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Lenovo x1

Lenovo X1 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo ultrabooks have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the superior manufacturers.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the x1, the Lenovo x1 has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo x1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the x1.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable age and type 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 too bad for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (SSD), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (SSD).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo x1 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the x1. Laptops that were released around the same time as the x1 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Lenovo x1 has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most common memory slots.

This portable PC's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst memory slots across similar types of portable PC is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo x1 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The Lenovo x1 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops of a similar spec and age to the x1 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Lenovo x1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo x1 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the x1. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and type is 64GB and the biggest is 1.1TB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (180GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo x1 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the x1 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo x1 has one of the slowest memory clock speeds amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the x1 have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo x1 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo x1

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo x1 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8.2 hours, the Lenovo x1 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo x1 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo x1 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the x1.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo x1 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the x1.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T440s (1.9GHz).

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Average Weight

At 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo x1 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the x1.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 (£1,098.00) (1.4kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start 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 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
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Package Weight
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i53427, lenovo 20bs003, lenovo i53427u, lenovo 20bs003a, lenovo 20bs003au, lenovo 20bs003aus

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