Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 vs. MacBook Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3)

Here is a side by side comparison between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 and MacBook Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3) specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 vs. MacBook Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3)

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 Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3) features the 28W 7th Generation Intel Kaby Lake dual-core Intel Core i5-7267U up to dual-core Intel Core i7-7567U 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 6 (2018) and the 13.3″ MacBook Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3) , we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 vs. MacBook Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3): Specs Comparison

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 image

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6

MacBook Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3) image

MacBook Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3)

Key Features
What's new
  • 7th-gen Intel Kaby Lake processor
AvailabilityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6MacBook Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3)
Released20182017
Release InfoAnnounced on June 5th, 2017
Pricing
  • $1,799
    Intel Core i5 7267U | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD
  • $1,999
    Intel Core i5 7267U | 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 Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3) Price
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray
By Apple
$1,349.00
Was: $1,499.00
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Processor (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Silver
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Processor (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Silver
By Apple
$1,499.99
Was: $1,799.00
(Renewed) Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2.7GHz (MF840LL/A), 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive
(Renewed) Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2.7GHz (MF840LL/A), 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive
By Apple
$515.00
Was: $574.99
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6MacBook Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3)
Size14 Inches13.3 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
  • 13.3-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560-by-1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 1680 by 1050
    • 1440 by 900
    • 1024 by 640
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Wide color (P3)
ExteriorLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6MacBook Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3)
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)
11.97” x 8.36” x 0.59” (304.1 mm x 212.4 mm x 14.9 mm)
WeightStarting at 2.49 lbs (1.13 kg)Starting at 3.02 lb (1.37 kg)
Colors
BlackBlack with color coded hinges
Space GraySilver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.
Full-size backlit keyboard with:
  • 64 (U.S.) or 65 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys
  • Touch Bar with integrated Touch ID sensor
  • 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
4 x Thunderbolt 3
Supports charging, DisplayPort,Thunderbolt (40Gb/s), and USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gb/s).
Internal SpecsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6MacBook Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3)
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™ i5-7267U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 3.10 → 3.50 GHz, 4MB Cache, 28W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7287U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 3.30 → 3.70 GHz, 4MB Cache, 28W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7567U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 3.50 → 4.00 GHz, 4MB Cache, 28W
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™ i5-7267U
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 650
    48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1050 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7287U
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 650
    48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7567U
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 650
    48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM, 300 → 1150 MHz
Memory
  • 8GB16GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR3 SRAM.
8GB
configurable to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Storage
  • 256 GB512 GB1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe (Replaceable).
256GB512GB
configurable to 512GB, 1TB or 2TB SSD
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6MacBook Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3)
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 4.2 wireless technology
  • WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A cat 9
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6MacBook Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3)
Size
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 57 Wh
49.2 Wh lithium‑polymer battery
Battery Life
  • Up to 15 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
  • Up to 10 hours wireless web
  • Up to 10 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Power Supply65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.
61W USB‑C Power Adapter
SoftwareLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6MacBook Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3)
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Shipped with macOS Sierra
Built-in Apps
  • Lenovo Vantage
PhotosiMovieGarageBandPagesNumbersKeynoteSiriSafariMailFaceTimeMessagesMapsNewsStocksHomeVoice MemosNotesCalendarContactsRemindersPhoto BoothPreviewMusicPodcastsTVBooksApp StoreTime MachineFind MyQuickTime Player
Camera & AudioLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6MacBook Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3)
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    720p (1280 x 720 HD) camera.
  • IR Facial Authentication (optional)
720p FaceTime HD camera
Audio
  • Dolby Audio™ Premium
  • Dolby Atmos® for headphones
  • Noise-cancelling dual-array far-field microphones
  • Stereo speakers with high dynamic range
  • Three microphones
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
MiscLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6MacBook Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3)
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
  • 13‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 61W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
WarrantyYour MacBook Pro comes with 90 days of complimentary technical support and a one‑year limited warranty. Purchase AppleCare+ for Mac to extend your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and add up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.
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Video Support
Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
  • One display with 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
  • Up to two displays with 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz at millions of colors
  • Up to two displays with 3840-by-2160 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
  • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
  • VGA, HDMI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)
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 Pro 13” (2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3) Price
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Space Gray
By Apple
$1,349.00
Was: $1,499.00
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Processor (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Silver
2020 Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Processor (13-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Storage) - Silver
By Apple
$1,499.99
Was: $1,799.00
(Renewed) Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2.7GHz (MF840LL/A), 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive
(Renewed) Apple MacBook Pro 13in Core i5 Retina 2.7GHz (MF840LL/A), 8GB Memory, 256GB Solid State Drive
By Apple
$515.00
Was: $574.99

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