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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 Review Rundown

LenovoPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Gorgeous 4K UHD display
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
Cons**
  • 4K display is a bit throttled

Summary

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 doesn't do anything extra to draw attention to itself. It maintains the same black frame with a few red accents that scream “ThinkPad!” without making a sound. The laptop is lightweight at 2.4 pounds — just slightly lighter than the 6th-gen version.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a well-built laptop that feels great in hand. Windows 10 Hello support is provided by a match-on-sensor fingerprint reader. The touchpad is large enough and as a Microsoft Precision laptop has reliable and precise support for the full gamut of Windows 10 multitouch gestures.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 4K display
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • No touchpad
  • Display doesn't support touch

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Intel 9560 comes standard for 802.11ac or Wi-Fi 5 connectivity. Color space covers all of sRGB and 74 percent of AdobeRGB. Larger 15.6-inch 4K UHD solutions like the XPS 15, Razer Blade 15, or ZenBook Pro series have even wider gamuts at 88 percent AdobeRGB or larger.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • High-contrast 4K UHD display
  • Very good battery life
  • Relatively quiet operation
Cons[**]
  • High CPU throttling when running both Prime95 and FurMark simultaneously
  • No AX200/AX201 options for Wi-Fi 6 connectivity

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 92%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 is as close to the ultimate business laptop as you can get. It's not flashy, but it's exceedingly well designed, offers many different configurable options, and has a rugged chassis that won't weigh down your travel bag. With a lightweight carbon-fiber exterior, an excellent keyboard, and plenty of security options, the X1 carbon is the best business laptop you can buy.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Compact, lightweight design
  • 4K HDR display
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Underwhelming touchpad
  • Underwhelming security features

References

1. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 review: Pure class. digitaltrends. 2019-09-13 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G7 2020 Laptop Review: Same Look, New Processor. notebookcheck. 2020-03-30 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 (2019) Review. pcmag. 2019-08-21 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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