"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."
"I really love this laptop. light, fast, problem free, excellent keyboard. What could be better: Larger SSD - 250gb is small. Glidepath(or whatever they call the mouse board) is not really usable, you can't find the zones and taps hardly ever work - but I am a mouse user so it has little impact on me. they can lose the little eraser mouse in the middle - I don't know anyone who uses them any more. otherwise, would absolutely buy this again. I travel for business and hate lugging heavy equipment."
"as a Chinese student study in U.S., I'm happy that Lenovo own Thinkpad brand. I order X1 3443CTO, in the early of Sep. it took me 3 weeks for waiting the delivery. when i started to use that X1, the system can let me in by input "wrong" password. how can that be? they send me a box for return to fix. i returned it , and order a new one. after long time waiting. i got another X1, but also has problem, every time i typed 2, it came out with 82, typed i, came out with ie, then i realized where the problem is happen to the first one. again they offer me free return to fix. i gave up for that, i just have no more patience.
one more thing, why lenovo doesn't allow me to upgrade 4GB to 8GB with 128GB drive. WHY???"
Cons: Storage, more storage options would be nice., touchscreen display is a bit bulky
"I would recommend this product over any in the market today. Solidly built; great features; impressive performance. While it is expensive, its not a device for for the value conscious. In swallowing that statement, I decided to go for it! I am glad I did!"
"Great UltraBook, I would by another one without even shopping around. Response of the touch screen is great. I have used many notebooks ultrabooks or whatever label you want to put on them and this would have to be at the top of the list. I also dock to the Thinkpad Doc and run 2 external monitors and a host of USB devices and this Ultrabook handles them all very well. Oh ya and the graphics resolution is the envy of all may co-workers. Don't care for the unique power adapter and a HDMI port would be nice."
"I had the X1 Caron Touch for only two months and i had to send it back for repairs twice. The first repair was to replace the panel or display because is just stopped working. The second repair is to replace the wifi because it just stopped working.
I've bought 6th thinkpads in the past and i have never had any issue until now."
"Bought a high-end version, all the bells & whistles, and have been running it for a couple of months now. Most of the time it's plugged into the Lenovo USB 3.0 dock, running a wireless mouse/keyboard & 24" monitor. Pros: Performance is outstanding; complex tasks complete quickly. Touchscreen is responsive and has a very nice feel, looks good too. Very light - a noticeable improvement on my previous laptop, which wasn't all that heavy to begin with. Excellent keyboard. Overall, machine looks great. Cons: not a fan of clickable trackpads, though they're pretty standard these days. Pricey, especially for the SSD options. USB 3.0 dock was a hassle to set up, though that's not really an issue with the laptop."
"This machine is not functioning well with Windows 8. too many issues including slow boot up, keyboard stop working, Internet Explorer not responding and many times very slow. Outlook many times hangs on start"
Pros: Weight, Processor, Included software, Durability, Software compatibility, Build Quality
"I am a student at Michigan State University, this laptop is perfect for carrying around in my book bag, not heavy at all. I was debating between this and the MacBook Pro with retina and I loved it, but this X1 carbon is a better fit for me. Only con is the battery life, I probably get 3.5-4 hours of battery life with doing papers and research. The fast charge technology offsets that though. Great Laptop for anyone! I highly recommend this."
"This machine is sooo close to being amazing, however the matte film on the display screen destroys the screen quality and resolution. Touch feature works great, however the resolution will leave you with a headache. I spent the first day thinking that there was a removable film on the display only to learn that the Lenovo engineers made a very poor design decision. What a shame."
Pros: Weight, Support, Included software, Keyboard/peripherals, Build Quality
"I really like this laptop. Calibrating the color of the screen makes it look better. The keyboard is great to type on and it is very light. Ordering and receiving the machine was simple and took just a little over 6 days. My only complaint is that the laptop is a fingerprint magnet. I would also recommend taking advantage of their sales rather than paying the starting price."
"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"