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X201: Roll cage(s) or not?

2010-04-24, 3:00 AM

Can anyone give a definitive answer as to whether or not the X201 has a top or top and bottom roll cage?

 

The current tabook states:

Compared to the X201, the X201s has ..., and roll cage in display cover.

 

The tabook makes no mention of a roll cage for the X201, so together the implication is clear: the X201 has no roll cage.

 

Except most of the reviews of the X201 (specifically not the X201s) claim it does have a roll cage (some say top and bottom). 

 

And on Lenovo's website, it states here:

Next-generation ThinkPad roll cage on X201, X201s, X301 and X200s

 

Note the inclusion of the X201 in the list.

 

So, which is it? Yes, or no? And top and bottom, or just top?

 

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Re: X201: Roll cage(s) or not?

2010-04-24, 3:25 AM

the top case uses a magnesium alloy cover, there is no rollcage as such. The bottom uses a magnesium rollcage and casing. 

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Re: X201: Roll cage(s) or not?

2010-04-24, 3:30 AM

Thanks for the super fast reply!

 

So then both quotes are actually correct (except the tabook should mention the existence of the bottom roll cage, shouldn't it?).

 

In your opinion, would you say the magnesium alloy cover would be about as effective at preventing damage as the X201s' roll cage? Or might the roll cage be a reason to prefer the X201s?

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Re: X201: Roll cage(s) or not?

2010-04-24, 6:09 AM

the X201s use a carbon fiber/glass fiber composite top cover, while the X201 uses magnesium alloy top cover. Strength wise, i think they are pretty much about the same, but the glass fiber/carbon fiber cover has better resistant to crack propagation, if you did crack the cover due to some reason.  

 

X201s and X201 bottom both use the same magnesium alloy construction, it is only the top cover that differs. 

 

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/landing_pages/thinkpad/2010/X201-X201s-X201tablet

 

Magnesium alloy top and bottom covers (X201) or a carbon-glass fiber top cover (X201s)

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2010-04-24, 14:27 PM

Thank you so much for that excellent answer!

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Re: X201: Roll cage(s) or not?

2016-03-05, 15:37 PM

Hi lead_org,

 

it has been asked long time ago but may i ask is there any top magnesium alloy roll cage on X201s instead of carbon fiber/glass fiber composite top cover like R61 top roll cage in the picture below?

 

ThinkPad X201 3680-AD6 / Intel Core i5 M560 2.67Ghz / DDR3 8GB / Intel SSD 730 Series 240GB / 12.1 WXGA 1280x800p / Dual boot Win10 Pro x64 + Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64bit / X200 Ultrabase / ThinkVision LT2252p
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Re: X201: Roll cage(s) or not?

2016-03-06, 12:21 PM

wrote:

is there any top magnesium alloy roll cage on X201s instead of carbon fiber/glass fiber composite top cover like R61 top roll cage in the picture below?

 

 


Nope.

 

Top MG roll cages were not used in X2xx/s/Tablet series, 

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Re: X201: Roll cage(s) or not?

2016-11-15, 10:22 AM

at least can we make any protection for the X201 lcd screen from behind to avoid damages? today morning i mistakenly stepped on my x201 while lid was closed. i opened and thx god lcd didnt crakked but there are 2 dark reddish circular marks which appears on black color only.

ThinkPad X201 3680-AD6 / Intel Core i5 M560 2.67Ghz / DDR3 8GB / Intel SSD 730 Series 240GB / 12.1 WXGA 1280x800p / Dual boot Win10 Pro x64 + Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64bit / X200 Ultrabase / ThinkVision LT2252p
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