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.
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Gaming Performance

Price from $2099.99 (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:59/ 100

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ThinkPad X1 Carbon (3rd Gen) 20BS0038US
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Product nameThinkPad X1 Carbon (3rd Gen)Razer RZ09-01953E72-R3U1Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Business Performance Windows 8.1 Pro Laptop -Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 4 Business Ultrabook - Windows 8.1 Pro -PCIe Lenovo ThinkPad T460s Business Windows 8.1 Pro Laptop - Intel
CPU Benchmark75better92better78better78better78
GPU Benchmark48better90better50better50better50
Value for Money30better47better35
Popularity8080worse46worse65worse46
Rating
Shopineer score59better70better62better72worse51
Price$2099.99$2099.99better$2099.24better$2099.27better$2099.24
Theoretical Price
(based on other laptops with similar specs)
$1134.00$1834.00$1407.00
Operating SystemWindows 8.1 Pro 64-BitWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 8.1 ProfessionalWindows 8.1 ProWindows 8.1 Professional
BrandThinkPadRazerLenovoLenovoLenovo
Screen14"14"14"14"14"
Display TypeFull HD
Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 1080
LCD FeaturesIn-plane Switching (IPS) TechnologyIPSIPSIPS
TouchscreenNoNo
ProcessorIntel Core i7-5600U 2.6 GHzbetterIntel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHzbetterIntel Core i7-6600UbetterIntel Core i7-6600U ProcessorbetterIntel Core i7-6600U
Cores2better4222
Base Frequency2.6 GHzbetter2.8 GHz
Boost Frequency
Memory8 GBbetter16 GBbetter20 GBbetter16 GBbetter20 GB
Max Memory Supported
Memory SpeedDDR4 2400
HDD
HDD RPM
SSD256 GBbetter512 GB256 GBbetter512 GBbetter1 TB
Optical Drive
Webcam720pYes
Battery8-cell BatteryBuilt-in 70 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
Battery Life
Graphics TypeIntegrated CardDedicated Card
Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics 5500betterGeForce GTX 1060betterbetterbetter
Video Memory6 GB
Communication
WLANIntel 7265 802.11ac Wireless LAN802.11ac Wireless LAN
Color
Weight3 lbs.worse4.1 lbs.worse3.8 lbs.better2.6 lbs.worse3.8 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