Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11 review – it’s ultra-light and the battery life is outstanding

Lenovo offers so many business and office devices that sometimes the regular user can be confused about when choosing a new laptop. Still, there is nothing wrong with a wide variety of machines in different categories and price classes. Today we will show a notebook that wealthy users should like – the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11.

The main focus here is the weight which is a bit over a kilo. In addition to that, considering how light this device is, there aren’t any visible cut-downs in terms of features. There are seven CPU variants and some of them are 28W Raptor Lake chips but we decided to buy a laptop with a 15W U-series CPU since it costs less and it’s more battery-friendly.

As expected, the security is on point. We can spot a Web camera with a privacy shutter, dTPM 2.0 module, fingerprint reader, FIDO authentication, and a Kensington Nano Security slot as part of the default options. You can turn this device into an almost unbreakable fortress if you get the optional extras that include a vPro processor, MIPI IR camera with Computer Vision, and a Privacy Guard-based display with Privacy Alert in case someone wants to have a sneak peek at your personal info on the screen.

Speaking of which, the laptop comes with five panel variants – three 1200p models (two of them are touchscreens), one 2.2K, and the top-dog is a 2.8K OLED unit. Not bad. By the way, our machine is Intel Evo-certified which is another optional feature. Still, at least on paper, this should lead to a good battery life, especially with the base 1920×1200 panel.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-11th-gen-2023/


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (11th Gen, 2023) - Specs

  • CSOT MNE007JA1-1
  • Color accuracy  2.0  1.0
  • up to 4000GB SSD
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11 Home
  • Battery
  • 57Wh, 4-cell, 57Wh, 4-cell
  • Body material
  • Aluminum, Carbon
  • Dimensions
  • 315.6 x 222.5 x 14.96 - 15.36 mm (12.43" x 8.76" x 0.59")
  • Weight
  • 1.12 kg (2.5 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 2x USB Type-C
  • 4.0, Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.0b
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD / FHD / IR with privacy shutter, MIPI, fixed focus, Computer Vision
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Quad Array Microphone, 360° far-field, Dolby Voice
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W woofers + 2x 0.8W tweeters Stereo Speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • Kensington Nano Lock

All Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (11th Gen, 2023) configurations



All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x1-carbon-11th-gen-type-21hm-21hn/downloads

What’s in the box?

The package contains some manuals and a 65W USB Type-C power adapter. The not-so-powerful laptops are bundled with a 45W charger.

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