Dell Throws Water On Lenovo’s X1 Carbon, Claims Dell Latitude 7000 Is Much More Durable
Dell released a video showing lab tests wherein a pair of hands snaps the lid off of an X1 Carbon by alarmingly gently bending it backward. A Latitude 7000 suffers no damage when the same hands apply the same pressure.
Setting aside for the a moment the questionable validity of a biased “lab test”, the distinction Dell is drawing here between these two ultrabooks’ respective durability is specific only to the bending backwards of their displays, which is a move nobody performs in real life.
In any case, it’s a shot across the bow from Dell to Lenovo, and it's always kind of fun to watch competitors go at it.
Note that we’ve tested both the new X1 Carbon and a member of Dell’s 7000 Series, and we’ve managed not to destroy either--although we confess that we never attempted this particular test of durability.