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X1 Carbon Yoga (4th Gen X1; 1st Gen X1 Yoga) - Spontaneous Reboots - Thermal Overheating Suspected

Q: X1 Carbon Yoga (4th Gen X1; 1st Gen X1 Yoga) - Spontaneous Reboots - Thermal Overheating Suspected

I own a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga (1st gen as a Yoga; 4th gen as a Carbon), Product 20FQCTO1WW. Starting two days ago, it randomly reboots. The event log shows that it has had an unexpected reboot ("The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly."), but reading the events leading up to the reboot doesn't give me much of a clue as to why. The only interesting events are messages that a core of the CPU is being throttled ("The speed of processor X in group 0 is being limited by system firmware. The processor has been in this reduced performance state for 71 seconds since the last report."). I took the bottom cover off and agressively blew compressed air in every crevice. This did remove some dust buildup, but the system wasn't as dirty as I expected. In fact, it looked pretty clean. I also vaccuumed. And I removed the fan and thermal heatsink and throughly blew compressed air through it and made sure that there was no gunk clogging the heatsink air fins. After reassembling, it seems to be slightly more stable, but it has still rebooted a few times. There are lots of threads where people complain about fan noise and ask how they can reduce the speed of their fan. I'd like to run mine at max 100% of the time (noise be darned) for a few days just to see if that keeps the system from randomly rebooting. However, I don't know of a sofware setting where I can control that. Is there some more detailed logging I can turn on which might capture more useful information for the next time this reboots? By the way... Lenovo Vantage shows that there are no available updates for my Thinkpad and Windows Update shows that there are no updates available from Microsoft. It's fully up to date. I did not install any new software around the time that this problem started. I suspect that the issue is not software related. Any suggestions? I'm out of warranty, but I would pay to have Lenovo troubleshoot this before throwing it in the bin.

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Preferred Solution: X1 Carbon Yoga (4th Gen X1; 1st Gen X1 Yoga) - Spontaneous Reboots - Thermal Overheating Suspected

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hi, I am looking for a laptop with a 4K screen. According to the specs, the X1 Carbon Gen 7 and X1 Yoga Gen 4 will have 51W battery. Does that mean even they will get the latest cpu (which some said there is not much different), they will have shorter battery life than the current Yoga C930 which has 60W battery? https://www.ultrabookreview.com/24380-2019-lenovo-thinkpads/https://www.ultrabookreview.com/24458-lenovo-yoga-c930-review/ 

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I currently use a Lenovo ThinkPad S1 Yoga, and have recently upgraded the 64-bit OS from Windows 8.1 to 10.Since then I have been experiencing issues where ?Tablet Mode? will activate suddenly and randomly while I am using my ultrabook in laptop mode. This is especially frustrating because it often occurs while I am using the keyboard which will then be disabled, and cannot be re-enabled. I have attempted to turn on/off the various Tablet Mode settings ? ?Make Windows more touch-friendly??, ?When I sign in...?, ?When this device automatically??, ?Hide app icons??, but no pair of settings seemed to work. In the end, I am forced to reboot, which is the only solution that resolves the matter. What steps can I take to resolve this matter once and for all without having to restart the system constantly?

A:Spontaneous Tablet Mode w/ lenovo thinkpad s1 yoga

Hi
 
In my case I have a Thinkpad Yoga 14 and it took me some time to stabilize Windows 10 on it. I went updating the driver over time until it get stable.
 
I also have some settings similar to you, but mine (for example)  sometimes switches to tablet mode when I close the lid, but when I open it Windows change very fast to laptop mode, so it does not bother me.

I can suggest you to try to update your drivers, here are some of my tips to update the drivers on a Thinkpad when going to Windows 10.
 
These are some of my tips to update the drivers of your Thinkpad:
 
1) Try first Windows Update and update all the drivers and Patches
2) Try Lenovo System Update to get any new/missing drivers.
3) Try to install Lenovo Settings and Lenovo Companion from the Windows App Store, Lenovo Companion also has a "update driver search"
4) Sometimes all that software does not recognize some updated / missing driver. Check Lenovo's Support Site and search for your specific model drivers (use the full model number of your Thinkpad).
 
