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semy1966
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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 20A7 Thunderbolt

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 20A7...etc. ...mini displayport / thunderbolt...check this out...you will be surprised.....!!!!!

 

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds039624

 

 

 

thinkpads-rule
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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 20A7 Thunderbolt

Why are only W540 and W541 listed as the supported models? Are you saying it will work with X1 Carbon as well? What kind of devices can you use once that driver is installed?

semy1966
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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 20A7 Thunderbolt

I will publish it .....in the next few days..after an extensive test....with

Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express-HD-Dock and elgato Thunderbolt Dock etc..but it will only run under Windows 8.1 and higher...on the Windows 10 build 10041....Intel Thunderbolt driver is on board...DirectX 12 etc.. !!!!... and the system runs 30 to 40 % faster on the X1 20A7..etc..

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/23742/Thunderbolt-Intel-Thunderbolt-driver

About the Thunderbolt/Mini DisplayPort (The same connector is used for Intel's Thunderbolt connector, developed in cooperation with Apple.).

It is only a name change of the interface..just money making....like everywhere....I guess that it has something to do with patent rights...probably it's taxes payment to Intel patents....and nothing more...all hardware requirements are present here..on different models like Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 20A7 etc...

it will be just the Intel Thunderbolt drivers required and mod in the bios !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunderbolt_%28interface%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_DisplayPort

Best regards...

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 20A7 Thunderbolt

Hi semy1966,

 

We look forward to the results of your testing. Interesting news for those who might want to connect Thunderbolt devices!

 

Can we keep the discussion about this in one thread please, so that it's easier to follow along?

 

Thanks all!

I don't work for Lenovo. I'm a crazy volunteer!
semy1966
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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 20A7 Thunderbolt

ok....you are all welcome..
Best regards from Germany...
Semy
semy1966
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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 20A7 Thunderbolt

Today Added also support for....Mini-DisplayPort / Thunderbolt  Combo-Port in the bios....etc..now i can switch between Mini-DisplayPort / Thunderbolt function .....hopefully will not  explode the Carbon X1 .....in the next few hours of tests..

but I do not think so....

etc,,

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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 20A7 Thunderbolt

Following this to see what crazy things you have come up with now. Hope you get it to work Smiley Very Happy

mikaelm
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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 20A7 Thunderbolt

Hi, how did it go, did you get Thunderbolt to work?

 

(As a historical reference, back in ~2008 the initial X61 Tablet specs said it had an Expressport, but it turned out to be a typo - I would love to get your confirmation that in this case, the news that the X1 Carbon 2015 would have Thunderbolt is real -

 

This would be a key feature of the laptop. Thunderbolt is the best!! Official request to Lenovo to add and maintain Thunderbolt support in the X1 Carbon series.)

arkaray
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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 20A7 Thunderbolt

Hey guys - Are there any updates here? Would love to find a way to connect my X1 Carbon to a Thunderbolt display. Any help is much appreciated.

mikaelm
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Re: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 20A7 Thunderbolt

A thunderbolt port in the X1 Carbon and in the T460s would be a decisive quality.

 

 = FEEDBACK FOR THE LENOVO R & D TEAM, thanks!

 

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