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ThinkPad X280: i5-8250U + 16Gb?

Q: ThinkPad X280: i5-8250U + 16Gb?

Hello!I try to configure ThinkPad X280 with 16Gb RAM and cheapest processor i5-8250U, but it is not allowed.Is it marketing or techical feature? Can I upgrade X280's RAM from 8 to 16 in future, if I buy cheapest version now?

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A: ThinkPad X280: i5-8250U + 16Gb?

The X280 has RAM soldered to the main board so it can't be expanded or swapped out. If you need 16GB, buy the one with 16GB RAM.

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I have the new ThinkPad x280. I need to be able to connect using a SIM card. My model is 20KF 001LV.  I am trying to figure out if my laptop model supports the SIM option, if it has a nano-SIM card slot or not. There is no indication or way to see in the settings.

A:Thinkpad X280 - nano-SIM card

X280 have a dual nanoSIM and microSD card tray located at the back of the case (check HMM on page 82 for more information). In order to use WWAN Internet connection, you also need a proper WWAN modem installed on the motherboard. Check if Fibocom L830-EB or Fibocom L850-GL is listed in Device Manager.





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I just discovered an X280 on German eBay <https://www.ebay.de/itm/Lenovo-thinkpad-x280/263717884422?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p206...>, and I have to say the screen looks really glossy. Might this be a fake? How to tell for sure?   

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tl;dr Is the Thinkpad x280 flawless for Ubuntu 18.04? Hello. I recently acquired myself a X1 Yoga 3rd gen with the hopes that I would have a nice experience running Ubuntu. Unfortunately, from day one I encountered issues with it: X1 Carbon Gen 6 cannot enter deep sleep (S3 state aka Suspend-to-RAM) on Linuxhttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/X1-Carbon-Gen-6-cannot-enter-deep-sleep-S3-state-aka-S... Touchpad and trackpad work erratically after I close and open the laptop's lid (suspending and resuming). I need to reboot everytime.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/Thinkpad-X1-Carbon-Yoga-3rd-eratic-Mouse-and-Keyboard-... Others that I found about online after acquiring the machine:FYI - Linux May Not Support Thunderbolt Native Mode (seems to be solved)https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/FYI-Linux-May-Not-Support-Thunderbolt-Native-Mode/m-p/... Linux throttling bug (T480s)https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/870u0a/t480s_linux_throttling_bug/ And from Linux's side, poor consideration for touchscreens. Sadly, I have no choice but to return this machine next week. I feel these are nice machines in theory, and I would be willing to give them one more try. I was considering the Thinkpad x280 and I want to run Ubuntu 18.04 again. I would like to ask if any of these issues persist, or any other issues I'm not aware of show up when running Ubuntu, or any other Linux distro.

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I would like to connect two 24in monitors to extend the display across the two screens.  The user manual states that if you connect a monitor to both the HDMI and USBC then USBC will have priority.  I could not find any explanation as to how two monitors can be connected to enable extended display.   I assume one option is to purchase a docking station but I am hoping there is a less expensive option. Any help would be much appreciated. 

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I am not sure if I'm posting this question in the right section. After signing up, I found it very difficult to work out where to post! Anyway, I am thinking of buying either an Ideapad 720s (13", core i7 8th Gen, 8GB Ram, 256 GB SSD) or a Thinkpad x280 (12", core i7 8th Gen, 8GB Ram, 512 GB SSD), and I believe they both have Thunderbolt 3. So I was wondering if there are significant differences between them. Where I am, the Ideapad is around the $1,000 mark, while the Thinkpad is about $400 more expensive. Is the Thinkpad really that much better, and if so, how? Thank you. 

