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[Lenovo Canada] Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen I5 256ssd 16gb ram $983.95

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[Lenovo Canada] Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen I5 256ssd 16gb ram $983.95

For $20 more you can get one in silver with a 3 year warranty with same specs. Reviews seem positive. I was on there looking at the S540's when I stumbled on this in the "clearance" section

Processor
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8350U Processor with vPro™ (1.70 GHz, up to 3.60 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 6 MB Cache)

Operating System
Windows 10 Pro 64

Display Type
14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS anti-reflective, anti-smudge, touchscreen, 300 nits

Memory
16 GB LPDDR3 2133MHz (Soldered)

Hard Drive
256 GB PCIe SSD

Warranty
1 Year Depot or Carry-in

Graphics
Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620

Camera
IR & 720p HD

Pen
ThinkPad Pen Pro (Garaged)

Fingerprint Reader
Fingerprint Reader

Keyboard
Backlit - US English

Wireless
Intel® 8265 802.11AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 4.2 with vPro™

Integrated Mobile Broadband
None
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Seems to be clearing old stock. With 9% Rakuten and 5% education/military discount, I'd say this is pretty hot--can these be used on perkopolis discount??

Further, 2019 chips (8th gen U-series refresh and 10th gen U-series) in the 4th gen Yoga gives marginal performance gain at best.
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How do these two compare? HP x360

Main differences I see is 10th gen processor, 8 GB less RAM (pretty big difference unless it can be upgraded)
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eorsgg wrote: Seems to be clearing old stock. With 9% Rakuten and 5% education/military discount, I'd say this is pretty hot--can these be used on perkopolis discount??

Further, 2019 chips (8th gen U-series refresh and 10th gen U-series) in the 4th gen Yoga gives marginal performance gain at best.
how do you get education discount?

I logged in with perkopolis and looks to be the same price
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This computer is my daily driver since it came out . I have the everything max'ed out SKU but here are my thoughts:

- I have the 1440p 500nit dolby display so I can't comment on the 1080 except that the bezels are pretty thick on this device. It can be a boon sometimes when you actually use it in tablet mode so you have something to hold onto but it's mostly a big downside. 4th gen greatly reduced bezel size.
- SSD is easily upgradable yourself if you are comfortable installing a NVME ssd. The default SSD is pretty good
- The finger print reader is pretty poor, I have to have it relearn my fingerprint every few months
- Keyboard is not as good as a real thinkpad keyboard. It does however recess into the chassis when you go into tablet mode so the back doesn't feel like you're pressing a bunch of keys. Neat little trick but 99% of the time you won't care.
- Audio port has known "popping" sound issue that may have been fixed after initial batch (unknown)
- It is VERY durable for a device of this type. I've dropped it from chest height, no damage
- Cooling is really bad... you're going to want to repaste it and undervolt it if you are doing any serious workloads. For sustained, tough workloads this is not a good choice but funnily enough Lenovo allowed this model the highest burst TDP of all its laptops... 44W. Completely unsustainable for more than a few seconds but for a lot of people who just load up a program or a website or something and then browse for a few minutes and repeat, basically it's a 44W CPU for them. The fan is underpowered and also further restrained by Lenovo firmware that doesn't allow it to spin up until temps are too high/already throttling. It is a PITA to adjust the fan.
- The pen is nice, but I would say the device is overall a little too large and the screen size a tad too small for it to be used for anything better than an occasional desperate jot.
- Pretty good I/O!
- 4 lane Thunderbolt 3 for e-gpu support or lots of monitors if you want and a full size HDMI

I like to use my laptops in tent mode when I'm at a desk with my own peripherals and for that purpose this computer has been good to me. I think for under $1000 this is a good deal but I wouldn't pay too much more than that and I would suggest this mostly to users who highly value tent-mode to save desk space and excellent I/O. Don't put too much stock into its tablet capabilities or its pen.
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16GB is a must if you are using it as your main computer.
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sexyj wrote: 16GB is a must if you are using it as your main computer.
...whut?
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I own this from Nov 2018 **(fully upgraded, not just i5)
Paid 2k, w top end screen, highest i7, 3y warranty onsite,

I rarely use the yoga function, it's a waste. Don't use the pen, it just isn't intuitive, you have to build a specific workflow for it. It's not clear to me in my Gmail, pdf, and spreadsheets part of my business, how it fits in.
I got it for marking up plans and drawings in pdf.. Found its just easier to use drawboard and no pen. (open to suggestions)
Battery life sucks, same as my old mb air
Doesn't goto sleep/hibernate properly, suspect hinge issue. Will further investigate w tech support after covid
Gets really hot

Happy with build quality outside of the sleep issue.

