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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014 (ThinkPad X1 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1300 euro
Average Score: 77.81% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 28 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 86%, features: 80%, display: 85% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014

80% Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 review (2014)
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon isn't the right laptop for everyone. If you want to look cool in Starbucks, are out to spend as little as possible or want to play games, you're probably in the wrong place (although the X1 Carbon will breeze through any tasks you throw at it). However, there are few laptops this portable that you can spec out so comprehensively. While you wouldn't think it from first glance, this laptop is as portable as a 13-inch MacBook Air, but as equipped as a Pro, while offering connectivity options you can't get with 95 per cent of ultra-portable laptops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo X1 Carbon Review (2014)
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a great computer for those who seek a laptop that is very durable, productive and comfortable at the same time. I have used it for months during trade shows in many parts of the world, and this computer still looks brand new without visible scratches on the soft skin. I haven’t spilled any liquid on it, but even if I did, it should have survived just fine. The X1 Carbon proves that toughness does not mean “bulky”. In fact, this is the lightest 14” computer that I know of, and this is a very good thing when I need a larger monitor for development because each additional inch provide precious additional visual comfort.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
57% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2014) Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The 2014 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a high-end business Ultrabook that promotes many cutting-edge technologies but stumbles in too many areas to earn our Editors’ Choice Award. This Ultrabook gets a lot right: the carbon fiber construction results in an light-yet-strong strong chassis and great overall quality; the WHQD display is absolutely beautiful and has full touch support; the performance is good, the battery life is good for an Ultrabook (seven to eight hours of general usage) and even its speakers are passable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 57%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2014) Review
Source: T Break English
The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon hasn’t changed much from the older model, and while the addition of a touchscreen and higher resolution display are nice to have, it’s not a bona-fide reason to upgrade. What’s worth keeping in mind is the battery life is a concern, and the keyboard tweaks might not be to everyone’s liking when you actually being using it. But for a well-built, thin, lightweight, and durable laptop, no Windows laptop even comes remotely close.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% performance: 80% features: 75% workmanship: 90%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Source: Digital Versus English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is an excellent laptop for business environments. It has perfect finish, it's lightweight and remarkable thin for a 14" model, and the keyboard and touchpad are easily the best we've reviewed to date. There are few minor drawbacks, however, some of which are rather astonishing, such as the lack of an SD card reader.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: Slightly overdone, but plenty tasty
Source: PC World English
The 2014 Lenovo X1 Carbon is a very expensive notebook, but I think its robust construction, high-res display, innovative feature set, and real-world performance justify its price tag. The previous model was great, and Lenovo significantly raised the bar by adding new I/O ports and an innovative adaptive function row (although that takes some getting used to). Bottom line: The X1 Carbon was and is a great computer. Last year, I convinced IDG to buy me the 2013 touchscreen model. How I wish I could have waited.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Source: Computer Shopper English
Of course, being the slimmest ultrabook on the block doesn't come without a cost—in this case, a relatively short battery life. Although the Carbon uses an 8-cell battery, it lasted only 6 hours and 24 minutes in our strenuous video-playback rundown test. That's not bad, but it's an hour and a half less than the HP EliteBook Folio 1040.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review (2014): new, but not necessarily improved
Source: Engadget English
Don't call it a business laptop. With a durable, thinner-than-ever build, high-res display and a useful new keyboard feature, the X1 Carbon could have been a great Ultrabook. Unfortunately, the short battery life, cramped button layout and the removal of the SD card slot are all strikes against it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
95% Review: ThinkPad X1 Carbon, best one ever
Source: Zdnet.com English
When you take the ThinkPad X1 Carbon out of the nondescript box, you are immediately impressed by the top casing of polymer that is reinforced with carbon fiber, coupled with the magnesium aluminum alloy on the bottom. The clean lines of the design make this an attractive laptop, not usually the first thing that comess to mind with a business laptop such as the ThinkPad.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 95%
75% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Lenovo has continued tweaking the design of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon in a bid to streamline its features and include more of what the company’s users want. The new version of Lenovo's X1 Carbon Ultrabook offers some physical changes that can take a while to get used to. And while it's a strong and well performing notebook overall, with a useful 1440p, IPS screen, we can't help but feel like it might alienate some ThinkPad loyalists.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review
Source: Slashgear English
As with Lenovo's other recent ThinkPad releases, there are a lot of things to like about the ThinkPad X1 Carbon: it is very thin and light, yet has the appeal of a classic ThinkPad all the way down to the red keyboard trackpoint. The display is phenomenal, and will satisfy digital artists, graphic designers, photographers, or anyone with a hearty appreciation for a high-quality display. Despite its thin size, the X1 Carbon has all the ports most users will need in a laptop, with the exception of Ethernet, though as there is an adapter for that, as mentioned.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2014
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014
Source: Hot Hardware English
If you're partial to Lenovo ThinkPad design cues, with its dark, slate gray color palette, accented with an occasional flash of "Think" red, then you'll most likely love this latest Lenovo design. Even if the looks of traditional ThinkPads turn you off, you'll most likely be thoroughly impressed if you get a chance to lay your hands on one of these machines. Yes, it's built that well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2014
70% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon
Source: Digital Trends English
While the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon feels solidly built and impressively light, with pretty good battery life and a generally very comfortable keyboard, whether or not it’s a good fit for you depends largely on how you weigh the changes Lenovo has made to the laptop’s keyboard, and if you find the Adaptive Keyboard row compelling.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
82% Better-than-HD ultrabook gets smart function keys
Source: CNet English
The third version of the ThinkPad X1 is the best to date, and it remains one of the only choices for a slim, high-design business laptop with premium features. The addition of both a 2,560x1,440-pixel-resolution display and the adaptive function key row is welcome, but these upgrades also drive the price up high enough that you're likely to have to twist some arms to get your IT department to get this as your next work laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has some things going for it. This 14-inch business Ultrabook sports an extremely thin and light design, an optional WQHD touch display, a powerful / power efficient Intel 4th Generation Core Series processor, and a durable chassis. Unfortunately, the new X1 Carbon's falls short when it comes to three key features: keyboard, touchpad and webcam, things that are best-in-class on other ThinkPads.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Lenovo Overhauls the Famous ThinkPad Keyboard, With Mixed Results
Source: Recode English
I actually tested two identical models, because the first one Lenovo sent me had a bug wherein the touchscreen sometimes stopped responding to touch after it had been in sleep mode. The second machine didn’t show any trace of this problem. Lenovo is investigating, and noted that it had just loaded new software onto my first test machine. Bottom line: The idea of adaptive virtual keys is a good one, and gestures and voice commands make sense, too. In theory. But Lenovo did only from okay to awful in these three categories in this first effort.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/04/2014

