Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 vs. MacBook 12” 2017

Here is a side by side comparison between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 and MacBook 12” 2017 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 vs. MacBook 12” 2017

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 MacBook 12” 2017 features the 4.5W 6th Generation Intel Skylake dual-core Intel Core m3-7Y32 up to dual-core Intel Core i7-7Y75 with the boost speed up to 3.60 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 12″ MacBook 12” 2017 , we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 vs. MacBook 12” 2017: Specs Comparison

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 image

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6

MacBook 12” 2017 image

MacBook 12” 2017

Availability
Released20182017
Release Info
  • Announced on June 5, 2017
  • Available on June 7, 2017
Pricing
  • $1,299
    Intel Core m3-7Y32 | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,599
    Intel Core m5-7Y54 | 8GB RAM | 512GB SSD
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 Price
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 9th Gen 9 Intel Core i7-1165G7, FHD Non-Touch Screen,16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, Backlit KYB Fingerprint Reader, Win10 Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 9th Gen 9 Intel Core i7-1165G7, FHD Non-Touch Screen,16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, Backlit KYB Fingerprint Reader, Win10 Pro
By Lenovo
$2,050.00
Was: $2,599.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 Ultrabook,14.0" FHD IPS 400 nits,i7-1185G7,32GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD,Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader, USB-C,Win 10 Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 Ultrabook,14.0" FHD IPS 400 nits,i7-1185G7,32GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD,Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader, USB-C,Win 10 Pro
By Lenovo
$2,749.99
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
$949.99
Was: $1,099.00
MacBook 12” 2017 Price
Apple MNYH2LL/A 12in MacBook Laptop - Silver (Retina Display, 1.2GHz Intel Core m3 Dual Core Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB, Intel HD Graphics, Mac OS (2017 Newest Version) (Renewed)
Apple MNYH2LL/A 12in MacBook Laptop - Silver (Retina Display, 1.2GHz Intel Core m3 Dual Core Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB, Intel HD Graphics, Mac OS (2017 Newest Version) (Renewed)
By Apple
$499.97
Was: $569.00
Apple Macbook Retina Display 12 Inch Core M-5Y31 1.1GHz 8GB RAM 256GB SSD (Renewed)
Apple Macbook Retina Display 12 Inch Core M-5Y31 1.1GHz 8GB RAM 256GB SSD (Renewed)
By Apple
$404.45
Was: $424.72
Apple MacBook MJY42LL/A 12in Laptop Retina Display 512GB, Space Gray - (Renewed)
Apple MacBook MJY42LL/A 12in Laptop Retina Display 512GB, Space Gray - (Renewed)
By Apple
$619.99
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6MacBook 12” 2017
Size14 Inches12 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.
Retina display
  • 12-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology
  • 2304-by-1440 resolution at 226 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • 16:10 aspect ratio
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1440 by 900
    • 1280 by 800
    • 1024 by 640
ExteriorLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6MacBook 12” 2017
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)
11.04” x 7.74” x 0.14 - 0.52” (280.5 mm x 196.5 mm x 3.5 - 13.1 mm)
WeightStarting at 2.49 lbs (1.13 kg)Starting at 2.03 pounds (920 g)
Colors
BlackBlack with color coded hinges
SilverSpace GrayGoldRose Gold
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) individual LED backlit keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys
  • 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.
  • 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
One USB Type-C port with support for:
  • Charging
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps)
  • Native DisplayPort 1.2 video output
  • VGA output using USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter (sold separately)
  • HDMI video output using USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter (sold separately)
Internal SpecsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6MacBook 12” 2017
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
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y32
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.10 → 3.00 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 4.5W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7Y54
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.20 → 3.20 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 4.5W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7Y75
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.30 → 3.60 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 4.5W
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
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y32
    Intel® HD Graphics 615
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 900 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7Y54
    Intel® HD Graphics 615
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 950 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7Y75
    Intel® HD Graphics 615
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
Memory
  • 8GB16GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR3 SRAM.
8GB
Configurable to 16GB 1866 MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Storage
  • 256 GB512 GB1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe (Replaceable).
256GB512GB
PCIe-based onboard SSD.
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6MacBook 12” 2017
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.
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A cat 9
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6MacBook 12” 2017
Size
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 57 Wh
41.4 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 15 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
  • Up to 10 hours of wireless web
  • Up to 12 hours of iTunes movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Power Supply65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.
29W USB-C Power Adapter
SoftwareLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6MacBook 12” 2017
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Shipped with macOS High Sierra
Built-in Apps
  • Lenovo Vantage
PhotosiMovieGarageBandPagesNumbersKeynoteSiriSafariMailFaceTimeMessagesMapsNewsStocksHomeVoice MemosNotesCalendarContactsRemindersPhoto BoothPreviewiTunesBooksApp StoreTime Machine
Camera & AudioLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6MacBook 12” 2017
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    720p (1280 x 720 HD) camera.
  • IR Facial Authentication (optional)
480p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
  • Dolby Audio™ Premium
  • Dolby Atmos® for headphones
  • Noise-cancelling dual-array far-field microphones
  • Stereo speakers
  • Dual microphones
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
MiscLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6MacBook 12” 2017
Sensors
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader on the palm rest
  • Optional IR Camera
  • 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
In the box
  • MacBook
  • 29W USB-C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
WarrantyLimited Warranty and Service Your MacBook 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 800-823-2275.  
MoreVideo Support
  • Intel HD Graphics 615
  • Dual display and video mirroring: simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz on an external display, both at millions of colors
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 Price
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 9th Gen 9 Intel Core i7-1165G7, FHD Non-Touch Screen,16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, Backlit KYB Fingerprint Reader, Win10 Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 9th Gen 9 Intel Core i7-1165G7, FHD Non-Touch Screen,16GB RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD, Backlit KYB Fingerprint Reader, Win10 Pro
By Lenovo
$2,050.00
Was: $2,599.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 Ultrabook,14.0" FHD IPS 400 nits,i7-1185G7,32GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD,Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader, USB-C,Win 10 Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 Ultrabook,14.0" FHD IPS 400 nits,i7-1185G7,32GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD,Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint Reader, USB-C,Win 10 Pro
By Lenovo
$2,749.99
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
$949.99
Was: $1,099.00
MacBook 12” 2017 Price
Apple MNYH2LL/A 12in MacBook Laptop - Silver (Retina Display, 1.2GHz Intel Core m3 Dual Core Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB, Intel HD Graphics, Mac OS (2017 Newest Version) (Renewed)
Apple MNYH2LL/A 12in MacBook Laptop - Silver (Retina Display, 1.2GHz Intel Core m3 Dual Core Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB, Intel HD Graphics, Mac OS (2017 Newest Version) (Renewed)
By Apple
$499.97
Was: $569.00
Apple Macbook Retina Display 12 Inch Core M-5Y31 1.1GHz 8GB RAM 256GB SSD (Renewed)
Apple Macbook Retina Display 12 Inch Core M-5Y31 1.1GHz 8GB RAM 256GB SSD (Renewed)
By Apple
$404.45
Was: $424.72
Apple MacBook MJY42LL/A 12in Laptop Retina Display 512GB, Space Gray - (Renewed)
Apple MacBook MJY42LL/A 12in Laptop Retina Display 512GB, Space Gray - (Renewed)
By Apple
$619.99

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