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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

£977.76
£849.97 £127.79 cheaper than 27 days ago
2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jun 2014
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Give a multimedia presentation on the X1 Carbon without even touching the keyboard! Voice and 10 different hand gestures change the way you interact with your laptop. The unique Adaptive Keyboard... More
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Price Drop of £187.77

In the last 22 days the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has dropped in price by £187.77.

Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Portable PCs of this spec and age have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this laptop to all the other 8GB internal memory laptops and we think the T440p, and the T440 both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire V3 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most laptops of a similar spec and age 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 amongst all laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop is HDD.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to look at including the DELL XPS 13 which has better reviews; or the XPS 13, the Latitude 14 7000, or the XPS 13 all from DELL which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo L440 (£475.00).

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera which you might also want to consider including the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch, or the DELL XPS 13.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this spec 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 portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have between one and eight battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Narrow

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is fairly narrow (only 331 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Portable PCs of this age and type have widths of between 38mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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Light

The weights of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon's weight is one of the lightest amongst laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo X230 (1.3kg and cheaper).

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

We compared all the other 180GB total storage capacity laptops to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the X230, and the X230 both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (£799.97) (256GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at including the Lenovo L440 (£475.00).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Latitude 12 7000 (2GHz), or the Latitude 12 7000 (2GHz) both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (£799.97) (1.8GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this age and spec is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the T440p (13.2h and cheaper), or the L440 (21h and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the HP 8470p (£845.00) (9.3h and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 14" notebook PCs currently available including the T440p, or the T440 both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 14 5000 which is cheaper.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 (15.6" and cheaper), or the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (£710.19) (15.6" and cheaper) or the Lenovo Z51 (15.6" and higher rated).

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Specification

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Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
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Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20a7, lenovo i54210, lenovo p180156, lenovo i54210u, lenovo 20a7008, lenovo p180156p, lenovo 20a7008m, lenovo 20a7008mu, lenovo 20a7008muk
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