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ThinkPad X1 series
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Ultrabook.jpg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2012)
DeveloperLenovo
Product familyThinkPad
TypeUltrabook or Tablet computer
Release dateJune 2011; 9 years ago (2011-06)
CPUIntel Core
PredecessorThinkPad X series

The ThinkPad X1 series is a line of high-end laptops and tablets produced by Lenovo.

The current model list contains three lines of laptops:

  • X1 Carbon - mainstream premium 14" model,
    • X1 Yoga - his convertible 14" version, and
  • X1 Extreme - 15" advanced ultra-light premium laptop; the same model with a Quadro GPU known as ThinkPad P1.

The daughter lines are a partially discontinued 13" Tablet line (X1 Tablet) and announced 13.3" foldable laptop (X1 Fold).

Launch[edit]

The first laptop with X1 branding is a 2011's ThinkPad X1 - the 13" sub-compact model, the thinnest and fastest charging business laptop at the time; Instead of previous 13" X Series models (X300 and X301), they have only one RAM slot and only one storage slot.

In early August 2012, Lenovo released the ThinkPad X1 Carbon as the 14" successor to the earlier ThinkPad X1.[1] The X1 Carbon was first released in China due to the popularity of ThinkPads in that market.[2] In November 2012, Lenovo announced a touch-screen variant called the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch designed for use with Windows 8. Its display makes use of multi-touch technology that can detect simultaneous inputs from up to ten fingers. On the performance of the X1 Carbon Touch's SSD, Engadget states, "The machine boots into the [s]tart screen in 11 seconds, which is pretty typical for a Windows 8 machine with specs like these. We also found that the solid-state drive delivers equally strong read and write speeds (551 MB/s and 518 MB/s, respectively) [3], which we noticed the last time we tested an Ultrabook with an Intel SSD."

Models[edit]

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 series and predecessors
Type X*0*
(2008)
X*2*
(2011)
X*3*
(2012)
X*4*
(2013)
(2014) X*5*
(2015)
X*6*
(2016)
X*7*
(2017)
X*8*
(2018)
X*9*
(2019)
X1*

(2020)

13" Premium X300 X301 X1
12" Tablet X1 Tablet Gen1 X1 Tablet Gen2
13" X1 Tablet Gen3 X1 Fold
14" Flipbook «2-in-1» X1 Yoga Gen1 X1 Yoga Gen2 X1 Yoga Gen3 X1 Yoga Gen4
X1 Carbon Gen4
Premium
ultrabook
X1 Carbon Gen1 X1 Carbon Gen2 X1 Carbon Gen3 X1 Carbon Gen5 X1 Carbon Gen6 X1 Carbon Gen7 X1 Carbon Gen8
15" X1 Carbon Extreme Gen1 X1 Carbon Extreme Gen2 X1 Carbon Extreme Gen3
Docking stations and port replicators compatibility (X1 Carbon series laptops only)
USB-C Dock X1 Carbon, X1 Carbon Extreme
ThinkPad Basic Dock (USB-C)
ThinkPad Pro Dock (USB-C)
ThinkPad Ultra Dock (USB-C)
X1 Carbon
X1 Carbon Extreme
X1 port replicators
ThinkPad OneLink Dock X1 Carbon

Battery configuration

Main M(x) Main hot-swappable
(max.cells)
Secondary U Ultrabay removable
u Ultrabay unremovable
M(x) Main removable
(max.cells)
m(x) internal
(max.cells)
"PowerBridge"
m(x) Main internal
(max.cells)
S Slice battery
Laptop color codes



Laptop storage combinations (excluding WWAN slot)

Level PCIe 4.0 x4 PCIe 3.0 x4 PCIe 3.0 x2 M.2 SATA mSATA 1.8" SATA 2.5" SATA 1.8" IDE 2.5" IDE
2019
Not yet
(laptops)
2013 2013 2013 2009 2003 2003 1991 1988
3 2
4
3 1
2 2
3 2
3
2 1
4
3 1
2 2
2
1 1
3
2 1
1
2
1 1
2 1
4
1
1 1
3
1
1 1
1 1
1 1
2
3
1
1
2
1
1



