Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8 vs Dell XPS 13

In this post we will compare Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8 and Dell XPS 13

Overview

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8Dell XPS 13
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Key Feature

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8Dell XPS 13
One of our first Intel® 14″ mobility-certified laptops100% of the enclosure is sculpted by a CNC (computer numerical control) machining process.
Thin and lightweightThe latest Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 is strong, as well as impact and scratch resistance
Amazing display optionsElements like the display, keys and touchpad are all larger for an easier, more optimized user experience.
Up to 19.5 hours of battery lifeThe new twin coil press fit hinge is designed to maximize the screen to body ratio and enable 4-sided InfinityEdge.
Best-in-class connectivity, and rapid charging technologyThe new XPS 13 webcam isn’t just smaller (only 2.25 mm)—it’s also better.
Advanced security options and enhanced audioFeatures a 6% thinner design with more power, plus no sacrifice to essentials like the headphone jack or microSD card slot.
Delivers the ultimate in premium performance

Technical Specification

Processor

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8Dell XPS 13
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)10th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-1005G1 Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.4 GHz)
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)10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 Processor (6MB Cache, up to 3.6 GHz)
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™ i7-1065G7 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 3.9 GHz)
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 8Dell XPS 13
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 Home, 64-bit, English
Windows 10 Pro – Lenovo recommends Win 10 Pro for business

Display

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8Dell XPS 13
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, low power, 400 nits13.4″ FHD+ (1920 x 1200) InfinityEdge Non-Touch Anti-Glare 500-Nit Display
14.0″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 400 nits13.4″ FHD+ (1920 x 1200) InfinityEdge Touch Anti-Reflective 500-Nit Display
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 8Dell XPS 13
Up to 16GB LPDDR3 (Soldered)8GB 3733MHz LPDDR4x Memory Onboard
16GB 3733MHz LPDDR4x Memory Onboard

Battery

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8Dell XPS 13
Supports Rapid Charge**4-Cell Battery, 52 Whr (Integrated)
Up to 19.5 hours (MM14)*
Up to 13.5 hours (MM18)*

Storage

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8Dell XPS 13
Up to 1 TB PCIe SSD256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive

Graphics

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8Dell XPS 13
Integrated Intel® UHD GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics with shared graphics memory

Security

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8Dell XPS 13
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 8Dell XPS 13
Dolby Atmos® Speaker SystemStereo speakers professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro; 2.5W x 2 = 4W peak
4 x 360-degree far-field microphones3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack with 360-degree Waves NX 3D virtual surround with headtracking via headphones
Dual microphone array powered by Waves MaxxVoice Pro supporting VoIP – Cortana Farfield capable

Camera

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8Dell XPS 13
HD 720p with ThinkShutter privacy coverWidescreen HD (720p) 2.25mm webcam
Optional: Hybrid Infrared (IR) & HD 720p with ThinkShutter

Dimensions (W x D x H)

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8Dell XPS 13
323mm x 217mm x 14.9mm / 12.71″ x 8.54″ x 0.59″Height: 0.58″ (14.8mm) x Width: 296mm (11.6″) x Depth: 7.8″ (199mm)

Weight

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8Dell XPS 13
Starting at 2.40 lbs (1.09 kg)Starting Weight: 2.65 lbs (1.2 kg)i for non-touch; 2.8 lbs (1.27 kg)i for touch

Color

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8Dell XPS 13
BlackPlatinum Silver with Black carbon fiber palmrest
Black with Woven Top Cover*

Connectivity

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8Dell XPS 13
Intel® Wi-Fi 6™ AX201 802.11AX (2 x 2)Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2 x 2) and Bluetooth 5.1
Bluetooth® 5.0
Optional WWAN: Integrated Global Mobile Broadband 4G LTE-A

Ports

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8Dell XPS 13
2 x USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2) Intel Thunderbolt™ 3 (DisplayPort, Data transfer)2 Thunderbolt™ 3 (DisplayPort / Power Delivery (4 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3)
2 x USB 3.2** (Gen 1) (1 always on)1 microSD card reader v4.0
HDMI 1.41 3.5mm Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
Network extension for Ethernet/side mechanical docking1 Type-C™ to USB-A v3.0 adapter ships standard
Headphone / mic combo

Keyboard

ModelThinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 8Dell XPS 13
Spill resistantBlack Backlit English Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader
Backlit with white LED lighting
New FN row F9-F11