Nicknamed “Carbon”, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 is made from high-quality material, which can withstand some amount of deliberate abuse. On its slender body, the laptop features a couple of USB ports and a mini-DisplayPort, however it lacks the RJ-45 Ethernet port. The 14” 1600×900 (16:9) display is sufficiently bright at 300 cd/m2.
To support business-oriented users, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 boasts numerous security features, such as hard disk encryption, fingerprint sensor, TPM module, USB port lock and Intel Anti-Theft technology. The chiclets keyboard has good tactile feedback and clear markings, which should help typists immensely. The touchpad is generally decent with multi-finger gestures support, making it easier to perform various tasks, such as scrolling through documents.
The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 is powered by Intel Core i5-3427U processor, built-in Intel HD Graphics 4000, 128GB SSD and 8GB of RAM. The battery is filled up rather quickly at 80 percent after 35 minutes and 100 percent at only 73 minutes. The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 should last for 6 hours for web browsing over WiFi network and 1.5 hours when used under full loads (intense 3D gaming) and maximum display brightness.