Security Features: Keep It Confidential
Not only is the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon a powerful and portable notebook computer, but it also comes packed with robust and layered security features. This can be critical for protecting personal student records, along with things like answer keys and lesson plans.
The protection begins with the discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) chip, which encrypts data to keep it out of the hands of unauthorized users. To validate the owner’s identity, the dTPM works with Windows 10 security and, optionally, with Windows Hello. When using Windows Hello, the system recognizes its owner using facial recognition and logs them in automatically. Users can instead combine biometrics-based access with a password for easy two-factor authentication.
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More Is Better — Three-Factor Authentication
There is also a fingerprint reader for yet another layer of biometric security alongside Windows Hello. Users who combine a password with facial and fingerprint recognition have a solid three-factor authentication process, which is a higher standard than most government agencies require.
The camera also has extra security elements. For one, there is a hard lens cover called a ThinkShutter that, as a physical barrier, can’t be bypassed by remote hackers. Students and professors can easily activate the camera during learning while physically disabling it whenever they want privacy.
There is also an optional security feature for the camera called Privacy Alert. When activated, it puts the X1’s infrared camera into scanning mode. If the camera detects that someone has crept up behind a user, which would give them a clear view of the screen, an alert pops up. This works exceptionally well with the ThinkPad model that comes with the privacy screen monitor that blocks all viewing past the center of the notebook’s screen.
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Rugged and Ready: Heat and Water Resistant Tech
The ThinkPad Carbon X1 is designed to resist heat, cold and even damage from taking a tumble onto a hard surface. Units have even survived the punishing testing regimen used by the military to evaluate ruggedness.
The new Carbon X1 notebooks provide workstationlike power in an extremely lightweight and ultraportable format that nonetheless stands up to the rigors of daily use. All of that makes the new line of seventh-generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebooks a great choice for on-the-go students (and the faculty and staff members who work with them).
DISPLAY: 14-inch LED touch screen
PROCESSOR: Intel i7-8665U
HARD DRIVE: 512GB solid-state drive
MEMORY: 16GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
DIMENSIONS: 12.7x8.5x0.6 inches
WEIGHT: 2.4 pounds