ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook™ (3rd Gen)

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ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Introducing the New X1 Carbon – our third iteration of the popular Carbon Series incorporates feedback from users – like you. We’ve taken the best of the past, and incorporated essential technologies of today to bring you a system with legendary usability and uncompromising performance.

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ThinkPad X1 Carbon is rated 3.8491 out of 5 by 265.
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Go Lighter

Without saying too much, it’s simply the thinnest ThinkPad ever built. But don’t let its ultra-slim profile fool you – the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the most powerful fighters in its lightweight class.

Go Brighter

With the New X1 Carbon, you’re getting a stunning QHD display featuring practical anti-glare technology for crisper text and brighter images – so you can work longer, and focus better, without the eye strain. And, with optional multitouch technology, you’ll discover new and more intuitive ways to interact with your device.

Go Longer

You don’t have time to stop for a charge between all those back-to-back meetings, and we’ve kicked up the battery life on this year’s model to help make sure you don’t have to. But when you do finally run low, those pit stops will be brief with the X1 Carbon’s exclusive RapidCharge battery technology.

Go Stronger

From plane to car, bike to office – let’s just say that however you get around, the X1 Carbon was built to withstand the rigors of even the most strenuous travel plans, and fit where you need it.

What's In The Box

  • X1 Carbon laptop
  • Power adaptor & cord
  • Ethernet dongle

Tech Specs

  • Intel® Core i5-5200U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 2.70GHz)
  • Intel® Core i5-5300U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 2.90Ghz)
  • Intel® Core i7-5600U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.20Ghz)
Operating System
  • Windows 10 Home 64
  • Windows 10 Pro 64
  • Windows 7 Professional 64 (Preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 8.1 Pro 64)
  • Intel® HD Graphics 5500
  • 4GB DDR3L-12800 1600 MHz
  • 8GB DDR3L-12800 1600 MHz
  • 14" FHD TN (1920 x 1080) (300 nit)
  • 14" WQHD+ (2560 x 1440) (300 nit)
  • 14" WQHD+ (2560 x 1440) Touch Screen (270 nit)
  • Starting at 2.877 lbs
  • 720p Camera
  • Up to 512GB SSD
  • Up to 10.9 hours MM12 (50 Wh)
  • Backlit 6-row Keyboard
I/O Ports
  • E2 x USB 3.0 (1 with AOU), Audio / Mic Combo OneLink Dock, HDMI, MiniDP, Ethernet ext. port
  • WLAN - Intel® 2 x 2 ac with BT - M.2, Intel® 2 x 2 a/g/n with BT - M.2, Intel® 2 x 2 b/g/n with BT, BT4.0.
  • Native RJ45 using Ethernet
  • Bluetooth ® 4.0

