Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Black Notebook 35.6 cm (14") 1920 x 1080 pixels 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 i7-8550U 8 GB LPDDR3-SDRAM 256 GB SSD 3G 4G

Ultralight. Ultrapowerful. Ultra-no-brainer.

With its stunning, new look, the ultralight ThinkPad X1 Carbon merges elegant design, seamless responsiveness, and legendary durability to create the ultimate in...

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Namber code: LENNBX12
Manufacturer SKU: 20KH006FUK
Categories: PCs, Notebooks
RRP: £1,499.00


Ultralight. Ultrapowerful. Ultra-no-brainer.

With its stunning, new look, the ultralight ThinkPad X1 Carbon merges elegant design, seamless responsiveness, and legendary durability to create the ultimate in mobile productivity. Global LTE-A connectivity option, up to 15 hours of battery life—along with RapidCharge technology—keep you on-task wherever the road leads. What's more, it weighs less than 2.5 lbs.

An IT admin's dream

The new ThinkPad Pro Dock with its USB-C side mechanical docking station spans a broad offering of 2018 ThinkPad devices making it a great cost-saving docking solution. Plus, with the simplified mechanical docking, it saves valuable time for employees who frequently work away from their desks during the day. What’s more, the X1 Carbon includes robust security features, like ThinkShutter, which covers the front-facing HD webcam, and match-on-chip fingerprint readers with anti-spoofing technology that helps to safeguard company data while featuring a more secure way to authenticate log-in credentials. Additionally, there is only one fingerprint reader device is available as Microsoft AutoPilot ready, which offers business-ready preloads. What more could an IT administrator ask for!

Amp up your game

The new 8th generation Intel® Quad Core™ CPUs boost performance 35% over the previous generation. Memory is even faster too with LPDDR3. When you add in the LTE-A card, which keeps your ThinkPad X1 Carbon connected around the globe, you can expect to be productive no matter where life takes you. Plus, if you opt for the IR camera, it includes Glance technology, which merges face-, eye-, and gaze-tracking, resulting in a more intuitive and productive interaction by automatically focusing the cursor and shifting windows with just a move of your eye!

Dazzle yourself & others

The new design of the X1 Carbon will surely dazzle. The dark black, soft-touch cover include color-coded hinges. And the 14” display options are bigger and more stunning than ever.

Choose the low-weight touch option with the FHD display or the non-touch with High Dynamic Range (HDR) that features WQHD resolution, 500 nits luminance and 100% Color Gamut with thin and durable anti-reflection coating. Or go with the dramatic Dolby Vision™ (high-dynamic-range) HDR technology option, which features WQHD 500 nits and 100% color gamut. As the first PC to include Dolby Vision, our new X1 laptops deliver increased brightness, expanded contrast, amazingly accurate colors, and refined detail. Either way, you get a super-bright display in a narrow-bezel design that's just 15.95 mm thin. And the best part? Minimal impact on battery life!

Go from 0 to 80 in 60

The X1 Carbon delivers up to 15 hours of battery life. And if you’re running low, the RapidCharge technology provides 80% capacity in just an hour. So a 60-minute lunch break or a layover can easily boost your battery up to 12 hours. What more could a road warrior ask for? And when you’re actually working at your desk, the new docking system fits seamlessly with side mechanical docking that snaps into place. The easy alignment also delivers outstanding stability while docked, and it’s shared across multiple ThinkPad products.

Wise men speak when they have something to say

With Cortana Premium, you can speak commands to your X1 Carbon from 4 meters / 13 feet. The integrated 360-degree far field microphones ensure your voice carries the weight it’s due. Wake your device with a simple phrase. Quickly and easily find files and calendar events. Even put your system into Modern Standby mode, which improves battery performance. So go ahead and speak your mind and boost your productivity at the same time.

Prepare to be thunderstruck

The X1 Carbon includes Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3—the technology that brings lightning-fast Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps. Connect a cable from your USB-C port to a Thunderbolt 3-enabled device, and get four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other port type, while also supplying power. "So you get Thunderbolt 3, USB-C and DisplayPort - all rolled into one." please use the same wording for the X1 Yoga Gen3

Built to go on and on. And on.

Like all ThinkPads, the X1 Carbon is tested against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks to ensure they run in extreme conditions. From the arctic wilderness to desert dust storms, from zero-gravity to spills and drops, you can trust this laptop to handle whatever life throws your way. Plus, with four layers of carbon-fiber reinforced chassis and a magnesium alloy roll-cage for added strength, you know that reliability is our middle name.

Flick your finger for privacy

Forgo any concerns about being watched or inadvertently turning on the webcam with the new ThinkShutter. This built-in sliding cover ensures front-facing camera privacy and security when you opt for the HD camera. It's easy to use and delivers strong protection.

Oh snap!

The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon integrates with the ThinkPad Pro Dock, a whole new docking system that’s shared across most of the 2018 ThinkPad models. The new USB-C side mechanical dock easily connects with two male Type-C ports that snap into and automatically level your device. Once docked, your ThinkPad stays securely in place and sits at a slightly tilted angle for comfort.

