ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

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Professional. Redefined.

  • processorThin, Light & Durable Carbon-Fiber Construction
  • Operating SystemMultitouch & Premium Display Options
  • DisplayLong Battery Life Plus RapidCharge Technology
  • KeyboardFaster & More Efficient Storage Options
  • Battery ChargeRobust Business & Security Features

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  • Features

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    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.
    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.
    With the New X1 Carbon, on select models 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.
    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.
    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.
  • Reviews

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon UltrabookReviews

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    Battery life
    Size and weight
    Value for money
    Overall rating
    Scores 8.3 out of 10 based on 475 reviews
    9 out of 10


    Bantry GB Often on the move
    I love the trackpoint and physical 3 button mouse (I have used Thinkpads for years, partly because they have these things). They work well with other Operating Systems - I use Linux.
    Thinkpad screens never seem all that great - I don't have the touch screen, maybe that is better. I'd like to be able to disable the trackpad (the bios disable has no effect under Linux). It would be nice not to have to have Windows: there have always been a lot of *nix users of Thinkpads.
    Confirmed purchase: 05 September 2015
    Published on: 03 October 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    7 out of 10


    Swansea GB Business user
    Lovely design and spec (i7, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD.
    Some oddities when docked with the One Dock Pro - screen (Dell UH2415 x2 via daisy chained DP) flicker on/off on occasion, and does not always power on the screen after the laptop is put to sleep., plus USB speakers connected via the screen sometimes fail until a reboot. Running Windows 10.
    Confirmed purchase: 19 August 2015
    Published on: 23 September 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    4 out of 10


    london GB Business user
    touch screen
    zero post sale assistence
    zero attention compared to Apple

    no store in London to go and fix the problems and personylise it
    Confirmed purchase: 26 August 2015
    Published on: 20 September 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    Hi Bruno,

    Thanks for your recent feedback. I will be making contact via email to help with any queries you may have.

    Best wishes


    10 out of 10


    London GB Business user
    It is light to carry. Battery life is amazing. Performance is great.
    It has not got enough USB ports.
    Confirmed purchase: 27 August 2015
    Published on: 17 September 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    9 out of 10


    Basingstoke, England GB Business user
    Compared to my old ThinkPad it is soooooo light! Lovely key borad action, nice illuminated keys, screen good sound ok.
    Moved key Key positions compared to my ThinkPad causes typing errors often!!
    Screen attracts dust like crazy!
    Shame screen doesn't fold all the way back flat behind key boeard to make best use of touch screen or at least enough to angle beyond 180 degrees and auto rotate the image to suit screen position.

    Docking unit not so integrated and smartly designed as the X1
    Confirmed purchase: 15 August 2015
    Published on: 09 September 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    1 out of 10


    Cambridge GB Business user
    slim and light weight
    one of the worst bad point is, you can not upgrade its RAM more then 8GB, and its very much expensive, very poor performance, creates too many problems with docking station, i will never ever recommend this type of expensive machine to anyone. It starts performing very slow after few months.
    Confirmed purchase: 23 July 2015
    Published on: 13 August 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    Hi Iftika,

    Your feedback is appreciated, thank you. Apologies for the reduction in system performance that you are experiencing, please call the support team and they will assist with diagnostic testing to identify the cause.

    Tel: 03705-500-900 Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00

    Best wishes


    8 out of 10


    Maidstone GB Business user
    Extremely lightweight and excellent battery life for general office work.

    Don't really use for streaming or other social functions so unable to comment with authority on these functions.
    Reviewer left no comment
    Confirmed purchase: 14 July 2015
    Published on: 07 August 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    4 out of 10


    London GB Business user
    The battery life and weight
    The track pad and as it is battery life. The rest is very ordinary and nothing better than you could get from a far cheaper product
    Confirmed purchase: 09 July 2015
    Published on: 01 August 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    Hi Philip,

    Thanks for getting in touch with your feedback, it's greatly appreciated. I'll make contact via email, to provide assistance with your laptop's TouchPad and battery.

    Best wishes


    1 out of 10


    GB Business user
    it does not work
    it does not work
    Confirmed purchase: 17 June 2015
    Published on: 22 July 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    Hi Farhad,

    Thank you for leaving your feedback. Our apologies for the problems you are having with your laptop and for the inconvenience caused. For help and assistance, please call our support team on the number below.

    Tel: 03705-500-900

    Thank you


    8 out of 10


    London GB Business user
    Build Quality
    Trackpad Accuracy and comfort
    Screen is on the dim side - not a deal breaker for me
    I returned my XPS13 to get this machine
    Confirmed purchase: 29 June 2015
    Published on: 21 July 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

  • Ask an Owner

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    Here's a list of the questions other shoppers have asked owners of the X1 Carbon

    1. Rice asked on
      Is the memory socket of this ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook upgradeable?
      1. Peter replied on
        Looking at the X1C's undercarriage, there are screws which probably allow for removal of the base. However, whether one is able to ad more memory is a question only Lenovo can answer.
        We ordered the maximum RAM so not too bothered.

