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ThinkPad X1, X230, X230t, T430, T430s, T530, W530, L430, L530 Official

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by Andrew Baxter, May 15, 2012.

  1. Andrew Baxter

    Andrew Baxter - Super Moderator

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    Lenovo is spilling the beans today on the new lineup, below is taken from the press release for today:

    I got a chance to see some of these new models, though I apologize did not get to use the new keyboard for enough time to really pass any judgment. I think the X1 is going to be pretty appealing, 1600 x 900 screen in a 14-inch form factor under 3lbs. Tasty.

    Lenovo Unveils new ThinkPad Lineup with Intel’s Ivy Bridge, new Keyboard Design
     
  2. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    The X1 Carbon looks interesting, especially if it's got a decent screen.
     
  3. Oscar590

    Oscar590 Notebook Enthusiast

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    X1 Carbon looks GORGEOUS
     
  4. Thors.Hammer

    Thors.Hammer Notebook Enthusiast

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  5. wild05kid05

    wild05kid05 Cook Free or Die

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    Only T430s(lim) gets Thunderbolt


    Sent from my wholly molly new iPad using Tapatalk
     
  6. Kaso

    Kaso Notebook Virtuoso

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    "The W530 will be a workstation style laptop, it will offer a Full HD IPS display..."

    Something to drool about.
     
  7. zhaos

    zhaos Notebook Consultant

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    I guess us ordinary users will have to put up with these changes.

    Print screen button where the menu key should be (I guess remapping is an annoying possibility)
    No back/forward navigation buttons.
    No grouping of the function buttons into fours.

    I'm starting to feel like these products are mere ordinary computers put into thinkpad costumes.

    I'm interested in knowing what discrete graphics they're putting in and the contrast ratios of the screens they're putting in.

    The IPS screen option is interesting. Hopefully upcoming windows 8 can handle wide-gamut monitors such that ordinary graphics don't appear supersaturated; otherwise the choice of a wide-gamut monitor will bring the same issues that come when one purchases a desktop wide-gamut LCD.

    I'm sorry to be so negative on a new product announcement, but the change in the keyboard layout is very disappointing.

    Well, I wasn't going to buy a new laptop anyway; I'm hoping this T400 can last a few more years.
     
  8. Jayayess1190

    Jayayess1190 Waiting on Intel Skylake

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    Jealous of the better cooling, backlit keyboard, and better audio (all the complaining worked!) of the X230. Is it thinner?
     
  9. Thors.Hammer

    Thors.Hammer Notebook Enthusiast

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  10. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    While IPS screens are great, I don't think you need something that great. I'd settle for something with a decent sweet sport like the Air.
     
  11. WyrmHF

    WyrmHF Notebook Consultant

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    Doesn't look so. The X1 model appears to have most of the improvements: 1600x900 screen, weight dropped from 3.7lbs to 3lbs, USB3, 0.7" thin, backlit keyboard, and fully charges in ~40min or so. Not bad at all.
     
  12. lead_org

    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    X1 Carbon is the T430u.
     
  13. WyrmHF

    WyrmHF Notebook Consultant

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    Are you sure it's not a typo? X1 was supposed to be 13.3" if I'm not mistaken.

    Edit: I see everyone reports 14", so it looks like a rebranded T430u indeed.
     
  14. Sypsy

    Sypsy Newbie

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    There are a ton of links in the other "Upcoming" thread posted by ALLurGroceries: http://forum.notebookreview.com/len...430-t430i-t530-t530i-w530-64.html#post8523809

    The one that was the most interesting was this:
    Lenovo Unveils 9 New ThinkPads, Complete With Ivy Bridge, HD+ Screens

    To quote: "1600 x 900 Screens: Though not all the notebooks will come standard with HD+ resolution screens, a Lenovo rep told us they will be optional upgrades on any L, T, and X series that don’t have them by default."

    Yes. This means the X230 should have an option to get a higher res screen :D

    Oh! And per the first link in the above post, it appears that the ThinkLight will remain in conjunction with the backlighting.

    Now the question is, should I buy an X220 now for cheap? Or buy an x230?
    If I bought an X220, I suppose I could pick up the X231(x240?) which may address certain issues with the x230....
     
  15. webdtc

    webdtc Notebook Deity

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    The X230 looks like everything I wished it would be if the screen resolution of 1600x900 is true. Faster, IPS screen and longer battery life... I wonder if it still has the old VGA port or if it got any slimmer?
     
  16. lead_org

    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    X230 looks like the X220 with a X1 keyboard.

    If you can get the X220 cheap, it is still a worthwhile purchase.
     
  17. grimace912

    grimace912 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Looks like Lenovo's product pages are down. Hopefully they're putting these up for sale tomorrow. Also, the main day of Accelerate is tomorrow. Hopefully we'll get gpu information and what not. :)
     
  18. lenardg

    lenardg Notebook Evangelist NBR Reviewer

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    On the X1 Carbon picture, there seems to be a gap between the F key groups (very nice for touch typing). However, the T, X and W keyboards don't seem to have this. Puzzled, why they would only put it onto the X1 Carbon?
     
  19. Thors.Hammer

    Thors.Hammer Notebook Enthusiast

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    The X1C keyboard has some subtle differences when compared to say the T430. Maybe Lenovo wanted to continue the premium Stradivarius design points for the top dog.
     
  20. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow Super Moderator

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    I'm raging at that X230, I probably won't trade up to it.
     

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