HP Spectre x360 13/15t vs Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Dr. AMK, Jun 20, 2018.

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Which laptop do you recommend?

  1. ThnkPad X1 Carbon

    71.4%
  2. HP Spectre x360

    14.3%
  3. ThnkPad X1 Yuga

    14.3%
  1. kojack

    kojack Notebook Deity

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    Can't go wrong with either of them actually. Pick which one your heart likes best!
     
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  2. 9ac3

    9ac3 Notebook Consultant

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    Btw have you considered T480 or T480s? If you want future upgrades like adding more RAM then T480 would be a good choice by looking at your budget. You can also add one slot of RAM in T480s (the other slot is soldered onto the motherboard). With X1 Carbon you won't be able to upgrade your RAM and also it's more expensive than the two (but the lightest).
     
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  3. Dr. AMK

    Dr. AMK The Strategist

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    Yes, the T480/580 is a good choice as well, but as per some members advice not to go with those model coz of the CPU throttling issues.
     
  4. 9ac3

    9ac3 Notebook Consultant

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    That is indeed unfortunate. However, Notebookcheck mentions that a BIOS update to version 1.1 will get rid of the throttling issue in T480: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T480-i7-8550U-MX150-FHD-Laptop-Review.293682.0.html.

    @Mobius 1 Will a BIOS update solve the throttling issue in T480/T480s as claimed in the Notebookcheck review?
     
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  5. Mobius 1

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    There's actually conflicting reports that newer bios actually cause more power limit throttling rather than fix it.
     
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