ThinkPad X1 Carbon (3rd Gen.) Broadwell

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  1. BinkNR

    BinkNR Knock off all that evil

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    red grenadine Notebook Geek

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    You guys think the 2560 x 1440 (non-touch) upgrade would be worthwhile? Or would it be overkill on Windows 8.1? What impact would it have on battery life you think?

    Non-touch
    - 14.0" FHD TN (1920 x x1080) - 300nit
    - 14.0" WQHD IPS (2560 x 1440) - 300nit
     
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    droyder Notebook Evangelist

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    Personally, I would get the 1440p since it's IPS and Windows 10 will be out soon. Batterly life vs. the 1080p would likely be a bit less (but probably not significant) since it'd be pushing more pixels.
     
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    red grenadine Notebook Geek

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    Does Windows 10 suddenly do better with DPI scaling, etc? I've read that anything above FHD is sort of a nightmare due to Windows quirks.

    Main issue I have is that I'd want a Thinkvision monitor with a matching resolution with the laptop and there are no 1440p Thinkvision displays.

    I have my eye on this and it's unfortunately just 1080p
    Lenovo ThinkVision X24 Full HD display loses the border - SlashGear

    Whereas this Pro2840m is 3840x2160 (and also seems to have refresh issues from searching lenovo forums)
    ThinkVision Pro2840m 28-inch 4Kx2K LED Backlit LCD Monitor with Speaker | 60B4RAR6US | Lenovo | US

    I'm a big fan of higher resolution (and IPS!) otherwise and wouldn't hesitate to get the upgrade if there is no dramatic battery impact and the above two points are solved
     
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    BinkNR Knock off all that evil

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    The Technical Preview I tried didn’t, but they’re supposed to make this better. That said, you’ll likely find that while the OS deals with this better, third-party programs not updated for high DPI displays do not.
     
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    Jacks0n Notebook Enthusiast

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    TN panel?! Unbelievable :mad:
     
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    tes5884 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Anyone ordered one yet? I'm about to press the button...
     
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    s0dhi Notebook Consultant

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    I just did an online configuration and it came to just over $3000 CDN. (non-touch QHD, i7, 500GB PCIe)

    Hmmm... going to have to wait a bit and see if pricing settles down.
     
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    tes5884 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yeah, it's in my cart now, really pricey. But I think I'm going to go for it.

    In chat now with a sales rep, asked for a ecoupon, let's see if I get it.
     
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