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Lenovo X1 Carbon

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB Apr 2014
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

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 laptops of a similar spec and age to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2430283_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_2432329_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

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SSD Storage Medium

The X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most laptops of this spec and age 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs of this spec and age.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC is HDD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2430283_price], the X1 Carbon[pl_2432329_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_2843836_price] all from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years, the X1 Carbon has a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the X1 Carbon[pl_2432329_price], the X1 Carbon[pl_2843836_price], or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2430283_price] all from Lenovo.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon have between one and eight battery cells.

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Light

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is one of the lighter laptops that have been on the market for more than two years (only 1.3 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2430283_price] (1.3kg), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2432329_price] (1.3kg) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Satellite Pro L850[plb_1534910_price] (2.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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Narrow

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is one of the narrower notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon (only 331 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon have widths of between 38mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the smallest total storage capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price] (512GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon have a full-size keyboard, however the X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the HP ZBook 17[plb_1621559_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The X1 Carbon does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to consider including the X1 Carbon[pl_2432329_price], or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2430283_price] both from Lenovo.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average speaker power of notebook PCs of this age and type is 1.7W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 11W.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Average Screen Size

The X1 Carbon has a relatively standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 14" notebook PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2430283_price], and the X1 Carbon[pl_2432329_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon.

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Specification

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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo w7p64, lenovo 20bs003, lenovo 20bs003a, lenovo 20bs003au, lenovo 20bs003aus
Barcodes 00888631592329, 00888631592367, 00888631592626, 00888631592640, 00888965668080

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HP ZBook 17 vs Lenovo X1 Carbon

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Lenovo X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14"
£ 530.60 £2,294.99
Significantly Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
372GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
50% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
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ThinkPad T540 vs X1 Carbon

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Lenovo ThinkPad T540
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
Lenovo X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14"
£ 1,048.87 £2,294.99
Longer Battery Life
75% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
16.4GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Higher Speaker Power
4GB Smaller Internal Memory
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Lenovo T430
2 core Intel Core i7-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14"
£ 1,799.98 £2,294.99
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Vastly Bigger Battery Capacity
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