Items tagged with ThinkPad X1 Carbon

It was just a week ago when we posted out review of the 7th generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebook. Technology moves fast, however, and Lenovo has already announced a refreshed model with Intel's latest 10th generation Core processors. However, we're not talking about Intel's 10nm Ice Lake parts, but instead the recently announced 10th generation Comet Lake processors that are still based on 14nm++ process technology. ThinkPad X1 Carbon In addition to the Comet Lake processors, which are available in up to a Core i7 (6 cores, 12 threads), the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon is also one of the first laptops to gain Intel's Athena certification. That means that it supports connected... Read more...
New year, new ThinkPad X1 Carbon—it's easy to think that yearly laptop iterations would be mundane. However, today we're looking at one of our most heavily-awarded line of laptops here at HotHardware, so expectations run high. Last year's Lenovo flagship really impressed us, with power under the hood combined with its well-designed and lightweight body, impressive 2560x1440 Dolby HDR IPS display, and great battery life. That model earned an Editor's Choice award and still stands tall as one of our favorite business-oriented ultraportables. How could the 2019 variant be made even better?  To start with, this year's model is thinner, lighter, has even more powerful hardware... Read more...
Lenovo is bowling into Las Vegas this year with some revamps to its popular ThinkPad family of products. More specifically, the company has updated both the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th generation) and the ThinkPad Yoga (4th generation). Both devices are now thinner and lighter than ever before and come with 8th generation Intel Core processors. Starting off with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, it is now even thinner than the 6th generation model, coming in at 14.95 mm thick; it's also lighter at just 2.46 pounds. Lenovo has spruced things up a bit along the exterior with a new carbon fiber weave pattern that is equal parts cool and professional. If you prefer, you can also opt for the... Read more...
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon line has been widely regarded as the company's flagship business-class laptop over the past few years. The previous model, which we pored over in deep-dive detail here, brought a new, more compact chassis design with it, along with thinner display bezels and a refresh of Intel's Kaby Lake mobile processor platform. There was a notable caveat or two with the previous-gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon, and it could have been a showstopper, depending on your perspective and use case. Last year's model was only available with a  non-touch, standard IPS display, which could be a shortcoming for some folks looking for accessibility and ultimate image fidelity. Fortunately, however,... Read more...
In a letter to customers, Lenovo admitted it has a few loose screws. Or more accurately, the company's ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th generation) does. Due to this, Lenovo is voluntarily recalling some of these thin and light laptops, as the loose screws could damage the device's battery causing it to overheat, and potentially catch fire. "Lenovo’s investigation and analysis determined that an unfastened, small screw, left in the unit during manufacture, could damage the surface of the lithium ion polymer battery and cause a short, leading to rapid cell discharge of the battery," Lenovo said. "This defect has led to three failures in the field." The recall affects 5th generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon... Read more...
Lenovo had a lot of new products on display at CES 2018, and we were on hand to get a hands-on look at what the company has in store for the first half of the year. Of course, the stars of the show were no doubt the newest members of the ThinkPad X1 family. These include the X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga and X1 Tablet. All of the systems have been upgraded with 8th generation Intel Core processors (up to a Core i7) and feature both USB Type-C (3.1) and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. The X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga can be had with 14-inch displays with up to 4K resolution, while the X1 Tablet's display measures 13 inches across (3000x2000). We should note that all three machines have PCIe NVMe storage, USB-C charging,... Read more...
If you're a regular reader of HotHardware (which we're sure you are), then you know that we've long been fans of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 family of products. Over the years, the family has grown to include the X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga and X1 Tablet. All three product lines are seeing updates at CES 2018, which keep them in lock-step with the with the latest advancements in the computing industry.  First up is the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, which is now entering its 6th generation. The notebook can be equipped with up to 8th generation Intel Core i7 processors and up to 16GB of LPDDR3 memory. Integrated UHD Graphics 620 will handle your graphics needs, while up to a 1TB PCIe SSD can be configured to... Read more...
