Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) Thin & Light Premium-Class Business Laptop

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The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) is a premium-class 14-inch business laptop. This thin and light notebook has a 0.6″ profile and weighs in at only 2.5 pounds. The X1 Carbon 6th Gen features a ruggedized military-spec-tested chassis made of carbon fiber. It has a magnesium alloy roll-cage construction inside, while on the top it has a black soft touch finish (or optionally silver).

There are four display choices on this model. As the basic one, customers can choose a Full HD IPS screen with a 300-nit brightness. You can have touch functionality on top of it as the second choice. Furthermore, the laptop is available with a WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS 300-nit or an HDR Dolby Vision IPS panel with the same resolution but with extreme brightness of 500 nits.

As same as the other ThinkPads, the X1 Carbon has a keyboard with ergonomically shaped keys. The keyboard is backlit. It’s accompanied by a spacious trackpad and the ThinkPad’s recognizable pointing stick in the middle of the keyboard.

Inside, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen packs a serious punch in terms of performance for business and everyday applications. For computing, it uses the 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U or Intel Core i7-8650U quad-core processor, both with the Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics, up to 16GB of RAM (soldered onto the motherboard), and up to 1-Terabyte of extremely fast NVMe SSD storage. The capacious 57 WHr battery can provide a battery life of up to 15 hours, according to Lenovo.

Other highlights of this feature-packed business laptop are optional 4G LTE mobile broadband connectivity, a pair of far-field microphones for use with virtual assistants and for conferencing, optional IR camera for face recognition-based logins, a fingerprint reader, and a pair of Thunderbolt 3.0 / USB-C ports.

Specifications of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen)

Here's the specs sheet of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen). For comparison against other laptops, use the "Compare Specs" button.

Brand Lenovo
Laptop type Standard laptop (non-convertible)

Business laptop
Screen size 14-inch
Screen resolution 1920x1080 pixels Full HD (very good sharpness)

2560x1440 pixels (high sharpness)
Touchscreen Yes (optional)
Other display specs IPS display tech (wide viewing angles)

Anti-glare coating

HDR (High Dynamic Range) (optional)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-8250U 8th Gen (enables smooth everyday computing)

Intel Core i7-8650U 8th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling smooth daily computing)
Graphics (GPU) Intel UHD 620 integrated graphics (for light gaming)
System memory (RAM) size 8GB (comfortable multi-tasking)

16GB (for heavy multi-tasking)
Data storage 256GB SSD (decent capacity)

512GB SSD (very good capacity)

1000GB (1TB) SSD (excellent capacity)
DVD optical drive None
Keyboard, input Backlit keyboard without numeric pad

Multi-touch trackpad with integrated buttons

Pointing stick

Touchscreen (optional)
Speakers and audio Stereo speakers

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
Camera Front
Wi-Fi wireless 802.11AC
Mobile broadband (3G, 4G LTE) Yes (Optional)
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet network port Yes

(via adapter)
USB ports 2 x USB 3.1

2 x USB-C
Video ports 1 x HDMI
Media card reader Yes (SD card reader)
Other features Fingerprint reader

Intel vPro system management technology (optional)

Thunderbolt 3.0 technology

Windows Hello face recognition sign-in (optional)
Battery 57 WHr
Weight 2.5 pounds
Height 0.6"
Width 12.7"
Depth 8.5"
Windows version Windows 10 Home (standard Windows version)

Windows 10 Pro (Windows with added business-oriented features)
Warranty 1-year

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Written by Dan on July 17, 2018

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