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Lenovo ThinkPad X1

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Overall 8
8.0

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: Slightly overdone, but plenty tasty

PC World
2 April 2014
  • Excerpt: Update, 4/2/2013 : Lenovo provided us with incorrect pricing on this eval unit. As configured, the correct price is $1609, not $1529 as originally...
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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. If this amount is money well spent is the subject of our review.
  • 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 clunky business notebooks – Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon paves the way for the future. Both mobility and a sleek design are not reserved for consumer Ultrabooks any longer.
  • 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 users - and some might never get used to the changes.
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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. If this amount is money well spent is the subject of our review.
  • 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 clunky business notebooks – Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon paves the way for the future. Both mobility and a sleek design are not reserved for consumer Ultrabooks any longer.
  • 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 users - and some might never get used to the changes.
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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. Is this enough to eradicate the few remaining issues?
  • 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 dongle
  • 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. Is this enough to eradicate the few remaining issues?
  • 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 dongle
  • Cons: CPU exhibits some throttling, bad webcam, no real F keys, A better webcam. A CPU without throttling issues.
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Overall 7
7.0

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review

Digitaltrends
14 February 2014
  • Conclusion: While the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon feels solidly built and impressively light, with pretty good battery life and a generally very comfortable keyboard, whether or not it’s a good fit for you depends largely on how you weigh the changes Lenovo has made to the laptop’s keyboard, and if you find the Adaptive Keyboard row compelling. What we can say is that the adaptive keys work well and can be quite handy.
  • Pros: Excellent input devices, High-resolution, matte touchscreen, Much-improved battery life, Runs cool and quiet, even under heavy load
  • Cons: Keyboard changes will irk many touch typists, Screen should be brighter, Sealed battery still stinks for many business users
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Overall 8
8.0

Lenovo's X1 Carbon adds a row of smart function keys

CNET
11 February 2014
  • Summary: The third version of Lenovo's ultralight 14-inch laptop, the X1 Carbon, gets nearly all the basics right while adding a few new twists, including a function key row that changes app by app.
  • Pros: The better-than-HD touch display on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon looks great, the new row of adaptive function keys is clever, and the keyboard and touch pad remain best-in-class examples.
  • Cons: Even dropping the higher-resolution touch display doesn't bring the price down, and the otherwise excellent keyboard has a couple of head-scratching, and typo-inducing, changes to the standard layout.
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Overall 8
8.0

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

PC Magazine
21 June 2013
  • Conclusion: The Lenovo ThinkPad X Carbon Touch is the ultrabook your executive users will want.
  • Pros: Slim. Speedy SSD. 1,600 by 900 resolution screen. Great keyboard. Dual pointing devices. Comes with QuickLaunch Start Menu replacement.
  • Cons: Mid-pack battery life. Limited I/O ports. Ethernet requires dongle. Sealed battery.
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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, USB 3.0 interface and a display with Gorilla Glass technology.
  • 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 Design
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