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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M, Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 14.0 inch
Weight: 1.4kg, 1.75kg, 1.8kg
Price: 1300, 1599, 1600 euro
Average Score: 75.96% - good
Average of 53 scores (from 91 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 83%, features: 78%, display: 77%
mobility: 71%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 82%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 NWK2PGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 NWK2PGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 NWK2PGE
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.75kg
Price: 1599 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad X1 (Series)

Average Score: 75.5% - good
Average of 32 scores (from 55 reviews)

 

80% Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Smarter Business Laptop. With ThinkPad X1, Lenovo presents a compact business subnotebook with a 13.3" screen, current hardware and the familiar strengths that set it far apart from typical consumer notebooks. The glass pane covering the screen, on the other hand, is a step in the direction of consumer laptops.
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review
Source: PC Advisor English
For corporate customers, familiar Lenovo fare such as spill-resistant keyboard, fingerprint reader and integrated 3G broadband may be useful. And ThinkPad old-timers will value the trackpoint mouse steerer. Against the best of the competition though, this Lenovo ThinkPad X1 falls short in size, weight, longevity and build quality. And the glass screen is a retrograde step that seriously dimishes screen quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 13.3in Core i5 notebook
Source: Reg Hardware English
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 of user who disables the TouchPad in the BIOS, preferring to use the TrackPoint. Because, as you know, TouchPads are for wimps.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review
Source: PC Advisor English
For corporate customers, familiar Lenovo fare such as spill-resistant keyboard, fingerprint reader and integrated 3G broadband may be useful. And ThinkPad old-timers will value the trackpoint mouse steerer. Against the best of the competition though, this Lenovo ThinkPad X1 falls short in size, weight, longevity and build quality. And the glass screen is a retrograde step that seriously dimishes screen quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
60% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review
Source: T3 English
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.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Lenovo's thinnest and lightest ThinkPad laptop yet is a dramatic mix. Its build quality is even more impressive than usual, its backlit and spill-resistant keyboard is by far the best to be found on any ultraportable, it offers great connectivity, good specs and plenty of features. However, the X1 is a tad large for an ultraportable, its average screen doesn't jive with its premium positioning, and its battery life trails 13in rivals by quite some margin. If you can live with these issues it's a great machine, but many will be better off looking elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 90% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall, you get almost everything you need, from performance, sturdiness through to the ports people actually need and useful extras like 3G. Nothing is arranged the way you're used to though, and the screen and battery life are slightly disappointing. We think X1 willl make a great business machine though, and business users will mind the price less, especially with the three year guarantee.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1: A Mean Black Machine
Source: Inside HW English
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 version, but it’s complete enough for us to be able to estimate how good the final product will be.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2011
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Laptop Review
Source: T Break English
So although the Lenovo X1 is not without faults, it is still a PC that you easily fall in love with based on what it has. Priced around AED 5,499, the ThinkPad X1 is slightly on the higher side, however considering the quality and components you get, it is well worth it
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review
Source: Techradar English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 presents a tantalising combination of impressive power and ruggedness that should appeal to anyone seeking a regular travel companion. Just don't expect it to last long without a power socket.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
65% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Notebook
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The ThinkPad X1 model we reviewed with its Core i5 processor and a traditional hard disk drive sells for a price of Rs 85,000, which isn’t exactly great value for money especially when you consider the performance you get. Models with better specs are also available. As a versatile computing machine that is going to last you a long time, this is definitely a good notebook by Lenovo. If you’re willing to settle for something a little thicker, you’re bound to get a better performing notebook, even a better configured ThinkPad for the same price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 65%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 (Core i5-2520M, 160GB SSD)
Source: Hardware Zone English
If there was a formal black tie function this season, and all of this season’s notebooks were invited, only the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 would be allowed entry. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is Lenovo's slimmest ThinkPad. Measuring 16.5mm at the thinnest point, it is filled with enterprise features that executives will appreciate greatly.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review
Source: Maximum PC English
Yes, the ThinkPad X1 is a serious machine for serious ultraportable computing, although its ultraportability is on the heftier side and its computing doesn’t include optical duties.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/29/2011
67% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review
Source: It Pro English
There’s no doubt that ThinkPad X1 is impressively thin, light and robust, but also very expensive compared to other ultraportable laptops. Despite all this, its disappointing battery life and temperamental touchpad make it frustrating to use. If you want an ultraportable laptop, the 13.3in MacBook Air or the Sony Vaio SB1V9E are better thanks to their far superior batteries.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 67%
67% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review
Source: It Pro English
There’s no doubt that ThinkPad X1 is impressively thin, light and robust, but also very expensive compared to other ultraportable laptops. Despite all this, its disappointing battery life and temperamental touchpad make it frustrating to use. If you want an ultraportable laptop, the 13.3in MacBook Air or the Sony Vaio SB1V9E are better thanks to their far superior batteries.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 67%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review: Thin is In
Source: PC Perspective English
In every other way, the X1 is close to perfection. So long as battery life isn’t a high priority, the X1 will serve as an excellent ultraportable. It’s thin, light, a pleasure to use and offers excellent performance. That's enough to earn it a Gold Award.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2011
67% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review
Source: PC Pro English
Yet, for a laptop that promises so much, it's impossible not to walk away from this laptop disappointed – with strong build tempered by poor design decisions, the ThinkPad X1 is a long way from perfection. Those with a soft spot for ThinkPad brand may find room for forgiveness (and the three-year warranty is generous), but with the likes of the Sony VAIO S Series putting in a better all-round performance for much less cash, the ThinkPad X1 is a seriously tough sell.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 33% performance: 83% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review: Thin is In
Source: PC Perspective English
In every other way, the X1 is close to perfection. So long as battery life isn’t a high priority, the X1 will serve as an excellent ultraportable. It’s thin, light, a pleasure to use and offers excellent performance. That's enough to earn it a Gold Award.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2011
67% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review
Source: PC Pro English
Yet, for a laptop that promises so much, it's impossible not to walk away from this laptop disappointed – with strong build tempered by poor design decisions, the ThinkPad X1 is a long way from perfection. Those with a soft spot for ThinkPad brand may find room for forgiveness (and the three-year warranty is generous), but with the likes of the Sony VAIO S Series putting in a better all-round performance for much less cash, the ThinkPad X1 is a seriously tough sell.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 33% performance: 83% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 notebook review
Source: Hexus English
It's easy to fall in love with the ThinkPad X1, and we haven't been able to escape its charms. Everything from its ultra-thin magnesium-alloy frame to its smooth rubberised shell and its contoured keys oozes class and sophistication. There's a lot to like here, but the machine isn't perfect and a few niggling issues detract from an otherwise stellar notebook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Review: Lenovo Thinkpad X1
Source: Gadgetmix English
When you take a look at the thin, robust and solid construction of the Thinkpad X1, you will be smitten by it. It performs briskly and it gives a really good and solid function and performance. Since it is made for business, it offers all the basic necessities that executives might need, but Thinkpad X1 will perform beautifully as an everyday personal computer.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/13/2011
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Ultralight Laptop Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
Balanced against these points are the system's sturdiness, impeccable build quality, excellent software, impressive audio, strong design elements, and the combination TouchPad/TrackPoint. If you don't regularly find yourself on battery, the X1 may be your best choice for a thin, fairly light system with better performance than other systems its size.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/06/2011
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1
Source: PC World English
There's a lot to love about the ThinkPad X1, even if it isn't quite thin or light enough to rightly join the ranks of Macbook Air competitors. It looks and feels great, is a joy to work on, boots fast, remains responsive even when multitasking, and has a really nice display. The audio quality and the Webcam are a cut above average, as well. If you don't need all-day battery life, it's an excellent choice. It's exactly the kind of thing a frequent-flyer businessman would want to stuff into his carry-on bag, provided he'll use it for less than 4 hours at a time. For users that demand all-day battery life, the external battery slice effectively eliminates the sleek size and weight that makes the system such an attractive prospect in the first place.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1
Source: PC World English
There's a lot to love about the ThinkPad X1, even if it isn't quite thin or light enough to rightly join the ranks of Macbook Air competitors. It looks and feels great, is a joy to work on, boots fast, remains responsive even when multitasking, and has a really nice display. The audio quality and the Webcam are a cut above average, as well. If you don't need all-day battery life, it's an excellent choice. It's exactly the kind of thing a frequent-flyer businessman would want to stuff into his carry-on bag, provided he'll use it for less than 4 hours at a time. For users that demand all-day battery life, the external battery slice effectively eliminates the sleek size and weight that makes the system such an attractive prospect in the first place.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Finally, we measured battery life. With a USB drive containing six HD videos connected to the laptop, we set Windows Media Player to shuffle through all the videos until the ThinkPad ran out of power while PassMark's BatteryMon charted the battery's capacity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 first look
Source: Toptenreviews English
However, to an extent they are just different machines for different markets. OS preferences aside, if you want power, reliability and features, go for the ThinkPad. If you're after the most stylish looks or the longest battery life (without a slice), go for the MacBook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2011
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 13.3-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 certainly provides a very high performance and stylish design for a 13-inch ultraportable. Thanks to the new Intel Core 2011 processors, the system is able to power through just about any task. It has a relatively small profile but it still lacks the portability of ultraportables. The biggest distraction for this 13-inch laptop is the battery which is just too small for the target market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X1
Source: CNet English
To be thin, in the world of laptops, is to be beautiful. We've seen this trend ebb and flow, such as when the MacBook Air and Dell Adamo first made their debuts a few years ago, and in a post-iPad world, thin is in again. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is the thinnest ThinkPad ever made, and it's a slim, cleanly designed 13-incher worth a look for business travelers--but it's not as thin as a MacBook Air, and its battery life isn't as good, either.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ultimate businesss ultraportable, the ThinkPad X1 combines the best notebook typing experience ever with strong performance, a sleek design, great sound, and durability. However, the notebook isn't perfect. Business users who require more endurance will want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X220, which includes a nine-cell battery for $125 less. Those who want a lighter system with a better screen should consider the 13-inch MacBook Air. However, if you want the Rolls-Royce of business laptops, the ThinkPad X1 should be at the top of your list. Just make sure to get the battery slice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review
Source: Engadget English
As you can probably tell, we like the X1. A lot. It's as thin and durable as it is ergonomically sound, it performs briskly, and particularly thanks to those strong speakers, we can see people snapping this up even if their lives aren't scheduled around meetings and business trips. But for some people, that short battery life -- and, to a lesser extent, the glossy display -- could be heartbreaking deal-breakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
