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Sep 28, 2012 10:17 |  #16

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One more... T430u from Lenovo it will be the other Corporate Ultrabook from Lenovo.

(I work for Lenovo, trying to get confirmation on IPS on either the X1 or T430u)

T430U: From Lenovo (your!) website - coming soon. It says September, but we're already just about through September.

It's also a little heavier than the X230, not as much RAM (8 vs. 16GB), but it does have a slightly larger screen.

At the moment, I'm inclined toward the X230. Any compelling reasons to consider the X1 or T430U over the X230 in your mind?




  
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Sep 28, 2012 10:28 |  #17

The t430u was a bit delayed...product is flowing into North America as we speak.

As for the choices...they are all very different in terms of lifestyle use. I do love the X230...I use a X220 currently.


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Sep 28, 2012 10:59 |  #18

So what are the "lifestyle" uses? From what I can tell, they all weigh about the same. Looking at the detailed dimensions, the X230 is smallest in both size (in all dimensions, well, the X1 is .01" thinner) and weight.

The only thing missing is HDMI out, but I can do that via a Mini-DP to HDMI adapter.

I'm talking myself into the X230 here, I think. It's got a lot of power, it's small and light. And I can get a dock for it to use as a desktop.

I can also replace the SSD with a 500GB one. According to Google, the 7mm thick ones will fit.




  
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Sep 28, 2012 23:02 |  #19

YP5 Toronto wrote in post #15053789 (external link)
One more... T430u from Lenovo it will be the other Corporate Ultrabook from Lenovo.

(I work for Lenovo, trying to get confirmation on IPS on either the X1 or T430u)

The X1 does have an IPS screen

Scroll down to the comparison chart... The x1 and 230 have IPS
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Sep 28, 2012 23:40 |  #20

Check out the Samsung series 9. One of the best I have found. I haven't found much more that compares to it.


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Sep 29, 2012 04:51 |  #21

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Check out the Samsung series 9. One of the best I have found. I haven't found much more that compares to it.

i was just about to ask. is it really that good out of the box? hows the speed on it for editing multiple pics on LR4 on the field? not much of a techie so the tech sheet confuses me. :oops:

and what about the 14" series 5?


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Sep 29, 2012 13:36 |  #22

The Series has great specs on it. But the price tag is a bit much for me. I plan on only having a laptop for 2 years max. I'm using a laptop with 1st gen i5 and 4gb ram and it works great. So the specs on the Series 9 should breeze through photo editing.

I'm going between a Series 5 or 9. 9 is a bit expensive for me. I can pick up and Series 5 with similiar specs and add a SSD for less then a series 9 but with extra weight and thicker but no biggie for me.

If I know my laptops can last me 3-4 years then I would be fine with ti but I average 2 years for a laptop. Not that that software goes bad for me but hardware fails on me. I do a lot of traveling and taking it in and out of a bag and putting it down and turning it on and off all the time is starting to cause problems on my laptop of 2 years.


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Sep 30, 2012 00:20 |  #23

^^^ ok thanks. one more thing, do you already have the samsung? hows the wifi connectivity? some reviews say it has wifi connectivity issues as opposed to other laptops. thanks!


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