Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Deals

Ardjuna Seghers

By Ardjuna Seghers

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Repelsteeltje

December 4, 2012, 8:02 am

A lot of people seem to complain about a "screen door effect" in the display used for the Carbon X1, and some have returned it because of that.

As I haven't seen the Carbon anywhere yet to check for myself, do you notice this "screen door" or anything abnormal about the pixel spacing – especially with light backgrounds?

TechVegan

December 4, 2012, 11:24 pm

Thanks for your comment. Yes I did notice it, which is why I mention "visible pixel structure" in the review.
TBH this is something you'll see on many laptops and is easy enough to live with. Try checking out other laptops that suffer from the same effect in a store if you want to see it in the 'flesh'.

pgchamberlin

December 13, 2012, 2:46 pm

It seems screens are the only downside to Lenovo machines these days. I've got a U300s which is gorgeous except for its less than perfect display. Sounds like the same is true of the Carbon X1. It's not a deal breaker for me though, I'd love one of these!

Rob

January 23, 2013, 7:15 am

What's the story with the battery when it reaches the end of its service life? Can it be replaced or does the whole laptop get discarded (or returned to the manufacturer for a whole laptop replacement - like the Mac?).

Dom Jolly

February 22, 2013, 2:00 pm

The complaint about the Fn and Ctrl keys being the "wrong" way round isn't really applicable with a ThinkPad - you can map them the "right" way in the BIOS. Obviously the labels will still be wrong, but it's not as big of an issue as with other laptops where that's not an option.

royan naimi

April 12, 2013, 9:09 am

mantap gan, nice info...

Booo

November 7, 2013, 8:29 pm

Really nice laptop aesthetically BUT the sound doesn't work randomly for like no reason and even the IT guys at work can't figure it out - it's a common problem apparently with other machines at work too. Also, I use a USB wireless keyboard and mouse that always worked just fine with my old T41 but now with the x1 carbon the mouse jiggles about like it's running out of battery and when typing, the keyboard misses out letters... Very annoying! The battery isn't running low btw and I've tried changing USB ports etc - it's a commonly reported problem at work too with these laptops. Such a shame as I was expecting so much!

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