If you're in the market for an ultraportable with full-size laptop performance, it's hard to beat the Lenovo ThinkPad X1. If you're a ThinkPad person, to see the X1 is to lust for the X1. It's large enough to offer a readable display, a decent sized trackpad and an excellent keyboard, yet it's impressively thin and light. The build quality is superb, and this ThinkPad should prove as durable as its brethren. The display might have literally been the weak point, but Corning Gorilla Glass saves the day. Honestly, for serious performance and rugged build quality, the ThinkPad seriously outperforms the MacBook Air and Samsung Series 9. It's only real competition at the moment is Lenovo's own ThinkPad X220, for those who don't mind going a little smaller. The X220 offers even better battery life and is even more portable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review – Performance, Comparisons and Video
Source: Notebooks.com English
The ThinkPad X1 shows a now look for Lenovo and includes a collection of features and design changes which exciting and new. Lenovo has been able to add to the ThinkPad features we love, like durability and an amazing keyboard, without compromising on why businesses choose to equip their employees with ThinkPads. The ThinkPad X1 shows that the company can adapt and bring consumer features like high end audio and backlit keys to the traditional ThinkPad line. Lenovo may still need a bit more time to perfect the mousepad, but the ThinkPad X1 is without a doubt the best ThinkPad we have had a chance to use. Hopefully we will see similar features and design cues make their way to the rest of the ThinkPad line of notebooks in the coming months. We already have Dolby Digital Home Theater v4 on the ThinkPad Edge lines, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see it arrive on more systems, hopefully with Backlit keys in tow.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2011
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
I personally can't overlook the great build quality, excellent performance and numerous ports that Lenovo packed into the X1, but I'm worried these fantastic features might be overlooked by shoppers who are trying to decide between a thin and stylish laptop like a MacBook Air and a full-featured business ultraportable like the ThinkPad X220.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review
Source: Slashgear English
If you want a solid system with high level data security, and a simple user interface, then this might be for you. If you need to easily make conference calls, and need a light, portable device that can take a little abuse, then the X1 may be a good choice. If you are waiting for the true Turbo Boost button from 1995 to make a comeback, keep waiting.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/16/2011
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X1
Source: Wired Magazine English
While the X1 is a sleek and supersvelte machine that shouldn’t need any truth-stretching braggadocio, it makes you wonder if anyone is policing the marketing department. The price tag is also high — $1,400 — but that’s not unexpected. You’re getting a high-end build with the X1, with power to spare and a design that impresses. Now if only everything actually worked as promised …
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
Of course, Lenovo has not designed this computer to be a gaming machine or a graphic workstation, so I understand some of the design choices. The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 is a great thin&light business laptop, and as long as you accept its weaknesses, you should be on your way to a more productive life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/16/2011
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review
Source: Techspot English
Our price as reviewed is $1400, which seems to be carrying a small premium over similar machines. When compared directly with the X220, you are paying $100 extra for the same internal hardware, a larger but lower quality non-IPS display, a better keyboard and touchpad and a thinner (yet heavier) chassis. A similarly spec’ed Sony VAIO S can be had for around $200 cheaper, but the Sony adds a built-in optical drive and a basic discrete GPU. Meanwhile, the MacBook Air is similarly priced, is lighter and comes stock with a SSD, but still relies on the older Core 2 Duo processor series.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/16/2011
92% Lenovo ThinkPad X1
Source: Computer Shopper English
In case you haven’t been paying attention, thin is in. And while the all-new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 isn’t exactly the Kate Moss of laptops, it is still worthy of the runway. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 delivers strong performance, durability, and all-day runtime for ultramobile professionals, but it’s not cheap.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 92%
81% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 84% features: 79% display: 74% mobility: 74% ergonomy: 91% emissions: 79%
84% Test: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 (NWK2NGE)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 58% performance: 100% features: 93% display: 90% mobility: 65% ergonomy: 93%
80% Test Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 76% display: 90% mobility: 82% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 76%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 NWK2PGE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 30%
76% Lenovo Thinkpad X1
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
positive: workmanship, weight, keyboard, UMTS-modem, CPU-performance; negative: mirroring display, battery runtime, price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2011
Robustes Arbeitsgerät: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
sufficient performance, loud fan, glossy display, high price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2011
Klein und vorlaut
Source: c't - 15/11 German
loud fan, flawy workmanship
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 07/01/2011
Lenovo ThinkPad X1
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
thin, long battery runtime, solid construction
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2011
40% Ultraportable Lenovo Thinkpad X1 : mais quel gâchis!
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 40%
LenovoThinkPad X1 — маленький внедорожник
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
light, thin, efficient processor, good but loud cooling, bad speakers and battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2011
Обзор Lenovo ThinkPad X1: новый бизнес-ноутбук в России
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
high price, glossy display, heavy, ergonomic keyboard, trackpoint
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2011
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 - elegance do firem
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
positive: design, keyboard with backlight, silent with normal load, port equipment; negative: missing numeric block, loud with load, no docking port
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2011
小黑也走轻薄风 ThinkPad X1评测
Source: IT.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2011
レノボ ThinkPad X1 Hybridの実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/07/2012
90% 전통과 신기술의 조화 - 레노버 싱크패드 X1 (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
전통과 신기술의 조화 - 레노버 싱크패드 X1 (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/09/2011
16mm 두께 레노버 X1, 씽크패드 이름값 톡톡
Source: Media IT KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2011

