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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015 (ThinkPad X1 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 5500, Core: 300 - 900 MHz, 10.18.10.3947
Memory
8192 MB 
, PC3-12800 1600 MHz DDR3L, soldered
Display
14 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel, 10-point, LEN40A4, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Premium)
Storage
Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP, 256 GB 
Soundcard
Realtek ALC292 Realtek High Definition Audio
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo audio, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: ambient light sensor
Networking
Intel I218-LM Gigabit (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19 x 331 x 227 ( = 0.75 x 13.03 x 8.94 in)
Battery
50 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 8-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0, bottom-mounted, down-firing, Keyboard: Chiclet Lenovo AccuType, Keyboard Light: yes, ThinkPad Ethernet Expansion Cable, Maxthon Cloud Browser, Norton Internet Security, Pokki Start Menu, Nitro Pro 9, Evernote Touch, SHAREit, The Weather Channel, Lenovo stock applications
Weight
1.408 kg ( = 49.67 oz / 3.1 pounds), Power Supply: 294 g ( = 10.37 oz / 0.65 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 79%, features: 60%, display: 83% mobility: 73%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015

85% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review | Notebookcheck
Carbon-based evolution. While Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon series laptop has always been an impressive piece of hardware, some design decisions have polarized the audience. The X1 Carbon 3rd Gen answers the criticism with solutions which aim to please all parties. We explore the results in excruciating detail in our full review. Update 04/20/2015: Core i7 and PCIe-SSD in review!
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015) review
Source: PC Pro English
If you’re prepared to sacrifice power, screen resolution and the touchscreen, you can buy the entry-level ThinkPad X1 Carbon for £1,200 – but in comparison to the Retina-screened MacBook Pro, that model looks far less alluring. As ever, if you're in the market for a top-flight business ultraportable, be prepared to pay a hefty premium.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Testing: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptop
Source: Tested English
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a desktop alternative. This review unit is one of the fastest laptops I've used in recent memory, but it's also specced out to perform, with its Core i7 CPU and PCIe SSD. This model costs $2600, which is more than most desktop computers. You can configure a Core i5 version with a 256GB SSD for under two grand. For most users, that's still too much to pay for something that's not your primary system. And while $1000-$1500 Ultrabooks may be more appealing from both a price and form-factor standpoint, I was glad to be able to test the X1 Carbon and be reminded of the goodness of a fully-powered Windows laptop with a great keyboard. Living with Ultrabooks for so long, it's easy to forget that you are absolutely compromising some performance for the sake of form factor and battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/21/2015
Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2015 Review
Source: Notebooks.com English
Bundled software from Lenovo can monitor the system and suggest fixes for problems, but the Lenovo Solution Center too often interrupted my work to run a hardware scan or tell me about another issue. Norton ships with the notebook and if you don’t renew or uninstall it too will break into your productivity with warnings about viruses that aren’t on your machine, but that exist on the Internet. It’s easy enough to fix these issues, and the other bundled software is handy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2015
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch (2015)
Source: PC Mag English
The latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is an appealing laptop, and Lenovo has made strides in correcting the flaws in last year's model, namely the keyboard issues and the system's battery life. All these factors make it a formidable contender among top-shelf business ultrabooks. However, the Dell Latitude 14 7000 Series (E7450) holds on as our Editors' Choice business ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015) — better than ever
Source: Slashgear English
If you're a fan of the second-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon, you'll find the newest version to be better in all the right ways while retaining everything there is to love about the business ultrabook. It is still slim and relatively lightweight, and it still has that same comfortable ThinkPad keyboard coupled with a beautiful touchscreen display and excellent battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/13/2015
84% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015) Review: A Return to Form
Source: Notebookreview.com English
There is very little to dislike about the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. With this latest iteration the company has soundly answered the criticisms that faced the previous generation, while greatly reducing the laptop’s weight, boosting its battery life, and offering competitive high-end performance. Its lightweight design is perfect for travel, and the responsive keyboard and touchpad make the device a joy to use. The QHD display and robust audio system are a pleasant surprise, offering a premium feel that is often missing from most business laptops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 84%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015) Review: Only If Money Is No Object
