ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2 is coming soon

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  1. kvoram

    kvoram Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    A few days ago, the Lenovo X1 Tablet Gen 2 has appeared at the FCC.
    Not an unexpected surprise, but this pretty much confirms that it will be announced at CES.

    We don't have much information about it. Judging by the little information, it will use a Intel 8265 card and it seems to use the same bottom-hinged kickstand.
    This could mean that the form factor is the same and it might continue to be modular.

    The first version did use USB-C but not Thunderbolt 3. Since the recent leak of the X1 Carbon notebook has shown that that one does have two TB3 ports, I am hopeful that Lenovo will also start adopting TB3 for their tablets starting with the X1 Tablet Gen 2.

    As for the modules, Lenovo is trying to expand the modules for their Moto Z smartphones, so hopefully they also put some additional R&D efforts in modules for the X1 Tablet. It's a great idea but it needs to be executed much better than what Lenovo has been doing thus far.

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    Source: https://fccid.io/PU5-TP00082AI

    thanks to Notebook Italia: notebookitalia.it/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-tablet-gen-2-kaby-lake-fcc-24529
     
  2. alextrela182

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    Good to hear that.
    Hope Lenovo this time manage to deliver more complete version and of course not very very long time waiting until released worldwide.

    One of the major negative characteristics of Lenovo deal breaker to many of us.

    I'm expecting.

    1.Improved screen quality on par with what MS offer with SP4.
    2.Improved battery life.
    3 Reduced the ugly/huge bezel(we are 2017 not 2010)
    4.Only NVMe SSD storage option.
    5.DDR4 Ram
    6. Minimum 3 USB port at tablet(2x USB C thunderbolt support +1x traditional USB 3.0 Type A.


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    Great news. I almost bought Gen 1 but it didn't have TB3 and thermal engineering was bad, not to mention glossy screen. I hope they keep fanless option.
     
  4. kvoram

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    Small update:
    Looks like the X1 Tablet Gen 2 continues to use Core m/i-Y CPUs. An update to their FCC listing mentions Kaby Lake-Y:
    "This is a variant report by TP00082A update its CPU to Intel KabyLake-Y processor and change WLAN module from Intel 8260D2W to Intel 8265D2W."

    I guess it is subjective whether this is good or bad, depending if you favor performance or fanless.

    Personally, I had hoped for Kaby-Lake-U after the U-powered Miix 510 (aka Miix 4 Pro) and the Miix 720 (aka Miix 5 Pro). So the top-end X1T2 will still be only the third-best Lenovo tablet when it comes to performance.
    I would still consider it but only if they fix the various other downsides of the previous one.
     
  5. alextrela182

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    Here's new ThinkPad accessories for 2017 models.
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-New-ThinkPad-accessoires-with-USB-Type-C.188937.0.html

    ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 dock

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    ThinkPad USB C dock

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    Yes exactly the CPU-GPU is the only one that could compromise.
    Not even one further(any kind as mention above)


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  6. kvoram

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    The one good thing about Lenovo's TB3 dock is that it offers two DP ports so that it can drive two 4K@60Hz displays without adapters. Too many TB3 docks don't have that.

    But a bad thing about Lenovo's dock is the single USB-C dock on it. Not very future-proof. So if you will have more than one USB-C device, you will have to deal with adapters again, on a dock?!
     
  7. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    It looks like they wasted valuable space on the dock for a VGA port?
     
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    Businesses love VGA ports...
     
  9. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Even my backward little shop has moved on past VGA ports.
     
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