Summary: The laptop is great, but they changed the configuration of the 2nd gen. Lenovo thinkpad carbon x1 keyboard and previous covers do not fit. Lenovo has not released new and updated keyboard covers, rendering my brand new laptop quite vulnerable to accidents. Kind of annoying!!!
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.
Not for picky people or people who heavily multi-task with heavy applications
Sharon Talbot, Amazon
16 November 2013
Summary: The good: - The keyboard is nice. - The size and shape of the laptop is nice. Compared to other thinkpad models this is a svelte machine. - It is pretty light. - The machine is fast enough for software development. I haven't bothered to play games on it. - Linux compatibility is good.
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.
Summary: The Carbon X1 is light and sleek. It gets a lot of comments on how nice it looks. PROS: - Fast. - SSD is great. Did I mention fast? - Touch screen is wonderful esp with Windows 8. CONS: - Screen resolution is not great. I can see the pixels. Display looks grainy.
Summary: I have found this machine to be as advertised but it comes with Windows 7 Professional, with no option for Windows 8 as I had been led to believe by the description on Amazon. You have to buy Windows 8 from Lenovo seperately, apparently.
Summary: This computer looks great and it is very fast, but you pay for that speed with a 3.5 hour battery life. From fully charged, when you remove the power cord, the battery life indicator starts a fast and steep downward slope.
Summary: Received this and based on the reviews wanted to do a fresh Windows 7 install. After not finding a COA for Win7 contacted Lenovo and found out these are a Win8 machines factory downgraded to Win7.
Pros: Also includes Win8 license embedded in hardware.
Cons: No Win7 COA, Lenovo support. Only includes Win8 install media.
Summary: I buy a new ThinkPad every year and so far the best one in memory is still the venerable T61p model and recently the x220. I was deciding on between x230 and x1 carbon and chose the latter. So how does the x1 carbon hold up after more than 3 months of usage? PROS ---------------- 1) Thin and light.
Summary: The machine is beautifully made, but: (a) I don't know why windows still can't deal properly with font size on QHD+ displays -- it's quite annoying to have dialog boxes the size of postage stamps. (b) the touchpad is ABYSMAL.