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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB May 2016
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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range.

£266.45 Price Drop

In the last 11 days the X1 Carbon has dropped in price by £266.45.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

Other 2.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at include the HP ZBook 15u G2[plb_2840959_price], or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891832_price] which is cheaper.

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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 most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago 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.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available including the ATIV Book 9[pl_2413902_price], or the ATIV Book 9[pl_2413902_price] both from Samsung which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 5404[plb_2676650_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2719748_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of this age and type. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon processor families range from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon.

We compared all the other laptops with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Elitebook 1040 G2[pl_2951226_price], and the Elitebook 1040 G2[pl_2978297_price] both from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the Acer Aspire VN7-591G[plb_2905411_price].

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the X1 Carbon which has 512 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The X1 Carbon has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon. The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the HP Elitebook 1040 G2[plb_2951226_price] which is cheaper.

Other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2719748_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 5404[plb_2676650_price].

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Eight Battery Cells

The X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count laptop.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

Notebook PCs of this age and type have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite big cache memory 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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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the bigger processor caches amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 3.1MB.

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Very Light

The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the X1 Carbon is one of the lighter medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon amongst notebook PCs of this age.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the HP Elitebook 1040 G2[plb_2978297_price] (1.5kg and cheaper), or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891832_price] (1.5kg and cheaper).

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The X1 Carbon has a quite short battery recharge time (only 2.3 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon. The average battery recharge time of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 3.9h.

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Narrow

With a width of only 331 millimeters, the X1 Carbon is one of the narrower comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The widths of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 28mm to 430mm.

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Very Thin

The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 11mm to 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm. With a height of only 18.46 millimeters, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is one of the thinner medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Pricey

We think this portable PC looks expensive compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type. The price range of notebook PCs of this age and type is from £149 to £3,405.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon do have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Elitebook 1040 G2[pl_2951226_price], or the ZBook 15u G2[pl_2840959_price] both from HP which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon. The average speaker power of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 1.7W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the X1 Carbon over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2413902_price].

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Average Battery Life

At 9.9 hours, the X1 Carbon has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 512GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the HP ZBook 15u G2[plb_2840959_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon.

We compared all the other 14" notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2891832_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Configurable TDP-Down
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Processor Codename
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Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory Clock Speed
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Hard Drive
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Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Camera
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Networking
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WiFi Standard
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Microphone in Port
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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
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Intel Fast Memory Access
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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3 Awards

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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

(8)
Reviewed 27 May 2016 by Stkrup
(Verified Purchase)

Very good laptop, 14" at such small fingerprint, touchpad is fantastic and keyboard is marvellous, highly recommended...

(Verified Purchase)

A very light and well made ultrabook from Lenovo's professional range. I like how compact and small the X1 Carbon v3 is. Keyboard is comfortable, but lacks num-pad which some people may not like,... Read more…

Reviewed 1 March 2016 by The Laughing Mole
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic machine. Have had a long line of Thinkpads from the early 1990s and really missed the red Trackpoint button when I bought a Yoga a couple of years back. Saw this on Amazon at a great... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Mark Twain | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

There are different sellers but model shipped from Amazon itself is the Thinkpad Carbon X1 Gen 3 Model number 20BS-00ADUK. Specifications = i5-5300u, 8Gb RAM (Soldered, not upgradable), 256Gb SSD... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

It's a pleasure to use the X1. Beautiful design... almost like a carbon fibre sculpture. Very happy with the product and specs.

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