Thinkpad X1 Yoga (2017)

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  1. Guillaume

    Guillaume Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Bump.

    Is there really a slot for a 2.5" hard disk in this thing?
     
  2. kneehowguys

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    Does the X1 yoga second generation work with a USB C battery external pack? Has anyone tried it?
     
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  4. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    OK so I know they have these all the time, but FWIW there's again a 25% discount on the X1 Yoga models:
    https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/lapto...Thinkpad-X1-Yoga-2nd-Generation/p/22TP2TXX12Y

    Every time this comes up I check it out, and every time it turns out too expensive for my liking.

    My problem with this machine:
    - I need two new thunderbolt docks at $280 apiece from Lenovo (maybe I should check other manufacturers for those)
    - I 'need' a 1TB SSD
    - I'd like to finally get 16GB instead of 8GB
    - I want 3yr accidental damage protection and on-site service at $270

    Even without OLED screen and after the 25% discount this adds up to $2900 before tax. Ouch!!

    I really want the price to end up below $2000. Looks like I won't be upgrading my TPY12 for the coming decade...
     
  5. Starlight5

    Starlight5 I'm a cat. What else is there to say, really?

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    @JoeS would WiGiG docks suit you? They're much cheaper (if you pick Dell WLD15), especially in USA - and are even more convenient, since no wires and all; plugging 2x 4K monitors @ 60Hz won't be an option, though - not enough bandwidth. Outfitting X1 Yoga with parts necessary for WiGiG ain't very expensive either, if you do it yourself.
     
  6. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Interesting, I haven't really looked into those. It seems like they're kind of on their way out though. I think I'll tough it out until a semi-affordable convertible with Thunderbolt appears, at which point I'll just have to suck it up and invest in some TB docks.
     
  7. Yao

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    that is priced way out of the ballpark. the FHD screen is very dim as well. you need to have it at 75% or near 100% brightness setting all the time.

    Its too bad. it seems thinkpad missed the mark on the 2nd gen X1 yoga.
     
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  8. Starlight5

    Starlight5 I'm a cat. What else is there to say, really?

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    @JoeS you can also use cheaper USB-C docks, FWIW. They're more universal since many devices with USB-C don't have TB. Skipping on X1 Yoga, especially for this price, is a wise decision IMO, for reasons stated by @Yao. Sadly, the competition isn't stellar either in this regard - e.g. otherwise great HP Elitebook X360 also has dim displays, both FHD & 4K. Consider cheaper Thinkpad Yoga 370 as alternative - it has upgradeable RAM & very bright display.
     
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  9. Yao

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    you are right. even the new Yoga 920 FHD model is not more than 294 nits.

    the samsung notebook 9 pro 13.3 and 15" are both very bright at 350 nits and above for the outdoor mode
     
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    Starlight5 I'm a cat. What else is there to say, really?

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    Hopefully the TPY370 upgrade will be good in this regard. I would really want it to have display bonded with digitizer, to avoid dust in between, and factory-applied matte film - like on TPY260 and Toshiba X20W. Definitely would prefer a TPY280 with exceptionally bright PWM-free Toshiba's panel, and quad-core 8250u. One can dream...
     
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