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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2014)

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2014)

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    75 Engadget Score
    A good product that falls short of greatness.
    75

    A good product that falls short of greatness.

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    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

    With a durable, thinner-than-ever build, high-res display and a useful new keyboard feature, the X1 Carbon could have been a great Ultrabook. Unfortunately, the short battery life, cramped button layout and the removal of the SD card slot are all strikes against it.

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    Pros
    • Durable
    • Thin and light for a 14-inch Ultrabook
    • Bright, high-res screen
    • Adaptive keyboard panel can be useful
    Cons
    • Worst-in-class battery life
    • No SD slot
    • Backspace key is shrunken and in a different place
    • Expensive; touchscreen doesn't come standard

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    Average Critic Score
    Critic Reviews 10
    84
     
    Average User Score
    User Reviews 5
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    Specs

    Key Specs

    Type
    Ultraportable
    Screen size
    1422
    Screen resolution
    Other
    Bundled OS
    Windows
    CPU family
    Core i7
    System RAM
    81
    Pointing device
    Trackpad, Pointing stick
    Video outputs
    Displayport, Hdmi
    Maximum battery life
    Up to 9

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    75 Engadget Score
    A good product that falls short of greatness.
    75

    A good product that falls short of greatness.

    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).

    Scores

    Engadget

    75
     

    User Reviews

    100
    mbriggs
    When Lenovo announced the original X1 Carbon laptop, I could hardly wait to...read more
    100
    JayXon
    A gadget unicorn - Engadget
    100
    engadgetari
    A gadget unicorn - Engadget
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