Just ordered a Lenovo x1 Carbon :D

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  1. Ghettobird

    Ghettobird Member

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    As the title states...

    Ive just ordered a Lenovo x1 Carbon i7, and cant wait to get it!

    It will be used mostly for Matlab, Autocad and Solidworks But mainly as something to view notes on while in between classes!

    Plus she charges from 0 - 80% in 35 mins!

    What do you think?
    I didnt think the graphics would be to much of a problem, as its quite zippy as is

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  2. Mathuisella

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    thats where it will suck....

    needs a real video card for cad/inventor and games

    a mate at uni has a similair lappy to yours with intel 4000 gpu and my little i5 lappy kicks the crap out of it in everything that is video related with my ATi 6770mobile gpu.
     
  3. Ash_Williams

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    Yeah.. that isn't going to happen. Notes sure but using those programs isn't going to be great, at all. You need a dedicated chip to do that kind of thing.
     
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    Ghettobird

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    I was one of my worries, but i have a rig at home to do all of my big stuff
    The i7 should chew through most of what i can throw at it

    I want to be able to do a system back up every time I come home, when it hooks onto my WiFi, what'd be the best automated way of doing that? To say... a NAS?
     
  5. mtma

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    The integrated is not such a big deal as people generally make it out to be, certainly not for uni work anyway.

    The main thing in CAD is maintaining interactivity, and the rendering engines and on-board power has advanced to the point where this threshold is easily maintained. Sure you may take detail deficits where and there when interacting but it's not a big of a deal as people make it out to be.
     
  6. Frenchpom

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    Beautiful laptop, nice one :thumbup:
     
  7. proffesso

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    HD4000 is plenty fast for any cad a uni student is going to do.

    its low-mid end cad card speed from a year or so ago, so plenty fast.

    its a laptop, not a highend workstation. some of you need to understand that (and need to understand he probably wont be doing entire models of a ship etc)
     
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    Ghettobird

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    I thought it would be ok, It is miles better than any Intel integrated GPU as of so far

    She should be here in just under a week
    Ill let you all know when i can!

    Thanks for all the help
     
  9. ALEXH-

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    Sweet laptop man. I was looking at one of these for my mate. I'm pretty sure he decided to get one as well.

    How much did it set you back if you don't mind me asking?
     
  10. zero_velocity

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    From experience an i7 will be overkill. Anything you write in MATLAB will run on any old potato. O went from my i7 laptop to using my atom netbook for MATLAB programming for ease of use (small) nice looking rig though
     
  11. mwil7034

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    Yeah you'll be fine
     
  12. Zee

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    These things seem to be being sold for excellent prices... Is there a new model coming out or something? Hoping to pick up a 3rd gen i5 spec within the next month or so...

    Z...
     
  13. Frenchpom

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    Lenovo frequently have crazy discounts during sale periods. I wouldn't be too worried about the next one coming out. Can't see them updating the X1 till at least Q3.
     
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    Ghettobird

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    I got mine for a coinsiderable amount off!
    down from a suppodes 2.6K to about 1.6
     
  15. Zee

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    The setup I am looking at (i5) is about $1250, though man, they really rape you for add ons... Guess I'll be using my existing Win 7 pro license from my dead laptop... No way I'm paying $200 for it!

    Z..
     
  16. TheOneWhoIsMany

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    I'm pretty keen on picking up one of these for work. One real killer is the lack of a real docking station still can't beat the form factor and performance.
     
  17. b00n

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    x230 still does a docking station. i use x230 for work with i7, 16gb ram, 256gb SSD

    get 7hrs on battery still and was just under $2200
     

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