Battery Life: 8 / 10

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The battery life on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is impressive. We got close to 5 hours on the PC Mark 8 battery life test, and in regular usage scenario we could easily use the X1 Carbon through an entire work day. The other good thing about the X1 Carbon is that it has very good standby. So say if you log off on a Friday with around 75 percent battery remaining, and re-login on Monday, you will still have around 72-73 percent charge intact. Also I was quite impressed with the minimal battery consumption while streaming video. For instance, during the entire Apple iPhone 7 launch event, there was only a 6-7 percent drop in battery life. Also charging is relatively quick, with an hour’s charging filling up over 80 percent battery.

Verdict and Price in India
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon series is not for everyone. There are affordable ThinkPad’s in the Lenovo lineup, but the X-series represents the premium segment. The premium can be attributed to the presence of the vPro processor. It offers better security features for instance over a regular Intel Core processor since the vPro processor based devices are used within an enterprise setup.

The price point of Rs 1,06,000 is definitely on the higher side and it only makes sense for those who are looking to upgrade from an over 3-4 year trusty ThinkPad. The things working in the X1 Carbon’s favour are definitely its light form factor, fast performance, great battery life and wonderful display.

If you are a business user with limited budget, then you can check out the T-series and E-series of ThinkPad laptops. If you are not a business user, then it just makes sense to go for a powerful and affordable laptop from the Lenovo stable itself or from other brands. The Acer Aspire S13 comes highly recommended if you are a Windows user.

Publish date: October 10, 2016 3:26 pm| Modified date: October 10, 2016 3:27 pm

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