Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 CarbonNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (ThinkPad X1 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3667U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.335kg
Price: 1800 euro
Average Score: 82.1% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 31 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 80%, features: 71%, display: 87% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

86% Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Carbon Fiber Makeover. Lenovo claims this to be lightest 14-inch ultrabook currently in the market. Find out here what changes, improvements, and sacrifices the manufacturer has made in order to meet such a lofty proclamation.
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with touchscreen
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Around the edges, the Carbon X1 features two USB ports (one on either side, and one is USB 3.0), you get a mini DisplayPort, a combination headphone/microphone port, and a physical Wi-Fi switch. The Wi-Fi chip is dual band (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205, you also get Bluetooth, and there is a built-in mobile broadband module.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
93% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook
Source: BC Hardware English
I never thought I would see the day where Lenovo would offer a ThinkPad as slim as the X1 Carbon. Traditionally the ThinkPad series of laptops has focused more on usability and being built tough to handle the abuse that a business user needs than being the "slimmest". Somehow Lenovo has managed to take the design features that ThinkPad users love, and magically combined them with an Ultrabook, thus creating the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 90% performance: 90% workmanship: 100%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review
Source: Kitguru English
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is another impressive laptop from the Lenovo portfolio. I was a huge fan of the original X1 and liked it so much that I ended up buying one after the company took back our review sample.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review: Finally, A Great Ultrabook Keyboard
Source: PC Perspective English
The high-end ultrabook you should buy will depend a lot on your needs, but I think the Carbon is the most niche of the (good) ultrabooks on the market thus far. ThinkPad fans will love this laptop. But if you’ve never understood why people spend a lot on ugly black bricks, go buy a Spectre.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2012
70% Paint It, Black
Source: Wired Magazine English
Of course, price is going to be the big sticking point with this laptop, and I suspect most buyers will gravitate toward the lower-end configurations. The $1,400 version is about in line with the $1,200 MacBook Air, and that’s clearly the machine which both Lenovo is targeting and which buyers are going to have to weigh the Carbon against. They are both exemplary computers, but in the end, I still have to give the nod to Apple for now, as the weak battery and frustrating clickpad on the X1 tips the scales in Cupertino’s favor.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
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 doesn't disappoint; it's got performance, build quality and a very good high resolution display befitting its sexy design (imagine, "sexy" and "ThinkPad" in the same sentence!)
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review
Source: PC Advisor English
Lenovo's X1 Carbon offers an understated look and exotic chassis material, but the LCD panel display quality could be better.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon
Source: PC World English
Lenovo put some serious thought into mobile usability with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, including cellular broadband and the RapidCharge feature. The slightly flexible carbon-fiber chassis is an interesting departure from the rigidity of machined metal cases. Though Lnovo's failure to offer dual USB 3.0 ports and HDMI output is a little disappointing, the port selection isn't radically different from what similar superthin Ultrabooks provide. If you're a serious traveler, the X1 Carbon merits closer inspection.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
We have to hand it to Lenovo for designing what is darn near close to the perfect Ultrabook, at least in terms of our personal wish list. There are but two shortcomings that stand out beyond the machine's heftier-than-most price tag; and at this price range ($1399 - $1899 MSRP) there should be few compromises.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2012
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review
Source: Slashgear English
As far as business-class Ultrabooks the X1 Carbon doesn’t have too much competition. This thing is almost as good as it gets — if an Ultrabook is what you want. If you don’t need the Ultrabook lightweight design for roughly the same price the HP Spectre 14 [see our review] is another solid option. All in all the X1 Carbon is a massive step up over the original, and beats out anything from Lenovo’s past in this size range. Yes the display, battery life, and RAM options could all be better or higher, but in general this machine will be king of the office.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2012
100% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14-inch Ultrabook PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 Carbon offers such an extremely thin and light system but doesn't skimp on features that it is going to be the corporate laptop to get. The new carbon fiber chassis is certainly going to stand up the the abuse of anyone who travels frequently. The display is also the largest of the ThinkPad X series and one of the best available on an ultrabook to date. It also has Lenovo's famous keyboards that is accurate and comfortable to use.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review: Best Business Notebook (Editor’s Choice)
Source: Notebooks.com English
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is an excellent buy for mobile professionals, but the machine is much more expensive than thicker ThinkPads. Those looking for a business Ultrabook should look no further than the X1 Carbon. It is the first business notebook to successfully bridge the gap between full-sized notebook displays and ultraportables.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2012
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: the definitive Ultrabook for pros
Source: Engadget English
So, is the Lenovo X1 Carbon the ultimate Ultrabook? Not quite. Its display is merely fair, as is its battery life, and it's far from the cheapest choice out there. Those things are definite marks against, but if you can get past them this is a fundamentally impressive machine. It is properly thin and light and yet has none of the flimsy feeling that some of its competition offers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2012
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
We haven't loved every Lenovo portable we've seen (one or two underwhelming tablets come to mind), but at the risk of sounding like suckups, we can't remember the last time the ThinkPad laptop team swung and whiffed—the basic-black business line consistently hits solid doubles, triples, and the occasional home run.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo X1 Carbon is an ultrabook designed for business. It has IT-friendly vPro built in, the ThinkPad TrackPoint, weighs under three pounds, and has over seven hours of battery life. It's the ultrabook you want if you're thinking business.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/09/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Source: CNet English
Lenovo, keeper of the venerated ThinkPad brand, was one of the first Windows laptop makers to directly take on Apple's MacBook Air, with its 13-inch ThinkPad X1. This was before Intel had begun publicly branding thin laptops with its trademarked ultrabook tag, and the rules for this new class of thin laptops were still in flux. The business-oriented Lenovo ThinkPad X1 has a few quirks, but is otherwise a very impressive business-oriented ultrabook with strong crossover potential.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
With its lightweight, durable design, fantastic display and long battery life, Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon sets a new standard for business ultraportables. A few sacrifices--namely Ethernet and VGA--had to be made in the name of thinness, but we think it's worth the tradeoff. If you want the best business Ultrabook around, the ThinkPad X1 is worth the premium.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review: The New King of Business Ultrabooks
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon takes almost everything that was great about last year's ThinkPad X1 and combines it with the latest Ultrabook technology to deliver an outstanding business Ultrabook. While most professionals looking for a thin and light laptop will probably be happier with the ThinkPad X230, the X1 Carbon softens those rough ThinkPad edges and provides a more refined, stylish PC for salespeople and executives who don't want a boxy business laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 60% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90%