Laptop memory

Amount LPDDR5 DDR5 LPDDR4X LPDDR4 DDR4 LPDDR3 DDR4 DDR3L DDR3 DDR2 DDR SDR EDO FPM
dual channel < dual channel dual channel < dual channel dual channel < dual channel dual channel < dual channel
2019
Not yet (laptops)
2020
Not yet
2017 2014 2014 2012 2014 2010 2007 2003 1998 1993 1993 1987
max memory = 256 GB N/A 256 GB (4 slots) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
max memory = 128 GB N/A 128 GB N/A N/A 128 GB (4 slots) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
64 GB ≤ max memory < 128 GB 64 GB N/A N/A 64 GB N/A 64 GB (2 slots) 64 GB (4 slots) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
32 GB ≤ max memory < 64 GB 32 GB 32 GB 32 GB N/A 32 GB 32 GB (2 slots) 32 GB (4 slots) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
16 GB ≤ max memory < 32 GB 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB 16 GB (2 slots) 16 GB (4 slots) N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
8 GB ≤ max memory < 16 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB 8 GB (2 slots) 8 GB (4 slots) N/A N/A N/A
4 GB ≤ max memory < 8 GB 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB (4 slots) 4 GB (4 slots) N/A
2 GB ≤ max memory < 4 GB 2 GB (8 chips) 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB 2 GB N/A
1 GB ≤ max memory < 2 GB 1 GB (1 chip) dual channel min dual channel min N/A single channel min 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB 1 GB (4 slots)
512 MB ≤ max memory < 1 GB N/A single channel min single channel min N/A dual channel min half channel min 512 MB (8 chips) 512 MB (8 chips) 512 MB 512 MB
256 MB ≤ max memory < 512 MB 256 MB (1 chip) N/A 256 MB (1 chip) 256 MB (1 chip) N/A single channel min 256 MB (1 chip) N/A single channel min N/A single channel min 256 MB
128 MB ≤ max memory < 256 MB N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 128 MB (1 chip) N/A N/A half channel min N/A half channel min
64 MB ≤ max memory < 128 MB N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 64 MB (1 chip) N/A 64 MB (1 chip)
max memory < 64 MB N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

2011 - 0th generation[edit]

X1[edit]

An addition to the lightweight X series, weighing between 1.36 kg to 1.72 kg depending on configuration. It was the thinnest ThinkPad laptop to date at 16.5 (front) and 21.5 mm (rear). The screen is a 13.3-inch (340 mm) LED-backlit HD infinity panel with 1366 × 768 (WXGA) resolution. Base configuration uses an Intel Sandy Bridge 2.5 GHz Core i5-2520M (up to 3.20 GHz) with 4 GiB of RAM (up to 8 GiB), SATA SSD or hard drive, Intel Integrated HD Graphics, USB 3.0, backlit keyboard, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and an average of eight hours of battery life. The battery is internal and not removable, and there is no optical drive.

The ThinkPad X1 laptop was released by Lenovo in May 2011. Notebook Review offered a positive opinion of the ThinkPad X1, saying that it was, "A powerful notebook that combines the durability and features of a business-class ThinkPad with the style of a consumer laptop."[4] A 13.3" X1 ThinkPad was announced to be available in the UK on June 7, 2011.

The specifications[5] of the ThinkPad X1 laptop are given below:

  • Processor: Up to Intel Core i7-2620M (2× 2.70 GHz, 4 MB L3)
  • Memory: Up to 8 GiB DDR3 1333 MT/s (1 slot)
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Storage: 1 × SATA 6 Gbit/s (320 GB 7200 RPM HDD, or an SSD, ranging from 128 GB to 160 GB)
  • Battery: Up to 5.2 hours.[6] This could be extended further to 10 hours with a slice battery.[7]


Model Release (EU) Dimensions Weight (min) CPU Chipset Memory (max) Graphics Storage Networking Screen Battery Other
13.3"
X1 2011 340 x 230 x 17 - 21 mm 1.69 kg (3.7 lb) 2nd Gen Intel Core
Intel QM67 Express 8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz
(1 slot)
Intel HD 3000 One 2.5" SATA 7mm Drive Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi Half Mini PCIe Card
BT 3.0 Module
Optional WWAN
1366×768 m

2012 - 1st generation[edit]

X1 Carbon[edit]

ThinkPad X1 Carbon in fully open position.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon's keyboard (Japanese), track point, and trackpad.

