ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

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  • 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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    ThinkPad X1 Carbon UltrabookFeatures

    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.
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    1 out of 10


    GB Business user
    Reviewer left no comment
    Doesnt connect to dual screens and standard dock is a joke
    Confirmed purchase: 16 November 2015
    Published on: 06 January 2016

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    Hi Michael,

    I'm sorry to hear that you have had trouble with your dock, please make contact with the support team for assistance, on the below number.

    Support: 0333-777-3991 Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00

    If further help is required, please send me an email.

    Email: jingram1@lenovo.com

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback.

    Best wishes


    8 out of 10


    Leeds GB Business user
    Great weight and size; 14" screen seems to be a perfect size for a truly all-day work ultrabook.
    Fit and finish around screen bezel is disappointing; perhaps a one-off. Anti-glare screen coating is good, but as a trade off it makes image very slightly less crisp than it could be. Seems to be a wireless issue with adapted 'resetting' itself and dropping current connection. Sometimes a reboot is required as reset does not being adapted back to a working state. Disappointing. No driver updates available.
    Confirmed purchase: 08 December 2015
    Published on: 04 January 2016

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    Hi Tim,

    Sorry that you are currently having a few difficulties with your ThinkPad, I've made contact via email to help towards a solution.

    Thank you very much for your feedback.

    Best wishes


    8 out of 10


    Kent. England GB Business user
    light weight
    compact great key board
    touch pad not as good as it should be
    email set up in outlook preferred as own system not good for filing and management of emails etc
    probably me need to sort set up
    mouse could do with roller ball to move updown work
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 04 December 2015
    Published on: 25 December 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    9 out of 10


    GB Business user
    size weight design
    docking station cables everywhere
    Confirmed purchase: 24 November 2015
    Published on: 19 December 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    10 out of 10


    Reviewer left no comment
    Couldn't get it with 16gb of RAM as found in the american laptop. Would make it a lot more future-proof.
    Confirmed purchase: 29 October 2015
    Published on: 23 November 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    8 out of 10


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 29 October 2015
    Published on: 19 November 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    9 out of 10


    England GB Business user
    Light-weight, fast
    Sometimes difficult to open !
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 15 October 2015
    Published on: 09 November 2015

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    10 out of 10


    London, UK GB Business user
    Engineered very well, very quite and easy to take around.
    Difficult to fault
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 10 October 2015
    Published on: 01 November 2015

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    1 out of 10


    London GB Business user
    I've learnt that I wont use this shop again..
    I'm so upset to buy this item which didn't developed any further from the last version but even GOT WORSE AND MORE EXPENSIVE.

    Just terrible experience..
    Confirmed purchase: 09 September 2015
    Published on: 14 October 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    Hi Giedre,

    I'd like to make contact via email to help with your laptop and any questions you might have, I will be in touch soon.

    Thank you for your feedback.

    Best wishes


    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.
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Confirmed purchase: 05 September 2015
    Published on: 03 October 2015

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

    1. Yar asked on
      is keyboard backlight available in x1 carbon ultrabook core i7??

      1. Francesco replied on
        Yes, a two levels of brightness keyboard light is available in all X1 Carbon laptops
      2. Giedre replied on
        Yes but it's still too pricey and earlier version much much better.
        Also be careful with Lenovo agents, first they allowed me one month purchase testing period but they've changed to less!
        I'm very dissatisfied now with my purchase and their service..
      3. Chris replied on
        Yes, there is a backlight on the Carbon X1, but I too am having issues - possibly with the OneLink Pro dock. So far (in four months) I have reinstall the OS twice, and had the motherboard replaced, but still problems of the external screens dropping out persist (blank out for a few seconds every so often), and on occasion, the laptop will fail to start where the power on LED just blinks 10 or so times. Just a friendly warning.
    2. Vinnie asked on
      The X1 carbon ac adaptor - what wattage is it ?
      1. Iftikar replied on
        Plz check the photo for all details abt wattage

    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. 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 !
    7. 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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**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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