ThinkPad X1 Carbon (3rd Gen)

ThinkPad X1 Carbon (3rd Gen) 20BS0038US

Description

Intel Core i7-5600U 2.6 GHz, 14", 1920 x 1080, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics 5500, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, 3 lbs.
Compare Specs
Gaming Performance

Price from $2439.52 (for a new one, see 1 offer below)

Benchmarks / ratings

CPU Benchmark:75
GPU Benchmark:48
Popularity score:80

Verdict

  • Fast processor suitable for demanding tasks.
  • Low-End graphics, not suitable for gaming (but ok for web browsing and office applications).
  • Poor value for the money (better alternatives exist, see below)
Shopineer score:58/ 100

Compare prices

Shop Condition Price Link
NeweggNew$2439.52Go to shop

Compare specs with similar laptops

current
ThinkPad X1 Carbon (3rd Gen) 20BS0038US
Faster CPU
Faster GPU
Lighter
ASUS B9440UA-XS51 90NX0151-M02170
Better Value
Product nameThinkPad X1 Carbon (3rd Gen)Lenovo TS P70 E3 8GB 256GB FD OnlyEXcaliberPC MSI GT72VR DOMINATOR PRO DRAGON-638 Select EditionASUS B9440UA-XS51EXcaliberPC MSI GE73VR Raider-045 Select Edition
CPU Benchmark75better92better92better77better92
GPU Benchmark48better68better94better59better94
Value for Money27better74better91better42
Popularity80worse43worse4380worse43
Rating
Shopineer score58better68better70better8458
Price$2439.52worse$2439.97better$2439.00better$984.99better$2439.00
Theoretical Price
(based on other laptops with similar specs)
$1097.00$2777.00$1321.00$1996.00
Operating SystemWindows 8.1 Pro 64-BitUnknownMicrosoft Windows 10Windows 10 Pro 64-BitMicrosoft Windows 10
BrandThinkPadLenovoEXcaliberPCASUSEXcaliberPC
Screen14"17.3"14"17.3"
Display TypeFull HD
Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 1080
LCD FeaturesIPSAnti-Glare, Ultra Slim 300 nits, NTSC: 72%
TouchscreenNoNo
ProcessorIntel Core i7-5600U 2.6 GHzbetterCPU: Intel Xeon E3-1505MV5betterProcessor: 7th Generation Kaby Lake Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad CobetterIntel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHzbetterProcessor: 7th Generation Kaby Lake Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad Co
Cores2better4better42better4
Base Frequency2.6 GHzworse2.5 GHz
Boost Frequency
Memory8 GBbetter64 GBbetter64 GB8 GBbetter32 GB
Max Memory Supported
Memory Speed
HDD1 TB1 TB
HDD RPM
SSD256 GB256 GBworse240 GBbetter512 GBbetter480 GB
Optical Drive
Webcam720p
Battery8-cell Battery48 WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion Polymer Battery Pack
Battery Life
Graphics TypeIntegrated CardIntegrated Card
Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics 5500betterGraphics Processor: NVIDIA Quadro M600MbetterGraphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 (VR Ready)betterIntel HD Graphics 620betterGraphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 (VR Ready)
Video Memory
Communication
WLANIntel 7265 802.11ac Wireless LAN802.11ac Wireless LAN
ColorMgcote Slab Grey
Weight3 lbs.worse8 lbs.worse8.33 lbs.better2.31 lbs.worse6.17 lbs.

Estimated Gaming Performance (FPS)

Here is the estimated gaming performance based on similar computers with the same graphics card. It is indicated as FPS (frames per second). Above 40 FPS is considered to be fluent gameplay (marked in green).
Game Low Medium High Ultra
Alan Wake18108
Anno 140412218
Anno 20705728178
Anno 2205853
ArmA 28
Ashes of the Singularity1024
Assassin's Creed Syndicate11108
Assassin's Creed Unity8631
AssassinĀ“s Creed III16147
Battlefield 11397
Battlefield 33223186
Battlefield 42415104
Battlefield Hardline252084
BioShock Infinite3118155
Borderlands 235271913
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare1274386
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare1615
Civilization 55610
Civilization VI2210
Company of Heroes 2191583
Crysis - CPU Benchmark7146225
Crysis - GPU Benchmark6350257
Crysis 24832249
Crysis 3161072
Crysis Warhead21
Darksiders II3621
Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising57383015
Dead Space 355252111
Deus Ex Human Revolution452611
Deus Ex Mankind Divided1185
Diablo III53352817
Dirt 353312313
Dirt Rally70191312
Dirt Showdown5130228
Dishonored 21210
Dishonored38292621
Doom 3138
Doom131013
Dota 2 Reborn50301512
Dota 2583315
Evolve141066
F.E.A.R. 21237821
F1 201160362612
F1 201239333214
F1 201351342812
F1 201447322213
FIFA 16493518
FIFA 17373023
Fallout 416106
Far Cry 293409
Far Cry 33020104
Far Cry 4141162
Far Cry Primal11543
Farming Simulator 1748241011
Fifa 1140757
Fifa 12157947758
Fifa 13138959052
Fifa 14103695639
Fifa 15372917
For Honor177
GRID 247261913
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto3219
GTA V231953
Ghost Recon Wildlands94
Guild Wars 243146
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark119
Hitman 2016109
Just Cause 210
Just Cause 3161481
Left 4 Dead3761
Mad Max1787
Mafia 231242313
Mafia 37
Mass Effect 3362717
Mass Effect Andromeda16
Max Payne 32421617
Metal Gear Solid V342197
Metro 20334815139
Mirror's Edge Catalyst22134
Need for Speed 20167611
Need for Speed Shift5837
No Man's Sky12
Overwatch32815
Quake 462
Rainbow Six Siege2615108
Resident Evil 5843616
Resident Evil 72210
Rise of the Tomb Raider11755
Risen63332517
Saints Row IV181474
SimCity4423156
Sims 32586030
Sims 4151371710
Sleeping Dogs3828147
Star Wars Battlefront19107
StarCraft 2150442513
Supreme Commander - FA Bench43353217
The Crew151163
The Division12811
The Elder Scrolls Online40291910
The Evil Within16126
The Secret World241618
The Witcher 313942
Thief151084
Titanfall 22620816
Titanfall33201310
Tomb Raider4523158
Torchlight 2794628
Trackmania Nations Forever1167934
Watch Dogs 215122
Watch Dogs151163
World in Conflict - Benchmark78422810
World of Tanks v859272310
World of Warcraft11865239
World of Warships49361813
X-Plane 10.25341366
XCOM 2115