If you have more experience installing and uninstalling driver, there are some other things you can do, but those options os AS IS outside Lenovo's suggestion.
1) There is DriverEasy that offers a decent for free scanning of your device and shows you which drivers can be updated from their database.
2) According to your machine devices you have the Intel Driver Update Utility and the AMD Driver Update Utility, sometimes it can help... Read more

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I used the 1st gen X1 Carbon for a while and found out that it's very robust and the touch feeling is very good. I guessed that all sides (A+B+C+D) of it are made by carbon fiber. Correct me if I'm wrong. But when I use my X1 Yoga 1st gen, which has only carbon fiber on A side (the cover behind screen) and uses "Super Magnesium" on C+D sides (the cover around keyboard and behind the keyboard), this design bring several problems: 1. " Super Magnesium" is still metal, if you crash it by accident, you may leave a scrath on it permanently, this happens more on edges;2. what's more, the paint at the edge of " Super Magnesium" will be rubbed away with time goes on, and you will see the white metal not the ThinkPad black;3. metal will suffer from deformation by force;4. the D side of my X1 yoga feels loose when you hold it with one hand, which make you feel cheap of this $1500 machine. Thus I hope the next gen of X1 Yoga or X1 Carbon can provide a pure carbon fiber version, for better build quality and user experience. How do you guys think about it?

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I used the 1st gen X1 Carbon for a while and found out that it's very robust and the touch feeling is very good. I guessed that all sides (A+B+C+D) of it are made by carbon fiber. Correct me if I'm wrong. But when I use my X1 Yoga 1st gen, which has only carbon fiber on A side (the cover behind screen) and uses "Super Magnesium" on C+D sides (the cover around keyboard and behind the keyboard), this design bring several problems: 1. " Super Magnesium" is still metal, if you crash it by accident, you may leave a scrath on it permanently, this happens more on edges;2. what's more, the paint at the edge of " Super Magnesium" will be rubbed away with time goes on, and you will see the white metal not the ThinkPad black;3. metal will suffer from deformation by force;4. the D side of my X1 yoga feels loose when you hold it with one hand, which make you feel cheap of this $1500 machine. Thus I hope the next gen of X1 Yoga or X1 Carbon can provide a pure carbon fiber version, for better build quality and user experience. How do you guys think about it?

A:Pure carbon fiber for X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon?

HelloThe small carrections about the case materials, according to the laptop specs.x1c gen1Display cover: Carbon Fiber;Bottom: Magnesium/Aluminumx1 yoga gen1Carbon-Fiber HybridSo, IMO the question isn't material itself related only, but the case parts painting quality.

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The recent BIOS update for the Toga 370 says that a "Thermal Quiet Mode" has been implementd. I cant seem to find where to enable the function, a search suggests there should be a performance mode within the BIOS settings but I dont have anything which mentions there being a quiet mode.  Also no new power management profiles were added. Any idea how to enable this feature?

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Hi, I just got a new Thinkpad X1 Yoga and I would be happy so far, if it was not for the severe thermal throttling. I checked with throttlestop and the PROCHOT (so the temperature at which the CPU thermal throttles) is set to 85C. This is far too low and should rather be 95C or 100C. Is this normal for this machine? I updated BIOS to the latest one (1.27) - no change.  

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Hi there,
 
I bought my Yoga 900-13ISK Laptop (ideapad) recently (less than two months). Once I turn it on, it gets hot very fast. I am not running any special program/sofware on that. The CPU temperature goes to 75 C and the fan works in high speed although I am using a cooling pad with 5 fans. I check if there is any application works on background, but nothing special is running and the cpu is occupied by 20-30%.
 
Would you please help me with this issue?
 
Moderator note: post moved to its own thread.  Subject edited to match content.  Was:  Re: THE LENOVO YOGA 13 is getting really hot after a while!!!

