Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8 vs Macbook Pro

In this post we will compare Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8 and Macbook Pro ( We had comepare both MacBook Pro 13-inch model and MacBook Pro 16-inch model)

Overview

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8MacBook Pro 13-inch modelMacBook Pro 16-inch model
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Key Feature

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8MacBook Pro 13-inch modelMacBook Pro 16-inch model
One of our first Intel® 14″ mobility-certified laptopsUp to 10th-generation processors with up to 80 percent faster graphics performance.1The best for the brightest.
Thin and lightweightUp to 32GB of memory for running multiple pro apps.Retina Display
A big, beautiful workspace. For doing big, beautiful work.
Amazing display optionsStunning Retina display with True Tone technology.Processor and Memory Working at the speed of thought.
Up to 19.5 hours of battery lifeMagic Keyboard, Touch Bar, and Touch ID for a new level of productivity.Processor and Memory Working at the speed of thought.
Best-in-class connectivity, and rapid charging technologyProcessor and Memory More power at its cores.
Advanced security options and enhanced audioGraphics Eye-opening graphics performance.
Delivers the ultimate in premium performanceSSD Storage Make quicker work of everything.
Magic Keyboard A powerful arrangement.
Apple T2 Security Chip The next generation of security.

Technical Specification

Processor

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8MacBook Pro 13-inch modelMacBook Pro 16-inch model
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor (1.60 GHz, up to 4.20 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 6 MB Cache)1.4GHz quad‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz, with 128MB of eDRAM

Configurable to 1.7GHz quad‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz, with 128MB of eDRAM
2.6GHz 6‑core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz, with 12MB shared L3 cache

Configurable to 2.4GHz 8‑core Intel Core i9, Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz, with 16MB shared L3 cache
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10510U Processor (1.80 GHz, up to 4.90 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)2.0GHz quad‑core 10th‑generation Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, with 6MB shared L3 cache

Configurable to 2.3GHz quad‑core 10th‑generation Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz, with 8MB shared L3 cache
2.3GHz 8‑core Intel Core i9, Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz, with 16MB shared L3 cache

Configurable to 2.4GHz 8‑core Intel Core i9, Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz, with 16MB shared L3 cache
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10310U Processor with vPro™ (1.60 GHz, up to 4.40 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 6 MB Cache)
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10610U Processor with vPro™ (1.80 GHz, up to 4.90 GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache)

Operating System

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8MacBook Pro 13-inch modelMacBook Pro 16-inch model
Windows 10 HomemacOSmacOS
Windows 10 Pro – Lenovo recommends Win 10 Pro for business

Display

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8MacBook Pro 13-inch modelMacBook Pro 16-inch model
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, low power, 400 nits13.3‑inch (diagonal) LED-backlit display with IPS technology; 2560‑by‑1600 native resolution at 227 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors

Supported scaled resolutions:
1680 by 1050
1440 by 900
1024 by 640
500 nits brightness
Wide color (P3)
True Tone technology
16‑inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit display with IPS technology; 3072‑by‑1920 native resolution at 226 pixels per inch with support for millions of colors

Supported scaled resolutions:
2048 by 1280
1792 by 1120
1344 by 840
1152 by 720
500 nits brightness
Wide color (P3)
True Tone technology
Refresh rates: 47.95Hz, 48.00Hz, 50.00Hz, 59.94Hz, 60.00Hz
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 400 nits
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 400 nits
14.0″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen with Privacy Guard, 500 nits
14.0″ 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, glossy with Dolby Vision™ HDR 400, 500 nits

Memory

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8MacBook Pro 13-inch modelMacBook Pro 16-inch model
Up to 16GB LPDDR3 (Soldered)8GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory
Configurable to 16GB of memory
16GB of 2666MHz DDR4 onboard memory
Configurable to 32GB or 64GB of memory
16GB of 3733MHz LPDDR4X onboard memory
Configurable to 32GB of memory

Battery

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8MacBook Pro 13-inch modelMacBook Pro 16-inch model
Supports Rapid Charge**Up to 10 hours wireless web
Up to 10 hours Apple TV app movie playback
Up to 30 days of standby time
Built‑in 58.2‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery
61W USB‑C Power Adapter
Up to 11 hours wireless web
Up to 11 hours Apple TV app movie playback
Up to 30 days of standby time
Built‑in 100‑watt‑hour lithium‑polymer battery2
96W USB‑C Power Adapter
Up to 19.5 hours (MM14)*
Up to 13.5 hours (MM18)*

