Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)

Here is a side by side comparison between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 and Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 image

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) image

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)

Key FeaturesLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
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 Mid
2021
16:9 FHD
15.6”
1080p 60Hz
Weight
3.41 lb
1.55 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4C/8T, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,374
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,487
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) Ports
Up to Nvidia GeForce
MX450
2GB GDDR6
AvailabilityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
Released20192021
Release Info-
  • Announced at Samsung Unpack Event (2021)
  • Announced on April 28, 2021
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 Price
Latest_Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 14" FHD IPS Anti-Glare 400 nits Display, 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10210U Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Fingerprint Reader, Backlit Keyboard, Window 10 Pro
Latest_Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 14" FHD IPS Anti-Glare 400 nits Display, 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10210U Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Fingerprint Reader, Backlit Keyboard, Window 10 Pro
By Lenovo
$1,185.52
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7, 14.0" FHD IPS 400 nits Anti-Glare, Intel i5, UHD Graphics, 8GB, 256GB SSD, Win 10 Pro, BT5.0, Carbon Fiber, Black
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7, 14.0" FHD IPS 400 nits Anti-Glare, Intel i5, UHD Graphics, 8GB, 256GB SSD, Win 10 Pro, BT5.0, Carbon Fiber, Black
By Lenovo
$899.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen : 14-Inch fhd IPS Screen, 16GB RAM, 512GB Nvme SSD, Win 10 Pro, i7-8565U, Black
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen : 14-Inch fhd IPS Screen, 16GB RAM, 512GB Nvme SSD, Win 10 Pro, i7-8565U, Black
By Lenovo
$1,370.77
Was: $1,530.77
Samsung Galaxy Book 2021 Price
Samsung Electronics Galaxy Book 15 Int 15.6" Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor, 16GB, 256GB- Wi-Fi - Mystic Silver (NP750XDA-KD2US)
Samsung Electronics Galaxy Book 15 Int 15.6" Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor, 16GB, 256GB- Wi-Fi - Mystic Silver (NP750XDA-KD2US)
By SAMSUNG
$905.29
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro Windows 11 Intel Evo Platform Laptop Computer 15.6" AMOLED Screen 11th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor 16GB Memory 512GB SSD Long-Lasting Battery, Mystic Blue
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro Windows 11 Intel Evo Platform Laptop Computer 15.6" AMOLED Screen 11th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor 16GB Memory 512GB SSD Long-Lasting Battery, Mystic Blue
By SAMSUNG
$937.54
Was: $999.99
SAMSUNG Galaxy Book Go Laptop PC Computer Qualcomm 7C Pro 4GB Memory 128GB eUFS Storage 18-Hour Battery Compact Light Shockproof WFH Ready WiFi 5, Silver
SAMSUNG Galaxy Book Go Laptop PC Computer Qualcomm 7C Pro 4GB Memory 128GB eUFS Storage 18-Hour Battery Compact Light Shockproof WFH Ready WiFi 5, Silver
By SAMSUNG
$314.95
Was: $349.99
ExteriorLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
Size Comparison
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
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)
14.04" x 9.02" x 0.60" (356.6 x 229.1 x 15.4 mm)
WeightStarting at 2.40 lbs (1.08 kg)3.41 lbs (1.55 kg)
Colors
Black
Mystic Silver Mystic Blue
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.
  • Full size, backlit chiclet keyboard with Numpad
    Optional fingerprint sensor on Power key.
  • Precise Touchpad
    Microsoft Precision Touchpad support.
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
Size14 Inches15.6 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.
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Panel Type: TFT LCD
PortsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 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 WWAN slot
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Kensington lock slot
Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) Ports
Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) Ports
Image Source: Samsung
  • 2 x USB Type-C
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 2 x USB 3.2
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x UFS & MicroSDXC card reader
  • 1 x Headphone out/Mic-in Combo
  • 1 x Security slot
  • 1 x Optional Nano SIM slot
Internal SpecsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
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. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4
    2 cores, 4 threads, 3.00 → 4.10 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 28W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W
Geekbench 5 Single Core
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 71
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U64546.94%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8365U63846.43%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U80458.52%
4
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8665U76555.68%
5
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U94468.70%
6
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U95769.65%
7
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10710U1,05176.49%
Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)1
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G41,16384.64%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G71,19586.97%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G71,374100.00%
01,374
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 71
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U2,13244.55%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8365U2,41950.54%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8565U2,32748.62%
4
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8665U2,42550.67%
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%
Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)1
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G42,44551.09%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G73,98083.16%
3
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G74,48793.75%
04,786
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. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-1115G4
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    48 Execution Units, 400 → 1250 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
Memory
  • 8GB 16GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR3 SRAM.
  • 4GB
    3733 LPDDR4X onboard memory.
  • 8GB 16GB
    4267 LPDDR4X onboard memory.
Discrete Graphics-Optional NVIDIA® GeForce® MX450 Graphics
Storage
  • 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe (Replaceable).
256GB 512GB
NVMe SSD
2 x M.2 2230/2280 PCIe SSD slot.
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
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.
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax 2X2)
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth® v5.1
More-Optional LTE
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 51 Wh
54 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 18.3 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
Up to 10.9 hours
Local video playback.
Power Supply65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.
65W Power Adapter
SoftwareLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Lenovo Vantage
  • Link Sharing
  • Live Message
  • Live Wallpaper
  • McAfee Live Safe (60 days trial)
  • Samsung Gallery
  • Quick Search
  • Samsung DeX
  • Samsung Flow
  • Samsung Notes
  • Samsung Recovery
  • Samsung Settings
  • Studio Plus
  • Samsung Update
  • teamPL
Camera & AudioLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    720p (1280 x 720 HD) camera.
  • IR & 720p HD Camera with microphone
HD front-facing camera
Audio
  • Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System
  • 4 x 360-degree far-field microphones
  • Dolby Atmos® Speakers
  • Dual Array Mic
MiscLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)
Sensors
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader on the palm rest
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Fingerprint sensor on power key
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
  • TPM
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • Security Lock slot
In the box-
  • Galaxy Book
  • USB-C Data Cable
  • Travel Adapter
Warranty-1-year limited warranty

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy Book (2021): Comparison Review

Here is our comparison review between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 and Samsung Galaxy Book (2021).

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 vs. Samsung Galaxy Book (2021)

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 15.6-inch Galaxy Book was introduced by Samsung about two years later in mid-2021. It comes with up to a quad-core Intel Core i7-1165G7 with a boost clock speed up to 4.70 GHz. It has a dedicated GPU option up to Nvidia GeForce MX450 with 2GB GDDR6.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 has a 14-inch display which is slightly smaller than the 15.6-inch Samsung Galaxy Book (2021). In addition, The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 weighs 2.40 lbs. about 42% lighter than the 3.41 lbs. Samsung Galaxy Book (2021). Moreover, measured at 12.71” x 8.54” x 0.58”, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 is considerably more portable than the Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) at 14.04” x 9.02” x 0.60”.

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 Samsung Galaxy Book (2021), it . Like Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7, it has an onboard memory module that is not upgradable by the users. Luckily, it has two M.2 slots that users can easily swap or add an extra SSD to get extra space when needed.

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021) image

Samsung Galaxy Book (2021): Key Features

Introduction Video

Galaxy Book Launch Event

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked April 2021 Event.

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