Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen): 12 design and feature highlights of the new laptop

The premier business laptop from the Lenovo line-up makes work fun, or at least slightly less boring, depending on how you look at it.

  • Published: April 13, 2018 11:15 AM IST
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The Lenovo ThinkPad line-up has always been among the most widely renowned of business laptops, and is considered to be the best in the world when it comes to business productivity. If you’re a corporate employee, you’ve likely used a ThinkPad at some point in your career. First introduced in 1992, the ThinkPad line recently completed 25 years, and is known for its durability, versatility and reliability. The flagship device in that line-up has, for the last few years, been the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Now in its 6th generation, Lenovo has launched the latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon in India with prices starting at Rs 1,21,000. Encased in a carbon fiber chassis and with top-end specifications, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a great combination of power and light weight. We take a look at the top 12 design and feature highlights of the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

  • The ThinkPad line-up is over 25 years old now, and was initially introduced in 1992 by IBM. After Lenovo's acquisition of IBM's personal computer division, the ThinkPad line has continued to thrive.

  • The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) is the latest version of the flagship laptop, and is available now in India priced from Rs 1,21,000 onwards.

  • The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon features a touch screen, but doesn't quite flip all the way over into tablet mode like the Yoga series from Lenovo. However, it does go completely flat, so you don't have to worry too much about pushing the lid too far back.

  • As always, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes with a 14-inch screen, and the current version is one of the most compact 14-inch laptops available today.

  • With the top-end Intel Core i7 vPro (8th Gen) processor, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) comes with the latest specifications and hardware.

  • The keyboard of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon remains its biggest asset, and is designed to be typing-friendly. you also get the excellent TrackPad and TrackPoint for navigation.

  • The ThinkPad X1 Carbon gets its name from the material used in the construction of the laptop. The Lenovo ThinkPad features a carbon fiber chassis for durability while keeping the overall weight down.

  • The advantage of carbon fiber construction is the soft touch. The laptop doesn't feel as cold or hard as a metal laptop, without losing out on any of the durability and reliability of using metal.

  • With the lid shut, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon forms a slim profile that makes it incredibly portable and easy to carry. It'll slip into your bag without any trouble at all.

  • Slim productivity notebooks tend to skip on important ports, but the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes with all the necessary inputs, and adapters for what's missing. You get a USB-C Thunderbolt port that also charges the laptop, along with HDMI, 3.5mm and two USB-A ports.

  • Interestingly, there is also a SIM slot on the laptop, for mobile data connectivity. However, this wasn't active when we reviewed the laptop.

  • Despite the sleek profile and efficient design of the laptop, unfortunately you still have to deal with a brick-style charger. The 65W charger tops up the battery quickly, but will occupy a lot of space in your bag.

  • Published Date: April 13, 2018 11:15 AM IST