MacBook Pro 16” (2020) vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9

Here is a side by side comparison between MacBook Pro 16” (2020) and Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

MacBook Pro 16” (2020) vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9

The MacBook Pro 16” (2020) features the 45W 9th Generation Intel Coffee Lake 6-core Intel Core i7-9750H up to 8-core Intel Core i9-9980HK with the boost speed up to 5.00 GHz. While the 2021 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 features the 15W 11th Generation Intel Tiger Lake UP4 quad-core Intel Core i5-1130G7 up to quad-core Intel Core i7-1180G7 with the boost speed up to 4.60 GHz.

If you are in the market looking for a laptop and don't know what's the difference between the 16″ MacBook Pro 16” (2020) and the 14″ Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 (2021), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

MacBook Pro 16” (2020) vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9: Specs Comparison

MacBook Pro 16” (2020) image

MacBook Pro 16” (2020)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 image

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9

Key Features
What's new
New Optional AMD Radeon Pro 5600M
You can now opt for the latest AMD Radeon Pro with 40 compute units, 8GB of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2), and 394GB/s of memory bandwidth that can deliver performance up to 75% faster than the AMD Radeon Pro 5500M.
Intel® Evo™ platform
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 laptop delivers a powerhouse combination of performance, responsiveness, battery life, and stunning visuals.
Better Performance
A new set of performance improvements with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 vPro® processors, Intel® Iris™ Xe graphics, and 32GB of 4266 MHz dual-channel LPDDR4x memory.
Better Cooling
The new one-bar hinge, dual fan, and rear venting for an improved Intelligent Thermal Solution mean you can put in long hours on the job, and the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 laptop will stay as cool as you are.
All-new 16:10 Displays
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 features a refined 16:10 display with narrow bezels and a rich, high-resolution screen, low-power panel energy-efficient, and TÜV Rheinland-certified for reduced blue-light emissions to promote eye-care health.
More
Dolby® Voice® Wider TouchPad Larger Battery Optional 4G/5G WWAN Zero-touch login with Human-presence detection
AvailabilityMacBook Pro 16” (2020)Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Released20202021
Release Info
  • Announced in June 2020.
  • Available in June 2020.
  • Announced on January 11, 2021 (CES 2021)
  • Available starting February 2021
Pricing
  • $2,399 - Intel Core i7 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | Radeon 5300M 4GB
  • $2,799 - Intel Core i7 | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD | Radeon 5500M 4GB
Starting at $1,429
MacBook Pro 16” (2020) Price
Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,329.88
Was: $1,497.00
Apple 15in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray, MPTT2LL/A (Renewed)
Apple 15in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray, MPTT2LL/A (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,034.58
Was: $1,089.00
2019 Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage, 2.3GHz Intel Core i9) - Space Gray
2019 Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage, 2.3GHz Intel Core i9) - Space Gray
By Apple
$2,799.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 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, Windows 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, Windows Pro
By Lenovo
$1,849.99
Was: $2,599.00
Latest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 14" FHD+ Ultrabook, 11th gen i7-1185G7, 16 GB DDR4,512 GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Fingerprint Reader, Win 10 Pro (20XW003KUS), Black
Latest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 14" FHD+ Ultrabook, 11th gen i7-1185G7, 16 GB DDR4,512 GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Fingerprint Reader, Win 10 Pro (20XW003KUS), Black
By Lenovo
$2,045.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 20XW004QUS 14" Ultrabook - WUXGA - 1920 x 1200 - Intel Core i5 i5-1135G7 Quad-core (4 Core) 2.40 GHz - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Black - Windows 10 Pro - Intel Iris
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 20XW004QUS 14" Ultrabook - WUXGA - 1920 x 1200 - Intel Core i5 i5-1135G7 Quad-core (4 Core) 2.40 GHz - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Black - Windows 10 Pro - Intel Iris
By Lenovo
$1,229.99
Was: $1,384.99
DisplayMacBook Pro 16” (2020)Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Size16 Inches14 Inches
InfoRetina display
  • 16‑inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit display with IPS technology; 3072‑by‑1920 native resolution at 226 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors
  • Supported scaled resolutions:
    • 2048 by 1280
    • 1792 by 1120
    • 1344 by 840
    • 1152 by 720
  • 500 nits brightness
  • Wide color (P3)
  • True Tone technology
  • Refresh rates: 47.95Hz, 48.00Hz, 50.00Hz, 59.94Hz, 60.00Hz
  • 14" UHD+
    16:10 3840 x 2400 IPS low-power HDR400 with Dolby Vision™ DCI P3 100% 500 nits TÜV Rheinland-certified for reduced blue light emissions
  • 14" FHD+
    16:10 1920 x 1200 IPS anti-glare low-power 100% sRGB 400 nits Low-power TÜV Rheinland-certified for reduced blue light emissions
  • 14" FHD+ with Touch support 
    16:10 1920 x 1200 IPS anti-glare touchscreen 100% sRGB 400 nits TÜV Rheinland-certified for reduced blue light emissions
  • 14" FHD+ with Touch & PrivacyGuard support 
    16:10 1920 x 1200 IPS anti-glare touchscreen 100% sRGB PrivacyGuard 500 nits
ExteriorMacBook Pro 16” (2020)Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Size Comparison
Dimensions
  • Height: 0.64 inch (1.62 cm)
  • Width: 14.09 inches (35.79 cm)
  • Depth: 9.68 inches (24.59 cm)
12.38” x 8.72” x 0.59” (314.5 x 221.6 x 14.9 mm)
WeightStarting at 4.3 pounds (2.0 kg)Starting at 2.49 lbs (1.13 kg)
Colors
Space Gray Silver
Black
Optional woven carbon fiber top cover
Keyboard and TrackpadBacklit Magic Keyboard with:
  • 65 (U.S.) or 66 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys in an inverted‑T arrangement
  • Touch Bar
  • 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
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
  • New FN row F9-F11
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.
PortsFour Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C) ports with support for:
  • Charging
  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt (up to 40Gb/s)
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4
