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Re: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen X1C7 - first look

2019-11-18, 9:17 AM

A little OT but is anyone here with some links to Lenovo aware of what might get introduced at CES (or anything other major coming up)?  I am wondering if I shall keep my fingers crossed for Ice Lake with Iris GPU or just pull the trigger on the 8th gen with pretty much all I want except the GPU, getting desparate here with my X1C1 :)

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Re: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen X1C7 - first look

2019-11-18, 14:15 PM

Just purchased X1C7 with 1TB SSD M.2 2280 NVMe TLC OPAL.

 

When reading the User Guide, on page 44, I came across this section:

 

Use Power Loss Protection function (for selected models)
 
For models shipped with an NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory express) M.2 solid-state drive, the M.2
solid-state drive features the Lenovo-unique PLP (Power Loss Protection) function to avoid data
loss or damage. On very rare occasions, your computer is not responding and you might have to shut
down your computer by pressing and holding the power button for about seven seconds. In this case,
the PLP function enables key data of your computer to be saved timely. However, there is no
guarantee that all data is saved in any situation. (Emphasis added by me).
 
To check the type of your M.2 solid-state drive:
1.  Restart the computer. When the logo screen is displayed, press F10 to enter the Lenovo
diagnostics window.
2.  On the TOOLS tab, select SYSTEM INFORMATION ➙ STORAGE using the arrow keys.
3.  Locate the Device Type section to check the information.
 

 

This is very startling.  I have two questions:

 

1.    What does this mean to me?  Is my data at risk of loss in case of power failure?

 

2.    The title of the section is "Use Power Loss Protection......"  Do I have to enable something to USE it, or is it enabled automatically.

 

I've searched the entire Lenovo Knowledgebase, and done google searches for Lenovo PLP, Lenovo-unique, Lenovo Power Loss Protection, and can't find any information except pointers to various Lenovo user guides that say the same thing as I clipped from my user guide.

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Re: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen X1C7 - first look

2019-11-18, 18:46 PM

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A little OT but is anyone here with some links to Lenovo aware of what might get introduced at CES (or anything other major coming up)?  I am wondering if I shall keep my fingers crossed for Ice Lake with Iris GPU or just pull the trigger on the 8th gen with pretty much all I want except the GPU, getting desparate here with my X1C1 :)


You will not hear anything before CES. I expect nothing major and that "only" the internals will be upgraded to Ice Lake, since they just updated the chasis this year. It will then take at least another 6 months until it gets available for purchase.

If mainly CPU power is important for you than the difference to Ice Lake is rather marginal. I am not sure it is even worth to option for the Comet Lake. Much more expensive but the performance gain is very limited.

If I would be still on Gen1 I would make the purchase now. There might be some good deals coming up, although on Lenovos shop there is always a "deal".

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Re: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen X1C7 - first look

2019-11-18, 23:57 PM

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Here is a first review of the Privacy Guard screen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA5LCUsdw3I

The feature looks quite convincing. 

Now the only need to make it available in Europe...


The X1 Carbon with Privacy Guard screen, i7 Proc, 16GB Memory, 512GB HD, IR Camera, and Windows 10 Pro is on sale for $1,215.

 

That's the lowest price I've seen so far if you're looking for the FHD screen with all those upgrades, if you customize one with those options the price is $1,578.

 

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Re: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen X1C7 - first look

2019-11-19, 14:05 PM

I can and will due to other factors wait till next year so easy to put the purchase on hold to see what Lenovo announces at CES.

 

My main concern is GPU power and mainly because it seems like a really sad story to be still using likes of UHD620 GPU in the age of IRIS (which IMO should be the default GPU today) - not that I would really need it that much but it just seems so enchant to use 4 or so years old GPU... I like the CPU power Ice Lake is showing in Dell's XPS laptops but probably nothing you can really tell in daily use compared to Whisky Lake...

 

There has been a decent deal in Germany (from where I'd be ordering) on i7-8565U, 16GB, 1TB, WQHD and WWAN which pretty much fits my needs and wants perfectly, only spec being able to shake that in 8th gen would be the mentioned IRIS GPU...

 

Or better - put AMD new gen with their new gen GPU in the 8th gen X1 and that's that :D

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Re: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen X1C7 - first look

2019-11-28, 15:23 PM

finally purchased x1c7 10th gen with 1920 privacy screen.  Transferred my information and finally unplugged.  It's under 3.5 hours battery life.  I thought 10th gen was going to be significantly better.  Especially at 1920.  Unusable. 

 

Any others with such experiences on the new laptops?

 

What are people's recommendations for a pretty light computer (need not be ultra) with full day battery life (9-10 hours)?

 

Does the low power screen (only offered with the 8 processor) truly provide this or is it based on very low power settings (I like full brightness)?

 

I'm coming from a w550s which was a beast, but had amazing battery life.

 

 

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Re: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen X1C7 - first look

2019-11-28, 15:26 PM

The reason I'm not buying is because of the UHD graphics. That is really old technology and will not even play old games very well. 

 

Waiting for the IRIS graphics also. 

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Re: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen X1C7 - first look

2019-11-28, 16:05 PM

Your battery life is perfectly normal. The numbers stated by Lenovo are VERY much inflated and false advertising IMHO.

I have now an X1 7th gen with a 10th gen i7 (the old 14 nm 10th gen Lenovo sells, not the real 10 nm 10th gen that Lenovo does not even offer).

With the low end power saving display on about 50% brightness, I can get about 7 hours out of my battery with very light work (Outlook, Word). Witht the screen at 100% (yes, that is sometimes necessary), the time drops to about 5 hours.

My X1 Yoga 4th gen with the high end screen gets about 3 hours max with the same parameters. So the screen very much makes a huge difference. 

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Re: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen X1C7 - first look

2019-11-28, 16:37 PM

MAcBook Pro 2019 16 . Battery lasts 10 hours. Proven.

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Re: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen X1C7 - first look

2019-11-28, 16:41 PM

Sad. 

 

Does anyone know if the 1920 low power screen adds significant battery life (at full brightness) or is that a myth too?

 

How about the T490s?  Don't want to switch, but battery life is critical to me.

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