Lenovo X1 Carbon: The perfect device for remote working?


Lenovo X1 Carbon: Reinventing Portability. 

We set a task for our Corporate Account Manger Ben Davies to switch his old machine for a shiny, new Lenovo X1 Carbon Device. Ben told us more about his role, what he needs from a device, and how he got on with the X1 Carbon. Could this be the perfect device for remote working? Let’s find out…

Ben Davies

“I’m a customer focused Corporate Account Manager for XMA. The most important part of my role is ensuring my clients get the best standard products and services they require.

For my job I need a light and powerful machine. When I am at home or in the office, I have multiple business applications, large databases and spreadsheets open at any one time. I need all of these to run seamlessly to ensure I can work efficiently for my clients. When I am working externally, such as visiting my clients, I need a device that looks professional, whilst being able to handle long periods of presenting, for this, the X1 Carbon ticks all the boxes. It is lightweight, powerful and looks slick. A highlight has been the battery life, this is great for remote working.

Here are my top 3 findings:

1: Mobility. The mobility of this device is fantastic due to it being extremely light and with a fantastic battery life.

2: Performance. The performance of this device is great, I’m a lazy user and want Teams, Outlook and numerous other business applications open all the time. Thanks to the performance of the X1 Carbon, I have been able to use these all together consistently.

3: Design. When meeting with my clients, I am often asked about this device due to its slick design – it has opened up some great conversations! I have had some horrendous looking devices in the past and it doesn’t set the right tone in front of customers. The X1’s finish gives me a head start.”

Hopefully Bens experience helps guide your decision-making process when searching for the best device for your remote workers. Here is some more information on the Lenovo X1 Carbon:

ThinkPad X1 Carbon: Carbon-tough yet ultra-light.

Key features:

Wherever the road takes you.

The X1 Carbon Gen 7 is 6% thinner than its predecessor at only 14.9mm thin, weighing only 1.09kg. This lightweight device reinvents portability. This device delivers high performance with the 18-hour long battery life, enabling productivity on the go.

Small product, huge power.

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is powered by 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and up to 16GB memory. The PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) delivers fast performance, to boost productivity.

Built for life’s extremes.

Like all ThinkPad Laptops, the X1 Carbon Gen 7 is tested against 12 military-grade requirements and over 200 quality checks to ensure it will run in extreme conditions.

A laptop as well-connected as you.

X1 Carbon Gen 7 keeps you online, even without Wi-Fi when you choose the optional LTE-A card and the WWAN technology.

Secure your data.

The X1 Carbon keeps your business data and privacy safe with the comprehensive suite of ThinkShield security features such as ThinkShutter and Fingerprint login. The discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) encrypts data and works in conjunction with Windows 10 Pro security.

For your eyes only.

As part of the ThinkSheild security, there are a combination of hardware and software options available to work together to ensure what’s on your display is for your eyes only, such as PrivacyGuard and PrivacyAlert.


Available to buy on our XMA Store