Monday, May 27, 2024

Meet the Future: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Weight

The Meteor Lake CPU in Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 reduced size and improved performance.

The Rolls Royce of productivity laptops, Lenovo’s X1 Carbon offers a lightweight design, an industry-leading keyboard, exceptional battery life, and all the necessary ports. The X1 Carbon Gen 12 has downsized and dropped 0.08 pounds while adding an Intel Core Ultra CPU, its first consumer chip with an NPU for AI.

Lenovo’s keyboard and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 performance were fantastic in tests. Meteor Lake handled local AI admirably. Battery life was bad on 2880 x 1800 OLED panel demonstration unit. The $2,263 variant with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD is pricey compared to the X1 Carbon (Gen 11). If pricing drops or you don’t mind paying for the latest and greatest components, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 is great for portable productivity.

Lenovo ThinKpad X1 Carbon Touch Screen

  • To compete with ultrabooks, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 has a boxy, raven-black body with vivid red logo, status light, and TrackPoint pointing stick. Some find this shape and colour iconic, while others think it conservative.
  • The Carbon has been Lenovo’s flagship ThinkPad for years, with a sleek design, tiny, lightweight frame, huge screen, and many ports.
  • Communications bar with webcam, IR sensor, and privacy shutter protrudes above screen in thin bezel. It opens the laptop from the lid.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 screen.
  • They examined Lenovo’s highest-end Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12, which includes an OLED panel with 2880 x 1800 resolution, HDR, and 120 Hz (double the standard 60 Hz for non-gaming laptops).
  • As expected, this screen boasts bright, sharp images and great viewing angles, although productivity users may not need its features.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Upgrade RAM

  • Like other ThinkPad X1 Carbons, the Gen 12 can only upgrade its M.2 2280 SSD.
  • RAM is soldered to the motherboard and the Wi-Fi card is buried.
  • The computer’s bottom panel came off easily removed four captive Philip’s head screws.
  • Two screws secure a metal heat shield to an SSD.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Battery

  • The 1920 x 1200 monitor and 15-watt Intel Core i7 U series processor from last year’s 13-hour-45-minute edition were present.
  • Each model needs 57 WHr batteries.
  • Buy the 1920 x 1200 laptop for durability.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 heat

Lenovo used the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 daily without heating it. Lenovo laptop should never get too hot on your lap.

The middle of the keyboard reached 114.5 degrees Fahrenheit and the middle bottom 118.5 degrees during 15-minute Cine bench R23 stress test. Touchpad stayed cool at 86.5°F.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 Software and Warranty

Like other ThinkPads, the X1 Carbon has Commercial Vantage. The programme upgrades drivers and BIOS and customises speaker, microphone, and camera settings. This programme also lets you set the F12 key, whether the computer turns on when you open the lid, and if the USB port stays on for charging when the machine is off.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Specs

  • The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 has been available in restricted configurations at premium prices since December. They expect Gen 12 options to increase and costs to decrease as the company sells more prior-gen machines and increases manufacturing. The US offers few, pricey options.
  • The leading U.S. laptop seller,, offers six options from $2,263 to $3,047.
  • They all have 1920 x 1200 touch or non-touch displays, not evaluation configuration’s 2880 x 1800 OLED.
  • Lenovo 2880 x 1800 screen, Core Ultra 7 155U CPU, 32GB RAM, and 1TB SSD configuration cost $2,800 when it was on sale a few months ago.
  • They recommend the 1920 x 1200 panel for power efficiency and battery life.
  • The cheapest model is a Core Ultra 5 125U CPU, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD for $2,263.
  • Lenovo recommended $3,039.20 model has a Core Ultra 7 165U CPU, 1920 x 1200 touch screen, 32GB RAM, and 1TB.


  • Light and sturdy, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 has industry-leading typing and navigation, a great webcam, and many ports. From video conferencing backdrop blurring to image production and chatbotting, the Intel Core Ultra “Meteor Lake” processor will process AI locally.
  • The processor’s increased TDP (28 watts, 20 watts as configured) or the 120 Hz OLED display reduce battery life in tests on the X1 Carbon Gen 12.
  • Current X1 Carbon Gen 12 prices are excessively much for what you receive. After a few months, new ThinkPad costs drop, but you can’t purchase a base machine with inferior features for under $2,200 or my specs for under $3,000.
  • The ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 11) from last year is still available in more configurations, starting at $1,439 and with 32GB of RAM for $1,710. Although less powerful and a few tenths of an inch larger, the Gen 11 device offers much of the current model’s benefits at a reduced cost.
  • The ThinkPad is durable and has a fantastic typing experience, while the Asus Zenbook OLED 14 and HP Spectre x360 have longer battery life, cost hundreds or $1,000 less, and have Core Ultra CPUs.
Cheekuru Bhargav
Cheekuru Bhargav
Cheekuru Bhargav has been writing Laptops, RAM and SSD articles for govindhtech from OCT 2023. He was a science graduate. He was an enthusiast of Laptops.


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