Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G7
Average of 8 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G7
Source: Tech Advisor
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon remains an excellent choice for a powerful and portable business laptop. It's got the expected combination of top build quality combined with excellent performance and decent features. There's little to dislike but we don't think you should punt for this 4K model we tested - even if you lose the carbon fibre lid. Battery life isn't great so dropping to a 1080p will help and the image will still be crisp enough for day-to-day tasks unless you need a higher resolution specifically for design work. This will also make the X1 more affordable, even cheaper than some rivals. Dropping to a Core i5 processor will also save you money and while still provideing enough performance for mainstream tasks. The X1 Carbon lives up to the ThinkPad’s famous name, just pick the right model.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Gen 7 14” ThinkPad X1 Carbon is yet another amazing laptop in the ThinkPad series of laptops. It delivers in pretty much every area of importance for laptop users on the go. It’s slim, lightweight, and easy to carry as well as powerful, easy to use with an amazing display even if you’re getting the non-4K version.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 90% performance: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95%
Source: Stuff TV
Sure, it still leans on the serious side, and won't leave gadget fans lusting like a Dell XPS or Apple MacBook might, but it's almost so light you'll want to weigh it down in a breeze. That 4K screen can handle movie streaming and spreadsheets alike. It is mighty pricey in the top-spec configuration, though. If you want similar power for less cash, and even more style points, an XPS 13 is still your best bet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
I almost feel like there's no much I can say about the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, because it's so good, but it's always been good. When talking about a business clamshell that's thin and light, look no further. And it's even lighter this year at an incredible 2.4 pounds.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Ultrabook Review
I really like Lenovo’s new Thinkpad Carbon X1 and I think it has it where it counts: the construction, the inputs and the multitude of screens and hardware configurations, among others. Compared to the previous models, this 2019 X1 Carbon 7th gen improves in the screens, audio and noise-levels, but settles for shorter battery life and some performance limitations in demanding loads. We'll talk about all these aspects in the review below.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: PC Mag
With a sturdy, lightweight carbon-fiber exterior, an excellent keyboard, and plenty of security and manageability features, Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 is the best laptop you can buy for your business.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Despite a smattering of small complaints, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is still a strong business laptop that will appeal to its diehard fans. The build quality, keyboard performance and battery life are all great, at least if you don't mind passing on the UHD screen. For its $1,200 starting price though, the X1 Carbon has serious competition from the likes of the Surface Laptop 2 and Huawei Matebook 14. But Lenovo's appealing keyboard alone may just keep its fans coming back for more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 86%
Overall, in the past few days of using the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon, I’m more than thrilled with the sum of all the smaller updates. Together, they add up to a better experience, but the question remains: is it worth upgrading from the current X1 Carbon? To answer this question, stay tuned for SlashGear’s full review.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Ultrabook Review
All in all, the 2019 X1 Yoga is a major update of last year’s generation and I’d expect to catch a lot of attention later in the year, when shipping. Just like the Carbon variant, it’s scheduled for June 2019, with prices starting at $1929.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 01/10/2019
Source: Computerbase DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2019
Source: c't - 13/19
Display very good, Mobility very good, equipment mediocre
Single Review, , Long, Date: 04/01/2019
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.
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.
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.
85.38%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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