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ThinkPad Yoga 12.5 broadwell VS HP EliteBook 840 G2 14.0

Question: ThinkPad Yoga 12.5 broadwell VS HP EliteBook 840 G2 14.0

Hi,

I need to choose a laptop to my daily use between only those 2 choices (I cant choose different one):

first option: ThinkPad Yoga 12.5 broadwell
includes 12.5 inch. 2 usb level3, mini hdmi port (no vga - provided converter to vga), has digitizer. work on wifi (can add external usb3 splitter+ethernet)
battery - around 4 hours (internal - can't be switched), fast charging. reviews talks about 7 hours even in average wifi work.

second option: HP EliteBook 840 G2 14.0 broadwell
includes 14.0 inch, 4 usb level3, no digitizer. has Ethernet connection.
battery - around 3.5 hours (external battery). max 4-4.5 hours.

Beside of this - both are equal with internal content. same cpu, ssd, graphics, etc.

for both I won't change battery or something like that in my daily use (I don't plan to take a spare battery with me), but I do need it to work duration as much as possible. I will work with this only on laptop 3 hours a day - rest of day is on external screen.

What I need is highest battery life as possible, convenient and easy connection to docking (I heard many argument against HP docking stations with 840/850 series), normal keypad (today I have lenovo thinkpad and its wonderful!!). normal screen (bigger is better, but not in any case) for 3 hours a day max.
what do you say? I would appreciate you comments.

- how much the change in screen size is critical? it's only 1 cm-2 cm correct? (14' vs 12.5').

- for the lenovo- I afraid that the battery does not have a long life time and after a one year it will die. the cell is an internal cell ~4-6 hours by team mates review (and more). How manufacturers treat nowadays to cell issues? Does a user still need to replace a battery every 1-1.2 years? how this in internal battery devices?

Thank you!

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Answer: ThinkPad Yoga 12.5 broadwell VS HP EliteBook 840 G2 14.0

What did you choose in the end and why? I have the exact same options offered to me.

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Just solved an issue with my Yoga 3 (Win 8.1, 64-bit) thought it might help others if I share what happened... Symptom: USB 3.0 and/or USB 2.0 port(s) stop working, related hardware on the USB 3.0 (touch screen, card reader) also fail. I noticed this after letting the Yoga go to sleep with a USB memory key still attached earlier today. Observation: Device Manager shows an error or warning against the xHCI (USB 3.0) hub (Code 10 or 12 usually.) Un-install/re-install doesn't fix it, reboot doesn't fix it, reseting BIOS settings doesn't fix it. My Fix: Change Device Manager View to "Resources by type"Open up "Interupt Request (IRQ)"Skip the "ISA" entries and scroll down to to the "PCI" ones.Find the failed USB 3.0 hub entryCheck its desired IRQ number (e.g. 7)Disable any other devices on the same number (I found some vague "Intel Device")RebootUSB should be back!Re-enable device entriesFor the old ISA IRQs you wouldn't really want to share them between devices but, even though there are loads more available on the PCI bus, you will see lots of devices on a single PCI IRQ line. Why did Windows suddenly flip over this? Answers on a postcard please  Anyhoo, hope this saves someone else time and energy

Answer:For those with USB 3.0 failure issues, Broadwell / Yoga 3 (maybe others)

POSitality wrote:
Just solved an issue with my Yoga 3 (Win 8.1, 64-bit) thought it might help others if I share what happened...
 
Symptom:
 
USB 3.0 and/or USB 2.0 port(s) stop working, related hardware on the USB 3.0 (touch screen, card reader) also fail. I noticed this after letting the Yoga go to sleep with a USB memory key still attached earlier today.
 
Observation:
 
Device Manager shows an error or warning against the xHCI (USB 3.0) hub (Code 10 or 12 usually.) Un-install/re-install doesn't fix it, reboot doesn't fix it, reseting BIOS settings doesn't fix it.
 
My Fix:
 

Change Device Manager View to "Resources by type"
Open up "Interupt Request (IRQ)"
Skip the "ISA" entries and scroll down to to the "PCI" ones.
Find the failed USB 3.0 hub entry
Check its desired IRQ number (e.g. 7)
Disable any other devices on the same number (I found some vague "Intel Device")
Reboot
USB should be back!
Re-enable device entries

For the old ISA IRQs you wouldn't really want to share them between devices but, even though there are loads more available on the PCI bus, you will see lots of devices on a single PCI IRQ line. Why did Windows suddenly flip over this? Answers on a postcard please
 
Anyhoo, hope this saves someone else time and energy

Sounds like the USB device prevents the system from auto assignment of PCI Bus attachment. I would be interested if it re-occurs with any USB item, or just the one USB key.  Also - as a side... Read more

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Hi,
 
When I connect Thinkpad Yoga (model 20CD00B1US) to the onelink dock, the stylus stops working.
 
In order to enable the stylus and Wacom driver following 2 options/ workarounds:
1)  Manually stop and restart the Wacom ISD Service
2) or reboot the machine while the Onelink dock is attached.
 
I'm using the latest 7.2.0-4 Wacom driver version, all latest lenovo software installed installed on the machine.
 
Both above mentioned workarounds are ugly, does anybody have a better suggestion to fix this issue?
 
 
Moderator comment: Subject edited here and below for clarity.

Answer:ThinkPad Yoga Stylus stops working after connecting Yoga to Onelink dock

Had the same issue - a BIOS update just release about a week ago fixed it for me.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS038334
 
Hope this helps,
Dave

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I posted a similar question earlier and people referred me to the Yoga (much appreciated).  However, I was interested in the 2.6 lb carbon version with touch screen capabilities.  Asus has a Spin 7 model that is very good at 2.65lb, but I miss the red mouse toggle in the middle of the keyboard and Asus's track pad was designed too large....causing unintended tapping.  The Yoga, while nice, is heavier than I was looking for.  The 14 inch screen is about 3.3lb? the 12 inch at 3? I thought that some of the earlier Thinkpad Carbons had touch screen and was hoping they would make a return soon.  Thanks,

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Hello, I am looking for a laptop which can be securely attached/locked (so that I can let it during the night in the office). Could you please tell me if the following laptops have a security slot (Kensington or similar) to attach it somewhere?THINKPAD X1 CARBON (5TH GEN)THINKPAD X1 YOGA (2ND GEN) I do not find it described in the specifications, but from the available pictures, it seems that they have some kind of security slot. Thanks!

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Hi, I am new to this site and wondering if I can get some advice. I just purchased the 20DM009Gus (thinkpad yoga 14) from this site when it was on sale the other day, however I was just given an offer for the 20DK0023us (thinkpad yoga 12) which was the size I originally wanted, for the same price. I know each have their pros and cons, but I am wondering if anyone has first hand advice with either or both devices to help me decide which I really should choose? Thanks!

Answer:A Decision Between Thinkpad Yoga 12 and Thinkpad Yoga 14, help?!

Hi chiakri.
 
I have a TPY 14 (20DM008UUS) and I'm happy with this model. I didn't not compare it to the TPY 12, but mine is working fine and have no issues. It didn't came with a pen, but it supports "Active pen", so I bought a Thinkpad Pen Pro and it worked fine.
 
I prefer to stick with the 14" screen but that is more about personal prefence. Maybe if you like to use it very much on tablet mode with a pen, possible the 12" will be more confortable to hold as a book.. but I'm just guessing.
Regards

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Answer:Surface Book vs Lenovo Yoga 900 vs ThinkPad X1 Yoga

By looking at your requirement, you prefer on-the-go PC that lets you do all that on a decent budget, SP4 is better than SB(if you want lightweight device and decent battery life), Lenovo's are pretty good too. X1 w/o OLED seems to be a better buy in terms of ultraportability and battery life. You could wait for others to chime in.

