Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon G9

Power & portability in a premium package

The 14″ ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 laptop rolls out a host of new features that add convenience, improve technology, and enrich your experience—all while retaining an ultrathin and ultralight chassis. You’ll discover an impressive 16:10 display, a wider TouchPad, a larger battery for more time unplugged, and rear ventilation to improve efficiency. Plus, with the Intel® Evo™ platform, you get a super-responsive device that’s ready whenever you need it.

 Features

Responsiveness reimagined

With the Intel® Evo™ platform, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 laptop delivers a powerhouse combination of performance, responsiveness, battery life, and stunning visuals. With up to 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 vPro® processors, you can count on an exceptional experience, anywhere.

 

Right side view of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 laptop open about 20 degrees.

Cool under pressure

The new one-bar hinge, dual fan, and rear venting for an improved Intelligent Thermal Solution mean you can put in long hours on the job, and the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 laptop will stay as cool as you are.

Rear side of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 laptop open about 75 degrees, showing top cover in Carbon-Fiber Weave finish.
Shown with a top cover in an optional Carbon-Fibre Weave finish

Security integrated seamlessly

With an updated suite of built-in ThinkShield security solutions, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 laptop safeguards your device and your data. Biometrics provide an extra-secure fingerprint reader that’s integrated with the power button—so you can log in and boot up instantaneously. Human-presence detection automatically locks your device when you move away, and in combination with the optional IR camera, it enables zero-touch login even from sleep. Plus, choose the PrivacyGuard display panel to ensure wandering eyes can’t see what’s on your screen.

Front view of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 laptop open 90 degrees and angled slightly to show left-side ports.

Vibrant visuals easy on the eyes

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 laptop features a refined 16:10 display with narrow bezels and a rich, high-resolution screen. Choose the UHD+ panel with Dolby Vision™ to improve your viewing experience. Powerful Intel® Iris™ Xe graphics render amazing picture clarity and colour accuracy—whether you’re video-conferencing, browsing, or watching media. Plus, not only is this low-power panel energy efficient, but it’s also TÜV Rheinland-certified for reduced blue-light emissions to promote eye-care health.

Detail of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 UHD display showing Dolby Vision on the right half of the screen and standard on the left.

Enhanced remote collaboration

The Dolby Atmos® Speaker System on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 laptop includes two upward-firing speakers and two downward-firing woofers—this creates an immersive sound experience you’ll enjoy for work and for play. Dolby Voice® and four 360-degree far-field mics combined with a high-definition camera for visual clarity improve remote collaboration and ensure you’re heard loud and clear during calls.

Front view of a video-conference on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 laptop open 90 degrees and angled slightly to show right-side ports.

Future-proof

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 laptop offers a true smartphone-like experience in an always-connected PC. Speedy WiFi 6 lets you jump on crowded public platforms fast while avoiding lag-time and buffering. And with the optional 4G WWAN*, you can enjoy faster, more secure access to your network and uninterrupted video streaming. Stay connected to what matters most, no matter where you are.

* Optional WWAN availability varies by region and must be configured at time of purchase; it requires a network service provider.

 

Black Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 laptop open 180 degrees showing keyboard and screen with right -side ports.

Renowned reliability

Like all ThinkPads, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 laptop undergoes some of the most stringent product testing in the industry, so you get the perfect blend of value and durability when you purchase one.

Overhead shot of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 laptop open 180 degrees, showing display, keyboard, and TrackPad and product logos.

