ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2016)

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  1. soh5

    soh5 Wait and Hope (Bronsky et al.) Senior Member

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    If the X1 Tablet had a super cap pen with silo... omg I would cry because that would be the perfect tablet to carry around.

    @ibmthink if you go to this link http://news.lenovo.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=2097

    "For a comfortable and realistic sketching experience, the rechargeable ThinkPad Pen Pro is included, along with additional pen tips providing varied levels of tactile feedback for the professional community." This is directly quoted in the first paragraph in the section of Designing With Power.

    Can you do some probing around at Lenovo and see what the progress is on this? :D
    More grippy nibs would be very nice to compliment the Wacom AES system in the Thinkpads.
     
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  2. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    That's good to hear.
     
  3. JaneL

    JaneL Super Moderator

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    Held it in my hands a little while ago - I'm in love. More later.
     
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  4. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    I'm torn on this. I don't like the reduced battery life, but watching dark TV shows and movies would be a LOT nicer on OLED.
     
  5. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I love ... absolutely love the OLED display on my Galaxy Note 5. Battery life, however, is also a big deal. Still, if I was in the market for a notebook, I would get the OLED display I suspect.
     
  6. soh5

    soh5 Wait and Hope (Bronsky et al.) Senior Member

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    Trust me Bronsky, you will end up getting the Surface 4, given that Panos et al, does the bare minimum and does what you and I have highlighted. Would they move to OLED? Probably not, maybe with the flag ship surface book 2 and Pro 5. :)
     
  7. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Sanity check: if I read it right, this Onelink to Onelink+ cable is intended to hook up a newer OneLink+ dock to older laptops, right? I was hoping to find an adapter that allowed the use of an older OneLink dock to a newer laptop with a OneLink+ port. If such an adapter exists, please let me know. It would save another $100 when I finally give in to temptation.
     
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  8. JaneL

    JaneL Super Moderator

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    Just asked the question, software will be available for this at release from Lenovo.
     
  9. ikjadoon

    ikjadoon Pen Pal - Newbie

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    EDIT: whoops, thought you were talking about battery life.

    Yeah, that "OLED Power Settings" panel seems to be just the software, I think. Taskbar dimming seems much more preferable to hiding. I use the taskbar a lot: glance at the time, see notifications, open an program, check the status of a file transfer, etc.

    I'm also surprised that "2016-gen OLED panels" are still worrying about burn-in. The taskbar though, is always on except for full-screen applications and the worst-case scenario for any OLED panel, haha.

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    That's great to hear. I heard at least Office will be tweaked for darker backgrounds, plus some grayscale modes. But, it will always be just that: tweaks, workarounds, special night modes, etc. on this OLED panel, it seems.

    And, the initial compromise is still there: you need to be using black extensively to save battery. White-text-on-black is hard to read anyways, and much more so in brighter environments (like an office with harsh lighting or outside). IMO, it feels like a bit too much to worry about just to use your laptop. Of course, the first-generation of any display technology is full of compromises. If they waited until it was on-par with IPS battery life, they'd be waiting a long time.

    A panel that is 24% less efficient is worrisome, especially with the 2015 X1 Carbon using some pretty inefficient IPS displays made. OLED is just crazy tempting, though.
     
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  10. ikjadoon

    ikjadoon Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Dell's new 4K 30" OLED monitor has some anti-burn in features, too, but they seem like better compromises as they work in the background:

    My Pioneer Elite (a plasma) has similar pixel-shifting. Will the Lenovo OLED have this, I wonder?
     
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