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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Ultrabooks produced by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just ultrabooks) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon.

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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 ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as it. Most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC 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 notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of this age and spec. 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 Lenovo laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2111443_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the X1 Carbon has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon the battery lifes range from 3.1h to 18h, and the average battery life is 8.5h.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3103670_price] (9.9h), or the Fujitsu LifeBook U772[plb_2252373_price] (10h).

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Eight Battery Cells

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

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years is 280 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the X1 Carbon has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Light

At only 1.3 kilograms, the X1 Carbon is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon. The lightest ultrabook that is a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is 870g heavy and the heaviest is 3.3kg.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. The X1 Carbon has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most ultrabooks that have been around 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.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this age and type is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a very small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all the ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 9.6GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is 4GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 9GB. The X1 Carbon has a very small maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average speaker power of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon is 1.6W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 4W.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon have one USB 2.0 port.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook U772[plb_2549114_price] (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

The X1 Carbon has a relatively average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2134370_price] (2.1GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 180 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon.

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Specification

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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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