Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015 Video & Details

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015 delivers a return to key parts of the X1 Carbon heritage and includes new 5th Gen Intel Core processors that promise better performance and battery life.

At CES 2015 Lenovo unveiled the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015 update, which delivers small but important changes to the business ultrabook. At 2.9 pounds, the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015 is a quite light and Lenovo claims this is the lightest 14-inch performance notebook in the world.

The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015.

The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015.

The four major changes to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015 are as follows;

  • New Intel 5th Gen Processors – Better performance and better battery life.
  • PCIe storage – faster than a traditional SSD
  • Traditional function row on keyboard instead of the Adaptive keyboard unveiled last year.
  • Three button mouse now available above the Touchpad.

Watch the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015 hands on video below to learn more about the new X1 Carbon and what it can do.

Users can still fold this flat to share a presentation, and the X1 Carbon 2015 also supports voice and gesture controls. The X1 Carbon features a 14-inch display that is brighter than the previous model. Users can configure the notebook with a Full HD, WQHD+ or WQHD+ Touch screen.

Lenovo still makes the X1 Carbon out of a Carbon Fiber and magnesium material that delivers strong build quality without a heavy package.

Lenovo delivers the physical key function row and three button mouse.

Lenovo delivers the physical key function row and three button mouse.

Users can shooce from many processor options, 256GB and 512GB PCIe SSD storage, 4G & LTE support and can use the OneLink Dock connector to hook up in the office. The battery supports Rapid Charge to charge 80% in one hour.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015 release is in January and the starting price is $1,249.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2015 Specs

ThinkPad X1 Carbon


14” FHD TN 1920×1080 (300nit); 14” WQHD+ 2560×1440 (300nit); 14” WQHD+ 2560×1440 Touch Screen (270nit)


Intel 5th Generation Core Processor






SSD 128/180/256/360 Opal-capable; SSD 256/512GB PCIe 4ch




Dolby Advanced Audio V4


720p HD Camera


Intel® Centrino® 7260 (Wilkins Peak 2 AC) 2×2 AC+ BT 4.0; Intel® Centrino® 7260 (Wilkins Peak 2) 2×2 AGN + BT 4.0; ThinkPad Wireless 2×2 BGN+BT 4.0


Single non-removable (50 Whr.)


USB 3.0 x 2, Always on USB 2.0, VGA, Mini-DP, Kensington Lock, RJ45, Audio Combo


Standard and Backlit


2.9 lbs.


331 mm (L) x 226 mm (W) x 17.72 mm (H) non-touch / 18.46 mm (H) touch

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