ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) Owners Lounge

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by Anthony Accioly, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. Mobius 1

    Mobius 1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Don't forget the meme

     
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    The LG doesn't seem like it would fit the Carbon, it was compatible for my E7450.

    I can't believe how lightweight and small the carbon is. I love the feel and everything is awesome. I did get the crappy BOE display and I have an open ticket with Lenovo to get it replaced, let's see how it goes.

    Hah!
     
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    aliv Notebook Enthusiast

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    Could anyone please recommend "USB-C to DisplayPort" or "USB-C to HDMI" cable to use with one external DELL monitor?
    Found 4 options for "USB-C to DisplayPort" on Amazon: Choetech, Plugable, Uni and Cable Matters.
    Now looking for options of "USB-C to HDMI".
    BTW - which one is better? USB-C to DisplayPort or to HDMI?

    I also need this cable to work with Dell XPS 13 (another laptop in the family).
    Which seems is not a problem for "USB-C to DisplayPort" from Plugable and Cable Matters (according to reviews).

    Thanks!
     
  4. grenadier

    grenadier Notebook Enthusiast

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    Having a lots of trouble with graphics drivers for my t480s and saw that X1 C6 is on the same Intel driver release - 24.20.100.6223

    Is anyone with the X1 C6 having display freezing / stuttering issues that require CTRL+WIN+SHIFT+B or a sleep / wake cycle to fix?
     
  5. Tweak155

    Tweak155 Notebook Evangelist

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    How did this work out?
     
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    powerslave12r Notebook Evangelist

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    Favorably overall.

    The service was pretty open to provide the substitute part.

    Thanks @Mobius 1 for the help.
     
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  7. Even

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    If these are the only issues with X1 carbon, then it looks like a pretty good buy
     
  8. Anthony Accioly

    Anthony Accioly Notebook Consultant

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    As an owner I agree with you. The sleep problem is gone thanks to the "Linux Mode" added to the BIOS. Ditto about energy settings.

    The most "annoying" unsolved problem is the CPU throttling. However, there is a workaround in place for Linux users (https://github.com/erpalma/throttled/blob/master/README.md). The I7-8650u is now trading punches with an 7700hq. Very impressive for a 15W CPU.

    Overall, while it has not been exactly smooth sailing for early adopters, I'm very happy with the X1C.
     
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    is this mode available for windows users?
     
  10. Anthony Accioly

    Anthony Accioly Notebook Consultant

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    Yes. It is an option in the BIOS to enable S3 state. Lenovo calls it "Linux Mode" to discourage Windows users from giving up on modern standby. Just make sure to update your BIOS / drivers, etc with the Vantage Tool.

    https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkP...Gen-Battery-drain-in-sleep/m-p/4198428#M90070

    To be fair it seems that things are getting better with Modern Standby. However, even if I was using Windows consistently, I would prefer limiting battery drain to ~1% per night over a ~2 seconds boost to wake-up.

    Maybe I'm getting old, but I don't see the point of Modern Sleep. I don't need my Laptop to download emails / IM messages and Windows Updates while it is on standby. Neither do I want it to be connected and potentially vulnerable while I'm off. Maybe I'm wasting precious seconds of my life, however the trade-off just isn't worth it.
     
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