Thinkpad T480s Owner's Lounge

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    JimF Notebook Enthusiast

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    My T480s is an i7 8650 with FHD (1920x1080) multi-touch with the anti-glare screen, 512 SSD PCIe-NVME opal 2.0 M2, integrated Intel UHD graphics, 720HD Camera with ThinkShutter, fingerprint reader, backlit keyboard, and Intel Dual Band 8265 wireless AC (2x2) with Bluetooth 4.1 and VPro.

    This machine is very solidly built and has not had any heat issues. Ran 7 tabs open in Edge plus two Youtube videos all at the same time.
     
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    Here is a snapshot of my CrystalDiskInfo test
     

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    Try running OCCT with power limits unlocked and you'll find thermal problems almost straightaway.
     
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    I am not familiar with OCCT or how to unlock, so I will not try to bring on thermal problems. I am very happy with how the laptop has performed so far.
     
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    How are you finding it now? Any coil whine or heat issues?
     
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    100% heat issue and you will not be able to use the CPU's max speed
     
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    Just received a T480s with i5-8350, WQHD, 24GB RAM, 128 SATA (upgraded to 970 EVO), and mx150. Switched from the X1 Carbon 5th gen.

    My initial takeaway is that you get a ton of extra flexibility over the X1 Carbon for similar money - 1x SO-DIMM slot, dGPU, smart card, full size SD, and significantly beefier dual heatpipe cooling. There are very slight downgrades in external materials / trackpad quality and a 220g weight bump, but these are a more than acceptable trade-off.

    Definitely happy with this system so far!
     
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    and 2x thunderbolt on the t480/s instead of 4x on the carbon series
     
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    Good point about the 2x TB on the t480s.

    I'm a bit surprised there isn't more activity in this thread since the X1CX threads here are so popular... am I missing something that makes the X1C6 more desirable for so many people?
     
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    flagship thin device
     
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