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The Thinkpad sticker with the red light above the 'i' doesn't turn on unless the screen turns to tablet mode. Is there any way for the light to stay on all the times? The one near the keyboard does work, the issue is with the light on the outside lid. 

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I have two staff members with different Yoga models, but with the same pen issue. Say, for instance, OneNote is open. The pen doesn't draw or write, but it can select and still be recognized. When I try using an old stylus from an HP Elitebook, it works TOTALLY fine - even the button on the pen functions properly. This suddenly started after months of the Lenovo pens working fine. I thought maybe it was a driver issue, but it can't be as the HP pen works.... I'm thinking it's the pen itself just getting worn down? It looks okay though but may be just a little loose... Any help / direction would be greatly appreciated!

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Disclosure:  I received these laptops from Lenovo as part of their advocacy program, so huge thanks to the folks over at Lenovo. I don't receive compensation for my review, and as always, all opinions are my own.  
 
The ThinkPad X1 Yoga is first modern ThinkPad that I've ever owned.  I?ve been using Lenovo?s Ideapad lineup for a very long time, and while I?ve used ThinkPads in the past, the X1 Yoga will be my first personal ThinkPad that I own.  So how does it stack up to the Yoga 910?  Let?s find out! I have the i7 UHD model of the Yoga 910 and the i5 FHD model of the ThinkPad X1 Yoga.  I tried out the latest Yoga 920, but I haven?t tried the latest X1 Yoga yet? hopefully, I will! 
 
Hardware & Design
Even though both laptops carry ?yoga? in their name, the hardware behind them is vastly different.  The ThinkPad X1 Yoga has the classic ThinkPad black design, which is made of a carbon-fiber hybrid for the top cover and a magnesium-PPS hybrid for the bottom cover.  The Yoga 910 has a similar design from the Lenovo?s Yoga lineup, with an aluminum build throughout.  
 
 
 
The ThinkPad only comes in two colors: classic black and silver; whereas the Yoga has a whole suite of colors to choose from, such as silver, copper, bronze, and even a few exclusive designs, such as the Vibe designs for the Yoga 920 and the Star Wars themed designs for the Yoga 910. 
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After 6 months of use, the battery wear is 18% in my new ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2nd / X1 Yoga. I tried to reach lenovo service, but it's an endless lop of passwords and registerAny similar experiences o recommendations? 

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I am looking for a laptop that is compatible with a digitizer pen for drawing on the screen. Does the 10 point touch version of Thinkpad P51  and Thinkpad X1 Yoga come wiht digitizer pens?

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Hey all. The thinkpad yoga is going to be rolling out by the end of next week. There are all a lot of ppl waiting for the yoga 2 pro to get restocked. Is it a good time to maybe reconsider getting the thinkpad yoga instead? Pros and cons? 

Answer:ideapad yoga 2 pro or thinkpad yoga

I am looking at the Thinkpad Yoga as an alternative to the Yoga 2 Pro as well. Looks like there are quite a few pros and cons to each.

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Good morning. I have some questions about Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga and Yoga pro 2. Actually I want to buy one of them, but still confuse. I have read from the forum that in Yoga 2 Pro have some problems in wireless. Did the Lenovo solved this problem or still it is the same? My second question about ThinkPad yoga 12.5. is it possible to use Lenovo motion technology at this Ultrabook? Or this technology only available in ideapad-s ? 

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga and Yoga 2 pro

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Just curious, why is the new Thinkpad X1 Yoga I7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, FHD about $1,000 more than the similarly equipped commercial Lenovo 910? 
 
Is it the ThinkPad brand name? The eraser nubbin? The 2 combined?
 
Just curious.
 
I've got a friend who needs a new laptop. She likes the touch/fold aspect of my 1st gen Thinkpad X1 Yoga. Do you all think she would be happy with the commercial Yoga 910? 
 
Any real reason to get the new plain FHD ThinkPad X1 Yoga instead of the similarly equipped commercial Yoga available at Best Buy besides spending an extra $1000 for the ThinkPad brand name?
 
I've owned 6 various ThinkPads since 2011 FWIW. I get it, they're cream of the crop. But I kinda got sticker shock when I just priced out a plain FHD (and we need nothing more) X1 Yoga. About  $2,800, wow!
 
Opinions and advice -- no spam please (thank you!) -- welcome.
 
Best to everyone...
 
J
 
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Answer:Why is the ThinkPad X1 Yoga $1,000 more than a similar Yoga 910?

@Jelks, The biggest difference I see between the X1 Yoga (2nd) and the Yoga 910 is active pen support which seems to be missing from the 910. You could use a capacitive stylus, but expect fingertip resolution, not pinpoint, and no pressure-sensitivity. Fewer USB ports: no HDMI or MicroSD; no Thunderbolt. No TPM module, if you need to store encrypted creditials, e.g., for BitLocker. Not sure about battery life; they claim up to 9 hours of local video for the 910 vs. up to 15 of MobileMark for the X1. Not an apple-to-apple comparison. You're not going to get the (soon to be patched, at least for now) security hole that is Intel's vPro management tech. You may not get Windows 10 Pro, possibly just Home (but you could always give Microsoft the money to upgrade if you need BitLocker or Remote Access). You're not going to get all the "mil-spec" design and testing etc, but if it's a personal machine, you're probably going to avoid abusing it. As you suggest, the "wave" keyboard -- including the trackpoint "eraser nubbin" -- is definitely going to be more expensive on the ThinkPad than the plain Yoga keyboard. I used two generations of ThinkPads (T61p and W520), but about 3 years ago I switched to a Dell XPS 13. A year or so ago, I ordered a X1 Yoga 1st gen for my wife and she likes it very much, so I am pretty familiar with the design and capabilities. TLDR: I think most people would be happy with the 910 vs. X1 unless they want the active pen. Als... Read more

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Everyone I am sick of the many issues out there nowadays with most laptops of big brands like Toshiba-HP-Dell-Lenovothere are very common issues including the wifi connectivity issues and ghost clicking  I want to buy Lenovo 3 14 inch yoga, standard or thinkpad does anybody have experience with those, do they have any known issues so far?  Thank you

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What are the differences between a Thinkpad 11e and Thinkpad Yoga 11e?  Are they the same and how do I tell which one I have?    Thanks.  

Answer:Differences between ThinkPad 11e and Thinkpad Yoga 11e

Hi JEBB,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
Please find the link given below to find out the difference between thinkpad 11e and thinkpad yoga 11e.
 
Thinkpad 11e: http://www3.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/thinkpad/11e-and-chromebooks/11e/p/22TP2TC150E#tab-tech_specs
 
Thinkpad yoga 11e: http://www3.lenovo.com/au/en/laptops/thinkpad/11e-and-chromebooks/11e/p/22TP2TX150E#tab-tech_specs
 
 
If you are confused to find out which is your model in these two laptops, then please help me out with providing Machine type model (i.e. MTM) number.
 
I hope you?re convinced with the above information provided.
Please post back with the above requested detail to assist you further.
Thank you, have a good day.
 
Did someone help you today? Click on the ?upper half star? at the left side of the post to thank them with a Kudo!
 