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Hello all, Long time thinkpad user from the W700 time haha. Just wanted to drop a line after recently getting a thinkpad x270 instead of the x280. I got a little worried with the design philosophy of the thinkpad x270 --> x280 lineage.  I got the x270 because of the bigger removable battery capacity along with the ethernet port among other ports.  I welcome the usb-c port in the x270 and glad to see more of that in the x280. But the fact that the x280 does not have an ethernet port along with a non-removable battery with the option to add the huge super cylindrical battery was a deal breaker for me and I see that the x280 was a step backwards in terms of a design / functionality standpoint from the x270. I am just getting a little bit worried about the design team and their vision for what the x2## series have in the future. The x280 seems to be just a cheaper version of the x1 carbon.  I have the x1 carbon btw lol. Got a few thinkpads... and I like the design for the x1 carbon and i think that to remain as it is...for the thinkpad x1 carbon. I dont want that spilling over into the x2## series. That is supposed to be a pure work horse mobile productivity device.  Anyway what do you guys all think about the direction which the x280 is taking from the x270 which I thought (referencing to the x270) was a pure great work horse laptop with an AMAZING battery life which is absolutely CRITICAL to the x200 line of thinkpa... Read more

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Hi everyone, I was setting up my brandnew X280 and after installing Windows 10 Pro I downloaded Lenovo System Update tool. It proposed a number of updates including a BIOS update and I let it do its job.Last I recall was the window about BIOS update where I hit enter (or ok).The noteboks was sitting in a docking station, battery fully charged. Next time I checked the progress the screen is black and the white power LED is slowly flashing (like being in standby). However I can't wake it up. It will just keep flashing.  As I can't take out the battery on a X280 what can I do? Pressing the power button for an extended period of time didn't do anything. Is there a hidden key stroke combination or do I have to wait a couple of days (weeks) until the battery has run out? I'm afraid the BIOS update failed and the system is bricked, even though I followed the instructions by the letter. Any suggestions are more than welcome! Thanks. Q.

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Hi there, when I undock my X280 from the Ultra dock (notebook closed but running) and open the lid the device will not respond to keyboard or trackpoint input.I need to close the lid again which triggers entering 'energy saving' mode.Then opening the lid again will resume everything to normal. I can reproduce this every time on two identical Docks. Funny thing is, my wifes identical X280 does not show this behaviour but works fine. Any idea what I could try to solve this small (but a bit annoying issue)?Thanks.Q.    

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A:ThinkPad X280 , SIM card tray is a wrong from Lenovo . what I can do?

I have Fibocom L850-GL Wwan

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Hi All!A few minutes ago, while cleaning my X280 noticed that the lower bezel of the display (the part between the Lenovo logo on the left and the X280 lettering on the right) is a lot more flexible than the rest of the bezels. Noticed while cleaning it with a soft cloth with a gentle cleaning solution appropriatefor displays.The other bezels (side an top) are noticeable more sturdy.DId anyone noticed this before?  

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Hi. I got my custom order X280 In July with all features for office purposes and use it just 15 times since then. The battery was never drain in shutdown mode in the first days of use. I remember that after one week being off the battery had the same percentage of charge at restart in the first month of use. Since then whenever I start it I check in Vantage if there are updates and I made the necessary updates every time, Windows updates, System updates, Bios etc. By about two weeks I noticed the battery is discharging between 6 and 8 percent overnight which is quite frustrating and annoying for a three month product. Something happened which consume the power overnight when is turned off. If they are Lenovo employees on the forum please advise me what to do. I would like to know is there is a warranty defect, something that can be fixed by the following updates or something that I can personally change in order everything come back to normal. PS. I have the USB ON disabled from Vantage Thank you.

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Hello,I bought new X280 which has proprietary connector called Ethernet Extension Adapter Gen 2. I bought it to leave other ports ready for other adapters, but I have found out, that there is another USB-C port very close next to this ethernet port and when I put ethernet adapter into laptop's proprietary port, there is no space to put second USB-C connector.My question is: If I cut the border of Ethernet Extension Adapter connector, will the USB-C work? Or is there any reason to not to do that?Many thanks.

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Hi,
 
I just bought the Thunderbolt 3 dock and remembered reading that you have to make some changes in BIOS for the usb hub to be detected in linux. So I entered BIOS and disabled thunderbolt security and enabled some other thunderbolt feature (the one below thunderbolt security, the tooltip tells you to enable this for linux support and older versions of windows 10).
 
