Lenovo has arrived with a bunch of new laptop at CES 2017 which includes the fifth-generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Although the latest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon appears similar to the previous ones, but giving it a closer look suggest that it has become smaller, versatile and more powerful than ever. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 version have become more lighter at 2.5 pounds as compared to 2.6 pounds previous year. The new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes with a high-quality 14-inch IPS display which fits perfectly in a 13-inch form factor.
The 14-inch display uses 300-NIT brightness IPS LCD technology for both Full HD (1920×1080) and WQHD (2560×1440). Well, the main reason behind the use of such technology is higher pixel density will induce a faster battery depletion rate (about 20-30% faster) while on the other hand, more pixels can translate into higher reading comfort due to sharper text and better image definition for people who work on high-resolution photos.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes powered by Intel’s latest i7 7th generation processor, along with 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of SSD PCIe storage. Lenovo has also added a SATA version of the SSD storage, but it seems that the PCIe version is much more faster in performance as compared to SATA. The X1 Carbon 2017 features 2xUSB Type C ports along with the fastest Thunderbolt 3 to give eight times faster transfer speed than USB 3.0. Also, Lenovo had made sure to add USB 3.0 ports, HDMI ports, native RJ45, microSD and microSIM slot. The X1 Carbon 2017 has been designed as scratch and shock resistant and will come in two colors: classic black and silver.
Lenovo has made sure to keep the X1 Carbon more secure by adding biometric authentication in the laptop. Firstly, Lenovo has an infrared (IR) camera which uses facial recognition for Windows hello logon and Secondly, the laptop has a Match-on-Chip fingerprint sensor to prevent malicious logon access. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is also the first business-class notebook to support FIDO-enabled biometric authentication for PayPal. Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) secures user’s FIDO credentials and the Synaptics Natural ID fingerprint sensor features enterprise-level security with TLS 1.2 encryption. This hardware-level protection will allow users to authenticate to online FIDO-enabled services like PayPal by using a fingerprint instead of a password.
Lenovo has configured the Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A Wireless WAN to speed up LTE speed three times faster than the X1 Carbon 2016. So, What do you think about this X1 Carbon 2017 edition? Leave your views in comments below. Stay tuned for more updates.
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