The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon series has been known for its top-of-the-line specs, and its industrial design that stays elegant, yet durable. The 8th generation of the X1 Carbon has finally been made available in Malaysia, and pre-orders for the laptop have already started.
“For many years, our X1 Carbon series has represented the apex of Lenovo’s innovation and design thinking. We’ve designed it with our customers in mind, imbuing it with best-in-class security, durability, and productivity features to meet the high demands of modern professionals. The 8th Gen of the X1 Carbon is no different. It’s another proud milestone for our iconic machine and we’re very excited to offer our Malaysian customers early access to purchase the flagship device on our E-commerce platform.” Reno Chow, eCommerce Head, Lenovo Singapore and Malaysia.
Specifications – Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
|Processor||Up to 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 with up to 6 cores|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro|
|Display||14″ 4K (3840 x 2160) IPS with Dolby Vision™ HDR400, 500 nits, 10 bit14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS PrivacyGuard, 500 nits14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, low power, 400 nits14″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, 300 nits14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Touch, 300 nits|
|Memory||Up to 16GB LPDDR3|
|Battery||Up to 18 hours* 51Wh, includes Rapid Charge*Based on MobileMark 2014, an industry standard PC performance benchmark. Actual results will vary depending on your system’s usage and settings, including power management and screen brightness.|
|Storage||Up to 2TB PCIe SSD|
|Graphics||Integrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620|
|Security||Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities|
Match-on-chip fingerprint reader
dTPM 2.0 chip
ThinkShutter camera cover
Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyGuard
Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyAlert*Kensington lock slot*
PrivacyAlert requires the IR camera
|Audio||Dolby Atmos® Speaker System4 x 360-degree far-field microphones|
|Camera||HD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy coverOptional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) & HD with ThinkShutter|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||323mm x 218mm x 14.9mm / 12.71″ x 8.54″ x 0.59″|
|Weight||Starting at 1.09kg / 2.40lb|
|Color||BlackBlack with Carbon-Fiber Weave on top cover**Available only on the 4k HDR400 display.|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 AXBluetooth® 5.0Optional WWAN: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband 4G LTE-AOptional NFC|
|Ports||2 x USB-C Thunderbolt™ 32 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1)HDMI 1.4Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical dockingHeadphone / mic comboMicroSD card reader|
|Keyboard||Spill resistantBacklit with white LED lightingNew FN row F9-F11|
|AC Adapter||Up to 65W (supports Rapid Charge)|
Lenovo’s new ThinkPad X1 Carbon is equiiped with Intel’s latest 10th generation “Comet Lake” processors. The base model comes with the Intel i5-10210U chip, with optional upgrades available including additions to the X1 Carbon line, brand-new 10th-Gen Intel i5 and i7 processors reinforced with vPro to provide enhanced security.
Powering the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 is a 51W 4-cell Li-Polymer battery which Lenovo claims can give the laptop up to 18 hours of battery life. With the the company’s proprietary Rapid Charge feature, an hour’s charge can get the laptop juiced back up to 80% to keep you going.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 is also packed with always-on responsiveness with sleep-to-wake times in under a second. Apart from that, it also has Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.
The laptop also sports a redesigned keyboard layout that offers users quick access to answer and end video calls, or mute and unmute the mic at the touch of a button. There’s also a 360-degree microphone for noise-cancelling on calls, and distance sensing recording. With the microphone, users can also wake the system via voice activation.
Unrivaled Privacy & Protection
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 retains Lenovo’s ThinkShield security solutions to offer the highest standards in protection of business data and privacy. The device’s unrivaled protection starts first with its proprietary PrivacyGuard display, an innovative electronic privacy filter that decreases the screen’s angle of vision. For devices with the optional IR camera, PrivacyGuard works hand-in-hand with PrivacyAlert, an integrated software that monitors and identifies prying eyes users never have to worry about nosy onlookers again.
ThinkShutter, a physical shutter covering the device’s camera offers enhanced webcam privacy, ensuring users have the peace-of-mind to know they’re only transmitting video when they choose to.
Additional features such as the discreet Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) chip offers next-level encryption to protect precious data, and the industry-leading match-on-chip fingerprint reader provides safe and easy access to the X1 Carbon Gen 8.
Thin, Light, and Durable
Best-known for its use of light and durable metal alloys, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 retains its carbon fiber chassis to offer extensive mobility. This massively packed machine weighs just under 2.2.4lbs/1.09kgs and measures 0.6 inches thick, even with its full stack of ports and its huge battery capacity.
As light as it may be, the device is by no means fragile. The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon is certified with the MIL-STD spec rating, meaning it has been tested with 12 military-grade requirements and over 200 quality checks ensuring its suitability for even the most extreme conditions.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 is also a multimedia powerhouse. It comes fitted with the highly coveted Dolby Atmos® Speaker System, offering rich audio immersion with custom-built and tuned Dolby speakers.
The device also offers a number of 14” display options, starting from the baseline FHD IPS 400nits options, and followed by the FHD IPS LP Touch 400nits display, upgraded from 300nits in the previous X1 Carbon model. Another improved option is the FHD IPS ePrivacy 500nits display, now with touchscreen capabilities and upgraded from 400nits in the previous Gen 7 model. These displays all come with Dolby Vision and HDR400 certification, ensuring best-in-class imaging to match its immersive audio experience.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8 will be priced starting from RM7,299, with further customisation available on its online webstore. Pre-orders will begin today, amd Citibank customers who purchase the laptop can get it ona 12-month instalment plan. Those who pre-order will also get 75% off the X1 Noise Cancellation headphones, as well as the 3-Year Premier support plan.