ExcaliberPC's Buyer Comparison Guide (essentials at a glance)
The 2014 model ThinkPad X1 Carbon is likely to be one of the most talked about business laptops this year and we want our customers to understand exactly what features have been added. First of all, a huge boost in screen display, the WQHD multitouch display is not an ordinary feature, it provides the most pixels on any business laptop that we have seen. Customers also have the option to choose less expensive models with non-touchscreen display. A business laptop has never been this light and portable, at just 2.83 pounds and 0.7 inch thin it's definitely a work computer that you will never want to leave at the office. As for the keyboard, it has never been this smart -- the adaptive keyboard understands what function keys to change to match the application you are using and enhance your overall productivity. And last but not lease, you can now get up to 9 hours on a single charge thanks to the latest generation Intel core processors and 80% battery restored in just under an hour with Lenovo's RapidCharge technology.
Touchscreen-enabled models (14-inch "Multitouch" WQHD @ 2560 x1440):
20A70037US: Flagship model of the 2nd generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon, features a Core i7-4600U processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and Windows 8.1 Professional. Intel vPro ready for an added layer of security.
20A7003DUS: One step down from the flagship model with $350 saving for a less expensive configuration, features a Core i5-4300U processor, 4GB of RAM, 180GB SSD and Windows 8.1 Professional. Intel vPro ready for an added layer of security.
Non-touchscreen models: (14-inch "Non-touchscreen" WQHD @ 2560 x 1440):
20A7002WUS: This particular model is basically the flagship model minus the multitouch display feature. For the type of saving you get is very minimal, therefore we recommend the touchscreen-enabled models for better value.
Non-touchscreen models: (14-inch "Non-touchscreen" HD+ @ 1600 x 900):
20A7002JUS: Core i5-4300U, 4GB of RAM, 180GB SSD, Windows 7 Professional. Intel vPro ready for an added layer of security.
20A7002FUS: Core i5-4200U, 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, Windows 7 Professional. Not a Intel vPro model.
New ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook
Available With 10-Point Multitouch Screen
10-point multitouch screen improves accuracy, making touch-browsing and selecting more responsive and precise.
Liberating Controls: Voice & Hand Gestures
Give a multimedia presentation on the X1 Carbon without even touching the keyboard! Voice and 10 different hand gestures change the way you interact with your laptop.
Uncommonly Intuitive Adaptive Keyboard
The unique Adaptive Keyboard automatically changes the row of function keys depending on what application you're in. Less clutter, more function, and a streamlined keyboard that anticipates your needs.
ThinkPad ColorBurst Display (WQHD, 2560 x 1440) and antiglare screen mean text is crisper, images are brighter, and colors are truer. 300 nit with IPS for nearly 180-degrees of wide-screen viewing. Plus it's anti-smudge. Also available with HD+ (1600 x 900) display.
Practically Indestructible: Tested to Military Specifications
Constructed with satellite-grade carbon fiber, X1 Carbon is the toughest ThinkPad ever made. In fact, we perform eight separate military specification tests-all under extreme conditions with dust, vibration, heat, cold, altitude, water, and humidity-so you can laugh in the face of spills, drops, heat exposure, or anything else life throws your way.
Available with fingerprint reader, X1 Carbon lets you use biometrics for login, so the swipe of your finger becomes your password. Intel security features and vPro options step up protection and enhance manageability when deploying upgrades. The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip further encrypts your critical information.
Patently Cool: Revolutionary New Thermal Technology
Even with its ultrathin design, the new X1 Carbon stays cooler than ever. In fact, we re-engineered our patented fan blades-so X1 Carbon provides the same cool and quiet performance you expect from a ThinkPad.
Starting at just 2.83 lbs, the new X1 Carbon is the lightest 14" Ultrabook on the planet. And at just 0.7" thin, it's the thinnest ThinkPad ever.
Longer Battery Life
The new X1 Carbon delivers up to 9 hours of battery life on a single charge. And if you do run low, don't fret: with RapidCharge you get 80% battery restored in just under an hour.