With its stunning, new look, the ultralight ThinkPad X1 Carbon merges elegant design, seamless responsiveness, and legendary durability to create the ultimate in mobile productivity. Global LTE-A connectivity option, up to 15 hours of battery life—along with RapidCharge technology—keep you on-task wherever the road leads. What’s more, it weighs less than 1.5 kg.
The new 8th Gen Intel® Quad Core™ CPUs are 35 % more powerful than their predecessors. The LPDDR3 memory is also faster. Select an LTE-A card and you and your ThinkPad X1 Carbon will always have connectivity. Plus, if you opt for the IR camera, it includes Glance technology, which merges face, eye, and gaze-tracking, resulting in a more intuitive and productive interaction by automatically focusing the cursor and shifting windows with just a move of your eye!
Choose the low-weight touch option with the FHD display or the non-touch with High Dynamic Range (HDR) that features WQHD resolution, 500 nits luminance and 100% colour gamut with thin and durable anti-reflection coating. Or go with the dramatic Dolby Vision™ (high-dynamic-range) HDR technology option, which features WQHD display, 500 nits luminance and 100% colour gamut. As the first PC to include Dolby Vision, the new X1 laptops deliver increased brightness, expanded contrast, amazingly accurate colours, and refined detail. Either way, you get a super-bright display in a narrow-bezel design that’s just 15.95 mm thin. And the best part? Minimal impact on battery life!
The X1 Carbon delivers up to 15 hours of battery life. And if you’re running low, the RapidCharge technology provides 80% capacity in just an hour. So a 60-minute lunch break or a layover can easily boost your battery up to 12 hours. What more could a road warrior ask for? And when you’re actually working at your desk, the new docking system fits seamlessly with side mechanical docking that snaps into place. The easy alignment also delivers outstanding stability while docked, and it’s shared across multiple ThinkPad products.
With Cortana Premium, you can speak commands to your X1 Carbon from 4 metres away. The integrated 360-degree far field microphones ensure your voice carries the weight it’s due. Wake your device with a simple phrase. Quickly and easily find files and calendar events. Even put your system into Modern Standby mode, which improves battery performance. So go ahead and speak your mind and boost your productivity at the same time.
The X1 Carbon includes Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3—the technology that brings lightning-fast Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps. Connect a cable from your USB-C port to a Thunderbolt 3-enabled device, and get four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other port type, while also supplying power So you get Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, and DisplayPort — all rolled into one.
Like all ThinkPads, the X1 Carbon is tested against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks to ensure they run in extreme conditions. From the arctic wilderness to desert dust storms, from zero-gravity to spills and drops, you can trust this laptop to handle whatever life throws your way. Plus, with four layers of carbon-fibre reinforced chassis and a magnesium alloy roll-cage for added strength, you know that reliability is our middle name.
Forgo any concerns about being watched or inadvertently turning on the webcam with the new ThinkShutter. This built-in sliding cover ensures front-facing camera privacy and security when you opt for the HD camera. It’s easy to use and delivers strong protection.
The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon integrates with the ThinkPad Pro Dock, a whole new docking system that’s shared across most of the 2018 ThinkPad models. The new USB-C side mechanical dock easily connects with two male Type-C ports that snap into and automatically level your device. Once docked, your ThinkPad stays securely in place and sits at a slightly tilted angle for comfort.
Quickly log in with ease—just the touch of your finger or the view of your face if you opt for the IR camera and use Windows Hello. What’s more, the fingerprint reader thwarts biometric hacking with anti-spoofing technology—that means the fingerprint image is saved inside the chip, and as such, it’s not sent out for login authentication when you sign in. Your data is protected too, with the discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM), that encrypts your information. And if that’s not enough to make IT administrators love the new X1 Carbon, then the ThinkPad’s FIDO authentication capability is sure to have them drooling.
Fast Identity Online—or FIDO—enables hardened authentication that wraps your access info in three layers of security. FIDO authentication protects your online credentials, when you sign in to websites like Facebook or Google, or make payments via PayPal, Visa, etc. This global solution creates better security for online services, reduces costs for organisations, and is simpler and safer for users.