Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6

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

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.

What we don't like

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

Non-upgradable memory

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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
937
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,116
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 620
24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
2133 MHz LPDDR3

Availability

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6
Released2018
Stores

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™ i5-8250U77182.28%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U86292.00%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U937100.00%
0937

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 61
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U1,97163.25%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U2,98295.70%
3
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U3,116100.00%
03,116
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