Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6: Full specs comparison

The following is a comprehensive comparison of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 specifications, including details on CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Pros

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

Newer manufacturing

2020 vs. 2018

Slightly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-1180G7 inside Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano has a 15% 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 Nano - Intel Core i7-1180G7
4,474
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano - Intel Core i7-1160G7
4,238
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano - Intel Core i5-1130G7
4,079
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 - Intel Core i7-8650U
3,879
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 - Intel Core i5-8350U
2,982
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 - Intel Core i5-8250U
1,971
Supports faster memory

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano supports a faster memory speed than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6. It supports up to 4267MHz versus 2133MHz of system memory on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6.

Memory type and speed
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano - LPDDR4X
4,267 MHz
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 - LPDDR3
2,133 MHz
About 21% lighter

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano weighed 1.99 pounds, 21% lighter than the 2.49 pounds Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6.

WeightLenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Pound
1.99 lbs.
2.49 lbs.
Kilogram
0.90 kg
1.13 kg

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 Pros

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

7% larger display

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 has a 14-inch screen size 7% larger than the 13-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano.

Display size
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
14-inch
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano
13-inch

Key Similars

Similar characteristics share between Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano 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 Nano
16 GB
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
16 GB

Prices

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

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Price
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Business Laptop (13" 2k Touchscreen, Intel Core i7-1160G7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD), 1.99lbs, 13-Hr Long Battery Life, Backlit KB, Fingerprint, 3-Yr Warranty, IST Cable, Win 11 Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Business Laptop (13" 2k Touchscreen, Intel Core i7-1160G7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD), 1.99lbs, 13-Hr Long Battery Life, Backlit KB, Fingerprint, 3-Yr Warranty, IST Cable, Win 11 Pro
By Lenovo
$999.98
Lenovo Ultra Thin ThinkPad X1 Nano 13" 2K (2160x1350) IPS 450nits Ultrabook i7-1160G7 Finger Print Windows 10 Pro W/HDMI (16GB RAM | 512GB PCIe SSD)
Lenovo Ultra Thin ThinkPad X1 Nano 13" 2K (2160x1350) IPS 450nits Ultrabook i7-1160G7 Finger Print Windows 10 Pro W/HDMI (16GB RAM | 512GB PCIe SSD)
By Lenovo
$799.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Business Laptop, 13” 2K Touchscreen, Intel Core i7 1180G7 Processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Fingerprint Reader, Backlit KB, Webcam, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Pro, Black
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Business Laptop, 13” 2K Touchscreen, Intel Core i7 1180G7 Processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Fingerprint Reader, Backlit KB, Webcam, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Pro, Black
By Lenovo
$889.00
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
$328.99
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) - Windows 10 Pro - Intel Quad Core i5-8350U, 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 i5-8350U, 256GB NVMe-PCIe SSD, 16GB RAM, 14 FHD IPS (1920x1080) Display, Fingerprint Reader, Black (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$288.50
$303.99 5% 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
$324.00
$359.00 10% OFF

Availability

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Released20202018
Release Date
  • Announced on September 29, 2020.
  • Expected to be available in the 4th quarter of 2020.
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PricingStarting at $1,399.-

Exterior

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Size Comparison
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Dimensions
  • 12.72” x 8.54” x 0.55 - 0.66” (292.8 mm x 207.7 mm x 13.87 - 16.7 mm)
    Non-touch models
  • 12.72” x 8.54” x 0.56 - 0.68” (292.9 mm x 207.8 mm x 14.27 - 17.2 mm)
    Touch models
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)
Weight
  • 1.99 lbs (907 g) 
    Non-touch models
  • 2.14lbs (969 g)
    Touch models
  • 2.07 lbs (939 g)
    WWAN non-touch models
  • 2.21 lbs (1001 g)
    WWAN touch models
Starting at 2.49 lbs (1.13 kg)
Colors
Black
Optional Carbon-Fiber Weave on top cover on touch models only.
BlackBlack with color coded hinges
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Backlit keyboard with new UC functions for F9-F11
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
  • New FN row F9-F11
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.

Display

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Size13 Inches14 Inches
Info
  • 13” 2K Non-touch
    2160 x 1350 16:10 aspect ratio IPS 100% sRGB Dolby Vision™ 450 nits brightness Non-touch supports
  • 13” 2K with Touch
    2160 x 1350 16:10 aspect ratio IPS 100% sRGB Dolby Vision™ 450 nits brightness touch supports
  • 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 NanoLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4
    Supports USB 4, Power Delivery, and DisplayPort.
  • 1 x Headphone / mic combo
  • 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 NanoLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Processor
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1130G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.00 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1160G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.20 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1180G7 with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.20 → 4.60 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. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1130G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1160G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz
  3. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1180G7 with vPro™
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 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
    4267 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR4x SRAM.
  • 8GB 16GB
    2133 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR3 SRAM.
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
  • 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe (Replaceable).

Connectivity

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Wi-Fi
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6™ AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2)
    Up to 2400 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax.
  • 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
MoreOptional WWAN: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband 5G CAT20 and 4G LTE CAT9.
  • WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A cat 9

Battery

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Size48 Wh
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 57 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 13 hours 
Based on MobileMark® 2018 battery-life benchmark test
  • 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 NanoLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
OS
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Ubuntu Linux OS 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Built-in Apps
Lenovo Vantage
  • Lenovo Vantage

Camera & Audio

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

Misc

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Sensors
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader on the palm rest
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader on the palm rest
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Match on Chip Fingerprint Reader
  • IR camera with human presence detection
  • dTPM 2.0 chip
  • ThinkShutter camera cover
  • 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
In the box
  • ThinkPad X1 Nano
  • 65W AC adapter
  • 4 Cell 48Wh Internal battery
  • Quick Start Guide
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Warranty1-year Depot or Carry-in-

Key Features

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 NanoLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
At Glance
Released in
2020
16:10 2K
13”
1350p 60Hz
Weight
1.99 lb
0.90 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1180G7
4C/8T, 2.20 → 4.60 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,364
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,474
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X
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

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