ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) Owners Lounge

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  1. Anthony Accioly

    Anthony Accioly Notebook Consultant

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    No, X1C has an Intel iGPU only. If you are looking for a "similar" model with a dGPU check out the new X1 Extreme (you can order it with a 1050ti).
     
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    Hey wondering if you could help me. Moved from a mbpr 2013 13” and could never fault that machine. Upgraded to an x1c6 with FHD and for obvious reasons wasnt pleased with the display.

    So now ive got an hdr model and out of the box it looked very red. I updated the drivers until a colour setting option was available on the desktop which allows switching from native to standard. Standard looks dull but no red, red looks good but.. red.

    Is this as good as this display gets? Anyway I can make it most similar to my 2013 mbpr?

    Thx
     
  3. Anthony Accioly

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    Hey there, if I understand your question correctly it looks like you want a custom colour profile. You can try using one available from the Internet, potentially tweaking some options (have a look at: https://amp.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/8fy0zw/x1_carbon_6th_generation_hdr_screen_red_bias_and/ as well at the Lenovo Forums). If that's not enough you can try to calibrate the display by yourself; you can either trust in your eyes / colour taste or invest in a monitor calibrator tool such as Datacolor Spyder or X-rite ColorMunki.

    Personally I'm ok with the overly saturated red on Windows for the small amount of time that I use it. In openSUSE colours were just right out of the box so I never spend much time tweaking it.

    Cheers,
     
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    Thanks for that pal. I did look at the reddit, theres also the color management settings. I tried adding the custom profile but it didnt change anything. Maybe its clashing with the other colour settings.

    Either way is the 2013 retina mb panel “better” at all?
     
  5. Anthony Accioly

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    It is hard to quantify "better". Apple displays are known to be very good and most often than not set the standards for everything else. MacOS does a better job with its "scaling" support when compared to Windows; a must for HiDPI displays.

    The ThinkPad HDR screen is also known to be one of the best in the market. Pros: it actually tops the MBP Retina Screen in brigthness levels and colour gamut; it has Dolby Vision support and is very energy efficient. Cons: It is certainly more reflective than the MPB screen; Windows 10 colour profile is certainly biased towards red and Lenovo is actually "faking" HDR with a 8-bit display.

    Otherwise I think that colour perception is a very personal thing. I'm also not a designer or specialist by any means, so don't take my word for it, however I do think that you will manage to tweak the display more to your liking.
     
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    Yes indeed i do like it otherwise. Do you face issues with noticeable ghosting? I don’t know if its poor refresh rate or stuttering during scrolling on chrome.
     
  7. Anthony Accioly

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    There are certainly reports across the forums. I haven't noticed much of anything on Linux. Although I mainly use my other computer (G-Sync 120hz 1080P screen) for gaming and fast-paced stuff.
     
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    Oh ok. I’m looking to replace my mb with this entirely. I don’t use monitors/desktops so would be my main driver. Hopefully I can get used to the display before the return end, otherwise the laptop is top.
     
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    Thank you for your comments. Googled and found some comments from other Thinkpad owner's about that FHD displays that got replaced might get same issue in a short time. Since the spot it self and its location is not really significant for me, I would leave it as is for now.

    W10 LTSB Enterprise AFAIK doesn't have any other version, except 1607 and will be upgraded to LTSC next year. It works perfectly after complete firewall reconfiguration (all default rules were deleted and firewall is in "disabled by default" mode except specific rules enabled via Windows Firewall Control) and turning off telemetry, updates and many other services that I do not need.

    I also solved S3 sleep issue, actually the solution is to upgrade to BIOS 1.30 and change "Sleep State" under Config -> Power section of BIOS into a "Linux". After that drain over the might is about 1-2%, which is totally okay for me!
     
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