Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs T480s

In this post we will compare Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Lenovo ThinkPad T480s. We will cover both 7th and 6th generation of ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
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ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7 (14”)
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ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 6 (14″)
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Key Features

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
Gen 7 (14”)
Slimmer, sleeker and lighter versionLight, thin, and built to perform anywhere
Up to 18.3-hour of battery lifeUp to 15+ hours of battery life and fast charging
Built-in suite of ThinkShield security featuresPowerful processing and tons of memory options
Intel® Core™ technology for high performanceOptional discrete graphics, and Dolby® Audio Premium™
Enhanced audio for ultimate surround soundEnhanced security features for maximum protection
An optional carbon-fiber weave top cover availableTouch screen option available
Gen 6 (14″)Tested and built for durability and reliability
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 X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
Processor
GEN 7 (14”)
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8265U (1.60GHz, up to 3.90GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 6MB Cache)8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8250U (1.60GHz, up to 3.40GHz with Turbo Boost, 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 X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro
DisplayLenovo ThinkPad X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
GEN 7 (14”)
14″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, anti-glare, 300 nits14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 250 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 X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
GEN 7 (14”)
Up to 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz8GB DDR4 2400MHz
Gen 6 (14″)
8GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz (Soldered)
BatteryLenovo ThinkPad X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
GEN 7 (14”)
Up to 18.3 hours* on 51Whr, includes Rapid Charge technology†Up to 15.6 hours*, integrated 57 Wh
Gen 6 (14″)
Integrated 3 cell Li-Ion 57Wh with RapidCharge technology
Up to 15 hours of battery life*
StorageLenovo ThinkPad X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
GEN 7 (14”)
Up to 1TB SSD PCIe256GB SSD PCIe
Gen 6 (14″)
256GB SSD PCIe
GraphicsLenovo ThinkPad X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
Up to Integrated Intel® UHD 620 GraphicsIntegrated Intel® UHD Graphics 620
SecurityLenovo ThinkPad X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
GEN 7 (14”)
Fast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication capabilitiesFast Identity Online (FIDO) authentication
Match-on-Chip Fingerprint ReaderMatch-on-chip touch fingerprint reader (Optional)
dTPM 2.0 chipIR camera (optional) for facial recognition
ThinkShutter camera coverThinkShutter (with 720p HD camera)
Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyGuarddTPM 2.0
Optional: ThinkPad PrivacyAlert*Smart card reader (Optional)
Optional IR CameraKensington® lock slot
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 X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
GEN 7 (14”)
Dolby Atmos™ Speaker SystemDolby Audio Premium™
4 x 360-degree far-field microphonesDual-array microphones
Gen 6 (14″)
Noise-cancelling dual-array far field microphones
Dolby Audio™ Premium
Dolby Atmos® for headphones
CameraLenovo ThinkPad X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
GEN 7 (14”)
720p HD Camera with microphone720p HD camera with ThinkShutter and microphone
IR & 720p HD Camera with microphoneOptional: IR camera with microphone – required for facial recognition. ThinkShutter is not available on configurations with the IR Camera.
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 X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
GEN 7 (14”)
12.71″ x 8.54″ x 0.58″ / 323 x 217 x 14.95 (mm)13.03″ x 8.92″ x 0.72″ / 331 x 226.8 x 18.45 (mm)
Gen 6 (14″)
12.73″ x 8.54″ x 0.62″ / 323.5 x 217.1 x 15.95 (mm)
WeightLenovo ThinkPad X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
GEN 7 (14”)
Starting at 2.40 lbs (1.08 kg)Starting at 2.90 lbs (1.3 kg)
Gen 6 (14″)
Starting at 2.49 lbs (1.13 kg)
ColorLenovo ThinkPad X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
BlackBlack
ConnectivityLenovo ThinkPad X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
GEN 7 (14”)
Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical dockingIntel® 8265 802.11AC (2 x 2) + Bluetooth® 4.1 with vPro™
WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band 9560 802.11 AC (2 x 2)WWAN with Integrated global Mobile Broadband LTE-A Upgradeable
Optional WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band 9560 802.11 AC vPro™ (2 x 2)Fibocom L850-GL 4G LTE-A cat 9 (optional)
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 X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
GEN 7 (14”)
2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 2) Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt™ 3 (DisplayPort, Data transfer)2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** (one Always On)
2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1)** (1 always on)1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
HDMI 1.41 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C / Intel Thunderbolt 3 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort, Data transfer)
Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical docking4-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC)
Headphone / mic comboHeadphone and microphone combo jack
Optional: WWAN slotHDMI
Gen 6 (14″)RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet
2 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 X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
Spill resistantSpill resistant
Backlit with white LED lightingEnglish (Optional backlit)
Spanish (Optional backlit)
Supported DockingLenovo ThinkPad X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
ThinkPad Thunderbolt™ 3 Dock
USB 3.0 Dock
ThinkPad 90W Basic Dock
ThinkPad 90W Pro Dock
ThinkPad 90W Ultra Dock
Touch ScreenLenovo ThinkPad X1 CarbonLenovo ThinkPad T480s
Available (Optional)