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 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
By HardwareHeaven on December 05, 2012
The ThinkPad brand has been successful for Lenovo, and before them IBM, but it is clear from the X1 Carbon that competing in a modern market takes style and performance in addition to high levels of build quality. After all your brand being certified...92
By InfoWorld on December 03, 2012
If Lenovo's X1 Carbon Ultrabook is any indication, professionals are in no hurry to move to Windows 8. Small wonder this new iteration of the ThinkPad ships with Windows 7 Professional instead. It eschews a touchscreen and a tablet form factor in...84
By Trusted Reviews on December 03, 2012
14in 1600 x 900 matt TN screen; Part carbon-fibre chassis with soft-touch finish; Spill-proof, backlit keyboard; Up to Core i7, 8GB RAM, 240GB SSD ; TPM, Optional 3G, Fingerprint scanner You may remember the original . It was Lenovo’s first...90
By ultrabooknews.com on December 03, 2012
The full review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon was posted last week but today I've got a slightly more laid-back version for you as I talk you round this fantastic Ultrabook on video. See below for video, go here for the full review or check out...-