07-18-2019 09:30 PM
Missing the option to select Core i9 with these models, they're also not sold with an i9 option.
When will the i9 and OLED models be available for puchase in NA?
07-18-2019 09:59 PM
Not cancelled. It is very common for new models to have a limited selection of options resulting from delays from suppliers
07-19-2019 09:32 AM
I only have access to the same rumors that you do If I remember correctly, that when the X1 Extreme and P1 were released last year it was a month or two before the 4k HDR screen was available. I assume the multi-touch OLED screens and I9 CPUs are not available in quantities to support manufacturing processes.
07-31-2019 02:08 AM
Spoke with the customer chat thingy yesterday. If they are to be believed then the P1 should get the i9-9880H around end of September / beginning of October. I specifically asked for when it will be available in Denmark though.. probably too long of a wait for me.. :-(
07-31-2019 03:59 AM
Haven't seen ANY models of the X1E or P1 Gen2 in Finland, from what I heard from the distributors, generally not in any Scandinavian countries right now. It's not common for Lenovo to delay certain regions for quite so long, so I'm guessing there's some major issues with Intel delaying component availability.
I would take the i9 estimates with a grain of salt too. Intel hasn't kept any estimates for any products for the past few years.
07-31-2019 09:29 AM
I've been visiting the Lenovo site regularly and I saw the OLED option available with an Aug 15 delivery date last week. I just visited again today and no longer see an OLED option in the configurator. Seems like there may be supply problems with the Samsung panel? I've seen the panel in person on an HP x360 and it's lovely.
09-11-2019 07:36 AM
Any updates on the i9 yet? We are now on Gen 2 and nothing? I'm holding out as long as I can. I really want this and want to buy the fastest model possible! But I may have to buy another round of macbook pro if it doesnt come out soon!
09-11-2019 04:13 PM
Well, if you're living in the UK / Ireland, you all got your wish, as this configuration is now available here. Unfortunately they have (temporarily?) discontinued the 4K IPS screen.
I am utterly mystified why anyone would buy an i9 / OLED configuration. Many of the latest machines appear to be (BIOS?) limited to around 30W on long multi-core runs. An i7-9850 X1 Extreme performs markedly worse than an i7-8750 X1 Extreme in Cinebench (see notebookcheck). What can the i9 possibly bring to the table in this chassis? I've seen an i7-9750 clocked to near it's 4GHz limit on YouTube. It was severely undervolted and still consumed close to 60W. That was in a chunky laptop whith leafblower fans. You're not going to come anywhere close in the X1 Extreme chassis, even if / when the BIOS is fixed. I guess it's possible the 8 cores will beat 6 in some scenarios, but I'd wait for benchmarks.
As to the OLED screen, I don't get that either. Who wants a shiny reflective screen (and make no mistake, it will be reflective)? Who wants possible burn-in issues? Who wants the lower brightness? Who needs a touchscreen in a non-convertible laptop? Yes, the black levels should be fabulous, but that's about the only upside I can see.