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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20FB003RGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20FB003RGE
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20FB003RGE (ThinkPad X1 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 520, Core: 300 - 1050 MHz, Memory: 933 MHz, 20.19.15.4352
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR3-1866, fixed, no slots
Display
14 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel 210 PPI, VVX14T058J00, IPS panel, LED backlight, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung SSD PM871 MZNLN256HCHP, 256 GB 
, M.2, 198 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Skylake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset, Card Reader: MicroSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, Sierra Wireless EM7455 (LTE Cat. 6), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.5 x 333 x 229 ( = 0.65 x 13.11 x 9.02 in)
Battery
52 Wh Lithium-Polymer, integrated
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p fixed focus
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo (2x 1W), Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 65 Watt power adapter, Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools, Lenovo PowerEngage, Lenovo PC Experience, Lenovo Companion, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.197 kg ( = 42.22 oz / 2.64 pounds), Power Supply: 346 g ( = 12.2 oz / 0.76 pounds)
Price
2000 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 85.1% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 71%, features: 79%, display: 90% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20FB003RGE

89.4% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2016 (Core i7, WQHD) Ultrabook Review | Notebookcheck
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.
Lenovo X1 Carbon — Laptop Review
Source: Ausdroid English
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
Lenovo Carbon X1 Review (2016)
Source: Ubergizmo English 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
Review: Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 4 business ultrabook
Source: Slashgear English
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
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%

Foreign Reviews

Das Uber-Notebook Mit Oled Display
Source: CNet Deutschland German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2016
83% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (20FB003RGE)
Source: Com! - Heft 9/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 83%
88% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (20FB003RGE)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 13/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 91%

Comment

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. » 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.  
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.
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.
1.197 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.


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

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-04-22 (Update: 2016-04-22)