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Any experience with the latest x270?

Q: Any experience with the latest x270?

Hi folks! Would appreciate some input...Am moving from an old x120e (which runs windows 10 and works perfectly, except that I have gotten tired of its relatively weak processor (E-350 AMD) after 5 years) to the x270. Haven't bought it yet, but it is my target laptop. My question is primarily about build quality. As someone said in a different forum/thread, the x120e is built like a tank, albeit a small one. I fully agree. How is the x270? Is it as tough/tougher? I know the x270 is overall head and shoulders above the x120e in terms of display (I'm aiming for the FHD), processor (i5-7xxx), TPM security, etc etc. So my question is really only about how well it is built. Has anyone bought it?(a) How's the shake, rattle, flex, creak, and bend, if any. My only Thinkpad benchmark for build qual is the x120e and that one is Rock solid (capital R).(b) Does it run cool? I had to redo the thermal paste on the x120e after which it has behaved admirably for 4 years. I expect the x270 is quieter and cooler. Is this correct? Many thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Any experience with the latest x270?

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This will lead to fairure in Charging the laptop via USB type-C.Both x270 and X1 CARBON 2017 are affected.I managed to downgrade to 1.21 from 1.23, now everything works well. Don't know if this is a bug, or Lenovo has intention of doing this.

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So, I thought my computer was freezing while watching videos...(previous issue) but as it turns out, it will freeze whenever it wants to. The latest was when I was using WinAvi All-in-one Converter to convert an .avi file to DVD format.Once it reached the 99% stage, the computer froze...COMPLETELY! There was no way I was getting it back! Ctl-Alt-Del did nothing, couldn't even bring up the Task Manager...she was dead in the water!So, I pushed the PC's RESET button and let her reboot into SAFE mode. After floating around in safe mode for a while, I restart the machine and this is when the "fun" starts. She won't even POST. There is power, I can hear the HD and CD spinning, all the onboard lights are on, but she won't even POST.I have to turn it off...UNPLUG it, and wait for the internal LED to go out before I plug it back in. Only then will she restart. MB is an ASUS M2N-E...apparently capable of running 32 and 64 bit, and I've installed every NEW driver I could find. This board and machine passed the Windows7 test to see if it was compatible.Any opinions? I'm getting ready to go back to XP...

A:Latest Windows 7 "experience"...

More info Please, did you build this "Puppy"? Upgrade it to windows7, buy it at a retail store?Asus and ASRock mainboards are good boards what is the complete Model No. of this Asus board? What processor are you using? Which edition of 7 are you running 32 bit or 64 bit? I got lot's of questions, more help is on the way too!Alan

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Hi folks,
When windows 10 was first released I downloaded it and burned to DVD using the media creation tool from Microsoft.
As windows 10 has now had a major update, and I want to create a DVD with that update on it, without having to reinstall it later, as I have other partitions on my computer to update to 10 as well.
So my query is, does anyone know if I was to download windows 10 32 bit from Microsoft again (using the media creation tool from Microsoft) will it include the latest major update to 10?
Thanks for any help

A:Is windows 10 latest big update included in latest media creation tool

Microsoft has made available a download able iso for win 10 1511. If you don't see download link on win pc then try on some other device.. like an android phone or tablet. That's how I got it downloaded and had clean installed. Hope this helps.

EDIT link: Windows 10 ISO

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Greetings!

I have Acer Aspire 5750G. My current BIOS version is 1.07. The latest version is 1.12.

There are a few versions in between. Should I do incremental updates and reach 1.12 or should I just go direct to 1.12?

Many Thanks!

A:BIOS - Incremental updates to latest vrsn or direct update to latest?

Bios updates are cumulative, so you only need the latest.

You also don't need to update the bios unless there is a fix in it/them that fixes an issue you may be having. For the most part updating the bios is as easy as updating a driver, only if a bios update goes wrong you can't roll back to the old and you basically end up with a nice paperweight.

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Hi everyone I bought a x270 with MPN: 20HM and Intel Core i5-7300U 7th generation processor , in the # Lenovo Diagnostics I see the properties of display is :Model Name: HB125WX1-200Max Resolution : 1366x768I checked the http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkPad/ThinkPad_X270 and could not find this disply I just wonder if this is original display or seller change it with this one with out notice while i bought that ?Because I buy this laptop as new, Please somebody answer my question and tell me if this is the original display from Lenovo or Not (asap)?With Thanks

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I need some advice about the displays for the x270 ? is the HD display on the x270 an IPS? I didn?t find this info here https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x/ThinkPad-X270/p/20HNCTO1WWENUS0/customize?...! My current x240 with has HD resolution (I can?t tell if it?s IPS or not) model 20ALCTO1WW ? I?m considering replacing it with the x270.I?ve heard good things about the FHD display but I?m concerned that with the FHD panel my font size will be too tiny for my 50+ year old eyes in its native resolution. I?ve heard that scaling the display results in suboptimal rendering/quality of text/fonts. Has anyone looked at both versions of the display? How do they compare? I?ll be using the system for mostly coding/writing and perhaps watching some videos. No Graphics or PS intensive work. Might hook it up to the tv from time to time (not that often) The display on the x240 isn?t the greatest (could be brighter for sure) but it works fine, so I could probably do fine with the same type for the x270 ? or is there something that I ought to consider? Thanks! PS: FWIW, I?m planning to get the i5-7300 model with 16 GB RAM and the 500 GB drive (that I plan to replace with a standard SSD 500 GB or 1TB drive ? hopefully not a problem).

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I am just setting up my new X270. I keep getting a message Any help, please??

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I purchased two identical x270 last month, one for myself and one as a gift. Screen in one of them is kinda tint yellowish. I checked every single setting. The are the same. No paper display, night, eyecare or nothing! Exactly the same but display brighness is not the same. Is it deffective or I am missing something. The one on the right is the yellowish color display laptop. thanks for the help in advance 

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I can't seem to find a power input rating for the X270 I currently have on order. Of course, I know you can use a 65w with one, but it won't improve charge times if the amp input is limited. The store pages don't list the AC adapters output ratings by adapter and the C.S. chat reply was, "I don't have that information available." I know the output on the 45w is [email protected] simply because I already have one for my X240. Anyone with a 65w willing to post the output for me would be greatly appreciated. More appreciated would be anyone that happens to know what the X270's input ratings are so I can determine if charge times could be cut with a 65w. TIA  

A:X270 45w vs. 65w AC Adapter

Thet are all 20V, 3.25 amps

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Hi, I am thinking to buy a thinkpad x270 with 3 yrs IWS because I am traveling a lot to China and Hong Kong.I am wondering how do I get the IWS when I place my order on line and if the IWS will be accepted in China and Hong Kong. Thanks.

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Hello,Recently Samsung announced 32GB DDR4 DIMMS.  Will these be compatible with the X270?  It seems the chipset can support them but I'd like some official word from Lenovo if possible..  And yes, before you ask... I can use 32GB it if I can get it..Thanks! 

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Anyone had Solidworks installed on a X270? Possible to run?
 
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Hi, I bought the think pad notebook in August 2017 . There have been problems with the notebook and I need to bring it the service centre twice. The first time is about the hardisk and this time I just don't know why I cannot turn it on. I have to leave it for two days at the service centre again. I am totally disappointed with Lenovo product as it has brought me much trouble and waste my time! I would try to share my bad experience as many people as possible!
 
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Hi, I have X270 model 20HMDOSUS. Wanted to buy UltraDock. They came in 3 flavours: with 65, 90 and 135 W. Which one is enough for me? The laptop came with 65W USB-C power supply, so I assume 65 W would be enough, but prefer to ask.

