ThinkPad X1 Tablet 2018 Edition

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  1. JRiggs

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    Edit: I called Lenovo customer support and they told me that they can try to reroute the second order if the cancellation is not success. Besides, The restocking fee can be waived in my case if I need to return the first order...Gladly...

    Oh god I made some funny jokes..
    The moment I realized the discounted price was still there, I went to place the order. However, a few hours later I realized that I should have added some additional warranty for it. So I requested cancellation on the first order and started a second one with 3 years of coverage plus accidental damage coverage.
    This morning I received an email from Lenovo that the first order was shipped out from North Carolina and they could not cancel the order! So shocked about their shipping speed..Also checked the return policy that they have a mandatory 15% restocking fee. I went to cancel the second order but do not know if it can be completed (scheduled to be shipped out Tuesday).
    Anyone has any experience with Lenovo's return department can give some suggestion if the 15% restocking fee can be avoided under this circumstance? Otherwise I may have to resell one of the two X1 tablets....
     
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    Lenovo's website kicked me out today when I tried to order using the discount code. Called them to order and the guy was completely incredulous that there were any discounts on the system, let alone one that extreme, but after I insisted, he found it and placed my order.

    What blows my mind is that I already have shipping confirmation, and it says I should receive the system tomorrow. Sheer insanity I say.
     
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    Finally got everything settled down for the purchase and sitting next to the box of unopened Thinkpad X1 tablet. Will work on something else and return to unbox it tonight!
     
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    What a tease!
     
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    I haven’t had a ton of time to play with mine, but I’m impressed so far. The tablet itself is solidly constructed, kickstand is great, and appears like the tablet can be opened fairly easily (I’m wondering if you can add in LTE...). My favorite is probably the keyboard so far. Little to no flex. Keys are quiet and have good travel to them. I can use the tablet on my lap and it’s not a bouncing mess like the Surface Pro which probably has my least favorite keyboard.
     
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    Here is the unboxing video. I ended where I started to set up the device. Though I just a "User" there, because Spring Creator's Update is incoming.

    Post unboxing thoughts:
    1) the device is heavier than I thought, but thinner.
    2) Good build quality! I like the keyboard, though during initial Win10 setup it was laggy. Returned to normal since desktop.
    3) The fan seems to be always on, but it might be caused by the newly set up system. I can't say it is quiet when at full power.
    4) I am running couple of simple tests to see the performance. Tonight will be league of legends...
    5) The pen included does not have "Thinkpad" logo but "Lenovo". Someone on Twitter tweeted to Lenovo asking if he got a lower end Lenovo active pen rather than the Thinkpad Pen Pro. Not sure myself either, but to me now seems Wacom EMR>Apple Pencil>Surface>this. Will take some more time to give a conclusion.
    6) Anyone knows where I can get a screen protector for this?
     
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    A video and everything! :thumbsup: As an aside, that setup must have one of the larger laptop-to-coffee-table price ratios. At least that looks like the $40 IKEA coffee table. :D Hope the machine works out for you. I'm pretty happy with my X1Y3, now that I've managed to tone down the insane high-contrast colors. Hot tip: the context menu on a blank desktop space offers "select color setting". For me "Standard" was way more pleasant than "Native".
     
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    Bingo! It is from IKEA and we are thinking of replacing it because the corners always hurt us!
    The performance was decent so far for League of Legends. SSD performance is way better than Surface. [​IMG]


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    Got mine today as well.

    #1 is dead on - I can't believe how thin this thing is. I'm coming from the original Thinkpad S1 Yoga - without the keyboard cover the tablet is nearly as thin as the screen portion of that laptop.
    #2 is also correct. Compared to the finish on the S1 (cold and hard), the soft-touch X1 feels really nice. The blacked-out logos are awesome. I can also confirm that initial setup is extremely laggy - the on-screen keyboard is unusable due to it.
    #3 I cannot confirm - my fan seems to be off (or so low that I can't tell...)
    #5 can confirm this pen is..... not the best. It definitely appears to be the active pen, it's certainly not the one shown in marketing materials. I will be doing some further testing as well, the pen is the reason I bought a tablet.
    #6 if you find one please tell.
    +7 I've been running mine off battery, real-world usage looks to peg it at around 6 hours. Not bad (about double my S1), but I would have definitely gone for a little extra bulk for a better battery.
    +8 The pen holder is complete trash. Might be due to the pen mismatch, but the pen slides right out of it. Solid connection to the tablet though...
    +9 Keyboard is solid, with really good keys. The nipple is really bad compared to the one on the S1 though. Physical buttons are a plus. Keyboard does flex a bit when it comes to twisting, but doesn't bend much.
    +10 Worth noting for anyone grabbing that code that the configuration offered does not include the IR camera. IMO that's fine with the fingerprint scanner, but you might think otherwise.
    +11 Anyone curious about the Lenovo logo on the front (I know I was): it's a dark grey that matches the tablet shell. Not anywhere near as noticeable as I was worried about.


    Edit: Screen is extremely yellow.
    https://i.imgur.com/LxdR0Owl.jpg
    X1 Left, S1 Right, and Sony X800D in the background.
     
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