Storage

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8MacBook Pro 13-inch modelMacBook Pro 16-inch model
Up to 1 TB PCIe SSD256GB SSD
Configurable to 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB SSD
512GB SSD
Configurable to 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB SSD
512GB SSD
Configurable to 1TB or 2TB SSD
1TB SSD
Configurable to 2TB or 4TB SSD
512GB SSD
Configurable to 1TB, 2TB, or 4TB SSD
1TB SSD
Configurable to 2TB or 4TB SSD

Graphics

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8MacBook Pro 13-inch modelMacBook Pro 16-inch model
Integrated Intel® UHD GraphicsIntel Iris Plus Graphics 645
AMD Radeon Pro 5300M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory and automatic graphics switching
Intel UHD Graphics 630
Configurable to AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 4GB of GDDR6 memory, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M with 8GB of GDDR6 memory, or AMD Radeon Pro 5600M with 8GB of HBM2 memory

Security

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8MacBook Pro 13-inch modelMacBook Pro 16-inch model
Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities
Match-on-chip fingerprint reader
dTPM 2.0 chip
ThinkShutter camera cover
Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyGuard
Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyAlert*
Kensington lock slot

Audio

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8MacBook Pro 13-inch modelMacBook Pro 16-inch model
Dolby Atmos® Speaker SystemStereo speakers with high dynamic rangeHigh‑fidelity six‑speaker system with force‑cancelling woofers
4 x 360-degree far-field microphonesWide stereo soundWide stereo sound
Support for Dolby Atmos playbackSupport for Dolby Atmos playback
Three-mic array with directional beamformingStudio‑quality three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming
3.5mm headphone jack3.5 mm headphone jack

Camera

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8MacBook Pro 13-inch modelMacBook Pro 16-inch model
HD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover720p FaceTime HD camera720p FaceTime HD camera
Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) & HD 720p with ThinkShutter

Dimensions (W x D x H)

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8MacBook Pro 13-inch modelMacBook Pro 16-inch model
323mm x 217mm x 14.9mm / 12.71″ x 8.54″ x 0.59″Height: 0.61 inch (1.56 cm)Height: 0.64 inch (1.62 cm)
Width: 11.97 inches (30.41 cm)Width: 14.09 inches (35.79 cm)
Depth: 8.36 inches (21.24 cm)Depth: 9.68 inches (24.59 cm)

Weight

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8MacBook Pro 13-inch modelMacBook Pro 16-inch model
Starting at 2.40 lbs (1.09 kg)Weight: 3.1 pounds (1.4 kg)3Weight: 4.3 pounds (2.0 kg)3

Color

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8MacBook Pro 13-inch modelMacBook Pro 16-inch model
BlackSilverSilver
Black with Woven Top Cover*Silver Space GraySilver Space Gray

Connectivity

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8MacBook Pro 13-inch modelMacBook Pro 16-inch model
Intel® Wi-Fi 6™ AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2)Wi‑Fi
802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Wi‑Fi
802.11ac Wi‑Fi wireless networking
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth® 5.0Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technologyBluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
Optional WWAN: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband 4G LTE-A

Ports

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8MacBook Pro 13-inch modelMacBook Pro 16-inch model
2 x USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2) Intel Thunderbolt™ 3 (DisplayPort, Data transfer)Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C) ports with support for:

Charging
DisplayPort
Thunderbolt (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
Two Thunderbolt 3 (USB‑C) ports with support for:

Charging
DisplayPort
Thunderbolt (up to 40Gb/s)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s)
2 x USB 3.2** (Gen 1) (1 always on)
HDMI 1.4
Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical docking
Headphone / mic combo

Keyboard

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8Macbook Pro
Spill resistant
Backlit with white LED lightingBacklit Magic Keyboard with:

65 (U.S.) or 66 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys in an inverted‑T arrangement
Touch Bar
Touch ID sensor
Ambient light sensor
Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure‑sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure‑sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
Backlit Magic Keyboard with:

65 (U.S.) or 66 (ISO) keys including 4 arrow keys in an inverted‑T arrangement
Touch Bar
Touch ID sensor
Ambient light sensor
Force Touch trackpad for precise cursor control and pressure‑sensing capabilities; enables Force clicks, accelerators, pressure‑sensitive drawing, and Multi-Touch gestures
New FN row F9-F11

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