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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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sid8tive wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 9:23 am
Much better value for money than an Intel NUC, that's for sure. I bought a NUC for media-center purposes (streaming only), but that was before I discovered Bauer & Co. :)
is there any particular model that is better? I mean, i see the tiny for $100... that seems like a steal... when brand new is about $350...

i'm keeping an eye on the SSD version... I have a tower desktop that i bought 6 years ago with a 60gig ssd and while i'm running out of free space now, it still runs quite fast.
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CrazyJo82 wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 12:27 pm
is there any particular model that is better? I mean, i see the tiny for $100... that seems like a steal... when brand new is about $350...

i'm keeping an eye on the SSD version... I have a tower desktop that i bought 6 years ago with a 60gig ssd and while i'm running out of free space now, it still runs quite fast.
What are your media-center use cases? For simple streaming, the $100 one will do well. If you want it to be a Plex server, beefier the CPU, better the performance.

The NUC I have is based on the Celeron J4005 and costs more than what it's worth. The $100 TINY is based on the G3220(T). The Pentium wins hands down compared to the Celeron, so certainly a steal:
https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/I ... 7vsm473105
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What's everyone's opinion on the X1 vs the X260 listed right underneath? Same price but better processor (6300u), bigger HDD (256gb) and smaller form factor (if you're into that). I hear the x260 is a bit thicker and less sexy looking, but build quality is still great and it has more ports. Possibly better to upgrade internals and bigger battery life? I love 13 inch laptops but it looks like I'll have to decide between this 14 inch X1 or this 12 inch X260.
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CrazyJo82 wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 9:20 am
has anyone ordered the lenovo tiny desktop? would like to hear some feedback. the contact centre at my work are using these tiny desktop which are fantastic desk space savers... and i want to get one to use as a media centre (mostly streaming videos) and browsing...
Been using one since they came out (i5-4570T plus SSD) and it is a very fast and quiet unit. More then capable for video/browsing, plus I use it for some lighter steam games (You don't know jack, stardew valley, etc). You'll need a display port to HDMI adapter.

I also use the Lenovo N5902 Multimedia Remote with Keyboard for controlling Kodi (although not recommended if you need to type a lot)
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RFDyahUknowme wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 3:29 am
Thanks. Think they'll allow me to go to their location and "pick one"? Assuming they have them on site.
Both times i have ordered I emailed first and it was ready in a couple of hours.
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sid8tive wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 12:35 pm

What are your media-center use cases? For simple streaming, the $100 one will do well. If you want it to be a Plex server, beefier the CPU, better the performance.

The NUC I have is based on the Celeron J4005 and costs more than what it's worth. The $100 TINY is based on the G3220(T). The Pentium wins hands down compared to the Celeron, so certainly a steal:
https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/I ... 7vsm473105
teamocil wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 1:21 pm
Been using one since they came out (i5-4570T plus SSD) and it is a very fast and quiet unit. More then capable for video/browsing, plus I use it for some lighter steam games (You don't know jack, stardew valley, etc). You'll need a display port to HDMI adapter.

I also use the Lenovo N5902 Multimedia Remote with Keyboard for controlling Kodi (although not recommended if you need to type a lot)
in my personal experience, i would prefer prefer the SSD. I will most likely be streaming TV service with the Rogers Anywhere TV and Netflix and maybe some Steam.
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tk1000 wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 12:04 pm
All touchscreen laptops/notebooks have a glossy screen. afaik
Last year's 6th gen X1 carbon laptops actually have a *matte* touchscreen option!

In fact, I just found this Linus Tech Tips review of the 3rd gen X1 w/2560x1440 display (the one I think Bauer is selling), and in it, Linus says it's matte too:

(around the 4:20 mark)
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Hey guys

I bought this 1tb WD blue to replace the ssd for $154.99. https://www.canadacomputers.com/product ... _id=114575

Just wondering if it is compatible??? I mean everything I read says so but just throwing it by other owners and people with x1 carbons.

I was originally looking at the 500gb crucial for $86. https://www.amazon.ca/Crucial-MX500-500 ... 00gb&psc=1

Much appreciated - Thanks
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tk1000 wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 12:04 pm
All touchscreen laptops/notebooks have a glossy screen. afaik
sid8tive wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 12:20 pm
Agreed.
My work has provided a T460s with matte touchscreen.
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the one wrote:
Jan 11th, 2019 10:08 am
My work has provided a T460s with matte touchscreen.
Wow. Thank you :) Learned something new today.
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FYI, the battery wear changed to 9% (from 17%) after, what I assume, a self re-calibration.
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Glancealot wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 12:45 pm
FYI, the battery wear changed to 9% (from 17%) after, what I assume, a self re-calibration.
I wonder how accurate HWMonitors battery wear percentage is. I tried it on my 10 year old Sony Viao and it said 28% where as the battery report generated in windows 10 was closer to 60% (I believe this number to be accurate since I only get 1.5 hours off the charger at best :( )
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smartchow wrote:
Jan 14th, 2019 1:13 pm
I wonder how accurate HWMonitors battery wear percentage is. I tried it on my 10 year old Sony Viao and it said 28% where as the battery report generated in windows 10 was closer to 60% (I believe this number to be accurate since I only get 1.5 hours off the charger at best :( )
I sold the laptop on kijiji for a small profit, so I cannot check the windows 10 percentage anymore to see if they are consistent. anyone else?

edit, since someone asked me:

I was happy with it. But I always post my computers (even the ones that I am currently using) on kijiji where the price is slightly higher than the cost. (posting kijiji ads is free anyway)

this way I always get to buy a new one when the one i am using is sold.
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The tiny for $100 is listed wrong as a M93p (G3220T cpu) ) . The model # indicates it's a M73 Tiny.

CrazyJo82 wrote:
Jan 10th, 2019 12:27 pm
is there any particular model that is better? I mean, i see the tiny for $100... that seems like a steal... when brand new is about $350...

i'm keeping an eye on the SSD version... I have a tower desktop that i bought 6 years ago with a 60gig ssd and while i'm running out of free space now, it still runs quite fast.
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man I regret that I sold my x1 already, ended up buying another one Face With Tears Of Joy.
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