36 of 46(78%)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."
"Very good mobility but high performance guaranteed by SSD and i7 cpu with 8G RAM.
I think using mouse is can not make X1 Carbon embody its best performance. So I began to learn and set a lot of hot keys to run it as fast as possible! That makes my operation with X1 looks professional and we cooperated very pleasantly.
The Dolby Audio effects is much better than my Thinkpad X220i. Amazing.
The battery can hold at least 4 hours. Good for me.
Hope Lenovo can make it better on very slice part like the edge of screen or the connection gap between touch pad and main body .
"I bought one of these 3 months ago and the battery is a huge issue. I can't get more than 3.5 hours on a charge. And the charging port is proprietary so you can't lose the charge or you are out of luck. From a full charge I can watch the battery indicator drop minute by minute even if I am not using it for anything. Try to use excel or access and it is even faster. Get something that lasts before you consider this."
"Keyboard and trackpoint are great, as always. The main thing that keeps bugging me is the moire effect of the screen. Especially after looking at other screens and then going back. Battery life could be better. I'm also a little bit dissapointed in the build quility. The keyboard flexes just enough to make it go squeek at the edges where it meets the housing. I solved this by sticking Post It notes underneath... The last thing I would like to see is a smaller power adapter. This really takes away from everyday portability. SSD drive died and had to be replaced."
"Got this laptop as a gift and am loving it. The battery life is great and it's light and easily portable. I can type easily on the keyboard and 14" screen is perfect for me! I would recommend this laptop for anyone who is looking for a versatile and portable laptop."
"I recommend this laptop to every friend considering purchase of new laptop. After 9 months of hard utilization including traveling 5-6 days per week both domestic and international, consistent 70 hours per week of usage and multiple hibernations during the day this machine still performs perfectly. The durability given the light weight has been really impressive. I utilized a macbook air prior to this machine for travel but this unit blows it out of the water. This is the laptop if you need light weight, durability and consistency of operation."
"I guess this is exactly what I need. I travel, visit customers give presentations and I carry a stylish briefcase that does not allow for bulky or heavy machinery. Also the illuminated keyboard comes in handy very often. All this form factor with a performance that beats many office PCs!!! Best PC I ever had."
Cons: Storage, Warranty, Memory, Support, Battery, Included Software, Software compatibility, Durability, 128gb ssd is only at 1/2 aftr office is installed.
"I got this laptop - X1 Carbon last September 2012 for my birthday and it's been nothing but problems ever since. The "power dock" - the part of the laptop where the AC cable plugs into the laptop, has needed 2 repairs/fixes ("On-Site" - don't waste your money!) and now I'm waiting for a mother board. Fortunately, this is the third case so after that I get to request a new laptop per Lenovo policy. It's light in weight, sure, but at the cost of having a computer that works, in my opinion. With regard to the power problem, there's little plastic "T" that has fallen out twice, so if you purchase this machine, be SURE to keep an eye out for a very small plastic "T" because you'll need it to prove your case!"
Cons: Included Software, Software compatibility, Processor, Display performance, windows 8
"X1 is a great machine when it is not freezing. For the first 4 months it would freeze every 10 minutes, and i had to press the on button at least 5 times. This is the 20th think pad I bought, and the nicest looking, but it kept freezing. I could not find an answer on you tube, but called the Lenovo help desk and think I got it fixed. Searching the web, there are many others who have had this problem. Windows 8 is a disaster, and for the first time I almost bought a Mac, but I am true to Thinkpads, even through this has frozen more solid than an iceberg"
"I bought my X1 Carbon the first day it was available and went through, as did many customers, a big ordeal getting it shipped.
I've been using it since then and it has recently started to function unreliably. Every so often when I turn it on or wake it from sleep the LCD screen is totally white and doesn't display any signal. This is probably due to a failing cable or connection issue within the screen or hinges.
I'm aware of other owners who have had this issue and it is a big pain because I simply don't trust my thinkpad anymore. I've been getting the runaround from customer service and my issue has yet to be resolved. There have been several times where I have been unable to do my work because of this unreliable laptop."
"I absolutely love the Thinkpad X1 I have! To be honest I never knew about the Lenovo Brand or how wonderful it was until I stumbled upon my X1! I use it EVERYDAY for 8 hours or more even weekends and it never fails me or gives me a single problem! I've had it for a year now and it still runs just as beautifully as the day I bought it! The Corning Gorilla Glass and the carbon fiber cover was a genius idea! I love knowing my computer is pretty much unbreakable! The rapid charge makes a huge difference in charging time! I recommend the Thinkpad line to anyone looking for a well built dependable laptop. I've never loved a computer or a brand so much in my life until I got this computer and trust me I've had a lot of computers! I have finally found a computer I have fell in love with!"
"The best business tool my employer to have given me! i have no words praising the product which is flawless. Thinkpad X1 carbon came to me just when i was contemplating on picking a macbook air but I must admit this ultrabook is awesome in all aspects. Little on the details, the back-lit keyboard with great feedback, great size, good display, good sound, SSD drive and the ideal 14" screen makes it a perfect companion for business users. The battery charging just takes less than an hour, which is a common need for people on the move cramming for every ounce of power on the go. My highest recommendation for X1 Carbon!!! Kudos guys!"
"A long-time Apple (MacBook Pro) user for graphics work, I bought the X1 Carbon for Excel and associated business purposes. Coming from a lifetime Apple background, I was a little hesitant. However, aside from the screen (you can see little lines between the pixels--but I'd still buy it again with this) I'm extremely happy with the computer, and recently bought an M92p as a result.
The keys on the keyboard have a great deal of travel, and the layout is thoughtfully done. The finish and detail are excellent. I would certainly recommend it."
"Keyboard is excellent, I've seen battery life around 5.2 hours, trackpad is the best I have used. There is a coating on the trackpad, but my fingers glide across it without a problem. The anti-glare screen is great with accurate colors and an appropriate resolution. The 128GB SSD does not have much room left with the installed software, but it is fine for me. The ports are consistent with other vendors. Overall, I am very happy with the quality feel of the product and would happily buy another."