It Keeps Your Work 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.
In addition to power and performance, the other feature that most business users crave is confidentiality. Many carry financial, personal or sensitive company information on their devices, to say nothing of their own passwords and other data. To protect all of that, the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebooks come with layered security.
It begins with the discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM) chip, which encrypts data to keep it out of the hands of unauthorized users. To validate that owners are who they say they are, the dTPM works with Windows 10 security and, optionally, with Windows Hello. When using Windows Hello, the system will recognize its owner using facial recognition and log them in automatically. Or users can combine the biometrics-based access with a password for easy two-factor authentication.
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Secured With More Than a Password
There is also a fingerprint reader for yet another layer of biometric security alongside Windows Hello. If a user were to combine a password with facial and fingerprint recognition, he or she would have a solid three-factor authentication process, which is a higher standard than most government agencies require.
The camera has also been given extra security elements. For one, there is a hard lens cover called a ThinkShield that can be slid across the camera to disable and block all viewing. The shield is nice because, as a physical barrier, it can’t be bypassed by remote hackers.
There is also an optional security feature for the camera called PrivacyAlert. When activated, it puts the infrared camera on the X1 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 on the screen. 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.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
DISPLAY: 14-inch LED touch screen
PROCESSOR: Intel i7-8665U 1.9GHz
HARD DRIVE: 512GB solid-state drive
MEMORY: 16GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
DIMENSIONS: 12.7x8.5x0.6 inches
WEIGHT: 2.4 pounds