Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 7 (2019) Price and Specs

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 7
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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 7 2019 Model is the definition of productivity laptop. It perfectly portray the term beauty with brain. This is a 14-inch laptop with a brilliant display and impressive battery life.

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The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 7 laptop is the a best-in-class ultraportable notebook that combines premium design appeal, design and security features with business-grade functions.

Lenovo’s seventh-gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon improves on its predecessor.  It is powered by by Intel® Core™ technology, with best keyboards, Dolby Vision displays and potentially longer battery life.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 (2019) Key Specs & Features

  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7
  • Up to 14″ 4K (3840 x 2160) IPS with Dolby Vision™ HDR400, 500 nits, 10 bit.
  • Discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) 2.0
  • Spill resistant and Backlit Keyboard
  • Match-on-Chip Fingerprint Reader
  • HD Web camera
  • Up to 16GB LPDDR3
  • Up to 2TB PCIe SSD
  • Dolby Atmos Speaker System
  • Up to 18.3 hours Battery Life

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 7 2019


The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 2019 model laptop sports a lightweight yet durable chassis. At first glance, you get the same sleek and aesthetic as last year’s model, with a few very subtle changes.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 (2019) is made of the usual magnesium alloy mixed with carbon-fiber that gives it a lightweight solidity. However, the chassis is build out of aluminum material to help portray the classic.

The new carbon fiber design on the lid is unfortunately only offered for the 4K Dolby Vision model, thus users with lesser variant will get a magnesium alloy design.

At 6% thinner than its predecessor, the X1 Carbon Gen 7 is only 14.9mm thin with only 1.08kg weight. Lenovo has also trimmed down the display bezels to offer a larger screen.

On the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon’s lid is a stylishly inscribed Trade name at the top right corner.  On the bottom-right, there’s also the new X1 logo that was also born last year, replacing the Lenovo logo.

When opened the Laptop offers 14-inches screen and 750p HD Web Camera.

Similarly, on the Lenovo X1 base is two speaker grills on the deck along with a sticking point, curved keys, trackpoint and touchpad buttons.

On the left-hand side of the laptop, sits two USB-C 3.1 ports,  two Thunderbolt 3 ports, an Ethernet dock connector, and  USB 3.1 Type-A port.

Furthermore, on the other side is a second USB-A 3.1 port, HDMI 1.4 port, a 3.5mm headphone/mic combo jack and a Kensington lock.


Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 7 2019 model offers a total of five different display with 14-inch screen size each. This include two 1080p FHD IPS non-touch panel, a 1080p FHD IPS touch panel, a 2K (2560 x 1440) IPS WQHD panel and a 4K IPS (3840 x 2160) HDR panel

The 4K screen is notably brighter, sharper and more vibrant than the FHD option, hence, it delivers a visual feast that’s detailed, bright and incredibly vibrant.

Similarly, the 14-inches 4K IPS  display panel comes with Dolby Vision, HDR400, and brightness up to 500 nits while the other 1080p and a full 10-bit color panel provides a very respectable 400 nits brightness.

However, although the 4K screen offers display  benefits more than the WQHD and FHD panel, all the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Gen 7 2019 model viewing angles are solid with 16:9 screen aspect ratio, thus resulting into a bigger view of picture.

Processor and Storage

This 7th Gen Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon is powered by a quad core 8th Gen Intel Core i7  Whiskey Lake CPU.

The quad core CPU is available in four different configured including the regular versions Core i5-8265U and Core i7-8565U and a vPro version Core i5-8365U and Core i7-8665U.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2019 model CPU is paired with an Integreted Intel UHD 620 Graphics and up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB PCIe SSD space.

For smooth user experience, the Thinkpad X1 Carbon run on Windows 10 Pro operating system out-of-the-box.


Lenovo says the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 boost 51Wh battery which can supply up to 18.3 hours of usage.

It also comes with Lenovo’s Rapid Charge utility, this fast charging technology enables the laptop to use a 65 W charger to raise the battery level to 80% in just one hour.

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Other Features

Lenovo offers two newer privacy features on the X1 carbon: PrivacyGuard and PrivacyAlert.

These two features are optional, however, you can always enjoy other security functions on the lesser model.

Similarly, Lenovo Thinkpad X1 carbon 2019 model also offers Windows 10 Hello facial recognition, IR Cameras, biometric fingerprint reader, self-encrypting SSDs, discrete TPM 2.0 and FIDO authentication.

Lenovo also input the ThinkShutter, a physical camera cover, which blocks the lens to ensure that you’re only seen when you want to be.

Furthermore, for connectivity, thinkpad X1 also come with an Intel Wireless-AC 9560 chip which provides 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th Gen) also delivers decent audio output. It  features Dolby Audio Premium, which delivers crystal-clear audio when watching videos or taking a call.

Similarly, you can enjoy the access to a dual far-field mics to ensure that you’ll be heard clearly on every call you make.

Finally, you get to also enjoy the Lenovo Vantage utility which lets you choose among different audio profiles for music, movies, voice and games.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2019) Price and Availability

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 carbon has a starting price of $1099 and goes higher as you configure display, internal storage, RAM, graphics unit, operating system and a couple of other specs.

It is available on Lenovo’s official store and other third-party e-commerce platforms like Amazon.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 7 (2019) Specs

Here are a few specs of the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 7 (2019):

General Features

  • OS: Up to Windows 10 Pro
  • Processor: Up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7
  • GPU: Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620
  • Memory: Up to 16GB LPDDR3
  • Colours: Black
  • Dimension: 323mm x 217mm x 14.95mm / 12.71″ x 8.54″ x 0.58″
  • Weight: Starting at 2.40lb / 1.08kg

Display & Keyboard

  • Display: 14″ 4K 3840 x 2160 IPS with Dolby Vision™ HDR400, 500 nits, 10 bit, 14″ WQHD 2560 x 1440 IPS, 300 nits, 14″ FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS, low power, 400 nits, 14″ FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS PrivacyGuard, 400 nits, 14″ Touch FHD 1920 x 1080 IPS, 300 nits
  • Keyboard: Spill resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting
  • Pointing Device: Yes


  • Built-in Storage: Up to 2TB PCIe SSD
  • Optical Storage:
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Ports & Connectivity

  • Webcam: HD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover
  • USB Ports: 2  USB-A 3.1 (Gen 1)
  • HDMI: HDMI 1.4
  • Thunderbolt Ports: 2 USB-C Thunderbolt™ 3
  • DisplayPort:
  • VGA:
  • Ethernet (RJ-45):
  • SD Slot:
  • Mic/Headphone: Yes
  • WLAN: Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical docking
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0
  • NFC: Optional NFC
  • Docking Connector: ThinkPad Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock, ThinkPad Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock, USB 3.0 Dock, ThinkPad 90W Basic Dock, ThinkPad 90W Pro Dock, ThinkPad 90W Ultra Dock
  • Mobile Broadband:  Integrated Global Mobile Broadband 4G LTE-A

Other Features

  • Windows Hello with IR camera
  • Lenovo Vantage
  • Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyGuard
  • Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyAlert
  • Kensington lock slot
  • Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities
  • Match-on-Chip Fingerprint Reader
  • dTPM 2.0 chip
  • Dolby® Atmos™ Speaker System
  • ThinkShutter webcam privacy cover


  • Battery: 51Whr Battery
  • Use Time: Up to 18.3 hours


Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 7 (2019) Price and Specs was written by Adeosun Ajibola. The article was last modified: November 26th, 2020
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