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Pure carbon fiber for X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon?

2016-11-29, 3:36 AM

I used the 1st gen X1 Carbon for a while and found out that it's very robust and the touch feeling is very good. I guessed that all sides (A+B+C+D) of it are made by carbon fiber. Correct me if I'm wrong.


But when I use my X1 Yoga 1st gen, which has only carbon fiber on A side (the cover behind screen) and uses "Super Magnesium" on C+D sides (the cover around keyboard and behind the keyboard), this design bring several problems:


1. " Super Magnesium" is still metal, if you crash it by accident, you may leave a scrath on it permanently, this happens more on edges;

2. what's more, the paint at the edge of " Super Magnesium" will be rubbed away with time goes on, and you will see the white metal not the ThinkPad black;

3. metal will suffer from deformation by force;

4. the D side of my X1 yoga feels loose when you hold it with one hand, which make you feel cheap of this $1500 machine.


Thus I hope the next gen of X1 Yoga or X1 Carbon can provide a pure carbon fiber version, for better build quality and user experience.


How do you guys think about it?

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Re: Pure carbon fiber for X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon?

2016-12-26, 8:49 AM

The small carrections about the case materials, according to the laptop specs.
x1c gen1
Display cover: Carbon Fiber;
Bottom: Magnesium/Aluminum

x1 yoga gen1
Carbon-Fiber Hybrid

So, IMO the question isn't material itself related only, but the case parts painting quality.

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