Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2018) is a slim, sexy performer

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A first glance at the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon reveals a slim and sleeky design with its 0.65 inch profile. At 1.18kg, it is lightweight too.

The Thinkpad X1 Carbon features a windows 10 Operating system, 15.5 hours of battery life and a MIL-STD-810G durability certification.

Widely publicised as a business laptop, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon packs a powerful processor alongside a RAM up to 16GB and 128GB – 1TB SSD PCle TLC OPAL 2 storage. All put together, these internals ensure optimal performance even when carrying out multiple tasks.

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

Full Specs of Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

– Processor – Intel core vPro i7-7600U.

– OS – Windows 10 Prop (64 bit).

– Display – 14.0″ WQ HD IPS (2560×1440)

– 14.0″ FHD (1920×1080)

– Graphics – Integrated intel HD graphics 620.

– Camera – HD 720p/Infrared (IR) camera optional.

– Memory – Up to 16GB 1866MHz LPDDR3.

– Storage – 128GB (SSD) SATA/ 256GB, 512GB (SSD) Intel PCle TLC OPAL2, 1TB (SSD) PCle TLC OPAL2.

– Battery – Up to 15.5 hours.

– Audio – Dolby Audio Premium.

– Security – dTPM 2.0 / Touch fingerprint reader option.

– Ports – 2 Thunderbolt 3/ 2 USB 3.0/ HDMI/ Native RJ45/ Micro SD/ Micro SIM.

– Connectivity – WLAN:Intel dual band wireless – AC 18265 2×2 AC+BT 4.2.

– WiGig: Intel Tri-Band wireless – AC 18265/ NFC optional.

The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon is coated with satellite-grade carbon fibre which Lenovo claims passed nearly a dozen military-grade spec tests. The left side of the laptop houses the 3 thunderbolt USB-C ports capable of supplying power and a HDMI port. On the right side is a 3.5 mm mic jack, USB-A connector and large fan vents.

The 14″ laptop provides a rich and colourful display. The high dynamic range of 2560 x 1440 res provides a higher percentage of sRGB colour gamut compared to the other screen option of 1920 x 1080 res with a lesser but still commendable colour gamut.

The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon comes with a red trackpoint nub for navigation and a smoother touchpad for accuracy. It also has sensors like the match -in- sensor fingerprint reader and a Thinkshutter sensor – a physical cover for the lens, all built against hacks.

The impressive features of the laptop means you have to cough out a whooping $1,519 to get one.



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