ThinkPad X1 Tablet 2018 Edition

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  1. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    I was getting ready to buy a larger SSD to swap for the default 256GB one, thinking these were serviceable. I guess they are, but I hadn't realized you need to take off the entire cooling assembly, meaning you'll have to re-paste the CPU, as in: apply some thermal paste and hope for a good connection.

    The teardown I watched is making me reconsider doing this on a brand new machine. Scary part starts at 8:35. :eek: Some more info by some brave people on the Lenovo forums.

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  2. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    One more note on battery life of the X1T3, in this case the i7 model: it certainly can run the battery down super fast, but in principle for light work it should hold up for a bit. Case in point, I'm typing this message in Edge Chromium with five tabs open, screen brightness at 50%, and the power draw is 6W. With a battery capacity of about 42Wh, that could get you 7 hours of very light use.

    The problem is whenever you do something that is NOT light use, this thing draws a ton of power, running hot, and showing an estimated 3h total runtime in BatteryBar. So having the machine in hand, I stand by my original guess that the typical not-so-careful use battery life will be around 4h. Or lugging along my 72Wh ZMI battery, a total of 11h. That's not too bad. :)
     
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    Seems like this is no longer on sale at lenovo.com?
     
  4. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Yeah, I saw someone on the Lenovo.com forums comment on that as well. It's a sad day!

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    (original product link)

    fwiw, you can still get the occasional X1T3 with 1 year warranty from the outlet store. Currently there's an i7 16GB/256GB WinPro refurb model available for $905. Better hurry! :)
     
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  5. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I guess the fold is intended to replace this. Right? BTW, there's one for sale in the outlet for $776.39, a great price for the X1 Tablet.
     
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  6. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Must..not..buy... This is likely the same unit as the one I posted. They just keep dropping the price if it doesn't sell.

    Under $800 for i7/16GB/256GB is a crazy good deal. Just be forewarned that the ordering process is an absolute mess, at least it was for me. Several phone calls, emails, unexpected cancellations, delays, wrong info, chats. A full on disaster. So good luck! :D
     
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    FYI - also remember that the X1 Tablet was plagued with reports of deteriorating coating on the screen, so invest in a screen protector first thing.
     
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    You know, I did, but ultimately decided to spring for the extended warranty and use it without protector. The added glare was just too much for me.
     
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