Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5 vs. MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015)

Here is a side by side comparison between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5 and MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015) specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5 vs. MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015)

The 2017 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5 features the 15W 6th Generation Intel Skylake dual-core Intel Core i5-6200U up to dual-core Intel Core i7-7600U with the boost speed up to 3.90 GHz. While the MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015) features the 47W 4th Generation Intel Crystal Well quad-core Intel Core i7-4770HQ up to quad-core Intel Core i7-4980HQ with the boost speed up to 4.00 GHz.

If you are in the market looking for a laptop and don't know what's the difference between the 14″ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5 (2017) and the 15.4″ MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015) , we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5 vs. MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015): Specs Comparison

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5 image

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5

MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015) image

MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015)

Availability
Released20172015
Release Info
  • Announced on March 9th, 2015
  • Available on March 9th, 2015
Pricing
  • $1,999
    Intel Core i7 4770HQ| 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $2,499
    Intel Core i7 4870HQ | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5 Price
Latest Gen 8 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" FHD Ultrabook (400 nits) with 10th Gen Intel i7-10510U Processor up to 4.90 GHz, 1 TB PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, and Windows 10 Pro
Latest Gen 8 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" FHD Ultrabook (400 nits) with 10th Gen Intel i7-10510U Processor up to 4.90 GHz, 1 TB PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, and Windows 10 Pro
By Lenovo
$1,414.12
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Generation Ultrabook: Core i7-8565U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 14" FHD Display, Backlit Keyboard
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Generation Ultrabook: Core i7-8565U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 14" FHD Display, Backlit Keyboard
By Lenovo
$1,978.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptop 5th Generation, Intel Core i7-7600U 3.90 GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 14 WQHD IPS 2560x1440 Display, Fingerprint Reader, Supported Windows 10 Pro, Renewed 2018
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptop 5th Generation, Intel Core i7-7600U 3.90 GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 14 WQHD IPS 2560x1440 Display, Fingerprint Reader, Supported Windows 10 Pro, Renewed 2018
By Lenovo
$739.99
MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015) Price
Apple MacBook Pro 15in Laptop Intel Quad Core i7 2.7GHz (ME665LL/A) Retina Display, 16GB Memory, 512GB Solid State Drive, (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro 15in Laptop Intel Quad Core i7 2.7GHz (ME665LL/A) Retina Display, 16GB Memory, 512GB Solid State Drive, (Renewed)
By Apple
$629.00
Was: $769.00
Mid-2014 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.5GHz Intel Core i7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) (Renewed)
Mid-2014 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.5GHz Intel Core i7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) (Renewed)
By Apple
$625.00
Was: $699.00
Apple MacBook Pro MJLT2LL/A 15in - Intel Core i7-4870HQ 2.5GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, AMD Radeon R9 M370X Graphics, Retina Display, Mac OS X - Silver (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro MJLT2LL/A 15in - Intel Core i7-4870HQ 2.5GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, AMD Radeon R9 M370X Graphics, Retina Display, Mac OS X - Silver (Renewed)
By Apple
$849.00
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015)
Size14 Inches15.4 Inches
Info
  • 14” FHD
    1920 x 1080, IPS, 60Hz, anti-glare, non-touch.
  • 14” WQHD
    2560 x 1440, IPS, 60Hz, anti-glare, non-touch.
Retina display
  • 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2880-by-1800 native resolution at 220 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1920 by 1200
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1280 by 800
    • 1024 by 640
  • 300 nits brightness
  • Standard color gamut (sRGB)
  • 900:1 contrast ratio
ExteriorLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015)
Size Comparison
Dimensions12.73” x 8.54” x 0.62” (323.5 x 217.1 x 15.95 mm)
Width: 12.73” (323.5 mm)
Depth: 8.54” (217.1 mm)
Height: 0.62” (15.95 mm)
14.13” x 9.73” x 0.71” (358.9 mm x 247.1 mm x 18 mm)
WeightStarting at 2.49 lbs (1.13 kg)Starting at 4.49 lb (2.04 kg)
Colors
Black Silver
Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.
  • Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement) with ambient light sensor
  • Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure-sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure-sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
Ports
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3
    Supports Power Delivery & DisplayPort.
  • 1 x USB 3.0
    Full-size USB-A ports.
  • 1 x Native Network RJ45
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Headphone / mic combo
  • 1 x MicroSD card reader
  • 1 x Micro SIM slot
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Kensington lock slot
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 2 ports
    Supports data transfers up to 20 Gbps.
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
    Supports data transfers up to 5 Gbps.
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 1 x 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • 1 x SDXC card reader
  • 1 x MagSafe 2 power port
Internal SpecsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015)
Processor
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6200U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.30 → 2.80 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6500U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.50 → 3.10 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7200U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.50 → 3.10 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.60 → 3.50 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7500U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.70 → 3.50 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7600U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.80 → 3.90 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4770HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.20 → 3.40 GHz, 5 MB Cache, 47W
