Introduction And Specs
Lenovo recently refreshed and revamped the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and in this third generation of the machine, they've adopted Intel's latest 5th generation Core Series Broadwell processors, along with a few other updates. In addition, they've retooled the keyboard and trackpad area as well, returning back to more traditional roots versus the second generation machine, which was met with some criticism, due to its adaptive function key row and over-simplified, buttonless trackpad mouse.
So, in a sense, it's meet the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon, same as the old X1 Carbon, sort of. Not really, actually. But we'll take you around the test track with this new machine and you can decide for yourself if this ThinkPad update brings back the goodness you missed in the previous generation X1 Carbon, along with Intel's latest notebook platform features and horsepower.
First, let's take you on a quick guided tour...
|Intel Core i5-5300U (3MB Cache - 2.3 - 2.9GHz)
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Intel HD Graphics 5500
8GB DDR3L 1600MHz (soldered)
14-inch IPS WQHD (2560X1440) with mutli-touch, 270nits
720p HD camera
256GB SSD Opal2 (Self-Encrypting)
Intel Centrino Wireless-AC 7265 + Bluetooth 4.0
USB 3.0 (x2), mini-HDMI 1.4, Ethernet
6-row With Trackpoint Plus, Backlit Keyboard, Spill Resistant
2 x 1 Watt HD Audio Realtek ALC3232, Stereo Speakers, Dual Array Mic
8 Cell 50 Watt-hour
Top: Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic
Bottom: Magnesium Aluminum Alloy
Lenovo Companion, Lenovo Support, Lenovo Quick Control
Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools, Lenovo QuickSnip
Microsoft Office Trial
Norton Internet Security
3.1 lbs. (Touch Screen)
Starting at $1299 - $1574 as configured and tested
Let's drop in with the new 2015 ThinkPad X1 Carbon for a closer look.