Lenovo offers some of the best keyboards on its laptops, especially when it comes to the Thinkpad series. They’re great for typing as the keys feel more ‘clicky’ and have more travel when compared to keyboards on other notebooks like the XPS 13 or any of the MacBooks. The newly launched ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 is a fine example, as it includes an excellent keyboard that’s well built, accurate, and offers key travel of 1.5mm. You can read more about it in our full review.
But what if you want to sit back, relax and use an external keyboard in the comfort of your lounge chair or bed? Or maybe a rock-solid mechanical keyboard? There are plenty of options to choose from and we’ve selected some of the best keyboards for the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon.
- The ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II manages to deliver the same great experience that we’ve seen on their laptop keyboards in a compact, wireless package.
- The Das Keyboard 4 Professional is a well constructed mechanical keyboard and while it misses out on features like backlighting and macro keys, it’s still a great high-quality mechanical keyboard.
The ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II is definitely going to be the choice of die-hard ThinkPad fans, as it offers a similar typing experience as the original laptop keyboard along with the good old TrackPoint, with dedicated left and right mouse keys that potentially eliminates the need for a mouse. If you’re looking for a mechanical keyboard, go for the Razer Pro Type. It delivers one of the best typing experiences and satisfying keystrokes with its orange key switches that ensure a lower sound profile for minimal disturbance to others when working. We additionally have a list of the best mice for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and if you’re looking to expand your I/O, here are the best docks for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.
Additionally, we also have a roundup of the best laptops you should be buying in 2021, which lists a variety of options including the latest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Also, check out the best laptops in 2021 featuring USB Type-C port(s).