    Supports Power Delivery & DisplayPort.
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1
    Full-size USB-A ports (1 port is always on).
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x Headphone / mic combo
  • 1 x optional Nano SIM slot
  • 1 x Kensington lock slot
Internal SpecsMacBook Pro 16” (2020)Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Processor
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 4.50 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9880H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 4.80 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.40 → 5.00 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1130G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.00 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1160G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.20 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1180G7 with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.20 → 4.60 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9880H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1250 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1130G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1160G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1180G7 with vPro™
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1100 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5300M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory (20 CUs)
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory (24 CUs)
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB of GDDR6 memory (24 CUs)
New
  • AMD Radeon Pro 5600M with 8GB of HBM2 memory (40 CUs)
Memory
16GB 32GB 64GB
2666MHz DDR4 onboard memory
8GB 16GB 32GB
4266 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR4x Memory.
Storage
512GB 1TB 2TB 4TB 8TB
SSD
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 2TB
M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 4 SSD (Replaceable).
ConnectivityMacBook Pro 16” (2020)Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
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.
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 wireless technologyBluetooth 5.1
Optional WWAN: 4x4 MIMO 5G (LTE CAT20) / 4G (LTE CAT12)
BatteryMacBook Pro 16” (2020)Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Size100 Wh lithium‑polymer battery57 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 11 hours wireless web
  • Up to 11 hours Apple TV app movie playback
  • Up to 30 days of standby time
Up to 15 hours
Based on MobileMark® 2018 battery-life benchmark test
Power Supply96W USB‑C Power Adapter65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.
SoftwareMacBook Pro 16” (2020)Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
OSShipped with macOS Catalina
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Built-in Apps
Photos iMovie GarageBand Pages Numbers Keynote Siri Safari Mail FaceTime Messages Maps News Stocks Home Voice Memos Notes Calendar Contacts Reminders Photo Booth Preview Music Podcasts TV Books App Store Time Machine Find My QuickTime Player
Lenovo Vantage
Camera & AudioMacBook Pro 16” (2020)Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Camera720p FaceTime HD camera
  • Front-facing camera with ThinkShutter privacy shutter
    720p (1280 x 720 HD) camera.
  • Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) & HD 720p with ThinkShutter
Audio
  • High‑fidelity six‑speaker system with force‑cancelling woofers
  • Wide stereo sound
  • Support for Dolby Atmos playback
  • Studio‑quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System
  • Dolby® Voice®
  • 4 x 360-degree microphones
MiscMacBook Pro 16” (2020)Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
Sensors
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader on the palm rest
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Ambient light sensor
  • NFC
Security
  • Touch ID sensor
  • Apple T2 Security Chip
  • Power-on Touch Fingerprint Reader
  • Match on Chip Touch Fingerprint Reader
  • dTPM 2.0 chip
  • Webcam privacy shutter
  • HPD sensor with IR Camera
  • ThinkPad PrivacyGuard
  • ThinkPad PrivacyAlert
  • Kensington™ lock slot
In the box
  • 16‑inch MacBook Pro
  • 96W USB‑C Power Adapter
  • USB-C Charge Cable (2 m)
  • ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9
  • 65W AC adapter
  • 57Wh Internal battery
  • Quick Start Guide
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.1-year Depot or Carry-in
MoreVideo Support
  • Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and:
    • Up to two displays with 6016‑by‑3384 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors or
    • Up to four displays with 4096‑by‑2304 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors
  • Thunderbolt 3 digital video output
    • Native DisplayPort output over USB‑C
    • VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Thunderbolt 2 output supported using adapters (sold separately)
MacBook Pro 16” (2020) Price
Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage) - Space Gray (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,329.88
Was: $1,497.00
Apple 15in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray, MPTT2LL/A (Renewed)
Apple 15in MacBook Pro, Retina, Touch Bar, 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Space Gray, MPTT2LL/A (Renewed)
By Apple
$1,034.58
Was: $1,089.00
2019 Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage, 2.3GHz Intel Core i9) - Space Gray
2019 Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, 16GB RAM, 1TB Storage, 2.3GHz Intel Core i9) - Space Gray
By Apple
$2,799.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 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, Windows 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, Windows Pro
By Lenovo
$1,849.99
Was: $2,599.00
Latest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 14" FHD+ Ultrabook, 11th gen i7-1185G7, 16 GB DDR4,512 GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Fingerprint Reader, Win 10 Pro (20XW003KUS), Black
Latest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 14" FHD+ Ultrabook, 11th gen i7-1185G7, 16 GB DDR4,512 GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Fingerprint Reader, Win 10 Pro (20XW003KUS), Black
By Lenovo
$2,045.00
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 20XW004QUS 14" Ultrabook - WUXGA - 1920 x 1200 - Intel Core i5 i5-1135G7 Quad-core (4 Core) 2.40 GHz - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Black - Windows 10 Pro - Intel Iris
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 20XW004QUS 14" Ultrabook - WUXGA - 1920 x 1200 - Intel Core i5 i5-1135G7 Quad-core (4 Core) 2.40 GHz - 8 GB RAM - 256 GB SSD - Black - Windows 10 Pro - Intel Iris
By Lenovo
$1,229.99
Was: $1,384.99

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