A:which UltraDock for X270

Hi Masapinski,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
Masapinski wrote:Hi, I have X270 model 20HMDOSUS. Wanted to buy UltraDock. They came in 3 flavours: with 65, 90 and 135 W. Which one is enough for me? The laptop came with 65W USB-C power supply, so I assume 65 W would be enough, but prefer to ask.
Well ThinkPad Ultra Dock doesn't comes with 65W variant.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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Hi, I bought the think pad notebook in August 2017 . There have been problems with the notebook and I need to bring it the service centre twice. The first time is about the hardisk and this time I just don't know why I cannot turn it on. I have to leave it for two days at the service centre again. I am totally disappointed with Lenovo product as it has brought me much trouble and waste my time! I would try to share my bad experience as many people as possible!
 
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Hello, I recently bought an EM7455 modem and he is not detected on my laptop. So I suppose that I my card ordered on aliexpress (EM7455) isn't on whitlist...So someone could give me a list a of good cards that will work on my laptop 20K5S1LT00 (X270 with a 6200u) thanks

A:X270 and EM7455

I found this on levovo website : https://www.lenovoquickpick.com/twn/system/thinkpad/x-series/x270#accessory/69391But where I could buy this ? (for shippping in france)

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Hello, I just got an x270 and want to upgrade the HDD to a large spinning disc. The specifications sheet says the computer takes 7mm thick 2.5" drives. https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X270/ThinkPad_X270_Platform_Specificati... I opened the computer and put a 9.5mm drive in the plastic drive holder and it fits perfectly.  Is there any reason I can't use a 9.5mm drive in this computer?    

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I   replaced the keyboard of my X270, not realising how much more difficult this process was than on an X230. I got everything working, and it powered up fine.  But my X270 wont power on. It recognises the AC adapter. Pushing the emergency powerup pinhole next to the battery doesn't work either.  I suspect that the power button is not working. I opened up the laptop to investigate, and found that a connector around the area of the power button is damaged (pictured).  The wire seems to have detached from the smaller connector.  My questions:Is this connector related to the power button?  Can I find a replacement, or repair with soldering?  Where can I find a map of the motherboard so I can confirm what this part is myself 

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Hello ,
 
I just bought a lenovo Thinkpad X270 with a 256GB SSD M2 PCle-NVMe hard disk . they were supposed to upgrade it to 512GB SSD M2 PCle- NVMe but they didn't have time to do it before i had to pick it up.
 
So now what can i do ? 256GB is too small, can i install a second SSD disk on the lenovo X270 or should i change the original one to a bigger one ? But in this case how to do with the windows 10 which is pre install in it ?
 
thanks for your information.
 
regards,
 
lionel  
 
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Hello EveryBody I have  a lenovo Thinkpad with Type Machine : 20K5-S08T18So i need t know, how can i upgrade the wwam card and wich card i should buy and what is all the procidure that i should do ?Thank you very much pells.

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Hi all, I got a X270 here that has been freezing a few seconds every so and on and it is giving me headaches.The symptom is screen freezes for a few ~ 10 seconds but mouse and keyboard inputs are accepted. After the freeze is resolved, all inputs are shown. The frequency varies; 3 times within an hour or non in a day. Happens at least once a day. Googled it, came across the term "generic freeze" but the solution given didn't solve mine.  I've read about turning off Link Power Management. Check, still happensRead about ESET conflicting with Windows Defender. Defender is disabled, check. Still happens. Anyway, here are the specs: OS: Win 10 Pro x64 English Build 16299 (1709 Fall update) (US)Core: i7 7600U 2.8GHz (Don't know if overclocked or not, did not touch any CPU settings)Storage: SAMSUNG NVMe 256GB, factory item- Model: SAMSUNG MZVLW256- Firmware: 4L7Q, Lenovo storage device firmware update utility says it's the latest versionWWAN: Sierra Wireless EM7430 LTERAM: 16GB x1, factory item All updates are patched. I ordered this custom model online from Lenovo Japan, but there's this few second freeze happening straight when I first received it. I've sent it back for check ups and repairs for three times already, and the repair reports came back the following: 1. Issue acknowledged, reproduced, replaced the faulty SATA-NVMe (or the cable that connects NVMe to motherboard) cable2. Issue acknowledged, reproduced, replaced the faul... Read more

