Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 Review

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  • Sam Weintraub
    Sam Weintraub  21 hours back

    Seems like this is the worst laptop ever made lol

    • J B Rockence
      J B Rockence  6 days back

      She is trying to impress. But miserably failed. We are not interested in the Cosmetics of the laptop.
      What about performance?

      • Mohammed Ghiat
        Mohammed Ghiat  6 days back

        If you don't like this PC TRY to make one , i forgot you can't , So stop criticizing this PC like your Boyfriend

        • Sandra Z.
          Sandra Z.  1 weeks back

          I really wish they would swap the FN and CTRL buttons.

          • May16Joe
            May16Joe  1 weeks back

            The only reason I didn't choose that beauty it's because of the ethernet port. I don't like carrying adapters around.

            • Sohaib Mahagri
              Sohaib Mahagri  1 weeks back

              what a lovely lady

              • Maddy D.
                Maddy D.  1 weeks back

                I add an external keyboard ( usb ) NOT wireless. Wireless transmission(s) can be intercepted.

                • Funny Video
                  Funny Video  1 weeks back

                  Nobody speaks your weird Asian language hard to understand what you trying to say af

                  • UnkaTom
                    UnkaTom  1 weeks back

                    Quibbling snotty review.

                    • Housni Alami
                      Housni Alami  2 weeks back

                      You really trashed this pc

                      • all account
                        all account  2 weeks back

                        i own x1 carbon and this review just so ridiculous

                        • IuliusPsicofactum
                          IuliusPsicofactum  2 weeks back

                          Ctrl Fn is an abomination. Fn Ctrl is the way to go.

                          • vadergrd
                            vadergrd  2 weeks back

                            why is the keyboard shit in all the new laptops??

                            • valent666
                              valent666  2 weeks back

                              2:39-3:22 complain about CTRL. Use the time to change it in the Lenovo software :D

                              • Peizhong Cong
                                Peizhong Cong  2 weeks back

                                Control and function can be swapped with the software.

                                • anindya ambuj
                                  anindya ambuj  1 weeks back

                                  But what about the hardware buttons? The complaint is still valid.

                              • Al M
                                Al M  2 weeks back

                                Too much bezel at the bottom

                                • Faisal
                                  Faisal  2 weeks back

                                  Ctrl key not the leftmost is precisely why I hate my office issued laptop

                                  • AR9fy
                                    AR9fy  2 weeks back

                                    Engadget, please get another reviewer

                                    • O. S.
                                      O. S.  2 weeks back

                                      With due respect, I doubt your battery performance measurement.
                                      I owned two version of X1C 7th (4K and 2K) screen. 4K lasts 3.5 - 4 hours under very light load (1 chrome with 3-5 tabs, Outlook client. Nothing else had been running).
                                      2K version lasts only 5 hours. Remember, no gaming, no video editing.
                                      Even FD (1080) version which by the way you can test yourself at local Costco, will last 6 - 7 hrs at best scenario. With such poor battery run time, I had to send both units back to Lenovo.
                                      You are 100% correct on the keyboard. It is best in the league.

                                      • O. S.
                                        O. S.  1 weeks back

                                        @Brandon Lam I am touched.

                                      • Brandon Lam
                                        Brandon Lam  1 weeks back

                                        I see your comments on every X1 carbon review

                                    • Ajay Singh
                                      Ajay Singh  2 weeks back

                                      Good thing you mentioned that FN key being on the left corner, after which I was done with ThinkPad and the video. Make more reviews 👍

                                      • Aerdian
                                        Aerdian  3 weeks back

                                        I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T450s and it’s awesome! I am thinking about upgrading to this mostly for a better screen and battery life. I’ll likely wait for the 8th gen model, though. The thing that always makes me want a Thinkpad is the keyboard. They are a pleasure to type on. My family is an Apple family and my parents both have MacBooks with the butterfly switches. I don’t like them at all and would never buy a MacBook like that. My parents both say the keyboards are “fine.” In my opinion, why settle for “fine” when you can have something that feels super nice? Just think about how much time you spend typing on your laptop. At least for me, it’s a very large percentage. Thinkpads for the win!

                                        • Kim Mungkim
                                          Kim Mungkim  3 weeks back

                                          I'm having major wifi issues with mine, is anyone else experiencing this?

                                          • May16Joe
                                            May16Joe  1 weeks back

                                            update your drivers, sometimes lenovo vantage misses updates, it's better if you go to their website and download them yourself.

                                        • Cenot4ph
                                          Cenot4ph  3 weeks back

                                          competition? which of those have such a good keyboard and such a good build? None of them have that, so really they're price point is quite good with that in mind.

                                          • Bhola Tamang
                                            Bhola Tamang  3 weeks back

                                            I m getting this soon

                                            • Michel Lönneberga
                                              Michel Lönneberga  3 weeks back

                                              I'm still using a 3rd-gen X1 and the quality of the keyboard and the chassis is still amazing. And though it's from 2015, the design is still cool, too. When you hold and feel it closed, it's still like feeling having luxury hardware.
                                              What I don't understand, why the competitors on the market are building so crappy keyboards with flat buttons. Why do they NOT create curved buttons so the fingers could press them with pleasure like every cheap ThinkPad already has? I installed many (sometimes more) expensive ultrabooks and their keyboards were mostly with dissapointing plane buttons.
                                              For myself I will forever buy Carbons beacuase of the trackpoint, the great keayboard and not to forget: The silence. It was the first notebook for me where I smiled when the fan starts, so knew it's alive ;-) But this only happens in case of bigger updates or some vids.
                                              I think I will buy the model of this vid maybe at the end of the year.

