ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 1 Ultrabook

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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  • Features

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 1 UltrabookFeatures

    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
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  • Tech Specs

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 1 UltrabookTech Specs

    PDFThinkPad X1 Carbon User Guide

    DescriptionThinkPad 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
    • 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®
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    13.03" x 8.9" x 0.74"
    UltraNav® TrackPoint® and new larger glass touchpad
    Fingerprint Reader
    Island-style six-row precision backlit keyboard
    WWAN (Optional)
    Ericsson H5321gw Mobile Broadband Module
    Bluetooth® 4.0

    Specifications may vary

    Software Offerings

    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
  • Accessories & Services

    ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 1 UltrabookAccessories & Services

    • Lenovo Slim USB Portable DVD Burner (0A33988)

      Lenovo Slim USB Portable DVD Burner (0A33988)

      Slimmer, lighter, and more portable than ever! The Lenovo Slim USB Portable DVD Burner is an external DVD/CD recordable drive powered by one or two available USB 2.0 ports, with one USB Y cable, depending on configuration.

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    • Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock / Port Replicator (0A33970)

      Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock / Port Replicator (0A33970)

      Enables a clutter-free desktop with cable management for multiple monitors, LAN, and up to five USB devices.

      Learn More
    • Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse (0A36188)

      Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse (0A36188)

      The portable, ambidextrous Lenovo Wireless Laser Mouse is perfect for anyone looking for a compact mouse to use every day and while on-the-go. Scroll through documents, spreadsheets, and more with increased accuracy and control – plus, an advanced power management system, a high-efficiency laser sensor, and an off switch help to maximize your battery life.

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    • Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)

      Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)

      The Lenovo Security Cable Lock allows you to help reduce theft and manage physical security access wherever you need it. One piece design for easy use. Lightweight ( 130 g / 0.29 lbs ) design is ideal to carry in a carrying case for extra security when traveling.

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    Protect Your ThinkPad Laptop With Lenovo Services
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    Why Lenovo Services?

    • Comprehensive portfolio of award-winning services to support your PC throughout its lifecycle.
    • Services performed by Lenovo-certified technicians using Lenovo-qualified parts. No one knows our machines like we do!
    • Global delivery network and infrastructure delivering expertise where you need it most.

    24/7 Access to Advanced Technicians

    • Priority Technical Support makes your priority, our priority. 24x7 priority call routing to Lenovo’s advanced-level technicians, electronic incident tracking, and escalation management.

    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.

    Learn more about International Warranty Services.

    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.)
Standard on the X1 Carbon Touch:
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
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