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[Lenovo Canada] ThinkPad T480 TAX TIME SALE, up to $762.25 OFF

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death_hawk wrote:
Apr 9th, 2019 1:29 am
It's the reason I still buy business notebooks. They actually HAVE Windows 7 drivers.

Although it looks like this is the end of the line.
T490 looks like Windows 8.1 as a bare minimum according to the support site.
I tried WIndows 10 on a new laptop recently. It was surprising stable and good. This is quite unlike upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10 on my refurbished T420 a couple of years back when the upgrade was free of charge. In the end, I reverted back to Windows 7 till now.
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vivibaby wrote:
Apr 9th, 2019 12:26 pm
How often do you remove the battery?
It's really the loss of the 72 whr rear battery. I'm pretty upset they are ditching it.
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drdtyc wrote:
Apr 9th, 2019 8:48 pm
I tried WIndows 10 on a new laptop recently. It was surprising stable and good. This is quite unlike upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10 on my refurbished T420 a couple of years back when the upgrade was free of charge. In the end, I reverted back to Windows 7 till now.
Still is.
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just bought a lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon 8 gb 512 ssd for 1100 dollars because of RDF.
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saberX wrote:
Apr 9th, 2019 12:16 pm
It was this same config. With 8250U and 512 SSD. Family day sale.
Should be paying more attention :-)
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Ztech7016 wrote:
Apr 10th, 2019 11:04 am
just bought a lenovo thinkpad x1 carbon 8 gb 512 ssd for 1100 dollars because of RDF.
How did you get it for that price? From what I am seeing, the price starts at $1481.25...do you have a direct link plwase?
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redflagdealsnewb wrote:
Apr 9th, 2019 12:03 am
Should I go for the 1920 x 1080 IPS or the 2560 x 1440 IPS.

Some people think the 1080 screen is pretty crappy. I only plan on using it for office applications, but I want it to last a while.
It's hard to even describe how bad the lenovo 1080p panels are. sRGB is covered like 55%: magenta looks pink, yellow looks shitty brown, bright red looks dark red... a shitty $100 monitor has better colour reproduction. Also the screen is REALLY dim, like 2009 laptops dim. I don't really know why Lenovo keeps blemishing otherwise great machines with these screens.. it's not like they need to go for some custom calibrated 4k expensive stuff.

If you ABSOLUTELY do not care about colours, and will never use the laptop in a well-lit room, I guess it's ok.
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ericornucopia wrote:
Apr 10th, 2019 12:25 pm
Probably referring to 5th generation with i5-6200:

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/th ... 2TP2TXX15G
Yes, its a 5th generation but its a work laptop. You don't need bells and whistles to do email, excel, and powerpoint presentations. Its got a 3 cell 56wh battery and it should go 7-8 hours no problem. 512 ssd.. you can't go wrong with this deal.

At the end of the day-keyboard, battery life, storage capacity, durability, multiple inputs, great screen (not talking 4k) (ie. usb, hdmi, usb type c , sd card reader) and good AC wifi adapter is what we really need in laptop
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drdtyc wrote:
Apr 9th, 2019 8:48 pm
I tried WIndows 10 on a new laptop recently. It was surprising stable and good. This is quite unlike upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10 on my refurbished T420 a couple of years back when the upgrade was free of charge. In the end, I reverted back to Windows 7 till now.
They are about to end support for Windows 7 January 2020 so you might want to start using windows 10 and get comfortable with the operating system.
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Intel skylake (6XXX series) is also the last to natively support windows 7 as Microsoft blocks updates for Win 7 on anything newer although there are unofficial work arounds.
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Still using a t420 and t530 for personal use and just received the X1 Carbon Yoga as a replacement for work t540. If it wasn't for the weight of the T540 with the extended battery, I would welcome it back. X1 is great for travel.
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I am thinking of returning my gaming Dell G5 laptop for a small lightweight machine. It is heavy my gaming laptop and I dont see my self carrying it around no more.....

I want something to last and take a beating... This might do.
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matus201 wrote:
Apr 10th, 2019 12:47 pm
It's hard to even describe how bad the lenovo 1080p panels are. sRGB is covered like 55%: magenta looks pink, yellow looks shitty brown, bright red looks dark red... a shitty $100 monitor has better colour reproduction. Also the screen is REALLY dim, like 2009 laptops dim. I don't really know why Lenovo keeps blemishing otherwise great machines with these screens.. it's not like they need to go for some custom calibrated 4k expensive stuff.

If you ABSOLUTELY do not care about colours, and will never use the laptop in a well-lit room, I guess it's ok.
Most 1080p panels used by Lenovo are fine. The problem is moreso the criminal factory color settings applied by the Intel display driver. Disable most of the power saving features, which really just brighten the image by washing out the colors, boost saturation a bit and it looks very good.

The AU Optronics panels are better than the Innolux, but both very serviceable.
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With the #60 series WQHD became the premium option and the FHD panels used are garbage. Worse than the #50 series. WQHD upgrade is highly recommended.

I agree with matus on all points. The FHD touch panels used have terrible sRGB coverage, some of them have PWM dimming (panel lottery), and brightness is lower.

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