Foreign Reviews

91% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 93% features: 85% display: 89% mobility: 84% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: diverse connectivity possibilities; good allround ultrabook package Negative: no SD card reader
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/05/2014
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2014)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2014)
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 90%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2014) – test Poprawianie doskonałego
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Good materials and workmanship; light; good keyboard; long battery life; quiet and efficient cooling system; 4G connectivity. Negative: Poor touchpad; problems with Wi-Fi; TN display; no memory card reader.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/01/2014
Тест ультрабука Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon: верность традициям
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2014
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon – дополните свой стиль изяществом
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Wide viewing angles of the display; very good sound system; multitouch gestures touchpad; fingerprint scanner; fast charge time; good emission. Negative: The lid and the bottom are made of soft-touch plastic; relatively short battery runtime.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/26/2014
Идентичный натуральному. Обзор ультрабука Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Light weight; decent sound system; QWHD display; durable case.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2014
Работа над ошибками по-китайски: тест ультрабука Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Excellent screen; thin and light; not noisy and does not get hot during operation. Negative: Relatively small display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/22/2014
Обзор Lenovo X1 Carbon: Топовый Ультрабук
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: High-quality screen; good cooling system; thin and light; sensitive trackpad. Negative: Keyboard without some useful keys; no SD-card slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/11/2014
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2014) срещу Acer TravelMate P6 (P645) – подробно сравнение
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 05/03/2014
Ревю на Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2014) – още по-мощен, още по-здрав
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Light, sleek, slim and healthy carbon case; long battery life; voice and gesture controlling; ultra detailed IPS screen; great cooling system. Negative: No function keys.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2014

Comment

Model:

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014 model is made out of premium materials that ooze class and a rugged build. The weight is kept at 2.8 pounds (1.27 kg) with the use of carbon-fiber and magnesium alloy frame. It comes with a 14 inch WQHD (2560x1440) or HD+ (1600x900) display depending on the selected model. This display is protected with Gorilla Glass and the entire laptop is not a fingerprint magnet due to the finishing.

The laptop is powered by an 4th Gen Intel Core i7-4600U (3.30GHz), i5-4300U (2.90GHz) or i5-4300U (2.60GHz) again depending on the configuration. The graphic processor is an Intel HD Graphics 4400 and coupled with either a 4 GB or 8 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz RAM. The omission of a SD card reader might annoy some users but the most notable issues are short battery life and cramped button layout. Another feature is the newly included adaptive keyboard panel, which could either prove useful or totally confusing.

All in all, the 2014 model is better on paper in every regard than its predecessor and is equipped with all the common interfaces found on similar class laptops. The quick charging feature compensates for the lack of battery life and the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is more than capable in satisfying the average user.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews


77.81%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Lenovo IdeaPad U430p-59428492
Core i5 4210U, 1.7 kg
» Acer Aspire E5-471-64WR
Core i3 4030U, 2 kg
» Asus ASUSPRO Advanced BU401LA-CZ040G
Core i5 4200U, 1.7 kg
» Acer Aspire E5-471-59RT
Core i5 4210U, 2.3 kg
» Acer Aspire V7-482P
Core i5 4200U, 1.9 kg
» Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme
Core i5 4300U, 3.69 kg
» Dell Inspiron 14-544
Core i5 4210U, 2.2 kg
» Asus VivoBook S451LA-CA045H
Core i5 4200U, 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Tecra Z40-A-121
Core i7 4600U, 1.5 kg
» Acer TravelMate P645-M-5420G12Tkk
Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook U904-0M75A1DE
Core i5 4200U, 1.38 kg
» Eurocom Armadillo 14 inch
Core i7 4500U, 2 kg
» Asus VivoBook V451LA-DS51T
Core i5 4200U, 2.2 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook U904-0M0006PL
Core i5 4300U, 1.4 kg
» HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1
Core i5 4300U, 1.6 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad T440s 20AQ-0069GE
Core i7 4600U, 1.6 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook U904
Core i7 4600U, 1.38 kg
» Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4300
Core i5 4200U, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio Flip 14 SV-F14N16CXB
Core i7 4500U, 1.9 kg
» Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1401
Core i5 4300U, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Tecra Z40-A1402
Core i7 4600U, 1.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron 14-7437
Core i7 4500U, 1.7 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14-59395501
Core i5 4200U, 1.85 kg
» Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4200
Core i5 4200U, 2 kg
» HP Envy TouchSmart 14t-k000
Core i5 4200U, 2 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion 13-a000nc x360
Core i3 4030U, 13.0", 1.8 kg
» HP Envy 15-u100ng x360
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R5097H
Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L70-B-11C
Core i5 4200U, 17.3", 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-02-11 (Update: 2014-02-11)