The X1 Carbon features a solid-state drive (SSD) instead of a hard drive. The base model has 4 gigabytes (GiB)[8] of memory, an Intel Core i5-3317U processor, and a 128-gigabyte (GB)[9] SSD. The most expensive model has an Intel Core i7 processor and a 256-gigabyte SSD. The X1 Carbon requires the use of a dongle to access wired ethernet and some models include 3G or 4G cellular modems.[10][11]

The base model X1 Carbon has a 14-inch (360 mm) TN screen with a resolution of 1600 by 900 pixels. The X1 Carbon weighs 1.35 kilograms (3.0 lb) and measures 12.8 inches (330 mm) by 8.94 inches (227 mm) by 0.68 inches (17 mm) (at its thickest). The X1 Carbon's roll cage is made of light-weight carbon-fiber[12] and has a matte black finish.[10]

In November 2012, Lenovo announced a touch-screen variant called the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch designed for use with Windows 8. Its display makes use of multi-touch technology that can detect simultaneous inputs from up to ten fingers.[13]

In a review published for CNET, Dan Ackerman wrote, "At first glance, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon looks a lot like other ThinkPads, but in the hand it stands out as very light and portable. The excellent keyboard shows up other ultrabooks, and the rugged build quality is reassuring. With a slightly boosted battery and maybe a lower starting price, this could be a serious contender for my all-around favorite thin laptop."[1]

In another review for CNET, Nicholas Aaron Khoo wrote, "For this geek, there are many things to like about this 14-inch (1600x900 HD+) Ultrabook when it comes to usability when traveling on economy class. These include the backlit and spill-resistant keyboard, side-positioned ports, nice viewing angles, TrackPoint (which not everyone likes), nicely implemented touchpad and biometric login. Unlike it's [sic] poorer cousin, the Lenovo IdeaPad U410, it is able to go into hibernate mode without having the user jump through hoops to enable it."[14]

On the X1 Carbon Touch's SSD performance Engadget states, "The machine boots into the [s]tart screen in 11 seconds, which is pretty typical for a Windows 8 machine with specs like these. We also found that the solid-state drive delivers equally strong read and write speeds (551 MB/s and 518 MB/s, respectively), which we noticed the last time we tested an Ultrabook with an Intel SSD."[15]

2012 Touch[edit]

In a review for Engadget, Dana Wollman wrote, "Starting with ergonomics, this has one of the best keyboard / touchpad combinations we've seen on a laptop, and that's not even counting that signature red pointing stick. We're also enamored with the design: aside from being well-made, the X1 Carbon Touch is also notably thin and light [at 1.55kg] for a 14-inch machine, especially one with a touchscreen. The display is hardly our favorite, what with the narrow viewing angles, but at least the 1,600 x 900 resolution is nice and crisp."[15]

In its review of the X1 Carbon Touch, Wired wrote, "Lenovo also hasn’t forgotten about the things that users actually care about. Audio is impressive and Dolby-certified. The keyboard is backlit and fully usable, and the glass touchpad was rock solid on this go-round with the Carbon." In its final verdict Wired stated that an "Excellent combination of performance, portability, and durability" and "the best keyboard going" make the Touch 'Wired."[16]