Foreign Reviews

80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon: Nur auf den Lüfter kann man getrost pfeifen
Source: Channelpartner.de German DE→EN
Positvie: good warranty offerings; business-notebook
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon : l'Ultrabook version pro
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%
Обзор Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon: ультрабук из углепластика
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Great design and lightweight; quality materials, pleases comfortable backlit keyboard. Negative: The price is high.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2012
Первый взгляд на ультрабук Lenovo X1 Carbon: лучшее из наследия IBM
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Good 14-inch matte display. Negative: The device is too hot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2012
Супрематический ультрабук: предварительный обзор Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Convenient and pleasant to use; 2 manipulators; Fingerprint; 3G-module; Comfortable backlit keyboard; Superb display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/15/2012
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon teszt
Source: Techcorner.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Teszt: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon – A prémium üzleti modell
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon - do práce s luxusem
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Excellent input devices; perfectly quiet during normal operation. Negative: Overheating during intense exercise and reducing CPU power; no LAN.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2012
Đánh giá Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Perfect touchpad; matte display; surprise performance. Negative: Relatively hot; The resolution of the display is not full HD.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2012
76% Test: Lenovo X1 Carbon
Source: HwT DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 100%
レノボ ThinkPad X1 Carbonの実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Viewing angle and color gamut relatively well; very sturdy; comfortable keyboard and track-point; Negative: No wired LAN, VGA, and HDMI ports.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2013
レノボ ThinkPad X1 Carbonの実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Viewing angle and color gamut relatively well; the LCD screen is not too much glare; quick charge battery; very low noise level. Negative: Upper rear surface is hot under high load; no wired LAN, VGA, HDMI port.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2012
91% 싱크패드 기술이 총 집약된 14인치 초경량 노트북 - 싱크패드 X1 카본 (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 91%

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

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.


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.  


3667U: Fastest Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 2.0 - 3.2 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.335 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


82.1%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Samsung ATIV 540U4E-K01US
Core i5 3337U, 1.96 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E431
Core i5 3230M, 2.11 kg
» Dell Latitude 6430u HD+
Core i5 3437U, 1.825 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-E14A3M2ES
Core i3 3120M, 2.3 kg
» Schenker XIRIOS S402
Core i7 3517U, 1.72 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U940-100
Core i3 3217U, 1.749 kg
» Medion Akoya S4216 MD 99080
Core i3 3217U, 1.861 kg
» Asus VivoBook S400CA-CA006H
Core i5 3317U, 1.86 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S400-MAY8LGE
Core i5 3317U, 1.8 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-53JSWZGFG
Core i5 3320M, 2.65 kg
» Dell Latitude E6430
Core i5 3320M, 2.1 kg
» Dell Latitude E5430
Core i5 3360M, 2.51 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook U772
Core i5 3427U, 1.4 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» HP Envy 4-1120SW
Core i5 3317U, 14.0", 1.8 kg
» Asus ASUSPRO ESSENTIAL PU550CA
Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Asus UX32LA-R3065H
Core i7 4500U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G1
Core i5 3437U, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Medion Akoya E6237-MD98476
Core i3 3120M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» HP 15-d090nr
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-195HAAXMG
Core i5 3340M, 10.1", 2.3 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote TE69
Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S500-59392348
Core i3 3217U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Asus Taichi 21-CW005H
Core i5 3317U, 11.6", 1.25 kg
» Acer Travelmate X313-M-6824
Core i3 3229Y, 11.6", 0.8 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook A532-0M45A1DE
Core i5 3230M, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Acer Iconia W701
Core i5 3337U, 11.6", 1 kg
» HP Compaq Presario CQ58-d11SG
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z10t-A-111
Core i5 3339Y, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Samsung ATIV Tab 7 XE700T1C-G01DE
Core i5 3317U, 11.6", 0.9 kg
Current Prices

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-07- 5 (Update: 2012-07- 5)