03-06-2017 12:29 PM - edited 03-07-2017 12:04 AM
I'm guessing we might be due a 2017 shipping dates thread now...
Copied from 2015-2016 shipping thread, here are some common points of frequent discussion:
Here's my shipping story:
I ordered an X1 Carbon 2017/5th Gen (top spec except for i7-7500U & 512GB PCIe storage) in the UK on 24 Feb. The Digital River order status hadn't changed since then so I emailed customer services today, who said: "Unfortunately, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5G 20HR ordered is currently unavailable and, as a result, shipping has been delayed. Your new estimated shipping date is 31/03/17." Yet the delivery status on the UK Lenovo store still says "7 business days". It's not ideal for me as my X220 screen is failing, and may not last out another month.
I think one or two people on here have received a new model X1C - how long was it between order and delivery, and what model number do you have? TIA! Simon
03-08-2017 06:41 AM
I ordered an X1 Carbon 5th Gen on February 20th and got a shipping notification yesterday March 7th; apparently it went through the export scan just a few hours ago (6:30PM Shanghai time). Pretty slow shipping speed if you ask me, and it missed the shipment date twice. I talked to customer service to get a 5% refund which is really nice.
I plan on doing a small video review once I get it later this week, hopefully. There's little to no footage of the machine following CES so I'll be glad to help people see how the machine really looks and runs.
03-08-2017 09:53 AM
Ordered the lowest end X1 carbon on 3/2/17 and made a few custimizations to it (upped processor/win pro), figured I could upgrade the 128 sata drive with an NVME drive myself instead paying lenovo the extra boatloads of cash. Initially it told me it would ship the 3/10, then last night that changed to the 3/17. I Was feeling a little bummed out then woke up to a shipping email this morning, says I'll have it by next Monday. Glad I got in when I did, looks like they've taken all other models off the website for the time being (with the exception of the nearly highest teir), must be high demand/low supply. The low end model was the first to go, wonder whats up. Anyway, considering how little info there is out there in terms of review, maybe I'll put up a little video about it once it arrives for others to get a look at.
03-08-2017 12:57 PM - edited 03-08-2017 12:58 PM
...I could upgrade the 128 sata drive with an NVME drive myself instead paying lenovo the extra boatloads of cash.
Look on the bright side: Apple want £300/$365 to upgrade MBP 13" from 512GB to 1TB NVMe, whereas Lenovo ask for just under half that amount for the same upgrade. Plus at least upgrading is an option with X1C (though I'd worry slightly about whether the BIOS whitelist applies and, if so, what devices are allowed).
03-14-2017 06:56 AM
BTW my shipping date moved from 31 March to 24 March but my this point I'd already cancelled it (customer services didn't seem to have a clear understanding of expected delivery date). I'm thinking I might finally jump to a MacBook Pro 13".
04-18-2017 11:35 AM
Well, in a funny turn of events, after my last post I ordered and received a MacBook Pro 13" 2016, spent a couple of weeks trying to like it but then returned it to Apple. This is very unusual for me - I've never returned anything like this before but overall there were just too many disappointments (not least poor battery life) for such an expensive machine and, frankly, Windows10 these days is pretty good so MacOS perhaps doesn't have the lead it one had.
Anyway, I just bought another X1 Carbon 5th Gen/2017 to replace my X220. Ordered yesterday with 3-4 weeks estimated shipping date.
04-18-2017 11:52 AM
I've had my X1C for about 4 weeks now and I must say its a **bleep** fine laptop. There appears to be some sort of hardware issue that is causing some of the trackpads to have a freezing/stickiness problem that makes it **bleep** hear impossible to use. I started a big thread about it elsewhere in these forums if you're interested. A replacement laptop fixed the problem, in case you see the same thing. Other than that though I'm very pleased.
Additionally, the M2 slot inside the machine can take both SATA as well as PCIe nVME, and it is not somehow whitelisted in the bios. So I can confirm that purchasing the SATA model and upgrading is totally an option. And the motherboard access is extremely easy with this model... which I can't say about some previous lenovo laptops.
04-18-2017 12:22 PM
Thanks for your quick reply - yes, I'd just started looking at your 12 page touchpad thread. Hmmm - it still sounds unconclusive , but I'll post what mine is like once it arrives.
BTW I bought my X1C with a 10% Easter discount - I looked a various permutations for upgrading the SSD but actually found Lenovo upgrade pricing to be quite reasonable (having said that I'd recently bought 1TB from Apple so that makes most prices look cheap ). But I did the same as you for my X220 (and memory - ordered with 4GB!).
05-15-2017 04:57 AM
Well, I'm 4 weeks after ordering (for UK) - at end April I had an email giving estimated shipping date of 10 May, but have just spoken to Lenovo CS (it's Digital River for UK & Eire) and apparently all X1 Carbons are on a "waiting for parts" list with my new estimated shipping date of 31 May. I'm just hoping they're waiting for a new batch of working trackpads
05-16-2017 11:37 AM
And here's the funny thing... my X1C5 left the factory today. Just going to be crossing my fingers about the trackpad...