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ThinkPad X220 (i/T) Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by Jayayess1190, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. stevod

    stevod Notebook Evangelist

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    ^I posted my WEI a page or two ago:


    WEI is (i7, 8GB HyperX 1866, Intel 320 SSD):

    Processor 7.1
    Memory 7.6
    Graphics 6.4
    Gaming 6.4
    HDD 7.7


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  2. noshortcuts

    noshortcuts Notebook Enthusiast

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    What software do you use to get your benchmarks? Thanks.
     
  3. zaharia

    zaharia Newbie

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    Just as a point to compare if anyone is interested, my X220 has an I5 with
    a factory Samsung SSD and the same HyperX memory and my WEI is .2 less on Processor speed, .1 less on Memory speed and .1 less on HD speed than the I7 X220 quoted below. (complete WEI in my signature)

     
  4. GomJabbar

    GomJabbar Notebook Consultant

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    The WEI is the "Windows Experience Index" and is a feature of Windows Vista and Windows 7.

    What is the Windows Experience Index?
     
  5. noshortcuts

    noshortcuts Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks. I just installed 8gb of Kingston1866 on my i5-2540 with 320gb hard drive. I expected more of a graphics boost? Here's the change:

    Processor: 7.1 - 7.1
    RAM: 5.5 - 7.6
    Graphics: 4.6 - 5.3
    Gaming: 6.1 - 6.2
    Hard Disk: 5.9 - 5.9
     
  6. Thermite Paste

    Thermite Paste Newbie

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    I just got mine the other day and loving it so far... but does anyone else have a problem with the plastic nubs on the screen hitting the plastic under the trackpad? This is what it looks like, there are two more similar marks:

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  7. noshortcuts

    noshortcuts Notebook Enthusiast

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    Uh, no. That's just weird. I don't get how the little nubs could make a dent in the hard plastic shell like that. Not even if you are slamming it shut.
     
  8. Thermite Paste

    Thermite Paste Newbie

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    That's why it bothers me, since I'm usually very careful with my electronics. The only possibility I can think of is that I've had it in a messenger bag today, and the motion of me walking may have pushed it together, but it still seems like the plastic is very soft for this to happen from that.
     
  9. stevod

    stevod Notebook Evangelist

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    Seems consistent. Overall it's a pretty amazing performance for an ultraportable I think. Feels very snappy in day-to-day use so far too. Very pleased.

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  10. floz23

    floz23 Notebook Evangelist

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    I have the same issue. It doesn't bother me though.
     
  11. note2know

    note2know Notebook Guru

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    Should you update your drivers and OS first and then do the rcovery disks or should you do the recovery disks as soon as you turn on the laptop for the first time?
     
  12. michaelkingdom

    michaelkingdom Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have had a very interesting relationship with my X220 over the last week. I received it about a week ago and I was totally bowled over by the screen. Really nice. Then the trackpad became an issue. I realized I could not really use it smoothly. I installed the newest Synaptics drivers and it got better. Not great but better. Problem is, my X220 is cursed with the fan whine. Looking at the Lenovo forums, some people have been sending in their X220 for whine and have been getting them back still whining. Ultimately, that is too much of a risk for me. Between the odd trackpad and fan whine, I am jumping ship. Other than those, it is a fantastic machine. I love the design, the viewing angles, the keyboard is a dream, the dedicated vol. and mute speakers are crisp, it has every port except HDMI, battery was pretty good on 6 cell, chassis feels invincible yet light. It is a beauty except for the trackpad and the fan. In my opinion, if you don't mind the noise or get one w/o the noise and you don't use the trackpad then it is 5 star.
     
  13. noshortcuts

    noshortcuts Notebook Enthusiast

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    Mine has no noise but I'm definitely still getting used to the trackpad (1st week). First I thought it was unusable but now I'm toying with getting used to it. I dont' think an additional mouse is a very good alternative for an ultra portable.
    For me it doesn't make sense to carry around a small laptop and an additional mouse? Anyway, between the trackpad and trackpoint, I hope practice will help me find how to navigate effectively - and hope it just takes getting used to.
     
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    randfee Notebook Consultant

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    Hi, I have a question regarding Toshiba 1,8" SSDs that Lenovo sells/sold. Does anybody have one and/or could provide me with benchmarks?

    Why am I asking this: My company uses Safeboot (McAfee Endpoint Encryption) with all laptops. What I want to know is the performance impact of it!
    These numbers were taken on an X201 i7 with such an 1.8" SSD in a 2,5" adapter on Win7 using Safeboot (McAfee EE with a 256bit AES - FIPS, not AES-NI) CPU utalization wasn't limiting during the tests.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Either these Toshiba SSDs are VERY slow compared to others or safeboot just cripples the performance here!
    Can anybody put these numbers into perspective? Can't find much about them.
    In order to get a higher performance I ordered me an Intel 320 with hardware AES. I want to be able to provide my IT department with some hard facts (numbers) in order to convince them to let me use hardware encryption over McAfee EE. That's why it would be a real help if I could find some performance numbers on the Toshiba 1.8" drives!

    thanks
     
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    david1274 Notebook Evangelist

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    Have you tried updating the bios to at least 1.17? My whine became far less audible and is now a non-issue.
     
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    Unless you're pushing the machine to the max. But then, the noise is to be expected.
     
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    note2know Notebook Guru

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    Is it OK to install new memory even before you turn on the laptop for the first time or should you do the recovery disks first and then install the memory?
     
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    dbrowdy Notebook Consultant

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    Makes no difference; install it whenever you like. :)
     
  19. atticus182

    atticus182 Notebook Consultant

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    I want to know, I am trying to install the newest intel HD3000 drive (2361) but windows don't let me do it. I have 2321.

    So, how do I update my driver??

    Also, what are the drivers that lenovo have on their website that are not to date?

    Thanks
     
  20. Azrielsc

    Azrielsc Notebook Geek

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    Well, you can go to Device Manager in Control Panel and expand your Display Adapter. Right-click and then choose uninstall. After it has uninstalled, you can then installing the new drivers.

    I also noticed that the Wifi software is not updated. I noticed that my Wifi software version was 14.00.1000 whereas the latest software version on Lenovo website is 14.01.1000. After installing the huge file (235MB), it solved my issue with reconnecting with my home wifi coming out of sleep mode.

    Cheers!
     

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