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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and battery. The screen and performance are also appreciated, but many are critical about the touchpad and sound.

portability, performance, screen, battery, durability

price, size, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Loyd Case (pcworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review: Exotic Case, Ho-Hum Screen

 

Lenovo is justifiably proud of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultraportable laptop. The machine is incredibly thin—just 0.7 inch at its thickest point—and the chassis is built with carbon fiber, resulting in an Ultrabook that ships with a 1600-by-900-pixel LCD...

Good keyboard and choice of pointing options ; Integrated 3G cellular broadband

LCD panel seems dim and a little washed out ; Limited port selection

Lenovo's X1 Carbon offers an understated look and exotic chassis material, but the LCD panel display quality could be better.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Jason Cross (pcworld.com)

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

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Lenovo Thinkpad X1

 

Its slightly thickened frame allowed for a 2.5-inch spinning hard drive—a 320GB, 7200rpm capacity, in this case. This brings down the cost of the laptop significantly; the solid-state drives found in the Air 13-inch and Series 9 are the primary reasons...

Sturdy construction. Gorilla glass is scratch-proof. Backlit keyboard. Great typing experience. HDMI and DisplayPort. Fast 2.5-inch HDD. Standard Voltage processors only. An excellent mix of wireless technologies. Dolby sound is worthy of entertainment...

No Anti-glare screen available. Standard battery alone doesn't crank out enough battery life. Hefty for an ultraportable without an optical drive

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 has a backlit keyboard, edge-to-edge gorilla glass screen, the infamous click touchpad, and high-fidelity Dolby sound, and it has some serious processing chops. Its standard battery, however, is unimpressive.

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Review

 

The ThinkPad X1 Tablet (3rd Gen) is a slick 2-in-1 detachable that's super comfy, military-durable and powerful enough to do some light gaming.

Gorgeous design; Durable, MIL-STD 810G tested; Great keyboard and stylus; Impressive webcams; Solid performance; Bright and vivid display

Below-average battery life; Poorly designed pen slot; Quiet sound

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

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 : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2016) Review

 

With a brilliant screen, long battery life and awesome keyboard, the 2.6-pound ThinkPad X1 Carbon is as pleasant to use as it is to carry.

Bright, colorful screen; World-class keyboard; Strong battery life (with 1080p screen); Blazing-fast SSD

Lacks Ethernet and full-size SD card slot; QHD Screen has so-so endurance

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 2018 (i5, 3K-IPS) Convertible Review

 

The best business convertible? Lenovo has completely reworked the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, which now includes a larger touchscreen, two Thunderbolt 3 ports and much faster CPUs. This has the caveat that these faster chips have to be actively cooled now. Is...

stable high-quality chasssis ; high CPU performance ; very good input devices ; Keyboard & pen come included ; integrated LTE ; 2x Thunderbolt 3 ; very good display ; 3 year warranty ; Brightness-sensor also used for the keyboard backlight

glossy screen ; no USB A ports ; fans are clearly audible under load ; high temperatures under load ; middling battery-life ; bad speakers ; smudge-prone materials (especially the keyboard)

Let us begin with our introductory question – is the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet the best business convertible? This question can not be answered in general, because the competing devices are just too different in the details. It depends on how the...

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review

 

Although the ThinkPad line of notebooks from Lenovo is synonymous with business laptops, there hasn't been a 13-inch ThinkPad since the old X301. The all new ThinkPad X1 promises to deliver all the features and dependability you expect from a ThinkPad...

Thin design with lots of ports ; Excellent performance ; Bright screen with Gorilla Glass

Integrated battery ; Glossy screen ; Annoying touchpad issue

May, 2011

Expert review by : Ammon Carpenter (slashgear.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review

 

We got the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 in our hands early, to get the skinny on this laptop targeted for the business user. This slim black laptop looks good on the outside, but like Mom used to say “It's what's inside that counts.” With rumors of Intel...

Like many laptops, the X1 is greatly limited in terms of expandability beyond the initial options at the time of purchase. But is seems like Lenovo is attempting to build a laptop that will be useful and sturdy enough to work for years to come. The...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Katherine Stevenson (maximumpc.com)

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

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