I’ve been testing the Lenovo ThinkPad Carbon X1, the newly released touch screen laptop. If there is one thing you can say for the little thing is that it is thin. I’ve been using it for a wide array of tasks, not to mention trying to get used to the Windows 8 interface.

Lenovo Carbon X1 and the Lenovo D30

This morning the Carbon X1 was happily working alongside the Lenovo ThinkStation D30 (better known as ‘the sledgehammer’). It was pretty nice using the touch screen to navigate my references, and scroll through lists while keeping the D30 focused on the design work.

This model is equipped with the Intel i5 processor, which seems to be able to handle a good amount of work. The tests are not yet complete, but so far the Carbon X1 has had good speed performance with:

  • Autodesk Fusion 360
  • Autodesk Sketchbook Designer

additional apps that have had no problems whatsoever include:

  • Microsoft Office products
  • Chrome
  • Cloud Synchronization

There is still a lot of review to perform, including benchmarking. Check in again for another update before the article is completed.