Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme (Second Edition)

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  1. jphughan

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    The only OLED panel is the 4K glossy touchscreen option. All of the other options are LCD, anti-glare, and non-touch. There are two FHD versions and one 4K version in that category.
     
  2. Richard Zheng

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    When can we get a damn 1080p Touch model? Also a 2 in 1 really wouldn’t kill them
     
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    I can see the sense of a touchscreen on a 2-in-1 (where 1080p touch is a fairly common offering in the industry), but out of curiosity what is the use case for a touchscreen on a traditional laptop? Both my personal and current work systems have them, but apart from enjoying the novelty factor early on, I have not used the touchscreens on either one. It's simply not ergonomically comfortable to suspend your arm in the air for prolonged periods to operate a touchscreen on a traditional laptop form factor display. I'd much prefer the functional advantage of a matte display myself. Then again, obviously people are finding uses for touchscreens even on traditional laptops given how prolific they've become, so I'm genuinely curious to know what people are doing with them.
     
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    Unfortunately, I am seriously effected by it.

    Having a hell of a time trying to find a current phone without PWM. Had to settle for an XR because of this...

    Left the MBP because of this issue as well. It’s not just oLED, other types of displays can have it too. All MBPs have had it since 2016.

    My X1 6th gen is an absolute dream in comparison.
     
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  5. Richard Zheng

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    Damn, that has gotta suck! Luckily you settles for the best smartphone LCD so it's not all bad news.
     
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    What about OLED burn-in concerns?
     
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    Personally I've never seen any sign of that and I've been using Samsung OLED tablets constantly for years. Perhaps a laptop might stay on one page image, like the home page, longer though. Does anyone get burn in anymore or is it a thing of the past?
     
  8. Richard Zheng

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    Meh. You can avoid burn in through many methods. Or you can just get the super long warranty and forget about any worries
     
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    Can anyone with this system check whether the HDMI and USB-C display outputs are wired to the Intel or NVIDIA GPU? That should be indicated in NVIDIA Control Panel under the PhysX Configuration section, which shows which displays are run by which GPU. It might only show display outputs that actually have an active display, though. I'm waiting for a system that supports DisplayPort 1.4 over USB-C, and I thought that meant I'd be waiting for the Intel 10th Gen CPUs with the new Gen 11 GPU, but it seems the 10th Gen H Series CPUs won't be getting the new Gen 11 GPU (or a 10nm process), and there's no indication when that will change. But if the NVIDIA GPU has direct control of the display outputs, I believe this system would already support DP 1.4, in which case I may as well stop waiting.

    It would also be handy to know whether this system has the new Titan Ridge Thunderbolt controller or the older Alpine Ridge, but I'm not sure how to find that out.
     
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    The HDMI and USB-C display outputs BOTH go through the dGPU, requiring it to be active.
     
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