After saving and rebooting all I see is a blank screen and the fans start going at full speed.
 
The computer does not boot into my OS and I am not able to enter BIOS again.
 
Any ideas how I can fix this?
 
Is there a way to factory reset the BIOS without entering it? Usual solution here is to remove the CMOS battery but I really don't want to open my brand new laptop unless I know my warranty is still valid.
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Moderator note: post was moved to the E forum based on original incorrect model in subject.  Subject has been corrected and thread moved back to X.

A:ThinkPad X280: After BIOS update, notebook won't boot anymore

It is not very difficult to remove the CMOS/Coin Cell battery on that system, just remove the main battery, and then loosen 3 screws to open the large bottom cover (see page 73 of the ThinkPad E560 and E565 Hardware Maintenance Manual for details on removing the cover)    Once the cover is open, unplug the CMOS/Coin Cell battery (you don't actually have to remove the battery), wait a few minutes and then plug it back in (see page 81 of the HMM for details). Doing so will not effect your warranty, but don't force anything and keep track of the screws.  

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I just checked Lenovo Solution Center (latest verson) and it now reports that the max capacity RAM for my machine (A Thinkpad X1, not carbon, late 2011 i7 model) is 16GB, which I always thought was 8GB!I was wondering if I could stick in a 16GB RAM module then. has anyone done this?All memory modules of this type are 12800 but from what I read online this is fine and teh RAM stick will just be downclocked to 10666. Hopefully someone tried this out and can give some advice. If the memory modules of this type were a bit cheaper I'd give it a try regardless, but I am hoping to hear some feedback.

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I have received my T470p. It is working excellent. Currently, I have 16 GB RAM on the laptop and using one of the two avialable slots. Now, I am planning to add 16 GB RAM. Can you please share what are specifications of RAM that I need to purchase, like speed, manufacturer, and etc. Is there any thing that I need to be careful about while adding the RAM. Is it difficult to open the back side of the laptop.  Any input is welcome....

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This is the specification of ThinkPad X270 platform:http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X270/ThinkPad_X270_Platform_Specificatio... My question is the platform can upgrade the ram to 16GB max / 2400MHz DDR4, which it seems maximum upgrade according to the pdf. However, in crucial websitehttp://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Lenovo/thinkpad-x270 it tells I can upgrade the ram to 16gb / 2666MHz DDR4, and I'm really confused if it is compatible with x270 or not.

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I have an X220 and while back when Windows 7 was around 4GB sticks were already very expensive. Today 8GB sticks are readily avialable. So Intel says the chipset does support 16GB so can I install a pair of 8GB sticks in my X220 and be able to perk up performance? My rig has an i5-2520M CPU and I am using x64 Windows so I can leverage more memory The BIOS is UEFI so I can use a larger capacity SSD too    

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I was wondering whether somebody could shed some light on this issue. I am (as many more I guess) suffering from memory shortcut on my S440. Now I just stumbled uppon a new upgrade option from Curcial:http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/ct204864bf160b Is this module compatible with a S440 i7 4500u? BIOS might be an issue as far as I read.













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A:Thinkpad S440 16GB memory upgrade

No,  It won't work and the problem isn't the BIOS or a Lenovo limitation.  You have a 4th gen CPU  i7-4500u.  The 16GB modules only work on 5th gen or later

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I've recently bought a ThinkPad Yoga 14 (with Broadwell CPU) and have been trying to get a 16GB RAM module working in it without success. I bought the 16GB SO-DIMM module from I'M Intelligent Memory http://www.intelligentmemory.com/. The advise thier memory is compatible with all 5th Gen (Broadwell) Core i-series Intel processors. I see Lenovo has recently started selling their own 16GB module Part No. 4X70J32868 http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/acc100204. Here only ThinkPad T450s and X250 are supported. Users on these forums have also reported the Intelligent Memory modules also work in these machines. Is there a reason for only x250, t450s supporting 16GB RAM modules? Why would other Broadwell laptops like the ThinkPad Yoga 14 not be supported? Is there something special about the CPU or BIOS on these machines? Or is this a marketing decision to restrict 16GB support only to high-end laptops?











