Lenovo 14" ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook (5th Gen)

Lenovo 14" ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook (5th Gen)

Lenovo 14" ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook (5th Gen)

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Product Highlights

  • 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-6500U Dual-Core
  • 8GB LPDDR3 RAM | 256GB Opal 2 SSD
  • 14" 1920 x 1080 IPS Display
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 520
  • MicroSD Media Card Reader
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi | Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB 3.0 | Thunderbolt 3 | HDMI
  • Windows 7 Pro + Windows 10 Pro License
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Lenovo X1 Carbon overview

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The 14" ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook from Lenovo is a lightweight laptop designed for on-the-go professionals who need a secure and portable system to keep up with them. To ensure your data is protected, the X1 Carbon is equipped with a fingerprint reader, power-on password protection, TPM (Trusted Platform Module), and a security keyhole slot. Performance-wise, it's powered by a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i7-6500U dual-core processor, 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and integrated Intel HD graphics. Its 14" display has a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution and is built with an IPS (In-Plane Switching) display, delivering crisp and clear content with vivid colors and wide viewing angles.

A 256GB Opal 2 SSD is installed to store your files and multimedia content with an additional layer of encryption. Should you need more space, you can attach external storage solutions using its multiple USB ports as well as its microSD card reader. Connect to the Internet via 802.11ac Wi-Fi and pair compatible wireless peripherals using Bluetooth 4.1 technology. Other integrated features include two Thunderbolt 3 ports, an HDMI port, speakers, a webcam with microphones, and a mic/headphone combo jack. The operating system installed is Windows 7 Pro and it comes with a Windows 10 Pro upgrade license.

Thin, Light, and Durable
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is constructed out of carbon fiber and magnesium alloy, making it thin, lightweight, and extremely durable. Weighing roughly 2.5 pounds and at 0.63" thin, it has passed nearly a dozen military-grade specification tests including dust, vibration, heat, cold, altitude, humidity, and more so you can rely on the ThinkPad despite what life throws your way.
Stay Unplugged
With the X1 Carbon, you can stay connected, or take it with you on the go, as the battery can last up to 15.5 hours on a single charge. Also, thanks to rapid charging technology, it can recharge up to 80% capacity in just one hour. Actual battery life will depend on use.
Extra Security
Because your data is critical, Lenovo has enhanced security to keep you safer than ever. The X1 Carbon includes a fingerprint reader, power-on password protection, TPM (Trusted Platform Module), and a security keyhole slot.
Thunderbolt 3
Thunderbolt 3 is a hardware interface that utilizes the reversible USB Type-C connector. Doubling the speed of its predecessor, Thunderbolt 3 features a maximum throughput of 40 Gb/s when used with compatible devices. The connector also transmits data via USB 3.1 at up to 10 Gb/s, and dual-bandwidth DisplayPort 1.2 allows you to connect up to two 4K displays simultaneously. Additionally, you can daisy chain up to six devices from a single Thunderbolt 3 port.

Windows 10 Pro

Start Menu
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Laptop, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
Microsoft Edge
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
Windows Store
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows Continuum
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
Windows 10 Pro
The Pro version of Windows 10 includes all of the features of Windows 10 Home plus many designed specifically for businesses users, including Hyper-V virtualization, BitLocker disk encryption, and remote desktop access. Devices will also be able to join domains and the Azure Active Directory, and they can even access a specialized version of the Windows Store featuring custom, company-specific applications.
In the Box
Lenovo 14" ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook (5th Gen)
  • Power Cable & Adapter
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Lenovo X1 Carbon specs

    Processor Intel Core i7-6500U Dual-Core
    Base Clock Speed 2.5 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 3.1 GHz
    Total Installed Memory 8 GB
    Maximum Memory Capacity 16 GB
    Memory Type LPDDR3 SDRAM
    Memory Speed 1866 MHz
    Available Memory Slots None
    Memory Slot Type 204-Pin SO-DIMM
    Graphics Type Integrated
    GPU Intel HD Graphics 520
    Panel Type IPS
    Size 14"
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Touchscreen None
    Total Capacity 256 GB
    Solid State Storage 1 x 256 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe
    Optical Drive None
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    2 x Thunderbolt 3
    Display 1 x HDMI 1.4
    Audio 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
    Integrated Microphone
    Integrated Speaker
    Media Card Slots microSD
    Network None
    Modem None
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
    MU-MIMO Support 2 x 2
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
    Mobile Broadband None
    GPS None
    NFC None
    Webcam User-Facing: 720p Video
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
    Watt Hours / Type 57 Wh Non-Removable
    Cells 3
    Maximum Runtime 15.5 Hours
    Power Supply 1 x 65 W
    Operating System Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit)
    Security HDD User Password Protection, Power-On Password, Accepts 3rd Party Security Lock Devices, Infineon TPM Software Professional Package, Fingerprint Reader
    Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
    Features: Backlight
    Pointing Device TouchPad & Pointing Stick
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 12.7 x 0.6 x 8.6" / 322.6 x 15.2 x 218.4 mm
    Weight 2.49 lb / 1.13 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.6 x 11.9 x 3.2"

