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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (20BS / 20BT, 3rd Gen, 2015)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (20BS / 20BT, 3rd Gen, 2015). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The screen and performance are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the reliability. The touchpad and price get critical views.

portability, performance, screen, usability, design

price, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (20BS / 20BT, 3rd Gen, 2015) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (20BS / 20BT, 3rd Gen, 2015)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (20BS / 20BT, 3rd Gen, 2015) from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

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Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015


Few laptop brands have lasted as long as the ThinkPad, and its success has continued with forays into Ultrabooks and hybrids. Lenovo's latest laptop, the X1 Carbon, is its new flagship Ultrabook that aims to bring slimness and lightness to serious...

High-resolution, high-quality screen ; Excellent keyboard ; Light, impressive exterior ; Good upgradability ; Three-year warranty included

Screen quality beaten elsewhere ; Battery life good but not the best ; Bigger and heavier than ultrabook rivals ; Business features add to price

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Elyse Betters (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


Lenovo has a new ultrabook that it showed off at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. It's called the 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Described as a 14-inch performance

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015) review


This high-end business Ultrabook struggles to sell its price tag

Excellent, reliable performance ; The very best keyboard and trackpad ; Thin and solid build quality

Paradoxically glare-prone anti-glare coating ; Still no SD card reader ; Unimpressive battery life

Scores in depth If the 2014 was the year the Lenovo X1 Carbon went through the sexy makeover, this year the 14-inch business laptop has jumped back into its old suit and tie. The third generation X1 Carbon is just as thin as and sleek as 2014 model,...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Lee Bell (

CES 2015: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 3rd-gen hands-on review


We get up and close with the Intel 5th-gen Core-powered Lenovo laptop

Lenovo said that it didn't go for an Intel Core M design with the upgrade and instead opted for the chipmaker's latest 5th-gen Core processor. The model we tested was running a Core i7 chip, so felt super fast in our hands-on.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review


The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a truly portable thin-and-light laptop that offers better screen image quality and keyboard than the MacBook Air, but suffers in terms of battery life. Here's our Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultraportable laptop review.

There's no denying the portable nature of this thin 'n' light laptop, even if it is undercut in both metrics by a 13.3-inch MacBook Air. The ThinkPad's processor performance is fractionally faster thanks to its 0.1 GHz advantage over the latter, but...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook (2015 model)


It's a return to normal for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon's keyboard layout, and this alone is noteworthy

High-quality keyboard ; Solid build quality ; Great portability

An IPS screen isn't standard ; No SD card slot

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Matt Smith (

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon review


Lenovo's X1 Carbon is no longer the slimmest notebook around, but its excellent battery life and rugged quality keep it a contender.

Lenovo’s flagship ThinkPad has aged well. While it doesn’t seem as svelte as it once did, it remains a ruggedly built, quick machine with outstanding portability. There are elements that could be better, such as the display, but the Carbon proved at...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch (2015)


The latest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is an incredibly thin and light business ultrabook that features a premium design with a 14-inch touch screen and all-day battery life.

2,560-by-1,440 (WQHD+) touch screen. Good performance from fifth-generation Intel Core i5 processor. Dual pointing devices. Improved keyboard and touch pad over those of the previous-generation model.

Pricey. Ethernet requires dongle.

The latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is an appealing laptop, and Lenovo has made strides in correcting the flaws in last year's model, namely the keyboard issues and the system's battery life. All these factors make it a formidable contender among...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Lenovo's slim X1 Carbon gets an 'adaptive' row of touch controls (hands-on)


New CPUs and a better-than-HD screen make this 2.8-pound ultrabook a top crossover contender.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Brett Howse (

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review (2015)


In January of this year, I walked into the Lenovo booth at CES and almost immediately to the right there was a large display case set up, and inside was Eve. Eve looked great in the case all dressed in black, and was well attended to by her hosts. Eve...

The X1 Carbon that Lenovo shipped out for review is likely the fastest Ultrabook yet. The Broadwell Core i7 is certainly a step ahead of the other devices we have tested, and the included PCIe SSD is basically the fastest drive offered today. It is...

May, 2015

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