Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 9) review: Flirting with perfection

Changes to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon’s display and design combine with huge endurance gains to make the best business laptop ever.

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon earned our rare 5-star rating in 2018 when we dubbed it the best business laptop. It has held that title ever since, but the gap has narrowed with rivals from Dell and HP adopting modern features and design cues from top consumer models. Sensing the pressure, Lenovo took some risks with the ninth version of its flagship ultra-portable business laptop — and they paid off.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 Laptop Review: Big 16:10 upgrade with Intel Tiger Lake
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 Laptop Review: Big 16:10 upgrade with Intel Tiger Lake

WQUXGA-ThinkPad. 16:10, two fans, a bigger battery and a 4K UHD+ screen - Lenovo has made a lot of changes to Read more

ThinkPad X1 Yoga G6 Review: Lenovo’s best Business Convertible
ThinkPad X1 Yoga G6 Review: Lenovo's best Business Convertible

Matte 16:10 Touchscreen. The new ThinkPad X1 Yoga G6 gets a major update and wants to convince customers with a new Read more

VAIO Z (2021) Review
VAIO Z (2021) Review

The use of carbon fiber instead of aluminum, magnesium, or plastic is a rare but not unprecedented thing for ultraportable Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Review
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Review

IT buyers who think the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the pinnacle of thin-and-light business laptops will have to think Read more

ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs. ThinkPad T490
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 gets Comet Lake power

Lenovo has a few classes of ThinkPad laptops, each aimed at different types of people. The X1 Carbon is an Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 (2020) Review
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 (2020) Review

There are lots of good laptops, but it's rare to find one repeatedly described as the best laptop you can Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs ThinkPad X1 Yoga: Which business laptop is best?
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs ThinkPad X1 Yoga: Which business laptop is best?

The best business laptops square off If you want the best portable business laptop, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga should top Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020: The 4K display suffers from PWM flickering
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020: The 4K display suffers from PWM flickering

The optional 4K display for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2020 improves the picture quality, but it has massive problems with Read more

Inside Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 8th Gen – disassembly and upgrade options

One of the best definitions for “ultrabook”. However, it lacks some necessities, like an SD card reader, or upgradable memory. Read more

HP Envy x360 13 (2020) review
HP Envy x360 13 (2020) review

Stylish, speedy and aggressively priced, the Envy x360 13 is the best sub-$1,000 on the market There is no shortage Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs MacBook Pro: Which laptop is best?
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs MacBook Pro: Which laptop is best?

Which premium laptop should you buy? If there is a laptop worthy of converting the most diehard macOS fans, it's Read more

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs. Dell XPS 13: Which flagship wins?
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs. Dell XPS 13: Which flagship wins?

It's a battle of titans in this face-off between the XPS 13 and ThinkPad X1 Carbon The Mayweather vs Pacquiao Read more