Thinkpad Carbon X1 Extreme (upcoming)

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  1. Nyek

    Nyek Notebook Enthusiast

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    + Battery life :)
     
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  2. werewolf

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    The Lenovo salesman lowered the price again. How does it look?



    Your Lenovo Quote



    Thu Nov 15 2018
    09:16 EST
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    Sun Nov 18 2018
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    Here is what you requested

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    ● 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8850H vPro 6 Core Processor (2.60GHz, up to 4.30GHz with Turbo Boost, 9MB Cache)
    ● Windows 10 Pro 64
    ● Windows 10 Pro 64 English
    ● 15.6” 4K UHD HDR (3840 x 2160) IPS multi-touch, anti-reflective / anti-smudge, 400 nits
    ● 32 GB (16GB + 16GB) DDR4 2666MHz
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    ● 135W AC Adapter
    ● Intel 9560 802.11AC vPro (2 x 2) & Bluetooth 5.0
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    ● vPro Certified
    ● Publication - English
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  3. B'midbar

    B'midbar Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm on VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.4 and run RHEL 6.x, RHEL 7.5, Windows 7 Pro, Windows 2008 Pro and Windows 2012 Pro VMs with middleware and DB installed in the VMs. My external monitor is a 3840x1600 Dell U3818DW 38" monitor and I run PBP with a client's ThinkPad T470. Their machine occupies the right half of the screen, mine the left. I run the Dell for both the client and my own machine at 150% scaling, the X1C at 300%. Scaling in the VMs I run at 200% and if I move a VM back and forth between my machine and the Dell no problems.

    On the client T470 I RDP into Win2012 servers and I have no problems with scaling there either. Going to be re-installing TightVNC here shortly for another use case and if I run into any heartburn there I'll follow up and let you know.

    Battery life, as others have alluded to following your inquiry, I'm plugged in 95% of the time.
     
  4. werewolf

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    But all those docks get a lot of bad reviews on Amazon.
     
  5. jphughan

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    Thunderbolt docks spent a LOT of time being a huge pain. It took more than a year of several system BIOS updates, system TB3 controller firmware updates, driver updates, and dock firmware updates before things started to stabilize. Even the Dell TB16 was a replacement for their original TB15 dock that they ended up completely recalling due to widespread hardware problems. The situation is quite a bit better now, but the justifiably bad reviews from the early days are still there.
     
  6. werewolf

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    Unfortunately, though, JP, the bad reviews are not just from the early days. You can look at the am. reviews in chronological order and the 1 star "it is junk" reviews are coming in as much as ever. I'll just hold off on a dock for now.
     
  7. jphughan

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    Fair enough. In my experience with the TB16 on recently updated systems and docks, I haven't had any issues, and I admittedly hadn't looked at reviews recently because I've already got my own experience to go on, but of course mine is just one of many. For what it's worth, Lenovo's new TB3 Workstation Dock and the new Thunderbolt 3 Dock Gen 2, the latter of which appears to be the same as the former except that it comes with a regular TB3 cable and doesn't come with the second AC adapter, both seem to use the new Intel Titan Ridge TB3 chipset since they're apparently compatible with regular USB-C systems, albeit with reduced functionality. So maybe those will be better?
     
  8. werewolf

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    Most but not all of the latest reviews for the Thun 3 dock Gen 2 are very good. Why is it most of the reviewers are using it on Macbooks?
     
  9. jphughan

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    Where are you seeing reviews for the Gen 2 version? I can’t even find a Lenovo product page for it. The only reference to it I’ve found has been in the documentation for the TB3 Workstation Dock since they share an owner’s manual.
     
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