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A:16GB SO-DIMMS working in Thinkpad Yoga 14 Broadwel...

Have you maybe considered the memory module you received is faulty ?

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Hey Lenovo Enthusiasts! I am about to purchase the Lenovo Thinkpad 550s, and I am tempted to purchase the baseline memory (4GB) and storage (512GB) HDD.  I want to make sure that I can indeed upgrade the memory to 16GB of RAM and the storage to a 256 (or 512) GB SSD. In my research earlier on, I noticed that somebody had posted a link to the parts list:https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/w550s_frubom_20150130.pdf I don't know what half of this technical jargon is, but from what I gather, I have found an SSD made by Samsung on Amazon, and an 8GB memory made by Data Memory Systems that seem to abide. SSD:http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-256GB-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7KE256BW/dp/B00LMXBOP4 Memory:http://www.datamemorysystems.com/parts/lenovo/03X6657/ Questions:1) Could somebody wiser than me please verify that these products will work for the w550s? I was going to purchase them from Crucial, as they say that is is "100% compatible" but I am not sure still.Crucial: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Lenovo/thinkpad-w550s 2) In regards to the warranty, does anyone know if I were to mess up the data preloaded on the HDD that is put in the laptop, by trying to transfer it to the SSD, would the warranty cover fixing this? Kind regards,Spencer

A:Lenovo Thinkpad W550s Memory upgrade to 16GB and S...

Very disappointing. Yes, I have the same problem (son, since it is your problem!). I note that over 189 people have at least looked at this question you asked before we decided to have you purchase the W550S...and after calling tech support one last time after my son purchased the machine (and was told there should be no issue)-we see BSOD multiple times within an hour.  They happen so quickly that it is hard to even note what the error message is.... I replaced his 512 HD with Samsung SSD 512GB drive. I used a disk duplicator-everything seemed to go great. Then I put in 16GB of RAM-again, everything seemed great. However, the notebook is only now being used frequently as my son is starting school now-and as said above, the BSOD is making me think this has something to do with the SSD or RAM replacement. Yes, obviously, it's fairly easy to replace with the original parts and see if the problem goes away-but he wanted the SSD and more RAM, so even if that fixes the issue-we will likely get rid of the notebook. BUT:  here is what disappoints me:  absolutely no comment on my son's original questions. I'm guessing I won't get input from Lenovo either....will try to call tomorrow, but we are almost beyond the point where we need to return the SSD/RAM and notebook if we want our money back. A little guidance from Lenovo would be appreicated before we need to make a decision.. Thanks,Steve

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Inspiron 14z n411z (Laptop): Authoritative confirmation of memory upgrade to 16 GB, 16GB, 16gb

There are various claims that 14z/n411z can be upgraded to 16GB (unofficial or therotical based on CPU-i5 being Sandy bridge)

Here are the main issues on this subject that has left many customers scramble for answers and find themselves confused:
* It is the interest of customers that Dell come out with an official statement "confirming" or "denying" if this is possible
* Yes, at the time of sale Dell stated that max permitted was 8GB. But now therotically (Sandy Bridge CPU can support 16Gb) and based on other users experiments it seems possible, but no concrete/firm proof available.
* If it is possible, Dell can always state that it will not support 16GB, though it (Dell) has tested it as possible in their labs.
* In the absence of a confirmation from Dell, most memory vendors are not selling memory 16 GB upgarde for Inspiron using their "configurators".
* There is another confusing twist to this problem, created by the fact there is another Dell XPS model facing same problem. But they newer CPU, for which most vendors are selling the memory upgrade on their configurators.
* For Dell, most users are now "past their Warranty" period. There is no liability in answering this question. In the LARGER interest of customers Dell should clear this doubt.
For those users who have done this at their home or office, can you please show us ... Read more

