Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Review

The Lenovo X1 Carbon

The Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 has been the most successful and well designed notebook that we have ever seen.

Lenovo has built a corporate workhorse built for speed and travel. Due to the attractive additional features it is widely usable across a broad range of industries. Currently on Display and for trial at our Business Centre Melbourne.

The basics of the unit cover most bases for a high-end corporate user.

Our most popular model is the 20A7006KAU. It has been the most popular model as its features all the aspects the X1 has become most known

Key features

The X1 features a beautiful resolution screen 14″ (2560 x 1440) equal with the MacBook retina display. It’s bright, touch responsive and durable. Unlike the MacBook the Carbon has a touch feature built in. We were first very skeptical of touch screen’s but the panel on the X1 is the most responsive we’ve seen. It adds a new level of interaction and fidelity. There isn’t much of a cost difference between the Touch and non-touch model. 14″ is a sweet spot for many traveling users. Lightweight but still a large enough screen for long work sessions.

Low voltage Haswell processors (i5 or i7) across all models of the X1 Carbon mean that battery life has been independently tested at 8 hours under full load (Source: Engadget) without compromising performance and keeping heat to a minimum.

Carbon fiber chassis and ultra thin design mean it weighs only 1.28kg and has a military tested durability to overcome the rough and tumble of constant traveling.

Connectivity is fantastic on the unit with the inclusion of 4G. Dongles are no longer required for roaming.

All of our models come with a 3 year warranty as standard.


  • Durable
  • Thin and light for a 14-inch Ultrabook
  • Bright, high-res screen
  • Adaptive keyboard panel can be useful – you actually get the function keys back rather then sharing with the numerics.
  • 4G


  • No SD slot
  • Few ports, however this is due to thinness of unit
  • Backspace key is shrunken and in a different place
  • No inexpensive option – home users may not be able to fully utilize all features

(Source: Engadget)

Notebooks R Us has found this unit to be the best option for business users who are required to travel and cannot afford reliability issues and can fully utilize all the features.

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Other Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 products

20A7A04PAU – i7-4600U, Touch, 512GB SSD, 8GB, 14″WQHD, 4G LTE

20A7006KAU – i7-4600U, Touch, 256GB SSD, 8GB, 14″WQHD, 4G LTE

20A7A036AU– i7-4600U, NON Touch, 256GB SSD, 8GB, 14″WQHD, 4G LTE

20A7A04QAU – i7-4600U, NON Touch, 180GB SSD, 8GB, 14″WQHD, 4G LTE

20A7006JAU– i5-4300U, Touch, 180GB SSD, 8GB, 14″WQHD, 4G LTE

4X10E52937 – Onelink Pro Dock – Display port + DVI

4X10A06079 – Onelink Basic dock – HDMI