Lenovo’s X1 Carbon is one of the best laptops you can buy. At 2.5 pounds, it is lightweight, thin, and very durable. It has a lot of power for a lot of work, everyday battery life, and, unlike its competitors, a lot of ports for all your stuff.
Reload the file for Linux version of X1 Carbon last year, and everything in the human body is also working on mechanical change. The biggest change to the 2021 X1 Carbon is the move for 11th-generation Intel processors. Oh, it’s a new, slightly longer cloth, which now has a 16:10 shape, like Dell XPS 13.
The new X1 Carbon has not changed its design. This is a good thing, however, because its design is very well done and does not require a makeover. It’s lighter than all the competition, especially laptops that sell businesses like Dell Latitude, and the soft carbon fiber form is the Thinkpad brand right now. It depends on your beauty, I guess, but I always love the look of the Thinkpad carbon fiber and feel on aluminum and titanium laptops.
All the well-known, and popular, features of Thinkpad are here: The keyboard is the best; red nub pointer is between GH and B keys; and there are three buttons at the top of the trackpad.
There are also many ports. Unlike other ultraportables – I’m looking at you, XPS 13 is MacBook Air– there are two USB-C ports for Thunderbolt 4, two USB-A ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, a headset and a Kensington camera. The only thing missing is the SD or MicroSD slot. However, one dongle is better than half of the twelve you need with other laptops.
The most noticeable change in the Gen 9 X1 Carbon is the size of the new 16:10 photos. As I said after Dell created the file the same change to XPS, you wouldn’t think this could be great, but it really does appear every day.
The extra half-inch means there is plenty of space for reading, leaves and foliage, which means a little more relaxation and makes life more enjoyable. When I sent the X1 Carbon back to Lenovo, my X250 form factor of 16: 9 suddenly felt a bit unbearable. Body size and weight compared to 16: 9 color is inconsistent, and any visuals you can bring out on a laptop are great for the user.
The model I tested had a FHD + band (1920 x 1200-pixel), but there is a 4K option that you can get if you want. The 1080p format has a matte panel but is a plus if you are working on bright lighting well. It only comes with 365 bright lights, which are not industry-leading in any way, but were bright enough to sit outside in the summer and work in the sun. Unfortunately, there is no OLED screen, which is frustrating.
Probably the biggest frustration, apart from the need for an SD card, is the 720p camera. None of the Lenovo I have used has had a very good website, but this one is good enough that my friends also said how bad it was when I used the Zoom service. Given the sheer number of Zoom meetings that casual workers are having today, this seems like a major overhaul on the Lenovo side. Honestly, no computer maker seems to be willing to put a good camera on a laptop, so if you really want a high quality video you are better with a third-party website.