ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) Owners Lounge

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  1. Anthony Accioly

    Anthony Accioly Notebook Consultant

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    Hi guys,

    Happy owner here.
    Starting this thread to discuss anything related with the 6th Gen X1 Carbon.
     
  2. Anthony Accioly

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    Guess I'll start with a request. If anyone knows an authorized shop in Glasgow able to change my keyboard to US ANSI without voiding my warranty please let me know (nice Scottish people please don't get mad at me. My problem is exclusively with ISO keyboards).
     
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  3. jefflackey

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    Thanks for starting this. Any idea on how to get discounts, and also are the three configurations they show on their site truly the only builds they will sell you? I want the 1080 screen (prefer battery life to higher resolution, and the 16 Gig RAM, 1 TB SSD, but they only have that in the higher res screen.
     
  4. Anthony Accioly

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    Hi @jefflackey, where are you buying it? Here in the UK you can customize your build: https://www3.lenovo.com/gb/en/laptops/thinkpad/x-series/ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-6th-Gen/p/22TP2TXX16G. If you really want the simple FHD screen just select the first model and upgrade memory / SSD (just keep in mind that the price will be almost the same as the WQHD HDR version).

    If you are in the US I'm not sure if / when Lenovo will allow you to customize your laptop. However you may find third party sellers that can do it for you. I've sent an email to @Ted@HIDevolution asking about the X1 Carbon but he hasn't replied to me yet. Maybe you should ask around in the forum (shouldn't be hard to find a sales rep for Lenovo in the US).

    About discounts: Lenovo just had a President's Day Sale. You may also want to ask your Employer if he has an agreement (or wants to make an agreement) with Lenovo. You can easily save 10% + with a business discount.
     
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    @Anthony Accioly thanks for the reply. Yes, buying in the U.S. - never thought of 3rd party sellers so good idea, I'll check with them.
     
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    You'd need an entirely new laptop to change the keyboard.

    What you can do is return it and buy a new one.

    To avoid restocking fee, you can pretend the laptop has multiple issues. But I believe in EU you don't have restocking fee.
     
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  9. Anthony Accioly

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    Are you sure? I'm just asking because I found hardware / service manuals for older generation machines with full instructions on how to replace the keyboard.

    Unfortunately Lenovo UK does not sell laptops with US / ANSI keyboards and third party sellers wouldn't accept my business discount :(.
     
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    The issue is that entire top panel has the keyboard layout cut into it.

    To replace the keyboard means to replace the bottom chassis (not the panel).
     
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