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X1 Extreme - Thinkpad Pen Pro vs Active Pen 2

Q: X1 Extreme - Thinkpad Pen Pro vs Active Pen 2

I think this is a simple question but no amount of research I have done in the forums has provided a clear explanation....is the Active Pen 2 just the next generation of the Thinkpad Pen Pro or is something else going on here. Trying to figure out which pen to spec with a couple of X1 Extreme's and I just want to confirm that the Active Pen 2 would be the latest and greatest??

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A: X1 Extreme - Thinkpad Pen Pro vs Active Pen 2

Think I might have found my answer in a somewhat obscure Lenovo Pen document: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht500011 D. ThinkPad Pen Pro (also known as Active Pen)An active penRequires one AAAA batteryThe largest size pen availableAlways housed externally of the systemCan be stored with an external holder accessory that attaches to the USB portMouse-click input

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Hi,Got this issue with the lenovo active pen 2 on my thinkpad X1 extreme, the pen works well on windows ink (so not a pen issue),...but that's allOn all other softwares, photoshop, Paint Pro, Kryta, the pen is not responsive, pressure levels works very badly, and a lot of LAG.Is there some drivers update to make this pen work ? It's a shame that this pen work on lenovo tablet but NOT on this supposedly top notch thinkpad ! If someone has a solution please share, I bought this laptop mainly for that purpose. Thanks.

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Hi,Just bought a X1 extreme and got 2 serious issues that prevent me from working, -First, it seems impossible to plug a mic on the mixed connector. When I do that, realtek app see it as a speaker (or do not see it at all), and so I'm stuck with the utterly bad microphone embedded with the laptop.It is a microphone with no drivers, always used it on other computers just by pluging it and that's all.The only thread I found on that subject is this one https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/x1-headphone-mic-jack-NOT-WORKING/m-p/508115 (which does not answer to my issue) -My second issue is with the active pen 2 from lenovo. It seems to work well with windows bloc note and sketch app but on photoshop the active pen 2 levels of pressure once every 4 or 5 strokes is no more detected and so this stroke appears much wider than the others. I would love to know if there is drivers that will come or workaround because right now I can't use my laptop profesionnaly. Thanks.

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See subject.  Ever since the BIOS upgrade, the dock no longer crashes.  Two days running now with no problems; prior to the upgrade it would crash routinely when connecting via USB-C.  I had to employ the unsavoury workaround of connecting the laptop to a charger and connecting it to the dock via the USB-A port using the USB-A to USB-C adaptor supplied.  Now I'm connecting via USB-C cable only. In fact, I'd given up on using the dock at all and had it just sitting there.  I decided to give it another go after reading that BIOS v1.19 fixed instances of BSODs occuring when connected to an external monitor (which I did experience now and again when connecting to an external monitor via HDMI i.e. not via dock).    Dock Type : 40AFX1E Type : 20MF 

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Hello, I've been using Thinkpad X1 Extreme for the past 1.5 months. And now speakers(or only right one I believe) started having an issue with crackled/noise sound on high frequencies. It's almost unusable to listen something with speakers because of how painfull it to the ears.  Is there anything possible to do with it to fix it? Or replace internal speaker. Recording with sound:https://www.dropbox.com/s/tjqzczipq45xyh1/video_2019-07-29_15-03-27.mp4?dl=0

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Hi, Lenovo is not sure when the pen with usb-c charging will be out. I need to test the screen of my X1 Extreme before the return period so I ordered the Active Pen 2. When I opened the box, I found one AAA battery and two very small button ones. Is it easy to buy those two small button batteries? Do I need to get a screen protector for the X1 Extreme? I am concerned that the Active Pen 2 might scratch or leave some small lines on the screen.

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I am not sure what Microsoft Photos app is doing in the background. However, it often starts by itself, and acitvate the Geforce GTX 1650 video card. After the standalone video card is activated, it will never go inactive again, until I forcefully end the photos.exe process in task manager. Has anyone got similar issue? Is there any solution for this? Thanks.

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This laptop just came in yesterday. Initially even after installing all the updates, the computer was running rather sluggish and slow compared to my previous 2 year old Asus Laptop, in terms of scrolling through webpages, pdf and responsiveness. Now I've reinstalled Windows 10, some of the sluggishness is gone but on Google Drive and Chrome I still find that it is slower compared to my previous laptop.  Do I have a defective unit? Does anyone else have the same problem?

