The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) (2018) is touted as the most powerful machine and the price starts from US $1,709 for the base variant while the top-end variant cost US $3,461.96. Originally, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) (2018) was launched at CES 2018 and the sixth-generation offering of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon line-up comes with quad-core 8th gen Intel Core i7/i5 processors, Dolby HDR supporting displays, faster memory, robust built quality and comes with military grade certifications.
Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) is claimed to be the world’s lightest 14-inch Business laptop and it is specifically designed for on-the-go professionals as its focus is on productivity and efficiency. The ThinkPad generation laptops are great and known for their durability, and the ability to withstand damage and rough use.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) is constructed out of carbon fiber and magnesium alloy, making it thin, lightweight, and extremely durable. Additionally, the laptop has passed nearly a dozen military-grade specification tests and it includes dust, vibration, heat, cold, altitude, humidity, and more.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) (2018) comes with 14.0-inch Full-HD IPS LCD anti-glare display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels along with a brightness of 300 nits for the base variant while the top end variant comes with a 14.0-inch HDR WQHD IPS glossy with Dolby Vision HDR, 500 nits of brightness and a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. The display delivers crisp and clear content with vivid colors and wide viewing angles.
Under the hood, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) is powered by Intel’s 8th Gen Core processor up to the Core i7 vPro processor which clocks at 1.9GHz to 4.2GHz turbo-boost along with 8MB Cache. The integrated UHD 620 graphics are paired with up to 16GB of LPDDR3 2133MHz onboard RAM, good enough for better performance. On the storage side, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) supports up to 1TB PCIe-NVME (Non-Volatile Memory Express) OPAL 2.0 SSD storage capacity.
On the software side, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) runs on Windows 10 Pro or Home 64-bit edition and uses ThinkPad Crystal Image, a software profile which is said to reduce the number of pre-loaded apps and prepares the system for Microsoft AutoPilot, a more streamlines way of automatically deploying software onto laptops. The laptop is also compatible with voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana. It comes with a long-range mic for listening to your voice commands.
On the connectivity side, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) comes with features like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.2. The Lenovo will also be selling a variant of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon with 4G LTE-A integrated WWAN.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) comes with a range of ports – 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x Thunderbolt 3.0, HDMI, speakers, a webcam with microphone, 3.5mm audio and microphone combo jack, 4-in-1 microSD card reader, an Ethernet port, VGA port, and a docking connector. The USB-C Thunderbolt 3 can also connect to Thunderbolt or Display Port screens, including multiple 4K displays to maximize productivity.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) lineup features an iconic trackpad and a physical mouse button that offers a genuine ThinkPad feel. The keyboard buttons are slightly curved for better grip and user accessibility. The gap between the button is also quite satisfactory in terms of other keypads. There is also a fingerprint sensor placed under the keyboard and it will improve the login speed and security. The keyboard lights up as well as the power button placed just above the keyboard.
To ensure your data is protected, the X1 Carbon is equipped with a fingerprint reader, power-on password protection, TPM (Trusted Platform Module) lets you set several passwords (BIOS, hard drive, boot), and a Kensington lock slot. Also, the laptop comes with dual 720p HD camera setup of “Think Shutter Camera Privacy” from which the secondary camera will work as an IR camera for Windows Hello Face recognition.
The battery life on Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) is very good as it comes with Li-ion 57 W/hr battery and charging is through the USB Type-C Thunderbolt-enabled port with a 65W brick-style power adapter. The power adapter supports Rapid Charge Technology, it can recharge up to 80% capacity in just one hour and the laptop last up to 15 hours of moderate usage.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) weighs around 1.13Kg (2.45 lbs) and it is has been designed to pass part of the Mil-STD 810G certification for military hardware ruggedness (12.7” x 8.54” x .62” or 323.5 x 217.1 x 15.95 mm).
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) is packed into a Bento Box style and inside the box, you will find basic lit, warranty info, quick start guide, and a 65 Watt USB-C AC adapter brick.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) (2018) Laptop Technical Specifications
|Type of Product||Laptop|
|Model||ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen)|
|Colour||Black with color coded hinges|
Silver with color coded hinges
|Warranty||1 Year Depot Base Warranty|
|Sales Package||ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen), 65W Type-C Power Adapter, Quick Start Guide, 1 Year Depot Base Warranty|
|Display Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels / 2560 x 1440 pixels|
|Display Type||FHD IPS/ WQHD IPS|
|Display Features||Multi-touch, Anti-glare display with IPS, Glossy with Dolby Vision|
|Processor||Up to 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8650U with vPro|
|Clock-Speed||1.90GHz, up to 4.20GHz with Turbo Boost|
|Maximum Boost Speed||NA|
|Graphic Processor||Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
Windows 10 Pro
|Capacity||Up to 16 GB|
|RAM Speed||2,133 MHz|
|Optical Drive Type||No|
|HDD Capacity||256 GB|
|HDD Speed (RPM)||NA|
|HDD Type||Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVME OPAL2.0 M.2|
|Wireless LAN||Intel Dual-Band 8265 Wireless AC (2 x 2)|
|Bluetooth Version||4.1 with vPro|
|Number of Ethernet Ports||1|
|Number of USB Ports (Total)||4|
|USB 3.1 Gen 1 (one Always On)||2|
|USB 3.0 Gen 2 Type-C Port||2|
|Number of Thunderbolt 3 Ports||Yes, (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)|
|Card Reader||Yes, 4-in-1 SD (SD/MMC/SDHC/SDXC) card reader|
|Ethernet Extension Connector||Yes, Dongle for Native Ethernet sold separately|
|Headphone Jack||Yes, 3.5mm audio combo jack|
|Web-cam||Yes, HD 720p with ThinkShutter and microphone|
|Optional Camera||Yes, IR camera – required for facial recognition. ThinkShutter is not available on configurations with the IR Camera|
|Secondary cam (Rear-facing)||No|
|Audio Solution||Noise-cancelling dual-array far field microphones|
|Sound Technologies||Dolby Audio Premium|
Dolby Atmos for headphones
|Pointing Device||Touchpad with Multi-touch Gestures support|
|Keyboard||Full-sized and spill-resistant Keyboard|
|Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities||Yes|
|Match-on-chip touch fingerprint reader||Yes|
|Windows Hello with facial recognition software||Yes|
|Kensington lock slot||Yes|
|Product Height||15.95 mm|
|Product Width||217.1 mm|
|Product Depth||323.5 mm|
|Product Weight||1.13 Kg (2.49 lbs)|
|AC Adapter||65 Watt|
|Battery Life||Up to 15 hours|