Note, you may add additional configurations to your ultrabook at additional cost (ex: upgrade memory, IPS w/ WWAN & more). Please refer to the forum thread or Wiki for additional details.
- Intel Core i5-5200U 2.70GHz Processor
- 14.0" 1920x1080 FHD w/ WWAN
- 128GB Solid State Drive SSD
- 4GB Memory
- Intel HD Graphics 5500
- WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0
- Windows 8.1 (64 Bit)
Editor's Notes & Price Research
If you're experiencing issues loading the product page, please clear your cookies or try a different web browser. This is a great price for the thinnest and lightest business laptop: ThinkPad X1 (3rd Gen) - Discombobulated
Best price for today and for all time.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook (3rd Gen) (Part number: 20BSCTO1WW)
$1,209.00 - $483.60 (40% savings) = $725.40
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Specs for start price (you may customize for your choice):
- Intel Core i5-5200U Processor (3MB Cache, up to 2.70GHz)
- 4GB PC3-12800L Memory on MB
- 128GB Solid State Drive, Serial ATA
- 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) with WWAN
- Intel HD Graphics 5500
- Intel 7265 AC/B/G/N Dual Band Wireless
- Bluetooth Version 4.0
- Windows 8.1 64-Bit
- Rapid Charge, Integrated Battery
You may extend the configuration: "8GB PC3-12800L Memory on MB" or "QHD (2560x1440) IPS Display" and see that 40% savings applies to all added parts.
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Expired: April 21, 2015.
Now $1,209.00 - $362.70 (30% savings) = $846.30 until June 16th.
Now not required CPU upgrade for upgrade memory to "8GB PC3-12800L on MB" for $60, not $100.
$100 - $40 (40% savings) = $60 for soldered memory on MB
"14.0" QHD (2560x1440) IPS with WWAN" for $90, not $150.
$150 - $60 (40% savings) = $90
Clearing up some things:
X1 (old original non-Carbon)
X1 Carbon 1st Gen (great, Memory soldered, SSD not)
X1 Carbon 2nd Gen (blah, Memory soldered, SSD not, funky keyboard, trackpoint clickers incorporated into trackpad)
X1 Carbon 3rd Gen - this model (great, normal keyboard, and trackpoint clickers are back)
Memory is soldered on.
SSD can be replaced, it's an M2. (someone above said that drives need to be whitelisted in BIOS)
FHD screen is matte and non-touchscreen and NOT IPS.
QHD non-touchscreen is matte
QHD touchscreen is glass and glossy (never really liked glossy screens yuck)
QHD on Win 8.1 is great as Win 8.1 scales really well for high res screens. On Win 7 it can be better but not a deal breaker.
I currently have Win 10 on my X1 Carbon 1st Gen and love it. Still can't stand Win 8.1 on a laptop. I do have Win 8.1 on my Thinkpad Tablet 10 which runs really well. It's made for touch.