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Can anyone test the measured WATT consumption of the Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2018 model?(6:th generation)

2018-08-04, 11:29 AM



If you have a watt meter such as the one below, when you put your Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2018/6:th gen under maximum load for long, what power consumption does it actually show?


Personally I'm asking this because I'm pondering buying an Akitio Node Pro Thunderbolt 3 enclosure, which would work as laptop charger through the USBC-Thunderbolt cable's "Power Delivery" function, however it gives 60W while the X1 6:th gen comes with a 65W charger. I wonder if the 60W charger would work in the real world.


Things you can do to maximize load on your laptop:
 * put your laptop on maximum load max

   * CPU like calculating a zillion decimals of pi,

   * read disk all the time like some disk benchmarking program, 

 * run something on the laptop's built-in display too like loop a video, and

 * plug in one or two 2.5" harddrives to the USB plugs and run disk benchmarking on it/them too.


I think this the real world max watt consumption is very interesting for the world to know, also if you want to know how much you are really pay for your laptop being powered on, this is central for you to test.


(I'm making a separate thread where I ask the same thing for Yoga 3:rd gen)


Thank you and most grateful for any followup!




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