Lenovo Thinkpad T590 vs x1 Carbon

In this post we will compare Lenovo ThinkPad T590 and Lenovo ThinkPad x1 Carbon. We will cover both 7th and 6th generation of ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Key Features

Lenovo Thinkpad T590Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Gen 7 (14”)
15.6” display, starting weight of 3.87 lbs / 1.75 kgSlimmer, sleeker and lighter version
A great mobile workhorseUp to 18.3-hour of battery life
Display options from FHD touchscreen to 4K Dolby Vision®Built-in suite of ThinkShield security features
Dual far-field noise-cancelling microphonesIntel® Core™ technology for high performance
Keyboard with number keypadEnhanced audio for ultimate surround sound
Long battery life, and the availability of global LTE-A connectivityAn optional carbon-fiber weave top cover available
Gen 6 (14″)
Ultralight, and weighs less than 2.5 lbs.
14″ screen with stunning display features
Packed with powerful processors
Huge storage and even faster memory
Up to 15 hours of battery life
RapidCharge technology
Legendary durability merged an elegant design
Seamless responsiveness for ultimate mobile productivity
Optional Global LTE-A connectivity and optional multi-touch screen

Technical Specification

ModelLenovo Thinkpad T590Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Processor
GEN 7 (14”)
Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U with vPro™ (1.90GHz, up to 4.80GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8265U (1.60GHz, up to 3.90GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 6MB Cache)
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8665U with vPro™ (1.90GHz, up to 4.80GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-10210U (1.60GHz, up to 4.20GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 6MB Cache)
10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-10510U (1.80GHz, up to 4.90GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)
Gen 6 (14″)
Up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8650U with vPro™ (1.90GHz, up to 4.20GHz with Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache)
Operating SystemLenovo Thinkpad T590Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 ProWindows 10 Pro
DisplayLenovo Thinkpad T590Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 nitsGEN 7 (14”)
15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 250 nits14″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, low power, anti-glare, 400 nits
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen, 300 nits
14″ UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS, glossy, dolby vision™ HDR 400, 500 nits
Gen 6 (14″)
14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits
14″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits
MemoryLenovo Thinkpad T590Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
Up to 32GB DDR4 2400 MHzUp to 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz
Gen 6 (14″)
8GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz (Soldered)
BatteryLenovo Thinkpad T590Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
Up to 14.98 hours* 57WhUp to 18.3 hours* on 51Whr, includes Rapid Charge technology†
Rapid Charge technology available with 65W ACGen 6 (14″)
Integrated 3 cell Li-Ion 57Wh with RapidCharge technology
Up to 15 hours of battery life*
StorageLenovo Thinkpad T590Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
Up to 1TB SSD PCIeUp to 1TB SSD PCIe
Gen 6 (14″)
256GB SSD PCIe
GraphicsLenovo Thinkpad T590Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Integrated Intel® UHD 620 graphicsUp to Integrated Intel® UHD 620 Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 2GB
SecurityLenovo Thinkpad T590Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
Fast Online Identity (FIDO) authentication capabilitiesFast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities
dTPM 2.0Match-on-Chip Fingerprint Reader
Optional: Match-on-Chip touch fingerprint readerdTPM 2.0 chip
ThinkShutter, webcam privacy coverThinkShutter camera cover
Kensington lock slotOptional: ThinkPad PrivacyGuard
Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyAlert*
Optional IR Camera
Kensington lock slot
Gen 6 (14″)
Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilities
dTPM 2.0
Match-on-chip touch fingerprint reader
Windows Hello with facial recognition software (requires IR camera)
ThinkShutter
Kensington® lock slot
AudioLenovo Thinkpad T590Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
Dolby Audio™ PremiumDolby Atmos™ Speaker System
Dual far-field microphones4 x 360-degree far-field microphones
Gen 6 (14″)
Noise-cancelling dual-array far field microphones
Dolby Audio™ Premium
Dolby Atmos® for headphones
CameraLenovo Thinkpad T590Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
HD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy cover720p HD Camera with microphone
Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) with ThinkShutterIR & 720p HD Camera with microphone
Gen 6 (14″)
HD 720p with ThinkShutter and microphone
Optional: IR camera – required for facial recognition. ThinkShutter is not available on configurations with the IR Camera.
Dimensions (H x W x D)Lenovo Thinkpad T590Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
14.4″ x 9.76″ x 0.75″ / 365.8 x 248 x 19.1 (mm)12.71″ x 8.54″ x 0.58″ / 323 x 217 x 14.95 (mm)
Gen 6 (14″)
12.73″ x 8.54″ x 0.62″ / 323.5 x 217.1 x 15.95 (mm)
WeightLenovo Thinkpad T590Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
Starting at 3.87 lbs (1.75 kg)Starting at 2.40 lbs (1.08 kg)
Gen 6 (14″)
Starting at 2.49 lbs (1.13 kg)
ColorLenovo Thinkpad T590Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
BlackBlack
ConnectivityLenovo Thinkpad T590Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A Cat9 (Optional)Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical docking
WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2) with vPro™WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2)
Bluetooth® 5.0Optional WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band 9560 802.11 AC vPro™ (2 x 2)
Bluetooth® 5.0
Optional WWAN: Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE CAT9
Gen 6 (14″)
Intel® 8265 802.11AC (2 x 2) + Bluetooth® 4.1 with vPro™
PortsLenovo Thinkpad T590Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
GEN 7 (14”)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt™ 3 (DisplayPort, Data transfer)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1)** (1 always on)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)HDMI 1.4
HDMI 1.4Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical docking
Headphone and microphone combo jackHeadphone / mic combo
MicroSD card readerOptional: WWAN slot
RJ45 Gigabit EthernetGen 6 (14″)
Optional Smartcard reader2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
HDMI
Headphone / microphone combo jack
MicroSD card reader
Ethernet Extension Connector (Dongle for Native Ethernet sold separately)
KeyboardLenovo Thinkpad T590Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Spill resistantSpill resistant
Bottom-load backlight with white LED lighting (Optional)Backlit with white LED lighting
Supported DockingLenovo Thinkpad T590Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
ThinkPad Thunderbolt Dock Gen 2ThinkPad Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock
ThinkPad Basic/Pro/Ultra DockUSB 3.0 Dock
ThinkPad 90W Basic Dock
ThinkPad 90W Pro Dock
ThinkPad 90W Ultra Dock