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

Battery Life

All of this emphasis on performance with the MacBook Pro takes a toll on battery life, however. Even though Apple has increased the size of the battery in both the 13-inch and 15-inch models, the estimate on potential battery life remains the same as in the previous versions -- up to 10 hours of usage on a charge. This is where Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a distinct advantage: the laptop promises 50 percent more battery life than the MacBook Pro, with up to 15 hours of usage on a charge.