Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6: Which is better?

Here is a side by side comparison between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 Pros

Reasons that Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 is better than Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6.

Newer manufacturing

2019 vs. 2018

Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-10710U inside Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 has a 23% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-8650U inside Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 - Intel Core i7-10710U
4,786
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 - Intel Core i7-8665U
4,209
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 - Intel Core i7-8650U
3,879
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 - Intel Core i5-8365U
3,442
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 - Intel Core i5-8350U
2,982
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 - Intel Core i7-10510U
2,942
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 - Intel Core i5-10210U
2,933
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 - Intel Core i7-8565U
2,327
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 - Intel Core i5-8265U
2,132
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 - Intel Core i5-8250U
1,971

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 Pros

We couldn't find any advantages of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 over Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7.

Key Similars

Similar characteristics share between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6.

Supports the same maximum memory size of up to 16GB

Both laptops supports up to 16GB of system memory.

Max system memory size
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7
16 GB
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
16 GB
Uses the same memory type and speed

Both laptops supports the same 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM.

Memory type and speed
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 - LPDDR3
2,133 MHz
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 - LPDDR3
2,133 MHz

Prices

Here are the latest price updates and offers for both devices.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 Price
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Generation Ultrabook, 14" FHD(1920x1080) Display, Intel Core i7-8650U, Up to 3.6GHz, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Generation Ultrabook, 14" FHD(1920x1080) Display, Intel Core i7-8650U, Up to 3.6GHz, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$355.43
$407.00 13% OFF
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 14 Inch FHD 1080P Laptop, 8th Gen Intel 4-Core i7-8550U up to 4.0GHz, Intel UHD 620, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, FP Reader, Windows 10 (Renewed)
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 14 Inch FHD 1080P Laptop, 8th Gen Intel 4-Core i7-8550U up to 4.0GHz, Intel UHD 620, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, FP Reader, Windows 10 (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$398.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Business Laptop, 14.0-inch FHD (1920 x 1080), 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Webcam, Fingerprint Reader, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen Business Laptop, 14.0-inch FHD (1920 x 1080), 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Webcam, Fingerprint Reader, Windows 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$344.57
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 Price
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) 14-inch FHD Laptop, Intel Quad Core i7-8650U, 16GB RAM, 256GB NVMe-PCIe SSD, Fingerprint Reader, Windows 10 Pro, Black (Renewed)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) 14-inch FHD Laptop, Intel Quad Core i7-8650U, 16GB RAM, 256GB NVMe-PCIe SSD, Fingerprint Reader, Windows 10 Pro, Black (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$347.83
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen Ultrabook 14" FHD Laptop, Intel Core i5-8350U 8GB RAM 256GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint, Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen Ultrabook 14" FHD Laptop, Intel Core i5-8350U 8GB RAM 256GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Fingerprint, Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$239.99
$289.00 17% OFF
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
$357.07
$386.02 7% OFF

Comparison Summary

Lenovo has released the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7, a 14-inch machine, in 2019. It is powered by up to a hexa-core Intel Core i7-10710U with a boost clock speed up to 4.70 GHz. The laptop has an integrated graphics option up to Intel® UHD Graphics (24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz).

On the other hand, we have the 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 was introduced by Lenovo about a year earlier in 2018. It comes with up to a quad-core Intel Core i7-8650U with a boost clock speed up to 4.20 GHz. It has an integrated graphics option up to Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz).

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 71
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U64556.88%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8365U1,04992.50%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U80470.90%
4
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8665U1,134100.00%
5
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U94483.25%
6
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U95784.39%
7
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10710U1,05192.68%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 61
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U77167.99%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U86276.01%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U1,10697.53%
01,134

Geekbench 5 Multi Core

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 71
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U2,13244.55%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8365U3,44271.92%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U2,32748.62%
4
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8665U4,20987.94%
5
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U2,93361.28%
6
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U2,94261.47%
7
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10710U4,786100.00%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 61
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U1,97141.18%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U2,98262.31%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U3,87981.05%
04,786

Both Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 have the same 14-inch display size. In addition, The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 weighs 2.40 lbs. about 3% lighter than the 2.49 lbs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6. Moreover, measured at 12.71” x 8.54” x 0.58”, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 is slightly more portable than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 at 12.73” x 8.54” x 0.62”.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6

Moving over to upgradability, Lenovo claims that the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 supports up to 16GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 memory. However, it has an onboard memory module that is not upgradable by the users. Fortunately, it comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that users can replace and upgrade in the future.

For Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6, it supports up to 16GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 memory. Like Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7, it has an onboard memory module that is not upgradable by the users. Luckily, it has a single removable M.2 SSD slot that users can replace or upgrade when needed.

Key Features

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
At Glance
Released in
2019
16:9 4K UHD
14”
2160p 60Hz
Weight
2.40 lb
1.09 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-10710U
6C/12T, 1.10 → 4.70 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,051
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,786
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
2133 MHz LPDDR3
Released in
2018
16:9 WQHD
14”
1440p 60Hz
Weight
2.49 lb
1.13 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-8650U
4C/8T, 1.90 → 4.20 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,106
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,879
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 620
24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
2133 MHz LPDDR3

Availability

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Released20192018

Exterior

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Dimensions12.71” x 8.54” x 0.58” (323 x 217 x 14.95 mm)
Width: 12.71” (323 mm)
Depth: 8.54” (217 mm)
Height: 0.58” (14.95 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 2.40 lbs (1.08 kg)Starting at 2.49 lbs (1.13 kg)
Colors
Black
BlackBlack with color coded hinges
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.

Display

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Size14 Inches14 Inches
Info
  • 14” UHD (3840 x 2160)
    IPS, glossy, Dolby Vision™ HDR 400, 500 nits.
  • 14” WQHD (2560 x 1440)
    IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits.
  • 14” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS, low power, anti-glare, 400 nits.
  • 14” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS, PrivacyGuard, anti-glare, 400 nits.
  • 14” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits.
  • 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.

Ports

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
  • 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 WWAN slot
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Kensington lock slot
  • 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

Internal Specs

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Processor
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 3.90 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8365U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 4.10 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.60 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  4. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8665U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.90 → 4.80 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  5. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 4.20 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  6. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  7. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10710U
    6 cores, 12 threads, 1.10 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 3.40 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 3.60 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.90 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8365U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  3. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  4. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8665U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  5. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  6. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  7. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10710U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  3. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Memory
  • 8GB 16GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR3 SRAM.
  • 8GB 16GB
    2133 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).

Connectivity

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Wi-Fi
  • Intel Wireless-AC 9560 2x2 AC
    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.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Bluetooth 4.1
More-
  • WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A cat 9

Battery

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 51 Wh
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 57 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 18.3 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.

Software

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Built-in Apps
  • Lenovo Vantage
  • Lenovo Vantage

Camera & Audio

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    720p (1280 x 720 HD) camera.
  • IR & 720p HD Camera with microphone
  • Front-facing camera
    720p (1280 x 720 HD) camera.
  • IR Facial Authentication (optional)
Audio
  • Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System
  • 4 x 360-degree far-field microphones
  • Dolby Audio™ Premium
  • Dolby Atmos® for headphones
  • Noise-cancelling dual-array far-field microphones

Misc

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Sensors
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader on the palm rest
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
  • 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: ThinkPad PrivacyGuard
  • Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyAlert*
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Kensington lock slot
  • Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities
  • Match-on-Chip Fingerprint Reader
  • dTPM 2.0 chip
  • ThinkShutter camera cover
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Kensington lock slot

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