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[Lenovo Canada] ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8, i5-10210U, 16G RAM, 512G SSD, FHD 400 nits, $1170

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SimonL556 wrote: I’m most likely out-of-the-loop on this one, but how is this a good deal ? Specs are decent, but nowhere near what I’d expect to get for 1300. Is it the build quality on these machine that make it worthwhile ?

Not downvoting, genuinely curious ..
Curious about what you'd expect to get for $1300... how about a link to show us?

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wonka1234 wrote: How much after tax?
Price asked times taxes in your province.. or are you from GTA?
Previous wins:
2007
-Fujifilm Finepix Z10FD 7.2mp (Green) 210$
-2x Xbox 360 (Oct 29 & Nov 1) 300$
-2x EA SPORTS
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molybdenum wrote: As was already brought up indirectly, a lot of people have these as their work computer so people have a lot of experience with them. Pretty sure these are over 2 grand regularly so if you're comparing against an Acer Swift with a Ryzen it's ~3x more expensive but it's just a solid machine so you can't really compare. Actually I just clicked on the link and the regular price is almost 4 grand, which doesn't surprise me as I have an 8th gen with 8gb RAM for work that was over 2 grand.
Lenovo's regular price is quite inflated. Right now X1C gen 7 with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD is selling for about $1000 via EPP.

The 16GB version of a premium laptop usually costs much more than the 8GB version. With RAM being non-upgradable, I think the extra $300 is quite worthwhile.
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newfbc wrote: Curious about what you'd expect to get for $1300... how about a link to show us?

Ron.
You don’t have to look very far to see laptops that go on sale in the 1000-1500 with discrete GPUs, faster processors, better screens, non-soldered ram and bigger storage.
I wasn’t being petty - I personally have never came across the X1 from Lenovo (use Macbooks and build my own desktop for my needs), but I defaulted to believing build quality makes it worth the “markup”, which seems to be the consensus.
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I purchased an X1C 7th gen last year in Sept and the price wasn't really any cheaper during BF. I use it for work and is probably the best laptop I have every owned in terms of build quality and portability. I opted for the 16gb at the time as I usually upgrade my work laptop every 5 or so years. Over a year in and it is still going strong
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qfli78 wrote: Lenovo's regular price is quite inflated. Right now X1C gen 7 with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD is selling for about $1000 via EPP.

The 16GB version of a premium laptop usually costs much more than the 8GB version. With RAM being non-upgradable, I think the extra $300 is quite worthwhile.
I agree this is a good deal. Voted up. Really not a huge premium at this price especially if you're not obsessed with performance to price ratio.
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I have a 7th Gen X1C and a P1. The X1C is the lightest, quickest, longest lasting battery I've ever had. The brighter/higher res screen is definitely worth it. I subscribe to the premium price definitely being worth it. I still have two old X1C with 3667 processors in them that are still working well for both grandma and my kid. Wouldn't recommend any other brand (T/X/P) to anyone if you want it to last for over 5 years.

I also bought mine during July in 2018, and it didn't get any cheaper at Black Friday that year.
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Really tempting. I like the form factor and the brand, but too bad it doesn't has the horsepower for 4K video editing which I need. Thanks OP and upvoted.
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Can the i5-10210u in this laptop playback 4k60 youtube videos without dropped frames?
I have a T480 with i5-8250u and it drops frames. They seem to be similar processors.
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rabbit wrote: You have to hold it in your hands to know. I've owned ThinkPads for over 20 years, and when I bought an X1 Yoga (same class as X1C), I was like, "Holy shizz, this is the nicest notebook I've ever owned."

Details like a glass touchpad don't appear on spec sheets (unless it's Apple, over-hyping ;) ).

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You can check
https://www.notebookcheck.net/ThinkPad- ... 942.0.html
You can pull up other models they've reviewed to compare.
Does the x1 yoga compare to a surface book or ipad pro in terms of input and usability if you were to use it to take notes or write?

How about the build quality between the yoga and carbon?
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avir87 wrote: Can the i5-10210u in this laptop playback 4k60 youtube videos without dropped frames?
I have a T480 with i5-8250u and it drops frames. They seem to be similar processors.
Technically speaking, that CPU (i5-8250u) on T480 should be enough. It does support 4k 60hz as per Intel website.
The lag may have been cause by 1) wifi 2) ram.

At the same time, if you're looking to get true 4k 60hz, you should get something with a discrete graphics card (GTX1000 or 2000 series).
Take a look at the post:
https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comme ... k_monitor/

"Gaming" PC or Laptop tends to be more powerful & you might want one of those.

**I tested X1C Gen 7, i7 16gb ram. It played 4k 60 Youtube without an issue. However, it was connected to a monitor with HDMI cable, so it probably was 2K in reality.
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Tempted....This or MBP16 2020?

How are the resale value of these after 3-4 years?
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qfli78 wrote: https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/perkopolis ... 20U9001PUS

Processor: 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor (1.60 GHz, up to 4.20 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 6 MB Cache)
Display: 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 400 nits
Memory: 16 GB LPDDR3 2133MHz (Soldered), no sockets
Hard Drive: 512 GB PCIe SSD
Dimensions: 323mm x 217mm x 14.9mm
Weight: 2.4 lb / 1.09 kg

$1325 via EPP

Reasonably good price for a premium lightweight laptop with 16GB RAM.

28-Oct: $1290 after 3% cash back & outside EPP. 54% claimed per Lenovo website.
Since this is through Perkopolis, can anyone take advantage of it? Possible to combine this with a student discount?
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Sgt_Strider wrote: Since this is through Perkopolis, can anyone take advantage of it? Possible to combine this with a student discount?
Without going through Perkopolis, the price is only $5 higher. The student discount should work. See link below.

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/th ... 20U9001PUS

The link shows 70% claimed. So if you are interested, you might need to act fast.
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I have the gen 6. This is a smoking deal! Great laptop.
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Unfortunately, the 2020 Dell Tiger Lake XPS deal expired. Does anyone here know how much it was when configured with 16GB of RAM? I'm still a bit iffy on this deal since the new Xe iGPU is so much better.
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If aspect ratio matters to you, it's rumoured that the 9th generation X1 Carbon (to be released likely in March 2021) will have a 16:10 aspect ratio, similar to the recently announced drool-worthy X1 Nano. However, obviously neither X1 Carbon 9th gen nor X1 Nano will be offered at a great discount initially.

https://www.gizmochina.com/2020/10/07/l ... n-changes/
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TRAJ007 wrote: I bought with i7. Little more but with 8% Rakuten cash-back with LenovoPro it came to $1489.

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/th ... 20U9005MUS

lenovo-canada-thinkpad-x1-carbon-gen-8- ... k-2413717/
Good to know 8% cashback with LenovoPro works. Then the i5 model price can be brought down to $1200.

Not sure how useful the better CPU and more SSD are. X1C is not suitable for gaming.

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