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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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Give a multimedia presentation on the X1 Carbon without even touching the keyboard! Voice and 10 different hand gestures change the way you interact with your laptop. The unique Adaptive Keyboard... More
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops produced by Lenovo.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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SSD Storage Media

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This laptop has an SSD storage media, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to 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.

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

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also have a front camera.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

When compared to other laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon that we have checked, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon's weight of only 1.3 kilograms is one of the lightest. Notebook PCs of this type and age have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst portable PCs of this age. The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

If this Lenovo notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP 8440p[plb_2912403_price] (250GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average processor frequency of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 2.1GHz.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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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 are a comparable age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively average battery life (max) (8.6 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

Laptops with a longer battery life (max) that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2778550_price] (8.7h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo G500[plb_2580491_price] (6GB and higher rated).

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Average Display Diagonal

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Specification

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Display
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Touchscreen
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LED Backlight
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Built-In Microphone
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Audio System
Camera
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Front Camera
Networking
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Ethernet LAN
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Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
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Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery Life (max)
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Battery Technology
Power
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Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
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Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
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Manual
Certificates
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i54300, lenovo 20a7002, lenovo i54300u, lenovo 20a7002j, lenovo 20a7002ju, lenovo 20a7002jus
Barcodes 00888440144610, 08884401446108

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