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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 Laptop

MSRP 1397 USDNEX score 80%

Product Overview

ThinkPad X1 Carbon is Lenovo's flagship business laptop that offers superior portability without compromise on performance. In its 7th incarnation, the X1 Carbon is 6% thinner than its predecessor and is available with a 4K HDR400 Dolby Vision panel.
With a range of new security features, the 7th generation X1 Carbon is also more secure than ever before.

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Ratings

What we found**

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

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Gorgeous 4K display
  • Very good battery life
  • Compact, lightweight design
Cons
  • Underwhelming touchpad
  • Underwhelming security features
  • High CPU throttling when running both Prime95 and FurMark simultaneously
  • No touchpad
  • Display doesn't support touch
  • No AX200/AX201 options for Wi-Fi 6 connectivity
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
2x thunderbolt 3, 2x USB-A, HDMI, audio combo
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6, WWAN, Bluetooth 5, NFC

Construction

Battery | Capacity
51 Wh
Speakers
Dolby Atmos speakers + 4x 360-degree microphones

Dimensions

Size | Depth
217.1 mm
Size | Height
14.9 mm
Size | Width
323.5 mm
Weight
Starting from 1.08 kg

Display

Brightness
300, 400, or 500 nits
Display Diagonal
14"
Display Type
IPS, PrivacyGuard optional
Resolution
FHD, WQHD, or UHD

Function

HDR
HDR400 available
Processor
Up to 10th gen Intel Core i7

Performance

Memory | Capacity
Up to 16GB
Memory | Type
LPDDR3
Storage
Up to 2TB PCIe SSD

Production

Debut
2019 IFA

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

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

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 review: Pure class. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/laptop-reviews/thinkpad-x1-carbon-gen-7-review/. 2019-09-13. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon G7 2020 Laptop Review: Same Look, New Processor. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-ThinkPad-X1-Carbon-G7-2020-Laptop-Review-Same-Look-New-Processor.459048.0.html. 2020-03-30. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 (2019) Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-gen-7-2019. 2019-08-21. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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