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Lenovo X1 Carbon

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Oct 2015
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 4,358 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The X1 Carbon has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The X1 Carbon supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it 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 amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Lifebook U745[pl_3000568_price], or the Lifebook U745[pl_3000568_price] both from Fujitsu which has better reviews.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Tecra Z50[pl_2090365_price] (SSD), or the Tecra Z40[pl_2891832_price] (SSD) both from Toshiba.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard.

Alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T450s[plb_3149778_price].

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2739272_price], or the Lenovo G500[plb_2337749_price].

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 2.5h and the longest is 24h. At 10.9 hours, the X1 Carbon has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 10.9h battery life laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2831123_price].

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (14h) which is also higher rated.

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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.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think a cheaper portable PC such as the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2834025_price], and the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2699671_price] or you might consider a higher scoring portable PC such as the Toshiba Z30[plb_2984377_price] are also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around 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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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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 age and type to the X1 Carbon have between two and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon is 46Wh. The X1 Carbon has one of the bigger battery capacities (50 watt-hours) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 2kg.

There are a number of other 1.4kg heavy laptops currently available which you might also want to consider including the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2831123_price] which is cheaper.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2699671_price] (1.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly short battery recharge time (only 2.5 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon the battery recharge times range from 2h to 23h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.9h.

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Narrow

The narrowest comparable spec notebook PC that is a similar age to the X1 Carbon is 28mm wide and the widest is 430mm. With a width of only 331 millimeters, the X1 Carbon is one of the narrower notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Pricey

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year range in price from £149 to £3,405. We think that this medium processor core notebook PC looks expensive compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon range from 16GB to 2TB. At only 180 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

There are a number of other 180GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might want to consider including the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2834025_price], or the Lenovo T450s[plb_2967417_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (256GB), or the Lenovo T450s[plb_3149778_price] (256GB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. The X1 Carbon has a very small maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2699671_price], or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.7 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The lowest speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon is 1W and the highest is 4W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

Alternative 2.2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2993347_price], or the Lenovo T450s[plb_2967417_price].

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3149778_price] (2.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2993347_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2800102_price].

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (8GB), or the Lenovo T450s[plb_3149778_price] (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

The X1 Carbon has a pretty average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

Other 14" laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include the HP EliteBook 840 G2[plb_2993347_price], the Toshiba Z40[plb_2984386_price], or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] which is cheaper.

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Storage
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Integrated Card Reader
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Display
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi 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 Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
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Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Flex Memory Access
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Password Protection
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Fingerprint Reader
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Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Warranty Card
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
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Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 26 January 2015 by Reviewer 1234 | 11 Comments

This sorry, soggy piece of black plastic has been foisted upon me by my malevolent work IT department presumably to allow them a bit of amusement as clearly it must be a pretty dull job handing... Read more…

Reviewed 5 October 2014 by Thinker

Lenovo Carbon X1 Laptop i5 256GB SSD 8GB RAM Win 7 pro Not bought from Amazon Lightweight, well made, reliable laptop. For a lightweight, powerful laptop the keyboard is sturdy and doesn't... Read more…

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