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X1 Carbon or X1 Yoga - buying advice

#1 Post by gianry » Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:22 am

Hi to ll,
I've an old SL500 that works well except integrated camera since 2009
I've some few others laptop but I ' d like to buy an used and good Thinkpad
I thought the T4x0s series or X1 carbon or X1 yoga .
My budget is Eur 350
Please could you tell me the strenght and defect of that series ?

thanks

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Re: X1 Carbon or X1 Yoga - buying advice

#2 Post by w0qj » Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:48 pm

The last time we've checked (3 years ago), X1 Yoga component upcharge increments are higher than X1 Carbon.

ie: If you wish to upgrade to the top tier SSD OR RAM, the upcharge for X1 Yoga is higher, as compared to X1 Carbon...

But then again, that was when we seriously compared X1 Carbon Gen 4 (X1C4) vs X1 Yoga of that generation...ymmv
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Re: X1 Carbon or X1 Yoga - buying advice

#3 Post by gianry » Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:16 pm

finally I bought a T450s with i7 5600u cpu

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Re: X1 Carbon or X1 Yoga - buying advice

#4 Post by jrjong » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:45 am

gianry wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:16 pm
finally I bought a T450s with i7 5600u cpu
Thats a nice specification to get for 350 Euros. In my place, the specification like these would definitely cross 500 Euros. Anyways, i7 is the beast. Congratulation once again. I'm also planning to upgrade my walmart one Thinkpad, should consider our specifications.
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Re: X1 Carbon or X1 Yoga - buying advice

#5 Post by dorronto » Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:46 pm

I've had a few Carbon X1 laptops. I'm typing this on a 2nd Gen. All were excellent for me.

My needs are light, so the 1st and the 2nd serve me extremely well. Super fast for my needs.

It just depends on your requirements and what you need.

Good luck,

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Re: X1 Carbon or X1 Yoga - buying advice

#6 Post by gianry » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:12 am

jrjong wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:45 am
gianry wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:16 pm
finally I bought a T450s with i7 5600u cpu
Thats a nice specification to get for 350 Euros. In my place, the specification like these would definitely cross 500 Euros. Anyways, i7 is the beast. Congratulation once again. I'm also planning to upgrade my walmart one Thinkpad, should consider our specifications.
thanks

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Re: X1 Carbon or X1 Yoga - buying advice

#7 Post by onionskin » Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:30 am

T450s is a nice machine. I put a 2242 SATA m.2 SSD in there and kept the harddrive for storage.
The FHD panel is nice, with 90+% sRGB coverage. At least it is for the AU Optronics panel. It's a bit on the dim side, but okay for indoor.
I'm not sure if it's just applicable for the models with a touch screen, but the lid has a habit of cracking because the hinges are too tight. When you open the lid, check the side to see if there is any flexing. However, since it's survived five years already, you're probably okay. I ended up having to loosen the hinges on mine, to prevent it from getting worse. (This applied to the T440s, as well, which is the same case.)

BTW, I love my X1 Yoga. So slim. No issues with the hinges here, since it is designed better. For the T series, the hinges should really be mounted to the bottom, so the stress is placed on the bottom case when opening.

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Re: X1 Carbon or X1 Yoga - buying advice

#8 Post by gianry » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:52 am

I bought a samsung ssd 1 tera evo

i ve to say only a bit loud fan

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