TOUCH THE LEGEND. First there was the X1 Carbon, with its unprecedentedly rugged carbon-fiber construction raising the bar for Ultrabook quality. It was already ultralight and ultradurable; now...
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The Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch. Most of the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon Touch only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this notebook PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).
Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs
Notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo have an average rating of 79%, which is in the top 56% of all laptop manufacturers that we have analysed.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz. The X1 Carbon Touch has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon Touch has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon Touch is 1.8GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age which do not have a full-size keyboard.
Intel Core I7 Processor Family
The X1 Carbon Touch has a better processor family than most ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Core i3-2xxx.
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Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon Touch, the X1 Carbon Touch has a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago. Most portable PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon Touch.
Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
The X1 Carbon Touch has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 5.8GB.
SSD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. 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.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The maximum turbo frequencies of ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz. The X1 Carbon Touch has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.2 gigahertz) amongst ultrabooks of this age.
L3 Processor Cache
This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The X1 Carbon Touch has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon Touch do not have a touch sensitive screen.
256 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The X1 Carbon Touch is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.
802.11g WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.
Very Big Cache Memory
The cache memory of the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon Touch. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the cache memories range from 2MB to 4MB.
Very Big Megapixel Count
The megapixels counts of laptops of this type and age range from 0.3MP to 1.3MP. With a megapixel count of 1.3 megapixels, the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch's megapixel count is one of the biggest amongst ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch.
Quite Big L3 Cache
Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon Touch the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3.3MB. When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age that we have checked the L3 cache of, the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch's L3 cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.
Quite Big Processor Cache
The average processor cache of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon Touch is 3.3MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the X1 Carbon Touch has one of the bigger processor caches amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.
Quite High Front Camera Resolution
With a front camera resolution of 1.3 megapixels, the X1 Carbon Touch has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon Touch have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 2MP.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This notebook PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as it.
The average weight of laptops that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch is 1.6kg. The X1 Carbon Touch is quite light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch.
At only 311 millimeters, the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch is quite narrow compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years. The average width of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch is 330mm, and the widths range from 280mm to 390mm.
7 Reasons Against
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon Touch have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the X1 Carbon Touch which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.
Quite Short Battery Life
The X1 Carbon Touch has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 6.3 hours) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon Touch have battery lifes of between 3.5h and 18h.
Very Small L2 Cache
The X1 Carbon Touch has one of the smaller L2 caches (only 0.512 megabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The L2 caches of laptops of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon Touch range from 0.51MB to 3MB, and the average L2 cache is 2.4MB.
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed
The memory clock speed of the X1 Carbon Touch of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon Touch. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon Touch the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.
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Only One USB 3.0 Port
Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon Touch have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the X1 Carbon Touch which has one USB 3.0 port.
The heights of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon Touch range from 0.5" to 0.8", and the average height is 0.66". With a height of 0.74 inches, the X1 Carbon Touch is one of the thicker comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.
Very Heavy AC Adapter Weight
The Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch has one of the heaviest AC adapter weights (370 grams) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have AC adapter weights of between 180g and 370g, and the average AC adapter weight is 250g.
3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch
Released Over Three Years Ago
This laptop was released over three years ago.
Average Screen Size
The Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch has a relatively typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon Touch.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon Touch has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon Touch.
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Carbon, Carbon fiber
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Intel QS77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x8, 1x1, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 8
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 400, Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Dolby Home Theater v4
Front Camera Resolution
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 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
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Integrated TV Tuner
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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 Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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 Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium Polymer (LiPo), Polymer
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Weight
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Storage Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Operating Relative Humidity Range
15 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-15 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video