Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2018 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6

Availability

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Released2018
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
$299.00
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
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) 14in FHD (1920x1080) Ultrabook - Intel Core i7-8550U Processor, 16GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, Windows 10 PRO (Renewed)
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (6th Gen) 14in FHD (1920x1080) Ultrabook - Intel Core i7-8550U Processor, 16GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, Windows 10 PRO (Renewed)
By Lenovo
$348.37
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11 21HM002DUS Black Laptop, i7-1355U, 16GB, 512GB PCIe SSD, 14.0" IPS Touch Wide UXGA (1920x1200), Intel Iris Xe, Windows 11 Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11 21HM002DUS Black Laptop, i7-1355U, 16GB, 512GB PCIe SSD, 14.0" IPS Touch Wide UXGA (1920x1200), Intel Iris Xe, Windows 11 Pro
By Lenovo
$1,244.98
$1,399.99 11% OFF

Exterior

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
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
BlackBlack with color coded hinges
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.

Display

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Size14 Inches
Info
  • 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 6
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 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 6
Processor
  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

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 61
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U77169.71%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U86277.94%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U1,106100.00%
01,106

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 61
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U1,97150.81%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U2,98276.88%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U3,879100.00%
03,879
Integrated Graphics
  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.
Storage
  • 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
    M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe (Replaceable).

Connectivity

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
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.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 4.1
More
  • WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A cat 9

Battery

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

Camera & Audio

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

Misc

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Sensors
  • 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 IR Camera
  • Kensington lock slot

Key Features

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
At Glance
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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Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6.

Supports Windows 11

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-8250U → Intel Core i7-8650U
4GB RAM8GB → 16GB
64GB Drive256GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU4 cores
All-day battery life of up to 15-hours

According to Lenovo, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 lasts up to 15 hours of battery life.

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

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more

Storage SlotsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
M.2x1

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6.

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemoryLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR3
Speed2133 MHz