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Lenovo Thinkpad X1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad X1. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the design and keyboard are generally positive. The durability and portability also get good reviews. There are some critical comments about the price and battery. There are some mixed comments about the touchpad and screen.

performance, portability, durability, keyboard, design

battery, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad X1 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the portability. There are some negative comments about the battery.



100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 13.3-inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-2520M, RAM 4GB, HDD 320GB, Window 7 Professional 64 Bit)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (

Lenovo X1 Carbon Review


Overall, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is an amazing work laptop. It has a very sturdy design that is also low-maintenance. It has an awesome keyboard that is unrivaled in my opinion – even my desktop keyboard is jealous of it. The ergonomics are really tuned...

Aug, 2012

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 (NWK3QGE) Notebook


Business as usual? Does the top model of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 series deserve its price tag of 1800 Euros? The basic configuration of the model includes integrated UMTS, a well-sized SSD and a fast Core i7 CPU, and all of that is installed in the...

Fast SSD, Strong performance CPU, Thin but well-designed case, Bright display, High-quality input devices, Extensive connectivity, The fast system performance thanks to the modern flash storage of the ThinkPad X1. Windows and programs start in seconds...

Expensive, Weak contrast and limited viewing angles, Battery life needs to be improved, Temperatures emissions are high under load, The emissions of the fast CPU can push the cooling system to its limits especially during the summer. Lenovo should...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review


Last month we reviewed Samsung's Series 9 ultraportable notebook and found that, while it offered an exceedingly svelte and fashionable form factor, there was a performance trade-off to all that stylishness. Lenovo's 13-inch ThinkPad X1 represents a...

A durable, well-equipped, ultraportable powerhouse

Close to 4 pounds; no optical drive; single-channel RAM

Yes, the ThinkPad X1 is a serious machine for serious ultraportable computing, although its ultraportability is on the heftier side and its computing doesn’t include optical duties.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Felix Sold (

Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Subnotebook


Smarter Business Laptop. With ThinkPad X1, Lenovo presents a comp

Compact case & craftsmanship; Variety of ports; Ways to connect to internet; Comfortable keyboard & touchpad; Backlit keyboard; Bright, evenly lit screen; Good multimedia performance; Speedy hard drive; 36-month warranty

No docking port; Reflective screen; Low contrast / high black level; Fan almost always on; High case temp under heavy use; Poor quality speakers; Relatively short battery life

Subnotebooks with a 13.3" screen and new hardware. Among these: the similarly priced Samsung 900X3A, the Apple MacBook Air 13 Late 2010 or the MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011, although there's more selections when looking at consumer notebooks rather than...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Digitaltrends (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review


Excellent input devices, High-resolution, matte touchscreen, Much-improved battery life, Runs cool and quiet, even under heavy load

Keyboard changes will irk many touch typists, Screen should be brighter, Sealed battery still stinks for many business users

While the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon feels solidly built and impressively light, with pretty good battery life and a generally very comfortable keyboard, whether or not it’s a good fit for you depends largely on how you weigh the changes Lenovo has made...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Wired (

Touch Me I’m Carbon


Good sir! You have outfit my ThinkPad X1 Carbon with the power of touch! With the rather obviously named ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch , Lenovo brings its flagship ultrabook into the Windows 8 era, adding a touchscreen to the package but leaving most of the...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: ZDNet (

ThinkPad X1 Carbon -- Able MacBook Air competitor (review)


Summary: Lenovo spared no expense making the ThinkPad X1 Carbon a real mobile workhorse. From the 14-inch IPS display to the 256GB SSD in this review unit, the X1 Carbon is a road warrior's delight. It doesn't hurt it has the best trackpad the reviewer...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Jason Cross (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1


The technology press has lumped Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 into a growing category of Macbook Air competitors, but now that I've used one for awhile, I can tell you it doesn't really belong there. Though the X1 is the thinnest ThinkPad ever, it is still...

Very solid construction ; Thin and relatively light

poor battery life ; glossy screen

If the battery only lasted a couple hours longer, this would be the must-have business traveler's laptop.

May, 2011

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Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 (Video)


Seit Wochen wurde das ThinkPad X1 mit Spannung erwartet, obwohl es offiziell nicht existierte. Nun steht das Lenovo-Laptop endlich vor unserer US-Kollegin Dana und wurde von ihr auf Herz und Nieren geprüft. Ihre Review findet ihr hinter dem...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Dana Wollman (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review


For weeks now, Lenovo aficionados have been salivating. Thanks to a series of leaks, more than a few of you have been awaiting the ThinkPad X1, the

Thin, durable design with a superb keyboard ; Fast-charging battery ; Good speakers

Short battery life ; Reflective display ; Limited CPU selection

May, 2011

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


Processor cache level:L3

Processor special features

Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes