Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5

Here is a side by side comparison between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5

The 2018 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 features the 15W 8th Generation Intel Kaby Lake R quad-core Intel Core i5-8250U up to quad-core Intel Core i7-8650U with the boost speed up to 4.20 GHz. While 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.

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 6 (2018) and the 14″ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5 (2017), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5: Specs Comparison

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5

Availability
Released20182017
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 Price
Lenovo X1 Carbon 6th Generation Ultrabook: Core i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 14inch Full HD Display, Backlit Keyboard (Renewed)
Lenovo X1 Carbon 6th Generation Ultrabook: Core i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 14inch Full HD Display, Backlit Keyboard (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$1,000.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen 14" FHD IPS Laptop i5-8250U 8GB 256GB Win10 Pro (Black)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen 14" FHD IPS Laptop i5-8250U 8GB 256GB Win10 Pro (Black)
By Lenovo
$1,270.78
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) - Windows 10 Pro - Intel Quad Core i7-8650U, 256GB NVMe-PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, 14" FHD IPS (1920x1080) Display, Fingerprint Reader, Black (Renewed)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) - Windows 10 Pro - Intel Quad Core i7-8650U, 256GB NVMe-PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, 14" FHD IPS (1920x1080) Display, Fingerprint Reader, Black (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$879.00
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
$1,342.00
Was: $2,000.00
OEM Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 15.6” FHD 1920x1080 IPS, Intel Hexa Core i7-10750H, 32GB RAM, 1TB NVMe, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Fingerprint, W10 Home
OEM Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 15.6” FHD 1920x1080 IPS, Intel Hexa Core i7-10750H, 32GB RAM, 1TB NVMe, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Fingerprint, W10 Home
By Oemgenuine
$2,099.95
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen 14" FHD (1920x1080) Ultrabook - Intel Core i5-8265U Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe-NVMe SSD, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen 14" FHD (1920x1080) Ultrabook - Intel Core i5-8265U Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe-NVMe SSD, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
By Lenovo
$1,239.99
Was: $1,319.99
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
Size14 Inches14 Inches
Info
  • 14” FHD
    1920 x 1080, IPS, 60Hz, anti-glare, 300 nits, multi-touch.
  • 14” WQHD
    2560 x 1440, IPS, 60Hz, anti-glare, 300 nits, multi-touch.
  • 14” HDR WQHD
    2560 x 1440, IPS, 60Hz, glossy, Dolby Vision™ HDR, 500 nits, multi-touch.
  • 14” FHD
    1920 x 1080, IPS, 60Hz, anti-glare, non-touch.
  • 14” WQHD
    2560 x 1440, IPS, 60Hz, anti-glare, non-touch.
ExteriorLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
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)
12.73” 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)
WeightStarting at 2.49 lbs (1.13 kg)Starting at 2.49 lbs (1.13 kg)
Colors
BlackBlack with color coded hinges
Black Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.
Ports
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3
    Supports Power Delivery & DisplayPort.
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    Full-size USB-A ports always on.
  • 1 x Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical docking
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 1 x Headphone / mic combo
  • 1 x MicroSD card reader
  • 1 x WWAN slot (Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A cat 9) (optional)
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Kensington lock slot
  • 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
Internal SpecsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
Processor
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 3.40 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 3.60 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.90 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 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
Integrated Graphics
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  • 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
Memory
  • 8GB 16GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR3 SRAM.
  • 8GB 16GB
    1866 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR3 SRAM.
Storage
  • 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe (Replaceable).
  • 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe (Replaceable).
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
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) 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.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Bluetooth 4.1
Ethernet
  • RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port (10/100/1000)
  • WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A cat 9
  • WWAN: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X7 LTE-A
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
Size
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 57 Wh
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 57 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 15 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
  • Up to 15 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
Power Supply65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.
65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.
SoftwareLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Built-in Apps
  • Lenovo Vantage
Camera & AudioLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    720p (1280 x 720 HD) camera.
  • IR Facial Authentication (optional)
  • Front-facing camera
    720p (1280 x 720 HD) camera.
Audio
  • Dolby Audio™ Premium
  • Dolby Atmos® for headphones
  • Noise-cancelling dual-array far-field microphones
  • Dolby Audio™ Premium
  •  Microphones
MiscLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
Sensors
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader on the palm rest
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Optional dedicated Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader.​​
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities
  • Match-on-Chip Fingerprint Reader
  • dTPM 2.0 chip
  • ThinkShutter camera cover
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Kensington lock slot
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • dTPM 2.0 chip
  • Kensington lock slot
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 Price
Lenovo X1 Carbon 6th Generation Ultrabook: Core i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 14inch Full HD Display, Backlit Keyboard (Renewed)
Lenovo X1 Carbon 6th Generation Ultrabook: Core i7-8550U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 14inch Full HD Display, Backlit Keyboard (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$1,000.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen 14" FHD IPS Laptop i5-8250U 8GB 256GB Win10 Pro (Black)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen 14" FHD IPS Laptop i5-8250U 8GB 256GB Win10 Pro (Black)
By Lenovo
$1,270.78
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) - Windows 10 Pro - Intel Quad Core i7-8650U, 256GB NVMe-PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, 14" FHD IPS (1920x1080) Display, Fingerprint Reader, Black (Renewed)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) - Windows 10 Pro - Intel Quad Core i7-8650U, 256GB NVMe-PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, 14" FHD IPS (1920x1080) Display, Fingerprint Reader, Black (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$879.00
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
$1,342.00
Was: $2,000.00
OEM Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 15.6” FHD 1920x1080 IPS, Intel Hexa Core i7-10750H, 32GB RAM, 1TB NVMe, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Fingerprint, W10 Home
OEM Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 3 15.6” FHD 1920x1080 IPS, Intel Hexa Core i7-10750H, 32GB RAM, 1TB NVMe, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, Fingerprint, W10 Home
By Oemgenuine
$2,099.95
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen 14" FHD (1920x1080) Ultrabook - Intel Core i5-8265U Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe-NVMe SSD, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen 14" FHD (1920x1080) Ultrabook - Intel Core i5-8265U Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe-NVMe SSD, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
By Lenovo
$1,239.99
Was: $1,319.99

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