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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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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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21 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago is 2.2GHz. At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo 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 of this spec and age. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Lenovo portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops of this type and age.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also 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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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago processor families range from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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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 that came out around the same time as it.

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Eight Battery Cells

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

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Flash Memory

At 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite big flash memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The flash memory of similar spec laptops that were released one year ago range from 8GB to 520GB, and the average flash memory is 70GB.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the bigger cache memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest cache memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big processor cache 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. Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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Very Light

The weights of laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 940g to 3.8kg. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

With a battery recharge time of only 2.3 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly short battery recharge time compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have battery recharge times of between 2h and 23h.

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Narrow

At only 331 millimeters, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite narrow 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. The average width of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 360mm.

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Very Thin

With a height of only 18.46 millimeters, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the thinner comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have heights of between 11mm and 2,400mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 550GB. 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 have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago range from 2GB to 32GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon that we have assessed, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have speaker power of between 1W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. At only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a very low speaker power compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the T450s[pl_3046986_price] (12GB), or the ThinkPad T450[pl_2771075_price] (12GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Battery Life

At 9.9 hours, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty standard battery life 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 fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Specification

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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

(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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