Preinstalled Software

Lenovo DOit Apps
  • SHAREit
  • SECUREit
  • SYNCit SEEit

What You Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pure Awesomeness I just transitioned from a Dell XPS 12 (which was a very good computer) to the Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen3 and I have been very impressed! Pros; -The build quality of the X1 is excellent; -Size to weight ratio is fantastic; -Keyboard is pure pleasure (no flex and a good key travel); -Accessories are great (Onelink); Cons; -Screen brightness could have been better; -No SD card (this can be an issue for some but not me); -Lenovo should have put a full 360deg hinge on this; -Too much bloatware loaded on this PC from the factory. This is by far one of the best ultrabooks I have purchased and think Lenovo did an awesome job on the development of the X1.
Date published: 2015-08-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Lenovo X1 Carbon Review I have been using this laptop for 10 months now. If it were not for terrible implementation of one particular option I would probably rate this Laptop highly. The touchpad on this computer is the worst I have ever experienced. I have played with the driver versions as well as the many options but to no avail I find it not usable. I am a big advocate of touchpads and this is the first laptop where I was forced to give up and go to a portable mouse. The biggest issue with the touchpad, the cursor jumps around the screen and you find yourself typing in the wrong place. I have played with the many options and have been unable to correct the problem.
Date published: 2015-06-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Would not buy this! I have used this for 6 months now. The keyboard is poorly designed so that in the course of composing emails, work, the Ctrl is where most shifts are and thus the email may be partially deleted or fully. The slender size of the computer is great, but anyone can get small weight computers these days for much less! I was so excited to get this Carbon X1, and am really disappointed I paid so much for something that I have to watch so carefully where the curser is as it jumps all over the page as well. No logic to that. Just during the course of writing this review, I found it 5 sentences up without hitting anything on the keyboard! Very annoying!
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from X1 Carbon 3rd Generation I've been using an X1 daily for 2 years, just sold my 2nd Generation model and purchased the 3rd Generation for the faster processor and new keyboard. I must say Lenovo got it right on this model. The speed, size and weight are just right for daily carry and a full desktop replacement. The keyboard is even better than before as a spend hours a day making this a critical part of my increased productivity. The screen is bright and using a bit of a hybrid technique between the keyboard, mouse and touchscreen my speed of input has increased. This laptop is my number one working tool as a network consultant and technician.
Date published: 2015-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Do what it's supposed to I've been so used to Dell's Latitudes, as I have been using it for years(those things are built to last!). using the X1 Carbon is something refreshing and i would say one fine machine. It's quick and boot up fast, light and great for business travels. bright and sharp display, high screen resolution(much more than expected). the things I do not like about it is when waking on LAN seems to take longer than usual, and only 2 USB ports, Well I guess that's what the dock is for! And why remove the integrated Dock port? I think it have enough room in there to accomodate it. but I guess, that's why it is an ultrabook. Otherwise, it is one decent machine.
Date published: 2015-08-12
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Question And Answer

Does the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have a solid state drive?

Asked by: esilvascm
The M.2 port is SSD
Answered by: afkdk
Date published: 2016-03-19

Does this laptop have a dock port?

Asked by: RobS
Yes - I have the OneLink Pro Dock connected via the (new) square dock port on the left side of the unit
Answered by: afkdk
Date published: 2016-04-28

Can bloatwares be removed easily? Is the recent viral software infected Lenovo been removed from preloaded software from the factory? 

Asked by: NickT
From my experience, Lenovo software was always easy to uninstall, however unlike majority of brands Lenovo (continuing on IBM's work), only pre-installs software made by Lenovo and needed by the hardware, i.e. advanced settings for power management, camera, microphone. On their latest models, there are however 1-2 other programs which I would consider bloatware, which I was able to uninstall without any issue. The recent issue with Lenovo's 'infected' software did not affect their business line as far as I have read.
Answered by: errrata
Date published: 2016-04-03

Can the battery be removed and the system powered externally?  I am considering using it in an environment where I cannot charge batteries for safety reasons, but I can power it externally so long as the battery wont get charged.

Asked by: JonathanH
Internal battery can be easily deactivated from Bios
Answered by: errrata
Date published: 2016-03-01

I have an X1 Carbon with a 256 GB hard drive. This was the largest hard drive offered at the time of purchase. I am now very close to being out of space. Is there an upgrade to 512 GB for this model. 

Asked by: BertH
you can upgrade with an m.2 ssd. very easy to install
Answered by: mmmm
Date published: 2016-04-03
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Make Your X1 Carbon Even Better


ThinkPad OneLink Adapter

Part number: 4X90G85927

The 3-in-1 ThinkPad Onelink Adapter provides Ethernet, Video and Power port in one adapter. Small and light, and supporting PXE boot, this portable adapter is designed for the business elite on the go.

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ThinkPad Ultra Messenger Bag - Up to 14.1"

Part number: 4X40E77331

The uniquely designed Ultra family of carrying cases provides visually appealing ways to safely transport your ThinkPad computer.

Lenovo 65W DC Travel Adapter (Slim Tip)

Part number: 0B47481

Get power when and where you need it with a Lenovo 65W DC Travel adapter. Ideal for mobile users and travelers who need convenient access to power while on the go. With CLA and Empower adapter for auto and air use this versatile solution can meet almost all of your mobile power needs.

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ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock

Part number: 4X10E52935

The ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock, powered by Lenovo’s revolutionary OneLink technology transforms your new ThinkPad into a full featured machine in the office or at home.

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