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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: the definitive Ultrabook for pros

Summary

Lenovo's X1 Carbon is the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad yet and, while it isn't the cheapest Ultrabook on the market, it's among the best.

from $1692.5+
Pros
  • Durable, lightweight chassisSolid performanceGreat keyboard and trackpadHSPA+ connectivity
Cons
  • Middling display and battery lifeHigh cost
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: the definitive Ultrabook for pros
More Info Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review Lenovo announces the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, a 14-inch Ultrabook with Ivy Bridge, optional 3G and a 1600 x 900 display Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook gets official: on sale August 21st for $1,399 and up The storied ThinkPad line has just turned 20 and, over all those years, the brand has established itself as something that (mostly) successfully straddles the line between boring corporate accessory and classy consumer choice. Stoic is an apt term for the machines and, through those two decades, they've only gotten better and better -- well, most of the time, anyway. Welcome, then, to what is the latest and, therefore, what should be the best: the $1,499 ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It's an evolution of last year's X1, thinner and lighter than that pre-Ultrabook despite having a larger display. The Carbon moniker here not only describes this machine's matte black exterior but also applies to the woven and resin-impregnated composite structure within, delivering a rare mix of light weight, svelte dimensions and durable construction. It's a wonder to behold but can it improve on the previous ThinkPad X1's shortcomings? There's only one way to find out.
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Scores

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81
 

Breakdown

Speed and features
7.9
Noise
8.5
Display
8.0
Portability (size / weight)
8.2
Battery life
7.5
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Specs

ThinkPad

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.7 GHz
Video outputs
DisplayPort
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to6.3 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick
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Specs

ThinkPad

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.7 GHz
Video outputs
DisplayPort
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to6.3 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick
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