        RAM isn't expensive. My advice is to order up front.
    2. Rijal asked on
      I have a xi carbon running windows 7 with a hdd ssd of 100 GB. can I upgrade it to 512GB. if so where can i buy the ssd and can i do this on my own.
      1. Matthew replied on
        Yes you will be able to upgrade and changing them over yourself is as simple as swapping one for the other (just make sure you backup before you start) if you are unsure of how to remove and install the hdd's then there are plenty of videos on youtube with detailed explanations on how to go about this. I hope this helped.
    3. Tunde asked on
      I looked through the features and couldn't confirm if this new model has touch screen capabilities. Could this be confirmed,please.
      1. Ben replied on
        There are two touch screen versions of the new x1 carbon, one with an intel i7 and one with a intel i5. The screen is 14.0" QHD (2560x1440) IPS Multi-touch with WWAN.

      2. Adam replied on
        Yes, if you order it with one, it is an option when you buy it online.
    4. Rob asked on
      I was given an X1 Carbon V2 by work about a year ago, I was going to buy one for myself for home but after using it for a few days I couldn't cope with the appalling keyboard so I defected to Dell. The lack of physical f keys, a proper caps lock, adaptive keyboard, having to "re learn" how to type every time I changed machines... the list goes on! Luckily at work I use my X1 with an external keyboard and it's only in meetings I have to cope with the gimmicky keyboard.
      I see the version 3 has a "proper" keyboard now - so now getting an X1 is back on the menu, thanks for listening to your customers Lenovo!
      I see from the photo's there's a light icon on the space bar, does this mean the new X1 has an LED above the screen like the older Thinkpads? I actually preferred this to the back lit keyboard.
      1. Simon replied on
        There isn't a light above the screen, so I assume that the space key with the Fn key operates the keyboard backlight - I'm running a Linux distro which doesn't fully support all of the "special" keys, so I can't actually confirm this though !
    5. aDEMUYIWA asked on
      1. Paul replied on
        Love it.I'm just not fan of Windows 8.
  • Top Accessories

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    • ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock (4X10E52950)

      ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock (4X10E52950)

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      Plug in a single cable to power your work space. With 11 ports, the ThinkPad OneLink Pro streamlines how you dock and connect. 4x USB 3.0 (one with always-on charging); 2x USB 2.0; DP, DVI-I; Gigabit Ethernet; Stereo/Mic Combo Port; cable lock slot; 90W AC Adapter; 3-year warranty. Available in multiple colors. One link, zero hassle.

    • ThinkPad Ultra Messenger (4X40E77331)

      ThinkPad Ultra Messenger (4X40E77331)

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      A 2014 Red Dot Design award-winner, the Ultra Messenger offers unique design elements, while safely protecting your ThinkPad – fits all 14.1” models. High quality materials including leather and high denier nylons with complimenting accents comprise an oversized zippered closure with soft, padded section and tablet pockets. Features plenty of storage and easy access to zippered rear-pocket, as well as interior mesh pockets. Comfortable shoulder strap with heavy-duty leather and molded zipper pulls add convenience and durability.

    • ThinkPad Noise-Cancelling Earbuds (0B47313)

      ThinkPad Noise-Cancelling Earbuds (0B47313)

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      The ThinkPad Noise Cancelling Earbuds eliminate 92% of ambient background noise through the use of active noise-cancelling circuitry contained in a battery operated compartment. Specifically optimized for office environments, autos, trains, and aircrafts, these ergonomically designed earbuds provide a secure fit that further isolates noise for a quality listening experience.

    • ThinkPad Professional Roller Case (4X40E77327)

      ThinkPad Professional Roller Case (4X40E77327)

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      Vertical professional roller with four swivel wheels that make it easy to zip around. Travel-friendly features include the advanced PC interior with easy front access, multiple accessory pockets, pen loops, and business card holder. Durable nylon designed specifically for ThinkPad systems up to 15.6" wide (380.6 x 270 x 36.6mm ). Telescoping trolley handle and comfortable handle grips for vertical/horizontal carrying. Limited lifetime warranty.

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Battery Life
**Up to 10.9 hours with integrated RapidCharge battery (50Whr)
Starting at 1.31 kg (2.877 lbs.) / 0.70" thin (17.7 mm thin)
Dual speakers with Dolby® Home Theater®
Dual noise-canceling HD microphones
2 USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, Headphone/Mic 3.5mm, FPR, Ethernet Extension Connection


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