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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB Nov 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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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD C.

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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 are a comparable age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo portable 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 comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most laptops of this type and age. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops of a comparable type and age to 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

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

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2432329_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon have between one and eight battery cells, including the X1 Carbon which has eight battery cells.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

The cache memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3MB. At 4 megabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly big cache memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Portable PCs of this spec and age have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the bigger processor caches amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of this type and age have display brightnesss of between 20 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m².

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Narrow

The X1 Carbon is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon (only 331 millimeters) amongst portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon have widths of between 38mm and 430mm.

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Light

Across all the comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the X1 Carbon's weight is one of the lightest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the X1 Carbon[pl_2843836_price] (1.3kg), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2907060_price] (1.3kg) both from Lenovo.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] (320GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (1.7GHz).

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon. The speaker power of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon 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 typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively standard battery life 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.

If this medium processor core notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the HP 2570p[plb_3229152_price] (9.3h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the X1 Carbon has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the B50-45[pl_3099410_price] (15.6"), or the G70-70[pl_3375260_price] (17.3") both from Lenovo.

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Specification

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Design
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Market Positioning
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Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
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Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
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Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
3G Standard
2G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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
Supported Instruction Set
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Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
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Energy Star Certified
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Other Features
Intel Virtualization 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

(3)
Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Peter Andersen
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for staff - initial configuration fine.

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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