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Hi,
I have Lenovo Yoga 460, Whenever I connect it for charging it get heat up like anything. Though it is not started affecting on performance yet but looking at increasing temparture I am sure I will start faceing issues soon.
 
Kindly guide how I can take care of the issue.
Is it battrey issue or something else?
 
Regards,
Siddhesh
 
Moderator note: post moved to its own thread.  Subject edited to match content.  Was: Re: Thinkpad Twist heating issues

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Recently started using x1 carbon 3rd gen. Really nice laptop, but there are two issues bothering me, and if i cannot fix them then i'll have to return it.....1. Overheating: I get keep the fan noise down is comfortable, but not turning the fans on when they are needed causes the system to over heat. My laptop cores are on ideal around 65-75 degrees on average. But all the cores consistently reach 90 plus, even toping at 100 degrees C when just using excel and web browsing. That is unacceptable, as it will affect the laptops performace over the long term. With a laptop worth 2000 dollars plus, I didnt buy it to use just for one year and get an upgrade. What can I do to make the tempertures stay low? 2. There seems to be a major lag issues when using excel. I need excel to work without hesitations and freezes, and that's the reason i opted for 16gb rather than 8gb. But when using excel, even if there are not soo many spreadsheets open (even 2 at the same time is enough sometimes) the program continues to freeze. What the issue? Graphics card? would appreciate any help, thank you.

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Hello, I've had this laptop for a bit over a year, it was always a bit warm after a few minutes of usage, but the last few months its been getting so hot that I can't put my hand over the top part of the keyboard. This is happening regardless of if it's plugged to the charger or not, and happens after just a few minutes of usage. Has anyone also had this problem or have a solution for it? Any help is appreciated, thanks  

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I bought the yoga 500-15IBD(w/i5 5200U;GT 940m and 8G of RAM) in summer of 2015. At first the notebook is doing fine. But at mid-late 2016 the notebook start acting strange, the CPU start lock the frequency at 0.44 Ghz while charging. I find out that the BD prochot is the reason and I disable it with throttlestop. Then when I start gaming for few minutes the laptop just shut down, because of overheating. So I try playing game with BD prochot on and with battery. And the gameplay become very laggy. Not like low fps, but just very laggy. I monitored the CPU and the CPU just get throttled massively frequently and the frequency just go up and down. Which never happen before, the laptop used to be at least playable with consistent (low) fps.  What should I do. Is some component damaged? Should I clean the fan (I checked the fan and it seems fine to me)? Should I charge the thermal paste?  ps I try to stress test both CPU and GPU, it's fine when doing test alone. But when testing both CPU and GPU the temp of CPU just go sky high (~100 C) and the GPU seems to be cool in terms of temperature(75 C)and than the laptop shut down. Even when testing GPU only while CPU is idle both temp got ~75 C. When doing only CPU test CPU temp ~88 C max and GPU stay at ~55 C. It seems the GPU is transfering heats to the CPU.

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I had purchased my Lenovo Yoga 500 about a year back and suddenly I am facing extreme over heating issues from the laptop. It is understandable when a laptop overheats at the bottom or at the places where computing energy is used, but my laptop is extremely over heating at the top left edge of my display. Over time, it gets so hot that I cannot even touch it with my finger for more than 2 seconds.  I have a feeling there might be a faulty connection or some sort of resistance building up. However, when I took it to the Lenovo service center in Singapore, they said that it would take atleast 3 months to completely fix my issue, which is complete and utter BS.  Any ideas or reasons why this could be happening? 

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I just received my laptop after ordering it back o July 5th.  I had to wait two months on backorder to receive my laptop.  Anyone else having overheating issues?  I cannot put this in my lap or hold it.   So HOT! Should I just return the product?

