Test Driving The New 2017 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo’s family of ThinkPads notebooks have long since been my go-to as daily driver laptops. There’s something about their practical great keyboards, practical functionality and balance of weight versus horsepower that fits my particular usage model really well. Recently, I had the opportunity to take the latest 2017 model for a spin and though it wasn’t completely without caveats, all in all it’s a pretty fantastic machine. From the review:

Lenovo's 2017 ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo’s 2017 ThinkPad X1 Carbon

…The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a decidedly more compact machine. Here, Lenovo took a page from the thin bezel playbook and dropped the side bezels to 5mm and the top bezel to 9mm, just thick enough to still support that HD webcam up top.

Next to one of Lenovo’s also 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Yoga machines, as you can see in the two shots above, the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon strikes a significantly smaller footprint overall. Both the display bezel and optimized palm rest area contribute to much cleaner, more compact lines. What’s also impressive is how Lenovo managed to get the overall system weight of the machine down to just she of 2.5 pounds, which is over a half-pound lighter than the previous generation machine. This is one svelte ultrabook to be sure.

Check out my full review here at HotHardware.com