Comes with the following specs:
- 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4600U- i5-4200U
- 14" (2560x1440) or (1600 x 900) display
- Intel® HD Graphics 4400
- 4-8 GB RAM
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Pro Good Linux support
Although not currently available, the Thinkpad X1 did come with Ubuntu pre-installed in some regions and has been given certified pre-install status by Ubuntu. Lenovos have a reputation for being easier than the typical windows ultrabook for getting Linux up and running, and the X1 carbon is no exception.
Pro Good build quality
Pro Upgradable screen
If you choose to, you can upgrade the display to a 14.0" 2560x1440 panel.
Con Computers may have man-in-the-middle adware installed
Lenovo is shipping computers preinstalled with man-in-the-middle adware called Superfish. It's a web proxy that can hijack any web session, including encrypted/https sessions. And since the root certificate is the same for everyone with private key present on the machine that's now publicly known, anyone can spoof any site to people using Lenovo laptops. Currently, it affects IE and Chrome browsers with Chrome expected to push an update that will block the certificate soon.
Uninstalling Superfish won't remove the certificate.
Lenovo are standing by their choice to install adware.
Con 2014 refresh changed trackpoint and keyboard too disruptively
The 2014 model removed the caps-lock key and moved the home/end keys into it's place. It also has an "adaptive" key system that messes with the function keys and changes their function based on what mode the keyboard is in.
They also killed off the clickable mouse buttons on the trackpad to emulate the design of the macbooks.