Summary: The product was beautiful to look at, super light and thin, but there were too many issues with the system. The wifi would not stay connected. (A known issue for lenovo) and the system ran clunky and slow most of the time. Lenovo has become a very unreliable product, even with their thinkpads. I will never purchase a lenovo again. 2nd laptop in a row with significant system issues due to Lenovo's poor hardware selection and bloatware.
Summary: I used to love Thinkpad very much, the first one I owned was T43. I am disappointed about Lenovo's overall build quality now, it is not that good anymore. As the video you can see, the Delete key makes much louder noise when you click it. And the lid cannot lay down as 180 degree. Other things not include in this video: the adaptive key lights are keep blinking, especially the light under FN.
good but with issues. the touch FN buttons are an epic fail
Audiophile IT, Amazon
23 October 2014
Summary: the form factor is great and its well built. However one major design flaw is the touch FN buttons! They are an epic fail. slow, unresponsive, buggy. I have to use an external keyboard. I also had to send my laptop in for the endless reset issue. Lenovo was very fast and replaced the mobo within 2 days. There are also many firmware and driver updates that you need to install or your laptop won't be stable.
Disappointing track pad, problems with HiRes display, poor support
C. Dixon "firstname.lastname@example.org", Amazon
4 July 2014
Summary: I have the high end i7, 8GB, 356GB SSD, HiRes display, Win 8.1. The overall design is good, keyboard works well, battery performance good (5+ hours in normal use.) The recent design change integrating the left and right click buttons into the track pad is a huge mistake. I have already had Lenovo replace it once (the right click only worked when you banged it hard.
Summary: this laptop's trackpad is hard to use with internet browsers, the scrolling function does not work consistently at all also the laptop lacks Fn F1-F12 keys and has some questionable placement of keys overall, good hardware but disappointing trackpad and keyboard
This is the Gereration 2 Carbon X1, not like the original! Good and bad.
Greg G. Gebhardt "Greg Gebhardt", Amazon
18 March 2014
Summary: I will update this review several times. First I do not like they have removed the indicator lights for hard drive activity. I do not like the adaptive keyboard. I liked the real keys instead of the adaptive keyboard thing. Backspace and DEL key are split and smaller. WHO is the hell came up with this. Others than this the GENERATION 2 X1 Carbon is light, thin and has a great screen. Bootup and shut down times are very fast as in my past X1 units.
Summary: I received my USED-LIKE NEW laptop with an understanding that it was a used laptop. However I did expect the keyboard to function properly....and it didn't. One of the keys (the number 8) would not work unless you pounded on the keyboard. So back to Amazon it goes.
Summary: I am a huge thinkpad fan. But, have been disappointed by this purchase. I read multiple reviews before making this purchase so i think I had high expectations. the trackpad is extremely fiddly. and is incompatible to use alongside the trackpoint. I am equally disappointed by the feel and layout of the keys/keyboard, the quality of the screen and the battery life. Again, based on the reviews that i read, I expected more for the price.
Exceed Expectation at Every Level except Battery Life!
Antoine Khadige, Amazon
26 October 2013
Summary: The Lenovo X1 Carbon is among the most powerful Ultrabooks that I have used, the 14" screen is definitely an advantage for heavy users. However, the battery life varies between 3.5-4.5 hours contrary to what's advertised on Lenovo's website about am ALL DAY battery usage.