                                              • Michel Lönneberga
                                                Michel Lönneberga  2 weeks back

                                                @mashimaru82 With this keyboard working is a lot more fun. Sometimes I wish the text would be longer ;-) Yeah, really great keyboard.

                                              • mashimaru82
                                                mashimaru82  3 weeks back

                                                I'm using a 3rd gen X1 too. Really love typing on its keyboard.

                                            • cinIALVEspO w
                                              cinIALVEspO w  3 weeks back

                                              You mentioned dell is giving it stiff competition, while complaining the x1 only has minor tweaks. Same with the dell xps this year, and all the others you mentioned. Hopefully people make new chassis designs next year

                                              • Niema Widaha
                                                Niema Widaha  3 weeks back

                                                It's great to see a female giving one of these reviews man.... finally

                                                • Sign of the times
                                                  Sign of the times  3 weeks back

                                                  Stupid review

                                                  • Homade
                                                    Homade  3 weeks back

                                                    2:51 She implies that a MacBook is not a computer. bruh get ur facts straight

                                                    • Todor Kostov
                                                      Todor Kostov  3 weeks back

                                                      I had the same problem with the Fn vs Ctr. Buttons. You can switch them from the bios. If you do not know how, ask in the Lenovo support forums.

                                                      • Think Pad
                                                        Think Pad  3 weeks back

                                                        how the new 4K OLED screen look like? Does it like natural bright like iMac 27 5K display? or like over santuated oil paint?

                                                        • O. S.
                                                          O. S.  3 weeks back

                                                          Despite advertising 500 nits 4 k isn’t very bright.
                                                          Mac screen is way better on your eyes.
                                                          I returned my 4 k.

                                                      • DK
                                                        DK  3 weeks back

                                                        maybe stay in the kitchen next time.

                                                        • Majed Albahlal
                                                          Majed Albahlal  4 weeks back

                                                          your comments on the x1 carbon are on point , in the middle east the price is relatively way more expensive than rivals in the likes of surface and Dell. I was about to make a purchase of a top specs X1 carbon but the price was way higher than other good business laptop , it reaches to the level of gaming and performance laptops . the fantastic keyboard really does not justify the price tag. Lenovo has to really think about their pricing strategy

                                                          • Eric Kksheng
                                                            Eric Kksheng  4 weeks back

                                                            I don't actually mind the placement of FN key and Ctrl key. To be honest, I am ThinkPad fan for decades. We already familiar with the placement FN key and Ctrl key on ThinkPad keyboard. But for first time ThinkPad user they might need to pay some time to get used to it.

                                                            • Neduas
                                                              Neduas  4 weeks back

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                                                              • 100PercentATP
                                                                100PercentATP  4 weeks back

                                                                clearly she has a hard time reviewing this because it does not have an apple logo on the cover. Just stop reviewing anything non-apple, makes it so much easier.

                                                                • Shawn Moshier
                                                                  Shawn Moshier  4 weeks back

                                                                  If you want a review full of drama about the fn and Ctrl keys this is it. Simple BIOS adjustment is available.

                                                                  • Tomáš Bohdal
                                                                    Tomáš Bohdal  4 weeks back

                                                                    She reviews a Lenovo laptop and does not know that it is possible to switch between CTRL and FN by setting in BIOS. Used since time immemorial. Really professional lady.
                                                                    I have X1 7gen, I love audio, I hate on/off button (on the right side).

                                                                    • dantonnuwen
                                                                      dantonnuwen  4 weeks back

                                                                      FN and CTRL can be remapped.. Expecting a decent gaming experience on integrated graphics..

                                                                      • Dulce Martinez
                                                                        Dulce Martinez  4 weeks back

                                                                        2:48 Thank you for mentioning this, I never even noticed. Great review!

                                                                        • Salvador Garcia de Alba

                                                                          Boooring...

                                                                          • personalsafetykam
                                                                            personalsafetykam  4 weeks back

                                                                            All these where the keys are vs should be and the other minutia are really rich privileged people problems in my mind?

                                                                            • personalsafetykam
                                                                              personalsafetykam  4 weeks back

                                                                              I was going to get the MateBook but after the big political / national security or whatever dust up, I picked up the X1 carbon, dont even know what gen, it was 3 months ago, and I love this machine. The battery life is excellent....but then again Skippy here does not do video, graphics and rendering. So I might have more machine than i need. But the Lenovo runs circles around my beloved Surface Pro 4 in terms of cooling and battery life.

                                                                              • Steven Wang
                                                                                Steven Wang  4 weeks back

                                                                                love the original Thinkpads keys better, but the keyboard layout on Thinkpads were always wonky. Even worse now that they cheap out with less keys and still shoving fn key in that corner, and no native key remapping.

                                                                                personally would not buy these overpriced half-ass engineered Thinkpads.

                                                                                • Pedrovguzator
                                                                                  Pedrovguzator  4 weeks back

                                                                                  The brightness levels feel like this because humans don't percive ligth linearly. You may find it jarring on this laptop because the brightness is so high.

                                                                                  • ipeklofijs
                                                                                    ipeklofijs  3 weeks back

                                                                                    The highest brightness then should feel like much less of a jump.

                                                                                • Bartosz Szpara
                                                                                  Bartosz Szpara  4 weeks back

                                                                                  I have X1 carbon for 4 years , THIS FUCKING CTRL AGGGRGGGGGHHHH, it still makes me mad :)

                                                                                  • shashank Reddy
                                                                                    shashank Reddy  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Don't seduce me please.

                                                                                    • Ryan D
                                                                                      Ryan D  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Not only is that laptop hot