A:Inspiron 14z n411z (Laptop): Authoritative confirmation of memory upgrade to 16 GB, 16GB, 16gb

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Inspiron 14z n411z (Laptop): Authoritative confirmation of memory upgrade to 16 GB, 16GB, 16gb

There are various claims that 14z/n411z can be upgraded to 16GB (unofficial or therotical based on CPU-i5 being Sandy bridge)

Here are the main issues on this subject that has left many customers scramble for answers and find themselves confused:
* It is the interest of customers that Dell come out with an official statement "confirming" or "denying" if this is possible
* Yes, at the time of sale Dell stated that max permitted was 8GB. But now therotically (Sandy Bridge CPU can support 16Gb) and based on other users experiments it seems possible, but no concrete/firm proof available.
* If it is possible, Dell can always state that it will not support 16GB, though it (Dell) has tested it as possible in their labs.
* In the absence of a confirmation from Dell, most memory vendors are not selling memory 16 GB upgarde for Inspiron using their "configurators".
* There is another confusing twist to this problem, created by the fact there is another Dell XPS model facing same problem. But they newer CPU, for which most vendors are selling the memory upgrade on their configurators.
* For Dell, most users are now "past their Warranty" period. There is no liability in answering this question. In the LARGER interest of customers Dell should clear this doubt.
For those users who have... Read more

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10-31-2015 @ 4.25pm On the A740, I figured out that it will allow 16GB laptop RAM stick in its single memory slot. However, I did find out that a 16GB single-slot laptop memory stick will work on the A740and will get you to 16GB memory on only one memory slot (which the A740 has). The A730 was easier because it has two memory stick slots (so you could do 2 * 8gb = 16GB),but A740 only has one memory slot.  Therefore, you can not go with two of the cheaper 8gbmemory, because you have to spend more on the 16GB single-stick laptop.  So, hopethis helps other people. 

A:LENOVO IdeaCenter A740: a single 16GB memory stick works (upgrading from 8gb to 16gb) ...

I would like to upgrade memory as well. I have not found any good instructions o ho to remove the computer case cover. Any suggestions? Also, what RAM did you purchase?

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I would like to know why Lenovo decides to lockdown the power draw of these cpus even if they are on AC power. I recently purchased the Lenovo flex 5 and I love the build quality of the laptop, it is in my opinion the best built 2 in 1 for the price range compared to any other brand. So I got it home and of course starting the typical setup of a new computer. I was doing all the windows 10 updates and noticed that it was taking a lot longer than another laptop with similar specs. So after all that was done and everything was up to date I decided to run a benchmark on the cpu to see exactly how much slower it was running than another laptop with same cpu. And the result? Nearly half more than half the speed of the other laptop. Now the I5 8250u that is in both of these laptops have a base clock of 1.6Ghz and a boost of 3.4Ghz with 4 cores and 8 threads. It is a very capable processor and nothing like it has ever been available in typical small form factor laptop. This was made to be my number 1 condition on a new laptop. It had to have this new processor. I love the idea of having a laptop for portability but have always hated how much slower they have been compared to their desktop counterparts. It was finally all going to change with these new processors. Yet not on this laptop.  I noticed that while running these benchmark comparisons the Lenovo never got above 55C which is very strange as it is a small laptop and the cooling cant be that great. Yet the other... Read more

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Hello, I am considering to buy a Yoga 920 14" (Glass or regular version). I want a laptop that has no heat (uncomfortably hot when using it on the laps), noisy fan nor thermal throttling issues when doing productivity work, playing youtube 4K videos, perhaps some CAD and Matlab, connecting to a 4K monitor and TB3 dock, etc. In this case, which CPU option do you recommend?

