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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018)

We have collected and analysed 28 expert reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 88/100. The average review date is Jul 14, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 1017142 reviews from other Laptop Computers. The alaScore™ for this product is 97/100 = Excellent. Last update: May 19, 2019.

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Expert review by : Luke Larsen (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) review

 

The X1 Carbon is a slick refinement of the classic ThinkPad formula.

Refined keyboard and touchpad experience ; Soft-touch carbon materials feel great ; Perfect use of Thunderbolt 3 ; Speedy processor and storage ; Robust build quality

Touchscreen isn’t responsive ; Expensive compared to competitors ; Mediocre battery life under some loads

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is well-rounded. It nails the fundamentals, from its keyboard to its performance. However, there’s no question the bang-for-your-buck value just isn’t up to snuff.

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) review: business in the front, business in the back

 

It's peak ThinkPad

Lightweight, yet durable design ; Comfortable keyboard, good touchpad ; Adequate supply of ports ; Matte display option is a treat ; Fast performance

Only average battery life ; Questionable keyboard layout choices ; Dizzying array of configurations that require too many compromises ; Sucky fingerprint scanner ; Active, sometimes noisy, fans

Apr, 2018

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Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018)

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers premium features in a slim and attractive package that business users will love—just be prepared to open your wallet wide for this top-notch ultraportable laptop.

Premium build quality. Thin and light. Very good battery life. Quick charging.

Expensive. Finicky touch screen. Anemic speakers. No Ethernet port.

Bottom Line: The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers premium features in a slim and attractive package that business users will love—just be prepared to open your wallet wide for this top-notch ultraportable laptop.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 laptops join HDR and Alexa chorus

 

Debuting at CES 2018, the premium X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga will support Dolby Vision high dynamic range imaging -- a PC first.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 (matte WQHD, i7) Laptop Review

 

The best display for the X1 Carbon? We already tested the sixth generation of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon several times, and now we also take a look at a model with the matte WQHD display. Is this possibly the best compromise?

thin and light, high-quality case ; good WQHD panel with matte surface ; decent performance of the quad-core processor ; modern connections including regular USB-A ; good system performance ; excellent keyboard ; good battery life ; three-year warranty...

...but only microSD and hard to reach ; high surface temperatures under load ; fan revs up easily and has a high speed ; not WWAN-ready ; very limited maintainability ; LAN only via (included) adapter

We have now tested all the displays that Lenovo offers for the current ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Compared to the standard 1080p IPS display, the additional costs are not too high (45 Euros/~$51 for FHD touch, 106 Euros/~$120 for matte WQHD, and 144...

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 (WQHD HDR, i7) Laptop Review

 

Great display, but high temperatures. Lenovo has upgraded its flagship ThinkPad X1 Carbon for 2018. The new model sports both a quad-core ultra-low voltage (ULV) processor and a very bright WQHD HDR display. We have just got the device into our...

high-end, light, and slim chassis ; very bright WQHD panel with wide color gamut ; decent performance utilization of the quad-core CPU ; modern port selection including regular USB Type-A ; good system performance ; excellent keyboard ; long battery...

...but only microSD and tricky to access ; very glossy screen ; high surface temperatures under load ; fan quickly reacts to load and emits a high-pitched noise ; not "WWAN-ready" ; very limited maintenance ; LAN only via (included) adapter

The 2018 version of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon did not change that much compared to the previous model. The chassis is basically identical, and Lenovo only changed some visual details. We like the black logos and hinges, but the new colored X1 logo on the...

Mar, 2018

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) review: Get down to business with this 6th generation refresh

 

Another year, another ThinkPad. But are there enough improvements in Lenovo's latest upgrade?

Ultra-portable ; Wonderful keyboard ; Speedy benchmarks ; Built-in webcam cover

Oversaturated display ; Occasionally tricky trackpad ; Shorter battery life than old X1 Carbon

It’s expensive, true, and it has a couple of niggles, but the 2018 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is still an outstanding business laptop with top notch specs and speeds and a classic, high-quality design.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : James Archer (itpro.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) review: A flawed gem of a 14in laptop

 

The 6th-gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a worthy business ultraportable, but you'll have to put up with some kinks

Light and compact; Much-improved display; Top-class keyboard

Temperamental trackpad; CPU performs below capacity

Lenovo’s latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon is dotted with issues, but they’re either small or can be quickly negated. Ultimately, the appeal of this laptop’s design, display and features win out over its more offputting aspects.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2018) review

 

The business horse has returned with a crisp suit and a new business bravado. But does it still impress us?

Amazing keyboard ; Great build ; Improved Display ; 8th-gen processing power ; Battery life

Audio Could be better ; Touchscreen ability is pointless

The X1 Carbon is probably the best business laptop we’ve laid our hands on yet.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Thomas Rau (pcwelt.de)

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (2018) im Test

 

First Class für Business-Anwender: Das X1 Carbon setzt mit Vier-Kern-CPU und HDR-Display auf Innovation, geizt aber auch nicht mit klassischen Notebook-Qualitäten.

+ hochauflösendes HDR-Display ; + sehr lange Akkulaufzeit ; + geringes Gewicht ; + 3 Jahre Garantie

- CPU wird unter Last gebremst

Jun, 2018