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I have a thinkpad X1 Extreme with the i78850h, 32gb ram and 1tb storage(Samsung MZVLB1T0HALR-000lL7). I'm thinking about purchasing the Samsung 970 Evo 2tb pcie nvme sdd to replace the 1tb the system came with, but I'm wondering if 1tb is the maximum the system will recognize or will it be able to recognize a 2tb ssd? Thank you, Clay

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A greeting to the community.Can someone tell me if the Samsung 970 Pro m.2 PCIe NVMe 1 Tb SSD to be installed on the second slot is compatible with X1 Extreme?I ask because a Samsung P951 SSD caused a blue screen and did not start the PCThank you all

A:Installing a second SSD on The ThinkPad X1 Extreme

docet,I assume the BSOD issue could be caused by RAID settings. In this case both drives must be the same type and have the same capacity.

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 My new X1 Extreme hangs every few days. It locks up HARD, so that the only way to restart is to hold the power button down until it turns off.I've updated all the drivers, but one:The U630 Intel video driver will not install. It complains that it can't install on this operating system (Windows 10). Has anyone else had this problem & found a solution? (more concerned about the lock-ups than the Intel driver) I also updated the BIOS recently, but that didn't help. 

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Hi everyone, I've just add a RAM module (ballistix sport lt bls16g4s26bfsd) to my X1 Extreme laptop and I have a 'problem' with the frequency of the RAM.Its a 2666 Mhz capable RAM module but it shows as a 2400 Mhz in the task manager.I've read that I have to use xmp profile in the Bios to set the frequency of the RAM module but I can't see option for that in the Bios..Any idea on how to set the frequency of the RAMat 2666 Mhz ? Many Thanks Narek 

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I have a Thinkpad X1 Extreme (20MFX002US) on order.  It has one of the two M.2 SSD bays not used.  I was hoping I could add a second drive.  They are expensive so I thought I'd better check first to see if it will work in this machine before I order it.  I am NOT doing RAID with the second drive.  I just want the machine to recognize it for added storage.  This is running Windows 10.  Here is the drive I was considering:Samsung 970 PRO Series - 1TB PCIe NVMe - M.2

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While cleaning my ThinkPad X1 Extreme the downkey fell off and it seems the snap mechanisem is not working anymore, where can i get a replacement or a warrenty claim, the ThinkPad is only 1 month old.

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 Where i found  or download this wallpaper?

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Getting all the possible BSOD errors on my NEW (replaced) X1 Extreme. That's disgusting considering I've paid around 3000 for the top configuration. I had this as a replacement because the previous one had screen issues, WiFi card non working etc  I'm totally sending this in for refund this time and I'm probably going for a different brand this time!

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On my new Thinkpad X1 Extreme, I can't activate Bitlocker "automatic mode" as it should be with Windows 10 Pro 1809.I have a fully operational TPM 2.0: But as shown in system information, it's due to "Un-allowed DMA capable bus/devices(s) detected": With Vantage, I made a full update of the system, so I belive BIOS and everything is up to date. Is there a way to correct what Windows thinks is a DMA threat ? Somethink else to update ? Thank you. 

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I have a new laptop and there is a serious fan noise problem. Fan is immediately active. I have tried the following, it helped reduction but still the fan becomes active unnecessarily. Any solution advise? C:\Windows\system32\powercfg.exe /setACvalueindex SCHEME_BALANCED SUB_PROCESSOR PERFEPP 33 ??C:\Windows\system32\powercfg.exe /setACvalueindex OVERLAY_SCHEME_MIN SUB_PROCESSOR PERFEPP 60 ??C:\Windows\system32\powercfg.exe /setactive scheme_current

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Hello .....I plan to buy a Thinkpad X1 Extreme.... and upgrade the SSD and memory later... Can i do that?I did it with my actual thinkpad T450S... i bought with 4 Gb Ram, 1 Hdd ... and add 8 Gb Ram and a M2 SSD by myself...Thanks 





T400, 2764-CTO, Win-Ultimate, Intel T9400, RAM 3 Gb, 160 Gb, Ati 256 Mb.T60,T40

A:Thinkpad X1 Extreme Upgrade

Good day.
 
Please see page 51 of the HMM: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x1p1_x1_extreme_hmm_en.pdf
 
Memory modules and SSDs are listed as CRUs. Looks like only the bottom cover needs to be removed to access them.
 
