Review on X1 Carbon Gen-5 (circa 2017)

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Review on X1 Carbon Gen-5 (circa 2017)

#1 Post by w0qj » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:36 pm

Here is a batch of actual hands-on reviews on X1 Carbon Gen-5 (circa 2017), which uses Kaby Lake processors !

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-Thi ... 160.0.html

http://gearopen.com/computers/lenovo-th ... view-52892

As an aside, it looks like Microsoft is about to force "no more Windows Update for Windows 7" on Kaby Lake unfortunately.
ie: X1 Carbon Generation 5 (X1C5) ultimately cannot run Windows 7 (Windows Update disabled):
http://www.extremetech.com/computing/24 ... en-systems

Another idea: Run Windows 7 as a Virtual Machine in X1C5 ;)
Daily Driver: X1 Carbon 4th Gen (X1C4): i7-6600U 2.6GHz; 16GB DDR3 1866 MHz; 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD; 14" WQHD 2560x1440; LTE EM7455 Mobile Broadband; Win7 Pro 64bit
Current Thinkpads: X1C4 | X1C3 | X250 | X230 | T410
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Re: Review on X1 Carbon Gen-5 (circa 2017)

#2 Post by w0qj » Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:15 pm

We've just noticed that the 2560x1440 (WQHD) non-touch LCD had just been made available in some markets for X1C5 (5th Gen, circa 2017) !

> 14.0" WQHD (2560x1440) IPS Anti-Glare Non-Touch
Daily Driver: X1 Carbon 4th Gen (X1C4): i7-6600U 2.6GHz; 16GB DDR3 1866 MHz; 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD; 14" WQHD 2560x1440; LTE EM7455 Mobile Broadband; Win7 Pro 64bit
Current Thinkpads: X1C4 | X1C3 | X250 | X230 | T410
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Re: Review on X1 Carbon Gen-5 (circa 2017)

#3 Post by sportfreak » Sat Jul 01, 2017 2:43 pm

Yep placed an order. Will post my one week impressions in a few days here

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Re: Review on X1 Carbon Gen-5 (circa 2017)

#4 Post by w0qj » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:57 am

Just an update (thanks to Puppy):

ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (i5, WQHD) Review**:
www.notebookcheck.net/Display-Check-Len ... 798.0.html

ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (i5, FHD) Review**:
www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X ... 966.0.html

ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (i7, FHD) Review:
www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X ... 160.0.html


Note: ** ==> i5 CPU is limited to maximum of 8 GB RAM, whereas i7 can potentially utilize even more RAM.
Daily Driver: X1 Carbon 4th Gen (X1C4): i7-6600U 2.6GHz; 16GB DDR3 1866 MHz; 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD; 14" WQHD 2560x1440; LTE EM7455 Mobile Broadband; Win7 Pro 64bit
Current Thinkpads: X1C4 | X1C3 | X250 | X230 | T410
Retired Thinkpads: T42 | 560 (circa 1996)
~~IBM Thinkpad era computer bag !

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Re: Review on X1 Carbon Gen-5 (circa 2017)

#5 Post by Pelikan3 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:41 pm

@sportfreak

Any further impressions of this your brand new X1C Gen 5 machine that you could possibly share so far?

Thanks a lot.

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