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This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews
We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo portable PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other brands.
Price Has Dropped by £143.75
In the last month the X1 Carbon has dropped in price by £143.75.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The Lenovo X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo X1 Carbon supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.
Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.
If this Lenovo notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (£1,529.99) (16GB and cheaper).
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SSD Storage Medium
The X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released 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.
This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.
Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.
The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the bigger total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.
We compared this portable PC to all the other 512GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon, the X1 Carbon has a front camera.
It is worth considering other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the Lenovo X1 Carbon.
512 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The X1 Carbon has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon. This portable PC is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop compared to most of the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon which only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of this age and spec.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
Unlike most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen.
Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. The X1 Carbon has a quite big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon.
Quite Bright Display Brightness
With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the X1 Carbon has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average display brightness of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon is 240 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².
With a width of only 331 millimeters, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is quite narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon. Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon have widths of between 38mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.
When compared to other laptops of this spec and age that we have checked, the weight of the Lenovo X1 Carbon of only 1.3 kilograms is one of the lightest. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that is a similar age to the X1 Carbon is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.
There are a number of alternative 1.3kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon.
Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (1.4kg), or the HP Elitebook 820 (1.3kg) which is also cheaper.
6 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon do have a full-size keyboard.
With a screen size of only 14 inches, the X1 Carbon has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".
The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.
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Only Four Battery Cells
The X1 Carbon is a four battery cell count portable PC.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.
Average Battery Life
At 8.6 hours, the X1 Carbon has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 8.6h battery life portable PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon.
If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (£1,529.99) (10h and cheaper).
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon.
If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (£1,529.99) (2GHz and cheaper).
+1 Other reason
Carbon fiber, Carbon
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel QS77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
745, I7-4500U, 450
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
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
Dolby Home Theater v4
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Architecture
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
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)
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Lithium, Polymer
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video