Hope this helps a bit.
Regards.

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I just got my new Thinkpad in and wanted to install a second drive with Linux on it.  The bios sees the drive and I've already installed the OS on it but when I chose it it won't boot.  It just keeps booting to the primary drive with WIndows 10 on it. Can anyone tell me if the WD SSD drives won't work for some reason in this computer?  The drives are listed as supported for the X1 I know.  Seems strange it would work in the X1 and not the X1 Extreme. Thanks, Glenn

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Hello, I am bought ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2. I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. As written here: https://certification.ubuntu.com/hardware/201906-27150 "The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 2nd Gen laptop with the components described below has been awarded the status of certified pre-install for Ubuntu". Everything works for me, but the laptop has too little battery life (compared to Windows). The site indicates that the system is available in some regions with a special image of Ubuntu pre-installed by the manufacturer. Can I get the special image of Ubuntu somewhere? Or ?an I somehow increase the battery life in Ubuntu?

A:Ubuntu on ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2

check popOs power management which allows to toggle between integrated and dedicated graphics card.

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Has anyone found a M.2 SSD heatsink that fits in the Thinkpad X1 Extreme? Thanks!

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Hello, last week on Friday I closed my laptop and went home, after opening the lid to start working, my laptop didn't boot up. So I force shutdown it (holding the power button for like 20 seconds), after pressing the power-on button, the laptop didn't boot up, instead it started going in a loop, the keyboard backlit started turning on and the fans started, but after 2-3 seconds it powered off automatically, and again powered on automatically with the same behaviour (keyboard backlit and the fans started turning on), this went on and on, until I pressed the button on the back of the laptop, now, when I turned on the laptop, it started w/o any problems. On Saturday when I wanted to wake up my laptop again, it didn't, this time I did the same as above, so forced shut it down, and pressed the power on button, but this time, it didn't turn on, even when I pressed the button on the back of the laptop, and the laptop still has the same behaviour as above. I opened the laptop and changed the RAM slots: nothing  has changedI opened and changed the hard drives, and even took one of them: nothing has changed The laptop doesn't even show the Lenovo sign when I power on the laptop.And I can't even access BIOS. And interestingly my guarantee ended one day before this happened (on Thursday!) Any help would be great. Thanks a lot

A:Thinkpad X1 Extreme Won't Boot Up

Are you under warranty?  If yes, call support.
 

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Hi I bought a X1 Extreme last week and it's driving me nuts already. The notebook simply does not charge. When I plug-in the power adapter, Windows says that the power supply is plugged-in. But the battery status doesn't change, in both ways (it's not charging but also not discharging). It just stays at the current charging status for hours. I also have Lenovo dockingstation "ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock 170W" and it's the same problem. After a research on the internet, I found the following article which actually helps, but only for a single charge. But as soon as I unplug the power supply again, I have to reboot again, turn of the battery in the BIOS and reconnect the power supply again. https://stebalien.com/blog/fix-for-lenovo-x1-carbon-not-charging/ The drivers are all up to date (installed via Lenovo System Update application). Does anybody suffer from this issue aswell? Thanks for your help!

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I purchased an X1 Extreme (4K) a few months ago. I have run into a few issues and was hoping I could get some advice. For reference, I have observed these issues across multiple different Windows versions, GeForce driver versions, and Lenovo BiOS versions. I am happy to answer any follow-up questions in the comments. 1.When I have hybrid graphics enabled, I have observed significant stutter when scrolling in applications such as Google Chrome, Spotify, and more, especially when opening PDFs in Chrome. Turning off hybrid graphics resolves fixes this, but I was wondering if there was another option I had other than compromising my battery life by disabling hybrid graphics.2.When I keep the TrackPoint enabled, it occasionally begins moving the cursor on its own and keeps going for a few seconds, with no apparent way to regain control until it stops. While I can fix this by just turning off the TrackPoint, I enjoy using it and would like to know if there is a different solution to this issue. Thank you in advance!

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I'm a web developer and have an X1E FHD and need a monitor to go with it.  I tried the ASUS MB16AC but it's just not as bright and dynamic as the FHD - colors aren't even close, seemed dim and washed out (did try adjustments).  Anyone know of a monitor (portable preferred) that would match the X1E-FHD?  I would settle for non-portable.  Thanks! 