Good thing it's drool-proof

Quickly log in with ease—just the touch of your finger or the view of your face if you opt for the IR camera and use Windows Hello. What’s more, the fingerprint reader thwarts biometric hacking with anti-spoofing technology—that means the fingerprint image is saved inside the chip, and as such, it’s not sent out for login authentication when you sign in. Your data is protected too, with the discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM), which encrypts your information. And if that’s not enough to make IT administrators love the new X1 Carbon, then the FIDO authentication capabilities that ThinkPad is enabled with is sure to have them drooling.

Fast Identity Online—or FIDO—enables hardened authentication that wraps your access info in three layers of security. FIDO authentication pertains to your online credentials, when you sign in to websites like Facebook or Google, or make payments via PayPal, Visa, etc. This global solution creates better security for online services, reduces costs for organizations, and is simpler and safer for users.

Full specifications:


  • Colour of product Black
  • Product type Notebook
  • Form factor Clamshell


  • Display diagonal 35.6 cm (14")
  • Display resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Touchscreen N
  • 3D N
  • Panel type IPS
  • HD type Full HD
  • Aspect ratio 16:9
  • LED backlight Y
  • Display surface Matt


  • Processor frequency 1.80 GHz
  • Processor family 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
  • Processor model i7-8550U
  • Processor boost frequency 4.00 GHz
  • Processor cores 4
  • Processor threads 8
  • System bus rate 4 GT/s
  • Processor cache 8 MB
  • Processor socket BGA 1356
  • Processor lithography 14 nm
  • Processor operating modes 64-bit
  • Processor codename Kaby Lake R
  • Bus type OPI
  • Stepping Y0
  • Thermal Design Power (TDP) 15 W
  • Configurable TDP-down frequency 800 MHz
  • Tjunction 100 °C
  • Maximum number of PCI Express lanes 12
  • PCI Express slots version 3.0
  • PCI Express configurations 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
  • ECC supported by processor N


  • Internal memory 8 GB
  • Internal memory type LPDDR3-SDRAM
  • Memory clock speed 2133 MHz
  • Memory form factor On-board
  • Maximum internal memory 8 GB
  • Maximum internal memory (64-bit) 8 GB


  • Total storage capacity 256 GB
  • Storage media SSD
  • Number of SSDs installed 1
  • Solid-state drive capacity 256 GB
  • SSD form factor M.2
  • Card reader integrated Y
  • Compatible memory cards MicroSD (TransFlash)


  • On-board graphics adapter Y
  • Discrete graphics adapter N
  • On-board graphics adapter family Intel® UHD Graphics
  • On-board graphics adapter model Intel® UHD Graphics 620
  • On-board graphics adapter base frequency 300 MHz
  • On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) 1150 MHz
  • Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory 32 GB
  • On-board graphics adapter DirectX version 12.0
  • On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version 4.4
  • On-board graphics adapter ID 0x5917
  • Discrete graphics adapter model Not available


  • Audio system Dolby Audio Premium
  • Number of built-in speakers 2
  • Speaker power 1 W
  • Built-in subwoofer N
  • Built-in microphone Y


  • Front camera Y
  • Front camera signal format 720p
  • Front camera HD type HD
  • Auto focus N

Optical drive

  • Optical drive type N
  • LightScribe N


  • Bluetooth Y
  • 3G Y
  • 4G Y
  • Wi-Fi Y
  • Top Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
  • Wi-Fi standards Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
  • Bluetooth version 4.1
  • WWAN Y
  • SIM card support N

Ports & interfaces

  • USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity 2
  • USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity 2
  • USB Sleep-and-Charge Y
  • USB Sleep-and-Charge ports 1
  • HDMI ports quantity 1
  • HDMI version 1.4b
  • Combo headphone/mic port Y
  • Docking connector Y


  • Pointing device ThinkPad UltraNav
  • Numeric keypad N
  • Keyboard backlit Y
  • Spill resistant keyboard Y
  • Windows keys Y

Operating system/software

  • Operating system installed Windows 10 Pro
  • Operating system architecture 64-bit
  • Operating system language English

Processor special features

  • Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT) Y
  • Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT) Y
  • Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) Y
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology Y
  • Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD) Y
  • Intel Clear Video Technology Y
  • Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Y
  • Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology Y
  • Intel Flex Memory Access Y
  • Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) Y
  • Intel Trusted Execution Technology N
  • Intel Enhanced Halt State Y
  • Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) Y
  • Intel TSX-NI Y
  • Intel® OS Guard Y
  • Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX) Y
  • Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID) Y
  • Intel 64 Y
  • Execute Disable Bit Y
  • Idle States Y
  • Thermal Monitoring Technologies Y
  • Processor package size 42 x 24 mm
  • Supported instruction sets AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
  • CPU configuration (max) 1
  • Embedded options available N
  • Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Y
  • Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Y
  • Processor ARK ID 122589
  • Conflict Free processor Y


  • Battery technology Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Battery capacity (Watt hours) 57 Wh
  • Battery life (max) 19.3 h
  • Quick charge Y


  • AC adapter power 65 W


  • Cable lock slot Y
  • Fingerprint reader Y
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Y
  • Password protection Y
  • Password protection type HDD,Power on,Supervisor


  • EPEAT compliance Gold
  • Energy Star certified Y
  • RoHS compliance Y
  • Certification MIL-STD-810G

Weight & dimensions

  • Weight 1.13 kg
  • Width 323.5 mm
  • Depth 217.1 mm
  • Height 15.9 mm

Packaging content

  • AC adapter included Y
  • Manual Y
  • Warranty card Y