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Hi Everyone, I am planning to upgrade my X270's SSD to M.2 NVME, can anyone suggest me what exactly parts (with FRU) i need to have , what I mean is do I have to buy all parts which lenovo ships with PCI NvME models of x270 or I can buy any NvME to SATA converter and use it in my x270 ? Please suggest. Thanks,MK

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Hello, I have a Laptop Lenovo X270, model 20K5S11F00 and I want to install Windows 7 (64 bits) on it, could that's possible?I can't boot on my Windows 7 installation CD.... Thanks

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Hi, I have checked by BELARC there are two memory slots in my X270. Currently I have 1 memory card (1 x 8GB) installed, can I use the second slot to increase  the RAM with another 8GB memory card ? Iīve heard that couldnīt do that, instead I should buy a 16GB card to replace the current one. Anybody can I help me ?

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Hi everyone, I have an Veriton X270 with Windows 8 and I was wondering if I'll upgrade to Windows 10 all the drivers will be available.I don't want to make the upgrade and after to find out that I can't install the LAN or Sound card. Thanks,Stefan










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A:Veriton X270 - Windows 10

Hi Scutu The X270 is an older model PC, but as you're running Windows 8 successfully, it SHOULD upgrade to Windows 10. You can: 1. Image your hard drive, so if Windows 10 causes problems you can return exactly as it was, many weeks after upgrading   or 2. Upgrade to Windows 10. you can revert back to Windows 8 by going to Settings>Update & Security>Recovery. Follow the on screen instructions. There is a 30 day limit to do this.  












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Hi I am hoping others have experienced the same issue.  I have a brand new x270 running windows 7 64bit. I have installed Sophos encryption which uses bitlocker. When I tried to encrypt the SSD a message popped up and said TPM was not available. I rebooted the system and checked the TPM version in the BIOS it was set to 2.0 so changed to 1.2, logged back into windows and the encryption completed successfully.  However the problem i now have is every time i boot up i am asked to to provide the retrieval codes to get back into Windows. I believe the issue is with the TPM chip holding the first attempt in its memory. How do I clear it though?? From within bitlocker management in control panel I can clear tpm but it asks for a password. I have never supplied one !!!!.  If i reboot the laptop and again check the settings in the BIOS there is an option to Clear TPM with the option "Enter" but when selected it appears not to do anything. Has anyone had this issue or know how to get around it please. At the monent I have had to suspend bitlocker until resolved. Thanks in advance   

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Good morning! I have X270, machine type 20K6S04F00 and looking to add a WWAN card. As I understand, compatible cards are either 01AX746 or 01AX748. Can please suggest if my machine 20K6S04F00 is WWAN ready?

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Hello,I am looking at adding SSD Drive to my X270. I am not your expert at this. I was told that I can add mSATA in place of the  WLAN card. Is that true? any mSATA will do, or there is a list of SSD disk that are compatible?Any other option to the mSATA without having to replace my hard drive?After adding an mSATA in the WLAN slot, how could I move my Windows 7 to it?I do have a X230 with 256GB SSD drive. Could it be moved to my new X270?Appreciate all your help

A:Memory Upgrade X270

Hi lenovo-X,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
You can use WWAN slot for additional SSD without replacing the current HDD. It will take M.2 2242 SSD.
Following parts are compatible with your system: (source)

00JT094         128G,M.2,2242,SATA6G,LTON,STD
00UP432        128G,M.2 2242 ,SATA6G,LION,STD

I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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Since day 1 of this machine I get the following message when I boot. Can anyone help???  Thank you. 