I'd get a normal non yoga version next time.
Have owned think pads for yikes almost 20 years..

Configuration Details
● Intel Core i7-8650U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)
● Windows 10 Pro 64
● Windows 10 Pro 64 English
● 14.0" WQHD (2560x1440) IPS, 500nit, Touch
● 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz Soldered
● Integrated Graphics
● 256GB Solid State Drive M.2 2280 NVMe, Opal 2.0
● Black
● 720p HD Camera with MIC
● ThinkPad Pen Pro (Garaged)
● ThinkPad Backlit Keyboard English with Finger Print Reader and C-cover, Black
● Integrated fingerprint reader
● Hardware dTPM
● Hardware dTPM2.0 Enabled
● 4 cell Li-Polymer 54Wh
● 65W AC Adapter (2pin) - US (USB Type C)
● Intel Dual Band Wireless AC(2x2) 8265, Bluetooth Version 4.1, vPro
● vPro Certified
● 14.0" WQHD (2560x1440) IPS, 500nit, Touch, WLAN, No WWAN, 720p HD Camera with shutter, Mic, Black, HDR
● Intel UHD Graphics 620
● Publication - English
● Retail Packaging
Item:
3Y Onsite upgrade from 1Y Depot/CCI
Price:
$139.62
Item:
3-yr Sealed Battery compatible with On-site warranty

Price:
$27.30
Item:
3-yr Keep Your Drive compatible with On-site warranty
Part No:

Status
3-yr Tech Install CRU compatible with On-site warranty
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16GB is a must if you are using it as your main computer.
hanmaan wrote: ...whut?
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pretty solid deal tbh.

You never see x1 deals for 1k, let alone a yoga.
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is it @983.95 or there are any additional discounts that can be added?
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If you're getting this laptop, make sure to check your firmware. There's a dying Thunderbolt issue that can be easily resolved by updating it. I'm not too sure if Lenevo automatically updates this for you, but it shouldn't be too difficult.
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Please put the price in the title OP.
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Does Rakuten recognize this as a successful shopping trip if perkopolis is used?
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sexyj wrote: 16GB is a must if you are using it as your main computer.
not necessarily, most people have 8GB laptops and they just work fine. not everybody is a gamer or does video editing.
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Will Rakuten recognize the payment, if it was made through paylater by paybright? What're some disadvantages paying in installments? Thanks
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these are nice machines but lenovo wants $1000 for the 2 years old model. insane.
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Nice unit, tempted though don't really need the touchscreen/yoga functionality.

I read that as 3rd gen i5 in the title and automatically assumed this was a super expensive refurb lol.
spiralspirit wrote: these are nice machines but lenovo wants $1000 for the 2 years old model. insane.
They hold their value rather well, look at what some of the almost decade old refurbs are selling for compared to consumer laptops of similar spec/vintage. Crazy yes, but that's the market, someone is willing to pay that much!
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dracolnyte wrote: not necessarily, most people have 8GB laptops and they just work fine. not everybody is a gamer or does video editing.
I have 12GB of memory used just with a few excel/word sheets open and a bunch of Chrome tabs. 16GB is not technically necessary but it is the lowest I would accept in this day and age. 32GB is ideal if you do anything beyond normal use (I.e. photo/video editing) but generally not cost effective in notebooks.

More and more now you are seeing 8GB listed as minimum requirements for games/programs, and you don't usually want to have the minimum...

Right now I am using 37% of my 32GB RAM (11.84GB) with just Chrome, Excel, Word, Outlook, etc. The Windows 10 baseline RAM usage too is not insignificant.

Also note that if you have a laptop with only 8GB of RAM without a dedicated GPU, that iGPU is SHARING that 8GB of RAM (usually 1-2GB) so you won't have anywhere near 8GB free for regular tasks.
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spiralspirit wrote: these are nice machines but lenovo wants $1000 for the 2 years old model. insane.
Yeah this is not a great deal. It's a great chassis but $1000 for almost 3-year-old lower-end hardware (it's mid-2017) that is absolutely blown away by the 2020 products (Ryzen 4000 APUs in particular) is way too much IMO.

Also note that nobody ever paid $1800 for these things when they were new, so the discount amount is inflated as per typical Lenovo fashion. As always make sure you evaluate the laptop on it's merits as they pertain to you personal usage/budget, not the original MSRP that nobody paid.

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