Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Laptop: m5-6Y57, 12″ 2160×1440, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Laptop: m5-6Y57, 12
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Specs:

  • 12″ 2160×1440 Touchscreen IPS Display
  • Intel Core M5 6Y57 Processor
  • 4GB LPDDR3 Memory
  • Intel HD Graphics 515
  • 128GB SSD
  • Touch-Sensor Fingerprint Reader
  • 2 MP Front / 8 MP Rear Camera
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 + Bluetooth 4.1
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
  • 12″ IPS FHD+ (2160×1440) LED backlight Coring Gorilla Glass
  • Intel Core m7-6Y75 1.20 GHz (2 cores 4 threads, Turbo 3.1 GHz, 4MB SmartCache) with vPro technology
  • 256 GB SSD M.2 SATA3 Opal2 | 8 GB 1866 MHz DDR3 soldered | Intel HD Graphics 515
  • Detachable Keyboard, Active Stylus Pen included; Intel WiFi 8260ac, FingerPrint Reader
  • Windows 10 Professional 64-bit

This is a gen1 model. The current gen2 model has a faster processor which is not necessary as you do not normally run a CPU intensive programs on a laptop. Anyway, this is a very good laptop. Although not IBM anymore, ThinkPad still has that IBM feel.
It is thin, light, and durable. The battery lasts a full-day with energy-saving options.
It has been dropped and sat on, without damage so far.
It comes without all those crap-wares that other systems include… well, except for those that comes with Windows 10.

The keyboard easily snaps-off to use the screen as a tablet. You can’t store the keyboard behind the screen, though, like their Yoga or Flex laptop. It has to be closed in front of the screen, open to use as a keyboard, or detached.

Cons:
1. For me, the built-in stand can not be adjusted enough for my taste. The screen angle is too steep.
2. They moved most of the TrackPoint customization to TouchPad, so TrackPoint functionality is not as good. Maybe find an old driver instead.

Note: Much better buys can be found in Lenovo’s non-ThinkPad line if you do not need a TrackPoint. Of course, it is almost essential if you a touch-typist or need precision pointing of mouse. TouchPad is useful, but it cannot replace TrackPoint.

[Deal Review]:

Interesting stuff; this is a processor from 2015-Q3:

 

https://ark.intel.com/products/88…-2-80-GHz-

 

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu….40+1.10GHz

 

Anyone knows whether the RAM is upgradable, or is it soldered to the board? Basically, it’s a tablet — is anything within it upgradeable? SSD? 4GB and 128GB seems a bit on the lower end, although 0 for a brand new X1 tablet is still not a bad deal, TBH.

 

Looks like the RAM is soldered, probably doesn’t have any empty slots, either; announced 2016-08; basically, two years and a quarter ago?

 

https://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/T…20GG001VUS

 

Looking more into the PDF specs. RAM is definitely non-upgradeable. It may appear that this thing has a total of 3x of M.2 ports, one of which is used by the SSD, one WiFi and one WLAN. Does it mean it’s upgradeable for extra WLAN or an extra SSD?

 

https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/…101410.pdf

 

It looks like BH has these used for a higher price, LOL.

yeah RAM is the weakest part on this for me.

Looks great for travel. Though I don’t understand how they decided on such a high resolution with such a weak RAM combo

Tempting. I’ve been wanting a Surface Pro for some time. This worth considering for a far less price?

There is an 8GB model on Amazon that has like 14 reviews. But it and the Newegg reviews both make mention about random shutdown and BSOD. I think there is something faulty in the battery/power supply. That’s reason to pass on it, and surprising to hear from Thinkpad line.

Does anyone know how glossy is the display?

Paying for the good looks & lenovo’s x1 brand/product line.

 

Specs are a bit outdated, but should definitely still be serviceable.

I would think the right price for this is 0-300 as it really competes with tablets, not laptops. See Wiki for full specs.

Nice screen resolution. Probably great for light duty stuff and watching movies.

That ram though

 

Have you tried using a full OS with that kind if ram?

This would be a great deal with ChromeOS. lol

Daily. Just don’t use Windows and it is fine.