Regards,
Naveen.v

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I have recently bought a Thinkpad Yoga 460 with Thinkpad Pen Pro. I leave it in the laptop slot for charging for more than a day and it gives me only a few minutes of usage. As per the user guide, it should be 80% charge in 15 seconds and 100% after 5 minutes. But it runs out of charge very soon. It shows me the low battery level indicator as soon as I use it on the screen. First day of usage (appox 4 days ago) it gave me about 30 - 45 minutes of continuous. But after that not more than 5 minutes. Please let me know if this is an issue with the Pen or Laptop charging port. Is there any way I can troubleshoot it?Please also let me know the average usage time for the pen, if you are continuously using it.










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Answer:Thinkpad yoga 460 - Thinkpad Pen Pro not charging ...

Hi
Welcome to the forums.
 
I do not have that kind of pen, but I think is the one that has some "bronce contacts" at the top of the pen. I had read some other post about it, just in case check that "contacts" to make sure they are touching with the charger when you put the pen into it's holder. Sometimes the contacts may move.
 
Regards

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Question: Broadwell CPU VN7

Ist schon bekannt wann/ob es Notebooks aus der VN7-Reihe mit neuen Broadwell CPU's geben wird?MfG

Answer:Broadwell CPU VN7

Hallo, gibt es doch schon, z.B. der Acer Aspire VN7-571G-56N0 (ohne Betriebssystem). Den habe ich mir selbst gerade erst gegönnt.  Gruß

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I have an Acer Aspire XC-605G, which the motherboard is a MS-7869 VER:1.0.  If I update the BIOS to P11.B4, would it support the Broadwell line of CPUs?  The chipset supports it, but I am not sure if this system will.

Answer:Upgrade CPU to Broadwell.

The socket supports it but the chipset doesn't.  Xc-605g has H81 series 8 Lynx point.   You need to have series 9 Wildcat point in order to run broadwell.   Broadwell isn't compatible with your computer.   https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_chipsets 

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Question: T440s broadwell?

Saw that lenovo introduced a new Yoga with broadwell today and that the local stores in Sweden have dropped the prices on all lenovo t440 just like they did when the new x1 carbon was around the corner. Any rumors of a new t440 or just coincidence?I'd like to see a broadwell (quad core but no way that's gonna happen)16Gb of ram2 m.2 slots for ssd + 1 2.5 for hddMatt screen (resolution doesn't matter)!!!Would this ever happen with the way lenovo are treating the thinkpadsor would an upgrade just include a rediculous resolution on the screenand a touch bar instead of fn row?

Answer:T440s broadwell?

Judging from the past the new iteration of T4xx-X series should be T450-X. I don't know when they are planning on announcing these ones as this new series should showcase new intel broadwell processors. The changes to the design that everyone is hoping for: 1) Dedicated trackpoint buttons2) Better Screen, Quality case design,Better battery life3) LEDs (HDD,CapsLock,Bluetooth etx)4) Dedicated Volume & mute Buttons5) Classic Thinkpad Keyboard ( I wish.... :-( )........................................................................................................................... I hope so :-) . lenovo I am still holding back my decision to buy Macbook pro... PLEASE DON'T DISAPPOINT.

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Does anyone have any information on this and is there any truth to the rumor that Broadwell E won't be supporting operating systems older than Windows 10? I've read a few articles and they're clear as mud about the subject. Will I even be able to use Windows 7 with the new X99 chipset that will be coming with the new Broadwell E 2011-3 platform? I mean Windows 10 is fine for those who like that sort of thing but personally I am averse to all the garbage I would have to disable (without any assurance it would stay disabled) and the whole "FREE" concept Windows Keylogger Edition offers its users. I have already tried Windows 10 and I don't like it one bit. I'm currently running Win 7 Ultimate and Win 8.1 in dual boot and I still have to say that I prefer Windows 7. What would be the point in forking out for all this new hardware only to discover I can't even run a decent o/s on it? Am I up a stump?

Answer:BROADWELL E is Around the Corner and I am Concerned

Well I did see mention that it will only support 10 and also that manufacturers like Asus will be making products only supporting 10.

I am not sure where I saw this but it seems to me to be the way things are going now.

My concern is that all others that came before will become so expensive or not available ie Ivy Bridge stuff that the systems we have now - quite adequate for what I and I suspect a lot of other folks use will become defunct as and when the parts become so scarce and the OS's not support them.

This raises a good question as a matter of fact - will the new gear support Linux systems??

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I'd like to drive two external 30-inch monitors, both at 2560x1600, to create a contiguous desktop of 2560x3200.  The T410s allows this, as long as you use an Ultradock Pro, but the X1 Haswell can not.   Can the T450s or the X1 Broadwell support such an external resolution?  If so, which docking solution is required, because there are not two HD video outputs on the laptops themselves?  (Preferably I'd like to use a pair of displayports or minidisplayports, but my 30-inch monitors have HDMI too if necessary).   I have purchased many laptops from Lenovo that have had to be returned because they failed this test.  Each time, several salespeople had assured me that the laptops were capable of 2560x3200 external resolution.  So, I'm reaching out to the real experts on this forum for reassurance this time around.  Thanks guys....













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Answer:T450s or X1 Broadwell @ 2560x3200 ?

OK, first to apologize for my math.  My two adjacent 30-inch monitors are running a contiguous desktop of 5120x1600.  I purchased a T450s along with an ultradock pro, and using dual-link displayport cables, I can spread a desktop across all three screens at native resolutions.  Meanwhile, the keyboard is back to being excellent again, and the touch screen is clear at 1920x1080 and more responsive to touch.  It is fast at i7 and 12G ram, but windows 8 sucks up nearly 50G of the hard drive, so go big with your SSD.  Total cost was about $3K, while the retina macbook pros are $1.5k or $2k, and they can also drive a pair of giant resolution external monitors (4K too I think).  I like the T450s better, but not $1k better.   

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Does anyone have any information on this and is there any truth to the rumor that Broadwell E won't be supporting operating systems older than Windows 10? I've read a few articles and they're clear as mud about the subject. Will I even be able to use Windows 7 with the new X99 chipset that will be coming with the new Broadwell E 2011-3 platform? I mean Windows 10 is fine for those who like that sort of thing but personally I am averse to all the garbage I would have to disable (without any assurance it would stay disabled) and the whole "FREE" concept Windows Keylogger Edition offers its users. I have already tried Windows 10 and I don't like it one bit. I'm currently running Win 7 Ultimate and Win 8.1 in dual boot and I still have to say that I prefer Windows 7. What would be the point in forking out for all this new hardware only to discover I can't even run a decent o/s on it? Am I up a stump?

Answer:BROADWELL E is Around the Corner and I am Concerned

Well I did see mention that it will only support 10 and also that manufacturers like Asus will be making products only supporting 10.

I am not sure where I saw this but it seems to me to be the way things are going now.

My concern is that all others that came before will become so expensive or not available ie Ivy Bridge stuff that the systems we have now - quite adequate for what I and I suspect a lot of other folks use will become defunct as and when the parts become so scarce and the OS's not support them.

This raises a good question as a matter of fact - will the new gear support Linux systems??

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I am seriously considering buying one of Intels latest Broadwell based NUCs(5th generation Core). The processor specs for the just released i3's and the specs for the soon-to-be-released(if they are available I can't find them) i5's are shown below using a little cut'n'paste magic:



I am hoping someone can explain the pros and cons of going with one of these CPUs versus the other. The top specs in the image above are for the i3-5010U and the bottom specs are for the i5-5250U.