Lenovo's venerable ThinkPad business oriented laptop line is punctuated by a couple of stand-out models, but perhaps none as striking, at least for a ThinkPad, as the ThinkPad X1 series. In its current lineup, Lenovo offers two models specifically that command attention perhaps more than others, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga that we recently revisited--with its 360-degree hinge and sweet OLED display--and the new 5th generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon that we'll be looking at here today. Though the 5th gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon may share a similar design signature and materials as the previous generation, Lenovo's 2017 version has been almost completely re-designed. Lenovo made some tough, smart decisions here... Read more...
We have already shown you a number of Lenovo’s latest products, which were announced over the last few days, during the lead-up to the Consumer Electronics Show -- you can find all of our CES 2017 coverage right here.  We have since, however, had a chance to get up close and personal with the machines and have some hands-on video to share with you all. While touring Lenovo’s suites adjacent to the convention center, we were able to get our hands on the new Legion Y-Series gaming notebooks, an upcoming wireless multimedia keyboard, all of the new ThinkPads slated for 2017 – including the hot, thin-bezeled ThinkPad X1 Carbon, Lenovo’s Smart Home Assistants, and a prototype Virtual Reality... Read more...
Last week, Lenovo gave us an early peek at its Kaby Lake-powered ThinkPad refresh, and this week the company is announcing a second round of product updates including Legion Y-Series gaming notebooks and the ThinkPad X1 family. Lenovo Legion is a new brand name for the company, and Lenovo says that it is tasked with “addressing our gaming community’s demand for a superior gaming experience with a premium, next-generation PC gaming products inspired by gamers’ needs.” The end results are the Lenovo Legion Y520 and Legion Y720 gaming notebooks.Lenovo Legion Y520 The Y520 is the entry-level model, and is powered by Intel Core i7 processors. Up to 16GB of DDR4 memory is supported courtesy of two... Read more...
As we covered earlier today, Lenovo has completely revamped their ThinkPad product lines for business and professional types, with not only the latest in platform technologies from Intel and others, like Skylake mobile CPUs and PCIe SSDs, but also some solid design updates and key feature additions. More and more, ThinkPad notebooks from Lenovo are taking on design cues and features that were brought to market with the advent of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The new 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon is now both thinner and lighter at just 2.6 pounds, with Intel Skylake on board and an NVMe PCI Express SSD offering up gobs of bandwidth. However, what could be apple of our eye, no pun intended, is the... Read more...
Lenovo is reTHINKing its product lineup for 2016 and from the looks of things, elite business users are going to be in for a real treat with a whole family of devices ranging from tablets to ultra-portables to thin desktop clients. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has always been one of our favorite ultraportable laptops, and today it just got a little bit more desirable. Lenovo bills the ThinkPad X1 Carbon as the “world’s lightest 14-inch business ultrabook,” and we’re not going to argue with its avowal. The ultrabook is now both thinner and lighter, coming at just 0.65mm thick and weighing in at a respectable 2.6 pounds. There’s upgraded hardware under the hood as well,... Read more...
The ThinkPad name has a storied history in the notebook sector. Originally developed under the helm of IBM, and passed on to Lenovo roughly a decade ago, ThinkPad notebooks are still considering some of the best in the business. Lenovo’s latest 2015 edition of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is no exception; the 13-inch class notebook is a strong performer and boasts excellent battery life thanks to its new Intel Broadwell processor architecture. With a base price of $1,299, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon carries with it a bit of a premium compared to other machines in its class, but it was still enough to earn our HotHardware “Recommended” label. To see our hands-on video review of the X1 Carbon, look out below:... Read more...
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon has been through a few revisions now and it's easy to see why the product sells so well and why Lenovo continues to invest in the model lineage.  The ThinkPad X1 Carbon combines the sleek profile of a mainstream ultrabook with the durability and utility of Lenovo's classic ThinkPad line of business-class notebooks. With arguably some of the best notebook keyboard and trackpad setups in the market, the ThinkPad line is built for road warriors and demanding professionals first, but the X1 Carbon straddles the line with light-weight composite carbon fiber construction and squeaks in at .73 inches thick and just hair over 3 pounds for touch-enabled models. Lenovo... Read more...
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