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Left side ports
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a surprising number of ports given its thin profile. On the left side of the laptop:
L-R: Power/dock; HDMI; mini-DP; USB 3.0; Audio
Right side ports
The ports on the right side of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon:
L-R: USB 3.0; Ethernet
Outstanding keyboard with two exceptions
ThinkPad laptops have long been known for their fine keyboards, and the X1 Carbon is better than those before it. Even so, Lenovo has taken the odd design choices of replacing the CAPS LOCK key with the Home/End keys. This is shown in the next slide.
The other odd design choice made by Lenovo is putting the Delete key adjacent to the Backspace key.