ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Lenovo (IBM)' started by JoeS, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Starlight5

    Starlight5 W I N T E R B O R N

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    You got that right. =p
     
  2. Steve B

    Steve B Moderator Moderator

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    Now, now- it's trackpoint and silo. LOL. Not just trackpoint. Sheesh. ;P

    And then we're not even talking about the typing experience, or the retractable wave feature for the keyboard, or the 500 nit screen, or the improved warranty service on Thinkpads, or, or, or......
     
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  3. Steve B

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    That was meant to sound playful and jokey, if it didn’t. :D
     
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  4. kneehowguys

    kneehowguys Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    You know what this is missing? A discrete GPU

    Can they find a way to put a GTX 1050 Ti Max Q or something or is it too warm/toasty for something so thin?

    Since being able to connect my SB2 to a 4k TV and watch lots of 4k videos has been great

    My Thinkpad P51s with no discrete GPU can't seem to handle 4k videos as well.

    Or is the GPU not my problem? Have you guys connected your x1 yoga to a 4k tv or other thin laptops with only intel HD graphics and had no issues?
     
  5. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Well the X1 Extreme is only 1.5mm thicker and houses a GTX 1050Ti, so it definitely seems possible. I never watch 4K video, so I can't tell you if that should look smooth with the X1Y3. Expensive option: try with Lenovo's eGPU, it's sometimes as low as $280.
     
  6. Mr. Boosh

    Mr. Boosh Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Cheaper option going forward if you like swapping machines often, especially since good percentage coming with TB3 now.
     
  7. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    You know, that's what I thought, and then I got hooked on VR. Now I have a giant TB3 eGPU box with a 1070. Better be careful :D
     
  8. kneehowguys

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    ThinkBook 3
    Thinkpad and Surface book have a baby

    I wish



    Or just
    Tuberculosis 3
     
  9. kneehowguys

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    kneehowguys Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I do wonder sometimes if eGPU's are the future and I should just jump on the bandwagon. Finally my 1996 Etch-E-Sketch will have the full power of a GTX 1080


    I never watched 4k video until I got a 55 inch 4k TV. On a big screen, 4k youtube videos seem to look much better than 1080p ones though sometimes I wonder how much of that is because
    - The youtube uploader himself's video compression
    - YouTube's video compression
    - And the fact that if someone uploads a 4k video, he may have better hardware overall / maybe youtube doesn't nerf the video as much? and the quality losses from the above two things might not be as great?
     
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