Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2014 Deals

Andrew Williams

By Andrew Williams


Prem Desai

January 14, 2014, 8:38 am

Decent spec. But it's so ugly!!


January 16, 2014, 6:17 am

I've had the previous model for about a year and will enthusiastically get the new one - pretty much the only thing I ever wish were better is the screen, and now 'tis.
One huge plus for me turned out to be the keyboard. I'd been buying laptops mostly based on lovely screens for years and sort of stumbled into this one (I needed touch, it was early). I'm no expert on the details, but clearly the X1's keyboard is at least one significant step "more real" than that on most ultrabooks. I'm considerably faster and considerably more accurate on it than on any previously. In fact I'm typing this on my wife's Vaio and am gradually getting frustrated by how slow I am ...
And it isn't "ugly". Not really. It's not fancy. It's not lovely. No one will look at you sitting with it at Vivace and think perhaps they'd like bear your children. But if the notion of attraction by proxy via computing devices seems, frankly, stupid, then you're golden.
"Say, that's a really good looking keyboard. And I can't help but notice how fast you're typing..."

Fin dec Anor

January 18, 2014, 8:30 am

Note the keyboard layout. It is very non-standard. The Caps Lock has been removed, in lieu of Home/End and the Backspace key has been split into Backspace and Del.
Myself, I always remap the Caps Lock to Control in the OS, so for me the Control key is only gone.

I could rant on and on about how this is a bad decision, but I'll stop here.


January 23, 2014, 2:35 am

With such a screen, and the Intel 4400 graphics, is the 8 gb RAM limit a handicap? The T440s can be had in generally the same dimensions (thicker, heavier), with 12 gb ram, but screen with lower resolution. The Intel graphics borrows system RAM. I keep my laptops an average of five years, does this one have the specifications that will keep it useful over such a time period?


January 23, 2014, 2:36 am

How big and heavy is the charging brick?


March 20, 2014, 6:41 pm

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! And to me the X1 is a beauty.

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