Model Release (US) Dimensions Weight (min) CPU Chipset Memory (max) Graphics Storage Networking Screen Battery Other
14"
X1 Carbon (1st Gen)[17] 2012 331 x 226 x 8.0-18.8mm 1.36 kg (3.0 lb) 3rd Gen Intel Core
Intel QS77 Express 4/8 GB DDR3L 1333 MHz
(soldered)
Intel HD 4000 One M.2 SATA Wi-Fi Half Mini PCIe Card
BT 4.0 Module
Optional WWAN Half Mini PCIe Card (exclusive)
Anti-glare:
1366 × 768 TN
1600 × 900 TN
1600 × 900 TN Touch
m

2014 – 2nd generation[edit]

X1 Carbon (2nd Gen)[edit]

Gen2 X1 Carbon (right)

The 2014 X1 Carbon features a 4th generation Intel processor and an "Adaptive Keyboard" touch bar where the function keys are normally located.The Home and End keys replaced the Caps Lock key, requiring the user to double-press the Shift key to activate Caps Lock. The Delete key was also repositioned to the right of the Backspace key instead of above it.[18]

Peter Bright wrote a disparaging review for Ars Technica. He found the X1 Carbon with the Lenovo named "Adaptive Keyboard" to be near perfect but unusable because the keyboard was so non-standard when compared with that of a desktop, the older Thinkpad T410s and Lenovo Helix keyboards. As a touch typist, he despairs at the removal of the function keys, and the repositioning of Caps Lock, replacing it with Home End, and, that pretty much each little-finger key has moved.[19]

Model Release (US) Dimensions Weight (min) CPU Chipset Memory (max) Graphics Storage Networking Screen Battery Other
14"
X1 Carbon (2nd Gen) 2014 1.28 kg (2.8 lb) 4th Gen Intel Core
4/8 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz
(soldered)
Intel HD 4400 One M.2 SATA Mini Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi + BT M.2 Card
Optional WWAN M.2 Card (exclusive)
Anti-glare:
1920 × 1080
2560 × 1440 IPS
2560 × 1440 IPS Touch
m

2015 – 3rd generation[edit]

X1 Carbon (3rd Gen)[edit]

The 2015 X1 Carbon came with a 2560 by 1440 screen. Lenovo reverted to the traditional Function row from the innovative but confusing Adaptive Function Row, and resumed using dedicated mouse buttons under the TrackPoint in the 2015 model. A fingerprint reader is to the right of the keyboard and can be used to log into Windows.[20]

In a review for Laptop Magazine, Mark Spoonauer wrote, "The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is easily one of the best business ultraportables available. While on the pricey side, the $1,754 configuration I reviewed delivers everything I want in a laptop: long battery life, a comfortable typing experience and strong overall performance. The X1 Carbon's design doesn't wow, but it's light and feels like it can stand up to abuse. However, the lack of an SD card slot is annoying, and I wish the 14-inch display were as bright as it is sharp[20]

Model Release (US) Dimensions Weight (min) CPU Chipset Memory (max) Graphics Storage Networking Screen Battery Other
14"
X1 Carbon (3rd Gen)[21] 2015 331 x 226.5 x 17.7mm (18.5mm touch) 1.305 kg (2.88 lb) 5th Gen Intel Core
i7-5600U/5500U or i5-5300U/5200U
4/8/16 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz
(soldered)
Intel HD 5500 One M.2 x4 Mini Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi + BT M.2 Card
Optional WWAN M.2 Card (?)
Anti-glare:
1920 × 1080
2560 × 1440 IPS
2560 × 1440 IPS Touch
m Soldered charging port

2016 – 4th generation[edit]

X1 Carbon (4th Gen)[edit]

In January 2016 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Lenovo presented their fourth generation X1 Carbon.[22]

X1 Yoga[edit]

The first generation of the X1 Yoga was released in 2016, featuring a 14 in (36 cm) touchscreen with a 360-degree hinge. Unlike many other laptops in the X1 series, it features a stylus and a dedicated slot for it. Like many others in the X1 series, the X1 Yoga features a built-in fingerprint sensor, multiple USB ports, an HDMI port, and support for up to Intel i7 processors.[23]

X1 Tablet[edit]

