Pros

  • Integrated 3G cellular broadband
  • Good keyboard and choice of pointing options

Cons

  • LCD panel seems dim and a little washed out
  • Limited port selection

At A Glance

Lenovo's X1 Carbon offers an understated look and exotic chassis material, but the LCD panel display quality could be better.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.lenovo.com/us

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 344425U
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 2000.0 MHz
Cache size 4.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Display type Matte LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1600 x 900 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 256.0 GB
Other storage
  • SDHC Card
  • SDXC Card
General Information
UPC Code 887263494575
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 8.2 hours
Ports and Connections
SDXC Card or Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) 1.0
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Video Interfaces Mini DisplayPort
Slots
  • SDHC Card
  • SDXC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 13.0 inches
Depth 8.9 inches
Height 0.8 inches
Weight 2.9 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.8 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Fingerprint Reader
Input devices
  • Keyboard (backlit)
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 144.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 6:11   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 21.5   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 4028.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 12.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 459.8   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 130.4   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 192.1   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 178.3   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 126.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 88.0
Working power usage 2.2   Watt hours
Idle power usage 7.6   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 72.0
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 8.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 14.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 11.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 19.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 18.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 25.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 36.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 45.7   Frames per second (higher is better)