The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a fantastic piece of hardware. Lenovo has done a lot in creating this superlight and durable Ultrabook. The X1 carbon brings a new level of quality to the ThinkPad legacy of high standards and innovation. It starts with the durable, carbon fiber-reinforced roll cage, making for the best Ultrabook construction available, and adds a host of other new features on top of the old favorites. Carbon fiber top cover and roll cage – as strong as aluminum at 1/3 the weight. it also boost Lenovo’s RapidCharge, for five hours’ battery life on a 35-minute charge, which is fantastic for a commuter or someone on the go. The webcam comes with face-tracking 720p HD webcam, dual-array microphones, and keyboard noise suppression. You have got a fingerprint reader, TPM and BIOS encryption, for advanced security.
In terms of specs you have got up to 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7, up to 256GB of SSD, up to 8GB ram, Dolby Home Theater v4 and Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics, for rich sound and vision. Ports include one each of USB 3.0 SuperSpeed, always-on USB 2.0, Mini DisplayPort with audio, and 4-in-1 SD Card reader with a Glass multi-gesture touchpad and backlit keyboard. Plus you also have shared connectivity with Mobile Hotspot technology.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon tested here in this review, packs a core i7 vPro processor, 4GB of ram and 256GB SSD. It handled work load masterfully with the ability to render a 5 min video in 3mins. SSD had great response time in a sec load time from sleep. Rapid charge is another great feature, that really adds a great element to the X1 Carbon. Allowing you to quickly charge on the go, helping optimize time and functionality. Though quoted battery life is stated at 8hrs, with the build I eked out 5hrs 30mins with full use. the best way to describe the Thinkpad X1 carbon, is truly a sum of all part. The full combination of design and functionality crafted by Lenovo, sets this apart as the best Ultrabook on the market, in my opinion and bearer of a new gold standard in computing. So if you are looking for the best ultrabook on the market, the ThinkPad X1 carbon is what you are looking for.