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1-1291-23M

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1-1291-23MNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1-1291-23M
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad X1 (Series)

Average Score: 71.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

60% Lenovo ThinkPad X1
Source: Digital Versus English
The ultrabook phenomenon hasn’t yet done for conventional ultraportables completely. 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 isn't included in our rating criteria).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
75% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 (1291-23M) ultraportable laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Overall, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is a marvellous little laptop that should be at the top of your list if you're after a powerful ultraportable. We like its build quality, keyboard, performance and features; we like its quick boot-up time of only 27sec (including the time to swipe your finger to log in) and also its quick battery-charging time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Recensione Lenovo ThinkPad X1
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% Lenovo X1
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
ThinkPad X1: тест топового ноутбука Lenovo
Source: Zoom RU→EN
best representative of the Thinkpad family
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2011
ThinkPad X1 notebook, az ultravékony munkagép
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: robist, input devices, SSD, USB 3.0; negative: glossy display, loud, expensive
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2011
Ревю на Lenovo X1
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: weight, performance, slim, battery runtime, SSD; negative: price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2011

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014

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.

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad X1 (Series)

Average Score: 77.81% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 29 reviews)

 

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
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
Review Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2014) - Nieuw jasje voor Lenovo's ultrabook
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/29/2014
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
Positive: Very good display; decent performance; good autonomy; attractive design.
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

 

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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 %

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

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

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

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

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


Intel Core i5:

2520M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

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.


13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

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.

1.8 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


75.96%: 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

» Toshiba Satellite L50-B-17C
Core i3 4005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-371-52VR
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-11C
Core i3 4005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga2 13-59427516
Core i3 4030U, 13.3", 1.6 kg
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