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4870HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.50 → 3.70 GHz, 6 MB Cache, 47W
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4980HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.80 → 4.00 GHz, 6 MB Cache, 47W
Integrated Graphics
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6200U
    Intel® HD Graphics 520
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6500U
    Intel® HD Graphics 520
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7200U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7500U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7600U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4770HQ
    Intel® Iris® Pro Graphics 5200
    40 Execution Units, 200 → 1200 MHz
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4870HQ
    Intel® Iris® Pro Graphics 5200
    40 Execution Units, 200 → 1200 MHz
  • 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-4980HQ
    Intel® Iris® Pro Graphics 5200
    40 Execution Units, 200 → 1300 MHz
Discrete GraphicsAMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB of GDDR5 memory
Memory
  • 8GB 16GB
    1866 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR3 SRAM.
16GB
1600 MHz DDR3L onboard memory
Storage
  • 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe (Replaceable).
256GB 512GB
configurable to 1TB SSD
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015)
Wi-Fi
  • Intel® Dual-Band Wireless-AC(2x2) 8265
    Up to 867 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
  • Intel® Dual-Band Wireless-AC(2x2) 8260
    Up to 867 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth 4.2 wireless technology
Ethernet
  • RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port (10/100/1000)
  • WWAN: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X7 LTE-A
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015)
Size
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 57 Wh
99.4 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 15 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
  • Up to 9 hours of wireless web
  • Up to 9 hours of iTunes movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Power Supply65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.
85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter
With cable management system; MagSafe 2 power port.
SoftwareLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015)
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Shipped with OS X Yosemite
Built-in Apps
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview iTunes iBooks App Store Time Machine
Camera & AudioLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015)
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    720p (1280 x 720 HD) camera.
720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
  • Dolby Audio™ Premium
  •  Microphones
  • Stereo speakers
  • Dual microphones
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
    • Support for Apple iPhone headset with remote and microphone
    • Support for audio line out (digital/analog)
MiscLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015)
Sensors
  • Optional dedicated Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader.​​
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • dTPM 2.0 chip
  • Kensington lock slot
In the box
  • 15‑inch MacBook Pro
  • MagSafe 2 Power Adapter
  • Power cord
  • AC wall plug
WarrantyYour MacBook Pro with Retina display comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three years from your computer’s purchase date. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple‑authorized technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple Support or call 800-823-2775.
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Video Support
  • Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 3840 by 2160 pixels on up to two external displays, both at millions of colors
  • Thunderbolt digital video output
    • Native Mini DisplayPort output
    • DVI, VGA, dual-link DVI, and HDMI output supported using Mini DisplayPort adapters (sold separately)
  • HDMI video output
    • Support for 1080p resolution at up to 60Hz
    • Support for 3840-by-2160 resolution at 30Hz
    • Support for 4096-by-2160 resolution at 24Hz
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5 Price
Latest Gen 8 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" FHD Ultrabook (400 nits) with 10th Gen Intel i7-10510U Processor up to 4.90 GHz, 1 TB PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, and Windows 10 Pro
Latest Gen 8 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" FHD Ultrabook (400 nits) with 10th Gen Intel i7-10510U Processor up to 4.90 GHz, 1 TB PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, and Windows 10 Pro
By Lenovo
$1,414.12
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Generation Ultrabook: Core i7-8565U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 14" FHD Display, Backlit Keyboard
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Generation Ultrabook: Core i7-8565U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 14" FHD Display, Backlit Keyboard
By Lenovo
$1,978.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptop 5th Generation, Intel Core i7-7600U 3.90 GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 14 WQHD IPS 2560x1440 Display, Fingerprint Reader, Supported Windows 10 Pro, Renewed 2018
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptop 5th Generation, Intel Core i7-7600U 3.90 GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 14 WQHD IPS 2560x1440 Display, Fingerprint Reader, Supported Windows 10 Pro, Renewed 2018
By Lenovo
$739.99
MacBook Pro 15” Retina (2015) Price
Apple MacBook Pro 15in Laptop Intel Quad Core i7 2.7GHz (ME665LL/A) Retina Display, 16GB Memory, 512GB Solid State Drive, (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro 15in Laptop Intel Quad Core i7 2.7GHz (ME665LL/A) Retina Display, 16GB Memory, 512GB Solid State Drive, (Renewed)
By Apple
$629.00
Was: $769.00
Mid-2014 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.5GHz Intel Core i7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) (Renewed)
Mid-2014 Apple MacBook Pro with 2.5GHz Intel Core i7 (15-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) (Renewed)
By Apple
$625.00
Was: $699.00
Apple MacBook Pro MJLT2LL/A 15in - Intel Core i7-4870HQ 2.5GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, AMD Radeon R9 M370X Graphics, Retina Display, Mac OS X - Silver (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro MJLT2LL/A 15in - Intel Core i7-4870HQ 2.5GHz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, AMD Radeon R9 M370X Graphics, Retina Display, Mac OS X - Silver (Renewed)
By Apple
$849.00

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