"I have spent about a week with this i7 Carbon Touch 8GB/256BG. Wow. I was able to transition very easily to Windows 8. It's like Windows 7 with an app interface also, nice. I'm most impressed with the hardware. I've been using lenovo X-series since the IBM days and this is probably my 8th, and I'm moving to this X1 from the X301.
I also really like the touchpad. I'm a red-nub user primarily, but after using a Mac for a while, it's nice to have the option. It's really nice to have the nub, trackpad, touch ability, and a bluetooth Lenovo mouse-- I use all of them and transition between them seemlessly."
"Overall I like the computer, touch screen is nice, touch pad is a little challenging and I've switched to the TrackPoint. The rest of the computer is the good Lenovo quality I've been used to over the years, except for the battery. Along with several others in my office, best battery life is about 3.2 hours max. Not nearly as advertised. The battery makes overall performance and mobility a real challenge."
Very expensive (probably the most expensive ultrabook out there)
the look does not create a wow effect, most people dont even notice that it is an x1 carbon. apple machines get a much greater wow with the charger the machine is very heavy, and since the battery does not last more then 4 hours which is VERY disappointing you need the charger.
overall over priced and over hyped. you can get a macbook air for $1000 and buy yourself a nice cell phone for the same price"
"Bought this as a replacement for a X201 and it's the best laptop upgrade I've made.. Pros 1) Top notch Weight/Size/Performance ratios 2) Touch screen doesn't seem to get fingerprint smudges 3) Fast charge, I have been getting close to 90% in around 30 mins. 5) Battery time, over 4 hours on a charge depending on what's turned on. Better when the radios are off. Cons 1) The X100 gumstick has a 256 GB storage limit 2) It would be nice to have a replaceable battery"
"Performance and reliability are great -- especially for an incredibly thin and light laptop. There are just two things that I really dislike about my Lenova X1 Carbon. The first and more important note is that the trackpad is reversed from every laptop I have ever used before. Instead of the left and right clickers being down near your thumb, they are above the trackpad. I now have to use two hands to use the trackpad -- one for the "mouse" pointer and the other to click. I hate that. So, I hardly ever use my laptop without a wireless mouse -- but sometimes it is more convenient than other times to do that. The other complaint I have about Lenovos in general is that they are UGLY. Really Lenovo, you could try to step-up your presentation. It's possible to have function and form!"
"This is a well thought out ultra book. Very fast, boots in about 15 sec. shutdown 7 sec. programs start quick no delays. All the inputs touch screen, keyboard, touch pad are top notch. light easy to hold many positions. Just plan fun to use. Cons; Battery should last a little longer and I had trouble with Intel's driver for the USB 3.0
"I configured my dream laptop and was ready to buy. Then I noticed there is no USB 3.0 port. Get with the time, Lenovo! I cannot believe you produced a top end laptop with only USB 2.0 ports. You just lost a sale."
To be the best, there need to be fewer compromises
Date:December 28, 2012
Pros: overall quality and durability
Cons: Display resolution
"In a model which wants to be known for best quality and highest performance there are things missing: -best possible screen resolution (why not full 1080HD?) -largest practical SSD (why not 500+Gb, since that is now available?) -better peripheral connectivity (why reduce ports, requiring tangles of adapters and hubs?) -stylus (why not integrate that X230T function, since the X1 seems the nextgen successor to the X2xxT line) Emulations of Apple's minimalist design are evident in the X1, and while those aesthetics are attractive, they seem to also cause loss of functional features: cutting ports, choosing thin size over full-capacity SSD. The X1 Carbon comes close, but it still doesn't fulfill everything."