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I am hoping to buy an X1 Extreme Gen 2 as soon as possible. I realize that there are four screen options, two FHD, a matte UHD and the OLED. I was hoping to purchase the matte UHD version, but it hasn't been on the website for purchase in over 20 days. Does anyone have any information on whether it will be available?  Time is of the essence, and at this point I am thinking of buying an XPS just because it simply doesn't show up in the customizable options or for purchase on the Thinkpad site. Thanks.

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Just a quick question I have looked at the specs of the new X1 Extreme Would like to know if it is fitted with a WWAN 4G LTE card? X1 carbon has always been a business laptop , and if the X1 Xxtreme doe not have the WWAN facility it kinda defeats the purpose of a versilte extreme on  the go  business laptop.? Any idea>  

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I recently purchased a X1 Extreme and was hoping for plug and play eGPU via thunderbolt 3. However, the Akitio Node (+ 1080 ti) does not even power on when I connect the thunderbolt 3 cable to the port. Both the Lenovo Vantage  + Windows Update states my firmware + drivers are up to date. 

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I'm ready to order a ThinkPad X1 Extreme from Lenovo in Europe. In the customization page I can choose between: Retail PackagingStandard Packaging (pre-selected) The price is the same. What is the difference?

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I have this problem with the system firmware of my X1 Extreme. The device status is set to: "This device cannot start. (Code 10) Indicates a revision number encountered or specified is not one known by the service. It may be a more recent revision than the service is aware of."It doesn't break anything as far as I'm aware of. But I just wanna know whether there is a solution to this problem. Thanks! 

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Hi, I tried to set my speakers as audio input in a recording software but as stereo mixer seems dead on this drivers version, I tried to make the recording device listen to the speakers but it seems to bug.I proceeded as showed below, using the microphone array to listen to the speakers but even after a reboot the mic is not listening tou windows audio out. Is there any  workaround on this matter ? Tnahks in advance 

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I would like to know if it is possible to configure the t520 or get to know the most extreme off all possible. I would also like to know if this configuration works:Processor: Intel Core i7-2960XM Extreme Edition 2.7GHz Quad-Core - is it works,on t520,maybe there are some power                                                    problems,alternatively,please give  the name of,highest version,of i7 which will work on it.Ram:           Is 16 gb of the frame, it is possible, if yes, please give the name and type of producer - it's very important to me...Hdd:           I would like,also,put a 1tb disk, the specification gives max.500 gb - why there is no 1tb,specified ?                                                                                                                                                                                  ... Read more

A:ThinkPad t520 Extreme Configuration

Welcome to the CommunityThe most powerfull CPU T520 supports is i7-2820QM (2.30GHz). RAM: do you mean 16 GB per module? No, BIOS doesn't support that.HDD: the specification is outdated. 1TB drive should work.

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I'm looking at purchasing the extreme 2 with OLED screen but I'm concerned about possible burn in and ruining my screen. I am a video DJ part time and I didn't realise how long my main screen which will be the PC showing an itunes screen for as long a 6 hours on a bright setting. I use my secondary large screen for virtual DJ along with a further 3 screens via projectors showing the same image video so really 3 separate screens in total so need a powerful laptop to replce my current mac book pro with issues including a poor keyboard among other things so thinking of defecting to windows but need a very good robust machine with an execptional screen but sometims with static images for so  long I am worried about this especially due to the cost, I managed to get a discount on my configuration but it is still the best part of 4000 so I really can't afford to make a mistake, so any help would be appreciated.  Has anyone bought the new X1 gen 2 with OLED screen? what do you think?

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I'd like to purchase THINKPAD X1 EXTREME GEN 2 online from Canada but I'd like to have it with Backlit Arabic Keyboard but I can't find this option in customization, I'm trying to contact Lenovo live support chat but this option is for the US and CA residents only and I'm living in Egypt any solutions? 

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I just received X1 Extreme.Everything works fine and as expected, but there is one thing that keeps bugging me.It's a weird little electric noise X1E makes. Here is the electric noise.I am not sure what causes this noise but I think this happens when the fan starts running.I don't think the laptop should make this kind of noise since there is no HDD, CD, or other parts that makes noise other than fan.And fan should not make those electric noise. Also, I noticed that there is little rattling sound (only noticable when I put my ears very close to bottom of laptop). The elctric sound happens when heavy-loading and the rattling sound is unnoticeable.But I am worried if there is some malfunctioning hardware in my laptop. Does anyone have similar issue? Is this normal?  

