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X1 Carbon (7th Generation) Introduction--a 14" X1C7 (circa Summer 2019)

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X1 Carbon (7th Generation) Introduction--a 14" X1C7 (circa Summer 2019)

#1 Post by w0qj » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:15 am

X1 Carbon (7th Generation) Introduction--a 14" X1C7 (circa Summer 2019)

www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X ... 286.0.html

~ThinkPad said this X1C7 would be launched in Summer 2019 (!)
~Brighter LCD option
~Visible Carbon Fiber coating for LCD lid
~Dolby-Atmos-branded speakers + two downward-firing speakers are two subwoofers.

I for one is not that happy about a smaller battery (51 Wh for X1C7, vs 57 Wh for X1C6) to make room for the two subwoofers in X1C7.

I personally "mute" my computer 95% of the time, as it is a work computer, so subwoofers are not needed.
But I do NEED a battery that is as large as possible, since one cannot swap the X1C7 internal battery.

What are your thoughts on decreased battery size?

Anyways, since it's summer 2019 launch for this X1C7, hope that ThinkPad will reconsider this battery size matter...

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[Edit: OK, to put this into perspective, my current X1C4 comes with 52 Wh battery, basically same as the proposed X1C7.
But I would much prefer a +10% larger battery over subwoofers!]
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Re: X1 Carbon (7th Generation) Introduction--a 14" X1C7 (circa Summer 2019)

#2 Post by Saucey » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:47 am

The X1C7 with the carbon fiber weave will look great with my Pagani Huayra. :)

Jokes aside this is an interesting step that Lenovo is taking with the X1C, they are adding subwoofers to them, making it more HiFi.
Really whats the point of having a HDR compliant display if your audio sounds like meh without headphones?
Perhaps this will be the start of the X1C's evolution, becoming more of a multimedia ultrabook device than just purely business lightweight.
The carbon fiber weave will definitely be an attractive option for some, I for example had wrapped a few ugly ThinkPad lids with a carbon fiber vinyl.
So if I were to get one of these, it would definitely have that...
Wish it would have 3:2 display, but we know most consumers hate seeing black bars on their screen when watching video, hopefully the X1 Tablet will have the CF weave.

Makes me wonder if they'll add subwoofers to T490s? Maybe T481s?
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Re: X1 Carbon (7th Generation) Introduction--a 14" X1C7 (circa Summer 2019)

#3 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:56 pm

What's the difference between the new and old speakers? Oh I know! A Dolby sticker and a 50$ price jump!
Thinkpad4by3's Law of the Universe.

The efficiency of two screens equally sized with equal numbers if pixels are equal. The time spent by a 4:3 user complaining about 16:9 is proportional to the inefficiency working with a 16:9 display, therefore the amount of useful work extracted is equal.

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