    Lenovo X1 Carbon reviews

    14" ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook (5th Gen) is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 141.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improvements across the board Gorgeous machine. Even lighter than 4th gen but still rock solid like all Lenovo's before it. Keyboard action remains the best in the PC world. USB-C addition (and charging) is fantastic. 7th gen Kaby Lake's are great to see, though not surprising. PCIE drives are not ubiquitous across the range of premium Lenovo laptops so I am happy to see the X1 featuring PCIE's, especially at the 512 and 1TB level. Black is ways classic though the new silver is great. Brings a contemporary color to this model. Overall this is one of the best computers you can spend money on in the world right now. Between this and the Yoga you have a lot of options.
    Date published: 2017-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid and Impressive After reading some of the negative quality reviews on here I was a bit hesitant, but I have been using Thinkpads for 11 years now and never had an issue. In fact, my X60 from 2006 still works, as does my X220 from 2011. Both were used daily for business school and then work, and were taken on numerous overseas trips. Overall I am really impressed again with this machine. Solid build quality, great screen and lightning fast (got the top of the line processor and 512gb SSD). And the keyboard is still one of the best on a laptop, though I still love the X220 keyboard as it had a bit more travel on the keys....I am hoping this will be my machine for the next 5 years (fingers crossed).
    Date published: 2017-02-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best laptops I've owned Coming from a few different Macbooks and Macbook Pros, I'm very pleasantly surprised with this laptop on a few points: decent sized screen, incredibly thin bezel, awesome solid keyboard, great ports, awesome fingerprint reader for login. Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) makes using a Windows again compelling for me as a software developer. The only complaint I have so far is that the region of a left mouse click is too restricted to the left, so I find myself clicking on the trackpad and have it be a right mouse click by accident more often than not.
    Date published: 2017-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from WQHD is gorgeous. This machine is class. Y'all. If you are on the fence about getting the WQHD screen, GET IT. This display (2560x1440) is gorgeous; no resolution or pixelation issues. Screen brightness is completely acceptable and I have no trackpad problems. Fingerprint reader is very quick. The only possible way that this computer is not an upgrade from my 2015 Retina MacBook is the fan, which buzzes like an old DVD drive during stress. I am sorry about how many 1-star reviews this machine has because some people might be influenced to pass by this exceptionally fine laptop.
    Date published: 2017-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing laptop I've purchased three different Lenovo Thinkpad laptops now and this latest purchase knocked my socks off. I was concerned about the smaller screen size as compared to my larger 15" version, but after using this laptop to work from home for several hours every night, I find that my eyes are not stressed and the laptop is quite comfortable to use. I highly recommend this laptop for many reasons including the weight, size, portability, and finish. The fingerprint security feature is fun and provides enhanced protection. The screen is amazingly crisp. Sound is still just as good. Quite satisfied with this purchase. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2017-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best gift I could have given I bought the ThinkPad X1 Carbon for my boyfriend, as he had a Lenovo previously and loved it. I have to say, the product has only improved. One feature he was looking for was the backlit keypad, as I have it on my Mac and it is not as common on PCs. He loves that the laptop is very light (he can lift it easily right after a neck surgery) and had no issues setting it up. He uses it for law school and business, so I couldn't have picked a better computer to fit his needs! It is a quick performer and the battery life is PHENOMENAL! My only (slight) complaint is it is pricey. But in my opinion, it was well worth it! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2018-06-01
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Computer I've possibly owned I've barely had this computer for 2.5 months and it's been a disaster!! I maxed out all of the settings and it keeps crashing and freezing. I needed a computer that's indestructible and instead I got total garbage that crashes right before you have a deadline or need to submit something! I've gotten the blue screen of death probably a 1000 times by now. And the solution - ship it to them for 10 business days to fix it! Who in this day and age can live without a computer for 10 business days? I don't know what planet these people live on! I want a full refund!
    Date published: 2017-11-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I Was Looking For Light, compact, fast processing. Great quality screen image. Great laptop for travelers sick of lugging around a big, heavy unit. The only thing I don’t care for is that the traditional locations of CTRL and FN keys are swapped, which will take a little while to get accustomed to. It is definitely a pricy little laptop, but if you want the i7 processor in a light-weight unit, and can afford it, it’s a good unit. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
    Date published: 2017-10-21
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