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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Review

Rating: 8.0.

Today we are taking a look at the latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon from Lenovo, which features a Multitouch screen. The review sample we received features a Core i7 processor, 240GB Solid State Drive and 8GB of DDR3 memory. With prices starting around £1,400 this laptop targets the high end enthusiast and business user – but is it worth the money?

We put the diminutive business machine through a series of synthetic and real world tests today.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is available in various configurations. Our review sample received a processor upgrade from the basic Core i5 3427U to the Core i7 3667U, which has 4 MB of cache with a Turbo speed of 3.2ghz. The Touch screen is an LED backlit model with 1600×900 resolution and features a 720p high definition front facing web cam for chatting and conference calls. Our sample also has a 240GB Intel Solid State drive and 8GB of DDR3 memory.

Lenovo have yet to upgrade their ThinkPad X1 range with the latest Intel mobile processors, which is a little disappointing especially when considering the integrated HD graphics improvements.

The starting price is £1,405.99 and you can configure your own on the Lenovo website over here. The specific configuration we have in for review is £1,727.85 inc vat.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon, 3460AQG Specifications:

  • 14.0″ HD+ LED B/L (1600×900)
  • 10-Point Multi-Touch Display
  • Antiglare w/ Camera
  • Intel Core i7 3667U 2.0-3.2 GHz w/ HD 4000
  • 8 GB RAM onboard
  • Intel QS77 Chipset
  • w/o Ethernet (RJ45)
  • 240 GB FDE SSD Platine SATA 3 (6 GB/s)
  • WWAN Ericsson H5321
  • WLAN Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205S-SFF a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 1 x USB 2.0 Always On
  • 1 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x Mini Displayport
  • HD Audio
  • Energystar
  • 4-in-1 Cardreader
  • Ultranav (Touchpad + Trackpoint)
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • Intel AMT
  • 4-cell Battery
  • Power Supply 90W
  • 3 Year On-Site Warranty
  • Power Plug UK
  • Keyboard w/ Backlight UK
  • Windows 8 Professional 64 Bit UK

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