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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14-inch (5th Gen, 2017)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14-inch (5th Gen, 2017)
alaScore 89

51 reviews

Sep, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14-inch (5th Gen, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and performance. The size and durability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14-inch (5th Gen, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Smith (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017) review


Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the best laptop for traveling professionals.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: doing it right


No hybrid distractions, just a pure, distilled laptop

Rigid, sturdy design and materials ; Wonderful keyboard ; Great battery life for such a thin PC ; Solid performance ; Matte screen with thin bezels

Widescreen aspect ratio is suboptimal for a work computer ; Poor headphone audio quality ; Charging ports would have been more convenient if not next to one another

To satisfy your mobile computing needs, you can now pick among iPads, Chromebooks, and 2-in-1 Windows devices next to the traditional macOS and Windows laptops. That’s a choice you’ll have to weigh before considering Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon. For...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017) review: A modern classic for the battery-bleeding business traveler


At less than 2.5 pounds and a terrific almost-12 hours of battery life, the fifth-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon makes a great travel companion.

Class-leading battery life, good performance and its light weight are among the ThinkPad X1 Carbon's main virtues.

It's expensive, and there's no touchscreen option.

This isn't the most feature-packed or stylish system. But it does have the classic look and the performance, battery life and light weight a traveler needs from a traditional laptop.

May, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017)


The latest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a very thin, light, and powerful laptop that lasts nearly 16 hours on battery power.

Almost 16 hours of battery life. Weighs less than 2.5 pounds. Bright, clear display. USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 support. Anti-Fry cable protection.

Ethernet requires a dongle. Omits OneLink+ dock compatibility. No touch screen option.

The latest iteration of the Lenovo X1 Carbon is easy to carry everywhere, it's sleek enough to show off, it'll last all day (and then some), and it has the power to motor through office and multimedia tasks easily. In addition, the screen is brilliant,...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Phillip Tracy (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (5th Gen, 2020) review


Minor updates improve a winning formula

Bright, vivid 1080p and 4K displays ; Great performance (superfast SSD) ; Garaged stylus included ; World-class keyboard ; Long battery life

Thick display bezels ; Weak graphics ; Small touchpad

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga remains the best business 2-in-1 despite sticking with an aging formula.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th Gen) Review


With long battery life, a best-in-class keyboard, and a slim, soft-touch design, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the Maserati of business laptops.

Long battery life; Vibrant and colorful display; Comfy, soft-touch chassis; Very light

Expensive; Dim Screen; Tinny audio

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review (2017)


ThinkPad has been around for 25 years, and the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the crown-jewels of the ThinkPad family. In 2017, we are looking...

Very good size/performance ratio ; Excellent keyboard and trackpad ; Tough (MIL-SPEC 810 certified) ; Large range of upgrades options

No touch screen ; Expensive entry-level models


Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (

Display Check: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (i5, WQHD) Laptop


Now with more pixels. So far, the latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 was limited to 1080p displays, but Lenovo now offers its premium Ultrabook with a high-resolution screen as well. The waiting has been worthwhile.

Lenovo only ships the current ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 with the WQHD panel from LG Philips, so there is no panel lottery anymore, which was a big annoyance for many potential buyers last year. Our tests confirm that the current panel is superior to the...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Sebastian Bade (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review


Light business companion! We recently tested the ThinkPad X1 Carbon extensively. We now tested a slightly thinned-down version based on an Intel Core i5 for you, and we can show you whether this represents an advantage compared to the otherwise...

excellent case ; thought-out positions of connections ; future-proof ports ; flawless workmanship ; low weight ; quiet in everyday operation ; decent system performance ; IPS display with stable viewing angles ; high-quality input devices ; good...

high case temperatures ; CPU-throttling under continuous load ; no SD-card reader ; microSD-card reader (hard to reach) ; LAN only possible with included adapter

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 is a high-quality business laptop with faultless workmanship. The mobility, which the manufacturer aspires to with this series, in no way falls behind, since a weight of just barely above 1 kilogram (~2.2 lb) is what...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Charles P Jefferies (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th Generation/2017) Review


Lenovo's flagship Ultrabook is its best one yet, with a first-class design and stellar battery life. Take a closer look inside the newest ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Strong, lightweight design ; Excellent IPS display ; First-rate keyboard and touchpad/pointing stick ; All-day battery life ; Good port selection

Fan noise can be noticeable ; Pricey, especially in customized configurations ; RAM is not user-upgradeable

Apr, 2017

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