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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 240GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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10-point multitouch screen improves accuracy, making touch-browsing and selecting more responsive and precise. Give a multimedia presentation on the X1 Carbon without even touching the keyboard!... More
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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the X1 Carbon has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The X1 Carbon supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook 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 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 across comparable types of laptop.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a comparable time 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.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (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 notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen.

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Eight Battery Cells

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

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard. The Lenovo X1 Carbon is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago. Ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon have speaker power of between 1W and 4W.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of portable PCs of this type and age is 3.3MB. With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (9.9h).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

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

If this laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook U772 (2.1GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively typical total storage capacity (240 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (256GB), or the Asus UX301LA (£635.00) (256GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (1.4kg).

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Specification

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Internal Memory
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Storage
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Integrated Card Reader
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Display
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Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
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Front Camera
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Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
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SATA III Connector
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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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Embedded Options Available
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Execute Disable Bit
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Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
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Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i55300, lenovo i55300u
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