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Best Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon accessories 2022

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon.
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Folks who need a portable workstation should look no further than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It's a sleek-looking, lightweight, and powerful laptop for professionals that you can depend on. Notably, you can kit out the device with advanced audio, stunning displays, capable modern Intel processors, and LTE connectivity for truly wireless computing. As great as the laptop is, though, your experience with it can be made even better with the addition of some handy accessories. Here's a list of our favorites.

Making the right choice

All the accessories listed in this collection will complement the Lenovo X1 Carbon, allowing you to get more done on the go. However, if you're not too sure about where to begin, we can lend a hand here.

The big recommendation here is the Thunderbolt 4 dock. The CalDigit TS4 is an excellent choice should you need several more ports for hooking up additional hardware to your X1 Carbon. The sheer number of USB-A, USB-C, and Thunderbolt 4 ports you get is incredible, and SD card readers, audio jacks, and an Ethernet slot also ensure you can take full advantage of expandable storage, quality headphones, and a rock-solid internet connection. You can also pair the dock and the laptop with the excellent Lenovo ThinkVision T27p-10, allowing you to enjoy 27 inches of 4K goodness.

Laptops are also portable PCs, and you should treat them as such, making full use of Windows 11 wherever you go. If you find yourself frequently taking the X1 Carbon out your front door, you'll want to consider some protection. Waterfield's sleevecase is a premium choice for additional shielding against bumps and drops while looking as premium as the price. Tomtoc's bag is a less protective, but more affordable option that we also recommend if you're on a budget.

Keep in mind that there are tons of other phenomenal accessories on the market as well, and if none of the peripherals on this list is a good fit for your needs, you shouldn't hesitate to search for alternatives. Check out our roundup of the best accessories for new laptop owners if you're interested in exploring other options.

Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

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