The X1 Carbon brings a new level of quality to the ThinkPad legacy of high standards and innovation. It starts with the durable, carbon fiber-reinforced roll cage, making for the best Ultrabook...
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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
The X1 Carbon has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of this age and type is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB.
Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews
Lenovo medium processor core laptops have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated brands.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The 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 are a similar age to it.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.
Quite Big Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon. The smallest internal memory of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.
SSD Storage Medium
The X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years.
Amongst comparable types of notebook 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 DELL XPS 13 (£491.96) (SSD).
AC Cable Included
This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
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64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The X1 Carbon has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This laptop has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Laptops of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon WiFi standards range from 802.11a to 802.11n.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
At 300 candellas per square meter, the X1 Carbon has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon. Across all the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m².
The average weight of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 2.1kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the X1 Carbon is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.
At only 331 millimeters, the X1 Carbon is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average width of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is 360mm.
6 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Front Camera
The X1 Carbon does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon do have a full-size keyboard.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
At only 180 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon. Notebook PCs of this type and age have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 500GB.
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed
With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average memory clock speed of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon is 1,600MHz.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The X1 Carbon does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3,300GHz. The X1 Carbon has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.
5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this medium processor core portable PC was released.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon.
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Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.7 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.
Average Battery Life
The X1 Carbon has a relatively standard battery life (6.3 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
SMP Processor (max)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
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 Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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
Processor Package Size
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
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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