The ThinkPad X1 tablet is a modular device that uses what Lenovo calls an "Ultra Connect" system to tie together removable modules such as an extra battery pack, a pico projector, a 3D camera, a detachable keyboard, etc. The X1 tablet is powered by an Intel Core m7 processor paired with up to 16 GB of memory and solid state drives up to 1 TB in capacity. The X1 tablet's 12-inch multi-touch screen has a resolution of 2160 × 1440 (3∶2 aspect ratio).[24]

Model Release (US) Dimensions Weight (min) CPU Chipset Memory (max) Graphics Storage Networking Screen Battery Other
12"
X1 Tablet[25] 2016 291.5 x 209.5 x 8.75mm (tablet) 1.07 kg (2.4 lb) 6th Gen Intel Core m 4/8/16 GB LPDDR3 — 1866 MHz
(soldered)
Intel HD 515 One M.2 x4 WWAN M.2 Card (?) Glare:

1920×1080 IPS Touch

m Soldered charging port
14"
X1 Carbon (4th Gen) 2016 1.17 kg (2.6 lb) 6th Gen Intel Core
4/8/16 GB LPDDR3 1866 MHz
(soldered)
Intel HD 520 One M.2 x4 OneLink+ Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi + BT M.2 Card
Optional WWAN M.2 Card (?)
Anti-glare:
1920 × 1080 IPS
2560 × 1440 IPS
m Soldered charging port
X1 Yoga 2016 1.36 kg (3.0 lb) 6th Gen Intel Core 8/16 GB LPDDR3 — 1866 MHz
(soldered)
Intel HD 520 One M.2 x4 OneLink+ Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi + BT M.2 Card
Optional WWAN M.2 Card (?)
Glare:

2560×1440 OLED Touch

Anti-glare:
1920×1080 IPS Touch
2560×1440 IPS Touch

m

2017 – 5th generation[edit]

X1 Carbon (5th Gen)[edit]

In January 2017 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Lenovo presented their fifth generation X1 Carbon, 1.14 kg weight, which delivers up to 15.5 hours of battery life starting at $1,329. A silver version was also introduced.[26]

Recall[edit]

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation laptops built before 2017-11-01 were recalled after reports that a screw left in the laptop during manufacturing could damage one of the lithium batteries causing one of the cells to short out, leading to rapid overheating and failure. 83,500 of the laptops have been sold in the US and Canada before recall.[27][28]

X1 Yoga (2nd Gen)[edit]

Changes from previous X1 Yoga includes the use of 7th generation Intel Core i ('Kaby Lake') processors, addition of Thunderbolt 3 ports, USB-C connector for power adapter, 'wave' style keyboard featuring matte finish on the keyboard.[29]

X1 Tablet (2nd Gen)[edit]

Model Release (US) Dimensions Weight (min) CPU Chipset Memory (max) Graphics Storage Networking Screen Battery Other
12"
X1 Tablet (2nd Gen) 2017 1.07 kg (2.4 lb) 7th Gen Intel Core m 4/8/16 GB LPDDR3 — 1866 MHz
(soldered)
Intel HD 615 One M.2 x4 Wi-Fi + BT (soldered)
Optional WWAN M.2 Card (?)
Glare:

2160×1440 IPS Touch

m
14"
X1 Carbon (5th Gen) 2017 1.13 kg (2.5 lb) 6th or 7th Gen Intel Core
8/16 GB LPDDR3 1866 MHz
(soldered)
Intel HD 520 (6th Gen CPUs)
Intel HD 620 (7th Gen CPUs)
One M.2 x4 Mini Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi + BT M.2 Card
Optional WWAN
Anti-glare:
1920 × 1080 IPS
2560 × 1440 IPS
Warning icon
m
Two TB3 x4
X1 Yoga (2nd Gen) 2017 1.36 kg (3.0 lb) 7th Gen Intel Core 8/16 GB LPDDR3 — 1866 MHz
(soldered)
Intel HD 620 One M.2 x4 Mini Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi + BT M.2 Card
Optional WWAN
Glare, anti-smudge:

1920×1080 IPS Touch
2560×1440 IPS Touch
2560×1440 OLED Touch

m Two TB3 x4
Soldered charging port

2018 – 6th generation[edit]

