01-29-2019 04:53 PM
Long time Lenovo user. I love my X230T but it's time to upgrade. I love the durability and the touchscreen and how it swivels, the size is perfect too. I hardly use the pen/stylus but I like the option of having one. I don't know which one is better for my needs, the X1 Carbon, the X1 Yoga, or perhaps something else? I use my laptop all the time primarily as a home computer and use it for everthing, watching movies, shopping, listening to music, academic research, writing, etc. I prefer 13 to 14 inch screen. I'm not a gamer. Any suggestions? I don't know how much life my X230T has left so i need a new one pretty bad!
01-29-2019 05:21 PM
I have used an X230t and I'm typing this response on an X1 Yoga. If you want 13-14 inches with touch and you like the idea of a pen, the X1 yoga is perfect. It can flip into a tablet and supports touch and pen. It has a larger screen than your old machine, but the package is lighter. One difference is that your machine had 2 memory slots and the x1 yoga has soldered memory, so buy a machine configured as you need it; don't plan on upgrading.
01-29-2019 09:48 PM - edited 01-29-2019 10:04 PM
I never used x380. I did use a yoga 260 which is a similar design. Size-wise, the x380 is in the middle. I like the higher resolution I have on the x1 yoga, but that is personal preference. Both are nice machines. I wrote reviews of the yoga 260 and the x1 yoga. Both are somewhere on this site. The x1 was 2 generations newer so a comparison is unfair.
X1 yoga gen3
01-30-2019 09:14 AM
Okay, I think I'll either get the X1 Yoga or the X380 Yoga. The X380 might be a better fit for me but I'm finding compliants that is has a tendency to heat up and fan runs a lot. Sure, the X1 has higher resolution and better display, but any device from a couple of years ago would have a better display than my X230T. The X1 would be a good fit too but it is rather expensive.