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As expected, the thinner and more powerful system runs louder and warmer than its two competitors. When gaming, however, the Razer system is really no louder than the Lenovo at the cost of warmer surface temperatures. Thus, the thicker ThinkPad X is both the quieter and cooler notebook compared to the Blade Stealth. The Dell convertible utilizes no active cooling solution in comparison. Nonetheless, its surfaces can be warmer than the Lenovo when running heavier processing loads.
This is especially disappointing for the Razer considering that its battery capacity is almost as large as the Lenovo and almost twice that of the Dell while still coming out the shortest in terms of overall runtimes.
It's worth noting that all three notebooks sport non-removable internal battery packs. In the case of our ThinkPad X test unit, the internal 3-cell battery pack is just 23 Wh with optional 23 Wh or 48 Wh secondary external options. Thus, our Lenovo runtimes below are reflective of the internal 23 Wh primary battery plus external 23 Wh secondary battery.
The Lenovo data would have been halved had we performed the tests with the internal battery pack only. Pushing the limits on how thin a The Lenovo offers a healthy number of options without the use of any adapters, though it notably lacks USB Type-C for what could have been better future-proofing. Its p display is somewhat disappointing and it is of course thicker and heavier than the other two models.
Surprisingly, the Blade Stealth still carries the larger footprint despite having far fewer options than the Lenovo. The ThinkPad X is still the better option for travel and work. Its slight disadvantages in weight and thickness are well offset by its innate set of features and familiar Chiclet keyboard.
A higher resolution panel is definitely recommended for the added clarity and screen real estate. Dell XPS 12 vs. Razer Blade Stealth Subnotebook showdown. How much can you pack into a We compare three very different subnotebooks of the same display size to see the pros and cons of each. Lenovo ThinkPad X Dell XPS 12 Razer Blade Stealth.
Winner: Lenovo ThinkPad X Ports in Comparison. Winner: Dell XPS 12 Cinebench R15 Cinebench R GPU Performance. Stress Test. Winner: Razer Blade Stealth. Battery Life. The Lenovo system can run for over two hours longer than both the Dell and Razer. The marginal costs from moving to a thinner form factor get harder to accept when USB Type-C ports become the only available options. See more quick comparisons in our Face Off series:. Allen Ngo - Lead Editor U. After graduating with a B.
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Please share our article, every link counts! Allen Ngo, Update: 8. CPU Single 64Bit sort by value. Dell XPS 12 4K. CPU Multi 64Bit sort by value. Super Pi Mod 1. Fire Strike Extreme Physics sort by value. Score sort by value. Lightweight sort by value. Productivity sort by value. I am an engineering student looking to buy the 4k xps 13 , 8gb, SSD, i5. I know it might have a shorter battery but I can get a good deal on it as of now.
I would like to ask if there will be any comparison between x1 carbon and x, since it appears to be be almost similar in spec. I just got the XPS from costco and I've had a terrible experience. The fan sounds like a helicopter it was so loud that my wife said she couldnt sleep it was so loud. I might have a defective unit. Im torn between the X1 and XPS. The X1 is a bit more comfortable but the XPS has the primo display. Wow, that is quite a lot of technical differences.
I'm thinking to go for xps13 , but the coil whine issues and helicopter sound of fan from many forums have made me struggled alot. I'm not sure if those comments are mainly from north America as they have different model…? Any above mentioned issues bothering you? I didn't experience either of those issues. My issue was that the fan would wait until temps are too high before turning on. Great review for both systems that I just recently bought one for me and the other for my wife.
I've been a Dell fanboy for a long time so decided to venture outside my realm and try the Lenovo X1 FHD x display. I don't know how much time I actually get out of the battery because it is typically use it for a while, shut the lid and come back to it later. The problem is the springy experience of the keyboard is something I have been getting used to using. X1 is not horrible to use and I'm getting used to it every day.
On the positive note for the "Fn" key, it allows me to switch on or off the keyboard back-light easily. She is used to the touchscreen so I got that one for her, but that's not my cup of tea. I personally prefer no touchscreen even though my Precision is touchscreen company system so I did not have a choice.
I agree the X1 fingerprint scanner is pretty lousy, but I have gotten used to it by taking my time to place my finger on the scanner properly. My older XPS 15 that had a finger print scanner just swiped and unlocked immediately every time. The XPS 13 4K screen obviously blows away the X1 FHD x display, but being that the screen is so small in the first place it was not a killer feature to me. My Dell Precision is 4K and I feel that's overkill for me too. I was not interested in configuring it so I turned it off and just configured the fingerprint authentication for her system.
