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Dkyc
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Registered: ‎01-06-2015
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X1 Carbon 2015 - Where is the 256 GB PCIe option?

So the 2015 refresh of X1 Carbon is here. When I am configuring one in the Lenovo shop, I see these options for storage:

 

128GB Solid State Drive, Serial ATA
180 GB Solid State Drive Opal 2.0 - Capable
256 GB Solid State Drive Opal 2.0 - Capable
240 GB Solid State Drive Opal 2.0 - Capable
512 GB Solid State Drive PCIe

 

I've heard from some early hands-on videos there there ought to be a 256 GB PCIe SSD option. Which is it?

bionic89
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Message 2 of 26

Re: X1 Carbon 2015 - Where is the 256 GB PCIe option?

you're looking at the 2014 model. the new one is not available yet and there is no release date yet.

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fleche
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Message 3 of 26

Re: X1 Carbon 2015 - Where is the 256 GB PCIe option?

Maybe a supply issue? The slot is there, I guess Lenovo just can't get enough/any PCIE 256GB SSD from Samsung. So far you can only get PCIE with the 512GB.

The order page for 2015 X1 carbon is now live.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/x-series/x1-carbon/

SeniorGuru
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Re: X1 Carbon 2015 - Where is the 256 GB PCIe option?


@bionic89 wrote:

you're looking at the 2014 model. the new one is not available yet and there is no release date yet.


I'm looking at the 2015 X1 model on Lenovo Canada's website. One way to confirm this is by the CPU options, i5-5200U, i5-5300U and i7-5600U. These are all the latest Broadwell-U series processors. The only PCIe SSD is 512 GB. Also the MTM for this is 20BS, not the previous 20A7 and 20A8.

 

Another anomaly is that if I select the base i5-5200U CPU the configurator won't let me upgrade to 8GB RAM. I have to select the  i5-5300U and pay $100 for that in order to have the opportunity to pay another $100 for the RAM upgrade. Hopefully this is just an anomaly in the configurator and not some silly marketing limitation.

 

Added: I found this parts list via Google: X1 Carbon Gen 2 MT: 20BS, 20BT. It shows several motherboard FRUs that have an i5-5200U with 8GB RAM.

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bionic89
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Message 5 of 26

Re: X1 Carbon 2015 - Where is the 256 GB PCIe option?

I'm sorry, my mistake! I was looking at the UK website. And yes, i saw that you have to pay extra for the 8GB memory and i5 core and it sucks

k0NRaD
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Message 6 of 26

Re: X1 Carbon 2015 - Where is the 256 GB PCIe option?

will the ips ghosting option be available???? just asking...
andrew4ceo
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Message 7 of 26

Re: X1 Carbon 2015 - Where is the 256 GB PCIe option?

No SD Card....... Guess I have to wait for next year model.

SDSserrurerie
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Message 8 of 26

Re: X1 Carbon 2015 - Where is the 256 GB PCIe option?

Hi all ! I would like to buy an all options laptop with Lenovo brand. Could they add the PCle option in the next product ?

fleche
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Message 9 of 26

Re: X1 Carbon 2015 - Where is the 256 GB PCIe option?

I think it came down to full size HDMI and SD card slot, and there were more people wanting a full sized HDMI port.

 

fleche
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Message 10 of 26

Re: X1 Carbon 2015 - Where is the 256 GB PCIe option?

They have a PCIE option at 512GB, nothing smaller though.

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