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X270 queries before ordering

2018-05-08, 8:04 AM

I am about to replace my X230T by a X270, and have a few questions about X270 specs and about running linux on it.  I am configuring the X270 with a FHD touch display, 16GB RAM, and a 500GB 2.5-inch SATA HDD (not SSD) that I will upgrade.

 

1. The HDMI external video out specs mention 4k @ 24Hz.  No other resolutions execept 4k nor any other frame rate is specified. If I run external video through HDMI at FHD resolution (1920x1080), I would expect a higher frame refresh rate, at least 75Hz. Is that correct?

 

2. I currently set battery start/stop charge thresholds on my X230T, to protect long term battery health (I use the acpi_call kernel module for this).  Can battery charging start/stop thresholds be set on the X270?

 

3. If I run my desktop display on the FHD IPS screen at 1600x900 (instead of 1920x1080 FHD), will it cause any blur issues?

 

4. I plan to replace the 500GB HDD by a 2TB SATA HDD, and also put a M.2 2242 SSD (32GB) that I own into the WWAN slot. Will I be able to boot from either drive?

 

5. I run Linux Mint 17.2 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) on my X230T (rock solid, running continuously for more than 2 years). What is a linux distro that is good for X270 (good means stable and supports everything)?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Re: X270 queries before ordering

2018-05-11, 8:13 AM

I am going for the X1 Carbon 2017 5th Gen (mainly for the bigger screen compared to the X270).

 

I was also considering the X1 Carbon 2018 6th Gen (which is now at Lenovo actually cheaper than the 5th Gen X1C), but at this moment it has more issues when running linux.

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Re: X270 queries before ordering

2018-05-12, 5:28 AM

Can check the full specs on here.

https://www.google.com.sg/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%2520X270/ThinkPad_X270_Platform_Specifications.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwj6zMCNuP_aAhWMvI8KHTP2BFIQFjADegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw2EBGVlNjMkqLDEspXEStW4

 

https://i.imgur.com/dBkwpCz.jpg

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Re: X270 queries before ordering

2018-05-12, 5:54 AM

Thanks, but I decided to drop the X270 and shell out a lot of extra $$$ to go for the higher end X1 Carbon 5th Gen, which has almost as good linux support but a larger physical screen (while being lighter and thinner than the X270).

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