Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) is the sixth generation offering in Lenovo’s business focused X1 Carbon range. Regarded among the best laptops on show at CES 2018, the laptop boasts latest generation Intel Core processor, inbuilt LTE, and a display with Dolby Vision HDR support.
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Key Specs & Features
- Intel Core™ vPro™ i7-7600U processor
- Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620
- Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
- 14-inch FHD IPS (1920 x 1080) 300 nits, 14-inch FHD IPS Touch (1920 x 1080) 300 nits, 14-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) 300 nits, 14-inch HDR WQHD with Dolby Vision™ (2560 x 1440) 500 nits
- 16GB 1866MHz LPDDR3
- 2 Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3
- Touch fingerprint reader option
- Up to 15.5 hours
Design and Display
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) is not just a nice looking laptop for business users, but also one that should take some amount of beating. Its chassis features four layers of reinforced carbon fibre plus a magnesium alloy roll-cage for improved durability. Lenovo says it has passed two military grade tests for robustness.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) packs a 14-inch IPS display with a Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels on the base model. This offers a brightness level of 300 nits.
There is also a touch option with Full HD resolution. If you have a fat wallet, Lenovo offers a unit with a display featuring WQHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixel) resolution and Dolby Vision HDR tech. This latter option of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) offers higher brightness levels of 500 nits.
Hardware and Software
This one looks ready to deliver robust performance with 8th-gen Intel processors on show. You can have your Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) with up to Core i7 chip with vPro support and delivering Turbo Boost speeds of up to 4.2 GHz. This gets backing from up to 16 GB of DDR3 RAM. Inbuilt Intel UHD Graphics 620 takes charge of graphics.
Lenovo equips the notebook with a solid state drive that is certain to be great for performance. Storage capacity goes up to 1 TB. The company proposes Windows 10 Pro operating system, although Windows 10 Home is what you get on some models.
Other Specs and Features
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) offers dual band Wi-Fi 802.11ac with Bluetooth 4.1 for wireless connectivity. Input and output (IO) options include two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI port. There is also a 4-in-1 memory card reader on offer. Some models provide LTE-A modem for seamless mobile data connection.
There is room for Cortana assistant here. Lenovo promises up to 15 hours of battery life. The juicer supports a RapidCharge tech that helps to boost to 80% level in an hour, according to the company.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) Price and Availability
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) is not yet available in Nigeria, Ghana, or Kenya. When available, you can buy the Lenovo laptop at leading online stores in your country. The 2-in-1 laptop will be starts at $1,519.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) price in Nigeria is expected to start at around 550,000 Naira, depending on your location and the configuration of the laptop.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) Specs
Here are a few specs of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018):
- OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, Windows 10 Home
- Processor: Up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™, Up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™
- GPU: Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
- Memory: 16 GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz, 8 GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz
- Colours: Black with color coded hinges, Silver with color coded hinges
- Dimension: 323.5 x 217.1 x 15.95 mm
- Weight: 1.13 kg
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 14-inch FHD IPS (1920 x 1080) 300 nits, 14-inch FHD IPS Touch (1920 x 1080) 300 nits, 14-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) 300 nits, 14-inch HDR WQHD with Dolby Vision™ (2560 x 1440) 500 nits
- Keyboard: Yes
- Pointing Device: Yes
- Built-in Storage: 1TB SSD OPAL2 PCIe TLC, 512, 256, GB GB SSD OPAL2 PCIe TLC, 128 GB SSD SATA
- Optical Storage: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: –
- USB Ports: 3.0 Ports
- HDMI: Yes
- Thunderbolt Ports: 2 Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3
- DisplayPort: –
- VGA: Yes
- Ethernet (RJ-45): Native Ethernet dongle
- SD Slot: 4-in-1 MicroSD card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC)
- Mic/Headphone: Headphone / microphone combo jack
- WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band Wireless-AC 2 x 2, AC
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth® 4.2
- NFC: –
- Docking Connector: –
- Mobile Broadband: –
- ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen)
- Optional, Integrated Global Mobile Broadband LTE-A
- Windows Hello with facial recognition software (requires IR camera)
- Match-on-chip touch fingerprint reader
- Kensington® lock slot
- Noise-cancelling dual-array microphones
- HD 720p with ThinkShutter
- Infrared (IR) camera (optional; required for use with Windows Hello & doesn’t include ThinkShutter)
- Dolby® Audio™ Premium
- Battery: integrated Li-ion 57 Whr with RapidCharge technology
- Use Time: up to 15 hours