67 of 87(77%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Review 1 for ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Location:San Jose, CA
Owned Product:Just got it
Operating System:Windows XP Professional
Processor:Intel Core i5
Date:November 4, 2012
Pros: Weight, Screen size, Battery
Cons: touch pad
"As part of my company's BYOC initiative, I decided to purchase a Lenovo X1 Carbon and it's a beauty! I have owned many IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads in the past - and this ultrabook lives up to its reputation as one of the best choices for a business notebook. So far I've enjoyed my new PC very much. My only complaint so far is that the Touch Pad is a bit difficult to navigate."
"This is certainly the best ultrabook in the market. It is so elegant, pretty, and still sturdy...fast. shape bright LCD screen. Although it is not IPS, I can't tell much difference between IPS and this one (maybe slightly). 14", the perfect size! The keyboard is the best KB I have ever used. The touchpad is also so nice/smooth. I barely hear the fan noisy. There is not much heat too. lastly, the battery life is very decent- I can easily let it run 5-6 hours, not speaking of its fast recharging!"
"I ordered my X1 Carbon at the end of August and just received it this week. There were lots of delays but it was worth the wait.
It's very light and I got I7 with 4GB ram and the 256GB HD option. It boots extremely fast and the screen resolution is pretty good, but I wish that is had the 1920 x 1080 resolution that my T530 has.
The new keypad design is very nice.
I recommned getting the USB / ethernet hub as you'll need the extra spaces for the USB ports. I also bough the USB Dock Station 3.0 so that I could connect it up to my dual monitors and printers. I went with this option because it also works with my T530.
Overall this is a great laptop for someone who travels a bunch or just wants a very lite and thin laptop."
"I bought this notebook, used for a week and passed to my subordinate. I would love to keep it, but my eyes tells me no.
The LCD quality is below average. The matrix has an excessively high dot pitch, that makes my eyes to cry after 2 hours.
It is really a shame on Lenovo for not being able to find a normal vendor. I do not need an IPS matrix (nice to have though). But for 1500$ notebook I expect a NORMAL screen that I can use 12 hours a day."
"I am a computer engineering student, so I rely very much on having a trusty work machine with me all the time.
My x1-carbon hasn't let me down yet, and I've used it constantly since I bought it one year ago.
My only complain is that the RAM is soldered, and thus you cannot upgrade them..Because of this I would recommend anyone who is doing serious programming to choose the model with at least 8 GB of RAM. (sadly I only choose the one with 4 GB of RAM, and I find the memory to be almost maxed out most of the time, both in linux and windows, when doing programming work -though it hasn't caused any serious problems yet)"
"You would ask, how would you kill great product? Easy: just do not think of including decent docking station to it. What is the point of having docking station that does not even charge the laptop??? now i have extra cables to run, having extra piece of equipment on my deck (extra dust collector) that is pretty much useless. Even intuitively thinking your docking station suppose to charge laptop... That makes me very disappointed"
"Steer clear of this laptop. Purchased in May of 2013, by July, the machine would shut down (lose power) whenever you adjusted or even inadvertently touched the screen. I need to stick a paper clip in the battery reset hole every time (sometimes several times) to get it back up. This is supposed to be a business class laptop, so I bought it for my small business and it's virtually unusable in the field as it constantly shuts down and I need to reset and lose work."
"I've used it for a couple of months now. No complaints. As a business user and a student, it meets all of my needs. I bought one with the Core i7 processor and 8GB RAM. I didn't like all of the software that was preinstalled; so I formatted the Hard Drive and reinstalled Windows 7 from scratch. Very fast PC. Also, I'm very pleased with the display! Several people have asked me if they could pick it up to see how light it is. I've received a lot of compliments from other people who keep wanting to pick it up to test the weight."
"I'm sorry but this computer is simply a terrible machine. While Yes it is nice to have a lighter computer, the problem is that I personally as well as many friends have seen a lot of problem with this computer such as: the trackpad not working, sometimes the screen goes out because the wire that connects the screen to the computer breaks. As well as having several different anmounts of problems with both the Hardrive and the motherboards.
Bottom line I would not buy this computer nor reccomend it to anyone else. This computer is a waste of money and for this price you could easily buy yourself a more reliable computer from a different company of course I dont know maybe a MAC. Being honest as a college student this computer simply does not cater to my needs."
Cons: Wireless card, Input/Output compatibility, fan
"The fan makes a terrible noise most of the time. The keyboard, although very convenient came with one key which makes strange noises. Quality control is not as I expected (I use thinkpads for the past 15 years, X301 being the one I used before this X1). Extremely bad I/O. I experience also problems with teh Wireless card once in a while."
"I have become a big fan of Thinkpads after my first purchase of X300. I like the durability factor of Thinkpads. This good experience led me to buy X1 Carbon. I have installed Ubuntu and it is running without any problems. This is light and also great for programming. I observed that Lenovo has been improving their products and X1 Carbon proves this. The display quality seems improved.
Cons: I/O 1. It would be nice if X1 Carbon includes DVD drive and one more USB port like X300. 2. Although the keyboard is great I see my finger prints after typing and it doesn't look good to me."
"I spent around $1800 on the x1 Touch with an i7 processor and 8GB of Ram. It has been one of the best investments I have ever made. This laptop is highly recommended for any kind of person. Amazing. Its quick, VERY portable and light, a good sized screen and everything you would need in a laptop. Power and portability all in one. Amazing keyboard, screen and setup help with added cool features. I've owned almost every mainstream brand that produced laptops and this is one of the best laptops ever made! in my opinion..."
Cons: Input/Output compatibility, Battery, Included Software
"The battery is a bit of a disappointment because it's not 8 hours as advertised. It's more like 5 hours tops. It charges really fast however. It charged 60% in half an hour once. It's still a great purchase because it's fast and slim. The mousepad can get a bit jumpy at times but the trackpoint won't do that. I love this computer and won't buy another one for a long time."
First, it is very portable. I love the light-weight design. The trackpad makes Windows 8 work very well (even without touch screen). The keyboard is very responsive.
My only issue is with the wireless card; I think there is some "battery saver" setting that turns off my wireless sometimes (especially when waking up from sleep) and I need to "troubleshoot" the wireless more often than I'd like. I have not pursued more help on this from Lenovo, but I may in the future.
You will need to get a few adapters (USB/LAN, HDMI/VGA) since it is so thin.
Functional battery life with basic word processing, some wireless is about 6 hours."