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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 240GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Nov 2013
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15 Reasons For

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. The X1 Carbon has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 4,358 owner and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its ultrabooks.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X1 Carbon supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This 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 across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.9GB. The X1 Carbon has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec laptops 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.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (SSD).

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Quite Big Screen Size

The X1 Carbon has one of the bigger screen sizes (14 inches) amongst laptops of this age. The screen sizes of ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 14".

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The X1 Carbon has a quite high front camera resolution (1.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon. The average front camera resolution of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 12MP.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago.

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Light

Laptops of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon have weights of between 870g and 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the X1 Carbon is fairly light compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Latitude 12 E7240[pl_1623520_price] (1.4kg), or the XPS 13[pl_2014592_price] (1.4kg) both from DELL.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The X1 Carbon is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon 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 X1 Carbon is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago, the X1 Carbon does 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 X1 Carbon has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon. Across all the ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo X1 Carbon which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon. Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon have one USB 2.0 port, including the X1 Carbon which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago. Portable PCs of this age and spec have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.3MB.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most laptops of a similar spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

At 8.2 hours, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 240 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the T440s[pl_2061457_price] (256GB), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2405443_price] (256GB) both from Lenovo.

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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)
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Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
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LED Backlight
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
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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 Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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
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64-Bit Computing Architecture

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