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20 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. This portable PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC compared to most of the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo ultrabooks and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years. Ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most laptops of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs of this type and age the processor family ranges from Intel Core i3-2xxx to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera.

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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 most portable PCs of this age and type. Most laptops that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo portable PC also 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 ultrabooks that came out 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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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to 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.

If the storage medium of this ultrabook is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2111443_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (SSD).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 22GB.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops of this spec and age range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the higher speaker power amongst ultrabooks of this age. Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have speaker power of between 1W and 4W.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

The average L3 cache of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 3.3MB, and the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB. With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big L3 cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The average cache memory of ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 3.3MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 3.3MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. The lightest ultrabook that is a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 870g heavy and the heaviest is 3.3kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2111443_price] (1.4kg), or the Lenovo X240[plb_2113564_price] (1.4kg).

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4 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The slowest memory clock speed of ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon which has one USB 3.0 port.

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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 Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty average battery life (8.2 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X240[plb_2197523_price] (500GB).

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Expert Reviews

(34)
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…

28 April 2016

The Lenovo X1 Carbon keeps getting better, and the fourth generation is no exception. The laptop is lighter and thinner than ever, but it doesn't alienate its fanbase, sticking to the same general...

Very good gaming for a notebook that is still portable
Good battery life with productivity apps for a gaming notebook
Healthy 16GB of memory
Reasonably light 2.73kg for 17in chassis
USB 3.1 Type C port
Faster 17in notebooks are available
Singlechannel memory
No SSD for booting and main applications
Much more expensive than traditional mechanical locks, only suited for lowtomedium security use, entirely dependent upon your phone to open the lock
Plasticky build
17 January 2014

The X1 Carbon Touch is among the best Windows 8 Ultrabooks around, with a comfortable keyboard, fast performance and a lightweight build. Still, it's pricey, even for a high-end ultraportable.

9 January 2014

But despite being lightweight and ultra powerful, the first Thinkpad X1 Carbon's enterprise appeal was hampered by a few issues, primarily its lack of an Ethernet port and slightly poor... Read more…

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User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 27 May 2016 by Stkrup
(Verified Purchase)

Very good laptop, 14" at such small fingerprint, touchpad is fantastic and keyboard is marvellous, highly recommended...

(Verified Purchase)

A very light and well made ultrabook from Lenovo's professional range. I like how compact and small the X1 Carbon v3 is. Keyboard is comfortable, but lacks num-pad which some people may not like,... Read more…

Reviewed 1 March 2016 by The Laughing Mole
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic machine. Have had a long line of Thinkpads from the early 1990s and really missed the red Trackpoint button when I bought a Yoga a couple of years back. Saw this on Amazon at a great... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Mark Twain | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

There are different sellers but model shipped from Amazon itself is the Thinkpad Carbon X1 Gen 3 Model number 20BS-00ADUK. Specifications = i5-5300u, 8Gb RAM (Soldered, not upgradable), 256Gb SSD... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

It's a pleasure to use the X1. Beautiful design... almost like a carbon fibre sculpture. Very happy with the product and specs.

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