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Lenovo X1 Carbon

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Apr 2016
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Only Released Eight Months Ago

The X1 Carbon was only relased by Lenovo eight months ago.

Good Brand

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

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 the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all recently released comparable spec laptops.

Across similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.3 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The processor clock speeds of new comparable spec notebook PCs range from 1.7GHz to 2.4GHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2791702_price] which is cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The X1 Carbon supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Lenovo notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most latest medium processor core notebook PCs support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all new medium processor core notebook PCs.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were launched in the last year. The internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 4GB to 12GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2791702_price] which is cheaper.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many latest medium processor core notebook PCs. 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 think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the XPS 13[pl_2791702_price], or the XPS 13[pl_2791702_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other recently released comparable spec notebook PCs do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_2791702_price].

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Eight Battery Cells

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

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Very Bright Display Brightness

Across all the recently released medium processor core notebook PCs the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 300 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 50 watt-hours, the X1 Carbon has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 52Wh.

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Very Light

Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon the weights range from 1.1kg to 3kg, and the average weight is 1.9kg. The Lenovo X1 Carbon is fairly light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2791702_price] (1.2kg and cheaper).

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Very Thin

The thinnest medium processor core notebook PC that has been on the market for the last year is 17mm thick and the thickest is 26mm. The X1 Carbon is one of the thinner recently released comparable spec notebook PCs (only 18.16 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other new similar spec laptops do have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2791702_price] which is also cheaper.

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Only IEEE 802.11a WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an IEEE 802.11a|IEEE 802.11ac|IEEE 802.11b|IEEE 802.11g|IEEE 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many recently released comparable spec laptops.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Across all the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon the speaker power range from 1W to 2.5W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. 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 were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Not Cheap

We checked medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for the last year and they range in price from £309 to £1,199. We think that this laptop looks expensive compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for the last year.

4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Battery Life

At 8.7 hours, the X1 Carbon has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for the last year.

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Average Screen Size

The X1 Carbon has a relatively typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other new medium processor core notebook PCs.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_2791702_price].

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Configurable TDP-Down
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
3G Standard
2G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
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
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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GPS Function
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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