Quickly log in with ease with Windows Hello using just the touch of your finger or the view of your face if you opt for the IR camera. What’s more, the fingerprint reader thwarts biometric hacking with anti-spoofing technology— the fingerprint image is saved inside the chip, so it’s not sent out for login authentication when you sign in. Your data is protected too, with the discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM), that encrypts your information. And if that’s not enough to make IT administrators love the new X1 Carbon, then the ThinkPad’s FIDO authentication capability is sure to have them drooling.
—or FIDO—enables hardened authentication that wraps your access info in three layers of security. FIDO authentication to protect your online credentials when you sign in to websites like Facebook or Google, or make payments via PayPal. This global solution creates better security for online services, reduces costs for organizations, and is simpler and safer for users.
The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon integrates with the ThinkPad Pro Dock (sold separately), a whole new docking system that’s shared across most of the 2018 ThinkPad models. The new USB-C side mechanical dock easily connects with two male Type-C ports that snap into and automatically level your device. Once docked, your ThinkPad stays securely in place and sits at a slightly tilted angle for comfort.
Minimize concerns about being watched or inadvertently turning on the webcam with the new ThinkShutter. This built-in sliding cover ensures front-facing camera privacy and security when you opt for the HD camera. It's easy to use and delivers strong protection.
The ThinkShutter is not available on configurations with the 720p and IR camera.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon includes Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3—the technology that brings lightning-fast data transfer, up to 40Gbs to USB-C. You can also connect a cable from your USB-C port to a Thunderbolt 3-enabled device, and get four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other port type, while also supplying power. So you get Thunderbolt, USB 3.1** data transfer, and DisplayPort all rolled into one.
Like all ThinkPads, the X1 Carbon is tested against 12 military-grade requirements and more than 200 quality checks to ensure they run in extreme conditions. With a chassis constructed of four layers of reinforced carbon fiber and a magnesium alloy roll-cage for added strength, you’ll trust this laptop to handle whatever life throws your way.
With Amazon Alexa on the new X1 Carbon you can play music, get news, control your smart home, or shop, just using your voice. Alexa is always getting smarter, delivering new capabilities to your device automatically. Using Alexa on the new X1 Carbon is simple and hands-free – just ask, and Alexa will respond instantly.
With Cortana Premium, you can speak commands to your ThinkPad X1 Carbon from 4 meters / 13 feet. The integrated 360-degree far field microphones ensure your voice is heard across the room. Wake your device with a simple phrase. Quickly and easily find files and calendar events. Even put your system into Modern Standby mode, which improves battery performance. So go ahead and speak your mind and boost your productivity at the same time.
The new design of the X1 Carbon will surely dazzle. The dark black, soft-touch cover and the sleek silver option both include color-coded hinges, and the 14” display options are bigger and more stunning than ever.
Choose the low-weight touch option with the FHD display. Or go with the dramatic Dolby® Vision™ high-dynamic-range [HDR] technology. As the first PC to include Dolby Vision, our new ThinkPad X1 laptops deliver increased brightness, expanded contrast, amazingly accurate colors, and refined detail. Either way, you get a super-bright display in a narrow-bezel design that's just 15.95 mm thin. And the best part? Minimal impact on battery life!
Speakers on the X1 Carbon deliver high-quality sound with Dolby Audio™ Premium, which energizes your entertainment with rich, powerful sound. It dynamically adjusts audio to deliver home theater quality in a virtual surround sound experience for all your entertainment. Boosted bass and enhanced volume turn it all up for sound that's loud and clear enough to share. And for times you need to plug in your headphones, enter a whole new world of sound with Dolby Atmos®, for an immersive experience that puts you inside the action.