Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon sports an Intel Core i5 3427U processor and integrated HD 4000 graphics, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB solid-state drive. You can upgrade that to a Core i7 3667U, 8GB of RAM, and up to a 256GB of flash-based storage for an extra ~$150. It also offers one mini DisplayPort, a couple of USB ports (one is 3.0), a 4-in-1 SD card reader, and Ethernet via a USB
Thin and light.
Excellent 14-inch matte screen.
Under 3 pounds.
Dual pointing devices.
Speedy SSD and day to day performance.
Good volume on speakers.
Fast charging time.
Has a better keyboard than any ultrabook-style laptop, even Apple's MacBook Air.
No HDMI or Ethernet ports.
Only one USB 3.0 port.
Scant room left on 128GB SSD.
Uses new AC adapter format.
Slower SSD than other Ultrabooks.
By SlashGear on February 26, 2014
Lenovo has rolled out a variety of business-chic ThinkPad laptops over the past few months, as well as the wonderfully flexible Yoga 2 Pro . We've reviewed several of the company's devices in recent times, including the T440s , the X240 , and...-
By LaptopMag on February 09, 2014
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon delivers a sharp display and an uber-thin, lightweight chassis, but other ThinkPads offer more for...60
By PCWorld on January 06, 2014
This quietly elegant executive notebook is small, slim, sturdy and a dream to use. It's expensive, and its battery life is short, but it's one of the best business-travel companions we've seen.80
By TechRadar on January 06, 2014
I recently claimed that the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga was the most slick in the range yet. But that was before I got my hands on the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon at CES 2014. I stand corrected. This is the classiest professional laptop I've seen yet from...-
By InsideHW on July 01, 2013
When a laptop has a ThinkPad logo, it's clear from the start that it's a prestigious piece of hardware. Once you add the X prefix, you can expect great portability paired with powerful hardware. After a very successful X3xx series, Lenovo...-
By AnandTech on May 15, 2013
And Lenovo has been thriving compared to some of the competition, so they must be doing something right. I just don't like how they've sacrificed the ThinkPad brand on the altar of consumerism, and the X1 Carbon doesn't buck the trend. It's a fantastic Ultrabook, but it's not enterprise.-
By PC Authority on February 18, 2013
Lenovo's 2011 vision of the ultimate boardroom ultraportable, the ThinkPad X1, simply didn't live up to expectations. Now, however, the company has gone back to the drawing board and attempted to right the wrongs of its predecessor. Enter...83
By Maximum PC on January 17, 2013
Unlike many an Ultrabook, there’s no mistaking this one for a MacBook Air, or even an Air wannabe. Staying true to the venerable ThinkPad brand, the X1 Carbon is matte-black through and through, and clad in that distinct rubberized coating that...80
By Hardware Canucks on January 06, 2013
Lenovo is one of the few companies which rarely missteps on their products. Nearly every one of them has been well thought out, painstakingly designed and, most importantly, well executed for its intended market. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon carries on the...-
By NotebookCheck on December 07, 2012
It is almost inevitable that you will come across Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon when looking for an ultra-portable Office laptop with business features. The bundle sounds perfect: 1.3 kilograms, bright and matte 14 inch screen, vPro compatible...87