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I would like to know why Lenovo decides to lockdown the power draw of these cpus even if they are on AC power. I recently purchased the Lenovo flex 5 and I love the build quality of the laptop, it is in my opinion the best built 2 in 1 for the price range compared to any other brand. So I got it home and of course starting the typical setup of a new computer. I was doing all the windows 10 updates and noticed that it was taking a lot longer than another laptop with similar specs. So after all that was done and everything was up to date I decided to run a benchmark on the cpu to see exactly how much slower it was running than another laptop with same cpu. And the result? Nearly half more than half the speed of the other laptop. Now the I5 8250u that is in both of these laptops have a base clock of 1.6Ghz and a boost of 3.4Ghz with 4 cores and 8 threads. It is a very capable processor and nothing like it has ever been available in typical small form factor laptop. This was made to be my number 1 condition on a new laptop. It had to have this new processor. I love the idea of having a laptop for portability but have always hated how much slower they have been compared to their desktop counterparts. It was finally all going to change with these new processors. Yet not on this laptop.  I noticed that while running these benchmark comparisons the Lenovo never got above 55C which is very strange as it is a small laptop and the cooling cant be that great. Yet the other... Read more

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I just saw these at Best Buy.   Has anyone else picked one up yet? 8th Gen Intel® Core? i5-8250U Quad core, 8 threads. Just got home with one, have not unboxed it yet.  Wonder why Best Buy has it, but Lenovo website apparently does not (I didn't see it here)....   Perhaps a Best Buy exclusive?

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-I turned off all background apps-tested in high performance mode-I checked the BIOS to see if it was in performance mode I've tried it many times, but the results are too low. What is the problem ?


























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First comment on this forum. I am about to buy IdeaPad 330 - i5-8250U 4GB MODEL: 81DE0047IN in the next couple of days. (https://www.shoplenovo.co.in/ideapad-330-i5-win-10-4gb-1tb-hdd-81de0047in.html) Is the RAM and SSD upgradable in this model? Couldn't find a solution online If not, can someone recommend me any other Ideapad model with i5-8250U Processor that supports this functionality of upgradation (in the same price range)? Thanks in advance.













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A:IdeaPad 330 - i5-8250U 4GB RAM MODEL: 81DE0047IN -- Is RAM and SSD Upgrade possible?

Hi Risshhu,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
For the Ideapad 330-15IKB (MTM 81DE0047IN) have Motherboard PN 5B20R19914 (MB L 81DE I58250U UMA D4G WIN) that has onboard 4GB RAM with one available slot to upgrade additional 8 GB RAM 2133MHz DDR4. 
 
You can also upgrade current HDD to a SATA SSD.
 
I hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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I just ordered this new laptop and was wondering if anyone else has bought one and what their opinion is?
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17 - 17.3" HD - i5-8250U - 8GB - 1TB HDD - Black

Thanks, Jerry
 

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I have a problem about i5 8250u on Lenovo Yoga 520. the clock speed was locked on 1.6 GHz. When i set High Performance Mode, the processor still locked on 1.6 Ghz. When i set 100% Maximum Power State, the processor still locked on 1.6 Ghz. Anyone can help me about this issue?

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Hi, I am wondering if the recently upgraded Ideapad 520s-14IKBR (Intel core i5-8250u, 8GB DDR4, 128gb m.2 ssd, intel UHD graphics 620) has thunderbolt on the USB-C port? As far as I could find the previous versions don't have thunderbolt, only the 720s models. I hope they improved this new version with a thunderbolt connection. I also want to upgrade the native m.2 SSD for a Samsung 960 EVO so I can enable hardware encryption on it.Does anybody know which SSD is used in this model and does it already support SSD hardware encryption (TCG Opal) like the samsung does?Does this motherboard support a PCIe 3.0x4 NVMe SSD like the Samsung 960 EVO? Here are some specs: https://us.hardware.info/product/413163/lenovo-ideapad-520s-14ikbr-81bl005ymh/specifications I can't find any further info (or user manual) on this model and I can't even find the model on the Lenovo website except for the older models like 520s-IKB.  Hope someone can help me out. Thank you! 