My main question, above all else, is with regards to having a CPU with Turbo Boost, as the i5-5250U does, versus not having Turbo Boost, which the i3-5010U is lacking.

I guess my question is are there tradeoffs to having Turbo Boost in a CPU or is it all good? In other words, if your computer could ramp up to 2.7GHz when necessary and drop down to 1.6GHz when idling(or whatever) is there any downside to having Turbo Boost at all? I don't know why I am thinking there must be tradeoffs(pros and cons) but maybe there are none. The 1.6GHz slower base-speed is what scared me in the beginning. Anyway, I have rambled enough. Hope someone can put this issue to rest for me.

Thanks for reading.
 

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I'm in the process of building a new rig, and with the statement that Microsoft will not support windows 7 & 8/8.1 on newer microprocessors, I'm wondering if this also includes the broadwell-e chips. Has anyone heard if Microsoft will cut updates to
win7 with the i7 6XXX line?

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I have a very strange issue with my processor underclocking.The factory specs for this laptop state my processor is the intel i7 500U @ 2.4GHz. Which it does fine and has perfect performance. Unless my laptop is under 20 percent AND plugged in (yes, plugged in, not on battery). I fmy laptop gets low on charge and drops below 20 percent I can hardly use it at the same time it is charging because it underclocks my cpu to a max clock of .5GHz rendering my laptop extremely sluggish even when doing simple operations. Once it has charged to 20 percent or above I have to disconnect the charger and then the cpu will throttle back up and then I can reconnect the charger without it underclocking until next time it has dropped below 20 percent and I plug it in. Please tell me if you have a suggested fix or if this may be a hardware problem (which seems a little unlikely). For the record I have played around with every option in the advanced power settings and have it on high performance mode and everything but nothing fixes it. Thanks in advance, Alex

Answer:Issue with my Lenovo Edge 15 (Broadwell)

I have the same problem and I think it will have to be fixed with BIOS update.

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I am thinking about building an X99 based system. So far I have looked at using an Intel i7-5820K 6 Core 3.6GHz LGA 2011-v3 with 15MB Cache; which is about $400 for which I can afford.

Now, I understand that Intel is going to release Broadwell-E CPU?s and the Core i7-6800K. It will have 6 cores and 12 threads and come with 15 MB of L3 cache. Core i7-6800K will feature clock speeds of 3.40 GHz base and 3.60 GHz boost. It will also cost around $400.

It seems to me that they are basically the same CPU. Do you think it is better to wait for the Broadwell-E Core i7-6800K, and if so, what does it offer that the i7-5820K doesn?t offer?
 

Answer:Wait For Broadwell-e 6800k Or 5820k Now?

I say buy when you are ready because there will ALWAYS be something new waiting just around the corner. Other than that, I also say buy as close to the state of the art as the budget allows, keeping the foreseeable and, as much as possible, the unforeseeable future needs in mind. While the i7-5820K is a great processor, it is nearly 2 years old and uses 22nm lithography while the 6800k uses 14nm. That should, in theory anyway, allow it to consume less power and generate less heat while doing the same amount of work. Other than that, they appear to be very similar.

Also, please note it is considered poor forum ettiquette to shotgun post the same question across multiple sites. Make sure go back to every site you have asked this question and post the resolution. Leaving threads dangling is considered even worse forum ettiquette.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...-5820k-vs-upcoming-broadwell-e-core-i7-6800k/
 

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I know that some motherboards let you upgrade the Haswell cpu to a Broadwell cpu, as these generations are pin-compatible. I am wondering if this would be possible with a T440p? I wouldn't consider it for just CPU performance gains, as that is not enough to justify the $$, however if Broadwell got cheap enough (since Skylake is already out) it would be cool to update to a chip with the latest Iris Pro graphics, as those have better performance than the supplied  discrete NVIDIA 730M part. Just thinking out loud here.  :-) 





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Hi Is it possible to upgrade any Z840 with Xeon V4 Broadwell Xeons, given the proper BIOS version is installed? (I already have updated to M60 v2.19 ). With Z800, you could not update from X55xx to X56xx, as the latter required a new Mainboard.With Z820, you could not update from E5-26xx to E5-26xx V2, as the latter required a new BIOS bootblock, which could not be flashed. I have a very early Z840 with dual E5-2630 V3, which I am looking to replace with V4 Xeons and more cores. I already have the more powerful powersupply required by the bigger Xeons and consider swapping the coolers by vapor-chamber Z Coolers, which definitely support all Xeon models. I would like to know, if *any* Z840 mainboard supports the v4 Xeons or if a mainboard-swap is required. Likewise, as an additional question, would a pair of E5-2696 V4 be supported? There are some good deals on the OEM versions available, which could be an option for me. Otherwise, i'd pick a model in the supported CPU list. I'd be happy to read some qualified answers. Thanks in advance.

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Is there any ETA (even approximately) when Lenovo might release W series laptop with Intel Broadwell CPU? Thanks.

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 So I am in the middle of choosing between Thinkpad Yoga 15 and Yoga 900. From my resarch, somewhat they serve different purpose with pro and cons. And I have a couple questions about them.1. What is your suggestion for Yoga 900 stylus pen? Can I use thinkpad pen? I have seen this youtube video where the thinkpad yoga works with wacom too, and with the right driver, it has the palm rejection. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwQ1GHhYB_Q) Is yoga 900 share the same screen active pressure technology.2. Which docking should I choose for Yoga 900 and Thinkpad Yoga.3. What do you think of running After Effects in Yoga 900 and Thinkpad Yoga 15? How about basic task with 3d application? Thank you  

Answer:Yoga 900 vs Thinkpad Yoga 15

Er, the Yoga 900 does NOT support an active pen. The Yoga 900 is from the IdeaPad range of Lenovo. It is NOT a ThinkPad Yoga. It's a nice machine, but if you want support for an active pen, then it's not for you at this point in time.

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HiI am used to T420, 450 laptops, and looking for Yoga with similar easy type keyboard (good key travel, less actuation force) and easy on eyes screen anti-glare/matte.  Looks like they don't make matte displays now. Is the keyboard on X1 yoga and its anti-glare comparable or should I get thinkpad yoga 460 (that is a pound+ heavier). Also how does a anti-glare screen protector compare with display already built with anti-glare. If the X1 yoga anti-glare is not sufficient, should I then add this 3rd party screen? Thanks

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Hello community! As no sales rep at my local reseller's couldn't clearly answer to me, I lean on you the community in my struggle to find a good replacement for MacBook Pro which I want to now abandon for ethical reasons   I was that close to ordering a Yoga 900 with i7, 16gb and 512. But: sales rep after another stressed the importance of having a designated display card for me to be able to do photoshop + light 3d work (no HD rendering or anything, just modelling). So I started to look around again and as I love the Yoga hinge and the features that follow I'd want to have that instead of XPS for example, that would in a way be a smarter choice. And I found the Thinkpad 15 inch that you can upgrade to have the i7, 16gb and a 512 SSD, and with that you'd get 2gb display ram. Though the trade from HQD to HD is annoying to me, but I could suck it up if in other sense the Thinkpad Yoga and it's 2gb display ram really is that effective for my line of work.  So in short, as a 2D/3D designer, mostly working with Rhino, Google Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop and Office ? which would be the smarter choice: Thinkpad Yoga 15 upgraded to i7-5500U or Yoga 900 13.3 with it's i7-6500U? 

Answer:Yoga 900 i7 or Thinkpad 15 Yoga i7

It'd be a better idea to go with the ThinkPad 15 Yoga. Lenovo does have the Yoga 700 that has dedicated graphics card, if you want to look into that as well.

