Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G9-20XW005JGE
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G9-20XW005JGE
Source: Think Computers
As things slowly get back to normal (depending on where you live) we are travelling more, working from coffee shops, and much more. With this I have been looking for a thin and light laptop that will serve my needs. While I have a massive 17-inch gaming laptop it is not the easiest to travel with and forget taking it down to the local coffee shop! I just want something that I can easily throw in my backpack, is not all that heavy, and can handle my daily needs of running this website as well as photo and video editing. Enter the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9, a 14-inch thin and light laptop with a carbon fiber and magnesium alloy chassis that weights in at only around 2.5 lbs! Lenovo sent us over the 20XW004DUS model which features an Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB DDR4-4267 memory (soldered), a 512GB NVMe SSD, and a 14-inch 1920 x 1200 IPS display. Let’s take a look and see what the new Gen 9 ThinkPad X1 Carbon is all about!
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/04/2022
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Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-1165G7: A higher-end, quad-core processor of the Tiger Lake product family. The i7 is designed to be used in ultra-light laptops. It is manufactured on the second-gen 10 nm Intel process marketed as SuperFin and it features the Iris Xe G7 (96 EUs) iGPU running at 400 MHz to 1,300 MHz. The CPU cores run at 2.8 GHz (base clock speed @ 28 W TDP) to 4.7 GHz (single-core Boost frequency). This i7 was the second-fastest CPU of the TGL-UP3 lineup when Intel initially launched the series in 2020.» 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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.