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Can anybody give me a guestimate on battery life for this unit? This is for office work, no sound, no  multimedia, browsing the web and productivity. Lenovo Ideapad 320S-14IKBR(81BN004JTA) i5-8250U https://www.lazada.co.th/lenovo-ideapad-320s-14ikbr81bn004jta-i5-8250u-16ghz8gb1tbnvidia-920mx-2gb14...  

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Does the Active Pen 2 work with the x280? If not, will any other pen work with it?  

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Gefore X280 .
Sli fit, one of the most talked about video cards now adays. Might pick one up myself. Anyone have one of these bad boys? could i know how great / poor they run?
 

A:Geforce X280

yeah the GTX 280 is the top (single GPU) option out now, and its blisteringly fast, however at its high price people are looking at the ATi 4870, its a much cheaper option that is almost as fast. I dont have either myself, but you need to make sure the rest of the computer can keep up, if it can those cards are incredibly fast.
 

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So I have read other topics regarding other models, but this one is in particular in relation to my new work laptop an X280.The fan is ridiculously noisy. When I log into my windows account, a simple webpage refresh causes the fan the go overdrive and gets really noisy. Noisier than any other laptop I've had in the last 10 years. Way noisier than my previous X260. It gets rather distracting. I get that when you are doing something CPU intensive the fans need to kick in, but loading a webpage with 20% CPU usage should not be one of those situations. Even more so when the computers is not that hot anyways. I have tried setting hte thermal power settings to "balanced" while on AC power in the BIOS but it seems that it had very little effect.Is this a known issue? Is lenovo going to do anything about it?

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Hi I'm toying with getting an X280 to replace my 5 year old MacBook Pro. A small form factor is important to me these days as I make music when I'm out and about, but when I am using it at home I'd also like to be able to use it with an external GPU (the Razer Core X for example) to do some low end graphics work, and occasionally play some games of course. Does anyone know if the X280 has the ability to run external graphics via the Thunderbolt 3 port? It's not necessarily a deal breaker for me, the kind of graphics work I want to do is very low-res, low-poly stuff, and maybe the internal graphics will handle this just fine. It would just be good to know going forward - I called tech support and they gave me a vague yes, based on the X280 having Thunderbolt 3. Any information/experiences with this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

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Hello Support We have actually got a new Lenovo X280 Notebook and we are not able to Install Windows over PXE Boot.We always get the PXE-E16 Error with any different Adapter and Settings. We tried with USB-C Ethernet Adapter, USB Ethernet Adapter and the Docking Station as well. Legacy Mode, UEFI, with Boot Secure or not, nothing helps. When i searched in the forum about this problem i found the same Issue with the X1 Carbon Notebook. at the end it was a know issue and Lenovo Support provided a new BIOS Version what the problem solved. what about with the x280? is there a solution to fix this problem? Thanks in advance and kind regards

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I have a new x280, with a FHD Touch screen, that has a yellow tint, rather than the bright, white color of the external monitor (and my old x250).  I have the latest Intel Graphics UHD 620 Driver and been unsuccessful using the calibration options in the Color Settings of the Intel Graphics Settings app.  I can't find a "solution" to this problem online.  Anyone have any suggestions?

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Hi all!Just on quick question about the X280: got mine 2 days ago and its construction is ust superb (I come frm a X260).Regarding the trackpad, when tapping, it is noticeable a very minuscule play that makes it rattle very faintly.It certainly is not as some rattling touchpad videos I saw o Youtube regarding other ThinkPad models.It is a very small play, under 1 mm certainly, and it is nitceable on the lowe half of the touchad (which makes sens, as the physical buttons are placed on the lower edge).How is your experience with your X280 touchpad? 

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Hello, I'm Located at UAE, I bought lenovo x280  after I tried my new lenovo x280 I can't find backlit flashlight icon to turn it on. I would like to inquire how to turn it on. It's possible my keyboard does not allow backlit? If that is the case if I will replace english keyboard with backlit will it be compatabile with my device? attached my keyboard  Any hep/ suggestion much appreciated. thanks













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A:Lenovo x280 No Backlit - Help

Welcome to the CommunityThe keyboard doesn't feature backlight. Its replacement is the only way if you need the backlight. New kb p/n (FRU) depends on the layout.

