Lenovo ThinkPad X1

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1
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Based on 51 scores, 85 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    25
  • Average:
    13
  • Bad:
    6

The ThinkPad X1 is equipped with a dual-core Core i5-2520M clocked at 2.5 GHz, it also features Intel HD 3000 graphics for a max TDP of 35W. Additional hardware includes 4GB of DDR3, a Hitachi 320GB 7200 RPM hard drive, Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 wireless, Bluetooth, a 6-cell internal battery (38.92 Wh) and a 13.4” TFT display running at 1366 x 768 that is covered with Corning Gorilla glass.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on

One key feature missing from the X1 that we liked about the X220 is the IPS display. While the Corning Gorilla glass and “infinity” screen are nice features, the display can’t hold a candle to the IPS display in terms of viewing...

By CNET Australia on 80

Lenovo's succeeded in delivering a sexy ultrabook that still retains the traditional ThinkPad design cues. The battery life isn't as good as it could be though, and the SSD upgrade prices are simply...

By Wired on 70

Few laptops have been as anticipated in 2012 — if such a sentiment actually exists — as Lenovo’s latest ultrabook, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. At 14 inches diagonally and a hair under 3 pounds, Lenovo is offering a machine at the same...

By MobileTechReview on 80

I admit it, the moment I saw the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon I had a serious crush. That's not wildly unusual for this technologist, but those first crushes often turn to indifference once I put a machine through its paces. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon...

By IT PRO on

Early indications suggest the X1 could be the best Windows 7 Ivy Bridge Ultrabook especially when it comes to portability and text input. However, concerns remains over the price and the battery life, which have yet to be disclosed....

By NotebookCheck on 81

We did not get the proper ThinkPad feeling from this test model. Yes the X1 is slim, light and looks good, but to achieve this it sacrifices some of the qualities which built the ThinkPad reputation from the ground up. Our biggest critique is the...

By Trusted Reviews on

On first look the idea of putting a low-power processor in a laptop may seem a strange idea, but Lenovo has managed to integrate the secondary OS in a slick manner and for people looking for the ThinkPad X1 experience but with more battery life, this...

By DigitalVersus on 60

With battery life of 2h15, the X1 may be powerful and well-equipped but we aren’t able to give it more than a three-star rating. The Asus U36SD seems a better choice to us, especially as it costs almost half as much as the X1 (remember, price...

By TechSmart.co.za on

Despite these shortcomings, we would feel more than comfortable with the ThinkPad X1 in our notebook bag. It might not be the lightest thin-and-light on the market, but with a very solid feel, uncompromising performance, a damage-resistant screen and...

By RegHardware on 80

Despite the less than glorious screen resolution, in practice, I found the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 was really a pleasure to use. I’m simply a veteran ThinkPad user, there’s always been (at least) one in my Apple household, and I’m the sort...

By VR-Zone on 80

As mentioned earlier, business notebooks are well known for their unassuming, professional and no-nonsense designs, both of which are traits that have been well and truly preserved in the ThinkPad line of business notebooks, and the X1 is no...

By Kitguru.net on 95

The IBM ThinkPad has iconic status, being the machine of choice for the demanding businessman for the last decade. They were known for their traditional ‘boxy’ black design, fantastic keyboard and all round class leading build quality. In...

By Pocket-lint on 80

The X1 is the ultraportable 13-inch notebook for ThinkPad fans, but there are plenty of...

By T3 Magazine on 60

The ThinkPad X1 is a tantalising combination of power and ruggedness that should appeal to anyone after a regular travel companion. It’s just a massive shame that the battery dies so fast, and usability isn’t as strong as we hoped.Love: Can...

By InfoWorld on 90

The common denominator is small size and light weight. Otherwise, the usual tradeoffs apply. Be on the alert for lousy ergonomics, poor...

By TechCentral on

The X1 is a sturdy notebook that comes with all the ­necessary ­features that you want in a ­business-class notebook and more. The only complaint that I have is the rather short battery life and the premium price tag. But ­having...

By InsideHW on

Just as we were beginning to think that the rumours of 13”-display notebooks’ shutdown were true, Lenovo issued the best possible denial, by demonstrating X1, the new, prestigious model. The notebook we’ve tested isn’t the final...

By ConsumerSearch on

Reviewers say the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 laptop offers a great mix of portability and performance for business users. The 3.7-pound laptop has very good performance for most tasks, and it posts high marks in video, photo and multitasking tests....

By Tbreak.com on 80

Its not often that you come across a tech product that you fall in love with almost instantly. However, such is the enigma that the Lenovo X1 exudes- a notebook that isn’t necessarily perfect but one that is clearly a labour of love. You can tell...

By TechRadar on 70

Lenovo is well known for its ThinkPad range, a collection of rather serious-looking business laptops that often do their job in an efficient, if unexciting, manner. When we first laid hands on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1, we were definitely impressed. The...