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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 4,358 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its laptops. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically for its ultrabooks compared to other manufacturers.

Recent Price Drop of £116.00

The X1 Carbon has dropped in price by £116.00 in the last 40 days.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a front camera.

Alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider include the Asus UX301LA[plb_3353474_price] which is cheaper.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_1611730_price], or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2111440_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The X1 Carbon supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Most ultrabooks that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook 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 released more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The X1 Carbon has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon. Ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB.

Alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_1474903_price].

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable 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.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the XPS 13[pl_1474903_price], and the XPS 13[pl_1474903_price] both from DELL or the Asus UX301LA[plb_3353474_price] is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch[plb_1537041_price] (SSD), or the HP Pro[plb_1549460_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3120631_price] which has better reviews; or the Asus UX301LA[plb_3353474_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to consider including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2111440_price].

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Light

Across all the laptops of this type and age the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg. The Lenovo X1 Carbon is one of the lighter notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon (only 1.3 kilograms) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (1.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 800MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon do not have a full-size keyboard. The X1 Carbon is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3120631_price]; or the Asus UX301LA[plb_3353474_price] are also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of laptops that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_1623520_price], or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] which is cheaper.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus UX301LA[plb_3353474_price] (1.8GHz and cheaper); or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3120631_price] (1.8GHz and higher rated).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many ultrabooks that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the smaller processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age. The average processor cache of laptops that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 3.3MB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the X1 Carbon over two years ago.

Average Battery Life

At 8.6 hours, the X1 Carbon has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3538075_price] (9h) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The X1 Carbon has a relatively average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 14" laptops currently available including the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3538075_price] which is cheaper; or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3120631_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively average total storage capacity (180 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If this Lenovo portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus UX301LA[plb_3353474_price] (256GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Design
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Market Positioning
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Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
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Processor Cache
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Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
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Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
3G Standard
2G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
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Operating System
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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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage 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
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Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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