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Hi all, I have a 3-week-old X1 Yoga and was hoping to touch base with others' experience to see if the temperatures I'm seeing from my new machine are normal or are cause for getting in touch with technical support. A note in advance: I've been seeing these temperatures from Day 1, have updated to all the BIOS/Windows drivers that Windows itself and the Lenovo Vantage software push at me, and have already reset my Windows install earlier today. I am using Core Temp, the laptop is sat in normal clamshell form on a hardwood table and has no obstructions near the fan, and is plugged into the charger. (on "Better Performance" power usage setting). I have not tinkered with the BIOS settings manually. The temperatures vary and tend to jump quickly anywhere between 44 C (minimum) and 99 C (maximum).The mid 40s are where it stays if the computer is on and no or very basic apps are running in the background.It hits mid 60s-mid 70s if I activate Firefox and let it sit there with a tab or two open in the foreground. This seems to be continuing range for "light use". For instance, as I type this, I am at 73 and have only two tabs open (both for this forum) in Firefox (syncronised). No additional apps open besides those in the background (SkyDrive, CoreTemp, and the usual Windows/Lenovo processes). Before I syncronised Firefox, and it was at its most basic post-install form, the temperature was at 65 or so.See screenshot for an example of this.Mid 80s-Upper 90s become the p... Read more

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Hi, I've just bought a new laptop and I have noticed that it overheats alot, making the keybord too hot. I was using lightroom when I have noticed it. Do you have some solution for the problem? This is a new laptop and if there isn't something to solve this issue imediatly, my plan is to return it asap, so please get back as soon as possible. Regards,/S

A:Lenovo Yoga 910 13 overheating

Hi smaximo,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
You can try applying the solution provided here before you decide on the return.
 
This would also apply not only to any noise issue but also the heating as the second part of uninstalling the Qualcomm Atheros WLAN Installer, then reinstall the driver would help. 
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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Hello, I received my laptop 3 days ago from USA but i am living in another country(Turkey). Anyway, everything was fine since i played a video game. (Battlefield I)  Laptop getting so hot even I can't touch back of the fan exit. So is there a solution to fix it like applying repasting thermal or something like that?  Another question is what is the average of heating for normal? Is there any suggestions for testing my heat temperature? I think I can't replace it because probably Lenovo services does not look at my computer model. Thank you so much.

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Hi, I just bought Yoga 720 (13'). I did confront super fan noise problem, slow wifi and heating issues. After updating BIOS and changing settings, the fan noise got down to a bearable level but still not be quiet at all even I was justing writing this online without any other running apps . What bothered me most is the front area of the keyboard and the bottom area of the screen got warm to hot very quickly. It is like when I start the laptop, several minutes later, I can feel the warm in that two areas. Plus, today I figured out the AC adapter became super hot when it was charging the laptop. I felt very frustrating and I haven't talked to technique support yet. Are all these problems normal ?  The JBL speaker is really beyond my expectations. The sound they deliver is dull and enclosed. Neither loud or clear at all.  I am very appreciated if you guys can give me some ideas. How is you yoga 720 ? What can I do to adjust it to the best ? Thank you very much. 

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Hello, I have Yoga 900 13ISK2 for almost a year now and about few months ago I've noticed that fan started working quite often. After installing CPUID HWMonitor I can see that CPU get's to 100°C! What could be the cause of that? I've reset BIOS, Windows, etc, completely fresh installation and the problem persists. I've attached a screenshot of HWMonitor. If I take it to service I will be left without notebook for sometime, which is not really an option.  Thank you for any inputs


























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Hello, Since installing windows 10 on my Yoga 2 Pro (Core i5 4200U, 8GB Ram) , I've had persistant issues with cpu temperature and over-active fans. The laptop's two fans seem to be constantly active, and using a number of applications  - realtemp, CPUID HWMonitor, Speedfan, Notebook Fan Control- I've observed CPU temps of between 40 and 60 degrees centigrade when idle, and between 70 and 80 when using any kind of application  - regardess of CPU load.I performed a clean install of windows 10 a few days ago - in the hope that this might somehow help - but neither that, nor yesterday's anniversary update has had any effect. The only solution I've come across is to lower the Max processor state in power options, but that's hardly a fix. Short of opening the laptop, cleaning out its fans, and inspecting the heat sink, is there anything else I can try to address this issue? Thansk

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Below is a link to my PDF report on overheating for these models. There may be several reasons as to why your Yoga 13 is running hot or overheating but this will shed light on a design flaw that I have not yet seen anyone mention online. I have included detailed analysis, before and after temperature stats and pictures showing the design flaw. This should be the one stop thread for anyone experiencing this issue. This took hours to assemble. It appears that they have corrected the design flaw on the Yoga 2 pro but the Yoga 13 owners are out of luck, honestly this should have prompted a recall. Click here to view Yoga 13 overheating report

A:SOLVED: Lenovo Yoga 13 Overheating

Has there been any response from Lenovo support on this?

