Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 Review

At present, ultrabooks have received much popularity among the user. When it comes to high-end business-oriented laptops, most people might think of the ThinkPad series instantly. In April 1992, IBM announced the first ThinkPad tablet. Ever since, the ThinkPad T series, ThinkPad X series, and its other products have become well-known top business laptop computers.

On July 10, ThinkPad had released its new business laptop – ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen 2019. This laptop has won several awards on CES 2019, is called CES 2019 – Best Laptop. Today, we’re going to provide more information about the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7.


Screen 14.0-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare
Processor Intel Core i7-8565U (1.80GHz, up to 4.60GHz, 8MB Cache)
Graphics card Intel UHD 620
Memory 16GB DDR4 2400MHz
Storage 512GB M.2 PCIe3.0×4
Ports 2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 2)Type-C, 2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1), HDMI 1.4, 1x 3.5mm Headphone/mic combo, 1x Ethernet
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.2, 802.11 AC (2 x 2),Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE CAT9
OS Windows 10 Home
Size 323 x 217 x 14.95 (mm)
Weight 1.08 kg
Battery 51 Wh, Up to 18.3 hours


ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 Review


ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th 2019 supports 4G network and Wi-Fi. Besides, it has four speakers and adopts Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision.
Dobly Atmos
For those who need to type frequently, the keyboard is quite important for them. ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019  owns a full-size keyboard. The keyboard offers great tactile feel, so key presses encourage quick, accurate typing. The soft-touch deck enables the user to type for a long time without feeling tired. What’s more, the keyboard supports backlit. In this way, the user will have no difficulty using the laptop under the dim light. And the keyboard adopts the water-resistant design.
It remains a red TrackPoint. The Trackpoint is quick, responsive, and doesn’t require much effort to use.
There is a fingerprint reader on the right side of the touchpad, which guarantees a quick log-in. In addition, it comes with the ThinkShutter physical webcam cover and IR camera. With these, the user doesn’t need to worry about their privacy security.
fingerprint reader


Like other ThinkPad X1 products, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 has a brief design with a black body and black logo.
The laptop’s weight is 1.09kg, which make the device easy to carry. Besides, its cover has a coating to provide the user good handle feel, and meanwhile, it can guarantee great durability and portability.
ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 provides an option with the textured carbon-fiber weaved lid cover, which brings good texture and luxurious visual experience.
The laptop has passed twelve MIL-STD-810G standard tests. Hence, the user can use it under any circumstance.


The ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen 2019 features a 14-inch display with a narrow bezel design (only 5mm on the left and right sides). This display with a high screen ratio provides the user with a better visual experience.
It features an HD camera on the top. The ThinkShutter is along with the IR camera, which supports facial recognition; it can better protect user privacy.
camera and ThinkShutter
As ThinkPad’s flagship, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 offers a 4K display with the brightness of 500 nits. But the version we tested comes with a 1080p display.

According to the test results on Spider4Elite 4.5.4, the displays sRGB color gamut covers 96%, its AdobeRGB color gamut covers 74%, and its NTSC color gamut covers 71%, and its average Delta E is 1.01. The results show that the display has good performance.
sRGB color gamut
AdobeRGB color gamut
NTSC color gamut
average Delta E


After removing the back cover, we can see the laptop’s internal structure. It has a tidy layout and excellent workmanship like many other top laptops.
Internal Structure
The laptop adopts an all-knew heat dissipation system. The fan has a unique shape to guarantee good heat dissipation and low noise. The businessmen can use the laptop in a quiet environment.
heat dissipation system
It comes with a Western Digital SN720 M.2 SSD with the capacity of 512GB (optional 2TB). This SSD supports NVMe protocol.
SN 720 M.2 SSD
The laptop sports a 51Whr battery.
This is the LTE module.
LTE module
It is important for a business-oriented laptop to provide an abundant port selection. And the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 LTE has done a good job in this aspect. The ports on the left include an HDMI 2.0 port, the headphone/mic port, a USB 3.1 Gen1 port and two Thunderbolt 3 ports (one of them supports charging).
port on the left
port on the right


The ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 is powered by all-new eighth-generation Intel i7-8565U. This processor (up to 4.6Ghz), which is based on an enhanced version of the Whiskey Lake microarchitecture, is manufactured on Intel’s 3rd generation enhanced 14nm ++ process. It adopts a quad-core eight-thread design. Its TDP is 15W. On CPU-Z, this processor’s single-core score is 469.3, and its multi-core score is up to 2173.
Intel i7-8565U
On Cinebench R15, the chip’s single-core score is 163cb, while its multi-core score is 626cb.
score on Cinebench R15
It features an SN720 SSD. We use CrystalDiskMark to test this SSD’s speed. The test results show that its sequential read speed is 3480MB/s, and sequential write speed is 2578MB/s. With such a good SSD, the laptop can handle office work easily.
SN720 SSD speed

Battery Life

The laptop houses a 51Whr battery. We tested the battery’s performance on PCMark 8.
battery life
battery life
According to the pictures above, we can see the laptop can work approximately 8 hours. The device comes with a 65W/10-240 adaptor and supports fast charging. The laptop can get 80% in an hour and get fully charged in two hours.

Besides, it also offers a red mini adaptor.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 Review: Summary

ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen deserves to be called one of the best business-oriented laptop flagships. It boasts many highlights, such as a solid, durable body, simple yet luxurious appearance, top-quality display, the ThinkShutter, fingerprint reader, full-size keyboard and red Trackpoint. All these features make the device stand out among the business-oriented laptops. Differing from other business laptops, it also supports the 4G network.



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