07-09-2018 10:42 AM
Hey everyone. I was looking to buy a new laptop this year after using my MBP for like 7 years now. After making a long term decision of not buying the newest 6g X1 Carbon because there are still some things that trouble me a little, i've listed some improvements i think that need to be made before i can consider this the perfect laptop it almost could have been (in order of importance):
of course if possible id love to see some graphics and RAM upgrades aswell but for a notebook as thin as this one i think those specs might need to suffice for another 2-3 generations.
et another thing about blowing air outside the right side where your mouse potentially is could get a rework aswell.
let me know what you think; obviously everyone has different wants and needs for a machine but if the maxed out or even just standard device is that expensive some of those suggestions above could definitely be implemented.
to me its just the best looking laptop on the market and even if you cant repair/update anything yourself essentially high end lenovo products are nicely supported by the company and community more than most other products so its still a very compelling device and i will def
07-09-2018 04:44 PM
Not seen any rumours on the 7th Gen. I am not sure it will even launch this year and possibly 12 months away.
I also changed from a MBP to X1C6 last month and enjoying every moment of it. I intend to get the 7th Gen also when it releases and sell the 6th Gen. The value retention seems quite good for the top end ones with 3 year warranty.
Apple has lost the plot on the MBP line over the last year. I moved to OSX 10 years ago and now come the full circle back to Windows 10 Pro and don't regret it one minute.
Dave Lee channel you tube has a good video this week about Apple products of recent times and he was a diehard Apple fanboy.
Get the 6th Gen you won't regret it.
07-10-2018 05:32 AM
Welcome to the forum (and hopefully the world of ThinkPads.)
Some random comments. Note that these are personal. I don't work for Lenovo and have no insights into their plans for the X1C series.
> change aspect ratio (something like 3:2)
If you follow rumours there may be hope
> improve reflection on HDR screen
ThinkPads traditionally come with matte screens in order to reduce glare. This is the opposite to Apple's traditional use of glossy screens to achieve more vibrant colours.
> option for no fingerprint reader (it kills the design a little bit and there are some people who still dont use it at all; i know you can deactivate it)
The more options offered the more submodels on inventory and the more different parts that have to be produced (e.g. keyboard bezels with/without fingerprint readers.) This adds to overall production/distribution costs, perhaps costing more than simply including a fingerprint reader on all models.
> updated webcam (could be considered an important thing for some business people if you ask me)
What features would you like to see that aren't there now?
> of course if possible id love to see some graphics and RAM upgrades aswell but for a notebook as thin as this one i think those specs might need to suffice for another 2-3 generations.
It's very difficult to put the fastest processors in the thinnest/lightest notebooks due to size, battery, heat dissipation and related issues. "Ultrabook" models like the X1C must therefore make compromises that regular-sized notebooks don't need to make because they don't have such constraints.
> et another thing about blowing air outside the right side where your mouse potentially is could get a rework aswell.
There's never a perfect side to exhaust warm air from. There are technical issues, e.g. conflict with lie-flat design that precludes venting from the back. Some people (like me) use our left hand to operate a mouse. For us blowing warm air out the right side is better than out the left Consider also from my previous comments that the more powerful the CPU/GPU/RAM, the more heat that needs to be exhausted and the warmer, more objectionable that becomes no matter what direction it comes from.
My suggestion in this regard is to spend some time using the TrackPoint. In my experience it's far superior to even the best track pads and thus may ovbviate the need for a mouse in the first place. (It does for me, at least when travelling.)
11-03-2018 03:36 PM
I second the request for a 3:2 aspect ratio for X1 Carbon 7th gen....it would be like going back to the original thinkpads...16:9 is great for movies not for work. Should also allow for a better keyboard/trackpad...another request is for at least 32GB of memory...16 doesn't cut it when you have several apps open.
My last pet peeve is the non-avail of the Dolby HDR display with a silver chassis...that makes no sense. Colors should be interchangeable.
I hope someone at lenovo is listening...Customer Support was not helpful.
11-26-2018 08:42 PM
That gets my vote as well. The low, wide screens are fine for movies, and their evolvement has no doubt been driven by the movie industry... BUT ... the X1 is far more likely to be used by pro's, business community and developers... most of whom need more headroom on the screen. I think the Microsoft Surface has taken a step in that direction... better for Word docs etc.
Absolutely prefer the matte screens as well... glossy is fine for movies... and for those of us who use it for productivity of one kind or another, we don't want the fluro lights reflected from the screen.. I'll be buying a Gen 7 if they can address some of these things..
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