Thinkpad X1 Carbon 7th Generation first look

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  1. hendra

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    Whiskey lake. Disappointing. Looks like Lenovo is pushing the thinness again. That's what happens when the T series is needlessly being pushed to become more like the X1 Carbon. The X1 Carbon itself has to get even thinner - with all the compromises of that pursuit.
     
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    Nice first look but pretty scant on any actual user feedback. The new BIOS setup is a pretty big change. I can't remember my Lenovo forum credentials or I'd ask a bunch of questions over there about throttling, temps, and benchmark performance.
     
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    But at least they addressed the anemic audio problem from the previous generation. The reviewer said the audio is much better.
     
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    Will Lenovo UK & other countries start selling the X1C7 at the same time as the Lenovo US store?
    Cheers.
     
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    The more i read as i struggle to decide between the 3 screens, the more i realize that i know so little regarding Windows 10's scaling capabilities or lack of.

    With so many UHD and WQHD units of X1C sold (as well as many other models from various manufacturers), why would all these people be buying these resolutions at a merely 14" screen size IF they are unable to use it without issues?

    i just don't understand and can't figure out if the UHD or the WQHD might give me issues or not?

    look forward to learning more here. thank you in advance.
     
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    Just spent 1 1/2 hours at Bestbuy. They had:


    - Yoga FHD 13.9",


    - Yoga UHD 13.9", and a


    - Microsoft Surface Laptop WQHD (almost identical to WQHD but not exactly the number of pixels).


    Comparisons:


    FHD and WQHD have fuzzy letters, not jagged, i.e. not pixelated, but has gray cotton fuzz around all the letters. Useable, of course, but not great. Akin to my current X1C1's 1600x900.


    WQHD is almost identical to the FHD (both Yogas 13.9") prior to ClearType adjustments. After ClearType adjustments, the WQHD is barely perceptibly better - but by merely a hair. I'd say that after ClearType, one would be hard pressed to tell them apart, but slightly perceptible. Sadly, WQHD is essentially the same as the FHD in practical terms.


    The UHD is an entirely different animal: it's like someone scrubbed your eyeballs and it is crystal clear, no visible fuzziness around the letters at all. Furthermore, the plain white parts of websites of the UHD is a very different white from that of the FHD and WQHD: the FHD/WQHD is a much bluer white. The UHD appears to be more white. Of course, this likely as to do with settings and color gamut adjustments, not to be taken seriously with this cursory viewing.


    I am stunned by how inadequate the FHD/WQHD appeared to my eyes, and how crispy clear the UHD was.


    fyi: my day-to-day desktop is a 42" 4K monitor (not a TV), and my infrequently used laptop is the X1C1 at 1600x900.
     
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    Finally, a video review of X1 Carbon 7th generation.



    Vast improvement in the screen and audio department.
     
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