I recently purchased an e14 Gen2 AMD Thinkpad to coexist with my x220, even though it is a ‘entry level’ model at ~£900, I am very impressed with its build quality and power, infact I think it has a feature that makes it a more compelling purchase then the current T or x models
@jalvarez It depends on what you define as the older ones. It probably varies from user to user as well. :)
@hund X1 carbon (2nd gen.), T450s and T460; not that old. I'm pretty happy with those.
For instance, I'm not sure if X1 9th. Gen. is as robust as its predecessors.
@jalvarez I'm not too worried about the quality on newer ones, I'm more worried about repairability and new parts. :)
@hund Well, for me, the robustness of something implies reparability (unless it is so robust that it never breaks :P)
Nowadays, the perfect combo (for some manufacturers) is design products to fail right after the warranty expires and make them impossible to repair.
If all manufacturers follow that trend in the future, it worries me.
@jalvarez It's absolutely a trend for a lot of companies, but we're also seeing a surprisingly large trend of the complete opposite as well. Consumers are only getting smarter and more educated. :)
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