RANK #19

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

"The ThinkPad Carbon X1 does everything it should for your business and pleasure needs. It's slim, tough, lightweight, more powerful than before and offers features no other laptop can, including a keyboard that's the pinnacle of typing. However, it's expensive, the battery life should be better, its style won't suit all, and the HDR screen isn't perfect "
As posted by pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Slim, lightweight design
  • Fast performance
  • Excellent keyboard and trackpad
  • Impressive security features
  • High-resolution, high-quality screen

Cons

  • No SD or microSD card slot
  • Weak graphics
  • Disappointing speakers

Product Details

Date First Available:
March 21, 2018

Overall Rating

85.6%
The overall rating was calculated based on 18022 customer and expert reviews from 65 review sites and 7 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Laptops:
  • 91.9%
    Design
  • 93.9%
    Performance
  • 90.4%
    Battery life
  • 91.2%
    Features
  • 88.7%
    Display
  • 88.5%
    Audio
  • 89.0%
    Keyboard and touchpad

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
20
Good
39
Fair
0
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

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    8,318 reviews
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  • Lenovo 14" ThinkPad X1 Carbon G8 Laptop

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    69 reviews
    $1,999.00
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Expert Reviews

It hasn't gotten Intel's 11th Generation "Tiger Lake" processors yet, but there's no more desirable ultraportable than Lenovo's 2.4-pound ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Read more on pcmag.com

Pros

  • Flawless lightweight construction
  • Superb keyboard and display
  • Good array of ports and configuration options

Cons

  • Expensive outside of fleet buys
  • No SD or microSD card slot

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 8) brings faster performance to the best business laptop around.

Read more on laptopmag.com

Pros

  • Slim, lightweight design
  • Bright, vibrant 1080p and 4K display options
  • Class-leading keyboard
  • Fast performance
  • Decent battery life (on 1080p model)

Cons

  • Fingerprint magnet
  • Weak graphics

Lenovo's flagship ThinkPad ultraportable delivers a great combination of premium laptop look and feel with business-grade privacy and security options.

Read more on cnet.com

The ThinkPad is a rock-solid laptop with good performance, ergonomics and connectivity. Here's our X1 Carbon 7th-gen review.

Read more on techadvisor.com

Pros

  • Gorgeous design
  • Thin and light
  • Excellent keyboard and trackpad
  • Solid overall performance

Cons

  • Way too much bloatware
  • Gets hot easily
  • Terrible for gaming

Lenovo's business-centric laptop is back once again, now in its fifth generation. Nice machine, but the trackpad is lousy.

Read more on wired.com

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th Gen): A luxury laptop with a high-quality finish and high-quality components, but we’d drop down to a Full HD screen

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Great quality screen
  • Impressive security features
  • Ultraportable design

Cons

  • Poor battery life
  • Pricey

The 2018 ThinkPad X1 Carbon remains the business laptop to beat, offering a tough chassis, an excellent keyboard and all-day battery life for all but the most demanding power users.

Read more on zdnet.com

Pros

  • Compact, light, solid build
  • Excellent keyboard
  • 8th-generation Intel Core processors
  • Screen option with Dolby Vision HDR
  • ThinkShutter privacy cover for camera

Cons

  • Disappointing speakers
  • No reduction in size and weight from previous generation
  • Noticeable screen bezels
  • Expensive

The ThinkPad Carbon X1 does everything it should for your business and pleasure needs. It's slim, tough, lightweight, more powerful than before and offers features no other laptop can, including a keyboard that's the pinnacle of typing. However, it's expensive, the battery life should be better, its style won't suit all, and the HDR screen isn't perfect.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • HDR screen option is bright and clean
  • Tough magnesium alloy frame and different 'business casual' lightweight carbon design
  • 4G/LTE support for on-the-go working

Cons

  • Undeniably expensive
  • Battery life should be better
  • HDR screen backlight not uniform (shows in dim conditions)
  • Nipple trackpad's presence won't appeal to all

The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon takes aim at Apple and Dell. Is it the perfect business Ultrabook?

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • High-resolution, high-quality screen
  • Excellent keyboard
  • Light, impressive exterior
  • Good upgradability
  • Three-year warranty included

Cons

  • Screen quality beaten elsewhere
  • Battery life good but not the best
  • Bigger and heavier than ultrabook rivals
  • Business features add to price

Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen is an otherwise stellar 14-inch business notebook PC, but with a battery that can't keep up with the rest this notebook has to offer.

Read more on pcworld.com

Pros

  • Vibrant, detailed 4K screen
  • Resilient, comfortable typing experience
  • Unexpectedly good audio
  • Lenovo Vantage utility software
  • Lightweight and sturdy

Cons

  • Deficient battery life for a business laptop

The latest ThinkPad offers nearly the whole package: a pretty profile, performance and a clever adaptive keyboard on top.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Clever adaptive keyboard
  • Fantastic design ID
  • Unmatched inputs

Cons

  • Generally dim screen
  • Average battery life
  • No SD card reader

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a suited and booted style laptop with everything a classy globe-trotter needs. It's slim, tough, ultra-light, powerful and lasts an age between charges.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Tough magnesium alloy frame
  • Very light
  • Great battery life
  • All-conditions screen

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Display colour saturation could be better

Pros

  • high quality chassis

Cons

  • stability problem while playing games

The ultimate in lightweight productivity, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 8) combines a best-in-class keyboard with a stunning screen and strong endurance.

Read more on tomshardware.com

Pros

  • All day battery life on 1080p model
  • Vibrant 4K display
  • Slim, lightweight design
  • Excellent keyboard
  • Great port selection

Cons

  • Annoying power button placement
  • VoIP controls only work with two apps
  • Dull, blurry webcam

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the most established laptops around, and this year's model marks the 7th iteration of the series.

Read more on engadget.com

Pros

  • Convenient privacy shutter for webcam
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Light yet elegant body
  • Generous array of ports

Cons

  • Short battery life on high res model
  • Inconsistent display brightness adjustment
  • Finicky webcam

The Lenovo ThinkPad T490 is for users who want reliability as opposed to the thinner, light ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Here's what you need to know about both laptops.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 Battery Life, Teardown, Thermals And Review Conclusion

Read more on hothardware.com

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers fast performance, an excellent keyboard, and long lasting battery in a lightweight slim design. It is the best Windows laptop for business users and professionals alike. The portability combined with top of the line hardware makes this a great travel laptop.

Read more on gadgetreview.com

Pros

  • 14-inch 4K UHD HDR display
  • 10th generation Intel Core i7-10510U processor
  • Excellent battery life of up to 18 hours

Cons

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a powerful business partner thanks to its outstanding 4K display and incredible performance. Is it for you?

Read more on androidauthority.com

The ultrathin business laptop that sacrifices nothing

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Smaller and lighter in every way
  • Improved Microsoft Precision Touchpad
  • Windows 10 Signature Edition cuts bloatware

Cons

  • Expensive

While the 2014 version of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon left us a little perplexed due to the changes that were made to its keyboard, this 2015 version has left us satisfied. While it's a product that didn't immediately stir up any emotions, we did get excited once we realised that the keyboard is once again 'normal'. That, coupled with the sturdy build quality and slim design make the ThinkPad X1 Carbon a good laptop for executives, typists, and anyone else who wants great portability and usability.

Read more on pcworld.idg.com.au

Pros

  • Solid build quality
  • Great portability
  • High quality keyboard

Cons

  • No SD card slot
  • An IPS screen isn't standard

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