ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2nd Gen)

X1 Carbon Gen 2

ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2nd Gen)

Professional redefined

14" ThinkPad X1 Carbon starts at just 1.28 kg, yet this thin laptop is durable with carbon-fibre construction and packed with premium features like an Adaptive Keyboard that changes automatically with apps, RapidCharge battery technology, a patented cooling system and a stunning ThinkPad ColorBurst Display.

Professional redefined

  • Features


    10-Point Multitouch Screen Option Available

    An optional 10-point multitouch screen improves accuracy, making touch-browsing and selecting more responsive and precise.

    Uncommonly Intuitive Adaptive Keyboard

    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.

    Stunning ThinkPad ColorBurst Display

    Stunning Display

    ThinkPad ColorBurst Display (WQHD, 2560 x 1440) and antiglare screen mean text is crisper, images are brighter and colors are truer. Also available with HD+ (1600 x 900) display.

    Practically Indestructible: Tested to Military Specifications

    Constructed with satellite-grade carbon fibre, X1 Carbon Gen 2 Ultrabook laptop is the thinnest and toughest ThinkPad ever made. In fact, we perform eight separate military specification tests鈥攁ll under extreme conditions with dust, vibration, heat, cold, altitude, water and humidity鈥攕o you can laugh in the face of spills, drops, heat exposure or anything else life throws your way.

    Business-Class Security

    Standard with FingerPrint Reader, X1 Carbon Gen 2 Windows 8 Ultrabook lets you use biometrics for login, so the swipe of your finger becomes your password. Intel庐 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 X1 Carbon Gen 2 Windows 8 Ultrabook stays cooler than ever. In fact, we re-engineered our patented fan blades鈥攕o X1 Carbon provides the same cool and quiet performance you expect from a ThinkPad.

    Uncompromisingly Thin

    Starting at just 1.28 kg, the X1 Carbon Gen 2 is the lightest 14" Ultrabook鈩?on the planet. And at just 17.72 mm thin, it's the thinnest ThinkPad laptop ever.

    Longer Battery Life

    The X1 Carbon Gen 2 delivers over 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. * Battery life is based on the MobileMark庐 2012 methodology and is an estimated maximum. Actual battery life may vary based on many factors, including screen brightness, active applications, features, power management settings, battery age and conditioning, and other customer preferences.

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  • Tech Specs

    Tech Specs

    DescriptionX1 CARBON GEN 2
    • Intel庐 Core鈩?i5-4300U Processor (3M Cache, 1.9GHz), Turbo Boost 2.0 (2.9GHz)
    • Intel Core i7-4550U Processor (4M Cache, 1.5GHz), Turbo Boost 2.0 (3.0GHz)
    • Intel Core i7-4600U Processor (4M Cache, 2.1GHz), Turbo Boost 2.0 (3.3GHz)1
    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-bit
    • 14.0" HD+ (1600x900), anti-glare, 250 nits, 400:1 contrast ratio
    • 14.0" WQHD (2560x1440), anti-glare, 300 nits, 700:1 contrast ratio, IPS, 170掳 viewing angle1
    • 14.0" WQHD (2560x1440), anti-glare, 270 nits, 700:1 contrast ratio, IPS, 170掳 viewing angle, multitouch screen supports 10-finger gesture
    Intel庐 HD Graphics 4400 or 5000 in processor, supports external analogue monitor via Mini DisplayPort to VGA Monitor Cable and digital monitor via Mini DisplayPort or HDMI~ supports three independent displays~ max. resolution: 2880x1620@60Hz (HDMI)~ 3840x2160@30Hz (Mini DP)
    4GB or 8GB max, 1600MHz DDR3L, soldered to systemboard, no socket
    Integrated 720p HD Camera, gesture input
    • 128GB M.2 SSD
    • 180GB M.2 SSD OPAL
    • 256GB M.2 SSD eDrive
    • 240GB M.2 SSD OPAL
    • 512GB M.2 SSD
    Optical Drive
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    • HD+: 331.0 x 226.8 x 18.16 mm
    • WQHD: 331.0 x 226.5 x 17.72 mm1
    • WQHD Touch: 331.0 x 227.1 x 18.46 mm
    • HD+: 1.34kg
    • WQHD: 1.28kg
    • WQHD Touch: 1.43kg
    Integrated Lithium Polymer 8-cell (45Wh) RapidCharge battery
    Battery Life2
    Up to 9 hours
    AC adaptor
    Adaptive Keyboard with a dynamically changing row providing additional functionality based on the type of the application active / 5-row, spill-resistant (except Adaptive Keys), LED backlit
    TrackPoint庐 pointing device and 5-button glass surface touchpad
    Fingerprint reader
    Audio support
    HD Audio, Realtek庐 ALC3232 codec, Dolby庐 Home Theater鈩?v4 / stereo speakers, 1 watt x 2 / dual array microphone, combo audio/microphone jack
    Wireless LAN
    • Intel庐 Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 (2x2, 802.11abgn) with Bluetooth 4.0
    • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (2x2, 802.11ac/a/b/g/n) with Bluetooth庐 4.0
    Wireless WAN (optional)
    • Wireless WAN upgradable
    • Ericsson N5321 Mobile Broadband HSPA+
    • Sierra Wireless EM7355 (4G LTE/HSPA+/EVDO/GSM/GPRS/EDGE, GPS)
    Near Field Communication (optional)
    • 2 x USB 3.0 (1 x Always On)
    • Combo audio/microphone jack
    • Ethernet extension connector
    • Lenovo OneLink connector
    • Micro-SIM card tray
    • Mini DisplayPort
    • HDMI
    • Security keyhole

    Specifications and availability may differ from that promoted or available from Lenovo resellers from time to time.

    • 1 Not available on (Australia and New Zealand)
    • 2 Battery life (and recharge times) will vary based on many factors including screen brightness, applications, features, power management, battery conditioning and other customer preferences.
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