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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G12

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G12
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G12 (ThinkPad X1 Series)
Processor
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 16 x 3.8 - 4.8 GHz, 56 W PL2 / Short Burst, 25 W PL1 / Sustained, Meteor Lake-H
Graphics adapter
Intel Arc 8-Core iGPU, Core: 2250 MHz, LPDDR5x, 31.0.101.5126
Memory
32 GB 
, LPDDR5x, 6400 MHx, Dual-Channel, Soldered
Display
14.00 inch 16:10, 2880 x 1800 pixel 243 PPI, Samsung ATNA40YK20-0, OLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Meteor Lake-U/P/H PCH
Storage
Soundcard
Intel Meteor Lake-U/P/H PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.96 x 312.8 x 214.75 ( = 0.59 x 12.31 x 8.45 in)
Battery
57 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p30
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Dolby Atmos, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Lenovo Commercial Vantage, , 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.097 kg ( = 38.7 oz / 2.42 pounds), Power Supply: 252 g ( = 8.89 oz / 0.56 pounds)
Price
2700 USD

 

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Average Score: 80.16% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 87%, features: 64%, display: 92% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 93%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G12

90.8% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G12 laptop review: First major refresh in three years | Notebookcheck
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon gets a major facelift this year to accompany the new Meteor Lake-H CPU and OLED panel with double the refresh rate of the previous generation. It's the best Carbon yet, but some performance problems remain unsolved.
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 review: You can do better
Source: Laptop Mag English
I wanted to love the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12. But the one-two punch of that price followed by the disappointing battery life put my interest in it down for the count. If you don’t need all the security-related bells and whistles, consider going for the Spectre x360, which offers better battery life and similar features for ~$1,800. Want security? Get the Prestige 16 — it’s $1,400 and has over 13 hours of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2024
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: The ideal business laptop
Source: PC World English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 12) is a beautiful machine for getting work done. It’s nicely constructed, extremely lightweight, and great to type on, with a beautiful display and solid battery life that seems like it could only be improved by packing a bigger, heavier battery into the laptop. But it’s expensive. You’re paying extra for a lot of thoughtful touches, but you can spend less money and get a great experience. I’ve always liked the HP Spectre x360 series, and as I write this, the HP Spectre x360 starts at $1,099 on HP’s website — $1,000 less than the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 12.) Meanwhile, Dell says its 2024 XPS 13 laptop will start at $1,299. You can never “have it all,” and the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 12) makes some noticeable tradeoffs with CPU performance to achieve its sleek form factor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/05/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 Review
Source: PC Mag English
Like its predecessors, the Editors' Choice award-worthy ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 is simply as effective as a lightweight productivity laptop gets, with an unbeatable keyboard, a gorgeous screen, and a wide array of ports. But its current price has us urging you to seek a better deal on a Gen 11 unit, which lacks only Intel's Core Ultra AI enhancements and which we configured for $700 less online. Otherwise, consider another stellar ultraportable, like the HP Dragonfly G4, the Asus Zenbook 14 OLED, or the ThinkPad maker's consumer-oriented Lenovo Slim Pro 9i. We yield to no one in our admiration of the Carbon, but we're also not blind.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/29/2024
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 won’t win any new converts
Source: Digital Trends English
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 is its best version yet, as it adds a few welcome improvements over the previous few generations while retaining what makes for a very good laptop. But that doesn’t make it more competitive, at least not yet. Missing are the Intel vPro variants that will appeal to business users, as well as lower-priced versions and lower-power displays that will provide better battery life. And the ThinkPad isn’t as fast as others using the same chipset. For those reasons, I can’t recommend it as of now. That could change if Lenovo releases more attractive configurations, but that’s where my opinion stands currently.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2024
Rating: Total score: 70%

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Intel Arc 8-Core: Integrated graphics adapter based on the Xe LPG architecture (similar to the dedicated Arc GPUs, but with a focus on efficiency). Provides all 8 Xe cores (128 Xe vector engines) and 8 ray tracing units.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Ultra 7 155H: A high-end Meteor Lake chip that debuted in December 2023. This 1st Gen Core Ultra processor has come to replace 13th generation Core chips; it has 16 cores (6 + 8 + 2) and 22 threads at its disposal. Its Performance cores, of which there are 6, run at up to 4.8 GHz while its Efficient cores, of which there are 10 (8 main cores plus 2 extra ones found in the Low Power Island) run at up to 3.8 GHz. The integrated AI Boost NPU offers two Gen 3 engines for hardware AI workload acceleration. This laptop processor's Base power consumption is 28 W while its Turbo power consumption is supposed to stay within 115 W. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.00":

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.


80.16%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


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Stefan Hinum, 2024-04- 3 (Update: 2024-04- 3)