Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8

Here's what you need to know about 2020 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8.

Supports Windows 11

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsLenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-10210U → Intel Core i7-10610U
4GB RAM8GB → 16GB
64GB Drive256GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU4 cores
All-day battery life of up to 19.5-hours

According to Lenovo, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 lasts up to 19.5 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 19.5 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
Upgradable storage

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 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 8.

Non-upgradable memory

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Key Features

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
At Glance
Released in
2020
16:9 4K UHD
14”
2160p 60Hz
Weight
2.40 lb
1.09 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-10610U
4C/8T, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz
Geekbench 5
968
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,042
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
2133 MHz LPDDR3

Availability

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
Released2020
Release Date
  • Announced at CES 2020
PricingStarting at $1,553.30
Stores

Exterior

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
Dimensions12.71” x 8.54” x 0.59” (323 x 217 x 14.95 mm)
Width: 12.71” (323 mm)
Depth: 8.54” (217 mm)
Height: 0.59” (14.95 mm)
WeightStarting at 2.40 lbs (1.09 kg)
Colors
  • Black
  • Black with Woven Top Cover
    Available only on UHD displays.
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Spill-resistant, Backlit with white LED lighting keyboard.
  • New FN row F9-F11
  • Trackpad + TrackPoint® pointing device.

Display

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
Size14 Inches
Info
  • 14” UHD (3840 x 2160)
    IPS, glossy, Dolby Vision™ HDR 400, 500 nits.
  • 14” WQHD (2560 x 1440)
    IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits.
  • 14” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS, PrivacyGuard, anti-glare, 500 nits.
  • 14” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS, anti-glare, low power, touchscreen, 400 nits.
  • 14” FHD (1920 x 1080)
    IPS, anti-glare, 400 nits.

Ports

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
Ports
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3
    Supports Power Delivery & DisplayPort.
  • 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    Full-size USB-A ports (1 port is always on).
  • 1 x Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical docking
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 1 x Headphone / mic combo
  • 1 x WWAN slot
  • 1 x Power button
  • 1 x Kensington lock slot

Internal Specs

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
Processor
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 4.20 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 4.40 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  4. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 81
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U94497.52%
2
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U95798.86%
3
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™94697.73%
4
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™968100.00%
0968

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 81
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U2,93396.42%
2
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U2,94296.71%
3
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™2,99298.36%
4
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™3,042100.00%
03,042
Integrated Graphics
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10210U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10510U
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  3. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10310U with vPro™
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
  4. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10610U with vPro™
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    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 8
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.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth 5.0
MoreOptional WWAN: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband 4G LTE-A

Battery

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion
  • Battery Capacity: 51 Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 19.5 hours
* Tested with MobileMark 2014
Power Supply65 W USB (Type-C) power adapter
Supports Rapid Charge.

Software

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
OS
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Built-in Apps
  • Lenovo Vantage

Camera & Audio

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
Camera
  • Front-facing camera with ThinkShutter privacy cover
    720p (1280 x 720 HD) camera.
  • Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) & HD 720p with ThinkShutter
Audio
  • Dolby Atmos™ Speaker System
  • 4 x 360-degree far-field microphones

Misc

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
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: ThinkPad PrivacyGuard
  • Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyAlert*
  • Optional IR Camera
  • Kensington lock slot
In the box
  • ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8
  • 65W AC adapter
  • 4 Cell 51Wh Internal battery
  • Quick Start Guide
Warranty1-year Depot or Carry-in