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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

£918.00
£516.20 £401.80 cheaper than 26 days ago
2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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New 14" ThinkPad X1 Carbon starts at just 1.28 kg (2.83 lbs), yet it's durable with carbon-fiber construction and packed with premium features like an Adaptive Keyboard that changes automatically... More
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Good Brand

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the superior brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that have been around for more than two years. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the X1 Carbon (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have between one and eight battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 260 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m².

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Narrow

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the narrower laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (only 331 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the widths range from 38mm to 430mm.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is very light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The lightest laptop of this age and spec is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (1.3kg), or the X1 Carbon (1.3kg) both from Lenovo.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops of this age and type range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The average total storage capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 520GB.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 820 (180GB).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have a full-size keyboard, however the ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook E754 (£651.20) (15.6").

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 8.1GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB. At only 16,384 megabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Battery Life

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively typical battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to look at the HP 2570p (9.3h) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire S3 (1.8GHz and higher rated).

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Specification

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Processor Family
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Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
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Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
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AC Adapter Included
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Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(4)
8 September 2016

With a hardware platform that is comparable to other laptops in its class, the Lenovo Carbon X1 has a few key differentiators that are remarkable: Durability, OLED display option, Rapid charging....

11 August 2016

It might not get as much attention in the style and powerhouse stakes, but when it comes to sheer reliability, Lenovo's (and formerly IBM's) ThinkPad series belongs to a league of its own.... Read more…

9 March 2015

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22 August 2016

Das Lenovo Thinkpad X1 ist laut Herstelleraussagen das weltweit leichteste 14-Zoll-Ultrabook. Dank starker Hardware und einer hervorragenden Tastatur ist es auch eines der besten Geräte.Seit 2012... Read more…

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Peter Andersen
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for staff - initial configuration fine.

Reviewed 26 January 2015 by Reviewer 1234 | 11 Comments

This sorry, soggy piece of black plastic has been foisted upon me by my malevolent work IT department presumably to allow them a bit of amusement as clearly it must be a pretty dull job handing... Read more…

Reviewed 5 October 2014 by Thinker

Lenovo Carbon X1 Laptop i5 256GB SSD 8GB RAM Win 7 pro Not bought from Amazon Lightweight, well made, reliable laptop. For a lightweight, powerful laptop the keyboard is sturdy and doesn't... Read more…

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