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ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 1 Ultrabook

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14" Ultrabook™ Available With Touchscreen

Optimized for Windows 8, lightweight X1 Carbon Gen 1 starts at less than 3 lbs, yet is forged from carbon fiber for ultradurability and strength. You can stay unplugged all day, but when needed, boost your battery up to 80% capacity in just 35 minutes.

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ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 1 Ultrabook Features

Available With Capacitive Touch Panel
A capacitive touch panel allows for impeccable response time to 10-finger touch. Actions trigger immediately, and the cursors follow your fingers around the screen without any perceptible lag or delays. Fluid and intuitive navigation enables browsing, scrolling, using apps—even gaming—with a simple swipe of the vibrant HD+ touchscreen, as well as the glass touchpad.
Long Battery Life
Stay unplugged all day—up to 8.2 hours—but when you do need to boost your battery, breakthrough Lenovo RapidCharge technology charges up to 80% in just 35 minutes.
Intel® vPro Technology
Includes Intel® vPro technology, which enables businesses to manage, protect, repair, and locate assets from anywhere in the world.
ThinkPad Precision Keyboard
Spill-resistant, six-row, island style keys enhance accuracy and comfort — plus backlit keyboard makes working in dark environments effortless.
Integrated Fingerprint Reader
Get quick, convenient access and secure login with one swipe.
Dolby® Home Theater® v4
Immerse yourself in surround sound and striking visuals with Intel® HD graphics.
Power Manager Software
Intuitively limits the energy drain of idle processes and provides an extra surge of energy when needed most, stretching your system's unplugged run-time to the max.
Military-Specification Testing
Validates the ruggedness, durability, and quality of ThinkPad products by testing against eight parameters: high pressure, humidity, vibration, high temperature, temperature shock, low pressure (15,000 ft), low temperature, and dust. Along with the carbon fiber roll cage and reinforcement throughout, the ensures durability. A carbon fiber roll cage with reinforcement throughout  makes the X1 Carbon ultradurable, yet highly portable.
ThinkVantage Active Protection System (APS)
For models with traditional hard drives, an accelerometer detects movement and stops the drive when a fall or similar event is detected. Rubber mounts are used for the hard disk drive (rather than rails) and the HDD connector is not rigidly attached to the board, so the connector absorbs shock and impact and protects against system damage.
EPEAT® Gold, ENERGY STAR, ULE Gold Sustainable Product Certification
Save energy and lower power consumption costs — good for the planet and your bottom line.
Advanced Thermal Design
Dual vents and new 2012 fan blade design deliver 28% increase in airflow, plus dust collection is minimized. As a result, select ThinkPad models provide better processing performance and system reliability by minimizing system temperatures, as well as promoting a longer lifecycle.
ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook Laptop
ThinkPad Precision Keyboard
ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook Laptop
Capacitive Touch Panel

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 1 Ultrabook Tech Specs

Technical Specifications

PDF ThinkPad X1 Carbon User Guide
Description ThinkPad Laptop X1 Carbon
Operating System
  • Windows 8 64
  • Windows 8 Pro 64
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64
  • Windows 7 Professional 64
  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3667U (3.20 GHz, 4MB L3 Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3427U (2.80 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3317U (2.60 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
Video Graphics
  • Intel® HD Graphics 4000 (integrated)
  • 45Wh, Integrated, RapidCharge up to 80% battery life in 35 minutes
  • 14.0" HD+ anti-glare (1600 x 900) (300 NITS) wide-angle viewing
  • 14.0" HD+ anti-glare (1600 x 900) (300 NITS) wide-angle viewing with 10-finger touch
  • Up to 8 GB DDR3L 1333MHZ
Battery Life
  • Up to 8.2 hours
  • 720p HD Webcam
  • Non-touch: 2.99 lbs +
  • Touch: 3.4 lbs +
I/O (Input/Output) Ports
  • (1) Mini DP
  • (1) Combo Audio
  • (1) USB 2.0
  • (1) USB 3.0
  • (1) 4-in-1 SD Card Reader
  • SSD: 128GB, 256GB SATA3
  • Ethernet via USB dongle
  • Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205S 2x2AGN
  • Bluetooth® 4.0
  • Dolby® Home Theater® v4
Dimensions (W x D x H)
  • 13.03" x 8.9" x 0.74"
  • UltraNav® TrackPoint® and new larger glass touchpad
Fingerprint Reader
  • Yes
  • Island-style six-row precision backlit keyboard
WWAN (Optional)
  • Ericsson H5321gw Mobile Broadband Module
  • Bluetooth® 4.0

Software Offerings

Supported Lenovo Tools Preloaded Applications
  • Access Connections
  • Rescue and Recovery
  • Password Manager
  • System Update 4.0
  • Power Manager
  • Lenovo SimpleTap
  • Microsoft® Windows® Live™ Essentials
  • Norton™ Internet Security™
  • Windows® Live™ Essentials
Standard on the X1 Carbon Gen 1:
Battery Life
Up to 8.2 hours with integrated 4-cell RapidCharge battery (45.8Whr)
Starting at less than 3 lbs
Dual speakers with Dolby® Home Theater® v4
Dual noise-canceling HD microphones
Mini DP, Combo Audio, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, 4-in-1 SD Card Reader


Our systems are built to lessen heat in critical areas, and our fans are specially designed to run quietly with the least amount of power. That means less strain on the system's components, lower power consumption, and more comfort for the user handling the system.

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