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

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon UltrabookFeatures

    Uncompromisingly Thin

    Starting at just 1.31 kg, the new X1 Carbon is the lightest 14" Ultrabook™ on the planet. And at just 17.7 mm thin, it's the thinnest ThinkPad ever.

    Faster Storage Experience

    The new X1 Carbon now features Samsung PCIe SSD options for the best storage experience.

    Longer Battery Life

    The new X1 Carbon delivers **up to 10.9 hours of battery life on a single charge. And if you do run low, don't fret: with RapidCharge technology you get 80% battery restored in just under an hour.

    Available With 10-Point Multitouch Screen

    An optional 10-point multitouch screen improves accuracy, making touch-browsing and selecting more responsive and precise.

    Stunning Display

    WQHD (2560 x 1440) display and antiglare screen mean text is crisper, images are brighter, and colors are truer. 300 nit with IPS for nearly 180-degrees of wide-screen viewing (touchscreen option includes 270 nit). Plus it’s anti-smudge. Also available with FHD TN (1920 x 1080) 300 nit display.

    Practically Indestructible: Tested to Military Specifications

    Constructed with satellite-grade carbon fiber, the new X1 Carbon is the toughest ThinkPad ever made. In fact, we perform nearly a dozen separate military-grade specification tests—all under extreme conditions with dust, vibration, heat, cold, altitude, water, humidity, solar radiation and fungus—so you can laugh in the face of spills, drops, heat exposure, or anything else life throws your way.

    Business-Class Security

    Available with fingerprint reader, the new X1 Carbon lets you use biometrics for login, so the swipe of your finger becomes your password. Intel security features and vPro options step up protection and enhance manageability when deploying upgrades. Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip further encrypts your critical information. Plus, ThinkEngine, a unique system-management chip, monitors 33 sensors simultaneously and delivers improved thermal and power efficiency, up to 30-day standby, faster resume times, enhanced security, and anti-tampering measures.

    Patently Cool: Revolutionary Thermal Technology

    Even with its ultrathin design, the X1 Carbon stays cooler than ever. In fact, our patented fan blades provide the same cool and quiet performance you expect from a ThinkPad.

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  • Reviews

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon UltrabookReviews

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    Scores 8.4 out of 10 based on 218 reviews
    6 out of 10


    GB Business user
    Very handy and light weight.
    Display is horrible.
    Confirmed purchase: 13 April 2015
    Published on: 05 May 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    3 out of 10


    London GB Often on the move
    Good design and keyboard
    Matt screen cover makes display fuzzy. Effectively becomes low res display which makes eyes sore.
    Confirmed purchase: 07 April 2015
    Published on: 02 May 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    9 out of 10


    Luton GB Business user
    Fast, beautifully light with great build quality and a good trackpad although still not up to a MacBook's standard. Battery life is fabulous although of course depends on the nature of use.
    Just a tad expensive!
    Confirmed purchase: 07 April 2015
    Published on: 28 April 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    9 out of 10

    Confirmed purchaser

    Light as a feather and blazing fast; as a Thinkpad user for over a decade the deciding factor was and always will be the keyboard; I postponed upgrading from my aging T60 for years due to this; the new keyboard doesn't disappoint..

    * Experienced silverfish injection of ads into browser required malware bytes to remove.

    * Network adapter is awful/frequently unusable with b/g; will be upgrading DSL router/wifi (budget for it)

    * Initial problems with some apps and Synaptics scroll but now resolved

    * 0.5TB SSD only has 95% of it made available to you

    * Memory should be putting the full 16GB memory in that the CPU supports; 8GB is on the low side for a machine of this calibre
    Confirmed purchase: 09 March 2015
    Published on: 20 April 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    9 out of 10


    Cheltenham GB Business user
    Great boot up speed, very fast response times when switching between applications.

    Size and weight are perfect.
    No controls to set when the battery starts charging when the computer is plugged in.

    Very upset to find the machine I ordered 10% cheaper a week after I placed my order. Not good re treating customers fairly!
    Confirmed purchase: 21 March 2015
    Published on: 19 April 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    9 out of 10


    London GB Often on the move
    It's so much lighter than the previous generations (i've had four over the last 10 or so years). The battery life seems much improved too. The design has improved and for the 'workhorse' laptop it's great. Of course I still envy the Apple MacBook Air owner (which is not suitable for me and the work I do )... But Lenovo is getting there in terms of design desirability...
    It's a pity there isn't just one more USB port... Very difficult for those of us who use wireless mice and keyboards which require the permanent use of a USB port. A bit too much chopping & chaging required. One more would have made it perfect....
    Confirmed purchase: 21 March 2015
    Published on: 15 April 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    9 out of 10


    Maidstone GB Business user
    Really thin and lightweight
    None so far
    Confirmed purchase: 21 March 2015
    Published on: 12 April 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    10 out of 10


    London GB General home user
    Hardware customisation options. Slimline ultrabook form factor. Keyboard. Almost everything except touchpad.
    Touchpad is far too large which is why I always end up right clicking instead of left clicking. Now I use an external mouse exclusively.
    Confirmed purchase: 21 March 2015
    Published on: 12 April 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    9 out of 10


    GB Business user
    Reviewer left no comment
    No SD card slot
    More USB 3 ports
    Confirmed purchase: 22 March 2015
    Published on: 12 April 2015

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

    9 out of 10


    Northumberland GB Business user
    Battery life and casing have improved over 1st generation model. Really pleased with that.
    The SD card slot has gone and the touch screen has been playing up a little thinking it has been touched when it hasn't.
    Confirmed purchase: 22 March 2015
    Published on: 12 April 2015

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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)

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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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    On-Site Convenience and Extended Protection

    • Extended Warranties (up to 5 years) offer fixed term, fixed cost protection to help you accurately budget for PC expenses.
    • Warranty Upgrades/On-Site Service can maximize uptime and productivity with convenient, fast repair service at your place of business.

    Drops or Spills? No Problem With Accidental Damage Protection

    • Accidents happen, but it’s still possible to protect yourself from expensive, unexpected repairs. Lenovo provides coverage for damage incurred outside of warrantee under normal operating conditions, such as minor spills, drops, electrical surges, or damage to the integrated display.

    Ultimate Data Security

    • Keep Your Drive allows you to retain possession of your drive and data for maximum security and protection. (Not available in all regions.)
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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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