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Re:X1 Carbon Gen 9: First look, review & benchmarks

2021-08-31, 5:58 AM

I haven't had any throttling issues since. Running both Win11 and Linux. Though haven't done any gaming on Linux. 

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Re:X1 Carbon Gen 9: First look, review & benchmarks

2021-09-04, 22:55 PM

A note about NFC. The brochure [*] advertised the X1 Carbon Gen 9 as having NFC support. The original post to this thread shows a touchpad with the NFC logo. There was no option in the web configurator I used either to include or exclude NFC support. So I assumed that the machine I ordered would be delivered with NFC support. However, the machine I have just received does not appear to have NFC support: there is no NFC logo on the touchpad and no NFC reader is detected by Windows.

 

[*] https://news.lenovo.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/LENOVO-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-Gen-9.pdf

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Re:X1 Carbon Gen 9: First look, review & benchmarks

2021-09-08, 10:58 AM
I configured mine yesterday and it did have the option (UK) for £10 extra. Strange you didn't get given the option on yours?
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Re:X1 Carbon Gen 9: First look, review & benchmarks

2021-09-08, 12:40 PM

Thanks. I went through the configurator just now and do now see the NFC option when I make the same selections that I made before. So either the option was absent five weeks ago or I missed this option when I configured my machine (which could have happened because I didn't expect it to be optional).

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Re:X1 Carbon Gen 9: First look, review & benchmarks

2021-09-09, 4:08 AM

Has anyone seen an option for a SIM slot and 5G that "must be configured at the time of purchase"? Here,s what the specs say:

 

  • Optional WWAN: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband 5G sub-6GHz**

 

* 6GHz WiFi 6E operation is dependent on the support of the operating system, routers/APs/gateways that support WiFi 6E, along with the regional regulatory certifications and spectrum allocation.

** Optional WWAN availability varies by region and must be configured at time of purchase; additionally, it requires a network service provider.

 

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Re:X1 Carbon Gen 9: First look, review & benchmarks

2021-09-09, 5:56 AM
Yes. I configured and bought an X1C9 with WWAN from the US Lenovo store.
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Re:X1 Carbon Gen 9: First look, review & benchmarks

2021-09-09, 16:34 PM

Been living with this laptop for a few months now, and to tell you the truth, its not more productive or faster than my 2016 T460p at everyday business use. I mean its not a difference you would even notice day-in-day-out, what you do notice is the lackluster keyboard, which is a real disappointment, and should be truly reconsidered by anyone moving to this type of machine. The keyboard on my T460p blows this one away, and actually makes the X1 Carbon Gen9 keyboard seem like any other subpar keyboard on other brands. The battery with the 4K screen installed is barely adequate, and I mean just barely. I still can't understand the FHD (1920x1200) options, but only one other option, a UHD+ 4K glossy screen (i.e. super reflective and useless for business use screen), yet the X1 Nano gets a very appropriate (less battery eating display) 2K anti-glare option?!?!? The X1 Carbon Gen9 should have come with a 2560x1600 screen in matte, not the ridiculous battery sucking and glossy finished UHD+ 4k option.

 

Its a good laptop, its just not a great laptop, and definitely not what I expect from Lenovo.

 

Rant over....but anyone looking at one of these needs to do so without rose-colored glasses.

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X1 Carbon (Gen 9) : i7-1185G7 : 32GB : 1TB SSD PCIe Gen4 : 14.0" WQUXGA (4K)
(48 Month - Premier Warranty : Accidental Damage Protection : Keep Your Drive)
Thinkpad T460p : i7-6820HQ : 16GB : 512GB SSD : 14" WQHD (2K) : NVIDIA 940MX
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Re:X1 Carbon Gen 9: First look, review & benchmarks

2021-09-09, 17:12 PM

Helpful comments on the new X1 Carbon Gen 9 keyboard and battery life. I am wondering if it is different from the Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 7 (20QD-CT01WW) that I bought exactly 2 years ago. 14.0" WQHD (2560 x 1440)

 

I ask because I am reasonably happy with the keyboard on my current model but wouldn't want one noticeably inferior. Ditto for the screen, though I actually was hoping to upgrade resolution. I am concerned with your comments on battery life as well, though I rarely use my laptop on battery for more than an hour or two.

 

Incidentally, talking old keyboards, by far the best laptop keyboards I've ever had were on my old Panasonic Toughbooks, CF-W8 and SX2.  Despite these being small machines (12" screens), the keyboards felt almost as good as separate keyboards, and I am a very fast typist.

 

 

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Re:X1 Carbon Gen 9: First look, review & benchmarks

2021-09-09, 17:33 PM

I have the same screen on my T460p as you do on your X1 Carbon (G7), and I consider that a really good screen for working 16 hour days for almost 5 years. This new glossy UHD+ screen is really not a step up, at least not for what a typical business user would use it for, the reflections are super annoying, and that takes away from any resolution boost, or better color rendering. In fact if you work in a bright room all day, you definitely don't want this display, I don't like it even in my case, and I work in a dark room mostly. I don't know about the keyboard on the X1C(G7), but I am less than impressed by this keyboard compared to my T460p, that keyboard on the T460p is my gold-standard. Battery life under constant light business use (and 50% display brightness), is about 5.5 hrs, any intense use (i.e. demanding software, and/or 100% brightness) will drop that dramatically.

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X1 Carbon (Gen 9) : i7-1185G7 : 32GB : 1TB SSD PCIe Gen4 : 14.0" WQUXGA (4K)
(48 Month - Premier Warranty : Accidental Damage Protection : Keep Your Drive)
Thinkpad T460p : i7-6820HQ : 16GB : 512GB SSD : 14" WQHD (2K) : NVIDIA 940MX
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Re:X1 Carbon Gen 9: First look, review & benchmarks

2021-09-10, 3:58 AM

@ lordgrinz wrote:

The battery with the 4K screen installed is barely adequate, and I mean just barely. I still can't understand the FHD (1920x1200) options, but only one other option, a UHD+ 4K glossy screen (i.e. super reflective and useless for business use screen), yet the X1 Nano gets a very appropriate (less battery eating display) 2K anti-glare option?!?!? The X1 Carbon Gen9 should have come with a 2560x1600 screen in matte, not the ridiculous battery sucking and glossy finished UHD+ 4k option.

 

Is the "glossy screen" you are referring to the one that Lenovo specs show as:  

  • 16.0” WQUXGA (3840 x 2400) IPS, anti-reflective, anti-smudge, touchscreen with Dolby Vision™, HDR 400, 600 nits

If so, then "anti-reflective" doesn't mean much.

 

The do offer a model with screen:

  • Display : 16.0" WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS, anti-glare, 400 nits
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