Thinkpad Carbon X1 Extreme (upcoming)

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  1. iMbaQ

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    It will be a decent machine for those looking for a 15"-class system, but if they want to be a true competitor to the XPS 15 / Precision 5520, they need to drop 2.5" drive support in lieu of stuffing the biggest battery possible in that machine. Those Dell models are currently the antithesis of the external + internal battery configuration, stuffing a 97 wHr battery in there when you equip them with an m.2-based SSD (if you opt for a 2.5" drive, you get a smaller battery, something like 56 wHr.)

    Meanwhile, between the W550s/P50s to the P51s/P52s form factor, the internal battery managed to shrink down from 42 wHr to 32-ish? Not great.

    Edit: While I'm complaining, here's also hoping that, if they elect to stuff 'full-wattage' parts in there, be it the Vega-integrated quad-cores, or the Coffee Lake 6-cores + a decent-wattage GPU, hopefully they opt for dual fans, and a reasonable layout of the components on the board to minimize how far the heat has to travel. My current P50s, even with only the 6500u, gets stupid-hot on the bottom after an extended productivity or gaming session. Looking at the design of the HSF, it seems the heat has to travel very far (half the width of the machine) to reach the fins/fan, meaning all the surfaces beneath the heatpipes inevitably get heat-soaked and hot-to-the-touch.
     
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    From some accounts, we are expecting two different laptops.

    One, called the X1 Extreme with (potentially) a KabyLakeG/Vega setup (and maybe other options?).

    Another, called the P1 with 1050ti-class GPU options (Quadro?).

    Neither will have a 7row KB.
     
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    Would you want a numpad?

    Trackpoint + Centered keyboard + No numpad nice for that airport/bus though..
     
  7. iMbaQ

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    The P1 is out so hopefully the X1 E is out with the Nvidia 10 series GPU's soon?
     
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    I wish they can make a GeForce thinkpad instead of Quadro. Don't wanna pay for the functions I don't need
     
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    Then X1E is for you:)
     
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    Too bad I already got P52
    Besides I wanna play VR, and obviously P2000 is still not enough
     
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