08-15-2019 03:04 AM - edited 08-15-2019 03:06 AM
The matte paint is definitely not bad at all, don't get me wrong. I actually prefer it to the aluminum top which shows a slight purple hue. The only problem is the mismatch between the matte paint and the hairline finish, which make it look a little "frankstein"ish
I also don't appreciate the reduced battery, shallower key travel, and less tactile trackpoint buttons.
I am too in love with Thinkpads to even consider buying a Dell, but I did take note that Dell managed to squeeze an 78Whr battery in their new 7400 2-in-1, plus a aluminum casing with WWAN, AND in a smaller footprint than the X1Y4. So the technology is there, hope we get it in the 5th gen X1 Yoga.
Speaking of Dell, I was also quite honestly shocked to see that the new XPS 13 is 16:10, I thought I will never be alive to see the day when 16:10 makes a comeback. So I think we can hope for good things in the next gen Thinkpads. I'll be waiting
08-15-2019 04:23 AM
I had a few minority reasons that will probably not resonate with you:
- Stronger Linux support (in theory)
- Bluetooth 5.0
- HDMI port
- Newer CPU model
- 2TB SSD support
- Symmetric hinges (I'm autistic and tend to favour symmetric designs)
As for the rest, the C930 looked much sleeker and was available sooner - my X1 is being built in China as I type, and won't arrive until later in August. Good thing that I did not order the WWAN upgrade, as the mismatching chassis parts would have caused a major upset. I want it all-aluminium.
08-15-2019 10:29 AM
X1Y4 recieved one hour ago. No WWAN so base is aluminium. Unfortunately, mine came with a blemish on the side of the case. QC is a joke to miss this on what would be considered a premium product. Evaluating my next steps here. Do you guys think this is a user replaceable part? I would hate to send it over to them to take the thing apart and would prefer to do it myself.
08-19-2019 03:18 PM
How does the 4G/LTE modem perform?
So far it is the best in the market.
Previously, Lenovo used Sierra Wireless Qualcomm chipset based cards. These cards all share one big common problem: It does not have hot start functionality. It needs about 30 seconds to reconnect to the network everytime after windows system wake up. This is very annoying.
Fibocomm card is Intel chipset based, support both hot and cold start, you connect to the network right after your system wake up.
08-20-2019 05:09 PM
Mine is on the way..
I ordered the following specs: (also oped for 2 year premium on site)
● Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-8665U with vPro (1.90GHz, up to 4.80GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)
● Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64
● Display Type: 14.0" 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) 470 nits, IPS with Dolby Vision™ HDR400, multi-touch, glossy
● Memory: 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz (Onboard)
● Hard Drive: 1TB Solid State Drive M.2 PCIe-NVMe, Opal
● Warranty: 1 Year Depot or Carry-in
● Graphics: Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
● Camera: IR & 720p Camera with microphone
● Pen: ThinkPad Pen Pro
● Fingerprint Reader: Fingerprint Reader
● Keyboard: Backlit Keyboard - US English
● Wireless: Intel® 9560 802.11AC vPro (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0
08-23-2019 05:29 PM
I received my machine yest and checked for the defects that were mentioned such as pen not charging and physical damage amongst others.
I read about speaker issues and I'm not sure if i have them. I cannot for the life of me tell if the top two speakers next to the screen work. I've checked out the Dolby videos that were mentioned and still cannot be sure that I hear the speakers. Playing a 2KHz-5KHz tone I think I can hear the top two speakers but during video playback I practically cannot tell if they are producing any sound.
Is this how they are meant to be or do I have an issue? None of the stores near me have a physical machine so I cannot cross check in person.