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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KH003BMDProcessor: Intel Core i5 8250U, Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch
Weight: 1.1kg, 1.13kg
Price: 1800, 2100 euro
Average Score: 92.1% - very good
Average of 10 scores (from 16 reviews)
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The Lenovo ThinkPad series is well-known for its business appeal. And for the sixth-gen 2018 model, it is ramping up the design to look even more suave and sophisticated. It is also crammed with features many other laptops can only dream of, including an ultra-bright High Dynamic Range (HDR) screen with Dolby Vision optimization. It is perhaps slightly odd that Lenovo has chosen the ThinkPad series to introduce HDR into its laptops. Nonetheless, the ultra-bright screen can output 500 nits of brightness for extra pop and. If users have the relevant HDR content, they will get more peak brightness than from many other laptops. Not only that, the lovely, matte screen is not especially reflective at all, so content will look clear even when viewed outside. For business travelers who spend more time watching Netflix on a laptop than a TV, HDR could really improve their experience. Besides that, photographers and video editors could also be looking at this machine as an on-site editing machine, thanks to the color-accurate display and Vega chip. Then there are the new 360-degree far-field mics that not only allow a user to wake the PCs but take advantage of Amazon Alexa services so a user can shop, search and control their life anywhere they are with their laptop. Plus, built into the thin displays are webcams that have been fitted with new physical shutters to block the cameras on each system with just a simple slider. Lenovo has tweaked the X1's design, turning the lights down on the ThinkPad logo by almost blacking it out, so it becomes more a debossed feature than a striking logo. There are plenty of ports tucked away around the body, which is not ultra-thin like. But as the X1 Carbon is carbon constructed, it's still light, at just over 1.1 kg in this 14-inch form. The chassis of the system is built to handle life on the road, so users will not have to worry about minor bumps, drops or spills. A user will be able to sign-in fast with the devices' anti-spoofing fingerprint readers and work all day with a battery life of up to 15 hours. The USB Type C charger also supports Rapid Charge. When it comes to what is inside, here is what users can expect to find in the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6. They are processors up to Intel 8th-gen Core i7, up to 16 GB of RAM (2,133 MHz), up to 1 TB SSD PCIe and an Intel UHD Graphics 620. For input and output, the 15.95 mm thick ThinkPad X1 Carbon sports 2 USB 3.0 ports, 1 HDMI port, 2 USB Type C Thunderbolt 3 ports, a microSD card slot, 1 headphone jack, and a docking connector that can be connected to the ThinkPad Docking Station. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KG0025UKNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KG0025UK
Processor: Intel Core i5 8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 1.13kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 91.14% - very good
Average of 7 scores (from 11 reviews)

 

100% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers the best combination of productivity, portability and performance of any business laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 Review
Source: Gotta Be Mobile English
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6h Gen is the ultimate business notebook. You get a slim, light design with soft touch finish and all the power you need in a business notebook with long battery life and rapid charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2018) Review: Business In The Front, Business In The Back
Source: The Verge English
If consistency is the name of the game when it comes to ThinkPads, then the X1 Carbon is perhaps the perfect ThinkPad. It’s rugged, yet light; fast, yet efficient; modern, yet familiar. It is Lenovo playing to all of the strengths of the ThinkPad, without really branching much beyond that. I wouldn’t recommend it for the average consumer, student, creative professional, or road warrior; it’s too expensive, there are too many configurations, and the battery life just isn’t good enough for those needs. But for someone that only cares about using it for productivity work, and perhaps has an employer footing the bill, it’s hard to think of a better computer for the job.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% ThinkPad X1 Carbon review (2018): The best business laptop returns
Source: Engadget English
While the ThinkPad Carbon X1 isn't a huge evolution over last year's model, Lenovo packed in enough upgrades to keep the line in step with modern ultraportables. Unfortunately, you'll have to go beyond the entry-level model to see the best new features, like the HDR display. Perhaps next year we'll see a major design leap for the Carbon line -- but, knowing the rabid ThinkPad fans out there, Lenovo will have to tread carefully. Bold new ideas are what the X1 Yoga and Tablet models are for. The Carbon, meanwhile, remains the most refined business laptop around.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 88%
100% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers the best combination of productivity, portability and performance of any business laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018)
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers premium features in a slim and attractive package that business users will love—just be prepared to open your wallet wide for this top-notch ultraportable laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers the best combination of productivity, portability and performance of any business laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) initial review: HDR screen makes for sensational sixth-gen laptop
Source: Pocket Lint English
That Lenovo has chosen a business-focused laptop for a PC first - the HDR screen - is perhaps irrelevant, given just how accomplished the sixth-gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon happens to be.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2018
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) Hands On: So, So Close
Source: Lowyat.net English
It is of course disappointing that this ThinkPad X1 Carbon isn’t fitted with this new chip, but it is very likely that Lenovo was already in advanced levels of development and optimisation when the Intel with Radeon Graphics was ready for production. It does not, however, take away the fact that this year’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon is arguably still the best premium Ultrabook in the market. But with a starting price of $1700 (about RM6800) for the Core i5 model, near-perfection won’t come cheap.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/10/2018
Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 laptops join HDR and Alexa chorus
Source: CNet English
Arriving in January, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon starts around $1,700 joined by the X1 Yoga starting at $1,889. That converts to approximately AU$2,170 and £1,255 for the Carbon and AU$2,410 and £1,390 for the Yoga.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/08/2018
Der Laptop für Batman und Darth Vader
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/11/2018

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KH0079GE

Specifications

Lenovo  ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KH0079GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KH0079GE
Processor: Intel Core i5 8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 1.13kg
Price: 2100 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

100% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon remains the ultimate business Ultrabook, thanks to its gorgeous design, awesome typing experience, long battery life and epic screen. If you're looking for even more endurance, your budget is tighter, and you don't need the same level of durability and security that the Carbon provides, consider the Dell XPS 13. It starts at just $899, offers an optional 4K screen and lasts 2 hours longer on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon remains the ultimate business Ultrabook, thanks to its gorgeous design, awesome typing experience, long battery life and epic screen. If you're looking for even more endurance, your budget is tighter, and you don't need the same level of durability and security that the Carbon provides, consider the Dell XPS 13. It starts at just $899, offers an optional 4K screen and lasts 2 hours longer on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
Luxus für Alltag und Büro
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2018

 

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Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KG003BGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KG003BGE
Processor: Intel Core i7 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.13kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) review: A business laptop that's tops in its class
Source: Good Gear Guide English
It’s hard to find any fault with Lenovo’s latest entry into the X1 Carbon line, especially if you’re looking for a moderately powerful business machine with good battery life. One of its drawbacks, its high price, will likely be erased if an IT department budget is footing the bill, rather than a consumer. Options like WWAN capabilities, a higher-resolution screen, and a faster processor will naturally elevate the price. It receives our PCWorld Editors’ Choice award as a thin-and-light laptop that deserves to be on your desk.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2018

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KH003BMD

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KH003BMDNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G6-20KH003BMD
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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Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

83% Test: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2019
Rating: Total score: 83%

 

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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 i5:

8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. 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.
» 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.

1.13 kg:


92.1%: Indeed, this rating is very goodl There do not exist many notebook models, which are rated better.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-10-21 (Update: 2018-10-21)