X1 Carbon Gen 2 (Haswell)

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  1. ibmthink

    ibmthink Notebookcheck Deity

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    Here are the first informations about the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Haswell, the successor to the last years X1 Carbon:
    ThinkPad X3.PNG ThinkPad X3-2.PNG

    Things different from the X1 Carbon (beside the new Intel plattform):
    - Even thinner (17.2mm / 18.76mm with Touch) and lighter (1.27kg instead of 1.36kg), still the same 13" footprint
    - New Display-Options: FHD, FHD Touch, QHD (2560x1440) IPS
    - LTE and NFC available
    - New OneLink Dockport available
    - Same battery size, more battery life (due to the new Intel Plattform)
    - New hinge design and new 5-button TouchPad
    - According to this document, no more soldered RAM, one DIMM

    That also means the "ThinkPad 9 Slim" Prototype won´t come to market as the X1 Carbon successor.

    Taken from here: https://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=...RoEKPrTE1ZHaXWOnA&sig2=y9GuyZWE63UcKsEq90KIqg
     
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    Danke! Wie immer bestens informiert :)
     
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    No problem! ;) But since this is an international forum, it think we should stay with English. :D
     
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    I like this design better. I never liked the way the X1C looked and felt.
     
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    Great find! I buy one if QHD-display support touch....
     
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    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    danke schon. Gracias. Thank you. :)
     
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    Matte available?
     
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    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    they use some sort of spray on matte finish like on the ThinkPad Yoga. From the video demo on the Youtube, it doesn't cut down reflection that much, but the amount finger smudges that it attracts is atrocious.

    P.S. Having a close look at the X3, why does it looks so much like a Macbook Air 13 in design profile?
     
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    I think they have taken the same design as the X1 Carbon, the only things they really changed are the hinges (which is right, it is the style of the Macbook Air, which Lenovo also adopted with the S-Series) and the new TouchPad. Also, it seems to be a bit less rounded than the X1 Carbon, a bit sharper profile, but maybe it just seems so in the picture. I know there were some problems with the hinges on the X1 Carbon, especially in the Touch-version, cause the screen was so heavy that the hinges could not hold the screen in position very good.

    As the developers of the X1 Carbon stated in the Lenovo Blogs, they have designed the X1 Carbon with the MBA in mind, the design bas basically a mixture of the X1 and the MBA in some way: http://blog.lenovo.com/design/developers-on-the-x1-carbon-industrial-design

    What I like about the X3 compared with the X1 Carbon: The Onelink-Port (since it really makes the X3 to an business Ultrabook, a Dockingport is a must-have for business and professional users, something I have painfully learned in my time with the T430u) and the fact that it has one DIMM if the information there is really true (I hope so). Also, I hope they will use the 80mm M.2 SSD formfactor instead of the propritary form-factor they used with the X1 Carbon.
     
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    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    i think the ThinkPad X3 is really good, the only thing that is letting it down is the HDMI port, wish it has the miniDP instead (same problem as the ThinkPad Yoga).

    But the battery life on the X3 seems a bit short, as compared to the Macbook Air 13, which can do over 10 hrs.
     
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