Thursday, February 9, 2017

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

   The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon has solid specifications , attractive visuals and a sturdily built design. It is one of the leading business ultrabooks in the market. This ultrabook was designed to do difficult tasks  because the specifications are  meant for it. Maybe the graphics is a bit mediocre but this was built for business purposes and not for creativity.  It looks the same as the ThinkPad T460 but what they did was make the Thinkpad X1 Carbon smaller. It is now a 14 inch ultrabook which has a smaller black magnesium and carbon fiber augmented plastics. It is quite like The Thinkpad T60 in a sense because it also has little curves throughout the corners of the display and at the base of the framework. This is what makes it nice to look at and professional in standard. If you touch the plastic, you will notice it is soft and pleasant. This makes it easy to grasp and take hold of. The name ThinkPad is located at the upper right side of display corner and at the lower right of the flat surface.  Is durable, having passed  the MIL-STD 810.  This is a test designed to probe the resiliency of laptops and it includes shocks, vibrations humidity and heights. It’s frame is sturdy, dirt and scratch resistant. This is what makes this ultrabook likable. Another nice feature of this laptop is that it only weighs 2.6 pounds. This makes it easy for anyone to carry this ultrabook anywhere.
   The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon did not make any shortcuts. This Ultrabook has many ports and they are the following. On the left side you have the power connector, it’s OneLink + docking por,t 1 USB 3.0 port and a mini DisplayPort connector. On the right side you can spot 2 USB ports , 1 HDMI connector and a 3.5mm audio jack. It is difficult to find the SD card reader because it is located below the Display. There is no Ethernet port but this can be fixed if you are willing to add an additional $60 to acquire the OneLink adapter that comes with a USB port, VGA  video output and a RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet connector. The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon cones with a single-touch fingerprint reader. You can use this with Windows 10 authentication just before you log in. This is for added security. The entry level of the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon gives you the standard FHD ( 1920 x1080 ) screen resolution  and it will cost $1142 while the model that’s mentioned here has a  14 inch  QHD ( 2560 x 1440 ) resolution  with anti-glare IPS and this will cost $1500. You might be able to gain a bargain for this since Lenovo is coming out with it's 2017 edition.  While the higher resolution is a bit dim scoring only 257 nits in the brightness test. This is below average.  It has versatile viewing plus the color and images are past 90 degrees. This Ultrabook has 2 speakers that are located at the bottom the audio. It is sharp and clear it uses the Dolby Audio software. The battery life is good for 8 hours.

    The Keyboard of this laptop is user friendly.  It still has the same chiclet keys that is standard with Lenovo laptops.  If you spill water on the laptop, don’t worry because this model is also spill resistant. The luminous red TrackPointing stick is located on top of the letter B key.  It comes with a glass touchpad, the glass surface is subdued and nice to touch. This touchpad comes with synaptic drivers and this is the reason why it reacts quickly when you swipe it. The performance is very good because it has the following specifications : 14 inch QHD ( 2560 x 1440 ) display, Windows 10 Pro Intel Core i5-6300U CPU 3GHz, Intel graphics 520, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 256GB PCle SSD,  802.11/b/g/n and it measures 13.11 x 9.02 x 0.65 inches. I do not like the graphics on this laptop because it isn’t good enough but as I said this is a business laptop and not a laptop for graphic artists


                                                                              





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