Lenovo is expanding its ThinkPad range with the latest Intel Core Ultra processors, unveiling the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 12th Generation and the ThinkPad X1 2-in-1 9th Generation. Let’s dive into the details to understand the similarities and differences between these two innovative notebooks.


The X1 Carbon is lighter and thinner, weighing in at just 2.42 pounds with a thickness of 14.96 mm. In contrast, the X1 2-in-1 starts at 2.92 pounds and is slightly thicker at 15.49mm.

Performance:

Both laptops are powered by powerful Intel Core Ultra processors, but notable differences emerge in the memory department. The X1 Carbon supports up to 64GB of LPDDR5X memory, while the X1 2-in-1 can accommodate up to 32GB of LPDDR4X memory. For storage, both offer impressive options of up to 2TB of PCIe NVMe SSDs.

Both models offer Dolby Atmos sound with Dolby Voice enhancement for an immersive audio experience. The up to 8MP MIPI computer vision camera with privacy shutter ensures secure video calls.

Display:


Featuring 14-inch narrow bezel displays, the X1 Carbon shines with a 2.8K OLED touchscreen offering a 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision HDR, and 400 nits of brightness. In contrast, the X1 2-in-1 offers a 1920×1200 IPS touchscreen with 300 nits of brightness.

Battery life and security:


The X1 Carbon is equipped with a 57 Wh battery, while the X1 2-in-1 comes with a 50 Wh battery. Security is paramount, with a dTPM 2.0 chip and fingerprint reader. The X1 2-in-1 adds a privacy shutter for the camera.

Connectivity:

Both models offer USB-C (Thunderbolt 4) ports, USB-A (5Gbit/s) ports, an HDMI 2.1 port and a 3.5mm audio jack. The X1 Carbon offers Wi-Fi 6E or Wi-Fi 7, while the X1 2-in-1 is equipped with Wi-Fi 6. The X1 2-in-1 stands out with additional connectivity options such as 5G sub-6, 4G LTE, eSIM, and Nano SIM.

Verdict


The choice between the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 12th Generation and the ThinkPad X1 2-in-1 9th Generation depends on your performance, display and connectivity preferences. If lightness and an OLED screen are priorities, the X1 Carbon might be the best option. However, if versatility with extensive connectivity options is essential, the X1 2-in-1 may better suit your needs. Explore these two gems from the ThinkPad range to choose the laptop that best suits your business lifestyle.

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