Head-To-Head: New Apple MacBook Pro Vs. Lenovo X1 Carbon

Processor - CPU

It had been over a year since Apple last updated the MacBook Pro with new processors, and so the processor upgrade is a main focus of the latest models. Both sizes of the MacBook Pro now offer eighth-gen Intel Core chips, with the 15-inch model getting a six-core processor option -- the Core i9. That chip clocks at up to 4.8GHz. The 13-inch model goes up to eighth-gen Core i7 (quad-core, up to 4.5GHz).

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon also offers eighth-gen Intel chips but doesn't offer a six-core processor option, topping out at a 4.2GHz Core i7.