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I would like to know, if there is anybody else, who experienced problem with one of the usb-c port on the X280.Scenario: if we connect usb-c dock (now I need to be honest, it's Dell D6000) very randomly docking station is disconnected. All drivers on X280 are updated. I cannot blame docking stations, because there are another users, who are using the same docking station without any problem. We figured out, that if we will change port to the USB-C GEN 2 (that's the one with the Thunderbolt), there is no problem at all. Right now there are already 2 users (ie. 2 individual X280) with same behaviour, so maybe there is somebodyelse, who expereince some trouble with usb-c port Gen 1? I tried to contact Lenovo, but I have been told that if this is matter of non Lenovo product, they cannot help me. Unfortunately supporter couldn't tell me, if there is possibility that USB-C Gen1 can be instable, if you connect some usb-c device it.

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Hi All!New X280 here, coming from a X260.Build quality seems far superior, very thin.It's a joy!A few questions/doubts, though: 1. This laptop is advertised (as all X series models) as allowing 180 degree display opening. Yet being true, and since the laptop is thinner, and the rubber fett asignificantly smaller than the X260, I noticed that when opening it fully, there is a pint after which the display bottom edge touches the table top (which seems a design flaw, maybe rubber fett should be a little taller). Anyone noticed this? Not a big issue, as I always use the display on a "normal" degree. 2. received the laptop yesterday and I notice the battery life prediction on windows 10 is rrather low (around 4 hours). Coud this be any indeation process on Windows 10 ongoing, due to its recent install? Any toughts on this? I got around 13 hours at some point, but since then, it lowered substantially. Thanks in advanceRM

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Hi All!New X280 here, coming from a X260.Build quality seems far superior, very thin.It's a joy!A few questions/doubts, though: 1. This laptop is advertised (as all X series models) as allowing 180 degree display opening. Yet being true, and since the laptop is thinner, and the rubber feet significantly smaller than the X260, I noticed that when opening it fully, there is a certain angle after which the display bottom edge touches the table top (which seems a design flaw, maybe rubber fett should be a little taller). Anyone noticed this? Not a big issue, as I always use the display on a "normal" degree. 2. received the laptop yesterday and I notice the battery life prediction on windows 10 is rrather low (around 4 hours). Coud this be any indeation process on Windows 10 ongoing, due to its recent install? Any toughts on this? I got around 13 hours at some point, but since then, it lowered substantially. Thanks in advanceRM

A:Brand new X280: a few doubts

Hi,
 
1) I see the same thing, but hadn't noticed.  It's not a mode I would use often - or ever...
 
2) Windows gets up to all kinds of stuff in the background after OOBE, install, or update.  You might keep task manager open (in "more detail" mode) on your desktop, and pay attention to CPU usage.
 
I just fired up my 280 and after settling down post-boot, it's showing around 9 hours remaining @ 95% battery.
 
FWIW,
Z.

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The X280 claims to have the following ports:2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (one Always On)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)HDMI 1.4Native RJ45 with dongle (sold separately)Microphone/headphone audio combo jack However, as can be seen in this picture  the Thunderbolt and the ethernet port (well, the port where you put the ethernet dongle) are *right* next to each other.  Using the specific ethernet adapter purchased from Lenovo with the laptop, part number SC10P42352, you cannot plug anything into the Thunderbolt port.  They're just too close together. I tried contacting support about this, and they told me since nothing was broken it was a sales issue.  I talked to sales, and they said since it referred to the operation of the machine it was a support issue.  I'm just trying to find out - is there any way around this (other than using the dock, which is not an option)?  We purchased these machines with the intention of being able to use both of these ports, as there is no mention of them being mutually exclusive.  Maybe there's a different adapter that would allow us to use both? My hour+ of conversation with Lenovo directly was fruitless (the support person did not understand that Thunderbolt is an interface standard, not the name of their dock, and refused to be convinced otherwise.  He would *only* use... Read more

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