Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is an ultraportable notebook with a 14-inch display featuring a carbon fiber chassis, included 3G connectivity, and Intel's Ivy Bridge generation of processors. It has Dolby Home Theater audio and a 720p webcam.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Aug. 21, 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,299.00

What You Need To Know

  • It features Lenovo's RapidCharge for a near-full battery charge after 30 minutes
  • It weighs less than three pounds
  • The Core i7 model can have 3G enabled Wi-Fi which comes with a GPS model.

Verge Review

Lenovo's made the most of the time since Intel defined the "ultrabook" last fall, releasing a number of different models designed for different users. By and large, the company's done good work, too: we called the ThinkPad U300s the best ultrabook on the market back in November, and the IdeaPad U310 delivers pretty solid value for $799. But Lenovo saved its best for its latest, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The Carbon is the successor to last year's X1, and ticks all the ultrabook boxes, but it...

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Ultraportable
Thickness .71 inches
Weight 3 pounds
Operating system Windows 7
Screen size (diagonal) 14 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
The Verge Battery Test 4 hours and 44 minutes

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Laptop type Ultraportable
Width 13.03 inches
Depth 8.9 inches
Thickness .71 inches
Weight 3 pounds
Color Black
Software
Operating system Windows 7
Display (base)
Screen size (diagonal) 14 inches
Display surface Matte
Technology LCD
Resolution (X) 1600 px
Resolution (Y) 900 px
PPI 131
Keyboard
Type Chiclet
Backlit Yes
Number pad No
Mouse
Type(s) Trackpad, Pointing stick
Processor (base)
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i5-3317U
Cores 2
Clockspeed 1.7 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 2.6 GHz
Processor (max)
Brand Intel
Family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i7-3667U
Cores 2
Clockspeed 2 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.2 GHz
GPU (base)
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000
Memory
Base RAM size 4 GB
Max. config RAM size 8 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1333 MHz
Storage
Options Flash Memory (SSD)
Base drive type Flash (SSD)
Base drive capacity 128 GB
Max. config SSD 256 GB
Card reader Yes
Card reader support SD
Audio
Audio brand Dolby Home Theater v4
Webcam
Video resolution 720p
Sensors
Biometric scanner Yes
Port options
USB 1
USB 3.0 1
Mini DisplayPort 1
3.5mm mic / headphone combo 1
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 4.0
3G Yes
GSM Yes
WWAN data standards supported HSPA+
Benchmarks
PCMarkVantage 10913
3DMarkVantage (IGP) 2820
The Verge Battery Test 4 hours and 44 minutes
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