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Help Choosing Between X1 Carbons

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Hi guys, I'm looking at getting an X1 Carbon laptop but having some trouble deciding what to do. My two options are as follows

  • eBay Open Box X1 Carbon with an i7-8650u - $1300
  • New Lenovo X1 Carbon with an i7-10510u - $1700

They both have equal specs otherwise, same RAM, SSD, etc. I'm wondering if the 10th generation is worth the $400 cost to upgrade? Someone pointed out in the /r/SuggestALaptop discord that the 8th gen has vPro whereas the 10th doesn't (but I honestly do not know the difference). I will be using this laptop with Linux, learning web development and Android development later on.

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Get the cheaper one, assuming it has warranty. If it doesn't, look at the Lenovo Outlet for a deal on an X1 or T480s/490s

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The new one will perform slightly better, but the difference is minimal...


@5x5 basically said what i would have said.

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I personaly think is not worth, the 8th gen is still strong 


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Get the one with the i7-8650U. The performance difference is minimal. vPro is for stuff like remote management. Really doesn't matter for most people. Save yourself the $400.

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