Editors Liked

  • Excellent build quality and design, High resolution touch enabled display, Good performance, Good battery life
  • Stunning design that continues to show business machines can turn heads, powerful internals to match the machine's beauty, light weight and super portable, gorgeous highresolution multitouch display, Lenovo's OneLink port feels like the future of docking,
  • Slim yet strong, larger than average display for an Ultrabook, high res touch option
  • Durable , Thin and light for a 14inch Ultrabook, Bright, highres screen, Adaptive keyboard panel can be useful
  • Light and sturdy chassis, very quiet, large ClickPad, integrated UMTS modem, backlit keyboard, input devices offer great feedback, good viewing angle stability (90°), very good battery life, spacious SSD with 512 GB capacity, semimatte touch display, HDMI
  • Extremely slim and light design is still tough enough to take on the road. High-resolution (2,560-by-1,440) touch display looks great. Intel Core i5 processor and solid-state drive offer zippy performance
  • The better-than-HD touch display on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon looks great, the new row of adaptive function keys is clever, and the keyboard and touch pad remain best-in-class examples
  • Solid build, lightweight for a 14inch machine, Excellent keyboard and trackpad, Fast performance
  • Slim. Speedy SSD. 1,600 by 900 resolution screen. Great keyboard. Dual pointing devices. Comes with QuickLaunch Start Menu replacement
  • Durable and sleek design; Comfortable backlit keyboard; Sharp and responsive touchscreen; Snappy overall performance
  • High CPU and application performance, Light, rigid casing, Quiet, even relatively quiet during load, Big touchpad, Integrated 3G modem, Backlit keyboard, Feedback strong input devices, Good battery life, Short battery charge time, AR coated touchscreen
  • Thin, light body, Comfortable keyboard, keys have good travel, Great battery life, Trackpad that can carry off multitouch gestures, Highresolution screen with touch option works well, doesn't smudge easily
  • Light weight and slim, Semirugged and durable construction, Excellent keyboard for an Ultrabook, Multiple inputs, including TrackPoint, Speedy performance
  • Touchscreen works well, Gorgeous, sleek design, Solid performance, Great keyboard
  • Lenovo takes its solid 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon and upgrades it with Windows 8 and a touch screen, while keeping the excellent keyboard
  • Thin, light body, Comfortable keyboard, keys have good travel, Great battery life, Trackpad that can carry off multitouch gestures, Highresolution screen

Editors Didn't Like

  • The keyboard is a mess, The Clickpad has a vague feel, No extendedlife battery option, Soldered memory chips
  • New ThinkPad keyboard is awkward to use and will take time to get used to, battery life is less than impressive, adaptive keyboard is more cumbersome then helpful, no SD card slot
  • New keyboard design is dubious
  • Worstinclass battery life, No SD slot, Backspace key is shrunken and in a different place, Expensive; touchscreen doesn't come standard
  • Very high price, integrated touchpad mouse buttons, webcam quality is marginal, lacks true Fnkeys
  • New function bar adds unnecessary complexity to simple functions. New keyboard layout may not be to everyone's liking. Ethernet requires dongle. Short battery life
  • Even dropping the higher-resolution touch display doesn't bring the price down, and the otherwise excellent keyboard has a couple of head-scratching, and typo-inducing, changes to the standard layout
  • Expensive, Narrow viewing angles
  • Mid-pack battery life. Limited I/O ports. Ethernet requires dongle. Sealed battery
  • Shorter battery life than Windows 7 version; Some touchpad issues; WiFi adapter can be wonky
  • Tight viewing angles compared with IPS, CPU throttling during extreme load, Few interfaces, no docking port, High price
  • Stiff hinge makes the PC annoying to open, Webcam is a bit tragic
  • Only two USB ports, Subpar touchpad, Touchscreen means lower battery life, Viewing angles aren't as wide as we'd like
  • Gets really hot, Expensive, Too much bloatware
  • The touch screen makes the lid thicker, and the touch pad can be finicky at times
  • Stiff hinge makes the PC annoying to open, Webcam is a bit tragic