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Question: Yoga thinkpad

My sons new yoga turns to a black screen when he flips it from the laptop position into the tablet. It goes black as a tablet. How can I fix this?

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Hi, according to the HMM, the hdd is not a CRU. On this website you list it as optionally self-servicable though. (Note: The website does not list the base cover as a CRU although it has to be removed to gain access to the HDD). Can you please verify and state if the hdd is a CRU or not? I'd only consider buying a device that covers swapping drives under warranty. regards,  gazpel













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Answer:thinkpad yoga - hdd a CRU or not?

none of the internal component on the Yoga is considered CRU.

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Question: Thinkpad yoga 260

My 2 days old yoga 260 makes a ticking noise in the right hinge always when I open the notebook or move the screen open a little bit. It is irritating and I am concerned about the build quality of the hinge. What to do?










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Answer:Thinkpad yoga 260

My hinges are quiet  and smooth, but they are tight and sturdy so that the screen is stable in any orientation.  I'm sorry, but without hearing or feeling yourem there is no way for me to say if yours are "normal", but it is common for a tight hinge to make a little noise when it begins a motion.

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Question: Thinkpad Yoga: Pen

Hello, I wanted to purchase a laptop where i could draw with a wacom pen. I couldnt find anything on the specs of the yoga 15 ( http://shop.lenovo.com/es/es/laptops/thinkpad/yoga-series/yoga-15/#tab-características )  thas it have this abillity? if not, could you tell me wich one does?thankyou!

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Question: Thinkpad Yoga 2

Good morning,I wonder, when the 2nd generation of Thinkpad Yoga is planned? The one with 12" display, Wacom digitizer & stylus, and trackpoint buttons like the 2nd gen. Helix has. I like current 12" Thinkpad Yoga, except the clickpad. And since I cannot live without trackpoint buttons, I'm waiting for the next model to upgrade from my T61, which is already falling apart...

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Hello,
According to informations from here ThinkPad P40 Yoga does not support WOL module (wake on LAN), or it is missing from list only?
 
I planed to buy usb NIC adapter with RJ45 connctor but ThinkPad P40 Yoga but i do not know which one is compatibile. ThinkPad P40 Yoga is not on support page.
 
https://support.lenovo.com/sk/en/documents/pd009151

 
ThinkPad OneLink+ to RJ45 Adapter (4X90K06975)
 
ThinkPad USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter (4X90E51405)
 
ThinkPad Ethernet Extension Cable (4X90F84315)

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hi, i've bought the thinkpad pro pen, i've found its not working. dunno if the model is incorrect for my machine or i was sent a different model. i'm using thinkpad yoga s1  12, with wacom digitizeri bought the model in the link belowhttp://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/itemdetails/4X80H34887/460/FEAB2D50A4AD48A08D88043396B6F5E8 it is mentioned it will be working on my model already.any feedback is appreciated.

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Question: Thinkpad Yoga 460

 Hi, I'd like to know when the WQHD resolution for the thinkpad yoga 460 will be avaible in france or italy? The funny thing is that on the product description in the italian site the WQHD option is mentioned, but on the configurator the option is not listed. thanks in advance,Acero  

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Just stumbled upon this page on Lenovos support page when looking for drivers for my thinkpad yoga. It shows some info on the Thinkpad Yoga 14 along with some pictures. See link below. Its showing haswell processor however and not broadwell. So maybe its set for release soon. http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-yoga-series-laptops/thinkpad-...

Answer:Thinkpad S3 Yoga 14

Same crappy clickpad.  How I hate the clickpad.

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Question: Thinkpad Yoga 460

 Hi, I'd like to know when the WQHD resolution for the thinkpad yoga 460 will be avaible in france or italy? The funny thing is that on the product description in the italian site the WQHD option is mentioned, but on the configurator the option is not listed. thanks in advance,Acero  

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I intend to buy an X1 Yoga (IPS or OLED) for my business and connect it to my two Dell U2417H monitors. Looking at the Dell user guide, I see that you should be able to use one cable from the laptop and daisy chain the two monitors. The Dell user guide states that the PC/laptop graphics card must support "DP1.2 with MST transport". * Does the 1st gen X1 Yoga have DP1.2 with MST transport?* What about the 2nd gen X1 Yoga? Understand the mini DisplayPort has been deleted on the 2nd gen X1 Yoga and left only a HDMI and Thunderbolt connection. How would I achieve this daisy chain connection? Thanks

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Question: Thinkpad Yoga IW

Hello, does Thinkpad Yoga bought in the US have an international warranty? I have been trying to do some research, yet Lenovo support website is total rubbish. Does anyone know? Thanks. 

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga IW

If you go to the support home page, (click the support box at the top of the forum), and then select Warranty and Services you will find a link to click on named International Warranty Service.  Once selected you can enter the type number of the system, e.g. 20c0, to see a list which countries the system is eligible for IWS (International Warranty Service).  A link to the page can also be found in the forum FAQs.

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We just recently received some Thinkpad Yoga's and need some direction on how to complete the WDS process...Here is what we have done so far... 1. Initially we could not boot to the WDS server via PXE boot so we purchased the Lenovo USB Network adapter as this is the only method available for PXE boot. 2. Went into the BIOS and disabled "Secure Boot" and changed Startup to "Both" for UEFI/Legacy Boot Those first two items allowed us to PXE boot and I was able to view the WDS options. I then created the image and sysprepped it. 3. On the WDS server, we then created a new Windows 8 wim to boot to for the image upload. 4. PXE boot and selected this image which then started the wizard that would walk us through uploading the image.  Here is where the problem starts... When I get to the screen that has the checkbox to "upload image to WDS..." and then the field where you enter the server name and press "connect" it fails to connect no matter what I use. I have tried.. Server nameServer name.domainIP addresswack wack server namewack wack name.domainwack wack IP address I read that we may need to inject the Lenovo USB Ethernet adapter drivers into the wim but on our WDS server, in order to do that, we need to use .inf files. I have not found any .inf files for Lenovo adapter (found driver installs, just no .inf versions). So we are almost there but I don't know how to go any further. Can someone point me to where I can... Read more

Answer:WDS and Thinkpad Yoga

Win8 drivers for Lenovo USB 2.0 Ethernet Adapter
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?&DocID=DS032189
 
Run the EXE, it will extract to a folder you choose.
The inf/sys files are in the folder.
 

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Hi,I have recently acquired a Yoga12 Model 20DL0036US.It did not come with an active Pen.It is unclear from the website/reviews if I can go and buy a WACOM or similar active pen and use it on this computer screen.Can anybody help (simple yes or no would be great).Many ThanksGS

Answer:Can I add a pen to my Yoga 12 thinkpad?

Is this a used machine? BH Photo has your model number here (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1140676-REG/lenovo_20dl0036us_yoga12_i3_5005u_4_500gb_16_windo...). Look at the bottom right corner of the machine on the first photo. Notice the red circle next to the power button? Where the front and the side of the casing meet? That's the stylus. Check to see if you've got a stylus stuck in there for your machine. Even if you don't, it's possible that the stylus was lost (if you bought the computer used). So see if there is an opening in the casing where the stylus should be. If there is an empty space there, I would think your machine is designed for a stylus. If that's the case, any Wacom penabled stylus should work. These are the standard Wacom styluses that have been used with tablet computers for years. On my TP Yoga 12, I'm using the same stylus I used with my old Thinkpad X61 tablet.

