Best accessories for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 in 2023

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 is a fantastic laptop, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it better with some accessories.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 was one of the best business laptops of 2022, and it’s still a fantastic option today. Upgraded with 12th-generation Intel processors, new display options, and a better webcam, it was certainly a big upgrade over its predecessor, and while there’s a newer model on the way with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11, this one is still fantastic. But no matter how good a laptop is, it can’t do everything — not by itself, anyway. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best accessories you can buy for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10, from monitors to docks, external GPUs, and more.


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    Lenovo ThinkPad Sleeve

    Official case

    $24 $28 Save $4

    The official Lenovo sleeve is a great way to protect the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10. It offers basic protection and it has a handle for easier carrying, plus it has some extra space for accessories with the outer sleeve.

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    Tomtoc 360 Protective Laptop Shoulder Bag

    Top-tier protection

    This Tomtoc case gives you some of the best protection you can get for your laptop. It has a lot of extra padding and reinforced corners, so you can keep your laptop safe even if you’re clumsy. It also has a clean and subdued design.

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    Lacdo Protective Laptop Sleeve

    Affordable case

    If you’re looking for a cheaper case, this one from Lacdo is a great option. It has a fairly professional look that still has some personality, and it has a lot of padding to keep your laptop safe. It also comes in a few color options to choose from.

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    CalDigit TS4 Thunderbolt 4 Dock

    Premium docking station

    The CalDigit TS4 is one of the best docking stations money can buy. It has a total of 18 ports, including display outputs, downstream Thunderbolt, 2.5Gbps Ethernet, and much more. All of this is packed into a premium metal build, which helps justify the high price.

  • Mokin 5-in-1 USB-C Hub

    Mokin 5-in-1 USB Hub

    Cheap USB hub

    $20 $26 Save $6

    If you want to add some ports to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, this Mokin USB-C Hub is a good way to do so on the cheap. It gives you HDMI, three USB Type-A ports, and a couple of SD card readers so you can connect plenty of peripherals using a single port.

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    Dell UltraSharp U2723QE

    Premium monitor

    $585 $780 Save $195

    The Dell UltraSharp U2723QE is one of the best monitors you can buy to expand your productivity. This 27-inch monitor uses an IPS Black panel that promises double the contrast ratio of a typical IPS display, plus it has super-sharp 4K resolution and it supports single-cable USB-C connectivity including Power Delivery.

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    HP 24MH FHD monitor

    Budget monitor

    $123 $160 Save $37

    If you need a bit more space for your apps without spending a lot, the HP 24mh is a very heap monitor that nails all the basics. It has Full HD resolution, a 75Hz refresh rate, and built-in speakers, plus a decent degree of adjustability, including height, tilt, and pivot support.

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    Lenovo ThinkVision M14

    Portable monitor

    $209 $284 Save $75

    What if you could take an extra screen with you anywhere? With the ThinkVision M14, you can. This 14-inch monitor can slip into a big with your ThinkPad X1 Carbon and it connects using a single cable, so you can easily set up anywhere. It’s a bit pricy, but most portable monitors tend to be.

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    Logitech MX Master 3S

    The best mouse

    The Logitech MX Master 3S is one of the best mice on the market for office use. it has a premium, ergonomic design, a metal scroll wheel that switches between rather and smooth scrolling, and an upgraded 8K DPI sensor, doubling that of the original MX Master 3.

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    Das Keyboard 4 Professional

    Mechanical keyboard

    If you spend a lot of time typing at your computer, a mechanical keyboard can greatly improve the feel and precision of the experience. The Das Keyboard 4 Professional comes with a professional and subdued design, and it also has built/in media controls, including a wheel for precise volume adjsutments.

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    Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro

    Best wireless earbuds

    $190 $230 Save $40

    The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are some of the best true wireless earbuds on the market. They’re also one of the few with a dedicated Windows app, so you can actually change settings without needing to pair them to a phone.

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    Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

    Premium headphones

    $329 $379 Save $50

    Bose makes some fantastic audio products, and the QuietComfort 700 are some of its best headphones yet. With 11 levels of noise cancelation, touch controls, and a slim design, these are great for anyone. They work via Bluetooth, but if you want a more reliable connection for your laptop, there’s a model with a USB dongle.

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    Dell UltraSharp 4K Webcam

    4K Webcam

    $184 $200 Save $16

    The Dell UltraSharp 4K Webcam is one of the best on the market, featuring a 4K Sony STARVIS sensor optimized for low light so you can look your best during meetings. It also has a built-in Windows Hello camera so you can log in more seamlessly and a privacy cap for when you’re not using it.

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    Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q

    Fast portable storage

    The Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q is a portable SSD that supports Thunderbolt connectivity, delivering transfer speeds up to a whopping 2,700MB/s. It comes in at a fairly high price, but the fast speeds and high capacity make it one of the best options if you need to carry more data with you.

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    Razer Core X Chroma

    External GPU power

    $450 $500 Save $50

    Whether it’s for gaming or creative workloads, an external GPU can come in handy for a laptop like the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, and the Razer Core X Chroma is the best GPU enclosure on the market. It has a 750W PSU and it supports up to triple-slot GPUs so most modern cards should work with it.

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    Lenovo 65W USB-C GaN Adapter

    Replacement charger

    $47 $50 Save $3

    This official Lenovo charger comes in a very compact design thanks to the use of gallium nitride, but it still delivers up to 65W of power, just like the original charger that comes with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The compact design makes it much more travel-friendly, too.

The best ways to boost the power of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon

And that’s about it for accessories for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It’s unlikely that anyone will need or want everything on this list, but the options are there for the people that do need them. These are all useful products in one way or another, and they might fill a particular need that you have.

If you haven’t yet, you can buy the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 using the link below. As we’ve mentioned, there is a newer model that’s already available, but it’s also much more expensive, and you’re not missing out on anything huge by going with last year’s model. If you don’t think ThinkPads are for you, there are some great laptops out there you might want to consider.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 comes with 12th-gen Intel Core processors, new OLED displays, and a Full HD webcam.