Tech Specs

Processor Intel® Evo™ platform featuring 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 / i7 Processor:

  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 (4C / 8T, 2.4 / 4.2GHz, 8MB)
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1145G7 (4C / 8T, 2.6 / 4.4GHz, 8MB)
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7 (4C / 8T, 2.8 / 4.7GHz, 12MB)
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7 (4C / 8T, 3.0 / 4.8GHz, 12MB)
Operating System Up to Windows 10 Pro 64
Display
  • 14.0″ FHD+ (1920×1200) Low Power IPS 400 nits Anti-glare 100% sRGB
  • 14.0″ FHD+ (1920×1200) Low Power IPS 400 nits Anti-glare 100% sRGB, Touch
  • 14.0″ FHD+ (1920×1200) Low Power IPS 500 nits Anti-glare 100% sRGB, Privacy guard
  • 14.0″ UHD+ (3840×2400) IPS 500 nits Glossy 100% DCI-P3
Integrated graphics Intel Iris® Xe Graphics
Discrete graphics option N/A
Memory Up to 32GB Soldered LPDDR4x-4266
Webcam
  • 720p with Privacy Shutter
  • 720p + IR with Privacy Shutter
Storage Up to 1TB M.2 2280 SSD
Storage type
  • M.2 2280 SSD PCIe NVMe OPAL2, PCIe 3.0 x4
  • M.2 2280 SSD PCIe NVMe OPAL2, PCIe 4.0 Performance1
Optical drive None
Dimensions (W x D x H) 315 x 221.6 x 14.9 mm
Weight Starting at 1.133 kg
Case material Carbon Fibre (Top), Magnesium-alloy (Bottom)
Case colour
  • Black, paint
  • Black, weave2
Battery
  • 4-cell (57Wh), integrated
  • Supports Rapid Charge (up to 80% in 1 hour with 65W AC adaptor)
Battery life3
  • MobileMark® 2014: up to 21.3 hours
  • MobileMark® 2018: up to 16.7 hours
  • JEITA 2.0: up to 26.0 hours
AC adaptor 65W USB-C
Keyboard Backlit, with Unified Communications controls
Ultranav™ TrackPoint® pointing device and glass surface multi-touch touchpad
Security chip Discrete TPM 2.0, TCG certified
Fingerprint reader Touch style fingerprint reader on power button, match-on-chip
System management Intel vPro Technology, DASH (vPro models)
Security
  • Kengsington® Nano Security Slot
  • Power-on, Administrator, Hard disk password
  • Self-healing BIOS
  • Camera privacy shutter
  • Optional IR camera for Windows Hello
  • Optional Human Presence Detection
Audio
  • Stereo speakers, 2 x 2W + 2 x 0.8W , Dolby® Atmos®
  • Four array mic
Ethernet 100/1000M via optional Lenovo USB-C to Ethernet Adaptor
Wireless LAN Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201, 11ax, 2×2 + Bluetooth® 5.1
Wireless WAN
  • No WWAN support
  • WWAN upgradable
  • Integrated Mobile Broadband 4G LTE, Quectel EM120R-GL, with embedded eSIM functionality
NFC None
Ports4
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Always On)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4 / USB4™ 40Gbps (support data transfer, Power Delivery 3.0 and DisplayPort™ 1.4a)
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x headphone / mic

Specifications and availability may differ from that promoted or available from Lenovo resellers from time to time.

  • 1 SSD with PCI 4.0 performance is downgraded closer to PCIe 3.0×4 performance due to the system slot limitation
  • 2 Black Weave option available only on UHD+ model
  • 3 All battery life claims are approximate maximum and based on results using the MobileMark 2014, MobileMark 2018, and/or JEITA 2.0 battery-life benchmark tests. Actual battery life will vary and depends on many factors such as product configuration and usage, software use, wireless functionality, power management settings, and screen brightness. The maximum capacity of the battery will decrease with time and use.
  • 4 Depending on many factors, such as the processing speed of the host device, file attributes and other factors related to system configuration and your operating environment, actual data transfer speed may be lower than theoretical speed.

Ports/Slots

  • 1. Thunderbolt™ 4 (Power in)
  • 2. Thunderbolt 4
  • 3. USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • 4. HDMI
  • 5. Headphone / mic
  • 6. Nano SIM slot (WWAN model)
  • 7. USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • 8. Kensington security slot