Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch 20A8-003UGE
SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch 20A8-003UGE (ThinkPad X1 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels, glossy: no
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch 20A8-003UGE
Experiment.. The 2013 edition of the X1 Carbon came pretty close to a rating of "very good". Still, Lenovo has not stopped improving its premium ultrabook series, adding a WQHD IPS panel to the 13-inch device while also improving its battery life and implementing new input devices / ports. Is this enough to eradicate the few remaining issues?
Source: It Pro
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a true high-end laptop with the price to match. You could argue that Lenovo has tried too hard to innovate with the OLED touch panel likely to turn off some fans of the no-nonsense ThinkPad approach. Changes to the keyboard will irritate too, but ultimately the things people tend to appreciate about ThinkPads are still here, and solid improvements have been made over last year's model.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
While the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch (2014) is still a very well-built business laptop with a light and durable design and performance for all of your work needs, the new model makes some big changes, and they aren't all winners. The new keyboard layout and rotating touch-sensitive function bar may put some users off, and the battery life is disappointingly short. If the slimmer design and better-than-HD display are features you crave, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch (2014) is hard to beat, but for similar performance without the revamped keyboard, and with significantly longer battery life, the Editors' Choice Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is still our top pick for mid-range business ultrabooks.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Intel HD Graphics 4400:
ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
A Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
77.67%: 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.