Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebook -- hands-on photos

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebook -- hands-on photos

Summary: Lenovo has upped its game with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. This ultrathin laptop fits a 14-inch high-res IPS display into the chassis of a 13-inch MacBook Air. The SSD and Core i7 processor make this a powerful addition to the road warrior's travel bag.

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  • ThinkPad X1 Carbon

    The X1 is as thin and light as a MacBook Air yet has the advantages a ThinkPad brings to the road Warrior. With a 14-inch IPS display that's crammed into a 13-inch chassis, the X1 at less than 3 lbs. is as portable as notebooks get.

    See the full review by James Kendrick on ZDNet

  • ThinkPads are known for their nice keyboards and the X1 Carbon continues that tradition. The chiclet keys have a special shape designed to minimize typos and in our testing they deliver.

    The outstanding keyboard has the typical ThinkPad red trackstick and the nicest trackpad (glass) the reiewer has ever used on a Windows laptop.

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  • Too litte too late

    ONCE upon a time, Thinkpads were the true battle tanks among notebooks. Lenovo's mistake was to cling to the latest design iteration from the IBM era too long, while allowing quality to slip. My company is an all-Thinkpad shop (or 'was', I suppose), and the current models just break too easily (Mainboard, HD), while being really dull, are prone to overheat and come with stifling, never updated ex-IBM bloatware.

    So.. I'm just not going to go back unless I hear sustained rave experiences, including on quality/durability say over the coming year or so.
    Han CNX
    • Thinkpad Quality

      Many of my customers have Thinkpads and their experience has been excellent. After hearing their feedback, I was waiting for this model to be available for my personal use. Sad to hear that your company didn't have the same experience.
      dvm
  • Also

    Also, can we all decide to stop using 'Road Warriors' as it relates to beige people eating stale pretzels in a dull airport lounge with a piece of plastic on their laps?
    Han CNX
  • "Road Warrior"

    Road Warrior: http://latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/mel-gibson-road-warrior.jpg

    Not Road Warrior: http://i.usatoday.net/travel/_photos/2011/06/27/Frequent-flier-tips-that-only-the-pros-know-BV6IT53-x-large.jpg
    Han CNX
  • The Most Expensive Email Machine Ever Made

    This computer has, get this, a max of 4 ram. That's right, 4! This would allow you to have your email program and a few chrome tabs open. That makes this the most expensive email machine ever made.
    Mike Cleveland
  • Display in bright sun...

    James....is this ThinkPad usable outdoors? I have a T60 which is marginal in sunlight...my only complaint. I like to use the ThinkPad as a 14" gps display in my car.
    Bill_SixPack
  • eww

    still freakin ugly.
    Scarface Claw
  • One flaw

    The deadphone connector is on right side, but most headphones have cord coming from the left side.
    daveintempe
    • re: One Flaw

      make that headphone!
      daveintempe