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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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Starting at just 2.877 lbs, the new X1 Carbon is the lightest 14" Ultrabook on the planet. And at just 0.70" thin, it's the thinnest ThinkPad ever. The new X1 Carbon now features Samsung PCIe SSD... More
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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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 portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops of this age and spec. Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price] (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD) both from HP.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h. At 10.9 hours, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo L540[plb_2993337_price] (11h), or the Toshiba Z30[plb_2984377_price] (11h) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count portable PC.

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Very Light

The average weight of portable PCs of this age and type is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the lighter medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago amongst portable PCs of this age.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2699671_price] (1.4kg).

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Narrow

At only 331 millimeters, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The average width of laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 360mm, and the widths range from 28mm to 430mm.

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Very Thin

The average height of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 27mm. At only 18.16 millimeters, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is fairly thin compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a very small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of a similar age and type 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.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the speaker power range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad X1 Carbon over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31[plb_2760840_price] (2.3GHz), or the HP EliteBook 820 G2[plb_2897415_price] (2.3GHz).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Average Internal Memory

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

If this Lenovo portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2776436_price] (15.5").

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Specification

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Intel VPro Technology
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Intel Identity Protection Technology
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Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20bs003, lenovo 20bs003a, lenovo 20bs003au, lenovo 20bs003aus
Barcodes 00888965668080, 00888965670793, 08889656680802, 08889656707936

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