Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G7-20QD00L1MH
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Source: Tweakers NL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Series: The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 WQHD is a sleeker and lighter version of the Lenovo ThinkPad. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 laptop kicks up the style quotient with an optional carbon-fibre weave top cover. Lenovo has also amped up protection with its built-in suite of ThinkShield security features to safeguard user’s data. At 6 % thinner than its predecessor, the X1 Carbon Gen 7 is only 14.9 mm thin or just a hair more than a half-inch and it weighs only 1.08 kg (2.4 lb). This lightweight package reinvents portability and untethered from the office. With a battery life of up to 18.3 hours and Rapid Charge, when the user does need more juice, they can go wherever the road or the sky take the user. Powered by an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8665U processor and 16 GB RAM, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 packs a lot of punch. The 512 GB PCIe SSD delivers speedy performance sure to boost user productivity. As for graphics, it has a built in Intel UHD Graphics 620. The X1 Carbon Gen 7 features amazing visuals. User can experience the 14-inch WQHD (2,560 x 1,440) IPS, 300 nits panel with high dynamic range technology with intricate details pop while shadows and textures become richer.
Like all ThinkPad laptops, the X1 Carbon Gen 7 is tested against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks to ensure it runs in extreme conditions. From Arctic wilderness to desert dust storms, from zero-gravity to spills and drops, user can trust this laptop to handle whatever life throws their way. The X1 Carbon Gen 7 can keep users online even when there’s no WiFi. The optional LTE-A card and the WWAN technology lets the laptop function like a smartphone. Where there’s cellular service they can always jump online. And they can trust that their connection is secure. User can keep their business data and their privacy safe with the X1 Carbon Gen 7 laptop’s comprehensive suite of ThinkShield security features. Its discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) encrypts data and works in conjunction with Windows 10 security. ThinkShutter, a physical camera cover, blocks the lens to ensure that users are only seen when they want to be. And the fingerprint reader uses biometrics to log in with a simple touch. As for conclusion, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 does not disappoint. This business laptop is both lightweight and high performance, which is what working professionals need in accomplishing work on the go.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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.
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.
i7-8565U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process). The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» 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.
80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.