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Is this worth it for an X1 Carbon Gen 1?

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Is this worth it for an X1 Carbon Gen 1?

#1 Post by tfflivemb2 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:37 am

Found this locally, but I am not familiar enough with the X1's:

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 1 with 2.30GHz and 4GB Ram along with 256
SSD. Comes with Bluetooth, Webcam, Fingerprint Reader, Card Reader and
power cord. The hard drive has been fully wiped clean of data then a
fresh install of Windows 10 Pro along with all the drivers and Windows updates. $130 Price is firm.

Pictures don't show any damage...

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Re: Is this worth it for an X1 Carbon Gen 1?

#2 Post by Saucey » Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:19 pm

I'd say it is a good price. I have been tracking prices of ThinkPads on eBay and that price looks to be about the starting price for a used unit. They seem to be depreciating about $50 to $100 each year depending on spec/condition, I don't know if they'll drop below $100 other than units that need work/parts.

The only downside is that you're stuck with the soldered 4GB RAM.
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Re: Is this worth it for an X1 Carbon Gen 1?

#3 Post by tfflivemb2 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:04 pm

Saucey wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:19 pm
The only downside is that you're stuck with the soldered 4GB RAM.
YIKES! Didn't realize that...whew! Pass.....

Sold my Thinkpad Twist because it had 4GB soldered, and couldn't do much with it after upgrading to Win10.

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Re: Is this worth it for an X1 Carbon Gen 1?

#4 Post by Saucey » Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:54 pm

Yes. The X1C went with soldered ram, but the 13" X1 (non carbon), had one RAM slot & soldered memory.

I feel ya on the ThinkPad Twist, worked good in Windows 7 and Linux, but not so much with Windows 10.
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