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Hello , I just bought a lenovo Thinkpad X270 with a 256GB SSD M2 PCle-NVMe hard disk . they were supposed to upgrade it to 512GB SSD M2 PCle- NVMe but they didn't have time to do it before i had to pick it up. So now what can i do ? 256GB is too small, can i install a second SSD disk on the lenovo X270 or should i change the original one to a bigger one ? But in this case how to do with the windows 10 which is pre install in it ? thanks for your information. regards, lionel  

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Hi  I am testing Lenovo X270 20K5 on Windows 7 and Windows 10, and I can hear the fan quite often.  I updated the Lenovo PM device to the latest version 1.67.12.24Changed on the Bios the Adaptive Thermal Management > Scheme for AC > from Max Performance to BalancedBut the Fan is still very noisy. Any ideas what can help ?  ThanksGuillo 

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It seems that Lenovo has released today first infos of upcoming models including X270: http://www.anandtech.com/show/10940/lenovo-updates-the-thinkpad-lineup-new-models-welcome-changes I have been postponing laptop purchase because I want one with QHD or better resolution, thunderbolt3 and ability to charge with standard USB type-C charger. Now it seems that for some reason that I cannot understand Lenovo has still decided not to include QHD or QHD+ resolutions to quite many of the upcoming models, including X270, Yoga 370, Thinkpad 13 and T470. It is now already 4.5 years ago from the moment when Apple Released Macbook Pro retina with QHD equivalent resolution. In addition some of the articles claim that the new USB type-C port in X270 will NOT have thunderbolt3 availability. And it is like 5.5 years since Apple included thunderbolt. I really think we should start noise from this. If there will not be a serious portable workstation like X270 with QHD or better resolution and enough USB-slots (at least 3+1) and thunderbolt support I am seriously considering to switch away from Lenovo (e.g. Dell XPS 13). I know that some people prefer FullHD (e.g. for longer battery life) so there could be an option for both. I want QHD because 1. If you want to have two web browsers side by side without horizontal scroll bars you will need minimun QHD, 2. Because you can actually start to see details in pdf books without zooming 3. Because you can have large amou... Read more

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Any owners of the X270 with the NVME drives, how fast are they, and do you know who's the OEM? (Samsung, Intel, etc).

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Hi everyone, I have an Veriton X270 with Windows 8 and I was wondering if I'll upgrade to Windows 10 all the drivers will be available.I don't want to make the upgrade and after to find out that I can't install the LAN or Sound card. Thanks,Stefan











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A:Veriton X270 - Windows 10

Hi Scutu The X270 is an older model PC, but as you're running Windows 8 successfully, it SHOULD upgrade to Windows 10. You can: 1. Image your hard drive, so if Windows 10 causes problems you can return exactly as it was, many weeks after upgrading   or 2. Upgrade to Windows 10. you can revert back to Windows 8 by going to Settings>Update & Security>Recovery. Follow the on screen instructions. There is a 30 day limit to do this.  













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I have a new X270, Type 20HNCTO and cannot figure how to activate the keyboard backlight.  Normally the "FN" key pressed with the spacebar turns it on on previous X models. Is there a special sequence or perhaps the X270 does not have a backlight on the Keyboard?

A:X270 Keyboard Backlight?

On CTO(configure to order) models a backlit keyboard was an option.  Did you buy that option?  





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Is there a way to tell if my x270 is charging or is fully charged while it's off? The red LED on the top cover stays off when the laptop is off and charging.

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A:how to check if my x270 gets wwan?

i put sim in but no response

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Does the X270  laptop support 2 External Monitors?  HDMI and VGA?

A:X270 Laptop (ThinkPad)

Welcome to the CommunityYes. The quote from the laptop specification:"supports external digital monitor via HDMI or USB Type-C;supports three independent displays;"

