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Lenovo ThinkPad X1
7.0 out of 10

Lenovo ThinkPad X1

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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
31 March 2014
  • Conclusion: Still, we have no doubt that business users who spend a lot of time on the road will love the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon. If you're looking for a thin and light ultrabook that doesn't skimp on performance or durability, the Carbon should be at the top of your list.
  • Pros: Thin and light, Vivid touch screen with wide viewing angles, Speedy performance, Excellent typing feel, Adaptive function keys
  • Cons: Expensive, Not the longest battery life, Harsh audio, Annoying keyboard layout, Stiff upper mouse buttons
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Overall 8
8.4
Performance 8
8.4
Sound 8
8.0
Battery performance 9
8.7
Display 8
8.2
Weight 8
8.1
Noise 10
9.6
Gaming performance 7
7.3
Connectivity 8
7.9
Keyboard 8
8.1
Temperature 10
10

Review Update Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch 20A7-002DGE Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
27 March 2014
  • Summary: Luxury for the executive level. Ultrabooks are normally designed for home users – but that's not always the case. Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon, for example, targets affluent business customers who are willing to spend almost 2000 Euro (~$2800) for the top-of-the-line version.
  • Pros: light and sturdy chassis, very quiet, large ClickPad, integrated UMTS modem, backlit keyboard, input devices offer great feedback, good viewing angle stability (90°), very good battery life, spacious SSD with 512 GB capacity, semi-matte touch display, HDMI & Ethernet via dongle, Gone are the clun...
  • Cons: very high price, integrated touchpad mouse buttons, webcam quality is marginal, lacks true Fn-keys, Innovation can also have its drawbacks: the redesigned touchpad without dedicated buttons and the rather unusual Fn function-row is going require a serious adjustment period for long-term ThinkPad ...
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Overall 8
8.4
Performance 8
8.4
Sound 8
8.0
Battery performance 9
8.7
Display 8
8.2
Weight 8
8.1
Noise 10
9.6
Gaming performance 7
7.3
Connectivity 8
7.9
Keyboard 8
8.1
Temperature 10
10

Review Update Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch 20A7-002DGE Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
27 March 2014
  • Summary: Luxury for the executive level. Ultrabooks are normally designed for home users – but that's not always the case. Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon, for example, targets affluent business customers who are willing to spend almost 2000 Euro (~$2800) for the top-of-the-line version.
  • Pros: light and sturdy chassis, very quiet, large ClickPad, integrated UMTS modem, backlit keyboard, input devices offer great feedback, good viewing angle stability (90°), very good battery life, spacious SSD with 512 GB capacity, semi-matte touch display, HDMI & Ethernet via dongle, Gone are the clun...
  • Cons: very high price, integrated touchpad mouse buttons, webcam quality is marginal, lacks true Fn-keys, Innovation can also have its drawbacks: the redesigned touchpad without dedicated buttons and the rather unusual Fn function-row is going require a serious adjustment period for long-term ThinkPad ...
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 7
6.6
Sound 8
8.0
Battery performance 9
8.8
Display 9
8.7
Weight 8
8.1
Noise 9
9.1
Gaming performance 7
7.4
Connectivity 8
7.9
Keyboard 8
8.1
Temperature 9
8.8

Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch 20A8-003UGE Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
20 February 2014
  • Summary: Experiment. . The 2013 edition of the X1 Carbon came pretty close to a rating of "very good". Still, Lenovo has not stopped improving its premium ultrabook series, adding a WQHD IPS panel to the 13-inch device while also improving its battery life and implementing new input devices / ports.
  • Pros: lightweight, sturdy chassis, usually quiet, very large clickpad, integrated LTE modem, backlit keyboard, highly responsive input devices, superb viewing angles (90°), great battery life, battery charges quickly (compared to discharge), matte touch display (film), HDMI & Ethernet now available via...
  • Cons: CPU exhibits some throttling, bad webcam, no real F keys, A better webcam. A CPU without throttling issues.
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 7
6.6
Sound 8
8.0
Battery performance 9
8.8
Display 9
8.7
Weight 8
8.1
Noise 9
9.1
Gaming performance 7
7.4
Connectivity 8
7.9
Keyboard 8
8.1
Temperature 9
8.8

Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch 20A8-003UGE Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
20 February 2014
  • Summary: Experiment. . The 2013 edition of the X1 Carbon came pretty close to a rating of "very good". Still, Lenovo has not stopped improving its premium ultrabook series, adding a WQHD IPS panel to the 13-inch device while also improving its battery life and implementing new input devices / ports.
  • Pros: lightweight, sturdy chassis, usually quiet, very large clickpad, integrated LTE modem, backlit keyboard, highly responsive input devices, superb viewing angles (90°), great battery life, battery charges quickly (compared to discharge), matte touch display (film), HDMI & Ethernet now available via...
  • Cons: CPU exhibits some throttling, bad webcam, no real F keys, A better webcam. A CPU without throttling issues.
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Overall 8
7.6

Lenovo ThinkPad X1: Review

Review guidelines
15 June 2013
  • Summary: The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is clearly a product for a consumer business, so a strong focus on quality, neglecting the design slightly. The strengths are a body strong and resistant to falls, an ergonomic keyboard and spill-resistant, the fingerprint reader to protect your data from prying eyes, HDMI,...
  • Pros: RAM, USB 3.0 port, memory card reader, fingerprint reader, spill-resistant keyboard; Chassis resistant to falls, Bluetooth and optional WiMax.
  • Cons: Internal memory, not eye-catching Desig.
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Overall 8
8.4
Performance 10
9.8
Battery performance 9
9.0
Display 8
8.4
Weight 10
10
Noise 9
9.2
Gaming performance 8
7.9
Connectivity 8
7.8
Keyboard 9
8.8
Temperature 7
7.4

Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
18 March 2013
  • Summary: Executive Toy. The perfect plaything for the CEO? Light and slim, equipped with excellent ThinkPad input devices and a high-contrast HD+ screen. We looked closer at the touch version. Does Lenovo use IPS this time?
  • Pros: High CPU and application performance, Light, rigid casing, Quiet, even relatively quiet during load, Big touchpad, Integrated 3G modem, Backlit keyboard, Feedback strong input devices, Good battery life, Short battery charge time, AR coated touchscreen, Unobtrusive, handy, very portable and yet a...
  • Cons: Tight viewing angles compared with IPS, CPU throttling during extreme load, Few interfaces, no docking port, High price, The matte touchscreen is top-notch compared with direct business contenders. However, some cheaper consumers with a Full HD IPS screen (also matte) make the HD+ TN screen look ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

Wired
11 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Good sir! You have outfit my ThinkPad X1 Carbon with the power of touch! With the rather obviously named ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch , Lenovo brings its flagship ultrabook into the Windows 8 era, adding a touchscreen to the package but leaving most of the rest of the device unchanged.
  • Pros: Excellent combination of performance, portability, and durability. Still the best keyboard going. Trackpad issues resolved. You want bells and whistles?
  • Cons: Probably the most expensive computer in its class. Screen not as impressive as the previous generation. Battery life upgraded, but still not enough.
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Overall 8
8.0

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Review

Digitaltrends
24 January 2013
  • Conclusion: The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is a good successor to the first generation X1 Carbon. It retains almost everything that is good about the original while adding the touchscreen many people value in a Windows 8 machine.
  • Pros: Light weight and slim, Semi-rugged and durable construction, Excellent keyboard for an Ultrabook, Multiple inputs, including TrackPoint, Speedy performance
  • Cons: Only two USB ports, Sub-par touchpad, Touchscreen means lower battery life, Viewing angles aren't as wide as we'd like
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Overall 8
7.6
Design 9
9.0
Performance 8
8.0
Battery performance 5
5.0
Display 8
8.0
Keyboard 9
9.0
Software 7
7.0

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch review

theverge.com
17 January 2013
  • Excerpt: When I reviewed the X1 Carbon , Lenovo's flagship ThinkPad laptop, I found few faults. It's an eye-catching computer that combines everything good about ThinkPads – great keyboard, sturdy design, solid performance — with a fit and finish I didn't expect from the company's "black box" line of...
  • Pros: Touchscreen works well, Gorgeous, sleek design, Solid performance, Great keyboard
  • Cons: Gets really hot, Expensive, Too much bloatware
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