X1C6 or wait for X1C7?

I’ve read several posts regarding the X1C6 & the HDR screen and its pretty tempting to grab right now with the fantastic Lenovo sales prices…but wanted an opinion on a few things about it or whether I should just wait for the X1C7?


1) Right now, I can get the WQHD (matte) w/512GB SSD or the HDR w/1TB SSD for REALLY great prices with the current Lenovo sales. Price really isn’t an issue for me give the current great prices. I could order an HDR now since I can return it up until 1/15/19 with the holiday return policy…and wait until CES in January to see if they put a matte screen on the X1C7’s HDR option. Would be a small return window I guess?



2) The main debate that I have, as does everyone it seems, is whether to get the X1C6 HDR or not given:
a) the better quality
b) the glossy v matte debate (I have always had matte but also like quality for photo editing and everyone RAVES about this screen)
c) the extra taxing the HDR puts on the machine overall (throttling, etc.)
d) the loss of additional battery life due to the HDR
I have read where at least the last two issues have been quelled some with software/BIOS updates. Thoughts?

3) Matte screen protector…
Would I lose a lot of the quality benefits of the HDR with one on (ie, would it degrade it to a level higher/lower than a WQHD 300 nit)?

4) I plan to drive either two 24" monitors, or one 34/38" ultra-wide, with this machine.
Is either config possible without a dock?

5) The most intensive work I do is medium-level Photoshop and a good bit in Lightroom…maybe some occassional video editing. I researched eGPUs but photo forums say that a GPU really isn’t needed for those, only high-end gaming, which I don’t do.

6) I come from using the T4XXs line at work. This new machine would be for home.

Thoughts on any distinct advantages to the T480s over the X16C (namely longer battery/swappable RAM)?

Thanks in advance so much for your help. I look forward to any responses…

C330–Charge from standard USB power supply?

Just getting to know my Black Friday C330. It comes with a power brick that lists several different voltages it can provide to the USB-C port on the laptop. Does anyone know if I could charge it with a standard higher-current USB supply instead of the brick? Is the C330 compliant with one or more of the cell phone fast charge standards? Trying to reduce the traveling load if I can.

L580: some USB devices not recognized

A brand new Thinkpad L580 fails to recognise Kingston HyperX Fury USB 3.0 memory stick, however other devices (both 2.0 and 3.0 types) do their job well with the same computer. I formatted the HyperX Fury as a bootable stick, but even the newest BIOS of L580 (Version 1.29) failes to recognise the device. Thus the hardware can not be present in Win 10 64Gb Enterprise Edition installed on the Thinkpad. Curiously enough the Kingston USB 3.0 stick works perfectly with any other computers and operating systems I use.

Any idea or solution?


Moderator note: post moved to its own thread.  Subject edited to match content.  Was:  Re: SL510 front USB not working

AMD 330S-15ARR NVMe Upgrade Issues (Optane NVMe SSD 800p 58GB)

So I recently puchased the Ryzen 7 330s and so far it’s been great. I threw in my HP SSD from my old computer but wanted to go for an NVMe boot drive. My SSD is an Intel Optane SSD 800P 58GB. The drive worked on one of my Intel systems before (just to check that it worked when I puchased it.) Just to be clear, I installed the drive into the correct M.2 slot (the same one used for the 330s that come with NVMe drives stock). After I installed my NVMe SSD, I went into Windows hoping to find that the NVMe ssd would show up in task manager but it did not. I have contacted both Intel and Lenovo customer support and I have tried everything from drivers to reinstalling the drive but I cannot seem to get the drive to even detect in BIOS. It shows the HDD 1 as HP S700 or something and that is correct. HDD 2 shwos up as like mAy(some of the letters have dots over them too) or just 2 or 3 random symbols. I tried updating my BIOs with no luck. I tried reinstalling the drive. I tried just the NVMe drive. I have tried everything. When I do boot into windows the Optane drive does not show up untill I wait a minute and hit refresh on device manager. HWiNFO64 shows that the drive is there after I refresh but before it shows the PCIe 4x slot running at 2x (so I assume it knows that there is a drive is there.) I know my comptuers really well and this problem confused me a lot. I have never seen a system that just refuses to detect a drive untill after it’s booted and had some time to figure out what the drive is. I can link some hw snapshots if anyone needs them to help me out. IDK if there is a driver that I just haven’t been able to find on Lenovo’s webisite or what but every driver that I have tried doesn’t work. 

I attached the HWiNFO 64 report of the entire system so that you can see how the device is not showing up after a reboot. I am open to any ideas and I will try to reply as soon as posible to any replies. 

Also the Intel 800p NVMe SSD runs at PCIe 3.0 2x speeds and works just like a normal NVMe SSd and it can use the default Windows drivers according to Intel. It really is just a normal NVMe SSD with 3dXpoint instead of Nand flash

Is Y530 compatible with Intel Optane?

I want to buy a Intel Optane 32 GB  for my Legion Y530 (Y53015ICH)


Is this Intel Optane compatible with my computer?


I don’t know if it has to be NVMe or anything else. Also, has to be 20mm or 80 mm?

Thanks for your time and help!

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