Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon review: the ultimate business Ultrabook?

Carbon fiber and power hardware



Thinkpad is one of the most well-known names in the notebook market. Once upon a time, IBM was behind these laptops, but in recent years they've been the property of the Chinese company Lenovo. The Thinkpad brand still stands for quality, however. In addition to true business laptops, sometimes a real work of art also comes out under that name. An example of this is the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon, perhaps one of the ultimate Ultrabooks.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (N3N35MH)

The Thinkpad X1 Carbon fits within the what we expect from Lenovo's Thinkpad line. It looks sleek, black and has a rubber-like finish. The difference with Lenovo's business machines is that the X1 Carbon is much sleeker and lighter and looks great.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (N3N35MH)

You can flip the screen all the way backwards so it lays flat.

The solid feel and look of the laptop is due to the innovative material used for the chassis. Carbon fiber is light and strong, which according to Lenovo makes it possible to make a casing that is as strong as aluminium with only a third of the weight. The Lenovo X1 Carbon weighs an impressive 1.34 kg. The laptop has impressive hinges, as it's possible to bend the screen backwards so it lays flat in line with the body of the laptop.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (N3N35MH)

Laptop, Intel Core i5 3427U, 8 GB, 14 inch, 1600x900, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 256 GB, Windows Pro

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