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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018)

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 | Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 | Review

Posted   03.09.18
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88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has everything we'd want in a business ultraportable. It's sturdy, fast and light. You'll just have to pay a bit extra to get the best display and newest features.

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Pros
  • Durable build quality
  • Thin and light design
  • Best in class keyboard
  • Fast and reliable performance
Cons
  • More expensive than standard ultraportables
  • HDR screen costs extra
  • No major design changes since last year
88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Score Breakdown

 
86
Average Critic Score
 
70
Digital Trends
The X1 Carbon is a slick refinement of the classic ThinkPad formula.
 
80
PC Mag
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers premium features in a slim and attractive package that business users will love—just be prepared to open your wallet wide for this top-notch ultraportable laptop.
 
100
Laptop Magazine
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers the best combination of productivity, portability and performance of any business laptop.
 
90
HotHardware
All told, the culmination of last year's chassis refinements, a great Intel Kaby Lake R platform upgrade, a few thoughtful tweaks like its web cam shutter, good battery life and a killer HDR display, makes the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen laptop easily one of our favorite business-class laptops on the market currently. The X1 Carbon family is pricey, and we'd suggest our absolute top-shelf config at $2500 is overkill for many, but this is one excellent laptop family that's worth the investment, in our humble opinion.
 
90
Notebookcheck
The battery runtime did not change all that much, but our previous WQHD SKU lasted a bit longer. There is a trend towards slimmer devices with all the good and bad stuff connected with this development, and there are two aspects we really appreciate with this in mind. Lenovo not only includes modern Thunderbolt 3 ports but also includes regular USB Type-A connectors, which makes the handling of USB drives or other peripherals that much more convenient. You also get one of the best keyboards around (not only compared to other slim laptops) and it is a joy to use, especially for frequent writers.

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