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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: IBM and later Lenovo have always had top notch hardware and specs. This laptop is no different. The fatal flaw is the weird keyboard layout. I am getting tired of hitting the delete key instead of backspace- that has to be one of the worst design decisions ever made.
New X1, anyone think it may be better than old, Wait till you start doing actual work on this innocent looking pricey machine.
Mr. Bandu Vibhute, Amazon
31 March 2014
Summary: This beats most ultrabooks in light weight and moderate power. Advantages stops here only. Very disappointed in mediocre battery life when screen brightness is put to work at useful 70-90% level. No option whatsoever to add extra battery.
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.