07-11-2011 06:34 AM
Short story: Returned the ThinkPad T420s because of serious heat/noise/ultrabay issues and my supplier recommended the X1.
Except for the corning gorilla glass itself I am not able to distinguish this laptop (the X1) from the cheaper IdeaPads (the Edge models even has matte screens).
The batterytime is nowhere near the 10 hours advertised (with the slice), the fan is as noisy as the T420s, the keyboard lights are visible from an angle and the screen is so glossy that I can't even see anything on a cloudy day: Picture (btw. that's an old T61p in the background).
Anyone care to tell me what I am missing?
07-11-2011 09:16 AM
07-11-2011 11:20 AM
I am half kidding when I say that I do expect quite a bit from a laptop priced at what is equal to $2800 US
Now I get your point but I don't think you got mine. I have had a great deal of ThinkPads between my hands and even though I have been very disappointet with the latest (slim) offerings from Lenovo (T420s, X1) because of the noise/heat issues and for the X1 especially the screen (I can use it as a mirror on a shiny day... ) the question was actually meant to be taken seriously - no sarcasm involved. What exactly is the difference?
I have been sitting with equally spec'ed IdeaPads some even with better screens (Edge) and all of them with a lower noise level and all of them could be equipped with at least the same amount of RAM and a SSD hdd for less money.
So far the closest thing I have come to the difference between these machines and the X1 is that you think the X1 will last longer because of better build quality? That just makes me wonder because a litle tiny whining fan that constantly spins at 4400 RPM from you boot the laptop just doesn't scream quality to me? The same can be said for the screen. Lenovo has never equipped their business laptops with glossy screens and therefore it didn't occur to me that they actually would put their ThinkPad name on a laptop with this kind of screen which is useless for anyone doing any normal work/traveling?
By the way it has actually never been necessary for me to test out the ThinkPads we have bought in the past because they have always been the best and that is a fact. That might also be a part of the disappointment because now we have to hold back until I have tested the laptop/seen it firsthand before I order a new model.
07-11-2011 04:40 PM