Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Excessive Gen 2 vs. P1 Gen 1 (First Impressions and Comparability)
I’ve been eagerly awaiting my ThinkPad X1 Excessive Gen 2 about as eagerly as you guys have been asking me to purchase it and get a overview up, so I’m completely happy to do a fast put up as we speak placing up my first-impressions .Coming from the ThinkPad P1 Gen 1, I’m additionally completely happy to say that my expertise to date has been extraordinarily optimistic.
Earlier than I get to the bullet-points, although, a fast reminder that this isn’t a overview — simply my first impressions of utilizing the X1E Gen 2 for a day and a cursory comparability with the P1 Gen 1 I’d been utilizing for the previous 6 months. The SKU in query makes use of the i7-9750H, GTX 1650 Max-Q, and 500-nit FHD matte show with IR cam.
When it comes to validity for this comparability, it ought to be famous that the P1 Gen 1 and X1E Gen 1 had been basically an identical in design aside from the “X1” brand on the lid of the latter. I count on the identical to be the case for the second era of those gadgets.
Trying on the X1E Gen 2 side-by-side by my P1 Gen 1, there have been solely 2 tells that these had been totally different generations of the gadgets to me. The primary and most blatant change is the IR digicam choice on the Gen 2, which additionally has a barely higher design and really feel on the change.
The second change may be very delicate: the ThinkPad brand on the fitting palm relaxation now has a barely slimmed-down debossed space across the “ThinkPad” textual content. You gained’t discover it until you occur to have the 2 generations of gadgets subsequent to one another, however it’s an aesthetically pleasing enchancment, for my part.
My first-generation P1 got here with a 300-nit FHD matte show with fairly a little bit of bleed, to not point out that neither the backlight nor the set up had been even. I had the display screen changed by a technician on-site, and I used to be fairly pleased with the substitute. My preliminary impression of the 500-nit panel on the X1E Gen 2, nonetheless, is that it’s a transparent and easy improve in each manner.
The final and largest improve I’ve observed proper off the bat isn’t the speedy Nvidia GTX 1650 Max-Q, it’s the fingerprint sensor. I complained concerning the sensor within the X1 Carbon (sixth gen) and the P1 (1st gen) of their respective opinions and on YouTube, and I’m overjoyed to see that the brand new fingerprint sensors are actually simply as quick and correct as any competitors within the laptop computer world. The gradual and (successfully) ineffective fingerprint scanner on my X1 Carbon Gen 6 and P1 Gen 1 irritated and annoyed me each day and was in all probability my largest bug-bear with the laptops.
Construct high quality with the previous era X/P-series has been described as “inconsistent” by many (together with myself), however I’ve to say that the display screen set up and normal feeling of the (totally different keyboards had been a identified situation) appear improved. Clearly, I’m solely taking a look at a sample-size of 1 right here with the X1E G2, however I’ve had sufficient experiences with poor QC with dozens of laptops over the previous few years to be grateful.
That’s all for now, however I intend to follow-up with a full overview as soon as in just a few weeks as soon as I’ve had enough time with the X1 Excessive Gen 2. To date, I couldn’t be happier.
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