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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KH0039MC

With security features, such as the ThinkShutter, that protects the front-facing HD webcam, and match-on-chip fingerprint readers with anti-hoaxing technology that safeguards the company’s data, whilst offering a more secure authentication and log-in, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, sure captures interest of tech savvy users. The Intel Quad Core CPU enhances the performance by up to 35 percent, compared to its predecessors. The memory is even increased in its speed with the LPDDR3. The IR camera that includes the Glance by Mirametrix, which combines face, eye and gaze-tracking, to produce a more intuitive and effective connection by automatically highlighting the cursor and transferring the windows with just the movement of the user’s eye. Not to mention, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, comes in shades of dark black and sleek silver with color-coded hinges. It is also projected with a 14” display option that is bigger and more exclusive. The FHD display offers a low-weight touch option, whilst the Dolby Vision high-dynamic range (HDR) technology option, offers dramatic effects. The ThinkPad X1 also delivers increased brightness, extended contrast, detailed colors, and meticulous details, all in a narrow-bezel design that is only 15.95 mm thin with minimal effect on battery life. With 15 hours of battery life, the minute it starts to run low, the RapidCharge technology offers 80 percent capacity in just 1 hour. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon also comes with Cortana Premium that enables the feature to have commands narrated from 4 meters / 13 feet distance. Not to mention, the Amazon Alexa enables the user to play music, receive news, or manage one’s smart home or even shop, by just listening to the voice of the user. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon, also comes along with an Intel Thunderbolt 3, the technology that provides incredibly fast data transfer, up to 40 Gbps to USB-C. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is able to withstand any extreme condition. It has been tested against 12 military-grade conditions and more than 200 quality checks were done. The bonus feature of ThinkShutter minimizes the risk of being watched or have the user’s privacy invaded. This front-facing camera privacy and security is enabled with the option of the HD camera. Not only is privacy of the user protected, but the privacy of the user’s data is also protected with a discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM), that encrypts your information. Moreover, FIDO, which is an authentication capability, secures a user’s access information in 3 layers of security. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Processor: Intel Core i7 8550U, Intel Core i7 8650U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch
Weight: 1.1kg, 1.126kg, 1.13kg, 1.26kg
Price: 1700, 1800, 1839, 2500 euro
Average Score: 89.37% - very good
Average of 9 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 90%, features: 84%, display: 92%
mobility: 90%, workmanship: 96%, ergonomy: 93%, emissions: 90%

 

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Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS03900Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KGS03900
Processor: Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 1.126kg
Price: 1839 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 87.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

90.3% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 (WQHD HDR, i7) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Great display, but high temperatures. Lenovo has upgraded its flagship ThinkPad X1 Carbon for 2018. The new model sports both a quad-core ultra-low voltage (ULV) processor and a very bright WQHD HDR display. We have just got the device into our editorial department to give you our first impressions. Update: Undervolting Core i7, measurements FHD panel
Hands-on: Lenovo’s powerful new ThinkPad X1 devices come with several thoughtful upgrades
Source: Hardware Zone English
Lenovo just took the wraps off its ThinkPad X1 devices at CES 2018, and my first impression was of new notebooks that came with several quality-of-life upgrades and a couple of big changes, while still managing to stick to a much-loved design ethos.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2018
95% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 95% features: 95% display: 91% mobility: 93% ergonomy: 93% emissions: 96%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Den gönnt sich der Chef
Source: Frankfurter Allgemeine German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2018
80% Review – Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KG0039GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KG0039GE
Processor: Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.13kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 89.75% - very good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

90% Lenovo X1 Carbon Review (2018, Gen6)
Source: Ubergizmo English English
Like clockwork, Lenovo announced its 2018 X1 Carbon Gen6 laptop at CES 2018. It’s been on the market for a couple of months now, so it’s an excellent time for a review of the “tip of the spear” of the Lenovo X series, which Lenovo describes as the “Ultraportable Productivity Tools.” Designed for business, the X1 Carbon promises extreme portability and durability, two concepts that rarely mix, yet the five previous X1 Carbon models have proven that it is possible. How good is this 6th Generation of X1 Carbon? Read on…
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Lenovo X1 Carbon (2018) Laptop Review
Source: Reviewed.com English
I hate to say it, but it's hard to justify the lofty starting price. If you're looking for a budget-friendly option, we'd recommend the Dell XPS 13 (2018). The base model is just as powerful as the Carbon and it's about $300 cheaper. Plus, the white and rose gold color scheme is drop-dead gorgeous.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: Still the best business clamshell
Source: Neowin English
If you're looking for a thin and light laptop, this is it. Considering that it has a 14-inch display, the weight of this laptop seems unreal. However, if you're looking for a convertible that you can use a tablet, you'll want to check out the ThinkPad X1 Yoga. We'll be reviewing that next, so make sure to check back soon.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
94% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen review: Easily one of the best business ultrabooks on the market
Source: Techaeris English
With its tough build quality, industrial yet sexy design, versatile I/O options, and lightweight portability, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen is an ideal business ultrabook for those always on the run. This is why it not only earned a Best of CES award from us but also wins a Top Pick Award for 2018.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 90% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 95% workmanship: 100%
Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1 2018 6th gen review: elegant performance, ultimate portability
Source: Our IT Department English
At the end of the day, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th gen is a solid option for most businesses or a consumer looking for a new laptop. The latest 8th Gen Intel chip packs plenty of performance into this device, as well as excellent battery life. Lenovo also made slight improvements to the design but also included new security options like the ThinkShutter camera and an improved fingerprint sensor. The dual Microphones are also a cool feature and it is something that will be exciting once Alexa comes to Windows 10 later this year. Prices on our base unit start at $1,519, and the most expensive options go up to $2,579. You can view all configurations of the Thinkpad X1 Carbon 6th Gen on Lenovo.com and have the device ship to your door within 5-7 business days.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2018

 

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Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KG0027GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KG0027GE
Processor: Intel Core i7 8650U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 1.26kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen review: A peerless business ultraportable
Source: Zdnet.com English
Lenovo has done little more with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen than keep it up to date with processor and screen upgrades. It would have been good to see some size and/or weight shaved off, and for the screen bezels to slim down. It's also time to think about improving the speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) Review
Source: Think Digit English
The latest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the best iteration of the iconic laptop thus far. It has everything you would need in a thin and light laptop and more. The higher price tag may not suit everyone but if you have that kind of money, this is a worthy, dependable option for both consumer and commercial customers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) Review: 6th Gen Workhorse, HDR Brilliance
Source: Hot Hardware English
All told, the culmination of last year's chassis refinements, a great Intel Kaby Lake R platform upgrade, a few thoughtful tweaks like its web cam shutter, good battery life and a killer HDR display, makes the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen laptop easily one of our favorite business-class laptops on the market currently. The X1 Carbon family is pricey, and we'd suggest our absolute top-shelf config at $2500 is overkill for many, but this is one excellent laptop family that's worth the investment, in our humble opinion. It's also a HotHardware.com Editor's Choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2018

 

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Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KH006MGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KH006MGE
Processor: Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 1.126kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Lenovos fast perfektes Business-Notebook
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2018

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KH0039MC

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KH0039MCNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018-20KH0039MC
Processor: Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Recenze: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6. generace – pracovní náčiní pro nejnáročnější
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Nice performance; solid workmanship; pleasant ergonomy; silent system; long battery life; fast charging. Negative: Weak hardware; no SD card reader.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/05/2018

 

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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.


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

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.» 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.  

8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.8650U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.9 and 4.2 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.1 kg:

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

1.26 kg:


89.37%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-04-12 (Update: 2018-04-12)