Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5

Here's what you need to know about 2017 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5.

All-day battery life of up to 15-hours

According to Lenovo, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5 lasts up to 15 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 15 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
Upgradable storage

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5 comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more.

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5.

Not supports Windows 11
RequirementsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-6200U → Intel Core i7-7600U
4GB RAM8GB → 16GB
64GB Drive256GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU2 cores
Non-upgradable memory

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Key Features

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
At Glance
Released in
2017
16:9 WQHD
14”
1440p 60Hz
Weight
2.49 lb
1.13 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-7600U
2C/4T, 2.80 → 3.90 GHz
Geekbench 5
885
Single Core
Geekbench 5
1,883
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® HD Graphics 620
24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3

Availability

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
Released2017
Stores

Exterior

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
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)
WeightStarting at 2.49 lbs (1.13 kg)
Colors
Black Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.

Display

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
Size14 Inches
Info
  • 14” FHD
    1920 x 1080, IPS, 60Hz, anti-glare, non-touch.
  • 14” WQHD
    2560 x 1440, IPS, 60Hz, anti-glare, non-touch.

Ports

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
Ports
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3
    Supports Power Delivery & DisplayPort.
  • 1 x USB 3.0
    Full-size USB-A ports.
  • 1 x Native Network RJ45
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Headphone / mic combo
  • 1 x MicroSD card reader
  • 1 x Micro SIM slot
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Kensington lock slot

Internal Specs

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
Processor
  1. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6200U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.30 → 2.80 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6500U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.50 → 3.10 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7200U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.50 → 3.10 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  4. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.60 → 3.50 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  5. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7500U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.70 → 3.50 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
  6. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7600U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.80 → 3.90 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 51
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6200U55863.05%
2
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6500U67976.72%
3
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7200U72181.47%
4
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U81592.09%
5
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7500U76686.55%
6
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7600U885100.00%
0885

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 51
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6200U1,33370.79%
2
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6500U1,50079.66%
3
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7200U1,61185.55%
4
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U1,77794.37%
5
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7500U1,74492.62%
6
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7600U1,883100.00%
01,883
Integrated Graphics
  1. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6200U
    Intel® HD Graphics 520
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
  2. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6500U
    Intel® HD Graphics 520
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
  3. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7200U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
  4. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  5. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7500U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
  6. 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7600U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Memory
  • 8GB 16GB
    1866 MHz Dual-channel LPDDR3 SRAM.
Storage
  • 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe (Replaceable).

Connectivity

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
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.
  • Intel® Dual-Band Wireless-AC(2x2) 8260
    Up to 867 Mbps, Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.1
Ethernet
  • RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port (10/100/1000)
More
  • WWAN: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X7 LTE-A

Battery

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
Size
  • 3-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 57 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 15 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
Power Supply65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.

Software

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Camera & Audio

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    720p (1280 x 720 HD) camera.
Audio
  • Dolby Audio™ Premium
  •  Microphones

Misc

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5
Sensors
  • Optional dedicated Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader.​​
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • dTPM 2.0 chip
  • Kensington lock slot