Thinkpad X1: There's also another seller who has one with 16GB of ram, and 512GB SSD

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:17 p.m.

My iPad Pro is starting to show its age (5 years old). I really don't feel like spending $1000.00 for a new iPad. I know Apple has the basic iPad for like $350.00 but I feel like it's very limited. I spotted this Thinkpad X1 Gen 3 tablet for around the same price. I love Thinkpad keyboards. Is the X1 Gen 3 tablet's keyboard just as amazing? I don't do anything crazy with my iPad besides watching movies/TV shows and using Google Docs/Microsoft Office. Would the X1 Gen 3 tablet be a suitable iPad replacement for me?

There's also another seller who has one with 16GB of ram, and 512GB SSD for around $550.00. The only major drawback I am finding is the i5 Processor is an 8th gen, which is kind of dated.

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:17 p.m.

My wife has an iPad and I have an x1 tablet the same gen as this. Actually its the last x1 tablet and was only discontinued a year or so ago. In my opinion the x1 is far superior. Build quality is superb, very good battery life, excellent keyboard with a proper trackpoint, nice clear, sensibly sized display. Well worth getting a stylus too. Only drawback is lack of accessories, particularly a case and you need a proper charger, not just a USB c cable and phone charger.

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:17 p.m.

I just ordered an X13 Yoga Gen 3. Lighter (1.2kg) than an iPad Pro with keyboard (1.4kg). And half the cost.

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:17 p.m.

Absolutely.

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:17 p.m.

Great devices. Go get it

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:17 p.m.

That’s a great buy. But for the record the regular iPad isn’t very limited at all these days. It pretty much does everything the iPad Air and Pro do. It has the same iPad OS and it works with the earlier gen Apple Pencils. It just doesn’t have as nice of a screen, has less RAM and has the iPhone SoC instead of the M1, but that’s still a very fast SoC that outperforms a lot of older Intel CPU’s. Just saying…

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Oct. 9, 2022, 7:17 p.m.

Sounds like even Chromebooks will fulfill your requirements. Premium Chromebooks like C13 Yoga are definitely worth trying. Also C13 Yoga allows dual boot Windows and Chrome OS if you want.




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