Lenovo's 6th Gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon: Compact And Built To Get Things Done
The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon ups its display game dramatically versus last year's model. It now sports a 2560x1440p WQHD+ display option that supports 100% of the AdobeRGB color gamut and drives 500 nits of brightness, along with Dolby Vision HDR (High Dynamic Range) capability. So where the X1 Carbon may have left some pixel peepers flat last year, this year's model should have eyes a-poppin'. Couple its promised display brilliance, along with some nice internal upgrades like Intel's 8th Gen Kaby Lake R quad-core CPUs and some new fast NVMe SSD technology on board, and we may have some strong, ultralight mobile workhorse mojo going on here.
Let's take a HotHardware look at the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen for 2018, first in our guided video tour here and then the deep dive on the pages that follow... Oh, and dig the new X1 branding and logo...
|Processor Options||8th Gen Intel Core i7-8650U (8MB Cache, up to 4.2GHz)
||14" WQHD+ (2560 x 1440) LTPS, 500 nits, HDR w/ Dolby Vision, 100% AdobeRGB Gamut|
|Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics 620|
||16GB LPDDR3 1867MHz (On board)
||1TB PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive|
||Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 8265 + Bluetooth 4.2|
||1 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C), 1 x ThinkPad Slide-Dock, USB 3.0|
||Audio Jack, USB 3.0, Kensington Lock Port|
|Interface (Back)||Micro-SD Card Reader + Micro-SIM Card Slot|
||HD 720p, ThinkShutter camera privacy Fixed Focus|
||Windows 10 Pro|
|Battery||4-cell Lithium Ion (57 WHr)|
|Dimensions||12.74” x 8.55” x 0.63” (323.5 mm x 217.1 mm x 15.95 mm)
||2.49 pounds (1.13 kg)
||1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty
|Pricing||Starting At $1519, $2499 As Tested
HDR Dolby What?
Let's dig into the 2018 ThinkPad X1 Carbon's design, aesthetics and features, next...