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I've been using this laptop for almost a month now and I am very dissapointed by the overheating and fan noise. The laptop gets very hot by doing basic work, like opening a browser. I am a progremmer, I use CPU heavy apps like Visual Studio and SQL Server and it is just very annoying to hear the fan goes crazy every few minutes. The noise is too loud and everyone in the office is annoyed by it.  I wish I never bought this laptop. Never again will I own a Lenovo laptop...

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Yoga 2 pro power adapter overheats when charging (it gets so hot that I can't even touch it).. laptop also gets too hot mainly at the centre..even keyboard gets hot..But when laptop runs on battery, overheating resolves automatically..

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Hi, bought the Lenovo yoga 2 pro 3 years ago, since the beginning, few problems, first sticking/broken keys, then had problems with screen flicking.. was almost becoming unuseable. Found a few fixes that helped a bit.. now, the laptop is overheating as soon as I open a webbrowser, then blue screen of death. I reboot then it will loop reboot 3-5 times before shutting down. I reinstalled Windows 10, and I was trying to install different intel drivers suggested on tthis forum for yoga pro 2, but the laptop keeps crashing.  I installed Ubuntu 16.04 in dual boot with Windows 10, Ubuntu is more usable, the laptop still overheats when I use Chrome, and crashes if I run any video or busy websites.  I feel it is getting worst and worst.. the fans run, so I know they arent broken but theres something seriously wrong with this laptop. Worst investment ive made in a long time, and it is still brand new, we do not use it a lot and we are always gentle and careful with our laptops.

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I bought a new Lenovo Yoga 710 15' about a year ago. I was mainly using it for some simple modeling and game programming. Nothing to fancy or intense. I recently started having issues with the laptop running hot. I figured it was because I have been trying to model some more intense meshes recently. However I have stopped modeling and I found that the Hard drive is still running really hot, between 57'c and 60'c even when I just start up the laptop. That seems really hot and I just wanted to know if anyone has had the same issue or if there is anything I can do to stop my hard drive from running so hot? I have run a few diagnostic checks and it seems that there is nothing wrong with the hard ware currently. I just don't want to wake up one day after working and find that my laptop has melted or anything like that. Thanks,DannyK

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Hello all, im a bit frustrated as this a snew computer and it has worked very well until now.  As its overhating to the extend that it makes typying uncofrotable.   Is there a way to fix this? has anyone experienced this?  

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I would like to get the legal information to:1. Talk to someone from legal about this issue.2. The legal information to file a complaint3. The legal information on the counterpart when filing a lawsuit. Short background is that i have already adressed a issue about the computer we bought and its strange behaviour and freezing up etc. The support just brushed it off even thou you can easily read on internet that its a recorded problem with yoga some experience.Now it has come so far that the computer overhetat in my lap and by heat i mean burning as in you cant touch it. Before i got my pants off i burnt my leg pretty bad. This must surely be a fire and health hazard and the modell i have must be withdrawn from the public.  I have looked for information to get in contact with Lenovo but since lenovo want to channel the traffick there is no e-mail to where i can file my complaint. Support numbers i find in plenty, but no HQ phonenumber or legal-emejl adress where i can do a formal complaint and also what counter part i should adress with a lawsuit. Usually companies has legal information, atleast where i live, but i can not find that at lenovo.com. Under legal information lenovo have terms of use, copyright etc. wich is all good but usually there is also information on how to complain, where to call etc. Support is not the same as a formal complaint in my country. Can someone from legal contact me at [email protected] and we take it from there&nb... Read more

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I think Yoga X1 (3rd gen) and Carbon X1 (6 gen) were released earlier this year. How likely will the next gen of these laptops be released this year?

