New Skylake ThinkPad Yoga 260 & 460

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  1. arg0

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    That will be 6 months from announcement to launch...
     
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    So, I didn't see it asked and if it was, I overlooked it.
    1. Are there any prerequisites to installing a M.2 drive in conjunction with the original ssd or do I just screw it in the slot?
    2. I only want the drive for extra storage unless there is a significant gain in using it as a boot drive.
    3. Also, I saw that the ZTC drive was mentioned, anyone try the Transcend or the MyDigitalSSD, can anyone compare?

    TIA
     
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    I just got the transcend 256 when it dipped to $100 on Amazon, and it is faster then the stock drive by a bit. Just had to open the chassis and stick it in, my thinkpad even had a pre-installed screw to use. On first boot it wasn't detected, so I booted into Bios, and noticed that I had disabled WAN, once that was enabled, Windows could see it just fine after a quick format.

    When I was in there, I noticed a SIM card slot, so with a WAN card, this machine should be able to do mobile internet. Also the connector for the fingerprint reader was present, and another connector I didn't recognize under the WAN slot
     
  4. Jeroen

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    Anyone? Without a dgpu the 460 seems significantly less attractive to me. Perhaps the P40 (or something like the Surface Book) is the better alternative in that case.
     
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    Has anyone had a problem with the Camera app not working? I get an error when I start it, seemingly a hardware error. In Skype the camera clearly works fine. But Skype says there's no microphone! I tried multiple combinations of driver updates and rollbacks, through the device manager and the current drivers listed on Lenovos support page.


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  6. spiff72

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    Interesting update on my battery (which was at 99.8% capacity when i posted my original message):

    Mine is now at 87% (45.86/52.49) after 21 cycles. I haven't been very good about letting it drain completely before recharging, and I haven't done anything with the settings that are supposed to limit the charging to extend battery lifetime.

    Mine is actually plugged in right now and it says "87% - Not Charging" in the system tray right now.

    EDIT: I am going to let it run until it shuts down and recharge and see if it behaves any differently.
     
  7. FiDeLiuS

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    Definitely disappointing.they seemingly want to favour p40 sales. If the dGPU version won't come to Europe I really consider getting the X1 yoga or let me send over one of these BestBuy bargains.

    ...but chances are I might get something completely different..
     
  8. spiff72

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    After a discharge/recharge, it stopped at 92%, and this is the same value reported in the power status (48.18/52.49 with 22 cycles).
     
  9. harpseal

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    It's Li-ion so you shouldn't have to do full discharge cycles. As a matter of fact, topping off is preferred. It is very odd that it isn't charging when at 87%. It should only not charge if you plug it in (from battery power) and it's already above 95% (if it's plugged in and below 95% it will charge up to 100%).

    So your "full-charge" capacity actually dropped from 52 to 45? Wow, that's doesn't seem right. While my full-charge capacity had seemingly started a bit low at 48.29Wh is has held there and not changed, but I only have 12 cycles on my battery.

    I don't think there are settings on this model to extend battery life. The battery is theoretically designed for 3 years of normal use/1000 cycles. Of course the warranty is only for one year unless you buy the extended warranty explicitly for the battery.
     
  10. harpseal

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    So your windows battery meter shows 92% at full charge? That's even more weird. There is a "Battery Gauge Reset" function in the Lenovo Settings under Power Options and at the very bottom, below the Battery Stretch option (which is basically a low power mode). I haven't tried it so I don't know how it works or how effective it is. It may just reset your windows battery meter to use the 45Wh as 100%....I dunno.

    I'd be curious what your Windows battery health report says. It's simple to run. You can learn about it here:

    http://www.howtogeek.com/217010/how-to-generate-a-battery-health-report-on-windows-8-or-windows-10/
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2016

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