 
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Nice to see someone has the new X1

Which model? How is it handling thermal loads? Is it getting hot on the bottom?

For what I am going to use my X1 for, I think the i7 with 4gb ram will be more than capable. I am not a gamer but need a real laptop in the field that can do MS Office, AutoCad and PhotoShop. I have done this on much less powerful machines. I just can't see heat being to much of a problem as I will not be stressing the CPU. That and the SSD, the X1 should not have a heat problem.

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It's a review unit so the no model/machine type on the bottom. I think it's the base model. I haven't pushed it yet, so it's hard to say about the thermals, but like I said, I've got the HP to finish first before I can give it my full attention.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:55 am 
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Lenovo moved my shipping date again to 8-29-2012! This is the 3rd time which tells me that they are missing some parts as it could not be in production for over a week. Anyway we will hope it ships soon!

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