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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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qfli78 wrote: 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.
How does one stack student discount with Lenovo Pro?
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Not a Ryzen laptop so not worth it. You'll get something like 30-40% more performance for a similar priced Ryzen machine.
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So perkopolis can stack with rakuten and Pro, and EPP won't. Stack with anything?
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How heavy is this laptop? How many hours can 1 charge last? Very tempted to get for my son university.
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teoconca wrote: How heavy is this laptop? How many hours can 1 charge last? Very tempted to get for my son university.
You kidding right? You can hold this thin easily in one hand. 2-3 pounds at most. This is top dog weight wise.

As for charge this depends on the display like all other laptops. Check out mobiletechreview or other sites for details.

Pre edit. A little harsh.
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vivibaby wrote: 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?
X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga are supposed to be the same in build quality, although I've read the odd comment suggesting the X1 Yoga is lower. If so, it would be because of the features, such as the hinge being 360 versus 180 and/or the way the keyboard gets "hidden" when you flip the screen over. The casing is made of the same materials.

Can't really help you in comparing it with Surface or iPad since I only use the pen to sign PDFs :D . The included pen with the X1 Yoga is pretty thin/slim, though, so you would probably want to buy the separate pen.

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bb320 wrote: How are the resale value of these after 3-4 years?
See for yourself:
https://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=R4 ... Complete=1
A 2016 model sold for $500 two weeks ago. This one actually sold pretty cheap. If you keep scrolling down, a 2015 model sold for $475 and another for $575. Of course, eBay prices are higher than if you buy/sell locally, usually.
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I've had both the X1 yoga (gen4) and just switched to the x1 carbon (gen8), both for work. I found the build quality on the x1 carbon is better and the keyboard feels nicer. I hardly used the pen on the X1 yoga since it wasn't responsive enough for my liking, and it was heavier - not by much but you can definitely feel how much lighter the X1 Carbon is.
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Be careful with crappy screen. The 1080p low power suffer from ghosting. The 4k model pwm. Pretty hard to get an x1 carbon with a perfect screen. Do some research.
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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. 70% claimed per link below:
https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/th ... 20U9001PUS

8% cash back with SMB Pro. Adds 1 year onsite for $14
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kanard wrote: Be careful with crappy screen. The 1080p low power suffer from ghosting. The 4k model pwm. Pretty hard to get an x1 carbon with a perfect screen. Do some research.
I also read some reviews mentioning these issues. Do they actually affect normal use? It seems most X1C users are happy.
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kanard wrote: Be careful with crappy screen. The 1080p low power suffer from ghosting. The 4k model pwm. Pretty hard to get an x1 carbon with a perfect screen. Do some research.
I just got my X1 Carbon 8th Generation and I don’t see any such issues. Here is what I ordered. I can also confirm that Lenovo Pro 8% cashback was successfully applied to my Rekuten account.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 (14”) Laptop i7-10510U, 14.0" FHD 400nits, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/th ... 20U9005MUS
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TRAJ007 wrote: I just got my X1 Carbon 8th Generation and I don’t see any such issues. Here is what I ordered. I can also confirm that Lenovo Pro 8% cashback was successfully applied to my Rekuten account.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 (14”) Laptop i7-10510U, 14.0" FHD 400nits, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/th ... 20U9005MUS
How do you like it so far and any issues? I ordered one as well but won't come in until Monday
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TRAJ007 wrote: I just got my X1 Carbon 8th Generation and I don’t see any such issues. Here is what I ordered. I can also confirm that Lenovo Pro 8% cashback was successfully applied to my Rekuten account.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 (14”) Laptop i7-10510U, 14.0" FHD 400nits, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/th ... 20U9005MUS
Thanks for confirming the 8% cashback works. Updated the price to account for the cashback.
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Ha0cheers wrote: If you only compare this deal with previous ThinkPad X1 deal it would be a pretty decent deal.

The only problems is that AMD provide MUCH MORE performance at this price range with the new Ryzen 4000 processors, which makes this deal not so hot any more.
Agreed, it's not a great deal. Hopefully if people hold off on buying these and opt for AMD it will put more pressure on Intel to lower their prices. I'd probably buy this around the $1K mark, due to the screen and keyboard.
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f1v12 wrote: How do you like it so far and any issues? I ordered one as well but won't come in until Monday
It’s fantastic. Very satisfied. Very Light, portable and sleek. Love Dolby Atmos speakers. Tried few Dolby Atmos test music and it’s impressive.
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I’m still confused about the display options. If I’m not going 4K what would you recommend? Is the touchscreen worth it? Thanks.
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qfli78 wrote: The following link compares 2018 X1C display options. It might help to answer your question.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/The-best- ... 891.0.html
Thank you. I think that’s the older X1C models though because the current gen 8 model is 400 (not 300) nits on the base screen.

What are most people ordering? Also is there a big advantage over the i7 chip vs the i5 in terms of general performance? This would be for my son for university. He would be doing some programming but no gaming or other intensive graphics programs.

Thanks all.
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bigred123 wrote: Thank you. I think that’s the older X1C models though because the current gen 8 model is 400 (not 300) nits on the base screen.

What are most people ordering? Also is there a big advantage over the i7 chip vs the i5 in terms of general performance? This would be for my son for university. He would be doing some programming but no gaming or other intensive graphics programs.

Thanks all.
Touchscreen is a matter of personal preference. The Thinkpad I am using at work has touchscreen but I never actually use it. I simply don't like touching the screen of my computer and later need to wipe fingerprints.

Since X1C is not suitable for gaming, I would think i5 is good enough for most people. A quick search found the following article, according to which the i7-10510U might not be much better than i5-10210u

https://laptopmedia.com/comparisons/int ... at-the-i7/

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