Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook (3rd Gen) Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook (3rd Gen) with 5th Gen Intel Broadwell CPU

Lenovo has upgraded their popular X1 Carbon Ultrabook, now built with blazing fast components and at the same time cool features that were not present in the previous generations. The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook 3rd Gen is now powered with the latest 5th Gen Intel Core Broadwell processor, and uses PCI-E based SSD which are faster than your typical SATA based SSD.

It also features a slimmer and lighter profile making it much more portable and easier to carry around. Some of the other features that were also improved in the 3rd generation are the display and battery life. Check out the rest of its features, specifications, price and where to buy below. I also embedded video reviews for your reference.


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3rd Gen Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Features

The 3rd generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook features a thin, light, and durable carbon-fiber body. It features an ultra-slim profile measuring only 0.70-inch thin. It’s also lightweight starting at 2.87 lbs. This makes the new X1 Carbon very easy to carry around. The company has also upgraded its display, now featuring a QHD display with an anti-glare feature. It’s a 14-inch display, but you can choose from 1920×1080 full HD resolution or 2560×1440 WQHD+ touch or non-touch variant.


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Under the hood, the new 3rd Gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook is powered by the latest 5th Generation Intel Core Broadwell processor, up to Intel Core i7-5600U. Graphics processing is powered by Intel HD Graphics 5500 and the CPU is paired with up to 8GB DDR3L memory. Another great feature found in this Ultrabook is its storage. It features up to 512GB PCI-E-based SSD which is significantly faster than a hard drive, and also faster than your typical SATA based SSD. If you are looking for more storage, better get an external device instead.

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It features a 6-row backlit keyboard, 720p camera, and digital dual array microphone certified for Microsoft Lync. When it comes to connectivity options, the new 3rd gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon doesn’t fall short. It features Intel 7265 AC with Bluetooth 4.0. It also has a native Ethernet Connector, a couple of USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, mini DisplayPort, headphone and mic combo and OneLink Dock port.


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Lenovo is also offering their DOit Apps which includes: SHAREit, SECUREit, SYNCit, SNAPit, and SEEit. Below is a video introducing the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon 3rd gen which should give you more ideas about this new Ultrabook.

First Look at ThinkPad X1 Carbon 3rd Gen

3rd Gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Specifications

Up to Intel® Core™ i7-5600U Processor (4M Cache, Up to 3.20 GHz)
Operating System
  • Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 Pro (64 bit)
  • Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 8.1 Pro 64
Intel® HD Graphics 5500
4GB / 8GB DDR3L-12800 1600 MHz
  • 14″ FHD TN (1920 x 1080) (300 nits)
  • 14″ WQHD+ (2560 x 1440) (300 nit)
  • 14″ WQHD+ (2560 x 1440) Touch Screen (270 nits)
Starting at 2.877 lbs
720p Camera
Up to 512GB SSD
Digital Dual Array Microphone certified for Microsoft Lync
Up to 10.9 hours MM12 (50 Wh)
Backlit 6-row Keyboard
I/O Ports
2 USB 3.0 ports, Headphone/Mic Combo, OneLink Dock port, HDMI, Mini DP, Ethernet extension connection
  • WLAN – Intel® 7265 (2×2) AC with Bluetooth 4.0
  • Native RJ45 using Ethernet Connector

Price and Where to Buy

The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook 3rd Gen is now available to order. You can order one directly from Lenovo’s official store here. From the store, you can configure your own components. You can choose from Core i5 or Core i7 processor, display type, the capacity of the storage drive, and many more. Lenovo is also offering free standard shipping and you will have an option to add MS office as well.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 3rd Gen Reviews

Here’s a detailed review of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 3 courtesy of ThinkScopes: