The 2016 version of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a well-built machine, with a slimmer design than the last year's model.
According to Irish Independent, Lenovo's ThinkPad notebooks have a decent reputation as work-friendly, robust and long-life machines. The fourth-generation 2016 X1 Carbon makes no exception. The latest X1 Carbon model features a generous amount of utility into a very slim and light 14-inch notebook.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is smaller and lighter than a MacBook Air, fitting bags that normally only take 12-inch machines. But there is no compromise on features, with a very quick Intel i7 processor, a comfy backlit keyboard and 2K, high-resolution (anti-glare) screen.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2016 is faster, half a pound lighter, has a longer lasting battery and a higher-resolution screen than last year's model. The 2016 version of the X1 Carbon lacks a touch screen but costs $300 less than the 2015 version. This places it in the same price range as the Lenovo ThinkPad T450s.
The system's hardy frame is certified for several MIL-STD 801G tests, including high temperature, low temperature, temperature shock, high humidity, high altitude, vibration, blowing sand and mechanical shock. The laptop's keyboard is spill-resistant. The X1 Carbon 2016 has also passed Lenovo's tests for electrostatic shock, drop and durability.
Lenovo X1 Carbon's 14-inch screen provides a 2,560 by 1,440 (WQHD+) resolution. It is perfect for viewing wide web layouts or large spreadsheets. Even with the anti-glare coating, high-resolution videos, details in photos and vibrant colors look impressive on the IPS display.
The screen can rotate to 180 degrees, but the viewing angles are always excellent on the Carbon X1. This can make it perfect for showing small presentations in a board meeting.
According to PC Mag, with its slick design, Lenovo's fourth-gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the kind of business laptop owners will gladly show off around the office. This latest model retains all the features users appreciated at its previous versions, including a good selection of I/O ports, a thin, yet sturdy carbon fiber and magnesium construction and an excellent ThinkPad keyboard.