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Question: Thinkpad Yoga 14

Just purchased a Thinkpad Yoga 14 and I'm wondering if anyone has installed a SSD and whether installing a SSD would all overall speed to the Yoga 14.  I've installed SSDs in my older Thinkpads and noted significant improvement, but I'm not familiar enough with the Yoga to know for sure if it would be worth it.  Any opinions would be appreciated.

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga 14

I dug a bit on the interwebs and noticed an article at the MobileTechReview that is probably the answer to what you're looking for.   Like you, the authors of that review had a Yoga 14 and wanted to upgrade the SSD.  Comes out to by ~25% difference in PCMark 7 score benchmore. I don't know what kinds of tests actually matter in your case but is probably worth reading.  It compares to a few more laptops, here is a partial list:.  PCMark 7 Benchmark Comparison TableScore 3777- Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 (HDD, factory spec) 3733 Score 4603 -Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 (upgraded to SSD boot drive)  

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Question: Thinkpad Yoga Hot

So, recently I've noticed something odd about my Thinkpad Yoga S1. I close the lid and put my computer away. Usually when I take it out, it has started to hibernate but today when I took out my computer, I noticed that it was quite warm and it was still running when I opened it up. I checked my power settings and everything is the same. WHat is going on?

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Hi, I ordered for a P40 Yoga couple of days ago, inbuilt storage is 256GB SSD, there is an additional M.2 slot, can I add a 1TB HDD in that slot? Spec says max is 512GB SSD, so I am not sure about this. I hope someone can help. Thanks in advance!

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Question: Thinkpad Yoga key

I lost my key "A" as I was writing in Tablet mode. It feel off without any notable force.I already found out that warranty does not include such things. Nevermind I will buy it myself but one week of searching of a simple key, I still couldnt find one. There are shops who offer laptop keys from Lenovo that look quite the same but asking them didnt brought a satisfying answer.One retailer said that I have to replace the whole keyboard for not less than 120? but thats not acceptable for just one lost key. I am missing only the key the rubber part is still there. I tried it with another key and could simply pull it off and put it right in the same play so its not a big thing. Where can I find this key for my Thinkpad Yoga, and if such thing does not exist. Are there and Lenovo models which have the same key size as mine? Thanks in advance.

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Question: ThinkPad Yoga 15

I am interested in buying the thinkpad yoga 15 but I have not found any review to see if it is a good comprar.Agradeceria owners of this laptop to give their opinion.

Answer:ThinkPad Yoga 15

i bought the thinkpad yoga 15 . i purchseed on 1st of february and i received it on 23rd of march . when ever i phone them they said they having a supplier issue . and finnaly i got the laptop on 23rd of march. its a nice all in one laptop. but i am having a issue with me screen . on the top right corner i can see the lights comiing through. i phone them and send them an email they said they need to replace the screen . so i got an email saying the engineer is scheduled for 10/04/2015 . when i call today they said my warranty is only for parts and labor so i have to send it back to lenovo uk then it will take 6 working days to repair .and i dont no what they did in that one and half month . thay took long inrf to check the laptop and send me . but the screen is faulty now. they didnt give me any option rather then paying me £31 and buying the on-sight warranty. the funny think is after i purchase the on-sight warranty i called them and asked when engineer will come to repair the syatem . then they said i have to manually register their warranty on the lenovo site and it will 48 hours to get verify and then only they can arrange the repaire. i am not sure i will buy anything from lenovo again. they saying thinkpad laptops are build to configuration, and they do all the quality check . i dont think so .its s good laptop if u make them right. ...if not ur bad luck like mine..

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Hello to everyone on the forums. I recently helped my sister in law install a new samsung ssd in her thinkpad yoga s1.  I used a cloning software called "easetodo backup" which seemed to work quite well.  I cloned from a 125GB drive to a 500GB drive, moved the recovery partition to the very end of the target drive, then extended the system partition.   There's been just one problem.  I tried to make the recovery partition accessible by setting the guid and offset for the new partition location in a file called "reagent.xml" and the recovery partition still doesn't seem to be accessible when I try to run the "create a recovery drive" feature.  Specifically, the "copy the recovery drive from this pc" option is greyed out.  Are there any other pieces of the recovery environment that needs to get set in the reagent.xml file?  I know I've seen a specific blog post on this site that mentions setting the recovery guid and offset, but that really hasn't helped in this case. Has anyone tried and ran into the same issues, or is there anything else worth trying? edit:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaCentre-Desktops-Home-Servers/Windows-8-Recovery-partition-not-recog... This is the blog post with advice I used to try to edit the reagent.xml file. I also seem to recall that when I ran the reagent /info command, it seemed like windows re was disabled and I couldn't renable with the reagent /enable command.

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Question: Thinkpad Yoga 460

Hi, I have 3 problems with my Yoga 460: 1. (this should be easy):Where do I get a backup image for my system from? I did not find any links on the support page. 2. I tried to download the bios update to version 1.18 from the website. If I click on the windows installer file, there is always the message "file not found". If I try to download the iso file (which is indeed working), I receive an error message about wrong format when trying to mount it to a usb drive. 3. This is the most important issue for me at the moment:As soon as I try to update my system with Lenovo Companion software, I always get the message that I would have to upgrade my Lenovo System Interface Driver. If I hit ok to install this app, I get a download link. I tried installing it several times. After having restarted the system, the same error appears again (with the same download link).  I would really appreciate if anyone of you could help me on these topics! Greetings from Germany, Simon










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Answer:Thinkpad Yoga 460

Hi
 
Maybe it can help your 3) point by installing "Lenovo Application Interface Driver for Windows 10".
Download it from here:
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds103153
 
Check if after installing it, it will work with Lenovo Companion.
 
Regards

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Question: Thinkpad Yoga SSD

Why does the new Thinkpad Yoga not have a 512 SSD option?

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga SSD

you could purchase an aftermarket 512ssd and install it yourself, if you find one that is compatible

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I inserted a regular AT&T nano-sim card (for phones) into my new X1 Yoga, but it either says "no service" or "insert SIM"  Are there any APN settings that I need to add in order to get it working with AT&T? It has the stock Sierrra EM7455 LTE-A adapter

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Hello all I was wondering if anyone knew if the pen that comes with the yoga 460 has a set of changeable tips that you can buy separately? I bought mine through best buy but I noticed that the tip of the pen screws off and allows the stylus tip to be removed. I can't seem to find anywhere that sells different tips for that pen tho. Thanks!

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Question: Thinkpad Yoga S1

Hi, I just updated my BIOS to 1.30 -GQET50WW and seems I need a BIOS supervisor password to reorder the default boots?

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I got my 260 last week but the pen seems awfully lose in its housing. If I tap the side it starts to fall out.Anybody else experiencing this before I RMA the thing?

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Question: ThinkPad P40 Yoga

Are the OneLink+ Docking system for ThinkPad P40 Yoga able to charge the computer like it you can with the Dock station for ThinkPad S540? 

Answer:ThinkPad P40 Yoga

Welcome to the forum
 
Yes, if you plug power into the OneLink+ Dock then it will charge your P40.

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Question: Thinkpad Yoga 460

Hello,is it possible to use the free M.2 WWAN port for a second M.2 SSD 2242 (e.g. a Transcend MTS400 M.2 SSD 256GB SATA III)?Originally installed in my YOGA 460 is a LITEON 256GB SSD SATA3 2.5 inches.

