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Is the x220 worth getting in 2018?

X200, X201, X220 (including equivalent tablet models) and X300, X301 series specific matters only.
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TonyJZX
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Is the x220 worth getting in 2018?

#1 Post by TonyJZX » Tue May 29, 2018 7:52 am

The reason I ask is that these are real real cheap... like not much more than a nice dinner out... the exlease places have 4gb std i5 units sans hdd.

I have avoided these due to the 768p screen which I find quite limiting but it feels like maybe this is the end of the line and if you dont buy now then good luck in the future.

I have no intention of doing an fhd mod as i'm not going to invest hundreds into a sub $100 unit.

They do make neat portable dtr machines i guess... 12.5" of i5 power.

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Re: Is the x220 worth getting in 2018?

#2 Post by dr_st » Tue May 29, 2018 9:21 am

If you find the 768p limiting now, won't you still find it limiting in the future? If so, why do you care what happens to these machines in the future?

The question is then, what do you find appealing in these particular machines. Surely there are other portable machines with i5. Some of them have stock FHD screens. Of course, they will be more expensive.

The X220 with 8GB or more, an SSD, Core i7 with USB 3.0, and an IPS screen is still very nice to use and powerful. But such a configuration will probably be more than twice the price of the cheap ex-lease configs.

I agree with you that the screen resolution is the worst aspect of these machines.

In the end, there is not a one-size-fits-all answer to "is it worth getting". All depends on needs.
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