Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015) Review: Back To Basics With Broadwell

PCMark 8 v2

PCMark 8 v2 is the latest version in Futuremark’s series of popular PC benchmarking tools. It is designed to test the performance of all types of systems, from tablets to desktops. PCMark 8 offers five separate benchmark tests to help consumers find devices that offer the perfect combination of efficiency and performance for their particular use case. This latest version of the suite improves the Home, Creative and Work benchmarks with new tests using popular open source applications for image processing, video editing and spreadsheets. A wide variety of workloads have also been added to the Work benchmark to better reflect the way PCs are used in enterprise environments. Though this is technically a "synthetic" benchmark, PCMark's trace-based workloads utilize real-world software and performance measurements. 

Futuremark PCMark 8 v2
Every day compute workload benchmarks


The new 2015 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon offered a command performance here again, out-scoring every ultrabook we've tested in our current database. This is a firm testament to the X1 Carbon's balanced config of processor, memory, CPU and storage resources. The new X1 Carbon cuts through standard productivity and content creation tasks here like no other ultrabook we've tested so far.

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