Thinkpad X250

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  1. Bluesfella

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    First (tiny little tidbid of) info. Looks like it's coming!

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    The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is one of the company’s most worthy products, coming with advanced specifications but also with a premium price tag.

    Now, it appears that the company is looking to roll out the next-generation devices in the lineup. As Notebook Italia points out, a couple of listings for two never before seen Lenovo products have showed up on the website of Indonesian agency Postel.

    By the looks of it, Lenovo is planning to bring forth the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro hybrid, but also the business-centric Lenovo ThinkPad X250 laptop. So it looks like we should be expecting to see good things coming out of Lenovo in the near future.

    The first product has been listed as a “laptop PC,” so the additional keyboard and 360-degree tilting screen will also be present with the new version.

    Surely, this will not be a completely new product, but rather an upgraded version of the current Yoga 2 Pro. But is there room for upgrading?

    Not exactly, since the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro arrives with a 13.3-inch IPS display boasting a beautiful resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels.

    Everything is kept alive and running by an Intel Haswell processor with choices going as far as i7. The laptop is fitted with 8GB of RAM, 512GB solid state storage, and should provide up to 9 hours of work time.

    Given the fact that the Yoga 2 Pro already sports the best of the best, it makes sense to speculate that the upcoming Yoga 3 Pro will take advantage of Intel’s upcoming Intel Broadwell 14nm architecture. Intel said that we should expect some products with Broadwell to arrive in time for the holiday season, but the wider availability is scheduled for 2015.

    Therefore, Lenovo’s Yoga 3 Pro might arrive in the wild sometime in 2015. As for the ThinkPad X250, the business laptop will be the successor of the current ThinkPad X240.

    The device currently available on the market arrives with a 12-inch Full HD display (there’s a touch and non-touch option), Intel Haswell (up to Core i7), 8GB of RAM, and several storage solutions (like SSDs and hard drives up to 1TB).

    So, the same thing applies here as well. In all possibility, the ThinkPad X250 will be based on Broadwell. This is all just pure speculation at this point because the Postel listings don’t give away any details about the specs, but hopefully the two new models will make a guest appearance at IFA 2014 in Berlin and then we’ll know more.

    Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro and ThinkPad X250 Spotted Online, Might Come with Intel Broadwell
     
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  3. Bluesfella

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    Fresh info!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2bVITYV2Dk

    Lenovo ThinkPad X250 | Digital Trends

    AnandTech | Lenovo ThinkPad X250

    CES 2015: Lenovo unveils 8 ThinkPads and unique ThinkPad Stack system | ZDNet


    There’s a theme with the Lenovo updates being announced today: in most cases, the new models are similar to the previous generation, only now with Intel’s Broadwell-U processors in place of Haswell-U. The ThinkPad X250 continues that trend, supporting up to Core i7 Broadwell-U processors.

    Of course the big draw of the X250 is that it boasts more battery life than any other laptop I know of with the same battery capacity. Equipped with the 72Wh 6-cell battery (in addition to the built-in 3-cell 23.2Wh battery), the X250 is rated at up to 20 hours of battery life. As with the X1 Carbon, that’s a nice increase compared to the previous model that was rated at 17.4 hours. The touchpad has also returned to the previous design, with dedicated left/right buttons at the top (for use with the TrackPoint), which is sure to please many that disliked the changes made with the X240.

    Screen options are the same as before: 1366x768, 1366x768 Premium IPS, or FullHD IPS. Memory still comes courtesy of a single SO-DIMM slot (8GB max), storage options consist of up to 512GB SSD or 1TB HDD, and the weight and dimensions appear to be unchanged as well. Pricing and availability have not been announced but the X250 should occupy the same MSRP bracket as the X240 (which is now on sale).


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    Just a X240 with dedicated trackpoint buttons, and Broadwell. Not to say that this or the X240 are bad or anything, but the next iteration (Skylake) will be much better.
     
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    The next iteration is always better... thats computer business...
     
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    The keyword is 'much'.
     
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    Of course, but what makes you think it'll be an enormous difference? Broadwell is bad-@ss. Improved Haswell architecture (which was already awesome) at 14nm. What's there not to like?
     
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    Overall a good smaller notebook which puts right some of the problems with the X240. I may upgrade my X230 to this. But I'm worried about the single slot for RAM which not only limits total RAM to 8GB but also implies single channel which may shave a few percent off performance. And I doubt there will be a model with Intel iris/iris pro graphics.
     
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    Since my current Notebook is 6 years old, a X250 would be a speed increase. First I was thinking about a TP Yoga but I found out the X240 is more suitable for me... and now I wait for the Broadwell improved version. At all I prefer hardware zhat is suitable, and I guess the not so good things of the X240 are gone in the X250.
     
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    If your current machine is an X230, you won't see a huge difference in performance, except for battery life. Biggest difference will be the screen if you go for 1080p, or the speed of an SSD, if you're getting that. If I were you, I'd hang on to your current machine if you're still happy with it speed-wise. The X230 isn't that old and it's still a solid performer. I'm pretty sure this model won't get any powerful graphics. The main selling point of this laptop is that's mostly super-compact.
     
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