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 $2530.64 (for a new one, see 1 offer below)

Benchmarks / ratings

CPU Benchmark:74
GPU Benchmark:38
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:57/ 100

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Compare specs with similar laptops

current
ThinkPad X1 Carbon (3rd Gen) 20BS0038US
Faster CPU
HP EliteBook 1040 G3 (V2W21UT#ABA)
Faster GPU
HP ProBook 440 G4 (Z1Z85UT#ABA)
Lighter
ASUS B9440UA-XS51 90NX0151-M02170
Better Value
Lenovo IdeaPad 510s (80UV001BUS)
Product nameThinkPad X1 Carbon (3rd Gen)HP EliteBook 1040 G3 (V2W21UT#ABA)HP ProBook 440 G4 (Z1Z85UT#ABA)ASUS B9440UA-XS51Lenovo IdeaPad 510s (80UV001BUS)
CPU Benchmark74better76better78better75better78
GPU Benchmark38better41better51better51better55
Value for Money28better43better91better92better93
Popularity8080808080
Rating
Shopineer score57better64better84better84better85
Price$2530.64better$1514.81better$949.00better$964.99better$848.96
Theoretical Price
(based on other laptops with similar specs)
$1182.00$1251.00$1278.00$1420.00$1263.00
Operating SystemWindows 8.1 Pro 64-BitWindows 7 Professional 64-Bit (downgrade from Windows 10 Pro)Windows 10 Pro 64-BitWindows 10 Pro 64-BitWindows 10 Home
BrandThinkPadHPHPASUSLenovo
Screen14"14"14"14"14"
Display TypeFull HDFull HDFull HDFull HD
Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 10801920 x 1080
LCD FeaturesLED backlightAnti-Glare, Ultra Slim 300 nits, NTSC: 72%LED backlight, Anti-glare, IPS
TouchscreenNoNoNoNoNo
ProcessorIntel Core i7-5600U 2.6 GHzbetterIntel Core i7-6600U 2.6 GHzbetterIntel Core i7-7500U 2.7 GHzbetterIntel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHzbetterIntel Core i7-7500U 2.7 GHz
Cores22222
Base Frequency2.6 GHz2.6 GHzbetter2.7 GHzworse2.5 GHzbetter2.7 GHz
Boost Frequency3.4 GHz3.5 GHz
Memory8 GB8 GB8 GB8 GB8 GB
Max Memory Supported8 GB
Memory SpeedDDR4 2133DDR4 2133
HDD
HDD RPM
SSD256 GB256 GB256 GBbetter512 GB256 GB
Optical Drive
Webcam720p720p HD webcam720p HD webcam720p Webcam
Battery8-cell BatteryHP Long Life 6-cell, 45.6 Wh Li-ion polymer48 WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion Polymer Battery Pack3 Cell, Lithium Polymer, 45 Wh
Battery Life6 hours
Graphics TypeIntegrated CardIntegrated CardIntegrated CardIntegrated CardDedicated Card
Graphics CardIntel HD Graphics 5500betterIntel HD Graphics 520betterIntel HD Graphics 620betterIntel HD Graphics 620betterAMD Radeon R7 M460
Video Memory2 GB
Communication
WLANIntel 7265 802.11ac Wireless LAN802.11ac Wireless LANIntel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265802.11ac Wireless LAN802.11ac Wireless LAN
ColorAluminumMgcote Slab GreySilver
Weight3 lbs.worse3.15 lbs.worse3.61 lbs.better2.31 lbs.worse3.74 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
Ark Survival Evolved7
ArmA 28
Ashes of the Singularity726
Assassin's Creed Syndicate1110
Assassin's Creed Unity8631
AssassinĀ“s Creed III16147
Battlefield 11397
Battlefield 33223186
Battlefield 42415104
Battlefield Hardline252084
BioShock Infinite3118155
Borderlands 236271913
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 Divided118
Diablo III53352817
Dirt 353312313
Dirt 43413
Dirt Rally70191312
Dirt Showdown5130229
Dishonored 21210
Dishonored38292621
Doom 3138
Doom3513
Dota 2 Reborn74381614
Dota 2583315
Evolve141066
F.E.A.R. 21237824
F1 201160362612
F1 201239333214
F1 201351342812
F1 201447322213
F1 20172313
FIFA 16493518
FIFA 17373023
Fallout 416106
Far Cry 2934013
Far Cry 33020104
Far Cry 4141162
Far Cry Primal1154
Farming Simulator 1761241011
Fifa 1129858
Fifa 12157947758
Fifa 13139959053
Fifa 14103695639
Fifa 15372917
For Honor177
GRID 247261913
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto3220
GTA V231953
Ghost Recon Wildlands94
Guild Wars 243146
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark119
Hitman 2016109
Just Cause 210
Just Cause 316148
Left 4 Dead3762
Mad Max1787
Mafia 231242313
Mafia 381
Mass Effect 3362717
Mass Effect Andromeda13
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
Overwatch3289
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds184
Prey147
Quake 462
Rainbow Six Siege2615108
Resident Evil 5843616
Resident Evil 72210
Rise of the Tomb Raider11755
Risen63332517
Rocket League641116
Saints Row IV181474
SimCity4423156
Sims 32596030
Sims 4151371710
Sleeping Dogs3828147
Star Wars Battlefront191071
StarCraft 2150442513
Supreme Commander - FA Bench43353217
Team Fortress 268633614
The Crew151163
The Division12811
The Elder Scrolls Online40291910
The Evil Within16126
The Secret World241618
The Witcher 313942
Thief151084
Titanfall 22016817
Titanfall33201310
Tomb Raider4523158
Torchlight 2794628
Trackmania Nations Forever1167934
Watch Dogs 215122
Watch Dogs151163
World in Conflict - Benchmark78422810
World of Tanks v859272310
World of Warcraft11663239
World of Warships49361813
X-Plane 10.25341366
XCOM 2115