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Question: Thinkpad Yoga 12

Hi Lenovo Community, Recently bought Yoga 12 from Amazon. One strange behaviour observed. Mouse and Keypad suddenly stops responding. Still trying to figure out solution. Kindly guide accordingly! Regards Dr Khan

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I recently purchased the thinkpad pen pro. What driver do I need to make the pen work? When I talk to tech support, they only tell me I need to download the driver, but can't tell me which one. I have windows 10 if that helps.

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I recently purchased a Lenovo Pen Pro (Part number: 4X80H34887) stylus for my ThinkPad Yoga 14 laptop but it does not work when I try to interact with my laptop touchscreen. This particular stylus is listed in the accessories tab so I dont see a reason why it should not work. Has any one else purchased this stylus or know a solution to this problem?













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Answer:ThinkPad yoga 14 and ThinkPad pen pro

It I my understanding that the Yoga 14 models do not support the Pen. It's frustrating and I disappointing. Return the pen and get a refund. Hopefully we will see a Pen Option.By the way, the reason the Pen doesn't work has to do with the actual display technology used on the current TP14 Yoga. I took a look, and the pen is still limited to the 12" models.Jim

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I just bought a Thinkpad Yoga from Best Buy and upon opening, found that the pen pro included does not work. I'm on the most updated version of all the drivers, and the touch screen and multitouch with my hands still work. After taking an multimeter to measure the voltage of the pen, I found that the pen just wasn't charging. I'm a bit hesitant to check the voltage of the charging silo itself but my suspicion is that the pen is dead. Could this be a software problem? Has anyone encountered a similar problem? Should I return to pen and the laptop to bestbuy or just the pen? Or should this issue be brought to Lenovo instead?

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga 460 (Best Buy) - Thinkpad Pro Pen do...

I don't have a 460, but I do have a 260, which is a smaller, but VERY similar machine.  I had the same problem and I believe it is not the pen.  Before you do anything, you need to unplug the machine and disable the internal battery.  You do that by going into the BIOS and under the config tab, look under power.  There will be an option to disable the battery.  When this is selected, the machine will turn off.  The battery is re-enabled the next time you plug it in.  IF THE BATTERY IS NOT DISCONNECTED, YOU WILL CREATE A SHORT AND BLOW A IRREPLACEABLE FUSE ON THE MOTHERBOARD.  Remove the pen and look inside, where you will see 2 contacts.  My guess is that one or both got pushed back into the housing during manufacturing process.  You can take something fine and sharp like a needle and gently free them so they will pop back out.  Once I popped mine out, the pen charged very quickly and I never had another problem with it.

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Hello everyone Can anybody help me with the question: Does my Thinkpad S3 Yoga 14 support the Thinkpad Pen Pro or not?I do have the pen before me, but it doesn't seem to work automatically.I tried downloading the Wacom driver (it states it's not supported) and trieg some other stuff (lenovo update, windows update, other drivers, etc.) My Model is the 20DN-S02P00.It seems that it is not listed even on psref.lenovo.com.Even this site https://support.lenovo.com/en/documents/acc100178 does not help me much. Additional information: I'm running Windows 10, x64, if that's any help. Thank you all for your help!

Answer:Thinkpad S3 Yoga 14 and Thinkpad Pen Pro

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Sorry you're having difficulty.
Per the online info document's statement: Only support models that are shipped with a notification flyer, stating that ?This system supports Active Pen.?, did yours contain such a flyer?
 
The other suggested method of determining Active Pen support is to contact Support (info below) with your serial number.
 
Hope this helps a bit.
Regards.
 
 
Switzerland
THINK-branded products
German, French, Italian
0800-55-54-54 (Warranty service and support)
9:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday

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I can't install Win7 x64 SP1 on notebook Lenovo Z70-80 from USB 2.0 pendrive.

I was trying USB 2.0 ports and USB 3.0 port with no success.

Than I integrated latest intel USB 3.0 and storage drivers into boot.wim and install.wim using DISM tool and there is still no success - the installer can't find Windows 7 installation pendrive. There are disk partitions and mounted boot.wim in drop-down list, but even USB mouse doesn't work.

PS I'm sure that it is USB issue - not storage. I added storage drivers "just in case".
PS2 I'm sure that USB 3.0 and storage drivers are correct.

It looks like Windows 7 can't even see USB 2.0 ports.
Any ideas?

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I am very interested in puchasing a 15-inch Aspire V Nitro with a discrete graphics card and an intel broadwell processor.  From what I understand, a computer that meets these requirements is planned for release sometime soon.  I would be very interested in more information on specs, models, pricing, and timeline.  Does anyone know anything? I did see limited information about it on this site: http://www.ultrabookreview.com/6071-acer-aspire-nitro-review/ Any more details out there?

Answer:Aspire V 15 Nitro Broadwell Release Date

http://www.gamecrate.com/review-acer-nitro-v-17-black-edition/maybe this?

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Got Thinkpad Yoga 260 delivered today. Haven't turned it on yet and was checking it out. Lifting it up and slightly shaking produces rattling noice around the right hand side hinge. It's either hinge itself making that sound or inside the laptop around top right corner. Any ideas on what that might be and how to possibly fix it? Should I just consider sending it back to get fixed instead? Thanks. Edit: I suspect it could actually be a right bottom corner of the LCD right over Yoga 260 imprint where the rattle is. There is nothing I can do to fix that. So much for a brand new laptop...

Answer:New Thinkpad Yoga 260 rattle

Looks like it'll need to be replaced instead of repaired. At least I'm not stuck with it. Seems like a QA issue to me.

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Hello,I was contemplating between the Thinkpad Yoga 14 and the Thinkpad Yoga 15. They both seem like solid choices, but the main deciding factor would be the battery life. I don't know, from the information provided, the difference in the batteries that are included. If they are the same, I would assume the Yoga 14 has a longer life. Does anyone have the Yoga 15 and would like to share their experience with the battery life?  Thank you very much 













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Answer:Thinkpad Yoga 15 Battery

Actually the batteries are not the same.  Although both systems use an internal battery, the ThinkPad Yoga 15 has a bigger battery that has approx 20% more capacity.  But the ThinkPad Yoga 15 also has a larger screen which uses slightly more power.  Everything else being equal, my experience is that the Yoga 15 has better battery life simply due to the larger battery.  

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Have been having problems with the display since purchasing. All videos look terrible with any dark areas looking black and pixelated, even with the Lenovo OLED settings (when they worked) which are frustrating because the OLED looks gorgeous everywhere else. Also since updating the OLED display settings stopped working. Is there anyway to fix these issues because the main reason I got this laptop was for the screen

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Hi Guys I bought a Thinkpad Yoga 15 on 24th June . and i got the laptop by 7/7/2015 . last week monday they launched Thinkpad Yoga 15 with Active Pen Support.  and when i was checking the price is chepaer comparing to the Normal One . so i am confused which one is better i am thinking to return mine and get the active pen yoga. any suggestion?

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga 15 + Active Pen

Well ... in France the publicity have been saing "support active pen" for a while without telling the pen was an option ... and without telling this option was not availble (not gessed, I've been told this by Lenovo).A while after, I've bought one with the stylus option now available .. Yes !!! ...  wait 1 month .... no news .... and when I asked why, I've only received an email saying my command was canceled!They have some issue with the stylus (this is what they told me)Look live Lenovo sell something they dont have. Now I have all the equipenent (SSD M.2, SSD 1To, 32Gb of RAM from IM, multiple power adaptor, two dock ... about 2000? of équipement (a lot because I have big needs and I travel a lot) ... but without the laptop itself.But Lenovo kindly promissed be 5% on my next buy on the website ;-) All that to say ... if you want the stylus on the Yoga 15 ... don't beleive about lenovo web site and their nice sells practice, wait for it to be available for a few month before bying it .... 