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I am about to replace my X230T by a X270, and have a few questions about X270 specs and about running linux on it.  I am configuring the X270 with a FHD touch display, 16GB RAM, and a 500GB 2.5-inch SATA HDD (not SSD) that I will upgrade. 1. The HDMI external video out specs mention 4k @ 24Hz.  No other resolutions execept 4k nor any other frame rate is specified. If I run external video through HDMI at FHD resolution (1920x1080), I would expect a higher frame refresh rate, at least 75Hz. Is that correct? 2. I currently set battery start/stop charge thresholds on my X230T, to protect long term battery health (I use the acpi_call kernel module for this).  Can battery charging start/stop thresholds be set on the X270? 3. If I run my desktop display on the FHD IPS screen at 1600x900 (instead of 1920x1080 FHD), will it cause any blur issues? 4. I plan to replace the 500GB HDD by a 2TB SATA HDD, and also put a M.2 2242 SSD (32GB) that I own into the WWAN slot. Will I be able to boot from either drive? 5. I run Linux Mint 17.2 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) on my X230T (rock solid, running continuously for more than 2 years). What is a linux distro that is good for X270 (good means stable and supports everything)? Thanks in advance.

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Hi everybody,I search and find kingspec with this property is it compatible to x270 wwan m.2 slot?https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Kingspec-256GB-SSD-HDD-22-42mm-NGFF-M-2-MLC-Solid-State-Disk-Harddis... The only evidence I have found in internet was 256GB transcend, there is no review for other products, I will happy if someone have experience with king spec and share it here.

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I read somewhere that the X270 contains 2 RAM memory slots. However, now that I have the bottom cover off, I only see one slot. Is the other one hidden, or does the X270 only have 1 slot? I want to upgrade to 16 GB of RAM. Thanks













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A:X270: How many memory slots?

I see that this has already been answered here:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Use-of-memory-slots-on-X270/m-p/4030656/highl... 16GB max / 2400MHz DDR4, one DDR4 SO-DIMM socket It has only 1 memory slot. (So beware because there is misleading information in many places stating that this laptop has 2 memory slots.)

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I have a 512GB 42mm (2242) SSD in the M.2 slot.  I use that as my primary for boot, etc.  Have a second drive in the conventional slot. I just bought a 1TB of the exact same drive to upgrade the M.2 - but my Thinkpad isn't recognizing it.  I know the drive is good because I have a M.2 - USB adapter and it recognizes it there.  Any thoughts?  Do I need some sort of driver or BIOS update that I'm unaware of, or does the hardware simply not support this?  I suppose I could initialize and format the drive in the USB slot and then see if it works in the M.2 slot, but wanted to ask the community first.David

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Hi, I have a new X270 laptop running Win10 update 1703. When it is connected to power, it disconnects from our vpn every 10 minutes (almost to the second). The machine is running with the performance power policy and I did not find anything in there to indicate why the vpn gets disconnected. We have many users using the vpn and this is the only machine to exhibit this behavior. BUT, when the machine is running on battery, the problem goes away. The user of this machine is getting very frustrated and given that she is not local, onsite diagnostics are not easy. Any ideas what is going on with this. It is very bizarre. Let me know if more information is needed. Thanks. Rich.

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Hello community,Recently purchased new X270 which is in warranty.I wanted know if I can upgrade the LCD from HD to FHD in authorized way (in Japan), without breaking warranty.If upgrade by myself doesn't break warranty, where can I buy Lenovo parts in authorized way? It seems lenovo Japan's website for purchasing parts is broken [1]I tried dialling Lenovo in Japan but I don't understand their Japanese IVR.I couldn't reach support unless I face a problem. [1] https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/jp/en/partsorder/Thanks,Prash

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Dear forum members. I just  bought thinkpad x270. This laptop came with 256 gb m.2 SSD. I would like to upgrade it to 2 tb 2.5 sata SSD. I have bought a different ssd cable with proper connector for sata ssd. However simply replacing m.2 ssd with sata did not work. After turning the laptop on I am getting the message 2100 error initializing main sata ssd. Sorry, it is not exact error, I don't remember exactly, however something similar.  I would like to find, first of all, is it possible to install the 2.5 sata ssd to Thinkpad x270, if yes, do I need to change any BIOS settings?  Would anyone just let me know, how I can install the 2.5 sata ssd into this laptop and if it is all possible? Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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