Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20FB003RGE
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20FB003RGE
Slimmer is not possible. Already the third generation of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon belonged to the slimmest and lightest 14 inch notebooks on the market. In the fourth generation, Lenovo goes one better and reduces the weight to below 1.2 kg. We have checked how this affects temperatures, system noise, and performance.
There’s a number of iterations you can buy in the X1 Carbon range with price ranges from $1679 right up to (you better sit down for this one…) $2749. That’s a lot of money, but you’re getting a lot of laptop including 16GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and a top end i7 processor. What it really boils down to is that if the X1 is sounding like something you might like to check out, you can do so online or go through one of the major retailers to check one out in store.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/11/2016
Source: Ubergizmo English
While it is possible to find many 13” (The X1 is a 14”) laptops that have an Intel Core i7-6500U, it is much harder to find some with any of the qualities above, let alone all three together. The OLED display is simply sublime and worth the extra money if you can afford it. OLED and rapid charging can benefit just about anyone. The extra durability and low-maintenance of the chassis is a cool extra, but unless you work environment is downright hostile, it’s more of a “nice to have” in my book — but still very appreciated. For businesses, durability also implies productivity gains for their IT staff, so it’s money right there.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2016
Comparing it to other premium business laptops on the market, the X1 Carbon has a few notable features that prospective buyers should take into consideration — the keyboard, for example, is fantastic. There are a couple downsides too, though, namely the lack of a touchscreen display and the less than stellar battery life. If neither of those are deal breakers for you, the latest X1 Carbon is worth every penny.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2016
Source: Laptop Mag
For Lenovo, the fourth time's the charm. The 4th-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon gets the business ultrabook formula right with a keyboard, screen and battery life that live up to their promise, wrapped up in a durable, 2.6-pound package. If you're looking for longer endurance and don't mind a consumer-focused laptop with a lesser keyboard, consider the Dell XPS 13 and, if you require a ThinkPad with more juice, consider the much-heavier ThinkPad T460 or smaller-screened X260.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: CNet Deutschland DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2016
Source: Com! - Heft 9/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
Source: Computerbild - Heft 13/2016
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 91%
Model: The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2016 is the 4th generation ultrabook of the X1 Carbon series. It is one of the slimmest and lightest 14 inch laptop around the market at only 1.2 kg and 1.65 cm (0.65 inch) thickness. With up to Intel Core i7-6500U 2.5 GHz processor, Intel HD Graphics 520 graphics adapter, 8 GB DDR3 RAM and a 256 GB Samsung Solid State Disk, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2016 is truly competitive in terms of performance. For display, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2016 offers up to a 14 inch 16:9 2560 x 1440 non-glare IPS panel with LED backlight, which is capable of delivering superb display quality. The battery of the laptop is a integrated 52 Wh lithium-polymer battery. Moreover, the laptop features a 720p fixed focus webcam.
Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64 bit is pre-installed and, so, the laptop is ready to use upon purchasing. Despite being very slim and light, various connectivity options including three USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, one DisplayPort, a 3.5 mm headset port, a MicroSD card reader and a fingerprint reader are available. Additional features include stereo speakers, a keyboard with light, a 65 Watt power adapter, the Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools, Lenovo PowerEngage, Lenovo PC Experience and Lenovo Companion.
Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "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.
85.1%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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