Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10-21CB00B9GE
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Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10-21CB00B9GE
Source: Trusted Reviews
The ThinkPad Carbon series has always been one of my favourites. It’s never a laptop I’ve considered buying, because it’s quite so expensive. This is an ultra-portable PC that seems ideal for business types who can either buy the thing on a company credit card, or write off part of the substantial cost as a business expense. That may seem unfair when you can spend more on a MacBook Pro, but this is really closer to a MacBook Air in terms of purpose, design and power. There’s nothing awry here bar from the high cost, though, and perhaps the smaller-than-average touchpad. The quality of the pad, as everything else here, is beyond reproach though.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
The iconic Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon reaches its 10th generation, and as one of their most popular business Ultrabooks, they’ve decided to use it to mark their 30th anniversary in 2022 in a limited edition. We look at the both the anniversary edition and the X1 Carbon 10th gen standard models for this review. This 14” laptop is one of the thinnest and lightest on the market, yet it maintains a good selection of ports, including Thunderbolt 4, USB-A, HDMI and a headphone jack. It has Intel 12th gen P series Alder Lake 28 watt processors, up to 32GB RAM, 7 16:10 display options (touch and non-touch, FHD, 2.8K and 4K) and optional 4G/5G.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2022
It may be too expensive for most of us to seriously consider, but the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (Gen 10) sits at the top of the pile of laptops made for work, particularly if you do a lot of travelling. It's business premiere.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%
The Carbon X1 reveals the ongoing battle designers are engaged in to balance their performance versus battery use equation. The 2022 model is undoubtedly a more powerful platform but comes with shorter battery life than the machine it replaces.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Hot Hardware
When it comes to productivity and content creation tasks, this machine's performance results were fairly close to what one should expect from this class of machines. Some of its scores were near top of the pack, while others, especially gaming, were a middling showing. While you can run some lower end games and more casual titles, don't expect this machine to replace your dedicated gaming device. It's primarily a business class ultralight after all. In terms of thermals, the X1 Carbon stays relatively cool under normal conditions, and is even bearable to have on your lap under a full work load. When under that full load, the laptop is relatively quiet as well, with an unoffensive fan pitch. In short, you will not be disappointed if you opt for the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 for your next laptop for business, home or school. Its high quality build should provide for many years of use, and you are getting all this machine's extra features, such its Trackpoint, 1080p webcam, reasonably good port options (sans the missing nano SIM or microSD card slot) and its fantastic keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/23/2022
Source: Digital Trends
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 is a well-built and highly configurable laptop with options for the kind of management and security that businesses crave. For that audience, it’s a solid offering at a fair price. For anyone else, the ThinkPad’s performance is lacking and it doesn’t offer as much to justify its high price. ThinkPad fans will love it, but other mainstream buyers should do their shopping first.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: XDA Developers
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a premium laptop from Lenovo’s flagship X1 range, but it is a full range, so let’s make sure you’re picking the right one. If you want something you can turn into a tablet, there’s the ThinkPad X1 Yoga to look at. But if you’re looking to go beyond productivity, there’s also the ThinkPad X1 Extreme. Lenovo has something for everyone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/23/2022
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/21/2022
Source: PC Mag
In the battle of ultimate ultraportables, the XPS 13 seems to get a few more media outlets' votes as El Laptop Supremo than the X1 Carbon does. We beg to differ: The Dell is fantastic and less expensive, but the Lenovo's screen is half an inch bigger; it weighs a few grams less despite its MIL-STD 810H construction; and it has six ports instead of two. Unless you're looking for an ultra-performance gaming rig or workstation, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 is the best notebook you can buy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2022
Rating: Total score: 100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 is the tenth generation of the X1 Carbon lineup. A lot has changed from the first model, but the ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 isn't a huge update compared to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon G9. The focus is clearly on the interior and the new processors of Intel's Alder Lake P28 series. There is also the U15 series, which has a lower core count. It supports vPro Enterprise features and has 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and an FHD low-power screen. System performance is good, with no hiccups in day-to-day browser usage. Lenovo has used the same chassis design for at least two generations. Since the ThinkPad X1 Carbon G9 was a huge redesign, the X1 Carbon G10 is an update that maintains the old design. This is a mature enough case for everyday use. The X1 Carbon has a classic ThinkPad design which is true black.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2022 offers Thunderbolt 4 along with legacy ports like USB A and HDMI, despite the compact chassis. The Intel Wireless AX211 (2x2) was added as a new option compared to its predecessor. Unlike the AX201, the AX211 supports the new standard WiFi 6E. The X1 Carbon 2022 offers most of the typical business features like dTPM 2.0, a Kensington lock slot, and a fingerprint reader. Normally, when it comes to laptop cameras, there's nothing to write home about, but with the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10, the webcam is a big part of the conversation. Lenovo upped the resolution from 720p to 1080p, and the X1 Carbon G10 also uses an f/2.0 aperture, which should improve low-light performance. What's new is the Computer Vision feature of the webcam, "Human Presence Detection". The system can recognize if the user is moving away from the device and automatically lock the device. This feature is optional and can be disabled in the Lenovo Business Vantage app.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 is a fairly quiet system. When idling, the two small fans are completely silent. As for power, there is a 65W charger in the box with a USB-C plug, no other accessories. Lenovo didn't change the battery capacity and equipped it with the same 57Wh battery. The box and outer packaging are made entirely of paper for the first time. Lenovo has minimized plastic use in their packaging. In conclusion, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G10 is a laptop that is sturdy yet lightweight. It features good connectivity and very good input devices, which makes it a great build. Thus it is suitable for working professionals who require an everyday device to browse or work on the go.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-1260P: An upper mid-range Alder Lake family CPU featuring 4 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. This 28 W SoC is designed for use in ultra-light (yet actively cooled) laptops. Core i7-1260P's performance cores are Hyper-Threading-enabled for a total of 16 threads. This 12th Gen CPU runs at 1.5 GHz to 4.7 GHz and supports "Essentials" tier vPro features. Last but not the least, Core i7-1260P has a built-in 96 EU Iris Xe GPU, not unlike certain 11th Gen Tiger Lake-UP3 processors.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
86%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.
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