Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2014)

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

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review (2014): new, but not necessarily improved

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.

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

Portability (size / weight)

88
 

Speed and features

80
 

Noise

90
 

Display

88
 

Expandability

70
 

Battery life

62
 

Durability

88
 

Design and form factor

82
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

75
 

User

87
 
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81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

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Critic

87
 

User

93
 
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How It Stacks Up

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84
 

Critic

75
 

User

87
 
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81
 

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78
 

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90
 
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89
 

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86
 

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80
 
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Critic

87
 

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93
 
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