A:How likely will we see the Yoga X1 (4th gen) an Carbon X1 (7th gen) this year?

Most likely the beginning of next year, after Intel releasews 9th gen CPUs

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I was looking at getting the X1 carbon (8650u, WQHD HDR, 16 GB, 1 TB) but then noticed that the X1 yoga in the same configuration is only about $100 more. I am a student so I feel like the touchscreen/stylus would come in handy, although I have never used a device like that. It seems like the trade offs are a slightly larger chassis, a bit of heft, and slightly reduced battery life, which I am willing to accept. My primary question is if there are any fatal QC flaws with the Yoga. I know about the fairly well-documented paint peeling on the Carbon, for example, but haven't heard of anything about the Yoga. It would be nice to see how the two compare thermally before purchasing. Is the Yoga any more or less serviceable than the Carbon? How do the keyboards compare? How does the glossiness of the HDR display compare on the two devices? Lastly would either of them have a better chance of having a Samsung SSD? I am also disappointed that these two computers have the old wifi chips. Is there still a whitelist? I can find aftermarket Intel 9560 with BT 5.0 for like $20, so I would be interested in dropping one of those in.





W540: i7-4700mq, K2100m, 16 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVOT510: i7-620m, NVS 3100m, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB Samsung 840 EVO

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I am having issues with my yoga 710. In the middle of any type of work, (not multitasking) it dies on me and restarts. It says: your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We?re jsut collecting some error info and then we?ll restart for you. Why is this happening all the time? Please help?

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I am going to upgrade my laptop very soon.  I really like the X1 carbon but also fancy the Yoga.  I will be buy the highest performance available for my needs.   It appears the Carbon and Yoga can be purchased with the same i7 and ram configurations.   Ports are the same as well?  I need at least 1 thunderbolt connection.  Am I missing any performance differences between them a the high end? It would appear the biggest trade off is the extra size and weight of the Yoga?  The Carbon being more svelte?  I would not use the Yoga in tablet/pen mode but it would be nice to have and perhaps I find more applications for it. I am in IT admin - I wish they still had real Ethenet ports...  but I get the form factor will not support it. Thanks in advance for any all/help. 

A:Help choosing between the 2018 X1 Carbon and Yoga

Hi Warder2112,
 
My two cents: If you don't need the tablet/pen mode, the X1 Carbon is svelter. If you want the sveltest machine with a real Ethernet port, look at the T480s.

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I've been trying to find a solid review on the internet comparing these two X1 systems head to head, but no luck so far. The touchscreen and stylus capabilities of the X1 Yoga are nice but not absolutely necessary. I'm worried if the build quality and reliability matches that of the X1 Carbon (X1 Yoga has more moving parts, raising keyboard platform, more mobility in hinges, laptop mode changes reliability, touchscreen reliability, etc), in light of ongoing Lenovo quality control issues. Not that the X1 Carbon is without issues of its own. If the touch and pen capabilities are a "nice to have" feature for someone and not required, are they more trouble then they're worth, given quality issues? Or are the concerns overblown? Would also like to know if the QHD screens used in both systems are identical in terms of brightness, color accuracy, and viewing angles. Same screen manufacturer? Do both keyboards have the same key travel and quality of feel while typing? Would be great if there was a review comparing both directly. Has anyone had hands-on experience with both? Thanks!



- Paul

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 Hi there, Question from a newbie/beginner: I have to send my X1 Yoga Gen 3 in for physical repair of the display, and it will take weeks. The machine is otherwise working great. the SSD is Samsung PM981 Series 1TB TLC PCI Express 3.0 x4 NVMe M.2 2280. I ordered a new X1 Carbon Gen 6 as a replacement (with a 512GB SSD, not sure what it is since it has not arrived yet), and I am wondering if I can simply physically put the Yoga's SSD in the Carbon and call it a day, or whether I need to do other things as well. I am trying to avoid having to restore using Windows and/or copying all the files from one to the other, reinstalling the apps I need and redoing all the configurations on the new machine.  I checked out several videos and it looks really easy (and fast) to swap SSDs. Any issues and/or additional steps I should be aware of with switching SSDs?  Thanks for your help.  

