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

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (20FB / 20FC, 4th Gen, 2016)
alaScore 88

18 reviews

Oct, 2020

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 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 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the keyboard.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (20FB / 20FC, 4th Gen, 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

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 (

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 : Lisa Gade (

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 (

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

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