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X240 live on US website...where's the FHD display?

2013-10-22, 20:12 PM

Wasn't the X240 supposed to have a FHD display? It still comes with a LOW RES "HD" display? Is Lenovo TRYING to kill the X2xx line? They're doing a great job...

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Re: X240 live on US website...where's the FHD display?

2013-10-22, 20:50 PM

I gotta agree with you. There's no way I'd ever settle for the old display. Way too many applications and websites that just don't work well in 13xx x 768. Pretty disappointing.

 

For the first time in over a decade we've actually started shopping other manufacturers for our business machines and it's not because they've gotten better.

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Re: X240 live on US website...where's the FHD display?

2013-10-23, 4:01 AM

wrote:

Wasn't the X240 supposed to have a FHD display? It still comes with a LOW RES "HD" display? Is Lenovo TRYING to kill the X2xx line? They're doing a great job...



 I disagree, if corporations, like Booz Allen Hamilton are an indicator, they purchased x200s, x201s, x220s, etc. by the truckload! It fits their business model just fine (and the same applies to many other organizations). It is a corporate business/environment oriented design, for the road warrior. Check email, SharePoint and the company’s intranet via VPN.


Now since I don’t want to eat crow, and if history is an indicator. The higher resolution display will be a late launch, with limited availability and the product being dropped due to (screen) supply issues.

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Re: X240 live on US website...where's the FHD display?

2013-10-31, 19:15 PM
I'm in the market for a new laptop within the next month or so.  I've been waiting and waiting for the x240s be be announced for sale outside of Asia, but it looks like that is never going to happen.  So, the regular x240 is it, it seems.
I go to the website and configure a Core i7 model with 8GB of Ram and a 256GB SSD, but the only option available for LCDs is the miserable 1366x768 one.
 
To get my display question answered I fire up the sales chat.  Anthony here tells me that FHD displays wont be an option and that consumers will not be able to purchase them.
 
Zach:  When are you going to have the regular x240 with FHD screens?
_Anthony B:  it will not be available with FHD
Zach:  Uh, that's contrary to what the release specs say
Zach:  HD, IPS HD, FHD, FHD Touch are the options.
_Anthony B:  sorry about that but this model will only have HD and HD IPS
Zach:  The official specs say FHD
_Anthony B:  it wont be available
_Anthony B:  please look at bullet note above that
_Anthony B:  specification will vary by region
_Anthony B:  will NOT again be available for purchase to consumers
Zach:  So the US only gets HD screens?
_Anthony B:  everyone will unless you are an enterprise company through relationship, then you have options to different specs such as display that is for bulk bids

Zach:  I see.

 

So, I have been holding out for months for a new school/work laptop and then I find this out.  If this is true, it's completely unacceptable. Aside from this, the configuration cost for the x240 I priced out was over $2000 without a decent FHD screen.  Is Lenovo aware that a thinner, 13" Retina Macbook Pro can be had with a faster CPU, twice the Ram (16GB), a PCIe SSD and a 2560x1600 IPS screen for $1999?

 

Can someone please explain to me what's going on here?

 

Edit: Rage mode off.

 

Moderator Note; subject edited; post merged in. Was; What is the real deal with the x240?

 

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10-21-2011

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Re: X240 live on US website...where's the FHD display?

2013-10-31, 21:00 PM

The FHD option is going to be added later, around December or January.

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01-06-2014

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Re: X240 live on US website...where's the FHD display?

2014-01-06, 18:25 PM

It's January now, still no FHD option in the shop, nor on partnershops here in germany. 

 

I'd buy it with FHD. 

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Re: X240 live on US website...where's the FHD display?

2014-01-08, 14:50 PM

Well, lenovo is either loosing interest in this area or they want to be next apple where you're forced to use what they give, not what you need. I was about to buy x240 and found out that the "thinner, lighter" "Ultrabook" weighs as much as the x220 "laptop" I bought almost 3 years ago! And, supports only 8GB memory! Still with vertical scrolling nightmare screen they've the odacity to call HD! Please lenovo make x250 with Full HD and SSD 256 by default. Thank you.

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Re: X240 live on US website...where's the FHD display?

2014-01-19, 1:18 AM
FHD touch now available on the US website:

12.5" FHD (1920 x 1080) LED Backlit AntiGlare IPS Touch Display, Mobile Broadband Ready
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