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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

£3,395.87
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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 4,358 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo laptops and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo 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 in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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

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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 notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (SSD), the HP EliteBook 820 (£848.00) (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 (£888.96) (SSD).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 2GB to 16GB.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 13 3340 (£358.80) is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the X1 Carbon, or the Z50-70 (£300.00) both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 840 G2 (£701.00).

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2.5h and the longest is 24h. With a battery life of 10.9 hours, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the X1 Carbon, or the Z510 both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 840 G2 (£447.00).

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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 were released more than a year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon which has eight battery cells.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Flash Memory

The average flash memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 70GB. With a flash memory of 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the bigger flash memory amongst portable PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Light

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is fairly light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (1.2kg), the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 (£888.96) (1.4kg), or the HP EliteBook 820 (£848.00) (1.3kg).

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly short battery recharge time (only 2.5 hours) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the battery recharge times range from 2h to 23h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.9h.

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Narrow

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (only 331 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The narrowest medium processor core notebook PC that was released more than a year ago is 28mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 900 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 950MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and type is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the E50-80 (£370.84) (500GB), or the G50-80 (£229.99) (500GB) both from Lenovo or the Asus P550LAV (500GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average screen size of notebook PCs of this type and age is 15", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".

If this Lenovo notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus P550LAV (15.6"), the DELL Inspiron 15 (£328.84) (15.6"), or the Lenovo G50-80 (£229.99) (15.6").

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time 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 think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 14GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Laptops of this age and type have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all the laptops of a similar age and type 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 portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the DELL Latitude 15 (£343.00) which has better reviews.

If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the EliteBook 820 (£549.00) (2.3GHz), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (£778.63) (2.3GHz) both from HP or the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-C (2.4GHz).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
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
Display Surface
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
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
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 My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
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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£ 889.00 £2,971.94
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50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
£ 2,135.78 £2,971.94
1W Higher Speaker Power
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8GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
A Lot Bigger Battery Capacity
14.26GB Smaller Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Only One Built-In Speaker

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DELL Latitude 12 E7250 vs Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
DELL Latitude 12 E7250
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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
£ 706.60 £2,971.94
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Higher Speaker Power
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
Only Four Battery Cells
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