It's much more accurate than the X1 and feels high quality. In any case, I like the lightweight of the X1… totally awesome. Oh, one thing I do hate about the X Overall, the lightweight, 14" screen size, small portable thin design, decent keyboard getting used to it , sufficient ports, i7 proc, 16 GB mem and GB… compatible with my Dell USB-C to Ethernet adapter… enough for me to favor it over the XPS I barely know I'm carrying the X1 laptop it's so light.
I have not experienced any noise issues, but I don't game or do any graphic intensive stuff on this laptop my wife does neither with her XPS Both X1 and XPS 13 feels pretty high quality for the most part. I was hesitant to shrink down from a 15" system to a 13" system, but I find X1's 14" screen dimension to be usable.
The 15" systems I own are not systems that you could just throw into a backpack and go. You're very welcome! I believe the FHD display is actually more accurate than the UHD, and the battery life and cost decrease are great benefits. Thanks for the review! Im still kinda torn between the two tbh, Im either going for the XPS 13 with 4k screen or X1 Carbon with wqhd nits hdr screen. Im using it in college for coding and lightroom for personal hobby. Which do you think would be a better choice?
I would push you towards the X1C. The keyboard is the cincher for a coder. Your fingers will thank you. Thanks for the fast reply! I'll try to drop the order this week : Really appreciate it haha.. Would the heat from the X1C cause an annoyance to type on tho?
I don't think the heat is an issue unless you are crunching data OR charging it. Ohh okayy! Thanks for the help! I was literally bugged at choosing between these 2 for about 2 weeks already haha… I think Im gonna love the X1C hopefully haha. Great Review Douglas, Has anything changed since the initial review? Have you had a chance to see the X1C with the i and hdr wqhd display? Looks like the x1c is now available with an u processor as well.
Any chance you could post a side-by-side pic of the x1c and xps 13 for a size comparison? Unfortunately I don't have either machine still. At this point, I'd recommend waiting for the next model. The x1c gen6 had a fair amount of niggles, and the xps 13 has design issues. Next xps will likely use low wattage displays, whisky lake, and a camera above the display. X1c7 will have whisky lake at least and probably improved construction.
The battery drainage and fan usage was addressed in a bios update many months ago. Did you have the X1 in sleep mode a lot? Sleep mode was a huge cause of battery drainage which has been fixed. I think cooling improved a bit too, don't quote me on that. Dan Dascalescu. Even if you only listen to podcasts, the X1C sounds tinny and crappy compared to other laptops. To get the touchpad to work reliably on Ubuntu, you have to disable the TrackPoint.
There are long threads about this on the Lenovo forums, with no solution. The network card also stops working a few minutes after resuming from standby, but that's fixable with one command that reconfigures its power management. Also, the battery life on Linux is pretty great. The vast majority of the time, the system is silent. I bought that one and the paint job is impeccable. Great article!
To be honest, I don't recommend buying any laptops in HK. It's very expensive here. Where do you live? I live in Brazil. Laptops here are way too expensive. What about buying laptops in Shenzhen? Is it better? China will be worse due to import taxes. HK will be better, then. Sham Shui Po golden computer Centre will be your best bet. Good review, but I'm still in a deadlock choosing between the two machines. I do prefer the 14" display on the X1 and the keyboard, but one of my main concern is Linux support and there Dell XPS 13 seems to be the winner.
Looking through the Lenovo forums the X1 is having issues regarding battery life and performance, though updates to the bios has been released to address these. That said, you can definitely tweak your system to your own specifications but the XPS 13 provides more of an out of the box support. Not very happy reading about the keyboard issue with Dell, both here and on the Dell forum, and it's difficult say if the problem has been fixed with their new bios update.
All in all I would probably go for another Dell Latitude, the last one has served me well for many years, but at its current price it is not an option. Great review! It helps me to make up my mind. I think I will go for XPS Do you think I should go for i7 or i5 with all other specs similar?
If the i5 is a couple hundred cheaper, then get it. If it isn't too much cheaper then the i7 may be worth it, especially if it has 16gb ram. I think the main thing not to get is the touch screen, which kills the battery life. I have up doubt dell has changed the temperature sensor for the fans. It seemed to be deliberate on their part. Runs like a dream. Keyboard is beyond great to type on.
Screen was way to small, but the keyboard was good, improved over the years. I purchase a new laptop about every 6 months to try them out and have to say that XPS is good, but not my style. If you haven't tried one, DO IT! Further more the fan produced are terrible high pitched sound, which other uses have noticed too.
One produced the terrible high pitched sound while the other one didn't. You can also see it in our diagram below sharp peak at lower-highs. The two fan speeds are not loud at I urge everyone to read this article by toms hardware.
