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50% off Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 with 8GB RAM+256GB SSD $1549.50 / 16GB RAM + 512GB SSD $1652 @ Lenovo Au

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Lenovo falsh sale ends tonight. Base model ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 Price going for AUD $1549.50.

Just ordered the following for AUD $1,652.00 (Upgrade to 16GB RAM, 512 SSD):
ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
● 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U (4C / 8T, 1.6 / 4.2GHz, 6MB)
● Windows 10 Home 64
● Windows 10 Home 64 English
● 8GB Soldered LPDDR3-2133
● 512GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe Opal2
● 14" FHD (1920x1080) WVA 400nits Anti-glare
● Black
● Carbon Fiber with Black Paint
● Integrated Intel UHD Graphics
● 720p + IR with ThinkShutter
● Intel AX201 11ax, 2x2 + BT5.0
● WLAN Antenna
● Touch Style, Match-on-Chip
● Backlit, English
● Enabled Discrete TPM2.0
● BIOS Absolute Enabled
● Integrated 51Wh
● 65W USB-C
● 14.0" FHD(1920x1080) IPS Anti-Glare 400nits, IR and HD Camera with Shutter, Mic, Black
● Standard Packaging
● Publication-English
● 1 Year Depot

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    Pity not i7.

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      I upgraded to i7 for $125 after discount, its available if you are after i7

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        I considered this but the price point is getting very close to an XPS 15 outlet pricing which is H variant with more grunt.

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      you can select i7

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    Just keep in mind that this thing is running soldered LPDDR3-2133. I wouldn't stress speed so much as capacity for Ultrabook but still, LPDDR4 would have been nice for sure.

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    Can you get a second hard drive

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      no

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        No room to install one in later? That's a bugger. My son is looking for a laptop. Was hoping for an SSD for Windows and other programs and a 1TB HDD. Price to upgrade the SSD to 1TB is a bit hexey.

        • +3 votes

          You can upgrade the SSD yourself, a decent 1tb SSD drive is about $200 these days.

          Putting a dinosaur hard drive in this would be like putting a lawnmower engine in a Porsche.

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          You can upgrade the HDD to to 1TB and its also 50% off… worth it if you ask me

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    Has soldering RAM into the MB become the norm? Has the consumer lost his right to upgrading his laptop?

    • +3 votes

      Welcome to like, 3 years ago dude.

      Particularly in ultrabooks like this.

  • +6 votes

    Posted this before but worth repeating again as a warning for potential buyers;

    Lenovo use a soldered on USB-C port for charging - if this is damaged it cannot be easily or cheaply repaired and will not be covered under warranty. They will claim it is 'user damaged' as it costs them too much to repair (quoted price is $1300 for repair).

    This port damages very easily due to a bit of plastic holding the connecting pins together that falls off quite easily - which then results in pins being bent by inserting the plug. e.g see these posts:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/euy9cf/a_tale_of_...
    https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/f0zaer/has_the_ti...
    https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/The-p...

    Again - It breaks easily, Lenovo will not cover this under warranty and it costs at least $1300 (and that's without labour costs, expect to pay much more) to fix. If it cannot be powered on via this port you are basically left with a brick.

    Learnt this the hard way and won't be buying Lenovo again.

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      i didn't know USB-C ports were that fragile

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        Might just be a Lenovo part that is the issue? Or maybe it's all usb-c ports but Laptops tend to get more movement while plugged in? It's just a very small bit of plastic holding the connecting pins together. Once it falls off.. you basically may as well throw the laptop away.

        I recommend getting some magnetic charging adapters to save the port. Though these are a pain. Or buy a laptop that is more serviceable and/or has a better warranty.

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      Hmm, that looks like a manufacturing defect and I'd honestly think it'll be covered by ACL if it did end up that way — at least in Australia.

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        Nope. Had to escalate to fair trading and they basically just parrot whatever Lenovo tells them, "user damage, not covered, we don't use social media to determine something is a defect, blah blah". It's a ~$1500 or so repair, so it's not hard to imagine why they won't cover it.

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      Liking my latitude right now with the two charging ports. I wonder the cost of getting it repaired at a private computer shop with your usbc problem

      I had both laptops. This one that was stolen 5 months of having. Feels so nice to the touch and swift. Can play some light games but nothing heavy unless you get external graphics through thunderbolt.

      • +1 vote

        Bare in mind those ports aren't completely equal. You will only get full HD to a monitor through one of the ports. Take a guess which port broke for me.

