Lenovo 110s to X1C (7th)! Questions from a newb…



I am a young professional and an aspiring software dev/ gaming enthusiast. All my life I have used cheap, cheap laptops and computers on account of coming from a low income family. A couple years ago I put aside some money for a premium laptop. At the time I was intending to buy the newest MacBook Pro, but that was when they hit us with the ‘touch bar’, so I scoffed and saved my money…


After a lot of research I decided to go for a X1C 7th gen. An upgrade to my current Lenovo 110s which is shamefully my daily driver! The questions I have are:


1. I believe the 7th gen is due to be released this month. However, from some forums I hear that you should hold off on buying it immediately as they tend not to have the best configuration options at the start, is that correct? What could I expect if I waited longer? I also hear there can be manufacturing problems initially?


2. When researching which screen to buy, I was unclear which screen would not provide the screen scaling problem when used in conjunction with an external monitor, can anyone please help clarify this to me. I liked the sound of the privacy screen guard version as I would be using this on the train! I do not require a touch screen but do require an accurate screen color display image editing work. What would you suggest?


3. I would also like to do some gaming on the machine when at home. The built in graphics card isnt that great. Do you think the Extreme version would be worth waiting for (I am sick of waiting to be frank!).


4. Or I instead was thinking of getting an eGPU, are lenovo due to release an updated version one any time soon? Would this allow me to play games like XCOM/ MGS5 ect.


I don’t want to deprive myself of a great machine anymore, but at the same time I can only afford to do this once, so any advice would be great.

V130-15IKB BIOS 8VCN10WW no possibility disable keyboard beeping sound

V130-15IKB BIOS 8VCN10WW no possibility disable keyboard beeping sound 


In BIOS Configuration no such option.

X1 Extreme issues. "No battery present" & BSODs. RMA didn't fix anything :/ What to do?

Some background info: This is my father’s X1E. He has been running into 2 issues, "No battery present" notifications causing shut down issues and BSODs.


First, "No battery present" notification. Out of nowhere, for no apparent reason, the computer won’t detect the battery "No battery present". However… the computer can still remain powered on without the power cable plugged in. Not much of an issue on the surface… except… when this happens the computer does not give any indication of it’s charge level and as a result, doesn’t go to sleep when the battery is low… instead it just shuts off (battery runs dry). Oh, and the computer will sometimes just randomly shut down. No warning. Needless to say, this is not acceptable for a laptop (especially one that is job critical and costs >$2K).


Second, the BSODs. This has also been a complete mystery. Obviously, I’m not at his computer 24/7, but that image is the latest one he sent me. Again, seemingly random. I’ve done some googling on this BSOD and it seems to have something to do with the sleep function of the computer… which leads me to believe it may be related to the "no battery present" issue… but IDK.


I’ve tried to do some basic troubleshooting. Resetting the battery (as per Lenovo’s own instructions), changing settings in power options (I forget what specifically) and some other things I can’t remember ATM. Finally, he had the laptop RMA’d. It came back with a fresh install of Windows 10… but the issues persisted. In that RMA we provided Lenovo with a detailed description and documentation of the issue.


At this point we are both a bit irked. Lenovo does not seem to either know how to fix the issue or is simply unable to detect that there is one. At this point, we’ll try one more RMA, but after that it’s probably going to be asking for a refund and getting a different laptop. Ideally, he would like to avoid that (this computer is the ideal spec and there is no competition for Thinkpad keyboard feel). If anyone has any insight on what could be causing these issue and any way to fix them, I am all ears.


Many thanks.

This article appears when I drop the BIOS


No settings have been opened in the BIOS settings. I did not set a BitLocker password. If I say no, this text is displayed again. If I say yes, this article won’t appear. Which one do you think makes more sense? Can you tell me why? This is displayed when the BIOS drops. This is what happens when I downgrade the BIOS from 7VCN47WW to 7VCN24WW. This text appears when I try to lower the BIOS. If you know anything, I can install the old and new BIOS.

Disabling integrated Intel UHD 620 graphics so NVIDIA MX150 carries all of the graphics load

My research to date indicates that the integrated graphics card on my new T480 cannot be disabled, and that the graphics load will always be shared between the integrated graphics card and the NVIDIA MX150 card (no matter the global settings on the NVIDIA and Intel control panels).  Is this correct???


If so, this was a truly stupid design choice on the part of the Lenovo design team.  Who wants to buy an expensive graphics card only to discover that integrated graphics capability can not be turned off.


On a recent internet delivered video, the loads on the two GPU’s appeared about the same – the integrated graphics process was "stealing" about 15% of the CPU, while the MX150 was essentially idling at 15%.


Does this make ANY sense???

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