X1 Carbon (6th Gen)[edit]

In January 2018 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Lenovo presented their sixth generation X1 Carbon, weighing 1.13 kg. This is the first X1 Carbon model to have a quad-core processor. It features an 8th generation Intel i5 or i7 processor, along with up to 16 GiB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage. X1 branding is also now present on the cover. The ThinkPad logo has changed to black instead of the previous silver branding.[30]

X1 Yoga (3rd Gen)[edit]

The design is derived from 6th generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon, with the ThinkShutter privacy camera included by default (except for models with a IR camera), 15W 8th generation Core i5/i7 quad core processors and a built-in stylus. OLED screens are no longer an option.[31][32]

X1 Tablet (3rd Gen)[edit]

X1 Extreme (1st Gen)[edit]

The first 15.6" ThinkPad X-series laptop; Also, in contrast to a regular 14" Thinkpad X series models, X1 Extreme contains a replaceable RAM and full-power HQ-series Intel CPUs.

X1 Extreme laptop have a sibling model in a ThinkPad P series line, known as a ThinkPad P1.

Model Release (US) Dimensions Weight (min) CPU Chipset Memory (max) Graphics Storage Networking Screen Battery Other
13"
X1 Tablet (3rd Gen)[33] 2018 304 x 226 x 8.9mm (14.4mm with keyboard) 1.27 kg (2.8 lb) 8th Gen Intel Core
up to i7-8650U
8/16 GB LPDDR3 — 2133 MHz
(soldered)
Intel UHD 620 One M.2 x4 Optional WWAN Glare:

3000×2000 IPS Touch

m Two TB3 x4
14"
X1 Carbon (6th Gen) 2018 1.13 kg (2.5 lb) 7th or 8th Gen Intel Core
8/16 GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz
(soldered)
Intel HD 620 (7th Gen CPUs)
Intel UHD 620 (8th Gen CPUs)
One M.2 x4 Mini Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi + BT M.2 Card
Optional WWAN M.2 x2 Card
Glare:
2560 × 1440 IPS Dolby Vision

Anti-glare:
1920 × 1080 IPS
1920 × 1080 IPS Touch
2560 × 1440 IPS
m Optional ThinkShutter

Two TB3 x4
Soldered charging port
X1 Yoga (3rd Gen) 2018 1.4 kg (3.1 lb) 6th or 7th Gen Intel Core 8/16 GB LPDDR3 — 2133 MHz
(soldered)
Intel HD 620 (6th Gen)
or Intel UHD 620 (7th Gen)
One M.2 x4 Mini Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi + BT M.2 Card
Optional WWAN
Anti-glare, anti-smudge:

1920×1080 IPS Touch
2560×1440 IPS Touch

m ThinkShutter
Two TB3 x4
15.6"
X1 Extreme (1st Gen) 2018 1.7 kg (3.7 lb) 8th Gen Intel Core

Intel CM246 64 GB DDR4 — 2666 MHz (2 slots) Intel UHD 630

Optional + NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q 4GB

Two M.2 x4 Mini Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi + BT M.2 Card

Anti-glare:
1920 × 1080 IPS
3840 × 2160 IPS
3840 × 2160 IPS Touch

m ThinkShutter
Two TB3 x4

2019 – 7th generation[edit]

X1 Carbon (7th Gen)[edit]

In January 2019 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Lenovo announced their seventh generation X1 Carbon, weighing 1.08 kilograms (2.4 lb). It comes with the latest Intel i5 or i7 processors, optional 4K display featuring Dolby Vision HDR, and a thinner chassis than the last generation. It also supports a new optional carbon fiber weave top cover.[34][35]

X1 Yoga (4th Gen)[edit]

The design is derived from 7th generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon. This is notably the first ThinkPad with aluminum chassis. 15W 8th/10th generation Core i5/i7 quad core processors and a built-in stylus.

X1 Extreme (2nd Gen)[edit]

The updated version of first generation; the first non-Yoga ThinkPad laptop with an OLED screen option.

