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X1C Touch summer 2014 or wait?

#1 Post by barrywohl » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:31 am

My last two ThinkPads that stay with me all the time have been an X201T and an X230T. I'm about ready to upgrade, and I'm thinking the X1C Touch will be the way to go. The price will be close to $3000 with 4 year accident protection warranty, 500 gb SSD drive etc. I run Win Pro 8.1 Update 1 (x64) and Microsoft Office Home and Small Business.

Is the X1C Touch due for a refresh this summer? Is there anything better? X240 or replacement? ThinkPad Yoga Pro 2?

My uses include managing my life including browsing, Office (in Outlook), keeping all my personal files close at hand, some gaming (Microsoft Flight--nothing more demanding), and linking to my medical office's electronic health records with remote desktop connection.

The X1C Touch will help me with linking to my office electronic health records because the measly screen resolution of the X230T doesn't show me enough at one glance. For the most part I use a T520i with a 1600 x 900 screen for linking to the electronic health records.

Quality and function is more important than price to me. I WILL MISS CAP LOCK AND I WILL MISS NavPad mouse buttons on my next laptop.
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Re: X1C Touch summer 2014 or wait?

#2 Post by Ibthink » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:45 am

No, I don´t think there will be a refresh soon. Just today news arrived that Intel will delay Broadwell even further - it won´t be available until January 2015.

I would recommend you a T440s Touch rather than the New X1 Carbon, if you use F-keys or CapsLock frequently - the New X1 Carbon is an experiment by Lenovo. It is an innovative machine, but the keyboard is difficult to adjust to, which Lenovo also knows I think.

The T440s is a high-quality device. You will loose some screen resolution, but the screen (Full HD IPS) is still very, very good. The weight will be a bit higher, but you will also gain some ports, and things like a removable battery.
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Re: X1C Touch summer 2014 or wait?

#3 Post by barrywohl » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:14 pm

Thanks for the heads up. The T440s Touch is EXACTLY what I want. I prefer the keyboard, the built in Ethernet (I use at work) and the built in VGA, and the swappable battery.
I've been reading reviews and watching youtubes on it off and on all day.
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First Thinkpad 755CX in 1995. First IBM: PC 1982 8088 w 64K RAM, dual floppy. Currently in use:
X230T with Win8Pro x64, i7, 500gb ssd; W700 WUXGA RAID 1 Blu-Ray W7Pro x64, occasionally a T61p with Win7Pro x64

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