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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G7


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G7
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G7 (ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 Series)
Intel Core i7-8565U 4 x 1.8 - 4.6 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
16 GB 
, DDR3
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, IPS
512 MB NAND Flash, 0.5 GB 
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 Thunderbolt, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, 1 Fingerprint Reader
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth Yes
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.95 x 323 x 217 ( = 0.59 x 12.72 x 8.54 in)
51 Wh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
1.11 kg ( = 39.15 oz / 2.45 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 85.56% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 87%, features: 92%, display: 91% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: 93%, emissions: 100%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G7

80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th-gen) review
Source: Tech Advisor English version
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%
92% Gen 7 14″ ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: Simply beautiful and almost perfect
Source: Techaeris English version
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%
80% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (7th gen) review
Source: Stuff TV English version
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%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 review: Light, powerful, and beautiful
Source: Neowin English version
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%
85% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th gen review (2019 model – Core i7, FHD & UHD screens)
Source: Ultrabook Review English version
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%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 (2019)
Source: PC Mag English version
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%
86% ThinkPad X1 Carbon review (2019): Sometimes it’s good to be boring
Source: Engadget English version
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%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4K (7th-gen) hands-on review
Source: Slashgear English version
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%
2019 premium Lenovo ThinkPads: X1 Carbon 7th-gen, X1 Yoga 4th-gen
Source: Ultrabook Review English version
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

Foreign Reviews

87% Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon G7
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 79% features: 92% display: 91% mobility: 71% ergonomy: 93% emissions: 100%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G7: Lenovo baut das beste Business-Notebook
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2019
X1, die x-te
Source: c't - 13/19 German
Display very good, Mobility very good, equipment mediocre
Single Review, , Long, Date: 04/01/2019



The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon with Privacy Guard Display is a business laptop that also looks good. It is a sleeker and lighter version of the ThinkPad X1. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 notches up the style with an optional carbon-fibre weave top cover. The new X1 Carbon is the lightest 14" Ultrabook, because it starts at just 2.877 lbs. Furthermore, as it is just 17.72 mm thin, it is the thinnest ThinkPad so far. The laptop is constructed with satellite-grade carbon fibre, meaning the new X1 Carbon is the toughest ThinkPad ever made. In fact, Lenovo performs nearly a dozen separate military-grade specification tests, all in extreme conditions with dust, vibration, heat, cold, altitude, water, humidity, solar radiation, fungus, and salt fog. As a ThinkPad, it is loaded with business-class security. Available with a fingerprint reader, the new X1 Carbon lets users use biometrics for login, so the swipe of their finger becomes their password. Intel security features and vPro options step up protection and enhance manageability when deploying updates. Aside from that, a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip further encrypts critical information.

Under the hood, it has Intel Core i5-8265U processor, Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphics processor, 16 GB  of LPDDR3-2133 Dual-Channel soldered RAM and 512 GB of SSD PCIe storage. As for the display, it has a 14-inch 16:9 display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel, an IPS ePrivacy Screen with a pixel density of 157 PPI. The ePrivacy screen helps prevent strangers from spying on the information on the screen. Plus, it is also anti-smudge.  The new X1 Carbon delivers up to 10.9 hours of battery life on a single charge. And if the battery does run low, users can charge it up quickly with RapidCharge technology – 80% of the battery charge restored in just under an hour. Furthermore, even with its ultra-thin design, the X1 Carbon stays cool. In fact, Lenovo’s patented fan blades provide the cool and quiet performance. The X1 Carbon Gen 7 can keep users online even when there is no WiFi. The optional LTE-A card and WWAN technology allows the laptop to function as a smartphone. Where there is cellular service, they can always jump online. In conclusion, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a high-quality and high-performance business laptop. Lenovo certainly improved the ThinkPad X1 Carbon with more features and a better design. However, the premium pricing makes it more suitable for professional workers who have the budget.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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.

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

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.

85.56%: 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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