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Lenovo X1 Carbon

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Oct 2015
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Starting at just 2.877 lbs, the new X1 Carbon is the lightest 14" Ultrabook on the planet. And at just 0.70" thin, it's the thinnest ThinkPad ever. The new X1 Carbon now features Samsung PCIe SSD... More
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The X1 Carbon has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average processor clock speed of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The X1 Carbon supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Most comparable spec laptops 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon, the X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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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 are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Eight Battery Cells

The X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon have between two and eight battery cells.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the bigger cache memories amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the bigger processor caches amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The processor caches of laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

Laptops of this spec and age have battery recharge times of between 2h and 23h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.9h. At only 2.3 hours, the X1 Carbon has a quite short battery recharge time compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is one of the lighter notebook PCs of this type and age amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

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Narrow

Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon have widths of between 28mm and 430mm. At only 331 millimeters, the X1 Carbon is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon.

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4 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) 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.

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon. The average speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon is 1.7W, and the speaker power range from 1W to 4W.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The X1 Carbon is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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 Lenovo released the X1 Carbon.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 9.9 hours, the X1 Carbon has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3149778_price] (10.16h and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

The X1 Carbon has a relatively average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo Z50-70[plb_3075592_price] (15.6").

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Average Total Storage Capacity

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

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo B50-80[plb_3339010_price] (500GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
SSD Form Factor
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Maximum Resolution
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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
GPS Function
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
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 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
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Certification
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 20bs002, 20bs002x, a120a7005, 20bs002xu, a120a7005r, 20bs002xus, lenovo 20a7, a120a7005ru, lenovo ddr3, a120a7005ruk, lenovo ddr3l, lenovo 3448c6, lenovo 20bs00, lenovo i74600, lenovo i76500, lenovo i75600, lenovo 3444f8, lenovo i76600, lenovo p229286, lenovo 20a7005, lenovo i76500u, lenovo p233601, lenovo i75600u, lenovo 20bs009, lenovo 20bs003, lenovo 3444f8u, lenovo i76600u, lenovo 20fb005, lenovo 20fb003, lenovo 3448c6u
Barcodes 00190404117548, 00887619553130, 00888440820897, 00888965672438, 00888965676825, 00888965677921, 00888965681058, 00889233209615, 00889800500695, 00889800565977, 00889800566288, 00889800566646, 00889800567063, 00889800567360, 00889955097187, 00889955788092, 08876195531306

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