Thinkpad Carbon X1 Extreme (upcoming)

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  1. leindurstit

    leindurstit Notebook Guru

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    There seem to be two different FHD panels you can end up with, Innolux (like I have and what is measured in that P52,) and BOE Hydis. Could be that one is better than the other, possibly closing that brightness gap, and perhaps getting even closer to 100% SRGB. For my use cases the brightness of this panel is fine, and it has a very nice black level.

    Speaking of trackpoint, it is definitely different than those I've used in the past. It feels shorter than the P50s trackpoint, but it still has a decent range of input to it. Has a different-feeling acceleration curve to it. Not worse, just takes some getting used to. It does not have the awful stiffness that a T460s that I tried had, so that is good. It's no X220, but then nothing ever will be again.
     
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  3. ThatOldGuy

    ThatOldGuy Notebook Virtuoso

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    Exactly. The only reason in my opinion to get the X1E over the XPS 15, Gigabyte Aero 15, or HP equivalent is the 4K HDR Dolby Vision, 100% sRGB and 88% AdbobeRGB, 8+2 Bit, 400 cd/m² screen. There is nothing else that completely sets it apart from its competitors that are considerably less expensive
     
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  4. vs40

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    But it will be fake HDR.
    For real HDR you need true 10Bit panel with 1000 cd/m² peak brightness and multi-zone backlight.
    You can get regular 4K with 100% sRGB and 400 cd/m² in XPS 15 for noticeably less money.

    Personally, I like X1E for dual m.2 slots, extra TB3 port and normal camera placement in comparison to XPS 15, but price gap is almost 1000€, at least in Germany.
     
  5. ike2k

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    This is what has me interested is the dual m.2. Up to twice as much storage as XPS 15. For a media / content creator, that's huge, not having to lug around an external all the time.
     
  6. Nyek

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    Not only more storage, maybe RAID 0 speeds.
     
  7. ike2k

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    Totally forgot about that, too.


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  8. kirth

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    Anyone who already owns this laptop has tested it with Linux? Any major issue? Thanks
     
  9. B'midbar

    B'midbar Notebook Evangelist

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    Guesstimates as to what discounts may look like three months out?
     
  10. ibmthink

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    I think there are a few things:

    - 2x 2280 M.2, allowing for bigger storage capacity + RAID

    - Important features for Enterprise users: Native Ethernet (via Adapter) + Smartcard reader

    - ThinkPad keyboard / TrackPoint

    - 4K screen has a digitizer for a Wacom Pen

    - Lighter than the Dell XPS 15 or HP EliteBook 1050 G1

    Whether you need or want any of those things entirely depends on your use-case, as always.
     
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