ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) Owners Lounge

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  1. Mobius 1

    Mobius 1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I'm using the desktop version, is there discord on UWP?
     
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    Just got my X1 Carbon! It is SO small and light compared to this Alienware M17x! Still in process of moving my apps and files to it, so I'll post my perceptions in a few days.

    However, I asked Lenovo what I needed for an Ethernet jack and they sent me this adapter. Looks fine on the RJ-45 side, but this end doesn't seem to fit anything on the laptop?

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    Welcome to the team. I hope that you enjoy your new machind.

    The adapter fits into the proprietary port just next to the USB-C / Thunderbolt port.
     
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    Except it doesn't fit! This is that port:

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    And the connector I posted doesn't fit, unless there's something I need to do with the port. As you can see, the connecter has a rounded edge on one side that makes it wider than the female part of the port. I'd love to find out I'm missing something but simply trying to push it in doesn't work because it is wider than the shiny metal port. Is there something behind that plastic tab on the right side of the port?

    Thanks
     
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    Was using browser version
     
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    Haha, that is actually a little cap on the port on the right. Use your fingernail to take it off. I didn't realize it until I saw it removed, either. :p
     
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    maybe that is more power efficient, can't tell
     
  8. jefflackey

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    Aha! That is it! Took that cap off and it fits. Why does the USB-C port for that port have a gap on the left side that the one next to it does not have? That little "hole" to the left?

    Thanks!
     
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    Question on the mousepad: on my Alienware it uses a Synaptic driver, which has a nice "momentum" option. This lets the pointer glide across the screen. I don't see this option with the X1C - is it available somewhere?
     
  10. Anthony Accioly

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    This whole port combo is there so that you can connect your X1C to Lenovo's newest super duper mechanical docking station. My guess is that most customers will buy a cheap TB3 dock instead (and I think that most businesses will do the same). However, I'm glad that there's still a cheap adaptor to plug an etherneet cable.
     
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