Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review – Is it for corporate users?


Well I think this laptop can be used by individuals too. There is an touchscreen option available of the laptop which makes it more and more interesting. The update brings this laptop more better and with bountiful features.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Features

The laptop is thinner and has a lighter design. The Ultra-high resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels is a plus point for the laptop. Lenovo claims that this is the lightest 14 inch ultrabook in the market which weights 3.15 pounds. Also the laptop is 0.72 inch thick.

The new keyboard is coated with Gorilla Glass. Which will help to prevent it from scratches. The signature red Trackpoint is a bit cheesy. I used it for a while, but now scratches as such on the keyboard. Yes, Gorilla Glass does the work for you. The screen has a low-glare and which is not matte finish as such. The colors of the screen are good.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

I liked the view from wide viewing angles which is a plus point for the laptop. Basically I liked the keyboard. There are even shortcuts for Dragon assistant apps. There is NO CAPSLOCK key. Which is a very big game changer. Some people including me may not like it at all. So the user if he/she has to use the caps lock. Then the “Shift” key should be pressed twice.

The backspace key is a bit small. Which is a bit annoying. It may happen that you accidentally use the delete key while intending to use the backspace key. Because the location will confuse you. If I talk about performance, it is an ultrabook. Yes, it boots in just 10 seconds. We cannot argue about the performance of this laptop.

To be precise it took 9 seconds for the boot time. The performance is good. The battery life of this computer is 6 hours and 18 minutes. So pretty average. If you try to compare it with other ultrabooks then you might get disappointed. This laptop has a 1 year warranty. This laptop amusingly has no SD card slot. Photographers BEWARE!

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

The price of this laptop is $1,259. It has a Core i5 processor. Just a 4GB of RAM with a 128GB SSD. With a 1080p display. The screen resolution is mesmerizing of 2,560 x 1,440. Remember that at this price you will get a non touch panel. For a touch panel you will have to shell out $100 extra. Which accounts to $1,359.

You can upgrade the configuration by buying them for extra cash. The faster i5 processor will cost $100 more. The i7 will cost you extra $270. 8 GB RAM can be achieved for $130 and 512 GB space can be achieved for $450. Which is huge. So if you want to upgrade it you will need some serious cash to make this laptop a lightening bolt.

To wrap up, an average laptop. Has a unique keyboard. Price for the base version is good. Go for it.

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