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New X260 : ) Any advice?

2016-11-26, 4:28 AM

Greetings!  I just ordered a new X260 (i7-6600U | Win7 Pro 64 downgrade rights | 12.5 FHD IPS | 16GB DDR4-2133MHz SODIMM |  HD Graphics 520 | 720p HD Camera | 500GB HD | 3 Cell 23.2WH Front and 6 Cell 72WH Rear | X7 LTE-A Sierra Wireless).  All my laptops have been Thinkpads (X60s, X61T, X201, X220T, and X230T), and I look forward to the new member of the family.  ; )


Are there any hardware issues of which I should beware when I receive my new X260 or any software compatibility issues?


What are your thoughts on using Windows 7 Pro 64 versus Windows 10 Pro?  I must admit that I am fond of Windows 7 Pro 64; my X201, X220T, and X230T run Windows 7 Pro 64.  I have heard of lots of Windows 10 issues, and I am not fond of the Windows 10 environment.


Thanks, in advance, for your advice!  : )


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Re: New X260 : ) Any advice?

2016-11-28, 4:58 AM

At this stage I would go with Windows 10.  It sounds like you have enough computers running 7 so your new unit gives you the opportunity to move to the new platform while you still have legacy laptops in case you "miss" your old computing experience


I own the X220 (still going strong) however I bought a Thinkpad Yoga 14 a couple of months (at a steal of a price).  It's a fine unit, has touchscreen and discrete graphics.  I even like the new chiclet keys, arguably more than the classic keyboard, however I definitely prefer the old 7-row layout.  However, I still do prefer the compact footprint of my X220 so am now tempted to buy an X260.  Can I ask, do you find the matte FHD screen on the X260 to be easy on the eyes?  I think FHD on a 12.5" screen is not ideal, as I find that FHD on my 14" TP Yoga results in greater eyestrain than my X220 which is at 1366x768.   The TP Yoga 14 has a glossy screen, so perhaps that is what's causing the strain.


Congrats on your fully loaded and awesome machine!



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