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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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16 Reasons For

Four Number of SATA III Connectorss

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon only have between two and three number of SATA III connectorss, however the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has four number of SATA III connectorss.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Four Total Number of SATA Connectorss

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has more total number of SATA connectorss than most of the portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. This Lenovo notebook PC is a four total number of SATA connectors portable PC compared to most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon which only have between two and three total number of SATA connectorss.

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Good Brand

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

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of this type and age the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 2GB to 16GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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SSD Storage Media

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an HDD storage media. 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.

An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage medium across all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon which has eight number of battery cellss.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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Very Light

The average weight of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 2kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the lighter notebook PCs that were released one year ago amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 200 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops that were launched more than a year ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 550GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 1.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the slowest processor frequencys amongst portable PCs of this age. The slowest processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The maximum internal memorys of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the processor boost frequencys range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad X1 Carbon over two years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 8.6 hours, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
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Expert Reviews

(4)
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…

9 March 2015

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22 August 2016

Das Lenovo Thinkpad X1 ist laut Herstelleraussagen das weltweit leichteste 14-Zoll-Ultrabook. Dank starker Hardware und einer hervorragenden Tastatur ist es auch eines der besten Geräte.Seit 2012... Read more…

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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