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Few months ago, I bought a ThinkPad X1Y3 with an HDR display.  The laptop itself is a great and durable choice, albeit a bit pricey. However, my unit has a very big problem - the display has a stuck blue pixel in the central area. You may think it is not a big deal, but having an HDR display makes it EXTREMELY NOTICEABLE on dark backgrounds. I've been using this machine for 2 months and still can't get used to it. I tried opening a warranty claim, using different specialised software, NOTHING helped. So I'm stuck with it as much as it's stuck on blue, even having paid over 1500 USD. In conclusion, do not, I repeat, DO NOT choose the HDR display on X1Y3 or X1C6.

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Hi everyone I want to order a thinkpad x1 laptop that I can sometime use with an eGPU for gaming. I kinda favor the X1 yoga but heard that X1 Yoga is more prone to thermal throttling and heating than X1 carbon. Anyway, if anyone  already tried gaming on X1 yoga (6th gen) with an egpu, would you mind sharing your experience with me (especially in term of thermal throttling and heating). Thanks

A:X1 Carbon or X1 Yoga for gaming with eGPU

To be honest, T480s would be even better, as according to tests, it's able to utilize CPU fully, thanks to good cooling system (make sure to get iGPU-only version though). And thanks to undervolting, you'll be able to elimimate throttling under prolonged load. You'll find more information in article below (both X1's were also tested): https://www.notebookcheck.net/A-performance-comparison-of-all-new-ThinkPad-notebooks.286486.0.html





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I recently bought a X1 Yoga as a personal laptop to compliment my Gen 3 X1 Carbon. I istakenly thought the onelink dock would be indentical, only to find they use different ports. From what I can tell, Lenovo does not sell a converter cord. Has anyone run into this issue? Am I stuck having two docks on my desk or should I just convert to a generic USB doc (non-Lenovo)?

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Hello! I?m new to Lenovo products and since I?m moving on with my education I?m looking for a good laptop that I can use for light gaming, but as well as school work of course. I?ve so far narrowed my choices down to the X1 Carbon 6th Generation laptop and the X1 Yoga 3rd Generation laptop.I was wondering if anyone could give me suggestions on which one is best. I?m aiming for a laptop that isn?t too buggy, but has a sufficient amount of features that I will find helpful. Thanks!

A:X1 Carbon 6th Gen vs X1 Yoga 3rd Gen - What’s the better choice?

The big difference is the touchscreen on the yoga - either you want/need that or you don't.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 67.6

My fan stopped working after BIOS upgrade. Now BIOS version is 1.33. It did not work with 1.32 aither. I cannot roll back BIOS. Any suggestions?Thank you in advance!

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Hello guys, This is my first post, so I am sorry if I will make any mistakes. The reason I am writing this post is because I can't find a solution to my problem. In January 2015 I have bought my ThinkPad Yoga s1, which by the way is a great laptop, except one problem. In April 2016 my laptop started overheating, even in standby and with the fan working. The laptop was in warranty and also now it still has 317 days left, but i have personal data on and I don't want to format and install the Windows again. Even if do this, i am sure the guys there will say, it's normal for the laptop to heat up. So I went ahead and disassembled it, thinking that it had dust in it or the thermal paste was not doing the job. I have cleaned the laptop which by the way didn't have that much dust in it, cleaned the heatsink and processor to add the new thermal paste. Nothing has change, still overheating. At that moment I realised that the heatsink is not doing the job, transporting the heat from the processor to the radiator where the fan blows. I knew about this problem because in the past I had an Acer that had a similar problem, but after 5 years of using it roughly. I had bought a new heatsink changed it added my thermal paste and it worked perfect until this month. So it worked almost one year  Now I have bought a new heatsink, changed it and it works OK again. But I wonder for how long??? Down below is a phot... Read more

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