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[Bauer Systems] [Bauer Systems]/$500/Refurb X1 Carbon *3rd* Gen/14" TOUCH 2560x1440/i5-5300U/8GBRAM/128SSD/Win 10 Pro/Updated w/ Review!

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Jul 19, 2018
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Been tempted by this daily but I think I'll wait another ~year as I really don't need a laptop. The 4th gen X1's should be nearing end of life for enterprise soon and hitting the used market hopefully around or just above this price. They had a huge upgrade in battery life.
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Sep 8, 2010
283 posts
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Ottawa
they have a 1 year warranty but 45 days for battery and it's for 15 min up-time on battery only. I'd like to buy a refurbished Lenovo thinkpad or X1 but thinking about the battery turns me off.
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Oct 16, 2002
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They are gone anyway but the biggest concern is CPU performance. 8 years ago I bought a mid-range business laptop Vostro V131 for about $600. Cpumark score for it is about 3500 and it had a battery life of about 7 hours when new.
8 years later X1 at a similar price gets CPU with about 3800 cpumark in this laptop and battery life of probably same 7 hours. Would've expected things to be drastically faster lasting longer at same $$$ now.
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Jun 4, 2012
548 posts
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Calgary
Got mine, looks perfect with no visible damage or issues. Approximately 10% battery wear. I might peel the screen protector film off in the future but definitely happy with the purchase.
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Jun 27, 2004
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methyl wrote:
Jan 26th, 2019 11:35 am
They are gone anyway but the biggest concern is CPU performance. 8 years ago I bought a mid-range business laptop Vostro V131 for about $600. Cpumark score for it is about 3500 and it had a battery life of about 7 hours when new. 8 years later X1 at a similar price gets CPU with about 3800 cpumark in this laptop and battery life of probably same 7 hours. Would've expected things to be drastically faster lasting longer at same $$$ now.
V131: "Components common to every model include a 13.3-inch, 1366 by 768 display,"

Any problems with the battery pack on your Vostro? I've seen a few (looks similar to V131) that had expanding packs. It's like all the chemicals migrated over to one part of the square pack. Cool looking machines, though. Very sleek, but looks aren't everything.

edit// Okay, V131 has a different battery pack than the one I saw. Lucky for you :) . The one I saw was internal, in a square shape.
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Jan 26, 2003
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OongaLoonga wrote:
Jan 24th, 2019 6:23 pm
Anyone recommend a good sleeve for the X1C?
just bought the amazon basics 14" sleeve and it fits fine. but i'm not too picky ...
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rabbit wrote:
Jan 27th, 2019 3:19 am
V131: "Components common to every model include a 13.3-inch, 1366 by 768 display,"

Any problems with the battery pack on your Vostro? I've seen a few (looks similar to V131) that had expanding packs. It's like all the chemicals migrated over to one part of the square pack. Cool looking machines, though. Very sleek, but looks aren't everything.

edit// Okay, V131 has a different battery pack than the one I saw. Lucky for you :) . The one I saw was internal, in a square shape.

Mine came with a 6 cell extended battery and didn't have such an issue, but capacity is down to something like 30-35%.
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May 15, 2016
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I don't know how these business laptops get such horrible battery life. My old t450s is still over 95% after almost 4 years of use.
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Jul 23, 2018
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miss_swan wrote:
Jan 27th, 2019 7:15 am
just bought the amazon basics 14" sleeve and it fits fine. but i'm not too picky ...
Thanks. Does the charger fit too?
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Jan 14, 2017
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I received my order Friday and had a chance to open box today. I haven't installed OS yet, so I can only comment on physical condition. Overall it us in good condition except for the top cover which has gashes/rub area on both left and right edges (down a few layers of plastic) and lots of swirls on it; also keyboard has what looks like white paint splashes on it, not easily removable. Is this within their definition of A grade?
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OongaLoonga wrote:
Jan 27th, 2019 3:37 pm
Thanks. Does the charger fit too?
don't know but I don't think so. well, it actually could probably fit but it would be super tight and not a good idea. it's for my son and i just told him to throw his charger into his school backpack. the sleeve is just for the laptop itself.
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Jul 23, 2018
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@Glancealot 2 more have shown up on the sheet. Possibly the returns from the people who complained here. In case you want to try your luck again.
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Nov 22, 2017
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I've been eyeing this laptop for most of my life now and having bought a t420s from bauer many years ago, I thought this was a steal. Even picked up from their location and had the pleasure of meeting Mitch Bauer himself, who was very much a gentleman. Ordered last week and had a feeling of genuine excitement as my main computer is an LGA 775 based piece of Frankenstein trash . After reading about the dissatisfaction that some had experienced with their orders and the consequent returns, I became increasingly paranoid and asked Mohit (presumably the man behind the operation) if he was he going to stick me with those unwanted, returned, computers? He assured me that they wouldn't do that (Mohit was great, prompt and concise as always). After payment, it took two business days to arrive.

When the laptop arrived, via canpar (apparently a terrible shipping company - with whom I had no trouble or concerns). Normally I wouldn't post, but I'm blown away at the condition of the device. 6 hours of battery life, 4K touchscreen.

The only problem is the feeling that I've committed a crime because of the value I received for the money spent.
Newbie
Aug 23, 2012
14 posts
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Ottawa
Heads up that there's been a big restock of these units (and a couple 1920x1080 options for a bit cheaper)

edit: kind of worried about playing the lottery here and wish I could see pictures of which unit I'm getting beforehand. Is this the 1440p glossy screen?
Newbie
Jul 23, 2018
99 posts
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Hello. An old thread but. How is the speaker quality on everyone's X1 3rd gen from Bauer?
My speakers are terrible, even on full volume. With earphones, it's fine at 30-40%. I don't know if that's the way it is, or if something is wrong with the speakers. I got it a while back but never bothered to ask until now.

Also, has anyone successfully installed a 1TB NVMe SSD? I heard there was a bios update to support NVMEe but not sure how true that is, or if it works.

Thanks!

@Glancealot - hoping you can help!

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