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Computer  was working.fine, did a reboot and now has 'To interrupt normal startup press enter' displayed on the top right. If I let it continue it shows blue screen with unexpected error occurred,  error 0000225, I try to enter recovery with F1 and it just reloads back to the same recovery screen. I've tried with a windows 10 and windows 8.1 install same results.  If I plug the drive into my desktop I can see all my files no problem.  I bought a new SSD and when I try to install Windows the logo comes up but after some time, maybe a minute, it drops to recovery again and says the bios is not fully ACPI compliant, error 0000225 and stops. I've tried disconnecting the bios battery for about 15 minutes and tried again with no luck, same result on new ssd and install.  I'm lost a this point, any ideas? I'm going to try a Bios CD updated tomorrow but I dont have much hope. Cannot get to a command prompt or anything... Video link https://www.dropbox.com/s/s27pnnk38ta43kt/pc.url?dl=0


























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I have a four month old Thinkpad Yoga 14 that will not turn on/run unless it is plugged into the AC adapter. When it is plugged in, the battery icon on the taskbar says '95% available, plugged in not charging'. I left the adapter out and the computer off all day yesterday, then plugged the laptop in this morning and the message is the same. If nothing else, I was expecting the battery % to be lower as it had not been plugged in for 24 hours. The operating system is Windows 10, and I have checked the battery devices in Device Manager for the latest driver updates.

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is it possible to power this product from a cigarette lighter?  I can't find any adapter products to do it?

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Hi,
 
I read many users questions about Pen and Yoga 3 14, but with the 20DM computer. I've got since 1 month a 80JH Yoga 3 14, with an core i7, 8 GB ram, 500Go+16Go SSD, Nvidia 940M 2GB.
I bought the ThinkPad Pen Pro, i thought that i would work but it did not...
I read that i needed a special configuaration as "Active Pen", can I use that kind of pen with my Yoga 3??
 
Thank you
 
 
Moderator comment: Subject clarified based on message content.

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I received my CTO Yogo 370 last night via UPS, and I could not be more pleased.  I haven't had a Thinkpad in several years and the quality has clearly held up since the pre-2005 sale w/ IBM.  Although the build / ship took just about as long as Lenovo said it would, their order status system / process between China & North Carolina leaves a lot to be desired.   The folks in NC are very pleasant, but clearly have no control over what happens in Hong Kong and are working from some really old data every day. About the machine though, some things are different, some things are the same, but overall I'm very impressed. The keyboard definitely has a different feel, there is less actuation pressure to strike a key but it's not unplesant. The track pad is the usual IBM / Lenovo unit and I'm getting used to using one again after 8 years on a Mac.  I like it better than carrying a mouse around for sure. With mid-grade specs, (Core i5, 8Gig, 128GB Sata 3 SSD) the machine is very quick for general MS Office work and web browsing. I spent a couple of hours setting up Windows 10 and although we use it at work the bit that took the longest to get right was the start menu, the menu kept crashing on me when I resized an icon, and resetting to defaults but after a few tries it's working fine. The whole family is amazed with the Yoga hinge and the lift & lock keyboard. The PC shipped remarkably free of bloatware, just a couple of pr... Read more

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Hey guys,Is it possible to upgrade the Ram on the thinkpad yoga after you've bought it. I have found recently that 4gb is really not enough. Thx!

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga RAM upgrade?

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
As with many Ultrabook machines, the RAM is soldered to the system board, so there's no way to upgrade it short of swapping in different board. You may want to have a look at your hardware manual for reference: http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/s1_yoga_hmm_en_sp40a26742_01.pdf
 
Not what you wanted to hear, I'm sure.
Sorry.

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Hello everyone, I'm new in this forum, My name is DanielUse octane render on business and need to use it on my laptop.I bought and installed this mpcie adapter: http: //www.hwtools.net/Adapter/PE4C%20V3.0.htmlOkay, Windows 10 recognizes the external video card, I installed the drivers updated.Now I have a problem: Error 12 in the properties of the VGA (management> Device> Properties VGA)How can I fix if possible?I need to use the integrated graphics for navigation, the outside only for the calculation not to add another screen. Thanks a lot to every one can help me.

Answer:egpu+Thinkpad yoga 12

no one has an idea?...

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I am using Lenovo Yoga 500 15Just for curiosity and to clearify, cos many customers, me included, have been confusing.Once I ask the servicemen for a dgitizer screen option, they laught at me.The price is quite different 1200++£ vs 1080$So, do both market feature Digiizer screen?

Answer:Thinkpad X1 Yoga price UK vs US

Hello virgosun,
 For clarification, you are currently using a Yoga 500 15, but you are shopping for an X1 Yoga? Therefore, your question is regarding the purchase of an X1 Yoga?

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OS: Windows 10Machine: Lenovo X1 Yoga Installed latest Synaptics Ultranav Driver (19.23.4.99) Restart with dock connected (+ mouse) Open an affected appScrolling from trackpad + mouse works in all applications UndockScrolling from trackpad doesn't work in the affected applications Redock (+mouse)Scrolling from trackpad doesn't work in the affected applications UndockScrolling from trackpad doesn't work in the affected applications Redock (without mouse)Scrolling from trackpad (while docked) doesn't work in the affected applications UndockScrolling from trackpad doesn't work in the affected applications UndockScrolled with the touchscreen, works fineScrolling from trackpad doesn't work in the affected applications To resolve the issue, one can close and reopen the affected application and it will work until the next undock.List of affected applications so far in my experience:- Vivaldi (web browser)- Slack Any suggestions or anyway to troubleshoot? Much appreciated.

Answer:Lenovo/ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2nd

what dock? so someone with same hardware can test.

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I am using Lenovo Yoga 500 15Just for curiosity and to clearify, cos many customers, me included, have been confusing.Once I ask the servicemen for a dgitizer screen option, they laught at me.The price is quite different 1200++£ vs 1080$So, do both market feature Digiizer screen?T

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I am using Lenovo Yoga 500 15Just for curiosity and to clearify, cos many customers, me included, have been confusing.Once I ask the servicemen for a dgitizer screen option, they laught at me.The price is quite different 1200++£ vs 1080$So, do both market feature Digiizer screen?

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After the media event yesterday, I tried to determine if the new ThinkPad Yoga 14 will be available with a stylus and digitizer. It looks like it won't. So I won't be buying one. Can anybody confirm or refute this? Ron

Answer:ThinkPad Yoga 14 - no stylus?

Seems that's the case. Check out the User Guide:http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/tp_yoga_14_ug_en.pdf

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Hi, some of my keyboard keys have suddenly stopped working after ME Firmware update. Few day later I was notified for a new firmware update v11.6 through System Update 5. Unfortunately, it did not install giving an error of "Unsupported Device". Can any one help me how to install v11.6 firmware?Or does any one have an older version of firmware. Machine: Thinkpad Yoga 14 with 5th generation intel processor.

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It was working fine while I was streaming a video.  The battery got low and I plugged the power adapter in.  Within a few minutes it turned off and now it won't come back on. I have pulled the battery and cmos to see if it needed to fully discharge, but no luck. Does anyone have a suggestion? 

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I bought the laptop 3 months ago. however, at full charge, it can only last for 2 and a half hour only. I tried reseting the computer. I tried the battery gauge reset through Lenovo companion but no use. your support is appreciated.

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