3rd Gen Yoga X1 available: No wwan configs?

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  1. J.Nerdy

    J.Nerdy Notebook Enthusiast

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    One of the big selling points is the LTE-A for my travel needs.

    None of the configurations mention it, but it is prominently featured in the splash page.

    Does anyone know the deal?

    Is WWAN available for the Yoga 3rd gen yet?

    Thanks
     
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    CTO options will be available in a few months I think. New releases will only offer preconfigured for a short while.
     
  3. J.Nerdy

    J.Nerdy Notebook Enthusiast

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    That's disappointing. This looks like a worthy upgrade, but, the lack of connectivity at launch is baffling. It is a business class machine after all?
     
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    I have a feeling Lenovo might be doing this because of Chinese New year, which will be celebrated next week. As always, this means that the factories shut down for a few days, which naturally delays things quite a bit. Preconfigured models can be produced faster, so they can concentrate supply on those for now.

    We might not see CTO models of the new ThinkPads in America until March.
     
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    J.Nerdy Notebook Enthusiast

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    Excellent point.

    All in right now with perks and discounts, can walk away for a fully loaded (sans LTE) for under $2500... tempted if the LTE-A addition won't be too difficult to perform. I believe it is an m.2 part.
     
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    incl epp?
     
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    J.Nerdy Notebook Enthusiast

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    No. But I have a corp plan through ST (and some additional coverage through our CC).

    $2500 is still steep...but for early adopters, there is always a price.

    You think CTO will really be Aprilish?
     
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    Hmm its not really early adoption because this is the third gen. Just curious why not go for the 1st or 2nd gen? They are much much cheaper. i actually have a 1st gen that I bought when the OLED screen options just came out and after taxes it was around $1800 cause I used the standard Lenovo discounts at the time. I can't believe its $2500 now, I mean I get the 8th gen CPU upgrade but the screen has been changed from OLED to Dolby Vision which may actually be a downgrade.
     
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    March maybe. Most Chinese factory have break around this time of year due to lunar new year.
     
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    @xitongzou early adopter on a refresh. But point taken. I would LOVE the OLED option... except, they are no longer offering the configuration AND it battery life is slaughtered on PCs with OLED because of the preponderance of WHITE (spreadsheets, Docs, powepoints, etc...). For TVs yeah, the inky blacks and general use of dark colors is a power boon (being off). But keeping individual OLEDS lit white comes at a power expense.

    Which brings me to your second point...8th gen Cores... are supposedly significantly more efficient providing much better battery consumption. That has real value to me.

    @Mobius 1 : do you think that a refresh this year could see Vega chips rolled out. The package size is different, and, mainboard would have to be modified.
     
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