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Hi all, last week I got my new ThinkPad X1 Extreme. Unfortunately it sometimes restarts without any notification. The screen will turn black and then the Lenovo sign appears again and the Laptop will boot normal. Does anyone know this problem?  Please help

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I just received my new Thinkpad Extreme laptop with 4k screen a few days ago. I'm formerly a Macbook Pro user and I love the Thinkpad Extreme. However, I'm shocked to see that my real-world battery life usage is 4hrs and 40mins. Especially when they advertise the battery life to be 14 hrs! My power mode is set to "Better Battery", screen brightness at about 80% and I'm the only doing web browsing and some youtube videos. Not even video rendering or editing. This is a massive deal-breaker for me. I was hopping for about 6 hours at least. Can any other Thinkpad Extreme user with 4k monitor advise if this is normal? How much battery life do you get? I checked with support but they refuse to tell me what the average battery life I should be expecting and just say that battery life will vary with usage. I found this review online which says they got 6 hours 7mins of continuous wifi web surfing: https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-extreme Again, I feel quite a let down because the the specs say up to 14 hours. I was expecting even at half of that I was hoping to get about 7 hours. But about 4+ hours is really bad - its almost the same as my 7 year old Macbook Pro which I switched from.

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My thinkpad extreme gen 1 shows "plugged in, not charging", the battery level just remain the same (not charging up, not dropping down), what is going on? I got the laptop a few days ago and it was working just fine. The battery charge threshold had been turned off.

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I have a new X1E that has had this issue happen 2 or 3 times. The screen will go to white fuzz.  The only way to get it back is to reboot or sleep/wake. Has anyone else had this issue?

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Is there a way to set the keyboard backlight to an auto mode?  I have to enable the keyboard backlight everytime I turn on my Thinkpad X1 Extreme, regardless of the ambient light level.

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Just bought a ThinkPad X1 Extreme UHD and had some questions because I plan on doing a few things upon receiving it. Got the smallest drive because I'm swapping it out with a pair of Samsung EVO 970s I have to dual boot. Doing a clean install from my Windows 10 USB installer and I have Pro license through my Microsoft account, so not concerned about losing the recovery partition and license. I pretty much never use the manufacturers recovery partition because it typically comes with bloat and redundant utilities; just takes up space. Windows comes with enough bloat on a clean install--don't need more. That being said, my concern is with the UHD touchscreen and its ability to recognize a ThinkPad Pen Pro: will I need to manually install an additional driver or program to make sure everything works properly? (Seems fairly straightfoward if I do: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-...) After that, I intend to under-volt the CPU in the BIOS. That is where I have typically done it just because I've heard enough from others using software like Throttlestop and XTU that the settings aren't being applied at start-up, they are randomly being unapplied, and that it adds overhead to start-up of the OS and background processes. Never tried so can't speak from experience. In the past I have had to use utilities like AfuWin (to back-up and restore BIOS) and AMIBCP (to unlock hidden... Read more

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Hi All, I just plaed an online order for ThinkPad X1 Extreme and i have been closely following threads here for the past week to help me decide for the X1E.  I dont know if my question would make sense or not but there is no way to know what kind of FLASH is the SSD used in X1E before placing the order. I checked mine and it was a TLC SSD. I have read online and I came to know that MLC is far more reliable and has 2x better write speeds than a TLC SSD. Who decides what our machine gets when we place an order? No one from the sales team disclosed this before order placing. How do i ask them to change it to a MLC if i want to? Do i have to cancel and place a new order?  Thanks,

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I want to purshase a Lenovo ThinkPad Extreme under windows 10 Pro (as Pre-installed). But after, a want to add   a dual Boot feature, one to start the PC under  Windows 10 pro or start the PC under Windows 7 64bit .  But before buying the PC , i wand to make sure that the Windows 7 drivers are available for this PC. Best Regards!

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I bought a 1080p Thinkpad X1 Extreme. Now after several months of using, I would like to upgrade the screen to 4K. Is this possible?

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Hi. On my brandnew ThinkPad X1 Extreme gen 2, after opening up and closing webcam cover (called Thinkshutter) it suddenly gone down under the bezel, for about a millimeter. When i wrote to Lenovo they told me that I pushed it too hard. Actually i did not. This unit is over 3000 USD and I was pretty careful.  Maybe someone had the same situation.





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