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dualmonitors
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X1 Carbon: Headphone jack or combo Microphone/Headphone jack?

Hi All:

 

i have thus far been unable to confirm if the headphones jack on the right side is a headphones ONLY jack or a combo microphone/headphones jack.  

 

It would make no sense to put in a headphones ONLY jack, but stranger things have happened in this world.

 

I've seen conflicting reports.   

 

May I ask for a definitive confirmation please?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Re: X1 Carbon: Headphone jack or combo Microphone/Headphone jack?

It's crazy that the Lenovo site still doesn't have a X1 Carbon spec sheet.

 

The photo in The Verge review gallery shows a combo jack.

 

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Re: X1 Carbon: Headphone jack or combo Microphone/Headphone jack?

Hello all,

 

The jack on the side of the computer is an combo audio jack, and it has the picture of a headset with a mic on it, therefore I would assume it is for a headset with a microphone built in or for just a headset, or just a microphone.

If this is incorrect and you buy one, you can always invest in a $5 USB>microphone combo.

 

Also, the USB ports on the X1 Carbon are 3.0 as well.  The ports are not colored Blue due to the computer not having any USB 2.0 ports.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Alex


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Re: X1 Carbon: Headphone jack or combo Microphone/Headphone jack?

I don't think you're correct about the USB.

 

I was under the impression there would be one USB 2.0, and one USB 3.0.

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Re: X1 Carbon: Headphone jack or combo Microphone/Headphone jack?

the "if the headphones jack were to be headphones only, then just buy a usb microphone" isn't a solution.

 

who wants TWO wires dangling?

 

additionally,  it is well documented by numerous reviewers that the USB ports are one 2.0 and one 3.0.   the right side one is 3.0, the left side one is 2.0.

 

it was also documented that a good number of reviewers were miffed about how they didn't bother to color code them for differentiation.

 

one reviewer even mentioned the new, rectangular power plug, is the same height as the USB 3.0 port, so just going by feel won't let you know which is which if you were in a darker environment - so he said.

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Re: X1 Carbon: Headphone jack or combo Microphone/Headphone jack?

I do apologize for any confusion.  dualmonitors you are correct about the USB 2.0 on the left side of the computer.  This USB 2.0 is an always on USB port.  It will have power no matter if the computer is on or not. 

 

On the headset jack it is a combo jack.  Therefore, supporting both a headset and microphone.  It is correct that the USB ports are not color coated but a USB 2.0 device will work in a 3.0 port.  Just not the other way around. 

 

The power plug is in fact rectangular and not color coated, toward the back of the machine on the left side.

 

There is also a mini Display Port on the computer.  If you have a device that is not mini display you will need a miniDP to VGA/HDMI Dongle, same as the X1.

 

A USB to Ethernet Dongle is required to connect to a wired connection.  This is something new for the thinkpad line. 

But there is a SIM slot as well.

 

Hope this helps with any port questions on the X1.

 

Regards,

 

Alex

 


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