Is the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon available with 10th Gen Intel CPUs?
Lenovo will add 10th Gen CPUs soon
You can purchase Lenovo's refreshed ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebooks right now, taking full advantage of the performance and other benefits offered by the latest 10th Gen Intel processors. With a 10th Gen Intel CPU, you also get 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.
The most affordable ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes rocking an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8265U CPU, 8GB LPDDR3 2133MHz RAM, and a 256GB M.2 PCIe-NVMe SSD. That's not a bad configuration, though if you want to take advantage of Intel's 10th Gen processors, you'll need to part with more cash to cover the upgrade.
What makes Intel's 10th Gen worth it?
The latest Intel 10th Gen processors are a substantial upgrade that warrants the consideration of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon refresh with these latest CPUs. Intel managed to make all these improvements to its processors by mainly moving to a 10nm process. This move makes the CPUs more energy-efficient, reducing overall power consumption — ideal for notebooks.
Not only did Intel switch to a smaller manufacturing process, but it also added support for Thunderbolt 3 into the CPU itself. There's also full support for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), the latest wireless tech standard bringing better speeds and connectivity to portable PCs.
The trusty powerful workhorse
The Carbon doesn't scream about specifications unless you bring up portability and LTE in the conversation. Still, it's a powerful notebook that can be relied upon to handle video editing and other intensive applications.
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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