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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (20FB / 20FC, 4th Gen, 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (20FB / 20FC, 4th Gen, 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and performance. The durability and keyboard are also mentioned favorably.

portability, keyboard, durability, performance, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (20FB / 20FC, 4th Gen, 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (4th Gen, 2016)

 

Durable and long-lasting, but slick and thin, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the business laptop to beat.

Lightweight for a 14-inch laptop. 2,560-by-1,440 (WQHD+) IPS display. Dual pointing devices. 10 hours of battery life. Durable. Comfortable keyboard. Three-year warranty.

Lacks USB-C. New docking system. Ethernet requires dongle.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (zdnet.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (4th Gen) review: More connections, but no touchscreen

 

Lenovo has delivered another impressive ThinkPad X1 Carbon, albeit one that's distinctly evolutionary. Connectivity is improved, but the touchscreen option is gone and battery life could be better.

Lightweight yet solidly built ; Superb keyboard ; High-resolution screen in more expensive models ; Three USB 3.0 ports ; WiGig support ; Mobile broadband support in top-end model

Expensive ; No touchscreen ; Disappointing battery life

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2016) Review and Ratings

 

Lenovo pares another few grams and millimeters from its lustworthy ThinkPad X1 Carbon, turning the executive status symbol into the best 14-inch business notebook, period.

Remarkably thin and light yet sturdy ; Splendid keyboard ; Crisp 1080p display ; Security and manageability features for IT departments

No USB-C or Ethernet port ; No touch screen ; MicroSD instead of standard SD card slot

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2016)

 

Fourth time's a charm? Maybe so with the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4th generation. Not that the previous generations were slouches-- quite the opposite, in fact! The new 2016 model is an evolutionary improvement with the better screen we were pining...

Slim, light yet strong. Fantastic keyboard, very good display, good port selection

No touchscreen option, no USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 port

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon faces some serious competition, even within Lenovo's own overlapping lineup where the ThinkPad X1 Yoga and ThinkPad T460s beckon. The X1 Yoga brings a 360 degree hinge, touchscreen and a Wacom pen for $300 more. The T460s...

Expert review by: Juan Martinez (techradar.com)

Hands on: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2016) review

 

A reboot with loads of potential

11-hour battery life claim ; 16GB of RAM ; WQHD screen

Pricey ; Marginal upgrade to 2015 ; No touchscreen

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Design

Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:DC-HSPA+, HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA / HSPA+ / HSPA, HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, WCDMA
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600 / 1333,1600,1866,2133 / 1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 65

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:81016 / 88192 / 88193 / 88194
Processor package size:40 / 42
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C
UART: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Software

Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

SSD form factor:2.5" / M.2