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
There's no doubt that this is an outrageously expensive device, and for most people, it won't work out to adequate value for money. The most obvious competitors are the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display models, which both offer equal or better specs in better-looking bodies for quite a bit less. However, if you're a demanding professional who can really make use of the phenomenal screen but don't specifically need graphics power or a massive battery, this is the laptop you'll want to work and travel with every day.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Source: Computer Shopper English
Overall, while our test results show the X1 Carbon isn't the fastest machine in its class, the difference between it and its competitors is likely to be unnoticeable outside the controlled environment of synthetic benchmarks. And where it matters most for buyers of an ultraportable—battery life—the X1 does not have to make any excuses.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Source: Hot Hardware English
Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 Carbon isn't completely without caveats, but it's an excellent balance of ultralight portability, performance and incredible efficiency; efficiency in workspace, weight and battery life. With an MSRP of $1574 as-tested and a base price of $1299, there's a bit of a premium to consider as well, but the 2015 ThinkPad X1 Carbon is easily one of our top picks in business-targeted ultrabooks and definitely recommended Hot Hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2015
70% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon
Source: Digital Trends English
Lenovo’s flagship ThinkPad has aged well. While it doesn’t seem as svelte as it once did, it remains a ruggedly built, quick machine with outstanding portability. There are elements that could be better, such as the display, but the Carbon proved at least adequate by every metric.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
There are few 14" Ultrabooks on the market, and even fewer that are as slim, light and bulletproof as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The keyboard is sublime and the trackpad is good--- especially good for those who love the TrackPoint. Though the display's color gamut and brightness won't win any awards, the 2560 x 1440 display is easy on the eyes with clear text, little glare and it's attractive enough.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Source: Laptop Mag English
Lenovo's goal with the X1 Carbon has always been simple: to make the ultimate 14-inch business ultraportable. But the last couple of editions have produced mixed results. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is an excellent business ultraportable, offering strong performance, long battery life and an improved keyboard, all in a svelte and durable design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2015
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015 - Dun, licht en zakelijk
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015) – test
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Excellent workmanship; lightweight and slim; phenomenal keyboard; good display; long battery life; low working temperature; LTE module. Negative: No memory card reader; poor quality speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
ThinkPad X1 Carbon – harmadik felvonás
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Excellent assembly quality; good performance; good cooling system; very good keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/11/2015
レノボ ThinkPad X1 Carbon(2015年モデル)の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2015
91% 14인치, 1.28kg의 비즈니스 휴대 노트북 - 레노버 싱크패드 X1 카본 20BS (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 91%
14인치, 1.28kg의 비즈니스 휴대 노트북 - 레노버 싱크패드 X1 카본 20BS (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/05/2015

Comment

Model: Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon is an ultraportable and durable laptop. Its casing is made from a high-end metal hybrid and is only 0.75 inch (1.91 cm) thick and weighs only 1.4 kg, which is light compared to a usual ultrabook's weight of above 1.6 kg. The casing of the X1 Carbon features craftsmanship and style, giving it stylish business laptops feel. Its base unit is made from magnesium and aluminium. Thus, the laptop remains cool to the touch and comfortable even when placed on the user's lap. The X1 Carbon runs on an affordable Intel Core i5 with a surprising 8 GB of DDR3L RAM and the standard Intel HD Graphics 5500 for graphics.

The glossy 14 inch display features a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels in a 16:9 aspect ratio. Additionally, the X1 Carbon comes with a 256 GB SSD, two USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, a DisplayPort, a Kensington Lock, a standard 3.5 mm audio jack and a fingerprint reader. Finally, the X1 Carbon features a very solid and comfortable-to-type keyboard with backlight and an accurate trackpad.

Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).  Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
5300U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14":

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.
1.408 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


82.5%: 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.
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