Throughout the PC field, there are very few business notebooks that keep up with the times and are innovative, and the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon can be said to be one of the outstanding representatives. Since the launch of the first generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon in 2012, ThinkPad X1 Carbon has become a synonym for high-end business notebooks in the minds of many users, and has been given the reputation of being safe, stable, and efficient by many business people. This year is even more significant for ThinkPad X1 Carbon because it is its tenth generation. So today, we will see what surprises the tenth generation of ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 2022 brings to users.


When talking about the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, we have to talk about its outstanding exterior design. It features an aircraft-grade carbon fiber body that brings a premium feel while keeping the weight and strength of the notebook just right.

The one we got is a textured black color scheme. Compared with the immersion black color scheme, its black color is lighter, and the carbon fiber weaving design on the fuselage can be seen more clearly, and it is also more textured and advanced. Its weight is 1.12kg, which is basically the same as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 (1.13kg), but this weight is still very light in a 14-inch notebook.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10

The notebook can be opened with one hand, and the resistance when opening and closing is very uniform, which shows that the workmanship of the hinge is very good. The screen supports 180-degree opening and closing. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon’s screen adopts a four-sided narrow frame design, 16:10, 2240*1400 resolution, and supports HDR400 and Dolby Vision.

We used the SpyderX Elite to test this screen, its color gamut is 100% sRGB, and the color standard is 1.32, which is a product with excellent screen quality. This screen is also equipped with TÜV Rheinland-certified hardware-level anti-blue light technology, and has passed the Eyesafe eye protection certification, which reduces harmful blue light and makes the screen look more natural.

At the top of the screen, there is an IR camera and ThinkShutter physical switch, which can improve the user experience while protecting the user’s privacy. The FHD camera and 4 microphones of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 can make the video conference picture clearer and improve communication efficiency. In today’s uncertain environment, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon’s excellent conferencing capabilities are undoubtedly a powerful tool for business people to stay productive.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon’s camera image quality and sound pickup capabilities are excellent as seen in the actual meeting test. Its picture quality performance is very clear and not inferior to that of a cell phone camera. It also provides a certain amount of fill light processing according to the environment, making the participants’ faces clearer.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon’s keyboard still uses the iconic TrackPoint with the classic three-key design. The keyboard travel is deep and the experience is very comfortable. At the same time, the keyboard is also designed with a splash-proof design to avoid damage to the fuselage caused by coffee or water cup dumping. It is also a pneumatic keyboard, and the air is fed from the palm rest to assist heat dissipation, so that the heat dissipation performance of the whole machine is better. The upper right corner of the keyboard is designed with a fingerprint recognition module, which can quickly start work when it is inconvenient to unlock the face.

X1 Carbon ports

It is equipped with 2 Thunderbolt 4 multi-functional ports for external graphics docking to enhance the graphics performance of the whole machine, as well as multiple 4K monitors to enhance work efficiency. Two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 high-speed data ports are compatible with mainstream devices, eliminating the hassle of transferring them, such as hard drives/USB drives, etc. HDMI 2.0b video port allows direct connection to a monitor or projector with one cable.

Hardware Performance

In the Intel mobile twelfth generation Core processor family, in addition to the traditional H45 series and U15 series, there is also a new design P28 series. From the official introduction, this is the processor designed for high-performance thin and light notebooks. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2022 is equipped with this series of processors. Our notebook is equipped with the i7-1260P, which uses the 10mn process (Intel 7), with a TDP of 28W and a 12-core (4P+8E) 16-thread design. Looking through the R23 test, its multi-core score is 9289pts, and its single-core score is 1527pts.

Although it only comes with Xe integrated graphics, it still has a good performance. Through the 3DMark Time Spy score, its graphics card scores 1618 points. It can handle simple video editing and image processing without any pressure.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 2022 comes with a Samsung PM981A SSD, a 512GB PCIe 4.0 SSD with a read rate of 6856.5MB/s and a write speed of 4316.2MB/s as measured by CrystalDiskMark.

This notebook is equipped with LPDDR5 5200MHz from Samsung, which in AIDA64 testing has a read rate of 69372MB/s and a write rate of 62,265MB/s. Both write and read speeds are significantly higher compared to DDR4.

X1 Carbon fan

Battery life

In terms of battery life, the laptop was taken to outdoor use from a 100% battery state, during which no charger was plugged in. The screen brightness was 70%, the LTE status was on, and the power saving mode was not turned on. After 4 hours of browsing the web and writing articles in word, the laptop had 20% battery left.

Overall, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 battery is fully capable of meeting the needs of the ordinary user. If you need to use it for a longer time, you can always turn on the power saving mode, and when there is no network demand, you can turn off LTE will get longer battery life.

From the actual experience, ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 2022 continues the classic design of previous generations and has been improved in terms of performance, design, and intelligence, which can fully meet the needs of business people. As a decade-old classic, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2022 did not disappoint fans.

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