Talk:ThinkPad X4 UltraBase
i notice that text saying that the X4 ultrabase is not compatible with the x41 tablet. Its greatly disappointing if true. I was curious if this has been verified? If so, what is the problem? physical fit? electronic? other? (is it salvageable?)
The X4 UltraBase is not compatible with the X41 Tablet as mentioned in the article.
Instead your supposed to use the ThinkPad X4 Dock instead.
I cannot comment on the physical differences.
--Tonko 04:35, 12 Dec 2005 (CET)
thanks for the update
I couldnt find that on the IBM site, so thats why i asked. thats a shame, the ultrabase would really make life better with the tablet.
CD-RW (DVD-R) included
From the photo which is included it seems to me that a CDROM is included in that bay. Can somebody please confirm this and tell me which sort of CD it is? Thanks
Oub 17:02, 26 March 2006 (CEST):
The UltraBay is normally empty when you order the UltraBase X4. It will ship with just a blank filler to keep dirt/dust out.
If you want an optical drive, you can order one of the available UltraBay Slim Devices for use with the UltraBase X4.
--Tonko 22:28, 26 March 2006 (CEST)
- thanks for your rapid answer. That looks like an expensive issue, 230 Euros for the UltraBay and 200 for the CD-ROM. Do you know by change whether the situation is the same for the X4Doc? Does it have a CDROM included?
- Oub 15:54, 28 March 2006 (CEST):
The X4 Dock does not have an optical drive included either. In fact I happen to even have one (well actually my wife has it for her X40), and I had to get a seperate optical drive for it.
--Tonko 22:37, 28 March 2006 (CEST)
The X4 Ultrabase IS compatible with the X41 Tablet. All Ports function correctly and the Ultraslim device bay registers the correct devices. This erroneous belief comes from the physical disparity in footprint size of the Tablet and non-tablet X4X series. The physical matchup appears awkward, with a gap of approximately 3/16 of an inch gap in the front, and no positive latch on the front, only in the back, but the two 'lock-up. I am currently using an Ultraslim DVD-ROM device with my X41 Tablet and X4 Ultrabase.