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The '90s called...
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He's referring to the design lol. Other than the thickness, have to admit that the two look similar.



That's not a bad thing... imo they look absolutely fantastic. By far the best brand of laptops on the market... best combination of looks, build quality, durability, specs and reasonable price around.
 
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I hope this laptop comes with an optional 8gb ram. Some sites say it doesn't, but lenovos website says it comes with up to 8gb. Hope that's true.
    
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I'm reading this article on my X200 tablet with an IPS panel, and when I got to the part about the X1C having a TN panel I was just like...


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Come on, Lenovo. Many of Asus's Zenbooks come with 1080P IPS panels at a lower price point. There's no reason to ruin a high-end ultrabook like this with a crappy TN panel.
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post #24 of 37
That laptop is sexy. Lenovo proves you don't need to have a metal exterior to have a good-looking and durable laptop thumb.gif
That being said, I hope an IPS panel is at least an option on it.
 
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doh.gif They're both black. If someone switched out an X1C for any other Thinkpad, you'd immediately notice. If someone switched out a MBA 13 for a Zenbook, put an aluminum-looking sticker on the back w/ an Apple logo, covered the Asus decal w/ "Macbook Air" it'd take you a few seconds at least. It took far more engineering talent, failed designs, etc. to get a 14" panel in a chassis roughly the same size/weight as a Macbook Air 13.. than pretty much any other Ultrabook out right now.
Look at the thin bezels on the side, then look at the fat bezels on the MBA 13 and Zenbook Prime.
Trackpad is centered with the space bar - not so on the Zenbook Prime.
Clean trackpad- no ugly, pointless line to tell you left-click vs. right-click.
Fully utilized keyboard space- pg up/down to the left/right of the up arrow.
Zenbook Prime has some ugly hinge-thing that spans the middle ~80% of the laptop's width, X1C's hinges are much more discrete.
So if you really look at the overall design, ignoring color, it's much better not only from aesthetics, but also ergonomics (I won't get into it much- but dedicated middle-click is great, ergonomically curved keycaps, another plus, .
Not to mention, the X1C is probably the most durable Ultrabook out. But if black = ugly, old-fashioned to you, you're probably not the target audience.

Overreacting much? I just pointed out that the guy you quoted was talking about aesthetic design and you mentioned the weight... Btw, it wouldn't take a few seconds... The Asus has a spun metal finish on the top. The difference should be immediately noticeable for someone who pays as much detail to aesthetics and ergonomics as you do rolleyes.gif

I'll take a laptop with a thick-er bezel 1080p IPS screen over a thin bezel with a crappy TN panel any day. Besides, other than the dedicated pg up/dwn keys, all of your points are subjective... For example, who cares if there is a line in the middle of the touchpad? They have 2-finger tap so it's not even a must to click the touchpad.
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What's the MSRP for this? Didn't find it in the article.

Please give us a gloss 1080 IPS option Lenovo!
    
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What's the MSRP for this? Didn't find it in the article.

Please give us a gloss 1080 IPS option Lenovo!


Starting price is $1399 with a 1.7GHz Core i5 and 128GB SSD. Option it out with an i7 and 256GB SSD and you're at close to $2000. Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/07/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-gets-official/

At that price, to have a TN panel is blasphemy. It shouldn't have the option for an IPS panel. It should simply have a 1080p IPS panel standard.


An Asus Zenbook UX31 can be had for around $1000 with very similar specs to the $1399 X1 Carbon. And yet the Zenbook has a 1080p IPS panel. So Lenovo expects customers to pay $400 more for a laptop with a TN panel? What a joke.
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post #28 of 37
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I'm reading this article on my X200 tablet with an IPS panel, and when I got to the part about the X1C having a TN panel I was just like...
donotwant.jpg
Come on, Lenovo. Many of Asus's Zenbooks come with 1080P IPS panels at a lower price point. There's no reason to ruin a high-end ultrabook like this with a crappy TN panel.
Ugh. This exactly.
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post #29 of 37
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If you only pay attention to one thing in this review then make sure it's the section about the new touchpad. The glass touchpad surface on the X1 Carbon is better than anything else on the market. We're saying it's better than the touchpad on a MacBook Pro and better than every notebook PC touchpad we've used to date.

[...]

Despite a few minor complaints the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the best business-oriented Ultrabook we've seen to date. If you want a sexy laptop that is built to business standards then the X1 Carbon is probably your best option.

Impressive. I am still going to use the red nub though. I hope Lenovo maintains that legendary Thinkpad keyboard.
Edited by Riou - 8/13/12 at 6:58pm
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Well nothing measures up to Apple on Verge. No offense, but they have a bias in almost every article they write, can't believe I used to read them so much.

I don't really see it that way. I hate apple the corporation as much as the next guy, but I can't deny their designs are good. Nearly all ultrabooks lack the little touches in comparison to apple, and thats a fact... I can't tell you how many laptops i've used that have non responsive keyboards/trackpads, its a huge annoyance...

You can get a non retina Macbook pro for 1100$ and run bootcamp windows 7 on it. Its just frustrating, I wish PC makers would band together to crush apple in ultraportable design but they're more concerned with price than experience these days....
Edited by xoleras - 8/13/12 at 7:00pm
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