The sibling model is a Thinkpad P1 gen2.

Model Release (US) Dimensions Weight (min) CPU Chipset Memory (max) Graphics Storage Networking Screen Battery Other
14"
X1 Carbon (7th Gen)[36] 2019 323 x 217 x 15mm 1.09 kg (2.4 lb) 8th or 10th Gen Intel Core
8/16 GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz
(soldered)
Intel UHD Graphics One M.2 x4 Mini Gigabit Ethernet

Intel Wireless-AC 9560 Wi-Fi + BT 5.0
(soldered)
Optional WWAN M.2 x? Card (?)
Glare:
3840 × 2160 IPS Dolby Vision

Anti-glare:
1920 × 1080 IPS
1920 × 1080 IPS PrivacyGuard
2560 × 1440 IPS

Anti-reflection, anti-smudge:
1920 × 1080 Touch
m ThinkShutter
Two TB3 x4
X1 Yoga (4th Gen) 2019 1.36 kg (3.0 lb) 8th or 10th Gen Intel Core 8/16 GB LPDDR3 — 2133 MHz
(soldered)
Intel UHD Graphics One M.2 x4 Mini Gigabit Ethernet

Intel Wireless-AC 9560 Wi-Fi + BT 5.0
(soldered)
Optional WWAN M.2 Card (?)
Anti-glare, anti-smudge:

1920×1080 IPS Touch
1920×1080 IPS PrivacyGuard Touch
2560×1440 IPS Touch
3840×2160 IPS Touch

m ThinkShutter
Two TB3 x4
15.6"
X1 Extreme (2nd Gen) 2019 61.8 x 245.7 x 18.4 1.7 kg (3.7 lb) 9th Gen Intel Core

Intel CM246 64 GB DDR4 — 2666 MHz (2 slots) Intel UHD 630

Optional + NVIDIA GTX 1650 Max-Q 4GB

Two M.2 x4 Mini Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi + BT M.2 Card

Anti-glare:
1920 × 1080 IPS
1920 × 1080 IPS HDR
3840 × 2160 IPS
3840 × 2160 OLED Touch

m ThinkShutter
Two TB3 x4

2020 – 8th generation[edit]

X1 Carbon (8th Gen)[edit]

In January 2020 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Lenovo announced their eighth generation X1 Carbon. It comes with Intel Comet Lake processors, optional PrivacyGuard display, and WiFi 6 support.[37] The Fedora Linux distribution will also be offered pre-installed on the laptop.[38]

X1 Yoga (5th Gen)[edit]

The design is derived from 8th generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon. 10th generation Core i5/i7 quad core processors and a built-in stylus.[39]

Model Release (US) Dimensions Weight (min) CPU Chipset Memory (max) Graphics Storage Networking Screen Battery Other
14"
X1 Carbon (8th Gen) 2020 1.09 kg (2.4 lb) 10th Gen Intel Core
8/16 GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz
(soldered)
Intel UHD Graphics One M.2 x4 Mini Gigabit Ethernet

Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 + BT 5.0 (soldered)
Optional WWAN M.2 x? Card (?)
Glare:
3840 × 2160 IPS Dolby Vision

Anti-glare:
1920 × 1080 IPS

Anti-glare, anti-reflection, anti-smudge:
1920 × 1080 Touch
1920 × 1080 IPS PrivacyGuard Touch
m ThinkShutter
Two TB3 x4
X1 Yoga (5th Gen) 2020 1.36 kg (3.0 lb) 10th Gen Intel Core 8/16 GB LPDDR3 — 2133 MHz
(soldered)
Intel UHD Graphics One M.2 x4 Mini Gigabit Ethernet

Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 + BT 5.0 (soldered)
Optional WWAN M.2 Card (?)
Anti-glare, anti-smudge:

1920×1080 IPS Touch
1920×1080 IPS PrivacyGuard Touch
2560×1440 IPS Touch
3840×2160 IPS Touch

m ThinkShutter
Two TB3 x4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review". CNET. 8 August 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2012.
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