I didn't know that Lenovo uses so many different suppliers, which means that your Carbon X1 is very likely not to have the same screen, keyboard, fan or something else than me or a reviewer. There is a link in the article where you can see the different suppliers of the same parts for the X16G. I had a Lenovo technician for on-site repair to look at the high pitched sound and he was beyond clueless. He didn't know anything about different fans, he brought a fan from the same supplier and said "that is all I can do".
The replacement fan was a bit twisted in the end but he sort of fixed that with his fingers and thought it was fine. Off the fan and heat spreader went and on the replacement fan came on. Then he turned it on and said "well I can't hear a thing", and I was flabbergasted. The fan wasn't spinning up since the CPU hadn't reached a high enough temperature for the fan to kick in, yet he concluded that it was fixed.
I explained this to him and my girlfriend asked if we shouldn't test it to make sure that it was fine, but he said he couldn't do more. I couldn't bother with the incompetence, so I talked to the shop and had them take it back after I explained the situation.
Another deal breaker for me is the terrible rating Lenovo receive on Trustpilot in my country Denmark , and other countries I checked. Reading the reviews it's clear that many things don't work at all when it comes to their repair service. My own experience with on-site repair didn't leave me confident in Lenovos service ability. I really wanted to like the X1G6 but I don't think I'll try another one. I realize that all models have their quirks but it just have been such a disappointed experience that I feel like trying something else.
On top of the fan producing a high pitched noise, I was severely disappointed at the speakers. My cheap Huawei smartphone has way better speakers than the X1G6. The trackpad is tiny, and the trackpoint is not the same trackpoint from older Lenovo models.
The fn and ctrl keys are swapped which is quite annoying for me personally, although they can be swapped in the bios or in Lenovo vantage. The screen is very dim and lacks nits, even at full brightness. Having experienced the 2nd and 3rd gen X1s too I doubt it is going to happen though.
I tried both and to be honest i'm not that impressed coming from the Lenovo ts into the newer lenovos. Lenovo has a great 'right to repair' i can fix things myself which is very nice. Replacing single keys in many Lenovo lines is no longer easy or possible. They are made of plastic parts that bend and rip and can't take stress over itme.
In fact Lenovo's chassis has hardly changed in the last TEN years. A danish poster above also brought up a VERY valid point: reputation. Lenovo Huawei and Oneplus Chinese have been known in recent years to cheat and lie about their specs. A lot of the reviews seem fake. I bought the To replace the keyboard I will have to remove the heatsink, so hopefully it never comes to that day. I was believed on the carbon fiber material is the good and should be a good choice, but I was wrong and now I getting the issue with scratch on my laptop's body.
Here is what I've noticed. I leave in a place with very bad access to the net. A few days ago my neighbour let me use his WIFI to access to the net he leaves around 80 meters from me. X1 is the winner in this competition for me. Best regards Your email address will not be published.
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Absolutely terrible. The culprit: tape. Share this article: Twitter Facebook Reddit. You may also like Vlad May 18, at pm. That's a great comparaison! Thank you :. Andrew May 21, at am. Fantastic review! Very actual comparison. Douglas Black May 22, at am. Ace01 May 22, at am. Douglas Black May 22, at pm. Ace01 May 22, at pm.
Bahar January 23, at am. How do you find the screen size difference between the Ace01 May 23, at am. Douglas Black May 23, at am. Joseph Rasero May 29, at pm. Douglas Black May 30, at am. Joseph Rasero May 30, at am. Yeah doubled checked. Apparently this version and the W10 Signature don't have one. Joseph Rasero June 7, at pm. Adam May 30, at pm. Hi Douglas, Really nice article! Douglas Black May 31, at am. Chet Lustgarten June 7, at pm.
Douglas Black June 7, at pm. Constantin June 7, at pm. Diego Rangel June 8, at am. Douglas Black June 8, at am. Izwan July 11, at pm. Superb review, more of practical daily importance. Maybe I swap and give the XPS another chance. X1 doesnt support Linux suspend which is a killer for me. XPS runs linux very well. Andrej Podzimek August 17, at pm. Douglas Black August 18, at am. Douglas Black August 27, at am. Allen August 31, at am. Gas August 18, at pm.
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The Dell XPS 15 does win in terms of the storage and RAM you can get out of the box though. You can configure the XPS 15 with up to 64GB of RAM. Lenovo offers its ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 with a K ( x ) OLED panel, while the XPS 13 Plus comes with a sharper K ( x ). The XPS laptops are just nicer than the Thinkpad now and I think they have better thermal management, plus better support. Lenovo kinda dragged.