Excerpt: A very fast and robust laptop which with ease includes touch functions with traditional laptop use. In addition - one of the lightest and with a fantastic screen! I would have rated it 5 stars, but unfortunately - perceived attitude and response from Lenovo (I called about missing voice recognition function) was very bad. I guess I might not have looked at Lenovo X1 if this had happened before I bought the machine.
2013 (Not 2014) X1 Carbon is the Best ThinkPad To-Date
2 weeks ago
Summary: Too bad I had to return this unit due to a broken fingerprint reader. I really LOVED this slim, lightweight, yet super-tough ultrabook. From all that I have read, this 2013 model is better than the new 2014 Haswell model with its lousy 'adaptive' Fn keys and button-less Trackpoint. It breezed through all my applications and web pages with lightening speed. The screen was super bright at 70% compared to my old X60 that looked dim even at 100%.
Summary: This laptop is amazing. Build quality is great. Probably one of the best laptops you can buy right now. The only issue with this and other laptops that have ultra high resolution displays (QHD, etc) are that not all Windows apps are not yet optimized for it. I am an IT pro and I can't stand using this laptop when I am on the road because of the horrid compatibility with Adobe products, and the work arounds I have to do to make Chrome and a bunch of other apps work almost...
Summary: As a life-long Apple user, I am not an expert on this topic whatsoever. But I needed a Windows laptop for a project and picked this one because I was looking for its performance and portability characteristics. It turned out to be a good choice. The X1 is indeed ultra-portable (much lighter than my MacBook Pro 15 with Retina display), is very fast (certainly comparable to that MacBook), has great graphics (even can go to 4K on my Asus display via HDMI, like my MacBook),...
Excerpt: This computer supplements my desktop computer, which is very powerful. I can do the same things on the Thinkpad X1 with little slowdown, such as simltaneously running windows for mathematics, technical writing, two photo editors, graphic illustration, and web browsing with little difference from the desktop. Furthermore, the screen is better than either of my monitors. My photos have never looked as good as they do on this computer. The low weight also is an asset.
Summary: This is really great laptop if you want to use it for office work. For personal use its a bit expensive Pros- Light weight, super fast, battery life is really good (dont believe bad reviews on battery life) Cons- a bit expensive, No HDMI, ethernet ports (major drawback)