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81
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Review

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.

Pros
  • Durable, lightweight chassisSolid performanceGreat keyboard and trackpadHSPA+ connectivity
Cons
  • Middling display and battery lifeHigh cost
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User Reviews

90
puma2
Was pleasantly surprised with the speed and responsiveness of this machine....read more
90
marcham93
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
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If you are a serious professional, this laptop is build for you (and for me):+...read more
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Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Screen size
1422
Screen resolution
1600 x 900
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i5
Processor speed
1.719
System RAM
41
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick
Video outputs
DisplayPort
Maximum battery life
Up to 6.320
Model

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (3317U)
Processor speed
1.7 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
Yes

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
DisplayPort (Mini connector)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Fingerprint reader
Yes
IR port
No
Integrated webcam
Yes
Security lock slot
Yes
Case lighting
No
Screen size
14 inches
Screen resolution
1600 x 900
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
128 GB (total)
SSD

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 6.3 hours

Input

Keyboard
Yes (Backlit)
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick

Connections

USB
3 0, 2 0

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (SD)
Model
346086A

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (3317U)
Processor speed
1.7 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
Yes

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
DisplayPort (Mini connector)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Fingerprint reader
Yes
IR port
No
Integrated webcam
Yes
Security lock slot
Yes
Case lighting
No
Screen size
14 inches
Screen resolution
1600 x 900
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
128 GB (total)
SSD

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 6.3 hours

Input

Keyboard
Yes (Backlit)
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick

Connections

USB
3 0, 2 0

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (SD)
Model
34608QA

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (3317U)
Processor speed
1.7 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
Yes

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
DisplayPort (Mini connector)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Fingerprint reader
Yes
IR port
No
Integrated webcam
Yes
Security lock slot
Yes
Case lighting
No
Screen size
14 inches
Screen resolution
1600 x 900
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
128 GB (total)
SSD

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 6.3 hours

Input

Keyboard
Yes (Backlit)
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick

Connections

USB
3 0, 2 0

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (SD)
Model
3460AW4

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (3317U)
Processor speed
1.7 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
None
Mobile broadband
Yes

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
DisplayPort (Mini connector)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Fingerprint reader
Yes
IR port
No
Integrated webcam
Yes
Security lock slot
Yes
Case lighting
No
Screen size
14 inches
Screen resolution
1600 x 900
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
128 GB (total)
SSD

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 6.3 hours

Input

Keyboard
Yes (Backlit)
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick

Connections

USB
3 0, 2 0

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (SD)
Model
3444AZM
Model
34441B0
Model
3444BZM
Model
3444B5M