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      When you say difficult to fix, do you mean its harder than resoldering the 5/6 pins of a new component?

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        Good luck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xoQ5x1DsM8
        I re-soldered a new LAN port on another Lenovo laptop (seems to be a theme) so I am reasonably comfortable doing my own fixes. But this USB-C port is a different level. You'll need some high end equipment.

  • +4 votes

    Isn't that cpu slow as balls?

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    Why does the picture have an i7 logo when the cpu is i5? Very misleading

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    Ive had a gen 6 for a few years now. Love it.

    Would have gotten to upgrades, bigger internal storage or changing the SSD when you buy one. Plus the higher resolution screen, the one with max NITS of brightness.

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    Anyone used one of these with an External GPU via Thunderbolt? Wondering what the stability and fan noise would be like?

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    Daaaaamn, this is a good deal, could have used this two weeks ago, ended up getting an overpriced surface book 3 instead ):

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    Intel Gen 11 CPU model is probably coming.

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    how does this Lenovo laptop compare to Dell below in Ebay?

    Dell Inspiron 14 3493 Laptop 10th Gen i7-1065G7 8GB RAM 512GB SSD NVIDIA MX230 PRICE $1,229.00 (WAS $983.20 with coupon)

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Dell-Inspiron-14-3493-Laptop-10t...

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      dell should be faster, but x1 are for different purpose.

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        Can you please elaborate more? I'm seriously looking to buy one but have a restricted budget.

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          X1 is very tough, i mean very tough. you can stand on it and you wont damage the screen.

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            @bbcw1980: dont think i want to stand on it. Thanks for your input

    • +1 vote

      This is lighter, thinner and more nicely made, but you do pay a premium for it.

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      suppose to compare x1c with xps not Inspiron.

  • -3 votes

    $1k worth of branding and a good keyboard. $500 worth of spec

    But hey it a "business" laptop

    • +2 votes

      Ignorant comment tbh

    • +3 votes

      Lol, find a $500 with the same specs then we'll talk.

    • +2 votes

      Some part of you statement is valid. You are paying for the marketing, chassis material and a 400 nits fhd screen. The rest of the components are pretty much mainstream. To me the Lenovo Ideapad S540 13 is a better machine spec wise, with a much faster CPU, for a similar price point or approximately $1129 if you have an edu account.

      https://www.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/ideapad/ideapad-s-serie...

      If you make a basic comparison

      Chassis:X1 Carbon; S540 Aluminium
      Screen:X1 400nits FHD; S540 300nits QHD
      CPU:X1 I5 10210U quadcore; S540 Ryzen 5 4600U Hexacore
      SSD: 512 for both, can buy an Kingston ssd with opal support cheaply if you really need it.
      RAM:X1 16GB; S540 8GB

      The CPU in the Carbon is approximately 27% slower on average than the AMD Ryzen 4600U in the S540 13.

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    How is this laptop for photos and videos editing? Appreciate your advice.
    Thanks.

    • -1 vote

      The CPU is slow. More for portability and running MS Office not for photo or video editing.

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    I no longer feel these are best in class for keyboards. I bought a Gen 7 early this year and ended up returning it for a full refund due too the keyboard.

    The three keys around the ThinkPad nub are all slightly lower then rest of keyboard, then after a week when the keyboard loosened up they say slightly lower again and due to this it was noticeable when touch typing the different key heights, didn't like it.

    Didn't have the issue with the X1 Gen 6.

    Have gone to a HP Spectre and feel it is a better keyboard compared to the current X1's.

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    Missed the deal, but I still love my X1 Extreme!

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    OOS. Just missed out whilst deciding yes or no

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    Why they never attract me ? Maybe not that stylish ?

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      The bezels are from 2016

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    I am just in the market to buy a new laptop and it's a pity that we miss this deal. We have the gen 2 version of this and really love it. Very tough and nice build.

    • +2 votes

      We fear not, for black friday and cyber monday deals will likely contain a similar deal, along with repeats of some dell deals.

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    Damn… missed this brilliant deal. Need an X1 Carbon…

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    Anyone received laptop?

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      Just noticed that Lenovo charge disappeared from my bank pending transactions. Hopefully this is not a bad sign, didn't get any order update or cancellation email.

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    Just noticed that Lenovo charge disappeared from my bank pending transactions. Hopefully this is not a bad sign, didn't get any order update or cancellation email.
    Did it happen to anyone else?